October has been quite the eventful month in the city of Kings and Queens marked with developmental and entrepreneurial events that have been doing well in propelling the young creatives in the city and country at large. The busy month is not yet over which means there is still room for more events and networking. Add to the calendar the Business Breakfast Africa, which is an inaugural continental program which will be replicated across the continent in other cities. Big names are lined for this first edition scheduled for Friday the 27th of October 2017 at the NUST American Space in Bulawayo. Among the panelists will be Lebogang Chaka, CEO and global speaker of Afro Visionary Legacy, and celebrated Forbes Africa journalist Ancillar Mangena.
The ladies will be joined by Minister of Public service, Labour and social welfare Honourable Patrick Zhuwao and a Mandela Washington Fellow, entrepreneur Nkosana George Mazibisa. The theme: entrepreneurship in the new African Narrative: is this the millennial era and African capitalism? seeks to unpack entrepreneurship in the context of eradicating poverty through skilled labour which is relevant to the ever advancing technological landscape. Moving forward, questions like: what does it mean for an ordinary African youth, What are the best practices so far in terms of employment creation in Africa, Can Africa fund Africa in terms of youth led business incubation instead of strongly relying on western institutions, What are Investment opportunities for young entrepreneurs in their respective country, Does pan Africanism extend to business without creating elitism, Beyond borders what can be achieved to strengthen regional integration among young business people? need to be addressed.
What sets this Breakfast discussion apart from the rest is its focus on young people who form the mainstream of the population and fall within the working force age, though largely not involved in the economy. Above all, the very event is organised by young people who themselves are in the demographics of their target audience and the narrative in question.
African entrepreneurship is not about self-enrichment, but, it is about lifting Africans out of poverty
– Lebogang Chaka
Last week Lebogang Chaka was in Nigeria as part of the leadership with Aliko Dangote (Africa ‘s richest man), Gervais Djondo co-founder of Eco-bank and former president Thabo Mbeki to launch Afro-Champions Initiatives that will see Pan African businesses move towards global giant’s whiles eradicating poverty and underdevelopment in the continent. Her consulting and speaking career has seen her on platforms in Dubai, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Ghana, Zambia and United States (and we are finally adding Zimbabwe). She has featured on various media platforms such Forbes Women Magazine.
Conversely, Ancillar Mangena won the Sanlam Excellence in Financial Journalism Africa Growth story award in 2015. Last year, she won the CNN Multi-Choice Young Journalist of the Year Award, and was a finalist for the Foreign Press Association Young Journalist of the Year award. She is also nominated for the Intombie Young Women In Business Awards. In addition to her work at FORBES AFRICA, Ancillar co-hosts, Business Tonight, a show on CNBC Africa, a business news channel. Ancillar is also the author of the coveted FORBES AFRICA 30 under 30 list.
Business Breakfast Africa is a convergence zone for great minds to discuss and reshape the African narrative
– Nkosana Mazibisa, one of the organisers & speakers.
On arrival in Bulawayo, the panelists will tour industries in Bulawayo and cultural centres, visit communities and engage with vocational training centres. On Friday, the panelists will host the business breakfast at NUST American space, an event open to young entrepreneurs who should register prior. The event will be live streamed across the continent through social media platforms.
To register visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/business-breakfast-africa-zw-tickets-39165633464 or RSVP Dr. Ayanda Keswa on +263 774 338 422.