Mr. Dumisani Mpafa
Stakeholder Relations / Management
Black Economic Empowerment Verification Agency t/a
Dumisani is a former Executive Director at GreenDex, a specialist online Green Store retailing that also offers green consulting and advise ranging from Green Star Rating, Energy Audits, carbon foot-printing, etc. website www.greendex.co.za
Dumisani is a CEO at BLSA Connect, BLSA Connect is a is about integrating Black-owned Suppliers in the value chain of Corporate SA including Procurement, distribution and sales. This is achieved through an Online Trading Platform (OTP) and capacity and/or competency development of Black-owned Service Providers using the Enterprise Development and Supplier Development interventions. The ultimate idea is to create sustainable & thriving suppliers that are globally competitive and that create employment.
He is an MBA graduate, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Strategy and Administration, with a passion for small business development. He is also a founding member of SMME Business Solutions, a business development service provider.
Dumisani is also a Green Star Accredited Professional and thus have a detailed understanding of the Green Star SA rating system and have the skills and know-how to apply the rating tools to multiple projects. He is also a Qualified Energy Auditor and has received multiple training in the green energy space including a three-week intensive training in the USA.
Dumisani is also a founding Member of BEEVER Agency, a specialist in B-BBEE fully accredited by SANAS. He has been in the B-BBEE verification space since 2005 and has performed multiple verifications over the years including listed companies and various state-owned companies.
He is a former Board Member and Deputy President of the Black Management Forum (BMF) and chaired the Policy and Research Committee of the BMF nationally. He’s also a former member of the National Office Bearers and Head of Policy at the Black Business Council.
Mrs. Monica Molise
ABP Deputy Chairperson
PR & Marketing
Thriving Dirang (Pty) Ltd
CEO and Founder of Dirang Economic Empowerment Professionals; Trustee at Attacq Foundation
University of South Africa/Universiteit van Suid-Afrika, Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Skilled in Negotiation, Legal Writing, Employment Contracts, Criminal Law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution, as well as an expert in B-BBEE, HR and related legislation. Strong business development professional with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) focused in Law
Mrs. Faith Ngwenya
ABP Director, Finance, Governance and Resourcing
South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA)
Faith’s employment career spans 8 years in Commerce and industry, 15 years of lecturing and currently the Technical & Standards Executive of the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA).
Faith holds a Masters in Accountancy degree from the University of Natal in 2003. Faith is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA), Chartered Secretary and a Professional Accountant (SA).
Her current position involves among other things, providing technical support to Professional Accountants; making comments on proposed new or amendment to legislation and accounting standards. Lobbying with government on behalf of Professional Accountants and the Small and Medium sized Entities. She represents SAIPA at various international and national stakeholder meetings such as International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) Small and Medium sized Practitioners, Edinburgh Group; South African Revenue Services (SARS); Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission (CIPC), Accounting Standards Board (ASB) and various others and Faith is a Member of the Institute of Directors (IoDSA)
Ms. René Howlett
ABP Director, Membership Development
Engeli Enterprise Development (Pty) Ltd
René has numerous years working in various industries from Agriculture, Manufacturing, Public Works, Corporate and Construction before entering the B-BBEE Industry. Through this experience, this has given René the insight needed provide holistic and cost-effective bespoke B-BBEE solutions to her clients.
With over 10 years B-BBEE experience starting with compilation of documentation for verification, moving onto B-BBEE verification at a SANAS Accredited B-BBEE Verification Agency where she was a Senior Analyst and then a Technical Signatory she is now a Senior Transformation Specialist at Engeli Enterprise Development. Her consultancy work requires her to devise complex strategies for her clients, assist with the implementation and lead the Compilation of Information and Audit process.
René has been a Member of ABP for numerous years and in addition to being a Board Members, is also part of the ABP COVID-19 Emergency Committee. She was also part of the inaugural group to be honoured with the Economic Empowerment Practitioner title. With a passion for Transformation and development, Rene obtained her B-BBEE MDP in 2015. In addition to this, she is also a registered SDF and a seasoned Employment Equity Practitioner.
With a strong and hard work ethic, René is passionate about helping others, spending time with her family and spending as much time on her Mountain Bike as possible!
Rene’s personal mantra is
“Success is not a qualification, but rather the outcome of seizing opportunities presented.”
Professional membership / Recognition
ABP Member – Appointed Board member 26 August 2020 and COVID-19 Emergency Committee Member
ABP EEP Designation
Commissioner of Oaths
Mrs. Nishi Singh
ABP Director, Professionalization, Training and Discipline
NSP Consultants (Pty) Ltd
Nishi has a wealth of business experiences spanning nearly 20 years. Her core area of expertise includes strategic turnaround solutions and effective systems thinking management, which she has successfully applied in various business sectors including security and property management.
She lists further among her key service offerings comprehensive B-BBEE portfolio management and is skilled at all elements to provide targeted guidance and planning implementation, having assisted national companies improve their levels.
Nishi has an acute ability to negotiate and boasts a track record of achieving best results for both parties in each instance.
She is passionate about empowering women in business and SMMEs and serves as mentor on various platforms.
Mr. Tebogo Morare
ABP Director, Accreditation, Technical, Regulatory and Legal
Siyandisa Verification Solutions (Pty) Ltd
Chief Executive Officer – MNP Transformation
Director – Siyandisa Verification Solutions
Tebogo is a Director & Shareholder at Siyandisa. He holds a National Diploma in Internal Auditing & has received training & certification under the UNISA B-BBEE MDP course NQF Level 7 (With Distinction).
Tebogo has been in the B-BBEE verification industry since 2006 & has occupied senior positions in verification companies as Senior/Lead analyst & Technical Signatory. At his previous company, Tebogo was a member of the Verification Committee responsible for making verification decisions.
Tebogo’s industry contributions include being appointed as a Consultant responsible for the re-alignment of the B-BBEE Construction Sector Codes. He is also a member of Association of BEE Professionals (ABP) previously known as ABVA.
He has worked on significant accounts which include: MTN, MacSteel SA & the Aveng Group to name but a few & he was a Lead Analyst in these accounts.
Previous Positions (resigned):
Lead Analyst – Verify Solutions
Verification Manager and Technical Signatory – EmpowerLogic
Dr. Sydwell Shikweni
ABP Director, Transformation (ABP Member focus)
|Transformation Director at Merchants – Dimension Data
I am an advocate for social transformation, and I drive transformation journey for Merchants SA. Part-time faculty membership-Unisa Business School /TUT Business School
University of Johannesburg, PhD – Leadership in Performance and Change, Organizational Leadership
Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL), Master of Business Leadership – MBL, Business Leadership
University of the Free State, Master of Arts – Higher Education and Training, Workforce Development and Training
University of Limpopo – Turfloop, Bachelor of Administration Honours / Degree, Public Administration / Industrial Psychology
Mr. Israel Noko
ABP Director assisting the Technical Portfolio
NPI Governance Consulting (Pty) Ltd
|CEO at NPI Governance Consulting, (LL.B) (PGCert Governance Law) (M.Inst.D)
Passionate about Equitable Growth in Africa, Economic Transformation & Reforms and engaging with foreign investors looking at coming in Africa. Worked with over 125 multinationals, listed companies, state-owned companies and NGOs. In addition, works with several financial institutions keeping them abreast of innovative business models in developmental finance (i.e. in housing, SME development, education).Have been involved in Renewable Energy, with specific area in the Economic Development & BEE compliancy. Have an in-depth knowledge of Bid submission compliancy with government.
Specialties: Black Economic Empowerment, Economic Development Consulting & Advisory, Development finance, Market penetration into South Africa and Canada, Business Development Strategies (sales & marketing). Advisory and Consulting on Black Economic Empowerment.
NPI Capital Partners is the Private Equity Fund Manager of choice for founder-owned businesses across South Africa in variety of diverse industry. Our sustainable approach to value creation has led to substantial EBITDA growth across our portfolio companies. We seek to partner in founder-led businesses where we can drive growth by adding talent, professionalizing processes, investing in infrastructure, and identifying expansion opportunities.