(A Talk by 
Dr. Mosibudi Mangena 
at the 
Black Management Forum Gala Dinner on 
13 October 2017,
Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand

I have been asked to speak on the theme of your conference, which also doubles as the theme of this Gala Dinner, namely, The South Africa We Deserve. From the letter of invitation, it is clear that the BMF is far from being happy with the South Africa we live in presently; that we deserve better than this; that our levels of poverty are painful and unjustifiable and that we deserve to be better led.

Being a middle income country that we are, generously endowed with mineral wealth as we are, blessed with a geography that allows for different kinds of plant and animal husbandry and blessed with a fairly well-developed road, air, sea, electricity and water infrastructure, as we are, we should not be in this position.

Indeed, we should not be, and all of us should hang our heads in shame. We have failed the vast majority of our people who had thought that their heroic deeds that defeated racist settler-colonialism heralded a new era of hope, opportunities and progress. But alas, 23 years later, we are not even stagnant, we are not marching on the spot, but are in reverse gear towards the abyss and possible ruin. There is consternation on the part of many in the country, some in our midst are scratching their heads, wondering how we arrived at this point.  



The importance of Business Confidence in stimulating Economic Growth - Monale Ratsoma

Let me begin by thanking the Black Management Forum for the invitation to
address its constituency and also greet all in attendance

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Hixonia Nyasulu Speech

Acknowledgements :Trustees of the Lot Ndlovu legacy Trust, family, BMF and hosts Deloitte, honoured guests

If ever there was a time the world needed good leaders, it is now. If ever there was a time the developing world needed good leaders, it is now. And if ever there was a time south africa needed good leaders, it is now. But do we have enough good leaders to go round – to run our countries, our companies, our governments, our civil society organisations?

The answer to that is “yes’, if all we’re looking for are people capable enough to take up leadership positions. But if we’re looking for leaders who embody old-fashioned values of leadership,  viz.


So, what are the leadership imperatives for the world we live in today?


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24 AUGUST 2017


Head of the EU Economic and Trade in South Africa, Massimo De Luca
Counsellors and Secretaries,

Distinguished guests, 
Ladies and gentlemen, good morning.

I would like to thank the European Union mission in South Africa for
inviting us at this important meeting.

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On 31 July 2017,  we hosted the
nd Annual Don Mkhwanazi Memorial Lecture in Durban.

The lecture was delivered by Prof Makgoba
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BMF Gauteng Policy Conference - 19 May 2017

Opening Remarks
Langa Manqele, BMF Gauteng Chairperson

Keynote Address By The President Of The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) And The United Cities And Local Governments (UCLG) Network
Mr Parks Tau

Entry, exclusion and opening up the SA economy
Pamela Mondliwa

Pathways to Economic Growth and Transformation in South Africa
Jabu Mabuza

The Shapes and Shades of Poverty
Pali Lehohla, Statistics South Africa

Trade as a Driver of Structural Transformation for Inclusive Growth in South Africa
Dr. Moses Obinyeluaku

Choices facing South Africa’s Economic Policy in the face of global Secular Stagnation.
Lesiba Mothata, Chief Economist

Infrastructure-led Growth as a Tool for Economic Transformation
Xoliswa Jafta: Senior Economist, Industrial Development Corporation



Lot Ndlovu Memorial Lecture Speech - Dr. Reuel Khoza

Chief Justice Mogoeng's Speech at the Corporate Update Dinner
10 June 2016

Speech by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane on the occasion of the 40 years Anniversary of the Black Management Forum in Woodmead, Gauteng Province, 19 February 2016


Keynote address by the Patron of the TMF, Thabo Mbeki, at the BMF corporate dinner, delivered on his behalf by Professor Barney Pityana, June 11, 2015


Mr Eric Mafuna’s speech delivered during the BMF JHB Branch Induction


Speech by Prof. Nkuhlu at the BMF- Lot Ndlovu Lecture delivered at PWC Sunninghill, Johannesburg,27 August 2015