Johannesburg, South Africa: 24 May 2019

The Black Management Forum (BMF) joins the business community in heartily congratulating Ms. Shirley Machaba on her appointment as the first African woman Chief Executive Officer of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Southern Africa. Ms Machaba’s extensive background and experience in the industry and more so within PwC positioned her as the best choice for the role.

The BMF applauds Ms Machaba on this achievement and acknowledges her role in advancing the values and ethos of the BMF and we are proud to be associated with her. This is a reassuring step forward for South Africa’s transformation agenda and is a significant bolster for increased black women participation in the executive circles of corporate South Africa. It is also a positive display of the availability of qualified black executives who are competent to run high asset value companies.

The BMF urges all South African corporates to continue taking such positive action regarding transformation, and particularly gender transformation.

As the BMF, we are fully supportive of Ms Machaba and believe that with her sterling track record she will continue to excel in this new position and continue to champion for transformation in her new role.


 About the Black Management Forum

The Black Management Forum (the BMF) has been in existence for 42 years. It is a thought-leadership organisation with the main purpose of influencing socio-economic transformation in our country, in pursuit of socio-economic justice, fairness and equity. The BMF stands for the development and empowerment of managerial leadership and the creation of managerial structures and processes that reflect the demographics and values of the wider society.

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