Individual Membership Benefits (Below benefits are relevant to all membership types)
  • Individual members, including Student Chapters and Young Professionals, are prepared and equipped to play an effective managerial leadership role in business
  • Access to developmental and training programmes at preferential rates
  • Members are kept abreast of management leadership developments through various channels
  • Members are advised on specific strategies and approaches to adopt in tackling the many work-place challenges
  • Information on job and career opportunities is provided to members
  • Opportunity to attend regular branch networking forums with renowned and topical speakers
  • Accelerated career development through mentoring by other members who are experts in your market/industry
  • Opportunities to mentor others as well as to be mentored
  • Attendance of BMF conferences and seminars at reduced rates
  • A complimentary copy of the BMF quarterly publication - African Leader

Individual Membership Opportunities
  • Participate in seminars and workshops on key socio-economic issues
  • Develop and hone your leadership skills by contributing to branch and provincial management structures
  • Represent BMF at various external bodies

Individual Membership

Ordinary Membership

As a leading managerial and thought-leadership organisation, the BMF is non-racial and non-discriminatory, welcoming individuals from all races and managerial disciplines who echo its values and principles. Individual membership focuses on advising members on specific strategies and approaches to adopt in tackling the many workplace challenges, while offering the opportunity to attend various networking forums and programmes that focus on evoking thought-leadership, advancing managerial leadership development and socio-economic transformation.

  • Individuals are to be a person of management or aspiring managers in their respective industry/company.
  • Minimum 2 year working experience
  • Level of managerial status is not relevant
  • Need to subscribe to the values of the BMF
  • Annual Membership fee: R747.50 (VAT inclusive)
Young Professional

The Young Professional structure caters for post-tertiary individuals and up to the age of 35. The BMF strives to prepare aspiring managers and entrepreneurs to become fully-fledged managers in the challenging South African workspace through various programs and workshops. The BMF offers the Young Professional Development Program, which provides the necessary guidance, and training required by young professionals to ensure they are well prepared and equipped to play an effective managerial leadership role within any organisation. Members are presented with the opportunity for personal and professional development and networking prospects.

  • Individuals need to be a varsity or tertiary education graduate
  • Under the age of 36
  • Subscribe to the values of the BMF
  • Annual Membership fee: R747.50 (VAT inclusive)
Student Chapter

The BMF Student Chapter (BMFsc) embodies the BMF mandate of “Developing Managerial Leadership,” most specifically amongst the youth who are a focal point to steer socio-economic transformation. The student chapter endeavours to support aspirant business managers and leaders, providing them with the necessary tools to develop managerial skills while educating them on socio-economic transformation and approaches to handle such challenges.

  • Individuals are to be in the process of furthering their education at a registered institution of higher learning
  • Need to subscribe to the values of the BMF

Corporate Membership

The Corporate Membership structure allows for the BMF to look at the structure of corporates, advising accordingly on structural practises that talk to socio-economic transformation within organisations. The forum ensures the company structure follows processes that are reflective of the demographics and values of South Africa and the wider society.

The BMF further assists with corporate head-hunting - allowing companies to reach out to the BMF when looking for a suitable candidate, while ensuring corporates adhere to Employment Equity and BEE legislative requirements.

  • Is a registered company/organisation
  • Company has to subscribe to the values of the BMF Foundation
  • Annual Membership fee: R115 000 (VAT inclusive)
Corporate membership benefits & services
  • Appoint 10 representatives from the company to benefit from individual membership.
  • Partnership with an organisation that is dedicated to the development of managerial leadership and which is at the forefront of advancing socio-economic transformation.
  • Partner with the BMF in projects and programs that are of strategic importance to the BMF.
  • Access to seasoned black executives through the BMF Speakers Bureau at a discounted fee.
  • An opportunity to employ best suited candidates from the pool of BMF professionals through the BMF leadership search.
  • An opportunity to assist your company on transformation matters through the BMF advisory services.
  • An opportunity to engage with other corporate members on issues of leadership, transformation and empowerment through BMF's stakeholder engagement.
  • An opportunity to display your company logo on the BMF website.
  • Participate in a variety of events and forums and create strategic and highly effective networks that include top politicians, government officials, senior business executives and key business associates. Among these events are: 
  • - Quarterly Executive Breakfast
    - Corporate Update Gala Dinner
    - Annual Conference
    - Conversations with CEOs
    - Achievement Awards Gala Dinner
    - The Lot Maduke Ndlovu Golf Day
    - The Lot Maduke Ndlovu Annual Memorial Lecture

  • Complimentary African leader magazines, a BMF publication released bi-annually.
  • An opportunity to profile your company’s transformation initiatives in the African Leader Magazine.
  • An opportunity to purchase BMF branded corporate merchandise at a discounted rate. 
  • Corporate Membership certificate (optional).
  • A complimentary table to either the Corporate Update Dinner or the Annual Achievement awards.
  • 10 Complimentary tickets to the annual conference.

  • BEE research, monitoring and advisory
  • Organizational Transformation
  • Employment Equity Advisory
  • Management and Leadership Development
  • Corporate Governance and Business Ethics training workshops
  • Facilitation in developing B-BBEE ownership structures and Enterprise & Supplier Development Programmes
  • Provision of advisory on transformative policies such as Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment, Employment Equity and Affirmative Action.

For Corporate Membership, please contact:
Philippe Bakahoukoutela
Head of Marketing and Operations
011 784 4407

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