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MEDIA ADVISORY - For Immediate Release

Cape Town, 05 April 2022- The Black Management Forum Western Cape recently celebrated its Black Excellence Awards at a gala dinner at Cape Town's Table Bay Hotel. The annual Black Excellence Awards are intended to inspire both corporate and individual members of the Forum to expand their horizons and strive for excellence in their spheres. 

At the event, the following trailblazing individuals were recognized for excelling in their areas of expertise:

1. Esteemed thought leader, businessman, and change agent of transformation Dr. Ruel Khoza was awarded the Life Time Achievement Award. 

2. Ms. Nokuzola Malgas was the first recipient of the newly introduced awarded social Impact Award

3. CEO of the Spade Hotel Ms. Annette Skaap was awarded the SME award. The spade hotel is Khayelitsha's first four-star hotel.

4. Mergence Investment Manager received the Company of the year Award

5. Mr. Derrick Dondashe was awarded the Young professionals Award

6. Ms. Nana Phiri clinched  the Manager of the Year Award and,

7. Masimo Magerman was awarded the Business Personality of the Year Award

Mr. Loyiso Ngqwemla, CEO of the Black Management Forum (BMF) concluded the gala awards function with words of gratitude by saying, "We would like to take this opportunity to thank the sponsors for their unwavering commitment and support to empowerment, ethical leadership, and transformation". Furthermore, the CEO said, "Our sincerest congratulations go to all the 2022 BEA winners and to the BMF members for their hard work and contribution to making the event a success  as a return to a new norm in our workplaces and businesses."

Having received positive feedback from the gala award event, the Black Management Forum (BMF) commits itself to keep improving as they work together in unity to rebuild the nation. The organization also looks forward to engaging the winners as mentors and collaboration partners for the student chapter and young professionals within the organization.

Media Enquiries: 

Nonhlanhla Mokoena at Tishala Communications - 076 196 6215


About the Black Management Forum 

The Black Management Forum (BMF) is a non-racial, non-partisan and non-sexist organization, focusing on the development of managerial leadership and the creation of managerial structures that are reflective of the demographics and values of the broader South African society.

The BMF strives to provide its members with access to the necessary tools to develop managerial and leadership skills through workshops, conferences, and programs. We are positioned as a thought-leader by contributing to the public and producing solutions for the problems faced in South Africa. Our goal is to advocate for transformation in the social and socio-economic sphere and this includes lobbying for legislation that seeks to change the economic outlook in corporate South Africa and the broader society.

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