NAFCOC recognises and appreciates the calibre of Black Excellent Leadership that has been a catalyst for change and progressive agendas that have benefited and touched many lives.
As NAFCOC grows and flies the flag of Black Excellence in business ,we continue to Rise In Faith without ever forgetting to award and recognise Leaders who have given us inspiration and the will to continue to seek Excellence.
That is what the “Black Excellence Recognised” series is about. To memorialize those who have and still serve and lead , inspite of the odds.
Ms. NOLITHA FAKUDE
National African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NAFCOC) and the South African Mining Chamber ( SAMEC) congratulates and recognises Black Excellence that is Ms.Nolitha Fakude for her appointment as President of the South African Mining Council .Ms.Nolitha Fakude the first woman President to lead the council is no stranger to breaking barriers and glass ceilings in her career , her excellence history spans from many years of appointments on boards and leadership, being elected the first woman President of Black Management Forum , the Chairperson of Sasol Mining Holdings just to name a few.
Mr. PATRICE MOTSEPE
It is with great pride that NAFCOC congratulates and recognizes Black Excellence in Patrice Tlhopane Motsepe who was elected unopposed as 7th President of the Confederation of African Football ( CAF) on the 12th of March 2021 .We can proudly beat our chests with pride as we have firsthand experience in witnessing the diligence and excellence at which he served as the National President of NAFCOC from 2002 to 2006 and the Founder and Chairman of African Rainbow Minerals. He became the first black African on the Forbes list. In 2016, he launched a new private equity firm, African Rainbow Capital, focused on investing in Africa.
Motsepe also has a stake in Sanlam, a listed financial services firm, and is the president and owner of the Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club ( since 2003).In 1994, he became the first black partner at law firm Bowman Gilfillan in Johannesburg, and then started a mining services contracting business.In 1997, he bought low-producing gold mine shafts and later turned them profitable.
DR. NGOZI OKONJO - IWEALA
tNAFCOC congratulates Dr. Ngozi Okonjo – Iweala as she takes over the role as Director -General of World Trade Organisation. Dr Okonjo – Iweala has become the first woman in over 25 years and the first African to be chosen as Director-General. She is Nigeria’s former Finance Minister , economist and international development expert who was a former Managing Director of the World Bank, she has chaired the board of Gavi, the vaccine alliance amongst her many roles. With her unique African cultural perspective and deep understanding of the international community, we believe she will bring value and experience and inject new life into the global trading system after the setbacks it suffered from the COVID-19 pandemic and her multinational credentials to address global divisions in broad and innovative ways.
DR. REUEL KHOZA
NAFCOC Recognises Black Excellence in Dr.Reuel Khoza, President of the IoDSA and Chairman of PIC (Public Investment Corporation)He is also the author of Attuned Leadership, Let Africa Lead and The African in My Dream.
MR. ZOLANI MATTHEWS
NAFCOC congratulates and expresses its full support and confidence in the newly appointed PRASA CEO Mr.Zolani Matthews