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Guest speakers 29 July

Dear All. We will have two guest speakers on the 29th of July.

Vuyo Tishane of Ground Movers organised a tree planting initiate on Mandela Day. He was able to mobilise several community-based organisations and non-profit companies to plant, photograph, tag and map 200 fruit trees across Gauteng. This was supported by 10 Million makers, Refilwe Pieterse foundation and Envirocare and Makers Valley Farm with iZindaba Zokudla lending only a little hand. We will welcome Vuyo or a friend to tell us about this initiative!


We will also welcome Mbuso Thabo Thumbathi, CEO Phahlane Agrisolutions and GCEO: Nombuso Communications Group.

Mbuso is a consultant to farmers and is able to help them navigate technology, marketing, inputs and mechanisation, a.o.

Mbuso Thabo Thumbathi is a seasoned business executive with vast experience in Public Relations, History, agriculture, diplomacy and Political economy. He has served in various portfolios in both the public and private sectors. Che had his teeth cut off in the professional world as a journalist. He later moved to the Higher education space where he also occupied various positions from Dictionary writer to Director Marketing and Communication.

I hope to see you all on Saturday 29 July in B3 UJ Soweto 9:00 for 9:30. Please bring an ID document or Passport to gain access to the campus.

Thumbathi serves in various boards and occupies strategic leadership roles where he offers consultancy and advisory services and performs executive leadership functions, He is Currently the CEO of Phahlane Agrisolutions, a consulting and management firm. He is also a commercial farmer and business speaker.


He has interests in asset finance, project finance, development finance, land and market matters, International Relations and Diplomacy. He has developed various works of reference and co-edited a handful of dictionaries. He is a known trailblazer, mover and shaker as well as a land activist.

Thumbathi’s business interests are in Agriculture (Primary, Secondary and Tertiary spheres) covering animals, plants and crops. He has previously held interests in mining, forestry, construction and ICT. He continues to hold sizeable interest in the markets.



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