Alumni Impumelelo Edition 2

PUBLIC DIALOGUES hosted in the library

Funding for SMMEs addressed through the Richard Maponya Think Tank The Johannesburg Business School in partnership with the UJ Library and the Dr Richard Maponya Institute hosted the annual Think Tank exploring The Science of Funding for SMMEs. This event is one of four main interlinked events for the year aimed at shaping and building the conversation on funding to support SMMEs. Contributions from the

Satellite Cooperation: The Next Frontier of Sino-African Relations? The UJ Confucius Institute recently held a number of seminars in partnership with the Library. During the month of June, Dr Zhu Ming, a Research Fellow of the Centre for West Asian and African Studies of the Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS), Think Tank inform the focus of the Dr Richard Maponya Annual Soweto Conference as well as the annual lecture to be hosted later this year. The panel discussion which was facilitated by Ntsiki Mkhize (former Miss SA Runner-up) included the following: • Vuyo Tofile, CEO of EntBank • Darlene Menzies, CEO of FinFind • Khosi Mvulane, MD at GAD Consulting Services • Jack Stroucken, Consulting, SMME Funding The conversation was very insightful as it unpacked the main funding opportunities available to SMMEs; how funding institutions operate and what they’re looking for and how SMMEs can prepare themselves to be better candidates for funding.

From left: Alrina de Bruyn, Khosi Mvulane, Jack Stroucken, Moipone Molotsi, Roy Maponya, Ntsike Mkhize, Darlene Menzies, and Vuyo Tofile

From left: Dr David Monyae, Dr Zhu Ming, Prof Arthur Mutambara, Prof Esther Akinlabi, Prof Wally Serote and Essop Pahad



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