board of directors for sme

Do you have a business challenge/problem?
– Are you an entrepreneur?
– Do you often find running your business a lonely journey?
– Do you want to grow your business but don’t know how or where to start?
– Do you need advice, mentorship, coaching from experienced entrepreneurs and professional?
– Are you experiencing a business challenge that needs advise?

If your answers to all these questions are in the affirmative, then this program is for you.

The Board will provide advisory based on your query and we will post the Board comments on the internet. The Board will focus on their areas expertise and will provide advise accordingly.

Send your business problem/challenge to the Board and we will provide you with our inputs.

If you want to the Board to look at your query, send an email to and a template will sent to you to complete. The Board will provide with as much valuable advice as possible.

Send your challenge to: provide the information in the following format (maximum 3000 words):
– Business background (nature of the business, product/service you provide, major clients, years in business)
– Brief background of the founder(s) and/or management
– The nature of the challenge/problem you are experiencing

PS: Your challenge/Case Study and the Board suggestions will be posted on line on for others to learn from. If you prefer your name and business name not to be disclosed, we can use fictitious names or any other name of your choice but the case study remains the same.

The program is for entrepreneurs already operating their businesses not in the idea phase.

The Contact Details

The Vuka Board Members

Dr Lucas Moloi
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Junto Group (
Lucas Moloi
Lucas Moloi is businessman, speaker and author. Born in Sebokeng, Dr Moloi is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Junto Group, a young black owned and managed company with interests in Property, Entertainment, Consulting, etc. He has previously worked with Umsobomvu Youth Fund as the quality manager, Eskom as a Quality Advisor and assisted 12 of the 42 Public FET Colleges to be ISO certified and worked with SEDA Technology Programme in assisting SME’s with Quality Management.

Lucas is also author of the book called The everyday battlefield. The book is a compilation of 60 motivational quotes by Lucas Moloi, this inspirational book is a journey that the author and many other people have and still go through with everyday challenges in our lives. Lucas Moloi is the inaugural South African Quality Champion, Author (wordpreneur), Social Entrepreneur and passionate speaker. An assertive business consultant, trainer, and coach who helps business professionals in Assertive Communication Skills, Leadership Skills, Team Skills, Customer Service, Quality Management and Strategy He is available for customised in-house training, tailored keynotes, breakout sessions, boot camps, retreats, coaching, and consulting

Dr Roche Mamabolo
Founder: Lora Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (
Roche Mamabolo
Roche is a managing director of Radipolelo Entrepreneurship Consulting. Roche started his career as an accountant by training, after completing his articles he worked for various consulting companies until he started his own business consultancy in 2006. He is passionate about entrepreneurship development and his experience ranges from entrepreneurship research, training on various entrepreneurship topics, mentorship and coaching, organising and facilitating entrepreneurship seminars. The seminars organised includes business leadership, entrepreneurship, strategy, growth, State of Entrepreneurship in South Africa etc. Roche holds a B.Com Accounting (Honours) degree, Postgraduate Diploma in Taxation, Diploma in Company Law, MBA (Finance) and is currently studying for Phd in Entrepreneurship.

Refentse Shinners
Communications Manager: SAB North Region
Refentse studied Public Relations, and served her internship for a year with the Organ Donor Foundation of South Africa. Upon completing her studies she joined Naspers, one of South Africa’s biggest Media Houses, on a graduate training programme as a Cadet at Woman’s Value Magazine. Post the programme, she was appointed permanently as a Marketing Coordinator for the magazine and later moved to sister publication, Fairlady as Promotions Executive and PR and Promotions Manager respectively.

In 2002 she joined the South African Breweries as Corporate Social Investment (CSI) Coordinator for Egoli Region where she excelled in driving and implementing CSI and Enterprise Development initiatives. That led to her being promoted to Enterprise Development Specialist where she was key in driving SAB’s KickStart programme nationally and was part of the team that initiated and implemented SAB’s first mass scale taverner training initiative – Mahlasedi.

Refentse was appointed to her current role of Corporate Affairs Manager for SAB North Region in September 2007 where she is responsible for the License to Trade mandate for the region. She holds a National Diploma and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations Management from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. She also acquired a certificate in New Venture Creation from the Wits Business School and SAB’s Management Development Programme from the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business. She recently completed the SABMiller Corporate Affairs Programme at the University of Cambridge.

Mr. William Seyama
Founder: eInitiate Integrated Solutions
William is the founder and CEO of eNitiate Integrated Solutions (2008), based in 8 Gembok Lane, Rivonia, Johannesburg. The company’s core service offering include digital marketing strategy development and communication, text marketing activation, online research and analysis, online reputation management and end-2-end online project management

While working at his company, he has executed the following projects:
• Development and management of electronic invitation and RSVP system for South African Sports Awards 2011 for 2 000 delegates in 4 Categories;
• Social network communications for World Aids 2010 South Africa;
• Social network marketing, online research, online management and SMS marketing for Macufe 2009-11;
• Web designs for Premier Classe, C-Squared, Exclusive Management Services, Ziya Group and Mpumalanga, Our Beautiful Province book;
• Webmaster management of Sasria website for 2010-2011
• Text marketing services: Carling Black Label Cup Staff Launch, JoziFM Gospel 2010, 60’s Party 2010, FestThethaFM, JoziFM, NalediFM, VUTFM, AlexFM and Miss Teen Soweto 2010

He has also co-founded 2 startups that are still in incubation: Nuffdotty (2010), an online education information portal; and Diski4Life (2010), an online soccer social outfit. He has ammassed 16 years of classical brand marketing and communications experience, which was gathered while working for SAB Miller (10 yrs), Entyce (4yrs) and Telesure Investments (2 yrs).

Guest Expert Board Member
Depending on the nature of the nature of the query/challenge, an industry expert specific to the nature of the business of the query will be nominated to provide advice.

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