Doing it all for the love of business with UJ Biz Forum, the Unusual Business Breakfast and DJ Sbu
The University of Johannesburg's focus on giving back is often reflected in our successful alumni. In collaboration with the Sbu Leope Foundation, the UJ Biz Forum brought UJ alumni an Unusual Business Breakfast to remember in March 2015, focusing on the theme The Love of Business.
Hosted by entrepreneur and business coach Eric Mashale, the morning was a chance for UJ alumni to talk business in a casual, relaxed environment. Founder and director of Radipolelo Entrepreneurship Consulting Roche Mamabolo and Vanessa Perumall, Managing Director at JT Communication Solutions, joined keynote speaker Sbusiso Leope (better known as DJ Sbu) as they each shared their take on the morning's topic as everyone relaxed on the Kingsway Campus Grass Area. With an excellent turnout, the guests enjoyed a complimentary breakfast while the speakers shared their knowledge and experience of entrepreneurship as connected to the day's theme. Not only were there fantastic prizes of restaurant and Quatermain hotel vouchers won by some lucky guests, but everyone went home with a goody bag that included the Leadership 2020 book and a Mofaya energy drink.
The Sbu Leope Foundation, or SLEF, is a South African non-profit organization which aims to give disadvantaged learners a boost through educational assistance and motivation. It was founded by DJ Sbu in 2006, and has been hard at work connecting learners with the resources they need to succeed ever since. Over the foundation's nine years of existence, it has awarded 382 bursaries to help talented young people take their studies to the next level. The University of Johannesburg is proud to have some of these students amongst our students and alumni, and to be associated with an organization that is doing such good work in the critically-important sphere of education access.