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BKCOB | Le Duke Lifestyle host first Business Leaders Growth Forum in East London

On Friday the 16th of March, Le Duke Lifestyle held their first event of the year which was an inspirational event to have participated in.

The event was refreshing and mind-blowing, with speakers from different walks of life and different business sectors. The event looked at young and upcoming entrepreneurs in East London and essentially gave a perspective of how young entrepreneurs should be thinking and leading.

The event had three speakers and they were; Dr Rolene Wagner the CEO of Frere Hospital, Luthando Bara the executive chair of the Vula Group and Vusi Thembekwayo who was the keynote speaker.

One of the speakers, Mr Luthando Bara, emphasised to the public that networks have a positive influence on the business side as they open doors for many opportunities.  So, individuals have to investigate and participate in Networks as they will be creating employment for the unemployed.

“ One must know these simple things when starting a business, their intentions, their target market, the quality they are going to produce and the number of members they wish to have in their organization”, said Bara.

The keynote speaker of the event, Vusi Thembekwayo who is well-known all over the country and the world, told the public that when one puts the time in their work, everything will work out. He later pointed out on the six points of scale that he uses which are:

  • Build on philosophy
  • Ask Questions
  • Reward Potential
  • Ruthless Truth
  • Be the best and not the biggest
  • Encourage friction

The whole aim of the event was to build the entrepreneurs in the East London region and Le Duke Lifestyle succeeded in that and left people awed for another exciting Business Forum in the City.

The event was made possible by SEDA, BMW, Buffalo City Municipality, Remy Marty, Premier Hotel and the Border Kei Chamber of Business.

Written by: Asavela Fekema
Communications Intern
Border-Kei Chamber of Business