08am - 09am : Registration, Tea & Coffee

09am - 09:05am : Welcome by Programme Director - Sarah Mokwebo

09:05am - 09:15am : Organizer’s Welcome Address - Gerald Ndlovu: Founder and Executive Black Suppliers (Pty) Ltd

Sponsor's Message: Vanessa Perfect: COO – Transcend Property Fund

09:30am - 10:15am : Analysing the Current Status of the Construction Industry - Video Clip Analysis by a Business Expert
Audience Participation

11h30am – 11h45am : What Does Government Have to Say? Tasneem Motara: MEC for Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development

11:45am - 12:15pm : Tea Break

11h45 – 12h45 : Strategies to Deal With The “Construction Mafia” Phenomenon : SAFCEC – video clip
Black Suppliers (Pty) Ltd – video clip
Audience Participation

12h45 – 13h30 : Lunch & Networking

13h30 – 14h30 : PANEL DISCUSSION: BBBEE In The Construction Industry
Thabo Masombuka: CEO for Construction Charter Council
Hardin Ratshisusu: Deputy Commissioner for the Competition Commission

14h30 – 15h15 : PANEL DISCUSSION: PANEL DISCUSSION: Training and Development for Emerging Contractors and Start-ups
Machaka Mosehana: Acting Director at UJ Centre for Entrepreneurship
Gerald Ndlovu: Founder and Executive for Black Suppliers (Pty) Ltd

15h15 – 15h30 : Closing Remarks by organizer - Gerald Ndlovu : Founder & Executive Director - Black Suppliers(Pty)Ltd


Hardin Ratshisusu

Hardin is the Deputy Commissioner of the Competition Commission of South Africa appointed by the Minister of Economic Development in 2016. He has worked in the regulatory field with over 10 years’ experience in the competition regulatory environment in both the public and private sector. He has worked on cases in a number of industries including communications, broadcasting, mining, chemicals, retailing, property, healthcare and food. In his role as Deputy Commissioner, he is responsible for oversight over the Commission’s investigative and enforcement activities. He also actively participates in international platforms such as OECD, BRICS, UNCTAD and African Competition Forum, and has also occasionally published papers in local academic journals.He holds a BCom (Hons-Economics) from the University of Venda, MCom (Economics) from the University of Witwatersrand and MBL from the University of South Africa.


Mr Masombuka is the CEO for the Construction Sector Charter Council (CSCC). He is an attorney by profession with over 10 years of financial regulatory compliance and empowerment advisory experience. Before taking up the role at the CSCC, Thabo was the Director of sector charters and partnerships at the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).


Ms. Tasneem Motara is the Gauteng Member of Executive Committee for Infrastructure Development and Property Management. She is also a member of the Provincial Executive Committee of the African National Congress. Ms. Motara served as a Member of Parliament in the 5th Administration, having served in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) representing Gauteng as a Provincial Whip. Her responsibility as an MP was to liaise between the Gauteng Provincial Legislature and Parliament, as well as lead the Provincial delegation of Permanent Delegates. She also served in various roles as a Whip in the multi-party caucus, as well as Whip of both Select Committees on Finance and Appropriations.