The speakers at the SME ScaleUp event are all specialists that assist entrepreneurs to improve their business operations.

Each speaker will share strategies and tools to effectively manage various aspects of a business – these affect opportunities to grow a business and create jobs.


dawie Dawie is a B-BBEE & Skills Development specialist and Director at Cores which offers solutions to effectively manage and implement B-BBEE strategies.

Dawie will present on the latest codes, scorecard and verification as well as ownership solutions (that don’t include fronting) .

jason Johan is an LLB/SETA Accredited Assesor at Leeuwner Maritz Attorneys.

He is a Labour Law specialist, with 7 years’ experience in the field and an impeccable reputation. Johan has advised a myriad of listed and multinational companies in all matters relating to Employment Law and his extensive experience in working with Blue Chip companies have led him to litigate and defend matters in the CCMA, Private Arbitrations, Labour Court, Labour Appeal Court, High Court and Supreme Court of Appeal. His experience includes mining sector, finance and banking sector, construction, chemical and retail industries.

busi Busi is the Founder and Director of IST HSE Solutions, a Health, Safety and Wellness consultancy.

She is a Health and Safety Specialist who is passionate about Health and Safety education and has helped more than hundred companies with their safety compliance. These companies have been able to achieve up to 99% of legal safety compliance and growing their productivity levels.

Winner of BBQ Awards 2015 – Best New and Innovative Business Award

tyronne Tyronne is the Director of PheZulu VBO which offers SME’s all of the back office functions required to lead their businesses from conception to success!

With his extensive experience in the SME field, Tyrone has a passion for small business development that has led him to pioneer South Africa’s first Small Business Management franchise.

Tyronne recently teamed up with Thinkroom as a consultant for the Microsoft Biz4Afrika program and he is a mentor at the Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship.

madite Madite is the Enterprise Architect at Legal Attache, a swift and nimble boutique consulting agency highly specialized in the fields of entrepreneurial law and deal facilitation.

Madite will provide a structured guideline for drafting service and supplier agreements, a better understanding of joint venture and collaboration agreements as well as a high level overview of the tender process.

marang Marang is the Founder and Director of Business In Theory which entrepreneurs to formulate growth strategies, focusing on processes and systems.

Marang applies her training in various process and project management methodologies, including SixSigma, Agile and PrinceII to expose opportunities for small businesses to improve their business operations, focusing on improved sustainability and increasing capacity.

Nominee for the ROCCI Lady 2016 Business of The Year Award

charlton-thangalan Charlton joined United Bank in May 1997 as a Consultant and has been in his current role as the ED Provincial manager since 2012.

He brings in excess of 19 years of experience in sales, relationship management, operations management, credit risk management, financial markets and instruments and middle management in the Corporate, Commercial and SME banking segments. He has a BComm degree from the University of Durban Westville and an Honours degree in Business management obtained through Gibs.

Charlton is currently responsible for driving and managing the development and support of entrepreneurs within the Gauteng Province.