Lebo Gunguluza, Entreprenuer, Strategist and Motivational Speaker – “The Breakthrough Entrepreneur”
Mr. Lebo Gunguluza joined the professional speaking fraternity in August 2011, by December 2011 he was chosen as one of the Top 3 new motivational speakers of 2011 in South Africa by a leading speaker bureau. Well Done Mr. Lebo Gunguluza!!!
At the age of 27, he became one of South Africa’s youngest self-made black millionaires, without any funding or tenders from government, and over the years he built a mulitmillion rand empire where he had to overcome tremendous odds on his entreprenuerial journey.
He is one of the key founders of the South African Black Entrepreneurs Forum to address issues facing black entreprenuers in South Africa. Gunguluza adapted the title of “‘The Ültimate Breakthrough Entrepreneur” and was awarded with the “Africa Heritage Youth Entrepreneur Award” five years later. He also became a resident millionaire entrepreneur on a youth TV programme called “Take 5”, where he guided, motivated and inspired aspiring youth entrepreneurs who are starting or running their own businesses. He was recently honoured by the Millionaires Club with the Leadership Award in May 2010, and also received the Bethesda Business Award for his contribution to the development of Entreprenuership in South Africa.He is the Founder and Group Chairman of the Gem (Gunguluza Enterprises and Media) Group establlished in 2002, an intergrated media and hospitality group with interests in companies that serve in the media, communications, hospitality and IT spheres.
Mr. Lebo Gunguluza, the President of SABEF, has an extensive experience in communication and media having consulted as National Director of Media Communications for membership-driven organisations such as Nafcoc and the Institute for Local Government Management. Mr. Gunguluza’s career started at SABC where he was responsible of promoting the African Language stations, and later Metro FM. He then left for a broadcasting course in the US, and came back to join Herdbouys Advertising. That is where he gained strong understanding of the media and advertising business. His journey as an entreprenuer started in entertainment through his first company Gunguluza Entertainment and later refocused his businesses towards corporate communication and media spaces.
He then later founded the Gem Group which has diversified to various portfolios within the media, leisure and hospitality space which include publishing, television, media technology, restaurants, hotels and resort properties. He is also the Chairman and Principal Consultant of the Local Government Business Network (LGBN). Having an interest in Uhuru Communications, has had him oversee the Commercial Direction of Uhuru Publishing, which publishes Sawubona – SAA’s inflight publication, Metro Live – Metro FM’s new publication, Municipal Focus and So Joburg amongst other publications.
He further acquired an interest in Star Hero Communications, a specialist tabloid newspaper publishing house which publishes Kasi Times, The Red Carpet and the Career Developer, where he is currently the Chairman. He is also Chairman of Izani Speakers, South Africa’s leading wholly black owned speaker bureau, which also plays a major role of motivating high risk/school dropout youth in the townships. He is partner at Pastrascor, South Africa’s leading passenger transportation company that provides and manages any kind of passenger trasnportation logistics and servicesn, from providing Air Charters, Yachts, Armoured and Luxury Vehicles to both government and private sector.
He also Chairman of U-move, South Africa’s leading fully black owned and managed Car Rental company, with a breakthrough car rental proposition that does not require a credit car from customers, to cater for the majority of South Africans.
He also drives Izani Media and Hotels, which activates and provides specialised solutions to media and hotel owners, as well as Izani Travel, which provides and manages travel solutions, hospitality and holiday packages for corporate, government and high-end consumers.
Lamar Walter Think Success Daily