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CURRICULUM VITAE OF BULELWA BELU-TONI
Executive Director, Ellete Consulting Close Corporation 2007/217636/23
PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
B. Admin (University Western Cape, 1996)
Marketing Management Diploma (University of Port Elizabeth, 1985)
Management Development Diploma (Executive Education, 1995)
Organization Development and Strategic Management Certificate (PACT, 1994)
Xhosa (speak, read, write)
English (speak, read, write)
Afrikaans (speak, read, write)
Zulu (speak, read, write)
PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:
1996 - 2004
Founder & Owner of Masimanyane Management Consultancy CC
2004 - 2012
Director Bergstan SA Consulting and Development Engineers (Pty) Ltd
2012 – current
Director – Ellete Concierge trading as Ellete Consulting
Bulelwa has extensive experience in organization development and management consultancy. She has forteen years experience in providing capacity support to emerging entrepreneurs with business plan preparations, linkages together with sourcing funding for both entrepreneurs and CBO’s to facilitate Economic Development Programmes. Bulelwa emphasizes the Adult and Action Learning Process Consultancy approach and welcome strategic partnerships with a number of other consultants and organizations to promote efficiency and to anticipate capacity issues. She conducts public participation and participative evaluation for a number of organizations, evaluates NGO’s, undertakes project linked surveys, staff training and strategic management workshops, whilst building capacity.
AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL CAPABILITY
Her field of professional expertise includes
• A participatory approach to strategic management
• Organization design, policy development and Programme planning
• Team building, conflict management and resolution
• Staff development, leadership and role definition
• Management and basic financial management training
• Participatory evaluation
• Proposal and business plan writing
• Training on Fundraising techniques.
• Community management and facilitation
• Facilitation of Contractor support program
• Facilitation of Integrated Development Planning public participation process
• Schools Governing Bodies management training
• Linkages of small businesses with financial institutions
Some noteworthy projects she has been involved in include:
• Development of 230 Bed Public Provincial Hospital
• Development of Gugulethu Square Shopping Mall
• Railway Extension Project
• District Six Land Restitution Project
• Violence Through Urban Upgrade Program – Trading Plan Khayelitsha Safe Nodes
• Cape Town Station Revitalization Project and 2010 priority projects.
• Khayelitsha District Hospital Development.
• Housing in general.
• Masiphakameni Municipal Services project.
• Isilimela IDP process in Tygerberg municipality.
• Social Housing Foundation training of trainers.
• LRAD proposal for first time farm owners.
• Kuyasa retrofitting housing project.
• Klipfontein Corridor
• Wetton-Lansdowne Corridor
• Local Industrial Park concept
SELECTED PROJECT EXPERIENCE:
KHAYELITSHA DISTRICT HOSPITAL DEVELOPMENT: 2009 – 2011 R465million
Facilitated in the development of the Steering Committee from the Khayelitsha Business Forum and the Construction Sector. Facilitate the development of the Terms of Reference that will assist the contractor, stakeholders and the client to meet the targets set for empowerment of emerging local sub-contractors, transfer of skills, skills development through training, ensuring that partnerships established between sophisticated and emerging entrepreneurs are not compromising one party from the other. Ensure that the material suppliers are able to benefit from the opportunities created by the client through ring fenced targets. Convene informative meetings, where the local entrepreneurs are assisted to understand the contractor’s requirement before tendering process commences. Information sessions with the primary stakeholders during the implementation of the project and ensuring that vulnerable sectors of the community are included in such a project. Facilitate interaction between local sub-contractors and the selected contractors identified by the main contractor and mediate where the conflict is eminent. Facilitate conflict resolution where there is no meeting of minds during the project implementation.
VPUU (Violence Through Urban Upgrade Program) 2005 – 2009 R150million
Part of the consulting team that conducted feasibility study in some of the crime invested areas of Khayelitsha with the intention to be part of the team of consultants that were introducing infrastructural development that anticipate crime during the planning phase and socio economic programs that will give the perpetrators alternatives to crime activities. Design programs that will rebuild the communities in order to take charge of their destiny and participate actively in rebuilding communities with economic active nodes where entrepreneurship development has a potential to improve lives of individuals, families, especially the youths, provide a safe environment for children that go to schools and after school, providing surveillance throughout the day and night in 4 Safe Nodes that were identified.
Facilitation of planning of Trading Plans with the informal traders of Ntlazane Transport interchange, Kuyasa Transport interchange and Chris Hani Transport Interchange. 2010 - 2011
Convene meetings with the identified stakeholders where propose plans are presented to the various stakeholders and input is solicited. Various input were received directly from the informal traders who were currently trading from the identified spots some had an intention to occupy new spaces as opportunities were arising. Negotiations with traders on themes to be followed for the trading spaces to look attractive. Negotiations with traders on size of the spaces and the price per square metre.
Gugulethu Square Mall Development: 2010 R300million
Facilitated the setting up of the steering committee that was to work with the project team. Facilitated in determining the roles and responsibilities of the Steering Committee.
Facilitated the process of identifying the small contractors to seize opportunities during construction period. Formed part of the technical team that was monitoring the employment of local labor, working closely with the Gugulethu Steering Committee and the Sub-Council Managers with the councilors. Facilitated with the developer the screening of retail space applicants for trading spaces, especially for local traders residing in Gugulethu and the surrounding areas. Facilitated the smooth occupation of the retailers before the official opening of the mall working closely with the client and the developer.
Khayelitsha Railway Extension: 2005 R395 million
Facilitate public participation and mobilize contractors and local labor force in anticipation of work opportunities. Conduct awareness raising on project roll out plan and deal with labor issues during construction phase.
Ward Capacity Building – Sub-Council 9 & 10: 2004
Part of the Facilitating team that facilitated capacity building of ward representatives and councilors of the above-mentioned wards. This was conducted over week-ends and followed up with on –site evaluation and group tasks submitted during workshops for review. This was done for the City of Cape Town where recognition of completion was done through ceremonial certificate awards.
Klipfontein Corridor: 2004 - 2005
Facilitation of public participation for the Dignified Urban Spaces Project (six areas). Also includes facilitation of labour mobilization in line with the Expanded Public Works Programme (new approach for government to promote labour-intensive work). Involves working with the leadership of each community, popularizing designs drafted, interacting with technical teams and giving input and feedback.
Private Agencies Collaborating Together (PACT): 1996 – 1998
The Private Agencies Collaborating Together (PACT) a USA based and International organisation supported by the USAID to strengthen South African NGOs and the SA government of National Unity in the areas of Organisation Development and the promotion of effective governance and strengthening democracy. In this context Masimanyane was contracted to conduct evaluation of NGOs who asked for such support from PACT around South Africa.
Private Agencies Collaborating Together (PACT): 1997
Director of Masimanyane was part of the team appointed to contextualise Organisational Capacity Assessment Tool (OCAT) for South African purposes.
Conducted participative evaluation for a number of organisations including CDC in Plettenberg Bay, Nomzamo in Paarl, Scat & its funded projects etc.
Prepared and presented business plans for the following institutions, Neway Trailers, Western Cape Schools Building Trust, Emthonjeni Caterers, Gugulethu Grave yard Landscapers, Gugulethu Small Farmers Association, Gugulethu Local Industrial Park, Commonage for Khayelitsha small scale farmers.
Social Housing Foundation: 1999 – 2002
Designed and conducted training of trainers for Social Housing Foundation, a government initiative on housing delivery. Conducted training for Provincial and Local Government on understanding the process on setting up Social Housing Associations and facilitated strategic planning for the municipalities in the following areas (Northern Cape, Northern Province, Mpumalanga, Stellenbosch, Tygerberg and Women Leadership in Social Housing)
Conducted a number of workshops on Local Industrial Parks (LIP) concept in Welkom, East London and Cape Town.
Conducted a survey for Tygerberg and Helderberg municipalities.
City of Cape Town: Economic Development & Planning Department 2000 - 2001
Designed and facilitated public participation in budget planning process of Tygerberg Coastal Areas contributing to the IDP process of Tygerberg thereby developing Isilimela Project as a vehicle for IDP in this area.
City of Cape Town: Economic Development & Planning Department 2000
Conducted public participation for the design and development of three informal traders’ stalls in Khayelitsha on behalf of the Tygerberg municipality.
Department of Land Affairs, Western Cape 2002 - 2003
Facilitated development of business plan for the purchase small scale agricultural entity in Malmesbury and presented to the Department of Land Affairs for approval and later approved.
Department of Education, Western Cape 2001
Conducted workshops on basic financial management for school governing bodies of ISLP areas.
Conducted strategic management workshops and after-care for a number of CBOs. 2003
Transnet and Social Housing Foundation 2001 - 2002
Conducted tenant education on alternative housing for Transnet employees in Cape Town together with Social Housing Foundation.
Transnet and Social Housing Foundation 2002
Facilitated mind mapping and strategic alternatives for Transnet tenants in preparation for formation of a Social Housing Association in Prince Albert Municipal District.
Masiphakameni project, City of Cape Town 2002 - 2003
Conducted a perception survey and civic education on municipal services and management thereof in the ISLP areas in partnership with an engineering company on behalf of City of Cape Town.
Part of the team that is developing the Development Framework for Culemborg Precinct, conducting public participation, on behalf of Propnet and Cape Town Unicity.
Conducted strategic planning for the Western Cape office of DPSA.
DICAG: 2001 – 2003
Conducted strategic planning for the National Council of Dicag.
Facilitated leadership training for the newly appointed provincial committees of Dicag and the National Council members.
Assist provincial council members with long term provincial plans whilst building their capacity on management issues.
Department of Land Affairs & community (farmers)
Facilitated the identification of land for Gugulethu group for subsistence agricultural programme, thereby forging links between the Dept of Land Affairs, Dept of Agriculture and City of Cape Town on commonage programme.
Kuyasa Housing Retrofitting 2002 – 2003
Facilitated the pilot project on retrofitting of energy efficient products in Kuyasa housing project in Khayelitsha, in an attempt to participate in reduction of gas emission, a SSN project.
To assist the board in discharging its collective responsibility for corporate governance, several committees have been established.
- Audit Committee
- Finance Committee
- Human & Remuneration Committee
- Marketing & PR Committee
- Evaluation Committee
- Bid & Procurement Committee
- Developments Committee