Gordon Maluleka of Rhukanani Construction and Projects emerged chairperson of the Bela-Bela Business Forum’s newly elected executive committee. Photo: Lizzy Bapela
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Well-known Bela-Bela businessman Gordon Maluleka was elected chairperson of the Bela-Bela Business Forum.
This happened during a meeting that was held at the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (former Swiss Mission) on Wednesday, 7 June.
The meeting was attended by entrepreneurs from different business enterprises in Bela-Bela. Forum spokesperson Piet Mabusela said the meeting was also meant to relaunch the forum, which had been in existence for a while.
Maluleka is the owner of Rhukanani Construction and Projects, and also owned Zwakala Lounge, which hosted celebrities and DJs including those from Capricorn FM.
He is involved in other business enterprises and also does charity work within and outside his church.
An executive committee to lead the forum was elected during the meeting, where Maluleka emerged as chairperson, deputized by Mmathabiso Maphokga. Gabriel Kutumela emerged secretary of the forum, deputized by Mojalefa Komane. Merriam Sathekge emerged treasurer, with Paul Lubisi and Johannes Manala as additional members, and Mabusela as Public Relations Officer.
Speakers at the meeting came to a consensus that the business community in Bela-Bela is not organised, and do not keep up to date with current affairs.
Maluleka and the entire leadership rallied behind businesses supporting each other in sourcing information relevant to their trade.
They also agreed to help each other in ensuring that all businesses are registered on the central supply database.
“We also need to make sure that we affiliate with the regional, provincial and national business forums, so that our operations can be expanded beyond Bela-Bela,” Maluleka added.
6 months ago 14 June 2017