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Zandile Nyawo

Regional Manager, Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SEFA)

Zandile Nyawo: As the Regional Manager of sefa (Small Enterprise Finance Agency) Western Cape, which offers funding to SMMEs and Cooperatives. Zandile takes pride in ensuring that the service offering of her Institution are marketed widely within the Western Cape. She joined the sefa team in 2015 and prior to this she was heading up the ABSA Enterprise Business banking in the City and Seaboard. Her 10 years’ experience in business banking spreads from Human Resource, Client Service, Operations, Sales and Credit Lending. Over the years she received mentorship and was exposed to networking, new business acquisition and development finance for Small to Medium sized businesses. 

Leading, learning and sharing remain her key priorities in addition to being a wife and a mother of 2 boys. She holds a Post Grad in Leadership with University of Stellenbosch Business School, B Com degree from University of Western Cape, Project Management certificate and is currently busy with ND Risk Management at UNISA. Provincially she sits in a number of Committees of various lending institutions and participated other SMME initiatives like the Seda’s National Gazelles Programme, and works closely with a number of Business Incubators. “I love business and there is nothing more humbling to me than to see our entrepreneurs prosper, if I cannot help, I will at least refer you to some institution that might”.