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My Name: Gaba Tabane

My Address: 34 Laddier Street, The Reeds, Centurion, 0158

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To find a fulfilling career that makes the best use of my skills.


1. Managing Director - Black Management Forum (1 August 2009 to September 2010)
         Implement the strategic direction of the Board of Directors;
         Represent the BMF as Director in the Boards of its Subsidiary Companies;
         Roll out the Transformation Services competency of the Board with focus on:
                 o    Skills Development; Employment Equity; Ownership; Enterprise
                       Development; Preferential Procurement and Management control
       Re-establish the Recruitment competency under the “People Search” subsidiary;
      Ensure that the mentorship programme of the BMF is made Programmatic ;
      Re-establish the research competency of the BMF with key stakeholders;
      Lead the financial sustainability efforts of the BMF;
      Service the membership with improved value propositions
2. Chief Executive Officer - Invest North West (May 2003 to July 2009)
  • Provide general strategic direction to the company;
  • Develop an investment attraction and trade promotion strategy of the North West province;
  • Establish investment trade partnerships with businesses in partner countries of South Africa;
  • Develop a Special Purpose Vehicle to operationalise the Economic Development and Industrialisation strategy of the North West province;
  • Host business mission coming to the North West province and participate in outbound business and economic missions of the country and the province
3. Strategy Consultant - Accenture (Nov 00 to April 2003)


To develop strategies for Accenture's clients in the public sector. This includes government departments and agencies.

Major projects worked on:

a. State Information Technology Agency (SITA) - Business model development
b. Statistics South Africa - Project management for the Census 2001 in the North-West province
c. South African Revenue Services (SARS) - Contact Centre Strategy development

4. Commisioner on Economic development: North-West Provincial Youth Commission


To advise the Premier of the North-West Province on policy decision to be tabled in the legislature to enhance economic development for the youth of the province.

Major responsibilities:
a. To develop programs through which the youth could enter the province's economic mainstream
b. To facilitate inter-departmental interactions on the joint planning of economic development projects
c. To liaise with mico lending institutions on behalf of the youth of the province
d. To represent the youth in the forums, boards and committees thorugh which their economic development can be advanced

5. Junior Lecturer: University of North West (Aug '96 to Dec 00)

Job descriprion:
Designing and delivering course content of Marketing, Strategic and general management to first and third year students, in the Bachelor of Commerce programme.

Major responsibilities:
a. To deliver course content
b. To design exams, mark them and publish results to the university senate
c. To design and re-engineer the relevant curriculm periodically

Other Interests and Resposibilities:
1. Ditirelo Holdings (PTY)Ltd
2. Directorships
  • Izinyoni Trading 328 (PTY)Ltd
  • Tshasa Detergents (PTY) Ltd

3. Memberships

  • Ditirelo Investment Solutions (DIS) CC
  • Itireleng Management Advisory Services (IMAS) CC