Vuyo Jack

CEO: Empowerdex

Vuyo is the CEO of Empowerdex, a company he founded with Chia-Chao Wu in June 2001.

Empowerdex conducts economic empowerment ratings and economic empowerment research for companies across all sectors. Vuyo (29) qualified as a chartered accountant at the end of 2000, after completing his articles with PricewaterhouseCoopers. In May 2000, he started a non-profit organisation, Bonngoe Foundation, which runs motivational workshops for the youth.

These workshops were held around the country for university students and trainee accountants. In March 2003, he was appointed to the black economic empowerment (BEE) task team to advise the minister of trade and industry on BEE legislation and guidelines to help companies implement BEE in a sustainable manner. He also compiled a 10-year review of BEE for the Office of the President in the publication Ten Year Review of Democracy.

Vuyo’s dream is to form a jazz trio, but he currently lectures and chairs the NGO Children of Fire.

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