Sibongile Sambo

Sibongile is the founder and managing director of SRS Aviation, the first 100% black women-owned company of its kind. She has postgraduate qualifications in change manage- ment and marketing and has completed the MQA Mining Executive Programme. In 2006 she cleaned up the awards table, taking home the Regional Business Woman of the Year award, the Black Women in Business award in London, the SRS Aviation Fidentia Award and the Top Emerging Gender Empowered Company award. Sibongile was also part of a delegation that recently signed bilateral agreements with Gabon, and accompanied the minister of trade and industry to Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. Her goal is to establish SRS Aviation offices in other African countries. She has been recognised by Minister of Transport Jeff Radebe for her pioneering entry of black women into the South African aviation sector.