Johannesburg, 01 August 2017 – Riversands Incubation Hub is proud to announce that Zizipho Nyanga, CEO of Masisizane – one of the country’s biggest development funds is speaking at FundEX2017 between 10h20 and 11h00. Established in 2007 by Old Mutual, Masisizane is a non-profit company that provides loan financing, business support and mentorship to high-potential black-owned SMMEs.

According to an SME South Africa article, Nyanga is a former entrepreneur and has years of experience in development finance having worked for the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) as a financier in health services. She has a BCom accounting degree from the former University of Transkei and a post graduate diploma from Wits University. After graduating, she started her career in finance as a trainee at Ernst and Young (EY). In 2014, Nyanga joined Old Mutual, where she was appointed head of Post Investment Monitoring and Business Support of the Masisizane Fund. Two years later she was asked to take over Simpiwe Somdyala as CEO.

She’s been quoted as saying, “What excites me is helping people, I’m making a difference in people’s lives. There’s nothing I dislike as much as rejecting a request from a client looking for funding, so I always try and find a way to assist them.” At FundEX2017, Nyanga will discuss the company’s investment criteria, relevant sectors and insights from almost a decade of investing in small business.

The one-day expo and conference runs from 09h00 to 17h00 and is open to the public, with tickets available online at for R200. If you don’t have a credit card but would still like to attend you can – simply pay R250 at the door on arrival.