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Phumzile Chifunyise

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Speaker Highlights

  • Visionary Leadership: Phumzile Chifunyise’s leadership at The Crop Box and GreenNatives Pty Ltd exemplifies visionary thinking and a commitment to driving positive change. Through her innovative strategies and unwavering dedication, she is reshaping Africa’s business landscape and creating opportunities for marginalized groups to thrive in mainstream economies.
  • Inclusive Growth: Phumzile’s work is rooted in a deep belief in the power of inclusive growth. By championing initiatives that advance the presence and participation of marginalized groups such as youth and women, she is driving localisation, transformation, and ultimately job creation across the continent. Her focus on empowerment and equity is not only inspiring but also transformative, laying the groundwork for a more inclusive and sustainable future.
  • Expertise in Skills Development: As the CEO of GreenNatives Pty Ltd, Phumzile brings a wealth of expertise in skills development and enterprise support. Her agency is dedicated to providing small businesses with access to expertise, growth opportunities, and markets across industries, ensuring that they have the tools and resources they need to succeed in a competitive marketplace.
  • Dynamic Speaking Influence: Phumzile’s dynamic speaking influence transcends borders and industries. With a captivating presence and a gift for storytelling, she engages audiences with compelling narratives and actionable insights, leaving a lasting impact on individuals and organizations alike. Her ability to blend real-world experiences with strategic foresight makes her a sought-after speaker at conferences, workshops, and corporate events.
  • Advocacy for Social Impact: Beyond her entrepreneurial endeavors, Phumzile is a passionate advocate for social impact and community development. Through her speaking engagements and advocacy work, she raises awareness about pressing social issues and inspires others to take action. Whether she’s discussing the importance of diversity in the workplace or the role of entrepreneurship in driving economic empowerment, Phumzile’s message resonates with audiences and sparks meaningful conversations about how to create a more just and equitable society.

Keynote Topics

Proudly South Africa Buy Local Summit
A panel with multi-national organizations, my insights here were on the importance of integrating ESD in procurement practices, to transform supply chains and drive local sourcing, in order to result in true transformation and job creation in South Africa

Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI)
In this Pan African panel discussion, Phumzile Chifunyise provided the importance of innovative solutions to address youth unemployment, as well as the important role that collaboration across stakeholders plays

The Hook Up Dinner (THUD)
This was one of Phumzile Chifunyise – Business Strategy favourite panels, where we explored growth opportunities that young farmers can tap into, as well as how they can take advantage of innovative models to penetrate local markets

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Phumzile Chifunyise stands at the forefront of a transformative movement in Africa’s business landscape. As the Founder of The Crop Box and CEO of GreenNatives Pty Ltd, she is a visionary leader with a passion for fostering inclusive growth and empowerment. With a mission to break barriers and create opportunities for marginalized groups, Phumzile’s work […]

Phumzile Chifunyise stands at the forefront of a transformative movement in Africa’s business landscape. As the Founder of The Crop Box and CEO of GreenNatives Pty Ltd, she is a visionary leader with a passion for fostering inclusive growth and empowerment. With a mission to break barriers and create opportunities for marginalized groups, Phumzile’s work embodies innovation, resilience, and a commitment to driving positive change.

Phumzile Chifunyise | Motivational Speaker

Expertise and Background

Phumzile Chifunyise’s journey into entrepreneurship and advocacy began with a deep-seated belief in the power of economic empowerment. Armed with a background in business management and a keen understanding of the challenges facing small businesses, she founded GreenNatives Pty Ltd, a dynamic Skills, Enterprise, and Supplier Development agency. Through GreenNatives, Phumzile orchestrates disruptive strategies that open doors for small businesses, particularly those led by youth and women, providing them with access to expertise, growth opportunities, and markets across diverse industries.

Phumzile’s expertise extends beyond business acumen; she is a captivating speaker whose influence resonates in boardrooms, conferences, and classrooms alike. Her dynamic presentations blend real-world insights with strategic foresight, inspiring audiences to embrace innovation, diversity, and social responsibility. Drawing from her experiences as a trailblazer in Africa’s business ecosystem, Phumzile captivates listeners with her compelling narratives and actionable advice, leaving a lasting impact on individuals and organizations alike.

At the heart of Phumzile’s speaking influence lies a commitment to advancing inclusivity and empowerment. With a focus on localisation, transformation, and job creation, she champions initiatives that drive sustainable change and equitable growth. Through thought-provoking keynotes and interactive workshops, Phumzile empowers audiences to challenge conventional wisdom, embrace diversity, and harness the untapped potential of marginalized communities, driving tangible results and fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation.

Why Book Phumzile Chifunyise

Event planners seeking a speaker who can inspire, educate, and empower their audience need look no further than Phumzile Chifunyise. With a unique blend of expertise, passion, and charisma, Phumzile delivers engaging presentations that leave a lasting impression. Her deep understanding of the challenges facing small businesses, coupled with her commitment to driving inclusive growth, makes her an invaluable asset for events focused on entrepreneurship, diversity, and social impact. By booking Phumzile, event planners can ensure that their audience is not only inspired but also equipped with practical strategies for success in an ever-evolving business landscape.

Phumzile’s speaking engagements transcend mere rhetoric; they are catalysts for change. Through her thought-provoking keynotes and interactive workshops, she challenges audiences to rethink their approach to business and society, inspiring them to become agents of change in their own communities. By sharing her journey and insights, Phumzile empowers individuals to embrace diversity, leverage their unique strengths, and unlock their full potential, driving meaningful progress and transformation.

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Event planners play a pivotal role in shaping the narrative and impact of their events, and choosing the right speakers is key to success. With a roster of renowned thought leaders and change-makers like Phumzile Chifunyise, Speakers Inc offers event planners access to speakers who not only inform and inspire but also drive tangible results. By partnering with Speakers Inc, event planners can tap into a wealth of expertise and diverse perspectives, ensuring that their events stand out and leave a lasting impression on attendees. With a seamless booking process and personalized support, Speakers Inc makes it easy for event planners to elevate their events and deliver exceptional experiences that resonate long after the applause fades.

In conclusion, Phumzile Chifunyise is more than just a speaker; she is a catalyst for change and a champion of inclusive growth. Through her work with The Crop Box and GreenNatives Pty Ltd, she is reshaping Africa’s business landscape and empowering marginalized communities to thrive. As a speaker, Phumzile’s influence extends far beyond the stage, inspiring audiences to embrace innovation, diversity, and social responsibility. With a track record of impactful speaking engagements and a commitment to driving positive change, Phumzile Chifunyise is a speaker worth booking for events seeking to make a difference and drive meaningful progress.

Phumzile Chifunyise | Motivational Speaker

1.      Bachelor of Arts: Journalism, University of Johannesburg (2009)

2.      White Belt Certified (2019)

3.      Qualified Assessor: Unit Standard 115753 (2020)

Phumzile Chifunyise is an advocate for social cohesion and economic inclusion, especially for marginalized groups such as Youth and Women.

With a 9-year background in Capability Building, Communication, & Economic Development, I believe the time has come for us to find and apply innovative yet sustainable solutions to localization, job creation and entrepreneurship.

Phumzile Chifunyise is a qualified Journalist by trade, who enjoys storytelling as a form of reputation and brand management.

For the past 3 years I’ve led SA’s oldest ED programme, SAB KickStart for Youth & Women entrepreneurs, with a special focus on innovative agri-preneurship solutions for young urban farmers in South Africa.


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