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Vuyelwa Nyakaza Bio

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Vuyelwa Nyakaza is the Corporate Services Director of the AICC. She is an Entrepreneur, Brand Architect and a senior Strategist with almost 20 years’ experience working in Branding, Trade & Investment.  She is the founder and Managing Director of Sukume Consulting (Strategy & Branding).

Vuyelwa specialises in SME Development, Intra-African Trade and Nation/ Place Branding.  Working exclusively with Economic Development Organisations (EDO) across Africa, she is able to advise high-ranking leaders in the private, public and non-profit sectors.  She positions African brands, businesses, economic sectors and places/ nations for global competitiveness and socio-economic transformation.

Vuyelwa also trades in African leather goods which involves sourcing, branding and retailing. She is in the process of creating platforms to promote other Made-by-African SME brands through building awareness and providing market access for them.