Sihle BamBusiness Consultant (KZN)
Sihle Bam is an entrepreneur, creative thinker and economic activist. He is the founder of Sihle Bam Consulting – a business development and consulting company based in Durban, South Africsa. He is mainly known for his work as the CEO of the Buy Black Foundation which exists to educate, inspire and influence consumers to buy from black owned businesses as a means of reducing South Africa’s historic and inhumane economic inequality. In 2020, the Buy Black Foundation was able to gain
the endorsements of numerous organisations around South Africa and reach over 5 million consumers with the Buy Black Challenge through multiple media platforms including radio, TV and social media. In 2021, the Buy Black Foundation is planning a number of bold campaigns and projects that will boost the market share of black owned businesses in various sectors.
With the Buy Black Foundation, Sihle Bam co-founded the Redville Foundation which exists to transform the South African economy by building post-colonial, pro-African cities that will allow more economic participation of black owned businesses than existing, apartheid era cities while simultaneously demonstrating the best of Africa’s design creativity and entrepreneurial
Sihle Bam is passionate about innovation and the economic growth of the African continent as a whole. In May of 2020, he scripted and orated, “AFRICA IT’S YOUR TURN,” a 7 minute YouTube video which talks about Africa’s economic growth potential for the next 30 years. This video was followed by the highly successful ‘AFRICA IT’S YOUR TURN ECONOMIC SUMMIT’ which was hosted online by the Buy Black Foundation as a commemoration of Africa Day in May 2021. The summit hosted leaders in business and politics from all over the African continent. Sihle Bam maintains that we are all capable of achieving far beyond our wildest dreams if we only believe, and he attributes all his visions and successes to the incessant grace of God.