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Meet Sibongile Sambo

Sibongile Sambo is the founder of SRS Aviation – the first 100% black female owned aviation company in South Africa; that offers clients professional and personalized flight options to destinations around the world.

Sibongile has also expanded her business and registered, SRS Petroleum (Wholesaler Jet fuel, Diesel, Gas etc) and Dynamic Aerotech Pty (Ltd) Ltd that has recently been founded as a manufacturing company in the aerospace sector. Sibongile is a Businesswomen; Entrepreneur and a Motivational Speaker. Sibongile’s life is marked with high achievements and hard work which can be traced in her education history and work experience. Sibongile holds a Bachelor of Administration from the University of Zululand, Bachelor of Administration Honours from Unisa, Advanced programme in Organisational Development from Unisa, a Marketing certificate from Institute of Marketing Management, a Mining Executive Preparation Programme from Wits. Sibongile has completed an International Executive Development Programme NQF 8 at Gordon Business Schools (Gibs) and Rollins College USA, 2016. Prior to establishing her own company, she worked for organisations such as Telkom, City Power and De Beers to name a few. She is the first black female to be on the ( Commercial Aerospace Manufacturing Association of South Africa ) CAMASA board. Added to her achievements, Sibongile is the 2006 winner of the BWA’s Regional

Businesswomen of the year award for the Star-up category, Sibongile is a winner at the BIBA (Black Woman in Business Awards) 2006 in London, and she is the 2006 winner of the Impumelelo Top Female Entrepreneur of the year and a Finalist at the Cosmopolitan Movers of the year 2007. Sibongile is a recipient of the 2008 BMF (Black Management Forum) Presidential Award in the Category of Youth Business Leadership and in 2010 Sibongile is a recipient of the International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge (IWEC) 2010 held in Cape Town. Sibongile has a global perspective to establish her company all over the African continent and to promote youth and women empowerment globally to this end she is affiliated with the South African Entrepreneurs Network (SAWEN), Business Women Association (BWA) and she has been part of a team that has established the Southern African Woman in Aviation a non profit making company that encourages women to enter the field of Aviation in different levels; offer bursaries and scholarships towards Aviation related training etc. Sibongile is a board member and an Advisor for SAWIA.

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