The NEF is privileged to discharge its mandate under the aegis of the Presidency and various Cabinet clusters, in particular the Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Directors General and officials in the dti, National Treasury, Economic Development, Small Business Development and many other esteemed departments. We also acknowledge the wise counsel of the committees and chairpersons in the national legislature, as well as the valued partnerships of provincial governments, Traditional Leaders and municipalities.
The NEF continues to maintain strong relations with the international fraternity and has maintained partnerships with countries such as Senegal, France, United Kingdom and others.
The NEF appreciates the opportunity to work closely with a range of organisations and leaders across the breadth of civil society, and these include the Black Business Council, Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals, Africa Women Chartered Accountants, Business Women Association of South Africa, National African Federated Chamber of Commerce, Black Management Forum, Business Unity South Africa, South African National Editors Forum, journalists and many other stakeholders across the regions.
To the Chairman and Trustees of the NEF, my fellow executives, management and staff of the NEF, you are the funders with a soul and I am humbled to serve in your midst.
And to the entrepreneurs of our beloved Republic, you who are the guardians of our economic heritage, it is our privilege to be at your service.