Vuyelwa Nyakaza

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

Vuyelwa works across Africa mainly in the Economic Development field.  She positions African economies, places, businesses and brands for global competitiveness and socio-economic transformation. With a particular focus on SME Development, Intra-Africa Trade and Economic Indigenisation, she is able to advise high-ranking leaders in the private, public and non-profit sectors.

As an entrepreneur, Vuyelwa trades in African leather goods sourcing, branding and retailing. She is in the process of creating platforms to promote other Made-by-Africa brands/ services through building awareness and providing market access for them.