About us

The Business for Empowerment Trust (“B4ET”):

This non-profit trust was founded in 2008, registered as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) in accordance with section 30 of the Income Tax and structure in accordance with the BEE codes of good practice. All qualifying Socio Economic Development contributions are tax deductible.

Millions have been distributed to beneficiaries since and it currently distributes more funds to its beneficiaries than donations received, mainly as a result of trustees waiving any remuneration, trust keeping its costs at an absolute minimum and through interest and dividends received.

Beneficiaries: SATCH, Womentality, Mohau Centre, Thuthuzela Aid Community Centre and the B4ET Anti-Child Sex trafficking Fund.

B4ET team

Thuthula Ndunge
B4ET Trustee & SED Advisor

Bio

Bachelor of Administration Degree specialising in Public Management from the University of Pretoria. Ethics, Governance and B-BBEE Programme (EGB) with Ethics SA, University of Stellenbosch  –  Certified Ethics Officer

I have been part of Empowerment, Transformation and Capacity Building as an area of speciality for more than five years.

I am an optimist and enthusiast. I am energized to constantly enlarge my understanding of human behaviour and finding sustainable solutions to effectuate authentic change. I have always had great compassion and a deep awareness of poverty and its unfairness, with the desire to ‘make things better’. I would like to continue to empower people and inspire to make a difference.

Melinda Bam
B4ET Ambassador

Bio

Miss South Africa 2012, Public Speaker, MC, TV Presenter, Director of Womentality & B4ET GoodWill Ambassador University of Pretoria BCom MarketingGrad (CumLaude)

Womentality is aimed at helping women embrace their inner femininity and be fearless and proud. Being feminine means embracing different facets, acquiring new skills to be able to adapt to life’s changes and to realise that being a woman is the biggest blessing of all. There is a bit of femininity in every single woman that she should embrace, it is not just about what you look like, it is how all of that translates into how you feel about yourself every day.

Louis McLaren
Founder

Bio

B Compt. CFP. MSF (2016) Regent University, USA Currently Group CEO: B4 Initiative. Professional Futurist and Strategist.

Served on: National Executive of the AHI (Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut), Transformation Policy Committee BUSA (Business Unity South Africa), Technical Committee ABVA

“As businessmen and -women we can significantly influence SA’s future for the better of all, but we need to take the responsibility of developing and executing on future strategies. All the while keeping in mind that the most vulnerable are South Africa’s women and children. Let us jointly, through His grace and guided by His Love care for them!”