Bongiwe Mabusela is working for department of Mineral Resources and Energy in the Republic of South Africa as a Director: Empowerment Transactions Assessment. She has more than 10 years’ experience as a Senior Manager in government. Her journey includes taking initiatives to ensure inclusivity and diversity in the mining sector. These initiatives have resulted in mining companies availing core opportunities for resilient start-ups, new entrants and Small and Medium Enterprises. She is a believer that SMME’s are an engine of any economy. She refuses to be wedded in shackles but to look for blue ocean strategies. She is driven and passionate about SMME’s and communities. She is a change-maker as a result she is deliberate about transformation programs. She is an annual speaker at the Mining Indaba conference held in South Africa addressing issues of inclusivity.