City of Joburg

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo

Johannesburg Zoo


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Mr Mphaka Martin Manala

Mr Manala studied for a Master of Philosophy (Entrepreneurship) degree at the University of Pretoria; obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work at the University of the North; and a Management Advancement Programme (MAP) qualification from the University of the Witwatersrand.

He has a dynamic, award winning career reflecting pioneering expertise in small business development, coupled with experience as a consultant in the provision of business linkages service between large enterprises, government departments and viable emerging enterprises. He gained executive management experience as Executive Director at Grinaker-LTA Building Inland, Pact (BEES), Small Business Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd and Manala & Associates CC. He has also served on the Boards of Retail Lending Institutions.

Mr Manala has served as a Non- Executive Director on the Board of Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo since the 6th June 2017.