Ms Zama Phakathi CEO: Splendid Marketing


Ms Zama Phakathi is an astute businesswoman who has boldly navigated the business world to reach greater heights of success. She holds ownership and leadership positions in various entities which includes the following.

• CEO and Founder of Splendid Marketing and Communications
• MD of Splendid IT
• Founder and MD of the Zama Phakathi Foundation
• MD of Beyond Boundaries
• Council member of the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI)
• Board member of the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI)
• Board member of the South African Library for the Blind (SALB)
• Board member of Media, Information, Communications and Technology SETA

In August 2009, Zama scooped a prestigious award – the Business Women’s Association’s Regional Achievers Award under the most contested category, the Corporate Category. In April 2012, she was awarded the prestigious Alec Rogoff Award by the Durban Chamber of Commerce & Industry, at the 2012 Chamber Annual Dinner, an award which recognises businesses that have done well in terms of BBBEE, CSI and overall business systems and performance.

In 2014, she was announced as the winner at the Top Women Achiever Awards, in the category, i.e. Fast Growth Women-Owned SMME Award that took place in Johannesburg on 14 August 2014, as well as a Finalist under the category “Top Young Female Entrepreneur of 2014”, at the same event.

She is well networked nationally, and has delivered talks at numerous events and conferences throughout the Country and beyond.

Zama is a dynamic businesswoman with an incredible zest for life, who also believes in hard work and that if you believe big, you will achieve big!