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Through our strategic alliance with Africa Foundation for Sustainable Development we will offer an end to end service for strategically identifying projects that will not only enhance environmental sustainability but also address BBBEE, transformation, climate change and renewable energy in an integrated way.  Black lite consulting will provide strategic consulting services while Africa Foundation will programme manage the implementation of the project and reporting.  Black lite consulting will then ensure that the reporting is done in accordance with international reporting standards and is ready for verification by an independent third party.  Black lite will also manage the verification process for clients.

Harvey Keown is the founder of Africa Foundation , with a passion for sustainable development being done in a inclusive manner.  Prior to starting the Africa Foundation he was a senior manager at  Xstrata Coal South Africa, where he was responsible for Transformation and Rural Economic Development. The emphasis being on Sustainable Development with a focus on Rural Economic Development, Climate Change, Agriculture and the Mining Charter, Mining Codes and DTI Scorecards. The function required significant strategic and blue-sky thinking, and stretches the

Stakeholder and Change Management capabilities to the limit. The present economic climate creates

significant challenges for Government, Business and Civil Society alike.

Prior to joining Xstrata he was Divisional Chief Information Officer (CIO), Director and Member of the Board of Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC), responsibly for all IT related matters across the Group (Cement, Lime and Aggregates & Readymix).  Harvey also spent several years in China with MIH heading up various technology projects and has a well established network in China and Nigeria. He has several years experience in the De Beers Group, with in-depth knowledge of Technical Systems utilized in diamond mines. More recently by virtue of the De Beers Security Technical function, significant exposure to the opportunities and challenges presented to IT, C&I and the Technical Systems in the project environment.

A career highlight has been the invitation by the Minister of Home Affairs to form part of the Intervention

Task Team to advise the Minister on matters concerning IT strategy for the Department. Additionally, the

invitation by the Computer Society of South Africa (CSSA) to assist with their Transformation objectives.

Key associations – Harvey Keown

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