Who is Septi Bukula?

Mr Septi Bukula is a specialist in SME development policy and regulation with close to three decades of experience, and the founder of Osiba Holdings. Through his firm’s Lilizela Tourism Award and Forever Resorts Eagle Award winning division, Osiba Management PCO, has been active in researching, designing, bidding for, and organising international business events since 2012.

Achievements include;

Appointment by South African National Convention Bureau (SANCB) as a South Africa Business Events Ambassador, “proudly representing South Africa as world-class business events destination to the world” in 2014

Establishment of Seeza Network NPC in 2015, an entity dedicated to unlocking business opportunities for tourism SMEs both domestically and internationally by harnessing the power of inter-firm collaboration . Within 1,5 years, between February 2018 and July 2019, the Network channelled direct business worth around R5 million to tourism SMEs by linking them as suppliers to inbound business events.

Collaboration between Seeza Network and like-minded tourism entities internationally to co-found the World Travel Tech Forum, currently with 8 hubs in Barcelona, Cumbuco (Brazil), Edinburg, Jerusalem, Johannesburg, Lisbon, London, and Paris.

Recently, Seeza Network created its flagship Tourism SME Digital Transformation Programme and recently launched its #Mathub’Olusha initiative to drive youth participation in travel, tourism, hospitality, and heritage