Moral issues and running a business

Life and Business Coach, Kagisho Mangate, and Marketing Consultant, Thabo Phokojoe. PHOTO: SEITHATI SEMENOKANE

When looking around, we see that moral issues have engulfed society, and if morals are depreciating, so do our ethics and general human behaviour. This element then affects the success of business, and thus our economy.

In an effort to curb this, KKQMS (Kagisho Kenneth Quarterly Motivational Sessions) will be holding its quarterly business coaching session, which will be focused on moral issues, hosted by Life and Business Coach, Kagisho Mangate.

“We’ve been doing this for two years now and all our topics are in a relay kind of structure. On days such as this we do group coaching, which then filters into individual coaching once the attendants know which direction they wish to take. The topic for the 25th will be looking into your emotional bank account. It’s a very business-minded strategy to say you can only withdraw when you have deposited,” explained Mangate.

Marketing Consultant, Thabo Phokojoe, added that although business can be ruthless, you still need your morals. “We see the things that are currently happening in our society. You find a guy whose business is doing well but at the end of the day, because of a lack of value instincts it becomes a challenge to be able to run things smoothly,” he said.

Attendants will also have the opportunity to exhibit their products. “Based on the fact that most of the business owners, especially those from townships and underprivileged communities, have low marketing budgets. They want to be there but they don’t know where to start. We are more concerned about the issue of longevity. We don’t want to give people instant solutions that are only going to help them on a temporary basis. We want to give them long-term tools that will help them develop,” said Phokojoe.

“The critical issue is that they need to really understand what they are doing. If you see a vendor selling cookies at the corner and people are buying from him, suddenly more people want to sell the same product at the same place but it is not their passion. So we will be looking at the critical question of what your understanding of what you are doing in your business is,” added Mangate.

The session will be taking place on 25 November 2018 at the Bon Hotel Bloemfontein Central, starting at 15:00. Tickets cost R100 per person. For more info contact 076-345-8516 or 078-658-4777 or 078-849-4768; or email or

“The session is a platform for business people to introduce their products and service to others, while also discovering how working together with other businesses can help them grow,” concluded Mangate. – Seithati Semenokane