About Us

Ms Badikazi (Badi) Mbobo

Ms Badikazi (Badi) Mbobo

Chairperson

Badi is a qualified teacher, a former banker, marketer and project manager with extensive experience in the sphere of education. She has a National Professional Teaching Diploma. Badi is an experienced leader and an all-rounder who is effective in the boardroom, classroom and grassroots levels. She has extensive experience in children and adult based education.

Working hand in hand with various district officials from the Department of Education, Badi, has participated in several community-based programs championed by of the Department of Education. She co-ordinated the Department of Educations’s Inclusive Education, (IE) program, coupled with the Schools as Centres of Care and Support programs (SCCS).

Having started her career as a teacher, Badi worked for the African Bank and later managed two legal practices as office manager before being appointed by publishers, Shutter and Shooter where she focused on up-skilling pre-school and primary school educators, mostly in the rural areas. Badi was most recently employed by MiET (Media in Education Trust) where she both facilitated and oversaw the roll out of several education programs including finance and HIV awareness programs.

An experienced facilitator and counsellor in matters pertaining to HIV awareness training, Badi is passionate about reaching out and impacting the lives of the marginalized and has the credentials to boast it.

Ms Noluntu Bam

Ms Noluntu Bam

Founder and Managing Director

Noluntu is the founder and managing director of Y’mani.

An admitted attorney with a Master’s degree in Income Tax Law and an MBA, Noluntu has worked in both the private and public sectors. Most of her adult life was spent in the public sector in the Office of the FAIS Ombud, (FAIS Ombud), a schedule 3 (a) entity in terms of the Public Finance Management Act, (PFMA) investigating consumer complaints against financial services providers. For eight years Noluntu led the institution.

Noluntu has extensive background in the financial services environment, having worked for two well-known life assurers before joining the FAIS Ombud. She is certified financial planner.

Noluntu has not only read about the financial services environment and its regulation from text books and articles, her tuition and perhaps, the most powerful, came from dealing with consumer complaints.

The name Y'mani

Y’mani is a Nguni word which literally means ‘pause’ or ‘stop’. The suffix (ni) ordinarily means the speaker is communicating with more than one person and asking them to pause or stop. It can also mean ‘slow down’ or ‘give me time’. It is in this latter sense that the word has been chosen for the company: ‘give me or give us time to learn about the workings of money’. The word ‘money’ is intended in its widest sense, as reference to the complicated world of financial services. ‘Give us time to learn about the world of financial services’. That is what the name encapsulates.


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MISSION

Empower our partners with knowledge to ask the right questions before accessing and dealing with financial products.

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VISION

To be the partner of choice on your journey to financial consciousness and financial fitness.