This disambiguation page lists organisations associated with the name Umbono.


Umbono is defined as vision (isiXhosa dictionary) or idea (an opinion or point of view isiZulu dictionary)


Umbono Entrepreneurship Challenge ( - is a project inspired by Global Entrepreneurship Week, the University of Kwazulu Natal - Centre for Entrepreneurship - together with the eThekwini Municipality presented the 'UMBONO Entrepreneurship Challenge'. UMBONO is an elevator pitch competition were contestants compete by showcasing their creativity and innovation applied in a business idea.

Umbono Training ( - is a private company founded in 2005, an accredited Training Service Provider in South Africa. Training in English and/or Afrikaans. Xhosa translator available within George and surrounding area with training. Training & assessment provided on-site or in Umbono Training facility. Our facilitators are competent and take pride in their facilitation. Trainee ratios per class are maintained. Training fees are cost effective.

Umbono Capital ( - fund managers (aka Umbono Fund Managers, Umbono Management Consultants, Umbono Financial Services, the Umbono Group and Umbono Securities) is a private company established in 1998 initially as a black-owned company (Betserai Musikavanhu and Thuli Magubane) focusing on strategic consulting. Over the years they set up separate fund management, financing and advisory businesses under the Umbono brand name. In 2001 Old Mutual bought an initial stake in Umbono Fund Managers (UFM), becoming a joint shareholder with Umbono Capital (UC Capital), a black-owned financing business. Known as Dibanisa Fund Managers, with the 2010 Launch of Umbono Global Resources Hedge fund investing in listed natural resources securities and commodities it's South Africa's largest index tracking group with approximately US$5 billion in assets under management.

Umbono ZA ( was (apparently) founded in 2000 by Terence Rose. This Umbono is "a non-profit corporation in South Africa and the United States, whose purpose is to provide humanitarian relief, entrepreneurial and micro-enterprise development, educational opportunities and leadership to impoverished rural communities."

Umbono - Googles 'African' incubator built on US methods of incubation... will it work? we're all skeptics at this stage. If you want the link Google it, I am sure it's "Googlizable".

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