Nominee Name
Bruce Dube
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Responsible Engagement

  • Builds trust and credibility through integrity, transparency, humility and ethical responsibility
  • Deeply values, respects and considers the interests and confidentiality of all other people
  • Collaborates, engaging WITH others to solve problems and generate stakeholder value
  • Works within the constraints of standards and norms to effect positive change
  • Fosters psychological safety to empower involvement, growth and autonomy
  • Crafts and leads external initiatives to promote positive impact, social prosperity and sustainability
  • Contributes generously and meaningfully to team efforts, supporting the success of others
  • Shows empathy, supports wellbeing and facilitates problem-solving
  • Develops strong networks to inform and support customer-focused effectivenes

Multiple Choice Questions

Please select one of the following - Rarely / Never / Infrequently / Occasionally / Often / Consistently

Answer each question to make the next question appear.

I believe that social responsibility and profitability are compatible


I expect that all employees will be honest and ethical and I set the example


I can be trusted with a confidence and admit my mistakes


I share information to ensure that others can benefit and we can collaborate well


I respect others and ensure that it is safe for them to be involved and to express their ideas and opinions


I am involved in external projects which promote social prosperity and impact


I give my time generously to support the efforts of my team


I show my colleagues that I care about them by listening and helping them to solve problems


I let people know what decisions they can make and show support by checking in on progress


I interact with colleagues across the business to ensure that we deliver on customer expectations


Please provide examples of how you have shown responsible engagement in your career
(Approx 100-300 words)

Throughout my role as MD at Nine80 Digital Media, I have demonstrated responsible engagement by prioritizing the needs and aspirations of Africa’s youth, ensuring our platforms resonate deeply with their diverse interests. As a leading digital publishing and advertising company founded by Bruce Dube, Nine80 Digital is dedicated to revolutionizing Africa’s digital landscape. My role has involved fostering an environment that empowers young people and provides them with the tools and information they need to succeed.

One key example of responsible engagement is our strong focus on creating content that not only entertains but also educates and inspires. By managing and contributing to over 20 digital platforms across various categories, I have helped ensure that our content covers critical areas such as entrepreneurship, education, health, financial literacy, and employment. This holistic approach addresses the multifaceted needs of the African youth, providing them with valuable resources to navigate their personal and professional lives.

Furthermore, our reach and influence have allowed us to impact the lives of over 80 million African youth. With platforms attracting millions of unique visitors monthly, my efforts in content strategy and platform management have been instrumental in maintaining and growing this audience. The impressive metrics—185 million sessions and 270 million page views—underscore our success in engaging and retaining our target demographic responsibly.

In addition to content creation, I have also been involved in initiatives aimed at nurturing talent and fostering innovation. By providing opportunities for young entrepreneurs and promoting digital literacy, we have empowered countless individuals to pursue their ambitions and contribute to the continent's growth.

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2024-06-06 10:35:17
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The Rising Star Programme, operated by BlackBark Productions, has been established for the purposes of recognising, celebrating and connecting young talented people who have a capacity for achievement and success and who contribute in an inspirational manner to the future of our nation. The qualities that elevate Rising Stars to the top go beyond performance and technical excellence. Rising Stars are polished, brilliant individuals with tremendous promise and great talent who excel for reasons that go far beyond their technical abilities alone.

Talented people make things happen, are highly committed to achieving goals, innovate very rapidly, and create a great deal of value (for companies and/or themselves) when their talent is spotted and harnessed.

The Programme aims to be a significant and sustainable vehicle through which organisations, our country and our continent can identify and nurture these “organisational and national assets” who are set to play a key role in shaping the future of our country and our continent.

The Rising Star Programme is establishing a living community of young African talent that will be developed, mentored and provided with platforms for development and communication, therefore enabling them to become role models, opinion leaders and the inspiration for other future African Talent.

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