Cecil van Niekerk

Founder of Optimal Africa

About Cecil van Niekerk

I advocate for small businesses, seeing them as vital for economic growth and social unity. With 40 years of global SME and entrepreneurship experience, I excel in enhancing business performance and facilitating startups. As an entrepreneur, leader, and coach, I drive strategic change and foster employee engagement. I am particularly passionate about the emerging “Township Economy” as an economic powerhouse. I help SMEs implement effective management strategies for sustainable growth.

How It Works

Select a call time

Select a date and time from the Expert's available time slots.

Receive a calendar invite

After you have selected a date and time, after "Book" you will receive the meeting confirmation.

Hop on the call

You will connect via an SME Advice video/audio call at the scheduled time.

Common Questions

Can I reschedule or change my booked sessions?

Yes, If the expert can't make it, you can reschedule the meeting for a time that works for everyone.

How long are the sessions?

Sessions can be up to 60 minutes starting from 30 minutes.

How are mentoring sessions conducted?

All mentoring sessions take place online for your convenience and safety. We use a secure video/audio conferencing system built directly into our platform, so there's no need to download any additional software.