Tomorrow's Leaders Convention

00:00, 01 Jan, 1970


Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, SA

Nominations are unfortunately closed!

About Tomorrow's Leaders Convention

THE MILLENIAL CHALLENGE for Tomorrow’s Leaders
We live in a time of open source opportunities and giant blank canvases. 

No generation before us has enjoyed greater opportunities for innovation, creation and exploration. 

And we live in a country that is teaching the world what it means to work together. 


There is one thing an open source landscape still needs. 

Brilliant leaders.   

Tomorrow's Leaders are the most successful members of their generation - in the boardroom, in private enterprise, and in the public sector. 

That's you.

It's time to unite and share your personal brand at the Tomorrow’s Leaders Convention.

Picture it: 1000 individual brands mingling under one roof. It’s going to be a sensation!

So stake your claim as a Tomorrow’s Leader. 

Tweet it, post it or pin it. Just be sure to bring it!


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Featured Speakers

Max Moyo

Max Moyo

CEO, Ignite My Potential

Max Moyo never once envisioned a future of entrepreneurial stardom. Growing up, he spent his days captivated by his grandfather’s oratory prowess, and the transformative ability of the spoken word. Today, Max transverses the globe as a world-renowned dynamic speaker, author, wealth catalyst, brand internalization specialist and human transformation coach. A former financial services and petroleum industries executive, Max’s deep-rooted yearning for mental emancipation, his passion for people, and thirst for advancement, led him to embark on a journey of self-discovery. This culminated in the birth of Ignite My Potential, and organisation in which Max is the Founder and CEO. The organization provides tailored inspirational and transformative books, seminars, talks, as well as workshops; that are a catalyst and enabler of human transformation. He uses this podium to not only deliver his riveting and evocative talks and life lessons, but to also ignite individuals to live a life beyond mere existence.

The former sales director, who once served long stints honing his skills for giants such as: Old Mutual, Sanlam Life, Discovery Health, Liberty Active, Allan Gray Limited amongst others, has also consulted and spoken for the likes of Standard Bank, SuperSport, DSTV, Law Association of Zambia, Guardian Life Group (Jamaica), and various other governmental institutions both within the continent and abroad.

 Max is a highly sought out resource in business, professional and religious circles where he seeks to motivate leaders looking to embrace their irresistible difference, and harness their unique talents, in pursuit of their unique purpose. Like most people, he has on a personal level experienced many obstacles in life. Born in Gweru, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) at the height of racial discrimination, he attributes his combined experiences as the necessary pressure cooker to transcend adversity, and attain self-actualization. It was during these moments that he discovered how to translate a need into a solution, how to overcome prejudice and turn it into acceptance, and how to overcome pain by turning it into strength.

"My mission is to be a loving coach, teacher, student and an example of simple, universal and timeless principles of human effectiveness, which help me and others to awaken, reinforce and expand the presence of God in our lives"

Today, the former alumni of  Manchester Business School and Andrews University not only consults widely with a diverse array of organizations and groups from all walks of life, but has also authored:

The Leadership Series:

                        Become Yourself

                        Who Moved My Ladder

                        8th Wonder Of The World

His most acclaimed books Become Yourself and 8th Wonder Of The World, seek to help people redesign and transform their lives. His depth, diverse outlook, humour, and straight talking - yet zen demeanour ensures that he is just at home speaking the language of global connectivity, as he is indulging conversations on the merits and demerits of Africanism. This unique and intrinsic ability to appeal to people from different cultural backgrounds, as well as social and economic standings whilst altruistically connecting with them, is what has positioned him as a much sought after international public speaker.

Dr Musa Manzi

Dr Musa Manzi

Director: Seismic Research Centre School of Geosciences, Wits

Musa Manzi holds a BSc degree (2007) in physics and maths, BSc hons. degree (2008) and PhD degree (2013) in geophysics at the University of the Witwatersrand. He holds a geophysics-lectureship position and he is the Director of the Seismic Research Centre at Wits.  His research work involves searching for platinum, gold, oil and gas at the subsurface of the Earth. He has collected local and global awards for his internationally ground breaking work in Geophysics. In 2012, he won the international Best Paper Award from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists for his research paper published in Geophysics. In 2014, he was honoured by Golden Key International for his academic research excellence at Wits and was also elected by Mail and Guardian as one of the top 200 Young South Africans.

Ndabenhle Junior Ngulube

Ndabenhle Junior Ngulube

Co-founder, Pineapple

Ndabenhle grew up in Johannesburg and attended Redhill high school. He studied Accounting with an honours in Tax at the University of Cape Town and completed his studies in 2014. Throughout his university career he developed a passion for programming and web development which was entirely self-learnt. He went on to work as a software engineer for 2 years before embarking on his next challenge, Pineapple. Pineapple was founded by Ndabenhle, alongside his two co-founders, Matthew Smith and Marnus van Heerden. Pineapple is an app-based, digital, peer-to-peer insurance offering available both on iOS and Android app stores. The Pineapple insurance model is completely decentralised; premiums paid are deposited into each member’s individual Pineapple Wallet. Members get full insurance cover by depositing this premium. When a claim occurs, all wallets contribute in a small way to help pay the claim. All deposits not used can be withdrawn annually. This represents a new way of doing insurance, one, which ensures a significant amount of value and transparency back to the customer.

Ndabenhle’s diplomatic approach, problem solving ability and detailed thought process keeps the Pineapple team focused on the task at hand without losing sight of things to come.


Senzo Radebe

Senzo Radebe


Senzo Radebe is a South African actor best known for his supporting role as Sthembiso "Sthe" Gumede on the SABC2 soap opera Muvhango.

He auditioned for another role on the show in 2013 but didn't get it and was later contacted after the producers wrote a new character for him.

Senzo matriculated from Alexandra Secondary School in 2012, where he took Dramatic Arts as a subject. He later attended acting workshops run by Twilight Theatre Productions, appearing in shows like The Gospel and Alexandra Musical Theatre.

In 2017 he landed his first starring role in television (only his second role after Muvhango) as Dali in the SABC1 drama series Ingozi.

Roger Boniface

Roger Boniface

Founder and Owner, EDISIM, Artson and JCB

Roger is the managing director of three vastly diverse companies.  He heads up JCB Wholesale, a textile wholesaler who specializes in the import and export of textiles in South Africa. Roger also heads up and founded EDISIM, a Capsim preferred partner in Africa, which is a training company that focuses on experiential learning using industry leading business simulations. He is also the MD and founder of Artson, a boutique events company that hosts public and private social events. 

On a full soccer scholarship in the USA he graduated with a BBA and a MBA in Supply Chain Management from Clayton State University.

Roger has extensive experience in lecturing, experiential learning and entrepreneurship; his record proves he has the expertise, vision, acumen and determination of a serial entrepreneur.  Since his return to South Africa in 2014, he is at the helm of 3 businesses, founder of 2 of them, lecturing in Executive Education at some of Africa’s top Business Schools and corporates and he is named as one of the 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa in  Forbes Africa’s 30 under 30 for 2018.

Roger is an unconventional thinker with a passion for ideas, people, strategy and business development. An unusually broad range of coaching, creative and supply chain skills and the drive for implementation to achieve change, have been the attributes to many successes and failures.

Roger is a proponent of Africa’s potential through leadership, accountability and commerce, a “Has Been” sportsman and a “Never Will Be” golfer.

Sphesilhle Vazi

Sphesilhle Vazi

Television Presenter

Born and bred in Newcastle, in KwaZulu Natal, Vazi is a multi-talented, dynamic, young, open minded and business oriented individual. Vazi is passionate about his work as a media personality and expanding his talents in the TV and radio industries.

With his Marketing Communication qualification he has enhanced his networking skills and has taken steps to build and grow himself as a brand. He believes in family, community and constantly motivating and inspiring children to seek the best of themselves.

He is passionate about agriculture and wishes more people would get involved in farming.

Vazi is currently a presenter on SABC1’s variety show, Selimathunzi. He presented the “Win with Shell” campaign which ran between December 2014 and early January 2015.

He presents the weekend gig guide on UKhozi FM every Friday and he seeks to expand his career in radio. At the moment, he is working to expand his talent as a presenter as well as venture into being a voice-over artist.

Masonwabe Fuma

Masonwabe Fuma

Co-founder and Marketing Director, Surge Water

Masonwabe Fuma is a Social Entrepreneur, Speaker, Youth Leader and Activist who Holds a BTech Degree in Marketing from the University of Johannesburg-2017. He is the Former President of Enactus-University of Johannesburg, a non-profit organization mandated to curb socio economic disparities that are faced by poor and underprivileged communities.

He is also the Co-Founder and Marketing Director of Surge Water, a Shared Value Enthusiastic company operating in the still water mineral space. Thus, Co-Founding Chairman of Mentorship Foundation Africa, a non-profit organization aimed at rural and township youth development.    

In 2015, Masonwabe was one of three South Africans invited to represent South Africa at a World Youth Summit which was hosted in Imphal, India. In the same year, he was the only Youth Leader from the African Continent to be invited to the 3rd  Pacific Student Forum hosted at the University of Indonesia in Depok, Indonesia. In 2016, he represented South Africa and the University of Johannesburg at the Enactus World Cup which was hosted in Toronto, Canada. In the same year, he represented South Africa and the University of Johannesburg at the SLUSH Conference, which is the biggest Entrepreneurship Conference in Helsinki, Finland. In 2017, he represented South Africa and the University of Johannesburg at the launch of the African Economic Platform hosted by the African Union in Port Louis, Mauritius where he shared stages with African Heads of State, Top Business Leaders and Academics from the Continent.

In 2018, He’s been selected to be a part of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), under the category of Civil Society.

Masonwabe is passionate about how he can make a contribution towards Africa’s development, and more importantly, a contribution towards a more humane world. He is interested in doing work on the African Continent that speaks to the development and upliftment of marginalised and underprivileged communities.


Nondumiso Mthwa

Nondumiso Mthwa

CEO and Principal, Idwala Property Group

Nondumiso Mthwa is the Founder and CEO of Idwala Property Group, a real estate firm encompassing property management services, selling and leasing of residential and commercial property as well as plots and farms. Nondu is a Qualified Real Estate Professional who has been in the real estate industry since the year 2005. She holds the SAQA qualification in Real Estate as well as a Certification in Estate Agency as per the Estate Agency Affairs Board Examination. She serves as a FICA Compliance officer of her company, Idwala Property Group. She has served as a Board Member of IEASA (Institute of Estate Agents of South Africa) KZN and Coastal Region. Nondu is currently studying a BCom. Degree in Business Management. 

Nondu was awarded as the Franchisee of the Year in 2014 in her previous property franchise group where she was a principal. Her branch won the Franchise of the Year award in that same year. She was featured in the Top women Magazine in 2017, featured on the Sunday Times Celebrating Women Edition 2018, other local Newspaper editorials, as well as community and commercial radio interviews. She recently featured on the eTV/eNCA Forerunners. She was recently enrolled as a nominee for the 2018 AABLA (All Africa Business Leaders Awards) in the Business Woman of the Year category. 

Nondumiso’s passion for people and effecting transformation in the Real Estate industry is what drives her to build a trusted and highly regarded Real Estate Company with a national footprint. This is, among other things, expressed in the Mentorship Programme that Idwala Property Group is running (together with the Services SETA and EAAB), which is spearheaded by the group Chief Operations Officer, Thulasizwe Mthwa. 

Her ultimate goal is to be recognized as a Thought Leader in the South African Real Estate industry, effecting transformation that is inclusive and empowers all stake holders. 

Nondu is a happily married wife to Thulasizwe Mthwa, and a mother of 2 boys (Zenzo and Cebo). She is a God-loving, God-fearing woman who believes in total life prosperity: spirit, soul and body.

Ntebo Lesetla

Ntebo Lesetla

Group CEO, Jezreel Group

Ntebo Peri is an accomplished Broadcast Journalist and a Corporate Executive. An entrepreneur at heart who heads four companies including her foundation which deals with homeless people and orphans. CEO for the Jezreel Group, Director for Loliwe Travel, a founding member for Jezreel Ministries and Ntebo Lesetla Foundation. Ntebo is the first African Woman to establish a unique Tourism Train Business Concept called (Loliwe Tourism Train which promotes travel and tourism in SA) She has featured in Top Business SA Magazines & Business News. A loving and dedicated mother of five children- 4 Boys and her Princess- and two “adopted” girls that she mentors. A Gospel Teacher who believes was called for the market place and governance. A philanthropist who always strive to see social justice, poverty alleviation and safety and security being prioritised in Africa. Her passion is to ensure that Africa as a continent is liberated from what she calls “Economic Oppression” Ntebo is known on screen in South Africa. (SABC) A former talk show host who also became versatile with her good sense of reporting both nationally and internationally. 

She is a recipient of the Africa Impact Leadership Award on Social & Economic Sustainability in Africa. Ntebo always has the passion for turning the best ideas into shows that educate, inform and inspire viewers from different backgrounds. She has accomplished the following in her career as a renowned journalist and business woman in South Africa:

  •  Wrote and produced compelling investigative and human interest stories on Economic. Political & Social Development in South Africa and Africa.
  • Personally interviewed different Heads of State from across the World including the first democratic president in SA – Nelson Mandela.
  • Administered and assisted various NGO in South Africa dealing with women, youth and unemployed.
  • Her company has won prestigious awards for standing out as an innovative business in various business sectors.

Ntebo was invited by the American News Channel CNN in the year 1998. She reported on the political news of South Africa and has interviewed South African/ African and International Heads of State as well as Business Leaders from across the globe. The show covered business issues, race relations and developmental stories for women in Africa. The show attracted many viewers nationwide sparking interesting and relevant issues affecting women and youth in particular young girls.

- In addition she Delivered brand awareness and growth for clients in Telecommunications, IT and real estate sectors, advertising and marketing

Patson Malisa

Patson Malisa

Deputy Presiding Officer of the African Union’s Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC)

Patson Malisa is a Diplomat Executive and Facilitator currently serving as Deputy Presiding Officer of the African Union’s Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC). Patson is the youngest Deputy Presiding Officer to be elected to the ECOSOCC Bureau. He is also President of the Organisation of African Youth. Prior to his election, Patson served as Head of Strategic Planning and Partnerships, as well as Acting Secretary for the Infrastructure and Energy Cluster of ECOSOCC.

He has experience as Chairman for South Africa at the Organisation of African Youth, Country Coordinator for the Network of African Youth for Development, as well as the Chairman for South Africa at the International Youth Council. He has also served on the Civil Society steering group of the Global Finance Facility.

He has served in the steering committee for the Post-2015 Development Agenda Stakeholder negotiations which took place at the United Nations Headquarters in April 2015.  He was also the Chair of Rapporteurs at the 2015 Parliament and Youth Summit on SDGs hosted by the Parliament of South Africa. He also served as the Youth Advocate to the 2nd High Level Meeting on the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation

Selegogo Molefe

Selegogo Molefe

Business Matchmaker and Co-founder, THUD and The People's Fund

A connector, entrepreneur, caretaker and activist who's a marketer at heart. Selebogo Molefe is the Founder of The Hookup Dinner (THUD), Africa's fastest rising entrepreneurship movement that believes in having and supporting an entrepreneur in every home. He's also co-founder of The People's Fund, an asset-based crowdfunding platform that seeks to unlock capital growth constraints for startups in emerging markets. He has interests in manufacturing, residential property, circular packaging and agriculture. He believes in Africa's economic potential through youth entrepreneurship enablement. 

Search for @DrLifesgud online and you might be pleasantly surprised.

For fun, Lebo travels across multiple borders as a bounty hunter searching for entrepreneurial talent to invest in or procure from for his corporate clientele with his team of mavericks located across various markets in Africa.

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Candice Modiselle

Candice Modiselle

Actress and Television Presenter

 Candice Modiselle is a young rising star, a multifaceted artist, public speaker, television presenter, actress, radio host, theatre practitioner, lecturer and brand ambassador, born and bred in the City of Johannesburg.

She recently completed her Honours, a Bachelor degree in Dramatic Arts- majoring in Dance Theatre and Arts Management with Choreography and Creative Composition as her Research Project. Being a young lady with an immense love for the arts, particularly Drama, she has participated in a number of professional stage productions on both the Wits and Grahamstown National Arts Festival platforms. Candice has also gone on to choreograph a dance theatre production, Unbecoming, which featured at the opening of the Wits Detours Festival. She later choreographed and performed in her solo production- And When You See Him at the SA's Dirty Laundry Festival in December 2016.

As an actress, the past 6 years have seen her feature as the lead role in two Durban Film Fest Movies produced by Natives At Large and the Youth Filmmaker Project, namely Thato and Bittersweet. In April 2016, Candice Modiselle went on to join the YOTV family as one of its newest presenter additions and was religiously on television screens nationwide daily at 15h30, SABC 1, until she announced her departure on the 1st of June 2018.

Her achievements in the past 2 years have caught the eye of a number of public platforms and gained coverage as a budding artist on the rise, many of which have deemed her the third ‘Modiselle Sister taking over showbiz’. Another

Candice wrapped up 2017 joining online radio platform, Massiv Metro, as a co-host on The Domino Effect, every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am-12pm. In April 2018 she announced that she would be hosting the weekend breakfast show, Monate Breakfast, alongside DJ Fingers from 6am-9am.

She recently starred in the Liberty and Calgro M3 film as the lead, Grace Mogorosi in One Way To Graceland, a film that serves to educate students on financial literacy, earning, saving and spending wisely. The film was show in Ster Kinekor Cinemas throughout the month of May to students under the “Smartbucks Mind Your Moolah” Primestars programme.

Candice Modiselle can currently be seen presenting on variety and lifestyle show, Selimathunzi on SABC1, 19H30.

Having partnered with numerous established brands, such as Forbes Africa and CNBC Africa as the first official host of the Forbes 30 Under 30 Meet Up, she considers herself a brand that’s an exemplary youth figure that can also cater to various markets. She believes that though she has many accolades under her belt at a young age, this is only the beginning for her promising career. Candice aims to become a household name whose deeply rooted passions as a multifaceted artist will catapult her to international stages and screens.

Jayesh Nair

Jayesh Nair

ProfitShare Partners,

Jayesh Nair is a seasoned professional with 20 years’ senior management experience in various industries, including education, private equity and management consulting for a number of local and international strategy, financial services and economic development consulting firms. He is currently the Director overseeing enterprise and supplier development programmes for Edge Growth, a dynamic, long-term impact investing company that provides holistic solutions that caters for the needs of corporates and entrepreneurs.

Jayesh sits on the Board of Directors for ProfitShare Partners, where he adds value through his strategic insights and industry experience.


ProfitShare Partners is disrupting traditional funding models to empower businesses for growth and to encourage economic trade.

ProfitShare Partners is a Fintech company that provides disruptive funding solutions and transaction support to SMEs who have no access to funding, security, financials or track record, but have a contract with a reputable company or organisation. We respond within 24 hours, generate a term sheet within 48 hours and pay out within seven days for new clients – all online. ProfitShare Partners Shares a profit percentage as opposed to charging interest.

ProfitShare Partners has its vision set on creating social impact in an industry that is underserviced yet presents the most viable opportunity for economic growth.


‘How SMEs can access short-term funding in under seven days’

Access to funding is challenging, especially considering the state of the economy. SMEs particularly face serious risk when working on major contracts for large corporates – immediate access to funding is important. With ProfitShare Partners, we can help build small businesses by offering funding solutions that enables them to deliver on their contracts, and supporting them in the delivery of their order. Time is valuable, which is why our model is designed to respond to funding applications within 24 hours, issue a terms sheet within 48 hours and pay out the order in 7 days for new clients and 48 hours for existing clients.

Sibusiso Ngobeni

Sibusiso Ngobeni

Assistant Director at Supported Employment Enterprises

Sibusiso Ngobeni is an Assistant Director at Supported Employment Enterprises and is responsible for communication and marketing. He holds a Bachelor degree in marketing management from Tshwane University of Technology and is registered for a Masters Degree, also at TUT. He has 9 –years experience in the public sector having worked as a senior communication officer at the department of justice and constitutional development and as principal communication officer at independent police investigative directorate. Part of his achievement was to transform Ipid branding out of government corporate identity and have their own logo, website, and intranet, so that their independence is clearly defined by members of the public. He has marketed the Sexual and Equality Court in Mpumalanga through community outreach programmes. He is currently working on getting the SEE project their own logo and website.

Thabang Mashigo

Thabang Mashigo

International Speaker, Africanist and Think Tank


Thabang Mashigo is an International Speaker, Africanist and Think Tank. Finding her niche as a Character Development Specialist, Transfor-preneur and Research consultant with expertise in the areas of Enterprise development, International Affairs and the Global political economy. Rated as one of the Top 10 Speakers in South Africa by the City of Western Cape in 2013. Holding a graduate degree in Political Science and International Relations, Honours in International Relations [WITS] and she is in the process of completing a Masters in Public Policy. Thabang is the Chief Executive Officer of Altitude Connection, an enterprise specialising in project management, investment and research. She also sits as a strategic director on a number of NPO’s, namely IKUSASA foundation [Education], Globuntu Academy [Youth and Entrepreneurship], Mastered Seed [Community trust] and Zimkhita [Healing Centre]. Thabang has graced many media platforms [Topbilling, SAFM, Shift, etc.] and continues to build sustained relationships with her clients in the public and private sector.

Dr. Emmanuel Imevbore

Dr. Emmanuel Imevbore

Chief Executive Officer of CEED Group


Dr. Emmanuel Imevbore is a business strategist, consultant, coach and author. He has at various times been a university lecturer and researcher, director of companies and consultant/adviser to several private and public sector operators across Africa. He currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of CEED Group, a South Africa based management consulting firm he founded along with three other partners in 2001.

Dr. Imevbore received his training as a business, leadership and organisational coach between 2004 and 2007 under the Quantum Organisation, United Kingdom and Institute of Neuro-Semantics Africa. He has since then been involved with training, coaching and mentoring small business owners and budding entrepreneurs in major African countries.

He is the founder of Business Intelligence Network (BIN), CEED Entrepreneurship School, and Convener of the International Association of Coach-Leaders and Mentors. His notable books include Business Intelligence; 10 Major Problems that Cripple Businesses; Going for Gold; and Turning Talents to Treasures.

Edward Moshole

Edward Moshole

Founder Chemfresh


From humble beginnings, Edward Moshole was employed as a cleaner at one of the major food processing companies and soon realized that this job is not my calling. From that same year I invested R68 out of my wages to start my new business, I bought stock of detergent and I began to sell to my fellow factory workers in 1999.

Year 2004 I resigned and I began to look after the interests of my company full time. By this time I was manufacturing my own brand – Chemfresh, which is a range of detergents and disinfectants, mainly for the industrial market. With the profit I made, I reinvested to build Chemfresh for the retail market.

The story of how Edward Moshole started his company is one of those truly inspirational entrepreneurial stories. Edward turned R68 into a thriving business with nothing more than sheer passion, clear vision and sheer determination.

Year 2007 the Chemfresh brand showed remarkable strength by entering the mass retailing market of Pick ‘n Pay. Over the past years in the business world our company

has gained a good reputation, backed by the quality of the products and services we give to our valuable, current and future customers.

We currently serve retailers and industrial market with our brand and supplier-related products, and our customers are very happy. Our entire range is 100% products of South Africa.

 Ezlyn Barends

Ezlyn Barends

Founder- Dream Girls Academy

Recognised as a Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans to Watch and World Economic Forum Global Shaper, Ezlyn Barends is an ambitious, highly organized and dynamic self-starter. With over 10 years professional experience spanning strategic planning, business development, marketing and social entrepreneurship, Ezlyn possesses a unique set of skills and diverse experience that enables a strong and broad business perspective. She has extensive experience in creating and driving high performance teams whilst delivering bottom line benefits. Widely recognised for innovative approaches to problem-solving and exceptional leadership skills. Past experience ranges from Key Account Management for global multinational firms to social entrepreneurial ventures with exceptional track record of building brands and organisational capabilities.  In November 2011, Ezlyn founded DreamGirls Academy, an education, coaching and mentoring organisation for teen girls and young women. Widely acknowledged as effective change leader and for strong collaboration with business partners, commitment to quality and mentoring of young talent. Ezlyn holds a Bachelors in Business Administration, an MBA which she gained in the UK and a Certificate in Impact Investing from Oxford University. Ezlyn’s passion for making a difference in society has been recognised and celebrated through a range of accolades including 2015 Spark Changemaker of the Year Award, Top 20 Inspiring Youth in SA and Mercedes Benz South Africa- 21 Icons.

Mosotho Moshoane

Mosotho Moshoane

MD Beetrootpine

Mosotho Moshoane is a 22 year old author, entrepreneur and motivational speaker who hails from the capital city Pretoria He boasts international experience after spending 4 years in  Thailand. He is a budding entrepreneur with ownership in several companies that span in a variety of sectors. His biggest success is his Google certified digital agency known as Beatroot Pineapple. He has appeared on all major forms of media for various reasons be it entrepreneurship or his book titled 15 pages and soon to be released book titled Business is a language. He is also the winner of season 1 entrepreneurship game show “Game Plan” which is aired on Sabc 2.He has been featured on The Citizen newspaper, Tembisan, Pretoria news, Ann7 , Massiv Metro and Tshwane FM to  name a  few He is also a popular speaker at both business events and general events he has spoken at African Entrepreneurs council and at Leeuwkop Jail under the organization Guluva in a suit which helps motivate inmates to make better choices. Overall Mosotho Moshoane is a young man who is always contributing something and making things happen for others and himself.

Mbulelo Mpofana

Mbulelo Mpofana

Co-founder, Investsure Technologies

Mbulelo is one of the co-founders of InvestSure- an insurance technology company. Before his entrepreneurial passion took over his life Mbulelo acquired 6 years of financial, capital management, risk management and actuarial science experience working for a large international corporate.

InvestSure provides a set of APIs that enable partner investment platforms to offer its unique Investment Insurance product to their clients. InvestSure is the creator of a world first insurance product that enables shareholders to manage their exposure to the risk of investment losses caused by management fraud and dishonesty; such as Steinhoff, Resilient and EOH. Once InvestSure technology is added to a trading platform, it enables users to easily buy insurance on their shares with a single click. The full process from buying insurance to settling claims is fully automated. InvestSure launched it product on one of South Africa’s largest and fastest growing trading platforms Easy Equities in May 2018.

Allon Raiz

Allon Raiz

Founder and CEO, Raizcorp

Allon Raiz is regarded both locally and globally as a pioneer and maverick in the business-incubation industry. He is the founder and CEO of Raizcorp which, according to The Economist, is the only genuine incubator in Africa and which currently supports over 500 businesses. 

Allon is the author of two best-selling entrepreneurial books – Lose the Business Plan and What to Do When You Want to Give Up. He hosted the first national radio show on entrepreneurship in South Africa in 2004; wrote and hosted the first South African prime-time entrepreneurship reality television show; and created and published an ongoing entrepreneurial cartoon strip. Allon is currently hosting his sixth season of the popular The Big Small Business Show on Business Day TV, and is a regular columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine. 

Allon is a co-founder of the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation South Africa and Rural Roots, and is on the advisory and judging boards of numerous local and international NGOs and entrepreneurial awards. His passion for and focus on the development of entrepreneurs attracted the attention of the World Economic Forum (WEF) which, in 2008, recognised Allon as a Young Global Leader. 

As an accomplished international speaker, Allon was invited to speak at the 2011 WEF Annual Meeting held in Davos, Switzerland. In 2011, he was also invited to become a member of the WEF’s Global Agenda Council on Fostering Entrepreneurship, making him one of 15 recognised global experts in the field. More recently, he became a member of the WEF’s Global Future Council. 

In 2013, Allon received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the Oliver Transformation and Empowerment Awards. The following year, he became the country winner, regional winner and continental winner of the Titan Award for Building Nations. 

Since 2014, Allon has guest lectured annually at Oxford University where he is recognised as the Oxford University Saïd Business School’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence. 

In 2015, Allon received an invitation from the White House, on behalf of President Barack Obama, to speak at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit held in Kenya.

Jeremy Maggs

Jeremy Maggs

Journalist, Radio Host and Television Presenter

Jeremy Maggs is seen daily on eNCA where he hosts 'News Day'. In addition, he presents TV's longest-running marketing and media magazine show, "Maggs on Media".

On corporate stages, Maggs’s brand-new talk is 'Discover What it Takes to Win! in South Africa'. Through the remarkable lives of 20 South African winners, across all strata of society, his talk shares the personal stories of some of South Africa's leading luminaries.

Maggs has been a journalist for over 30 years and has worked across all the media platforms - newspapers, radio, television and magazines.

He spent 10 years at Radio 702 where he rose to Head of News. He was instrumental in developing the Eyewitness News brand.

At SABC2 he was lead anchor on 'am-today on SABC2. Later he hosted the South African incarnation of hit television quiz show 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire'.

As advertising and media writer on the Financial Mail, Maggs is the editor of the authoritative yearly industry review 'Ad Focus'.

In 2017 he was inducted into the Liberty Radio Awards Hall of Fame and also won the best news and current affairs programme category for his show 'The Power Update on Power 98.7 FM.

Lebo Gunguluza

Lebo Gunguluza

Entrepreneur, Turnaround Strategist, Inspirational Business Speaker and Dragon Investor

Lebo Gunguluza, Entrepreneur, Turnaround Strategist, Inspirational Business Speaker and Dragon Investor on SA's Dragons Den TV Show - known as the "The Breakthrough Entrepreneur"

Mr. Lebo Gunguluza joined the professional speaking fraternity in August 2011 due to the demand created by his inspirational story of overcoming tremendous odds to succeed. By December 2011 he was chosen as one of the Top 3 new motivational speakers of 2011 in South Africa by a leading speaker bureau. 

Lebo was also chosen among many to be a Dragon on South Africa's first Dragon's Den TV Show, an internationally acclaimed TV Show started in the UK, which started broadcasting on DSTV's Mzansi Magic from 23 September 2014. 

At the age of 27, he became one of South Africa's youngest self-made black millionaires, without any funding or tenders from government, and over the years he built a multi-million rand empire where he had to overcome tremendous odds on his entrepreneurial journey. He is one of the key founders and President of the South African Black Entrepreneurs Forum (SABEF) to address issues facing black entrepreneurs in South Africa. Gunguluza adapted the title of "'The Ultimate Breakthrough Entrepreneur" and was awarded with the "Africa Heritage Youth Entrepreneur Award" five years later. He also became a resident millionaire youth entrepreneur on a youth TV programme called "Take 5", where he guided, motivated and inspired aspiring youth entrepreneurs who are starting or running their own businesses. He was honoured by the Millionaires Club with the Leadership Award in May 2010, and later received the Bethesda Business Award for his contribution to the development of Entreprenuership in South Africa.

He is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Gem (Gunguluza Enterprises and Media) Group established in 2002, an integrated media and hospitality group with interests in companies that serve in the media, communications, hospitality and IT spheres. 

Mr. Gunguluza has extensive experience in communication and media having consulted as National Director of Media Communications for membership-driven organisations such as Nafcoc and the Institute for Local Government Management. Mr. Gunguluza's career started at SABC where he was responsible of promoting the African Language stations, and later Metro FM. He then left for a broadcasting course in the US, and came back to join Herdbouys Advertising. That is where he gained strong understanding of the media and advertising business. His journey as an entrepreneur started in entertainment through his first company Gunguluza Entertainment and later refocused his businesses towards corporate communication and media spaces. 

He then later founded the Gem Group which has diversified to various portfolios within the media, leisure and hospitality space which include publishing, television, communication technologies, restaurants, hotels and resort properties. He is also the Chairman and Principal Consultant of the Local Government Business Network (LGBN). Having an interest in Uhuru Communications, has had him oversee the Commercial Direction of Uhuru Publishing, which published Sawubona - SAA's inflight publication, Metro Live - Metro FM's new publication, and currently publishing government related publications such as Municipal Focus, distributed to all municipalities in South Africa, and published Public Sector Manager (PSM) which is distributed to all Government Directors in the country and SEO Review, which is distributed to all State Owned Entities. 

One of his entities Izani Media, which has various divisions that were initiated through his 12-12-12 mentorship programme that finished on 12 December 2016, where 4 entities were adopted as the final beneficiaries of the programme. These include Izani Publishing, which has become the first 100% black youth woman owned magazine publishing and distribution company in South Africa, which produces contract publications on behalf of corporate, special events and government. This entity has to date published annual magazine for most major events in South Africa, including the Metro FM Awards, the South African Music Awards, the South African Film and Television Awards, the Joy of Jazz Festival and the Delicious Festival among others. The other entity is Intouch Africa, a specialist communications and events management company, which creates major events for corporate and public sectors. Intouch Africa works closely with Moove Events and Exhibitions, an events furniture and decor company where Mr. Gunguluza acquired an interest and is the director and Executive Chairman. Moove started 3 years ago, holding 375 square meters of furniture and decor, now it holds 8000 square meters and has become the biggest black owned furniture, decor and exhibitions company in South Africa.  His interest in Africa has been growing steadily, starting in the neighbouring countries through his portfolio of businesses in Botswana, with companies such as Rosewell Chauffeurs, the leading chauffeur drive company in Botswana, as well his planned establishment of an events infrastructure and furniture company, and a hotel in Gaborone. Mr. Gunguluza has always had interest in the transport sector through the establishment of the fourth company that he retained under the 12-12-12 programme, Gem Driven in South Africa, which is backed by Pastranscor, South Africa's leading VIP and Diplomatic Transportation company that provide and manages Executive, VIP and Diplomatic transportation from providing Air Charters, Yachts, Armoured and Luxury Vehicles to both government and private sector, with the intention of becoming the biggest black player in the VIP Transportation space in Africa

Mr. Gunguluza also a Director of Government Property Management (GovPro) which specialises in helping municipalities and government manage their land and immovable property better and enhance their revenues, by also installing the best systems that have been proven to work. In expanding his hospitality portfolio, Mr. Gunguluza recently launched the Izani Media and Hotels, administered by Izani Hotels which provides communications and hotel management solutions to forward thinking luxury hotels that want to provide a great guest experience. Izani Travel was launched in 2010 which provides and manages executive travel solutions, hospitality and holiday packages for corporate, VIPs, government and high-end consumers. The Izani is an entrepreneurship developmental and mentorship initiative that Mr. Lebo Gunguluza launched on 12 December 2012 called 12-12-12, where he committed to recruiting 12 Entrepreneurs, every 12 Months to run 12 Enterprises. The programme focused mainly on media, hospitality, communications and technology entrepreneurs, which supported more than 30 very dynamic young black entrepreneurs over the past four years. Mr. Gunguluza learnt a great deal about entrepreneurship, mentorship and their reality through his initiative and has been sharing these lessons since the beginning of this year as he feels they will liberate the African mindset and the youth.

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Mampho Brescia

Mampho Brescia

Television Presenter, Actress and Voice Over Artist

Mampho Brescia is a multi-award nominated South African Television, Film and Theatre actress, and prominent media personality, icon and influencer. 

Mampho is currently featured as the lead in ‘Isibaya’ , curent winner of best Soapie Awards at both the SAFTA’s and Royalty Awards– prime time viewing on Mzansi Magic where she plays the role of Isibaya’s villain Iris Zungu, role that has earned her various accolades from the industry and the public at large. Mampho is also lead in the cast of the acclaimed SABC 1 drama Mfolozi Street 2, which topped 4 million viewers on its first season.

 Mampho is an important influencer and icon, with capacity to reach tens of thousands of fans at any given time, through various social media platforms. Her careful and selective approach to media interaction and portrayal has ensured that she has constructed a well-respected brand, embedded with positive and appealing characteristics to a widening market. 

Mampho Brescia is a seasoned actor, who has perfected her craft through studies in both Hollywood (at the prestigious Howard Feinn Actors studio) and in South Africa (through legendary acting coaches Dorothy Anne Gould and Fiona Ramsey) . Her acting roles in the USA ( lead on the well-received Film ‘What to bring to America’ ; supporting roles in the Hit shows ‘Revenge’ and ‘Luck’ ) as well as roles in many of the major tv shows in South Africa (Generations, Isidingo, Jacob’s Cross, Home Affairs, Zero Tolerance) have established her as one of the most acclaimed acting talents currently on our screens as well as an all-round loved and consistent media personality. 

These acclaims are matched by the significant following she has acquired amongst fans, always eager to follow her, and eager to engage via the various social media platforms. 

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