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Thabang Mashigo Thabang Mashigo

Thabang Mashigo is an International Speaker, Africanist and Think Tank. She has found 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. She was rated as one of the Top 10 Speakers in South Africa by the City of Western Cape in 2013. She holds a graduate degree in Political science and International Relations, an Honours in International Relations [both from University of Witswatersrand] and 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 Non-Profit organisations, 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.

 

 
Thys van Zyl Thys van Zyl

Thys was born in the small town of Bela-Bela in the North-West Province. 

Thys grew up in a home were his family were all business entrepreneurs in different fields of the business fraternity and soon realized that you could sell your services to the open market, at a price that could be negotiated. His grandfather build his own truck from scratch with his bare hands, which paved the way to start his own transport business. This was allowed, even though he was still at school, on condition that he would still meet all his school responsibilities. 

Thys started his business career in 2000 at the age of 16 when he approached the Total Group as a cashier in their store. Because of his good relationship with their customer base, he soon received an offer from the Spar Group, where he was employed in operations for the period 2001 until 2002. Thys matriculated at the end of 2002 after which he joined one of South Africa’s largest Financial Services Groups as a Financial Advisor, during which period he excelled as one of the youngest Top Performing Advisors  of all times. Soon afterwards he started his own business as a Franchisee and realized that this was what he wanted to do. "I always had a desire to be a franchisee, and realized it was just a matter of timing, having all the right pieces in all the right places at just the right time," he says. 

Thys started off by working as a Cashier in the local Garage Tug shop, after which he joined The Spar Group, which made for great on-the-job training, and which came in handy later years when he stepped out on his own to purchase his first Pizza Perfect franchise in 2007. He eventually came to ask himself, "Why make millions of rands for somebody else when you have the ability to make it for yourself?" The Franchise industry became a reality when Thys and his brother Chris opened up their first Pizza Perfect, which is still in operation till today. Capital was raised from a chosen few, who included friends and family members and slowly but surely they started building their own empire.  A passion for people (investors and employees alike) keeps Thys tirelessly focused on finding better ways to do things. Based on popular demand, Thys realized that the same value offering could be introduced to the general public, but this meant that the product had to be revisited, ensuring that it would meet all legal and corporate governance requirements. 

He focuses on cultivating employee relationships by spending time observing, guiding, coaching, and encouraging employees in both the individual franchise stores, as well as the corporate office. Thys continues to drive operational excellence across the core product portfolio through product rationalization and key process initiatives while simultaneously strengthening the company's competitive advantage through key acquisitions. He has driven growth through innovation and has given birth, to a new market segments such as The Franchise Co.’s own brand name products, as well as ensuring The Franchise Co.’s investment in a diverse portfolio of own brand franchises. 

 
Jon Foster-Pedley Jon Foster-Pedley

It takes a multi-talented leader, innovative businessperson and expert in curriculum design to direct Henley Business School South Africa. Dean and Director Jonathan Foster-Pedley has worked in six continents and has over thirty years of global business experience. He is a former airline pilot and senior executive in the European aerospace industry, and has guided and facilitated cohesion and productivity in international and local multicultural sales and marketing and management teams. He is also an entrepreneur, a leading academic and coach (working as a visiting professor in Strategy, Creativity and Innovation), and a writer and blogger.

Foster-Pedley’s expertise in strategy, creativity, design, thinking and innovation are key features of the Henley MBA curriculum. He has developed hands-on programmes designed to stimulate innovative business thinking strategies, to increase productivity in the workplace, and to develop self-confidence, self-belief, creativity, proactivity and out-of-the-box thinking. Foster-Pedley has the business acumen, the academic prowess, and the social conscience to direct Henley students so that they reach the full productive potential in every facet of their daily lives.

 
Dr Gerhard van Rensburg Dr Gerhard van Rensburg

Gerhard founded New Era Leadership and worked as a leadership and executive coach, development facilitator and academic supervisor since 2002. He holds a doctorate in leadership and organisational structures. He is currently an associate of The Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management. Since 2015 Gerhard is director of the Future Leaders Africa and faculty member of the Oil & Gas Knowledge Sharing Training Institute. He, furthermore, is a member of the prestigious International Association of Corporate Executive Coaches (ACEC). 

Gerhard is well-known for his articles in the leadership field and is a column writer for the CEO magazine. He published two leadership books, The Leadership Challenge In Africa (foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu), and Leadership Thoughts. His articles were published in several leadership, management and human resources publications such as CEO, PMR, HR Future, HR.com and BusinessBrief.

As stated in his book, The Leadership Challenge In Africa, Gerhard’s passion is to see the people in South Africa and the African continent grow and develop in such a way that they will live proudly, prosperously and respected by the rest of the world - as envisaged in the idea of an African Renaissance. To make the dream come true, Africans themselves need to claim their destiny and invest in the development of visionary leaders with moral integrity and world-class competence. Gerhard contributes to this ideal by partnering with organisations in the development of their leadership.” Gerhard lives in Pretoria, South Africa. His websites are at : www.newlead.co.za  and www.futureleaders-africa.co.za

Gerhard has been awarded the Titans Building Nations Country winner in Education and Training (South Africa : Private Sector) award in 2015 and the Best 100 Global Coaching Leaders Award winner (World HRD Congress) in 2017

 

 

 
Pontsho Manzi Pontsho Manzi

Pontsho Manzi: publisher, author and editor-in-chief of Fabulous Woman Magazine

Pontsho Manzi is the Executive Chairperson and CEO of BoAm Investments, a holding company for Recrutrain, FabImage, Orassi and Bonisa Media, which she founded in 2004. She is a social entrepreneur, author, world-renowned professional speaker and business and image coach. Pontsho is the founder, editor-in-chief and publisher of Fabulous Woman magazine and author of Diary for Fabulous You and Sisterhood Charter book. In 2015 she was the First Runner Up in the BBQ Awards’ Outstanding Woman in Business Category and a judge at the MTN Radio Awards. In 2014, she won the Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Play Your Part Awards at the SA Premier Business Awards. In 2013, Pontsho was a finalist in the ‘International Business Woman category” of Women 4 Africa Awards. In 2011, she was awarded the Anne Dreyer Rising Star Award. Passionate about women empowerment, ethical womanhood and youth development, Pontsho founded the Fabulous Girls Foundation and Fabulous Woman Awards as a platform for all women to pay it forward by helping one another.

 

 
Elaine Jacob Elaine Jacob

As a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker, I can offer you workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching, aiding your personal and professional growth through study and practical application of John’s proven leadership methods. Working together, I will move you and/or your team or organization in the desired direction to reach your goals.

I have had the privilege of being a project manager within the development sector of South Africa for the past 15 years, with various international aid organizations namely USAID, UK-AID, AusAID and CARE International. I have earned a Masters degree in Industrial Psychology from the University of Stellenbosch investigating creative and strategic human-resource management solutions.

I have also had the privilege of working in the private sector and am now the CEO of The Leadership Academy SA aimed at skilling the young people of my beautiful country, where youth unemployment poses a huge and debilitating threat to a growing economy. I successfully run two other companies, which has fueled my passion for entrepreneurial education. The Term ENTRE-LEADER is one that has sparked interest in partnering with the worlds' Leadership Guru Dr John C. Maxwell, a strategic collaboration to bring life-altering Leadership Wealth to South Africa.

The Leadership Academy SA is proud to be an official partner with John Maxwell to provide excellent leadership solutions. Elaine Jacob is a Maxwell certified speaker, teacher, and coach. As a partner, we are able to offer certified John Maxwell leadership seminars, roundtables, workshops, mastermind groups, coaching, and more. “I have been mentored by John from afar for the first part of my life through his life-altering teachings and books and close up ever since I have been selected to represent the John Maxwell Team. I have been living the life of my dreams ever since. Being associated with the world’s best teachers and coaches has set my heart on fire If you would like to join me in setting your world on fire, have a coffee with me, and let me partner with you for your success!! It’s your time my friend."

 
Lesego Mashishi-Matlala Lesego Mashishi-Matlala

Mrs Lesego Mashishi-Matlala is an Occupational Therapy graduate from The University of Pretoria. She is currently the Director of Limitless Occupational Therapy Services , Co-Director of PEU Solutions, Co-Director of Kidz Inc Exclusive Salon, Trustee of The Bee Empowered Movement which is a non-profit organization geared towards revitalization of the township economy, and an ambassador of The Bong Ngema-Zuma Foundation, whose primary aim is to create awareness about Diabetes.

Mrs Mashishi-Matlala has overcome various adversities such as losing both her parents by the age of seventeen. This has cultivated her passion in speaking about self-empowerment and how each individual human being has the power to strategize and carve their lives in a manner that allows them to reach their dreams and aspirations.

As a young African female in business, she has learnt valuable strategies and principles in business that have sharpened her business acumen. This is what drives her to impart the knowledge she has gained in order to equip aspiring business people and those already in business on how to start-up, maintain or grow their business’s

 
Chuma Myoli Chuma Myoli

Chumna Myoli is the Customer Relations / Marketing Manager at Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) since September 2016, where her duties include Quarterly and Annual budgeting, Tracking of operational and financial performance of key accounts, Strategic planning of coal export flow and business unit, Strategic management of accounts and Annual development and review of sales strategy. Her previous role at TFR was as the key Accounts/ Marketing Manager & Acting Corporate Affairs Manager.

 

Prior to joining Transnet Freight Rail, she worked as the Communications & Marketing Coordinator at the Mandela Bay Development Agency; the PR & Events Management Officer at MBDA (August 2010 – March 2011), and Missionvale Care Centre and Board Member & Volunteer, as well as the PR & Events Management Officer (Jan 2009 – June 2010).

 

Myoli completed 2 years of B Comm Marketing at UPE (2004 – 2006) ; achieved a  Business Management Diploma at NMMU where she graduated in (2009); completed GIBBS Commercial Capability Building Programme (2013); and completed the Ports Information Sharing Programme in Antwerp, Belgium (2013).  She was one of 3 students selected by NMMU to represent the business school at Zhejiang University for the academic course “Doing Business in China” in 2015, and one of 10 students selected by NMMU to represent the business school on a leadership tour in 2016. Additionally she is one of the 22 students selected by NMMU to attend the business schools innovation tour in Minnesota, USA (2016).

 

Recently she completed MBA, Treatise Title: “Marketing Framework for the Container Port of Ngqura” – Graduation date April 2017, and

Submitted Doctorate proposal at NMMU for research title: “Positioning South Africa for destination marketing in global markets”. If successful, research will commence in 2017.

 

Myoli was named the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber Top 40 under 40 achiever for 2011, and the youngest Missionvale Care Centre Trustee member. Other achievements include becoming a member of the Port Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce Health and Wellness Task Team Committee; and member of the Executive Mayor’s Education Task Team (2011 – 2013). She became well known for giving public/motivational speeches to empower women and teenagers at various high school events.

 

 
Regine le Roux Regine le Roux

I am a reputation management specialist.

After completing my BCom Communication Management degree Cum Laude (and top student for the year) from the University of Pretoria in 2001, South Africa, I started my career as a research analyst at Access Market International, which was part of the management consulting firm Bentley West owned by GijimaAST. During this time I managed a number of research based projects and change management assignments. One of the projects that I was involved with was to measure the reputation of the IT industry; I was then allowed to use the study as the base for my Masters Degree (MCom), which I completed within a year. From there, I wanted to gain more experience in the communication field and joined Adele Lucas Promotions where I project managed the Soweto Festival and also assisted with a number of Public Relations (PR) assignments. During this time I realised that there was a gap in the market when it came to research and PR. In 2005 (with the blessing and support of Adele Lucas), I started Reputation Matters, with a key focus on measuring reputations. We have develop a research tool, the Repudometer® that scientifically measures an organisation’s reputation.  We look at the whole organisation to see what is building or breaking down their reputations. From these results, we are able to quantify an organisation’s reputation, identify and bridge the organisational gaps and strengthen their reputation through customised communication initiatives.

A couple of key achievements over the past few years:

·         2016  Businesswomen’s Association, Regional Business Achiever Award FINALIST

·         2016  Rotary International Double Paul Harris recognition on a District and Club level

·         2015  Wrote and published the book: Reputation Matters, Building blocks to becoming the business people want to do business with

·         2015  Hosted the inaugural international reputation management conference with four international and four local speakers

·         2015  NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards:  Research leading to Innovation: By a team or individual in an SMME NOMINEE

·         2015  Rotary International, District 9350 (South Africa, Namibia, Angola) Chairperson responsible for Public Image  

·         2015  Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA) Chairperson for the Western Cape

·         2014  Rotary Club Newlands: Board of Directors, with specific focus on Public Image

·         2014  Businesswomen’s Association: Regional Business Achievers Award NOMINEE

·         2012  2014 Rated number 1 Reputation Management Company in South Africa (TopSEOs)

·         2011  Bronze Winners: PRISA Prism awards in the category: Corporate Communication

·         2008  Expanded Reputation Matters to Cape Town

·         2005  Started Reputation Matters

·         2004  Completed my Master’s degree within a year

·         2004  South African Institute for Management Scientists (SAIMS), Winning Paper

·         2002  Completed my Honours degree Cum Laude and was the top Communication Management student

 
Unathi September Unathi September

Unathi September is the co-founder and director at Gradesmatch, a research and innovation company based at The Innovation Hub of South Africa. Unathi started his professional career in the investment banking sector through Barclays Africa Group, subsequently leaving to pursue his interests in education and social entrepreneurship. He has vast experience in the Education field as he has worked as a teacher and a researcher. He has successfully run an Education non-profit organisation (Inspire Foundation Group Africa) for 6 years with the support of the SA private sector that amongst other projects, runs a Career Guidance programme and a Mathematics and Science Academy. During his time at Barclays, he was also the Chairperson of the Graduates Education Committee in Africa. Unathi is a graduate of the University of Cape Town, where he acquired a Masters degree in Educational Technology and a BCom Honours degree in Information Systems.

 
Jabulane Hope Thabethe Jabulane Hope Thabethe

Born in South Africa, Kempton Park East of Johannesburg Jabulane Hope Thabethe aspires to become one of the best Leaders in Africa, just  22 year I have achieved a lot winning SA Upcoming Leader of the year at SA Awards2016 and I have a NPO HOPE FOR AFRICA FOUNDATION helping plight of children that go to school without shoes and also Collecting Sanitary pads for girls who can’t afford .The brain behind two movements which is Barefoot Walk #40dayswithouthShoes initiative where he walked over 120 days without wearing his shoes between Summer & Winter to create awareness that there are kids who walk distances to school without wearing any shoes, he managed to help 120 kids with pairs of school shoes. Recently he walked from Johannesburg to Durban for the same cause of raising school shoes but on the #WalkforChangeDurban he also included Sanitary and have Business which is My Diary Concepts which deals with Events and Marketing management. 

 
Conrad David Conrad David

Conrad is the founder and CEO of Hashtag South Africa, a Social Media Technology Company focusing its growth objectives in line with the vision : 2030 of South Africa. Conrad has gained recognition as 100 Most Influential Young South Africans in the Category of Science and Technology for 2016 After matriculating in 2003, Conrad enrolled at Cape Peninsula University of Technology where he pursued his passion in Marketing and Advertising. In 2008 Conrad ventured to London to pursue a career in Advertising,failing application Shortly after he acquired a position at a Skills development college while witnessing the collapse of Financial Institutions and the start of the Global Recession, where he educated foreign students on using computers. It was here that he grasped the concept of world communication and connection and how similar we as mankind are once we relate to a focused idea. Hashtag South Africa he has identified the problems in 12 spheres of world societies and created actionable solutions for the next decade. Social Media together with the INTERNET are powerful tools to unite, share and pioneer projects to everyday working activities. Hashtag South Africa helps business and government to achieve this. Conrad has published several articles to National and Regional newspapers on the Power and utility of Social Media, he often has takes calls on radio advising South African’s on Social Media ethics and Principles. Focused Services in : Social Media Strategy / Consultation and Training / Digital Ad Strategies Additional Services : App Dev / Web / hardware & Fibre solutions Hashtag South Africa has gained great Recognition to Business South Africa : 2012 – Technology Newcomer of the Year Recognition in KZN 2013 – Listed Online as Top 10 Most Innovative Start-up’s in SA 2014 – SA Technology Top 100 Emerging Qualifier (TT100) 2016 – Recognised as 100 Most Influential Young South Africans, Science and Technology Celebrating 5 Years in Business Hashtag South Africa Social Media Pty Ltd Mobile : +27 84 580 7363 Email : 

 
Siya Beyile Siya Beyile

Siyabonga Beyile is the 23-year-old founder of The Threaded Man - Africa’s largest men’s fashion and lifestyle portal. In addition, The Threaded Man works with brands on communicating effectively with African millennials. 

Born on the 7th December 1993 in Cape Town, Siya attended Wynberg Boys’ High School on a Culture Scholarship. As an all-rounder he competed in sports such as rugby, hockey and athletics, and was also heavily involved in cultural activities including the choir, debating and playing the trumpet and clarinet.

After matriculating from Wynberg, Siya enrolled at Fashion School, LISOF, where he majored in Trends and Garment Construction. It was during this time that he launched The Threaded Man blog, to cater for African men’s fashion. Due to financial reasons, Siya was forced to abandon his studies but this motivated him to focus on creating a business out of his blog.  

Even though Siya was told by many people that his business idea wouldn’t work, he persisted and built up his credibility through positions as an intern with numerous respected names in the fashion and lifestyle space. With the rapid growth of The Threaded Man on social media, Siya was approached by a private investor Sylvia Schutte, from full service communication agency Stratitude. She saw a future for The Threaded Man and began mentoring Siya. September 2016 Siya bought out his business partners and he now owns 100 percent of the business.

The Threaded Man has evolved into a portal for men’s fashion, with a team that consults for major brands; Adidas, Stuttafords, American Swiss, TITAN watches, H&M, SAB, and Pandora to name a few. The Threaded Man also has a styling department, styling TV productions and TV performers including Nomuzi Mabena, DJ MsCosmo, Khuli Chana and Somizi Mhlongo. This year, at age 22, Siya was appointed as the Fashion Director for the South African Music Awards & The MTV Africa Music Awards.

Forbes Africa has recently announced Siya as one of Africa’s 30 under 30 for 2016, GQ has named him as one of the 7 leading voices of African men’s fashion, he featured as part of the top 50 best dressed men in South Africa, and he has appeared in various publications such as The Times, Cape Argus, GQ UK and America. In addition, Siya was selected as one of 5 South Africans to attend The Meeting of the Minds: South Africa’s Enterprising Next Generation conference in New York City. While there, The Threaded Man partnered with NYC based agency Ndosi Strategies, to help establish an office in New York which has seen him grab international brands as clients and also becoming part of the Global fashion circuit.

Siya Beyile is also a budding public speaker!

 


 

 
Jeffrey Mulaudzi Jeffrey Mulaudzi

Jeffrey Mulaudzi was born and raised in Alexandra Johannesburg where he lived with two siblings and his mother who is a domestic worker.  Growing up with Dyslexia made him restless and also pushing to be unique as competition was tough at school and outside. 

In 2010 he gave his hockey coach a tour of his hometown Alexandra by bicycle, he enjoyed it so much that he immediately called up four of his friends, with the money they gave him he bought two more bicycles and that is how his Buvhi Group ( Alexandra Bicycle Tours) was created. .

Different from other entrepreneurs he started a Group Company operating 3 independent companies namely: 
Buvhi Entrepreneur Development
Buvhi Insurance
Buvhi Tours (trading as Alexandra Bicycle Tours and transport services) 

Unlike the bus tour offered Jeffrey wanted to give the tourist a closer  insight of Alexandra giving them the opportunity to explore and interact with the locals, and not just sightsee.  


Jeffrey recently opened a Entrepreneur Development Library in Ga- Molepo Limpopo and Alexandra Johannesburg.

 

 
Oyama Dyosiba, Oyama Dyosiba,

Oyama Dyosiba is a South African businessman, social entrepreneur, model and actor. He’s gained six years of national and international corporate experience with his companies Oyama Management Agency, Digital Influencer, Feshen.co.za and various corporations. In 2010, Dyosiba founded Oyama Management Agency, which focus on Public Relations, Marketing, talent and event Management. Dyosiba also starred on television shows Isidingo the Need, Scandal, Tempy Pushes and My Girl "D".

In 2014 Oyama Management Agency was honoured best agency in South Africa by the Sylbna Fashion and Lifestyle Awards. GQ Magazine also named Dyosiba one of the best-dressed men in South Africa.

 
Claire Mawisa Claire Mawisa

Born in Cape Town, Claire Mawisa was launched into the spotlight at only fourteen years old after being approached by a model boss of one of South Africa’s most successful modelling agencies. Soon signed with Topco Models and was entered into the prestigious model competition Cosmopolitan Model of the Year 1994 -with the intent of familiarising her with the model/fashion industry. The novice model achieved the unthinkable when she went on to win the competition, beating professional and established models. At fifteen year old she became the youngest and the second black South African beauty to be featured on the cover of the local Cosmopolitan magazine. ‘Claire’ – The Personality This tremendous accomplishment catapulted her into the limelight: she travelled many exotic destinations for her work assignments and she has graced many magazine covers. Modelling lead her to television where she hosted shows as ONE, The Cut, Face 2 Face, You’re Hired – to name a few. Claire’s also had radio career both on and off the microphone at stations such as YFM, Metro FM, Radio 2000 and Kaya FM. In November 2014, Claire left Kaya FM to pursue her business interest and focus on her passion of empowering young women. As a qualified Life Skills coach is continuously pursuing her passion of helping women through various empowerment workshops through her Code Teen initiative (www.codeteen.com). She and her partner Karen Burt facilitate workshops nationally and this passed year they interacted with over twenty-eight thousand young females across different tertiary and corporate environments In April 2015 Claire joined the Carte Blanche team as an investigative journalist. Claire remains active in the TV, radio as well as print sectors and continues to host events. Ends. For bookings please contact: Name: Gorata Mugudamani Mobile: 071 364 7988 E-mail: gorata@highrotation.co.za Website: www.highrotation.co.za

 
Loyiso Bala Loyiso Bala

As a teenager Loyiso Bala was classically trained, finishing top of hisclass, at the prestigious Drakensberg Boys Choir in South Africa. Helater on became the youngest conductor of the National Youth Choir at the age of 19. This laid the foundation for his solo career and at the end of 2002, where he embarked on a world tour that saw him stopping off inLondon, America, Asia and the Middle East. Right away his musicsolidified his reputation as South Africa’s king of R&B, with singlessuch as Girl Without A Name and Gimme The Night. His first album sold triple-platinum. Since then, he has received numerous awards ranging from 5 SouthAfrican Music Awards -SAMAs, 3 Metro FM Awards, a South AfricanFilm and TV Award-SAFTA for Best Musical Score. He was also voted in as You Magazine’s sexiest man, GQ’s most stylishman and Mens Health’s best man. Loyiso has performed alongside artists of the highest caliber includingStevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, John Legend, Brian McKnight, EltonJohn, Will Smith and Akon but his most memorable performances havebeen performing for some of the highest dignitaries, such as NelsonMandela, Richard Branson, Gordon Brown, Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfreyand many more. A philanthropist at heart, Loyiso is an ambassador for Nelson Mandela’s 46664 brand, the Smile Foundation, Afrika Tikkun, Cotlandsand the South African Field Band Foundation, which sees him supporting several charitable and worthwhile causes. Most recently hewas also appointed the national UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador for theJoint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). In this role heraises awareness around HIV testing and disclosure, reduction of stigma and discrimination towards people living with HIV, and genderinequality, including violence against women and girls. His partnership with 46664 lead him to put on a stellar performancefor an audience of over 46,000 at the Nelson Mandela 46664 concert in Hyde Park, London in July 2008, and at Radio City Hall, New York forNelson Mandela's 91st birthday celebration on the 18th of July 2009. In addition, he was one of the few local artists chosen to performalongside Alicia Keys, Shakira, the Black Eyed Peas and John Legend at the FIFA World Cup Kick-Off celebration concert, which took place at Soweto's 30,000-capacity Orlando Stadium on the 10th of June, which was the day before the opening match of the 2010 World Cup. Loyiso also produced and co-wrote Idols Season VI runner up, Lloyd Cele’s debut album One, which won Lloyd his first SAMA for the Best Pop Album category Loyiso his first SAMA nomination for Best Producer at the MTN SAMA18 awards in 2012. A talented songwriter whose reputation got him voted on to the boardof SAMRO (South African Music Rights Organisation). However, his main passion is his Christian Music and in 2012 herecorded his much-anticipated live Christian music DVD called Love Complete (released in July 2012). He then went on to release his chart topping single ‘Time to Dance’ in March of 2013, which garnered hugesuccess as a crossover track on the airwaves, and was a precursor tohis second Christian music project. Power | Love | Sound is his second live DVD that hit the shelves at the end of May 2014. Last but not least, Bala Brothers, a group consisting of Loyiso and his2 equally talented brothers, have recently been signed to Warner Brothers Records, USA. Their American produced live DVD will be broadcast to over 80% of the USA starting in March 2015.

 
Thando Thabethe Thando Thabethe

BORN AND BRED IN THE CITY OF LIGHTS, JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA, THANDO HAD AN INSATIABLE DESIRE TO SEE HER DREAMS BECOME A REALITY, A DREAM WHICH SAW HER CAREER TAKE OFF AT THE TENDER AGE OF 13. THANDO DISCOVERED HER LOVE FOR RADIO AT UJFM, WHILE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG, STUDYING TOWARDS HER BCOM ACCOUNTING DEGREE, WHEN ASKED SHE SAYS "RADIO FOUND ME". THANDO FOUND HERSELF GRADUALLY MAKING HER MARK ON THE AIRWAVES. IN 2010 SHE WAS HEAD HUNTED BY THE YFM PROGRAMS MANAGER TO JOIN THE BIGGEST YOUTH RADIO STATION IN SOUTH AFRICA, YFM. HER CHARISMA AND ABILITY TO CONNECT WITH YOUNG PEOPLE ON A LEVEL MANY STRUGGLE TO, SAW HER SOARING FROM HOSTING A GRAVEYARD SHOW TO A PRIMETIME SHOW IN A MATTER OF 6 MONTHS RADIO IN 2014 THANDO THABETHE JOINED THE 5FM FAMILY, ONE OF SOUTH AFRICA'S BIGGEST RADIO STATIONS. SHE INITIALLY JOINED "THE ROGER GOODE SHOW" WEEKDAYS 4-7PM AND SUNDAYS 10AM-2PM ON BEATS BY DEMAND. IN 2016 THANDO THABETHE TOOK OVER THE 10AM-1PM SLOT AND CAN WE HEARD WEEKDAYS ON THE THANDO THABOOTY SHOW. IN 2016 THANDO THABETHE TOOK OVER THE 10AM-1PM SLOT AND CAN WE HEARD WEEKDAYS ON THE THANDO THABOOTY SHOW. TV WORK HOST-1S AND 2S (SEASON 1) HOST-1S AND 2S (SEASON 2) HOST-CLUB 808 NOLWAZI-GENERATIONS-THE LEGACY SAZI-KOWETHU THANDO NKOSI-MY PERFECT FAMILY (SEASON1) THANDO NKOSI-MY PERFECT FAMILY (SEASON 2) THANDO NKOSI-MY PERFECT FAMILY (SEASON 3) JOSEPHINE-MZANSI LOVE EVETTE-SINGLE GUYS ANNA-GOLDEN HIGHWAY (FEATURE FILM) INTERVIEWS THANDO THABETHE HAS INTERVIEWED A HOST OF SOUTH AFRICAN & INTERNATIONAL CELEBRITIES INCLUDING: BUSTA RHYMES FIFTH HARMONY BIG SEAN MARTIN GARRIX THE RUDIMENTALS THE WEEKEND CIARA DURAN DURAN TORI KELLY KING BACH TINIE TEMPAH AFRO JACK KENDALL JENNER KYLIE JENNER ENDORSEMENTS THANDO THABETHE WAS NAMED THE FIRST EVER FACE OF NIVEA SOUTH AFRICA AND HAS WORKED WITH VARIOUS BRANDS INCLUDING BRUTAL FRUIT, BLACKBERRY AND COCA-COLA MC THANDO THABETHE HAS BEEN HIGHLY REQUESTED FOR HER MC WORK FOR VARIOUS EVENTS, BOTH CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL, AROUND SA. MOST RECENTLY SHE WAS THE CHOICE FOR THE BIGGEST CSI CONCERT IN THE WORLD, COKEROCKCORE, SA'S BIGGEST HIP-HOP EVENT MAFTOWN HEIGHTS AND HOSTED THE KENDRICK LAMAR CONCERT IN JOHANNESBURG. HER REPERTOIRE VARIES FROM HOSTING CORPORATE EVENTS FOR CADBURY PS. TO GOVERNMENT OUTDOOR EVENTS LIKE THE GOWEST YOUTH DAY CONCERT. DJ THANDO THABETHE HAS BEEN EXPOSED TO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY FOR ALMOST A DECADE, RUBBING SHOULDERS WITH THE WORLDS BIGGEST CLUB DJS. THIS HAS MOTIVATED HER TO NOT ONLY MAKE PEOPLE DANCE WHILE IN THE STUDIO BUT TO SEE IT LIVE IN A CLUB OR CORPORATE ENVIRONMENT. HER INCREDIBLE FOLLOWING AND TALENT HAS PROPELLED HER DJ CAREER TO HEIGHTS SOME ONLY DREAM OF. CSI PROJECTS THANDO IS A FIRM BELIEVER OF USING HER INFLUENCE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. HER MAIN FOCUS IS ON FEMALE AND YOUTH EMPOWERMENT, AND IT IS THROUGH HER OWN PERSONAL LIFE EXPERIENCES THAT SHE ATTEMPTS TO CHANGE LIVES IN 2014 THANDO STARTED THE "THANDO THABETHE WOMENS DAY NETBALL CHALLENGE" WHICH AIMS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, OVER THE YEARS 2014 & 2015 SHE MANAGED TO RAISE ALMOST R100 000 MAKEITSTOP REACHED OVER 5 000 000 SOUTH AFRICANS, WAS FEATURED IN INTERNATIONAL NEWS STORIES AND HAS AN ESTIMATED COVERAGE VALUE OF OVER R1 000 000 SOCIAL MEDIA 239 K 134K 174K EMAIL: BOOKINGS@THANDOTHABETHE.COM

 
Ndumiso Lindi Ndumiso Lindi

Ndumiso Lindi is a brilliant and genuinely funny South Africa comedian. His intuition and intellect give him a firm grasp of his nation’s collective funny bone, and so he appeals to a huge spectrum of the population. From the first time you see Ndumiso, you can’t help but feel good. His novel blend of nu-school style and solid tradition makes for a brilliant and outstanding South African comedy act. His deep voice, soul-warming smile, booming laughter, original content and seamless delivery leave you proud to be African and laughing from the belly. While other acts relentlessly circle the major centres of our nation, Ndumiso is also quietly going about the business of performing all over Africa and branching overseas. With rave reviews in Ghana, Nigeria and playing shows in the U.K. and U.S., this man is taking SA comedy to places few would manage or imagine. His sold out second one-man show, “Diluted People”, followed on the success of his first show, “Colour Mine” which was aired on Comedy Central Africa. He is an expert at capturing characters and moments directly from life around him, and sketching himself for the amusement of his fans. Over and above this he became the face of pizza brand Debonairs’ TV ad campaign; which involved a series of ads featuring various “AmaZing” Pizza chefs and celebrities. Ndumiso also regularly MC’s corporate and private functions and has become quite thee sought after act.

 
Ran Neu Ner Ran Neu Ner

Ran Neu-Ner, group co-CEO of The Creative Counsel (TCC) is a born entrepreneur and strategist. Since childhood he sought out ways to do business. From handmade calendars in kindergarten to selling beauty cosmetics in his Matric year, Ran has always been determined to succeed.

The serial entrepreneur turned investor founded TCC with business partner Gil Oved in 2001 and was at the forefront of the revolution in the communication industry pioneering the merge between shopper marketing, brand activation, social media and field marketing. Currently Ran is in investing big on the on-demand economy, with recent venture capital investments into promising industry start-ups in this space and a slew of others in the pipeline.

Ran holds a B.Com and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification. He is a member of the global Young Presidents Organisation (YPO) as well as the Young Entrepreneurs Organisation (YEO). Mentorship is also something he believes in as part of giving back.

Ran has several awards on his mantelpiece, the latest being 2016 Top Performing Business Leader at the National Business Awards and EY Southern Africa World Entrepreneur Award for 2016 in the Exceptional category.

 
Adv. Musa Ndlovu Adv. Musa Ndlovu

Musa Ndlovu is the Head of the Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and Logistics Industry (NBCRFLI). He is also a Non-Executive Director for Trucking Wellness NPC and Executive Director for The Franchise Co.

Before joining NBCRFLI, he previously held the following managerial positions namely, Executive Director at Tshwane Municipality, Senior Manager at National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) and Deputy Director at the Department of Trade and Industry.

Mr Ndlovu holds a BProc and LLB Degree from the University of KwaZulu Natal (Howard College), a Management Advanced Programme (MAP) with Wits Business School as well as an Executive Excellence Leadership Programme with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). He is admitted as an attorney since 2001.

He has a wealth of previous experience from working in the private sector, government and parastatal organisations in both legal and executive management capacity.

 
Dr Rethabile Melamu Dr Rethabile Melamu

Dr Rethabile Melamu is a dynamic and self-motivated professional, trained as a Chemical and Environmental Engineer at the University of Cape Town. She is currently the General Manager for the Green Economy Unit at The Innovation Hub. Before that, she acted in the position of the Chief Director: Sector and Industry Development in the Gauteng Department of Economic Development. She has almost 10 years’ experience in the green economy sector, in particular, in the renewable energy sector broadly and biofuels sector specifically, and waste management. She has experience in developing public sector strategies, and led the revision of the Gauteng Energy and Green Economy sectors strategies. She has vast research experience in the technology innovation field as it pertains to critical elements that contribute to its success of emerging technologies in a specific context. She has published reports and academic articles in her fields of expertise.

 

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