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Bojane Segooa

Bojane Segooa
Lecturer; Social Entrepreneur

Ms. Bojane Segooa is a qualified Chartered Accountant registered with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountant (SAICA). She is currently working as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Financial Accounting at the University of South Africa (UNISA).

Dr Carol Benn

Dr Carol Benn
Head: Breast Unit, Helen Joseph Hospital

Dr Carol-Ann Benn is a Fellow of the College of Surgeons of South Africa with a special interest in Breast Disease. Her capacity as Head of the Breast Unit of Helen Joseph Hospital proves her long career...

Carolyn Penny

Carolyn Penny
Founder: Blue Heart Communities

In my final year of my degree I was given the opportunity to do an internship with the Edcon Group within Edgars Menswear. Through the internship I was selected as one of 20 applicants to take a position in their Merchant Development Programme (MDP)...

Catherine Constantinides

Catherine Constantinides
Young Emerging African Leader; Social Entrepreneur; Humanitarian; Climate Activist; Business Mogul

Catherine Constantinides, SA’s Young Eco-Preneur, passionate Climate Activist, Urban Food Gardener and award winning young voice of the African Continent.

Dorcas Dlamini

Dorcas Dlamini
Group Sales Director: Marriott International

Dorcas Dlamini is the Group Sales Director for Marriott International in South Africa with brands such as Protea Hotels by Marriott, Protea Hotels by Marriott Fire & Ice!, Autograph Collection, Marriott Hotels...

Farai Mubaiwa

Farai Mubaiwa
Co-founder: Africa Matters Initiative

Farai Mubaiwa is pursuing an MSc in the Political Economy of Emerging Markets at King’s College London. Her dissertation on South African Private Companies and Black Women...

Faith Khanyile

Faith Khanyile
CEO and Director: WDBIH

Faith is the CEO and Director of WDBIH. Faith has been associated with WDBIH for over 20 years, as one of its founding members and a Non-Executive Director. Faith has extensive experience in financial services, corporate and investment banking...

Glenda Gray

Professor Glenda Gray
CEO and President: South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)

An NRF A1 rated scientist, CEO and President of the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), Professor Glenda Gray is a qualified pediatrician and co-founder of the internationally recognised...

Dr Jaishree Naidoo

Dr Jaishree Naidoo
Head of Radiology: The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital

Jaishree is the Head of Radiology at The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital. Prior to this she was head of the division of paediatric radiology at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital (CMJAH).

Jayshree Padayatchey

Jayshree Padayatchey
Community Economic Development Expert; Entrepreneurship Specialist; Micro-franchise Consultant

Jayshree Padayatchey is a Community Economic Development Expert, Entrepreneurship Specialist, and Micro-franchise Consultant who worked in both international...

Jenna Dawes

Jenna Dawes
Founder: I Love Fourways Group

As a mother of a toddler, and a second baby on the way, a wife, a home maker, an owner and operator of two businesses (at one point four, heaven help me) and someone that in the past tried to always be everywhere but have learned...

Johanna Mukoki

Johanna Mukoki
Group CEO: Travel with Flair

Johanna Mukoki is an accountant and B Comm graduate from Rhodes University. She is the co-founder of Travel with Flair, a company she started over 20 years ago with her two partners.

Julie Hilary

Julie Hilary
CEO: Browns Jewellers

Julie began her career in property 27 years ago as an accounts clerk for Finlay & Associates. A specialist Property Management Company that managed the property portfolios of several large clients...

Kagiso Musi

Kagiso Musi
Managing Director: Wunderman South Africa

Kagiso is the Managing Director of Wunderman South Africa, a digital marketing firm that focuses on technology-enabled marketing, data analytics and insights and creative communication...

Leazle Van Rooi

Leazle Van Rooi
Executive Director/Owner: LTJ Consulting Services

Leazle van Rooi has 18 years of experience in Engineering Project Management and Skills Development and Training in the Aviation, Automotive, Mining and Construction Industry...

Nandipha Sekeleni

Nandipha Sekeleni
Blogger

Nandipha Sekeleni is a small town girl with big city dreams. Born in a small village called Bizana and raised in holiday town named Port Edward. She has always loved fashion, but medicine more...

Nokky Ndlovu

Nokky Ndlovu
Technology Trailblazer; Social Entrepreneur; Impact Catalyst

Nokuthula “Nokky” Ndlovu is a social entrepreneur and seasoned technology professional whose career spans over 15 years across numerous industries in Africa.

Nonku Hlongwa

Nonku Hlongwa
Director: Nandi’s Women Investments

As a born entrepreneur and advocate for social justice, human rights and climate change, Nonku Hlongwa has the ability to rekindle confidence and inspire...

Nosiphiwo Balfour

Nosiphiwo Balfour
CEO: Texton Property Fund

At 35 years of age Ms Nosiphiwo Vuyolwethu Balfour is the youngest CEO of a JSE listed property company. She is the Chief Executive Officer of listed entity Texton Property Fund...

Pam Snyman

Pam Snyman
Owner: REDZetc

Pam Snyman has been actively involved in South African real estate for more than 32 years and has been involved in training and education in the property sector for many years...

Philippa Dods

Philippa Dods
Marketing Coordinator: Meltwater IMA

Philippa Dods is the Marketing Coordinator at Meltwater IMA. The Meltwater media intelligence platform helps clients to stay on top of billions of online conversations, extract relevant insights, ...

Phuti Mahanyele

Phuti Mahanyele
Executive Chairperson: Sigma Capital

Phuti Mahanyele is the Executive Chairperson of Sigma Capital an investment holding company. Ms Mahanyele is the former CEO...

Refilwe Ledwaba

Refilwe Ledwaba
Social Entrepreneur; Academic

Refilwe believes that it is only when women take their rightful place in society that the country will be able to meet its sustainable development goals. A social entrepreneur and academic, Refilwe is passionate about youth development and economic empowerment...

Regina Gounden

Regina Gounden
Provincial Manager Retail Relationship Banking (Gauteng Central): Nedbank

Regina Gounden is Nedbank's Provincial Manager for Retail Relationship Banking - Gauteng Central. She is based in the JHB and her business unit services Small Businesses.

Saira Khan

Saira Khan
CEO: Rise Against Hunger - Africa

Mrs. Khan is the CEO of Rise Against Hunger: Africa, formerly known as Stop Hunger Now SA. She joined the organization in January 2015 and has grown the organization from just 9,000 beneficiaries in 2015 to over...

Sandi Mbutuma

Sandi Mbutuma
Managing Director: Azzaro Quantity Surveyors

Her career started in 1999 as a trainee at BWR (Bathuleng Wallace Raubenheimer) in Woodmead where she gained training in commercial building projects – Woodlands Office Park...

Sarah Luthuli

Sarah Luthuli
Vice President: HR (listed company)

She’s been in HR for 21 years. She was in various HR roles from Graduate Trainee, HR Officer, HR Consultant, HR Manager, General Manager: HR, Vice President: Corporate Affairs and HR. Sarah Luthuli is currently employed as Vice-President: HR...

Shaheda Omar

Dr Shaheda Omar
Director: The Teddy Bear Foundation

Growing up in Apartheid South Africa gave Dr Shaheda Omar, children’s rights activist and director of the Teddy Bear Clinic, a strong sense of justice. Shaheda’s childhood was spent in a flat shared with extended family...

Shamila Ramjawan

Shamila Ramjawan
Founder/Ceo/Coowner: Famram Solutions; Founder: The Princessd Menstrual Cup

Shamila has two decades’ experience in the marketing and communications industry. She is a global awardee and speaker who delivers inspiring workshops on youth...

Tabea Kabinde

Tabea Kabinde
Managing Director: We Find Talent

Tabea is the Managing Director of We Find Talent, a recruitment agency based in Pretoria. She holds a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and has been within the recruitment industry for close on 2 decades. Tabea has wide experience...

Thembi Chagonda

Thembi Chagonda
Managing Director: Global Business Solutions

Currently work as a Managing Director for Global Business Solutions since 2005 to date and has extensive experience consulting in the fields of Human Resource Management, Diversity and Inclusion...

Vanessa Gounden

Vanessa Gounden
Owner: Holgoun; Founder: Vanessa Gounden Label

Holgoun is a multi-million dollar corporate empire with interests spanning from Mining, Healthcare, Financial Services, Lifestyle & Leisure, Property, Music and Movie Production.

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MASECHABA NDLOVU

Masechaba Ndlovu whose real name is Masechaba Lekalake was born on 10th September 1983 in South Africa. She is a South African actress, television producer and presenter. She is the owner and CEO of Masechaba Media.

She joined Generations which airs on SABC as a supporting actress before clinching main role in 2003 on e.tv soapie Backstage.

She has hosted SABC Africa On-screen film festival for two consecutive years 2007 and 2008, the 2008 Highway Africa Awards ceremony, the largest gathering of African journalists in the world, talk show Ekse: Let’s Talk with Masechaba Lekalake with Tol ASS Mo and Refilwe Modiselle on the OpenView HD channel eKasi+, the 2007 Vukani Fashion Awards and the 2007 African Pride Awards and e.tv game show I Love South Africa.