Selebogo Molefe better known as DrLifesgud is a social entrepreneur who’s a marketer at heart. He’s maverick approach to solving problems in Africa has earned him a seat at the entrepreneurial dinner table. As the founder of The Hookup Dinner, a fast-rising ambitious startup movement for entrepreneurs in Africa, he has the privilege of connecting & engaging with the best minds focused on building a culture of entrepreneurship in Africa.
Sbusiso Leope, popularly known as DJ Sbu, is a media personality and businessman; he’s also a philanthropist who thrives on giving back to the youth of SA. He gives 3 talks a week to disadvantaged schools around SA, gives bursaries and offers mentorship to learners. He’s currently enrolled at Henley Business School for an MBA Programme.
The always smiling Penny Lebyane, is a well loved, award winning and respected South African media personality with cross cultural experience in Community, Public Service and Commercial radio and television. Penny is best known for her current role as e.tv’s Sunrise anchor, where she has been for the past 22 months.
Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Christophe Bongo is a naturalized South African. He is popularly known as a Football Analyst, International Master of Ceremonies & Television Presenter. Beside all these, He is internationally accredited life coach, Culture Intelligent Specialist and maverick entrepreneur.
Sheila Afari is a dynamic 29 year old. She was born in Ghana and grew up in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. She was a highly engage student both at high school and at tertiary level, where she held numerous leadership positions, participated in various sporting activities and volunteered at numerous organisations.
Malibongwe Nhlakanipho Xaba is a 28 year from South Africa, Known to friends and colleagues as “Mally”, he is an energetic, inspirational speaker, author and youth motivator, who has worked with young people all over Southern Africa. His father left him when he was 2 years old, Malibongwe grow up knowing his granny who played a huge role.
Thomas Mambande is a director of Emergent Africa, a business communications & enterprise development firm which helps organisations and entrepreneurs maximize their brand power within the marketplace. A niche player within the industry, Emergent Africa specialises in leveraging thought leadership to enhance performance and spur innovation within individuals, thereby harnessing potential within businesses.
MUSA KALENGA is a change agent for the marketing landscape within sub-Saharan Africa.
In 2012, he was voted one of the Top 200 Young South Africans by the Mail & Guardian newspaper. Between 2003 and 2011, Musa was hailed as a marketing fundi by Sunday Worldnewspaper and has received much acclaim for his work, including an unprecedented three nominations for the prestigious Black Business Quarterly Awards in 2008.
Farai Gundan is a graduate of the Master in Public Administration program at Harvard Kennedy School and an Edward S. Mason Fellow. She serves on the Board of Advisers for the Harvard Africa Policy Journal. Farai is a Young Global Leader and a Dangote Fellow with the World Economic Forum. Farai also holds a Master of Business Administration degree.She writes for CNN and ESSENCE, and her recent articles include;
Martin Manamela is an exceptional Motivational/Inspirational Speaker, Entrepreneur, Educationalist, and a Life Coach who specializes in Personal Development and Identity, Branding, Mentorship, Relationships and Marriage Counselling, Effective Communication, Leadership and Customer Service. He is also a social entrepreneur. Martin has spoken on many radio and TV platforms. His hard work and a willing heart to develop other people has earned him the 2016 SA Best Man of the year finalist hosted by the Department of Social Development.
There are only two dynamic realities in the natural world: growth and decay. Decay is the consequence of neglect. But growth – well, that takes conscious effort. Effort not just aimed at what you do, but for the development of who you are. And it’s a lifetime endeavour. All substantive human growth comes through expansion of thought. When we learn to see more than we saw before, we recreate our view of the world – and our potential. We make better decisions and choices.
Tshepiso Phosa is a young 26 year old entrepreneur and the owner of Milviforce Puma N4 Nelspruit, which is one of the top fuel stations on the N4, targeting both local residents and business as well as a variety of tourists frequenting Mbombela. She is well versed in the petroleum industry with six years of experience under her belt.
Nicole has spent 20 something years in the advertising and marketing profession, 11 of which were owning and running her own agency.
Nicole has a particular interest in business growth and leadership and firmly believes that by helping to grow entrepreneurial culture and to sustainably infuse this approach into corporate environments, will help to create more employment opportunities and grow the economy.