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Abram Molelemane and Anton ResselAbram Molelemane and Anton Ressel

Abram Molelemane is a journalism graduate at the Tshwane University of Technology. In 2011 he was nominated for the Record print journalist of the year award.

Adam SamieAdam Samie

CEO of at Lion of Africa Insurance.

Adrian DommisseAdrian Dommisse

Adrian Dommisse is the founder of Dommisse Attorneys. He has experience in the fields of corporate finance and acquisitions, structured finance and commercial law.

Andre KrauseAndre Krause

Andre Krause is the national distribution manager: Glacier Financial Planning and has worked in the financial services industry for the last 22 years. He obtained his postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning (CFP) through the University of the Free State and has been a member of The Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa (FPI) since 2001..

Andrew GoldingAndrew Golding

Dr Andrew Golding is CE of the Pam Golding Property group..

Andrew LewisAndrew Lewis

Andrew Lewis is director, Tax, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr..

Anton HarberAnton Harber

Anton Harber, Wits University Caxton Professor of Journalism and chair of the Freedom of Expression Institute, was a Weekly Mail (now Mail & Guardian) founding editor and a Kagiso Media executive director. He wrote Diepsloot (Jonathan Ball, 2011), Recht Malan Prize winner, and co-edited the first two editions of The A-Z of South African Politics (Penguin, 1994/5), What is Left Unsaid: Reporting the South African HIV Epidemic (Jacana, 2010) and Troublemakers: The best of SA's investigative journalism (Jacana, 2010)..

Anton ResselAnton Ressel

Anton Ressel is an experienced business development consultant, mentor and SME specialist. He is the Senior consultant at ED and CSI specialist agency Fetola (www.fetola.co.za ), a winning mentor on the SAB Kickstart Entrepreneur Competition, and a published author across multiple publications.

Arthur KampArthur Kamp

Arthur Kamp is an economist at Sanlam Investments (SI)..

Boitumelo MothoagaeBoitumelo Mothoagae

Boitumelo Mothoagae is head of customer retention and financial adviser of Liberty..

Brett BowesBrett Bowes

Brett Bowes is the managing director at TerraNova. He has a long history of strategic marketing and brand communications management in multinational companies.

Carien StraussCarien Strauss

Carien Strauss is a fiduciary and tax specialist at Sanlam Private Wealth..

Carl RoothmanCarl Roothman

Carl Roothman is chief executive of retail business at Sanlam Investments..

Chandrakumar BJGChandrakumar BJG

Chandrakumar BJG is an industry analyst in the Metals & Minerals Practice at Frost & Sullivan, South Asia & Middle East..

Charles MburuguCharles Mburugu

I'm a professional blogger with more than four years experience. I have written on a wide range of topics including health, finance, technology, real estate, travel and career.

Chemory GunkoChemory Gunko

Chemory Gunko is a seasoned Creative Director, a certified NLP Practitioner, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Practitioner, Energy ReSourcing Practitioner & Life Coach, among others. She works as a marketing consultant and provides copywriting, SEO, graphic design and Joomla! website services..

Chris BohillChris Bohill

Chris Bohill is the vice president of consulting and product strategy at Biznet. Biznet specialises in supplier performance management (SPM), helping clients to optimise and continuously improve supplier's performance, by creating transparency, reducing risk and improving operational efficiency..

Chris EagarChris Eagar

Chris Eagar ((B Comm LLB LLM B Comm Honours (Taxation)) is a director at Finvision. He is an admitted attorney, specialising in VAT for 15 years, 13 of which at a big four audit firm.

Chris MashigoChris Mashigo

Chris Mashigo is the executive manager for Business Development at Coega Development Corporation..

Chris WhelanChris Whelan

Chris Whelan is the CEO of Accelerate Cape Town..

Christina WatsonChristina Watson

CEO at Via Afrika.

Cobus van ZylCobus van Zyl

Cobus van Zyl is the Chief Operations Officer at Aggrey & Clifford, an independent, East African, brand-building agency. Their client base includes Vodacom Tanzania, Tanzania Breweries, The National Housing Corporation, and Azam TV to name but a few.

Craig PheifferCraig Pheiffer

Craig Pheiffer is head of Private Client Asset Management at Absa. He studied at the University of the Witwatersrand and Unisa graduating with a BSc Computer Science (Wits), BCom - Economics, BCom Hons - Economics and MCom (cum laude) - Economics (Unisa).

Danette BreitenbachDanette Breitenbach

Danette Breitenbach was the editor and publisher of Advantage, the publication that served the marketing, media and advertising industry in southern Africa. Before her editorship, she was deputy-editor as well as freelancing for over a year on the publication before that.

David CrosoerDavid Crosoer

David Crosoer is executive: research and investments of PPS Investments..

Derick van der WaltDerick van der Walt

Derick van der Walt is the owner of Greenpepper Communication in Pretoria. His company specialises in the production of corporate publications - printed and electronic.

Desere OrrillDesere Orrill

Desere Orrill is MD of MobiMedia and CMO of the Ole! Media Group..

Desiree GoodwinDesiree Goodwin

Client Service Manager - Tax at Meredith Harington.

Donvay WegierskiDonvay Wegierski

Donvay Wegierski is director of Werksmans Attorneys. Her main practice areas are intellectual property and Africa.

Dr Adrian SavilleDr Adrian Saville

Adrian Saville is CIO of Cannon Asset Managers and he holds a Visiting Professorship in Economics and Finance at the Gordon Institute of Business Science. View Adrian's blog at Adriansaville.com or follow him on Twitter at @AdrianSaville..

Dr Mike SweetingDr Mike Sweeting

Mike Sweeting is an experienced and entertaining international speaker on company valuations, exit strategies, succession planning and more, gleaned from 25 years with leading mergers & acquisitions specialist BCMS, a group of companies of which South Africa based Xigo is a member. As director of international development, Mike is responsible for expanding BCMS' presence in key markets, giving him a unique insight into both universal laws and local customs of completing M&A transactions..

Dr Tracy DunbarDr Tracy Dunbar

Dr Tracy Dunbar is director of Analytics at BITanium..

Emil BrinckerEmil Brincker

Emil Brincker is director, National Tax Practice Head at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr..

Eric LevensteinEric Levenstein

Eric Levenstein is a director at Werksmans Attorneys..

Erika van der MerweErika van der Merwe

Erika van der Merwe, CEO of the South African Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (SAVCA)..

Frances OkosiFrances Okosi

Frances Okosi is a partner in the Banking & Finance Practice Group of Baker & McKenzie..

Gaelyn ScottGaelyn Scott

Gaelyn Scott is Director and Head of Intellectual Property at ENS (Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs) and has 17 years experience. She practises as an attorney in the intellectual property department and specialises in strategic brand management and the enforcement of intellectual property rights, both locally and internationally, with extensive experience in Africa.

Geoff BlountGeoff Blount

Geoff Blount is the CEO of Cannon Asset Managers. After completing a BCom (Hons) at Wits, Geoff lectured Corporate Finance in the university's business economics department.

George FerreiraGeorge Ferreira

George Ferreira is vice president and chief operations officer at Samsung Electronics Africa..

Geraldine MacphersonGeraldine Macpherson

Geraldine has over eleven years experience in the financial services industry, consulting in all aspects of financial planning. She is currently the legal marketing specialist at Liberty Retail SA.

Glen BreslerGlen Bresler

Director at Meredith Harington.

Graeme PalmerGraeme Palmer

Graeme Palmer is a director in the commercial department of Garlicke & Bousfield..

Graham PaulsenGraham Paulsen

Graham Paulsen is a specialist consultant at Network Finance, a division of Network Recruitment..

Graham TurnbullGraham Turnbull

Graham Turnbull is the Chief Executive Officer at LifeSense Financial Services (Pty) Ltd..

Greg StocktonGreg Stockton

Greg Stockton is the Africa Divisional Manager of the deVere Group..

Heinrich LouwHeinrich Louw

Heinrich Louw is senior associate, tax of Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr..

Helene VermaakHelene Vermaak

Helene Vermaak is a consulting psychologist at The Human Edge..

Hugh TyzackHugh Tyzack

Hugh Tyzack founded and manages www.guarantorloansdirect.com, in order to help people with bad credit obtain the loans they need. In addition to writing for his website, Hugh is an active pianist and enjoys all types of music.

James Fungai MaposaJames Fungai Maposa

James Fungai Maposa is programme manager: Industrial Automation, Mining & Manufacturing at Frost & Sullivan.

James Gilfillan

James Gilfillan is chief investment strategist at AlphaWealth.

Janine LazarusJanine Lazarus

Janine Lazarus is a South African journalist and interviewer of top names in the news, public figures and celebrities. Follow @JanineLazarus on Twitter..

Jayne CrossJayne Cross

Jayne Cross is an associate in Civil and Corporate Litigation at Minchin & Kelly, Botswana (a member of DLA Piper Africa)..

Jed HewsonJed Hewson

Jed Hewson is a director at 1Stream (Pty) Ltd (www.1stream.co.za), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based contact centre technology in South Africa. He studied at York University and has spent the last 15 years in the IT industry.

Jessica TaylorJessica Taylor

Jess is Group Editor at Bizcommunity.com. She is also a contributing writer.

Johan van der WaltJohan van der Walt

Johan van der Walt is a director in the Tax Practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr..

Johann KoegelenbergJohann Koegelenberg

Johann Koegelenberg is co-founder of the company Adapt To Change (www.AdaptToChange.co.za). He has extensive experience in operations management, quality, supply chain and continuous improvement and has a strong financial background..

John FrenchJohn French

John French is a communication strategist and communication skills coach with 20 years extensive experience in the communication training industry. John heads up Communication Guru, a communication skills training company operating both nationally and internationally.

John HarveyJohn Harvey

John Harvey is Media Relations Consultant at Roger Wilco, an established, award-winning digital marketing agency based in Cape Town. He was weaned and came of age on a very unhealthy diet of newsprint and post-midnight deadlines - yet still comes back for more..

Jonas ThulinJonas Thulin

Jonas Thulin, security consultant at Fortinet.

JP LandmanJP Landman

JP Landman is a political analyst at Nedbank Private Wealth. JP joined BoE Personal Stockbrokers in 2000 as a part-time political analyst.

Justine KrigeJustine Krige

Justine Krige is a senior associate in the Corporate and Commercial Practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr..

Kay SchröderKay Schröder

Kay Schröder is director of Werth Schröder Inc, and is the senior counsel of the German Southern African Chamber of Commerce..

Keanan ReisKeanan Reis

Keanan Reis is a communication consultant who develops solutions around New and Traditional Media, internal and external stakeholders. He is currently the Head of Strategy and MD for Ambigram Solutions.

Keolebogile MugabeKeolebogile Mugabe

Keolebogile Mugabe is an associate and head of Debt Collection at Minchin & Kelly, Botswana (a member of DLA Piper Africa)..

Kevin PhillipsKevin Phillips

Kevin Phillips is the MD of idu Software. He is an entrepreneur who has built a successful business, and so has a solid understanding of the challenges and questions business owners face..

Laurence HillmanLaurence Hillman

Laurence Hillman is MD for 1Life.

Leigh AndrewsLeigh Andrews

Leigh Andrews (@leigh_andrews) is senior editor of the marketing and media industry at Bizcommunity.com. She loves word play and alliteration, and can be reached at ..

Lize de la HarpeLize de la Harpe

Lize de la Harpe obtained her LLB degree in 2005 from the University of Stellenbosch, whereafter she completed her articles and was admitted as an attorney. During 2008 she completed a CFP qualification from the University of the Free State and joined Metropolitan Asset Managers as their legal adviser.

Louis KrugerLouis Kruger

Louis Kruger is a candidate attorney in the Conveyancing Department at Schindlers Attorneys & Conveyancers..

Luigi MarinusLuigi Marinus

Luigi Marinus is an investment analyst at PPS Investments..

Madelein van der WattMadelein van der Watt

Madelein van der Watt is Development Manager at Sage Pastel Payroll & HR and a regular commentator in financial and business media, is an expert in areas of employee tax and legislative changes affecting payroll..

Marion ScherMarion Scher

Marion Scher (www.mediamentors.co.za) is an award-winning journalist, lecturer, media trainer and consultant with 25 years' experience in the industry. For more of her writing, go to her Bizcommunity profile or to Twitter @marionscher..

Mark WrightMark Wright

Coming from a Public Relations background, Mark is a devoted enthusiast of the internet. As a wordsmith, consultant and marketer, he aims to bring your ideas to life and attract the attention your organisation deserves.

Megan GedyeMegan Gedye

Megan Gedye is an associate in the Litigation Department of Garlicke & Bousfield Inc..

Melissa BairdMelissa Baird

Melissa Baird is a sustainability communication strategist at Ogilvyearth South Africa whose career has included multi-faceted marketing communications campaigns in traditional advertising, interactive television, web based marketing and book and magazine publishing..

Michael SteinMichael Stein

Michael Stein (AdvDipTax (CapeTown), MCom (Natal) CA(SA)) is a tax consultant based in Johannesburg. He is the author of the LexisNexis publications, Stein on Capital Gains Tax and Estate Duty Principles and Planning, is a co-editor of Income Tax Reporter and the South African Income Tax Guide and is co-author of the fifth edition of Broomberg on Tax Strategy..

Mike van AlphenMike van Alphen

Mike van Alphen is national manager of Rawson Finance..

Myles WakefieldMyles Wakefield

Wakefields Real Estate is a professional and reliable family-owned residential property company spanning 74 years, and offering four generations of experience and expertise..

Nicci BothaNicci Botha

Nicci Botha has been wordsmithing for more than 20 years, covering just about every subject under the sun and then some. She's strung together words on sustainable development, maritime matters, mining, marketing, medical, lifestyle...

Nick BattersbyNick Battersby

Nick Battersby is the chief executive at PPS Investments..

Nico CoetzeeNico Coetzee

Nico Coetzee is executive: business development of PPS Investments..

Nicole PaulsenNicole Paulsen

Nicole Paulsen is associate, tax of Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr..

Nozipho Bhengu

Nozipho Bhengu is a director at Werkmans Attorneys..

Paddy HartdegenPaddy Hartdegen

Paddy Hartdegen has been working as a journalist and writer for the past 40 years since his first article was published in the Sunday Tribune when he was just 16-years-old. He has written 13 books, edited a plethora of business-to-business publications and written for most of the major newspapers in South Africa..

Pascale ButcherPascale Butcher

I keep our systems and processes running smoothly so that all stakeholders have the information they need at any given time. At my best when there is lots on the go.

Patrice RassouPatrice Rassou

Patrice Rassou is head of equities at Sanlam Investment Management..

Patrick BarkerPatrick Barker

Patrick Barker is a private client portfolio manager at Cannon Asset Managers..

Peter MeredithPeter Meredith

Managing Director at Meredith Harington.

Priyesh ModiPriyesh Modi

Priyesh Modi is director of Bowman Gilfillan..

Richard MarcusRichard Marcus

Richard Marcus is a director in the Dispute Resolution practice of Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, as well as a member of its Insolvency Unit. Richard has extensive experience in various aspects of corporate and commercial litigation, including urgent applications and arbitrations, including company and contract law disputes, insolvency and business rescue, and intellectual property.

Rikus VisserRikus Visser

Client Service Manager - Audit & Accounting.

Roane SwindonRoane Swindon

Having been in the media industry for nine years, I have plenty of experience in every aspect of media, including writing, editing, proofreading, social media, and syndication. I also enjoy a challenge and love to widen my knowledge at every turn..

Rob BakerRob Baker

Rob Baker is a semi-retired investment actuary who spends his time running South Africa Travel Online (www.southafrica.to) and doing freelance writing..

Rob Cooper

Rob Cooper is a tax expert and director of legislation updates and proposed legislation of Sage VIP..

Robert BocciaRobert Boccia

Robert Boccia is the chief information officer at Lion of Africa..

Rod BakerRod Baker

Rod Baker is Content Director at Bizcommunity.com. A journalist since before computers, he worked on a wide range of magazines and, in his youth, rose through the ranks from being a lowly and abused sub-editor, to a high and still abused editor and publisher.

Rod Baker

Content Director at Bizcommunity.com.

Ross PennellRoss Pennell

Ross is the founding CEO of Advent Wealth. Following a Business, Economics and Finance Honours degree at Loughborough University, Ross qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant whilst working in Investment Banking in London.

Sam BainbridgeSam Bainbridge

With over 18 years' experience in visual communications, Sam brings a combination of linear and lateral thinking to the table. Her core ability is being able to conceptualise and bring visual elements to life on the page, whether in print or in pixel..

Santhiran Naidoo

Santhiran Naidoo is an investment analyst at Glacier by Sanlam..

Sindy PetersSindy Peters

Sindy Peters (@sindylp) is Group Head: Content at Bizcommunity.com. She can be reached at ..

Sophie BakerSophie Baker

Sophie Baker is the content producer at Biz4Afrika, a Microsoft-owned online hub providing help, information and networking opportunities for small businesses, through Kagiso Digital..

Steven CohenSteven Cohen

In a career spanning almost of a quarter of a century, Steven Cohen has only ever worked for one company. The company is today called Sage Pastel and was founded with partners Ivan Epstein and Alan Osrin in 1989.

Steven CohenSteven Cohen

Steven Cohen is managing director at Sage Pastel Accounting..

Struan RobertsonStruan Robertson

After studying at UCT Struan completed his articles at Greenwoods (now Baker Tilly) and spent a few months on secondment in New York. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2009.

Tanya LochnerTanya Lochner

Tanya Lochner is in Fiduciary Services at Glacier by Sanlam..

Tim Wyatt-GunningTim Wyatt-Gunning

Tim graduated from Cambridge in 1992, was a slave banker in London for 4 years, before getting involved in the European telecommunications industry in 1996 with LDI. In 1999, he went AWOL and moved to South Africa to set up Storm Telecom.

Tiny CarrollTiny Carroll

Tiny Carroll has over 20 years' experience in estate, tax and financial planning for clients. Prior to becoming an estate planning specialist at Glacier Financial Solutions, he was a senior legal analyst at Old Mutual.

Trinette Hartley

Trinette Hartley is a fiduciary specialist at Glacier by Sanlam and a FISA member..

Wade WitbooiWade Witbooi

Wade Witbooi completed his B.Com Business Management degree from the University of the Western Cape and joined Glacier by Sanlam as a graduate trainee in 2010. He has since held positions within Glacier's communications centre, operations department, and joined the investment administration team in 2011.

Yaniv KleitmanYaniv Kleitman

Yaniv Kleitman is a senior associate in the Corporate and Commercial practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. He has experience in mergers and acquisitions, BEE transactions, mining law and debt and equity finance transactions.

Zinhle MatentjiZinhle Matentji

Zinhle Matentji is the owner and managing director of headhunting company Search Specifics. She is motivated to transform the executive search industry through her belief that more can be done, and better.