Aadil Patel is a director and national practice head of the employment practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. Aadil has broad experience in employment law and has acted extensively for various employers, both public and private entities.
Alex Martin is founder and MD of Recruit Digital, a specialist recruitment consultancy focused on the digital sectors throughout SA. After a successful career in London and Dubai, he is fast becoming a recognised name in the recruitment sector, working with leading online start-ups, corporates, marketing agencies and digitally-focused businesses.
Amy Johnson is an Academic Officer at online education company, GetSmarter, which presents a portfolio of over 30 online part-time short courses to working professionals throughout South Africa. Amy is the principle content writer for the University of Cape Town Social Media short course.
Anja Hartman is the HR director of Sage VIP and has been involved in the Human Resources field for the past 20 years. Anja completed her BCom degree at the University of Stellenbosch then went on to graduate as an Honours student in Labour Relations..
With a background in Industrial Psychology, Social Entrepreneurship and the Sciences, Annie McWalter joined The Hope Factory as deputy CEO, to continue her passion to help address one of South Africa's most challenging problems: that of high failure rate of South African businesses..
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 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 mentor on the SAB Kickstart Entrepreneur Competition, and a published author across multiple publications.
Banele Rewo - Creative Director of Authentic Creatives Outdoor Platforms. A maverick start-up outdoor media company specialising in mural and freestanding outdoor advertising in LSM 3 to Afropolitan markets www.AuthenticCreatives.co.za Opinion Leader on www.eBizRadio.com every Monday 10AM CAT.
Bongani Mgaga was admitted as an attorney in October 2006 and joined Garlicke & Bousfield as a director in the Employment and Constitutional Law Department in 2011. Bongani is currently a member of the Durban Chess Club and chairperson of the Durban Metro Chess Academy.
Bruce von Maltitz is the director of 1Stream. He was instrumental in bringing the hosted call centre model to South Africa and has helped many large multinationals set up call centres - including wonga.com and Amazon..
Catherine Milward-Bridges is a passionate communication specialist and founder of simplyput.co.za. Catherine guides her clients in taking their engagement efforts from good to great; and helps them optimise social media with strategic know-how..
MD & Creative Director of Dsignhaus, Chemory Gunko, is a seasoned Creative Director, a certified NLP Practitioner, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Practitioner, Energy ReSourcing Practitioner & Life Coach, among others..
Apart from being a corporate marketing analyst, advisor and media commentator, Chris Moerdyk is a former chairman of Bizcommunity. He was head of strategic planning and public affairs for BMW South Africa and spent 16 years in the creative and client service departments of ad agencies, ending up as resident director of Lindsay Smithers-FCB in KwaZulu-Natal.
Christelle Fourie is the managing director of MUA Insurance Acceptances, one of South Africa's leading underwriters specialising in insurance solutions specifically tailored for high net worth individuals. Fourie is notable for being one of only a few women to hold such a position in the South African insurance industry..
Colleen McLintock is a senior consultant at Omnicor and specialises in executive training and career development. A wellness expert, she is a qualified nurse and midwife, a seasoned trainer, facilitator and coach, entrenched in people and organisation development.
Starting his first business at 19 Courtney Bentley is a South African entrepreneur, thought leader and soon to be author who has founded 2 companies and is developing education tools and platforms designed to break new frontiers for business and education in South Africa..
Cyndi de Vries is a 25-year-old Research Consultant at Interact RDT, a customer experience agency based in Melrose Arch. She's been in the research industry for about four years now and can't think of anything she'd rather do.
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.
Dan is the founder and creative director of Society, one of the fastest growing social media and content agencies in South Africa (and part of the King James Group). Since moving to Cape Town from London in 2004 he has worked on award winning social media and PR campaigns for the likes of kulula.com, Santam, Johnnie Walker and Steri Stumpie among others.
Donna Rachelson is the CEO and founder of Branding & Marketing YOU, a company that specialises in personal branding and marketing - and the author of the best-selling book of the same name. Donna can be contacted on or visit www.brandingandmarketingyou.com..
Douglas Kruger has won the SA Championships in both a sporting pursuit and an intellectual one. He is a three-time winner of the SA National Skateboarding Championships, and a five-time winner of the Southern African Championships for Public Speaking.
Dr Carla Enslin is one of the founding members of Vega School of Brand Leadership. She is Academic Head at The Independent Institute of Education's Vega School of Brand Leadership, a Teaching Fellow at UCT's Graduate School of Business, and deputy chair of the Brand Council of South Africa (BCSA)..
Duduzile Mkhize is an award winning director with BA Audiovisual Production degree from the University of Johannesburg. She freelances as a producer and Director in the commercials and television industry.
Ed Herbst is an author and a prize-winning reporter. He worked for SABC television news for 28 years but left in 2005 without other employment in prospect because of the pervasive news and other corruption at all levels of the corporation.
Elmarie Pretorius is an international speaker, trainer and author, as well as the managing owner of The Mind Spa. Her passion for business and people in particular has led her to apply her extensive experience and passion in the field of designing and delivery of innovative business and people solutions through strategic training interventions..
Eugene Bester is a director of the Dispute Resolution practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr with experience in general commercial litigation. Eugene specialises in banking and insolvency litigation and has extensive experience in High and Magistrate Court litigation with an emphasis on banking, employment and labour law.
Gary Hendrickse is the founder and CEO of Sherpa Business Communications and brings that extra perspective to the table having led brand, marketing, sales, product development and communications portfolios for some of South Africa's top brands. He was also shareholder and MD of a leading digital design and communications company prior to founding Sherpa..
Gavin Stansfield is director, employment practice of Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. His areas of specialisation include all types of labour law including strikes and lock-outs, unfair dismissals, collective bargaining, unlawful competition and restraint of trade and occupational health and safety.
Glenn Gillis is the managing director of Sea Monster Entertainment, one of South Africa's pre-eminent animation, gaming and augmented reality companies. He has a Business Science degree from UCT and has been an entrepreneur, hired gun, and consultant with growing, knowledge-intensive businesses around the world for over 25 years..
Professional motivational speaker and life coach, Godfrey Madanhire is the driving force behind leading motivational company, Dreamworld Promotions.
Through Dreamworld Promotions, and based on his life experiences merged with extensive knowledge of the concepts and skills around motivating and inspiring individuals, Godfrey has held seminars helping people grow and organisations such as MWeb, Engen and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants to build their workforces.
Grace Harding is the founder and driver of grace consultancy. With over 25 years experience in both people practices (H.R) and marketing grace consultancy is the third business she has started from scratch.
Grant Vine is the technical director and co-founder of Cybervine IT Solutions, a leading IT solutions architect across all IT aspects ranging from integration, networking, server infrastructure, virtual environments, desktop delivery to optimisation services of applications and databases. His client-centric approach to design has evolved over the last decade and is well-respected across the industry.
Guy Jelley is one of the founders of project portfolio management (PPM) and collaboration solution provider, Project Portfolio Office, and is the company's CEO. Project Portfolio Office was established in 2000, with the sole aim of developing a cost effective, easy to use and simple to implement PPM system and providing it to the local market..
Ilse is the editor for Marketing & Media Africa (@Biz_Africa) at Bizcommunity.com and a contributing writer for the Bizcommunity Lifestyle section. She is a lover of words, travel and all things digital.
Jacques van Wyk is a director in Labour and Employment Law at Werksmans Attorneys. He was named as a recommended lawyer in Labour & Employment by the Legal500 (2010-2012), and co-authored 'Labour Law in Action - A Handbook on the new Labour Relations Act - 1997' with Frances Anderson.
James Hurford | Corporate Trainer | Author, 'How to write well' and 'How to speak well' | If you want training 'How to write well' or 'How to speak well' in your business, just get in touch, and I'll send you the training modules FREE. Call: 0742 545 811 Email: Website: www.passion.za.com.
James Siddall is a Durban-based author, freelance writer, motivational speaker, and media consultant, contributing to a variety of outlets from The Sunday Independent to Autodealer. He is also the author of the newly launched book Dystopia, which chronicles his battle with addiction.
Named by CEO publication as SA's most influential government businesswoman in the SME sector in 2012, she's big on vision, strategy and effective communication. Start with a successful business strategy and executive coaching consultancy to leading national brands...
Janine Lloyd has been in the PR and marketing communications industry for 25 years, and now heads up Greater Than Johannesburg as managing director. In her career she has advised over 50 local and global businesses on PR and communications, as well as profiling for CEOs, executives and leaders.
Johan Botes is a director of Employment Law at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, a business law firm specialising in employment law and labour relations. Johan is an internationally accredited
change management practitioner.
John Harvey is Media Relations Consultant at 2stroke Interactive, 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..
John Mc Loughlin is a visionary entrepreneur that has been involved in the setup and management of a number of start-up businesses. For the past seven years, he has been working towards changing the security landscape for SMEs in South Africa through his company, J2 Software, which provides solutions around reducing risk and improving compliance.
John is an industry specialist and thought leader in the security space, and his particular areas of expertise lie in planning and strategising..
Julie Cheung is a freelance online marketer with a keen interest in business, investment and finance. She can be found writing on Finance Girl Blog and can be contacted via Twitter at @juliecheung or on LinkedIn..
Juliette Attwell is currently head of marketing and operations at Recruitgroup, a Level Three BEE contributor which was awarded the Best Recruitment Agency of the Year at the CareerJunction Awards in 2010 and 2012, as well as other industry honours. She holds a BCom in Industrial Psychology and Honours in Marketing Management.
Karen Burke is the President and Founder of Kare Products. Karen has over 30 years of expertise creating ergonomic furniture that helps avoid injury and promotes health for all types of discomfort and body sizes..
Kevin Liebenberg is the Managing Director of Actuate; a position he has held for the past 4 years. Before his arrival at Actuate, Kevin spent 9 years with Nedbank in various positions including strategic marketing, client value propositions, sales management, CRM, organisational development, change management and leadership development.
Kirsten Caddy is an associate in the Employment law practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. She studied at the University of Pretoria and graduated cum laude in respect of both her BCom: Law and LLB degrees.
Lauren Ratcliffe is a strategic human resources consultant at The Fresh Group - a strategic human resources consultancy. She is extremely passionate and enthusiastic about communicating effectively with people, and empowering them to communicate even more effectively themselves.
Lehlogonolo (Lelo) Mbuli is a seasoned human capital professional with over 10 years experience in all facets of human resources management. He started his career as a talent sourcing (recruiter) consultant for leading consulting firms, and worked himself up to become one of the leading HR professionals involved in formulating HR policies, procedures and systems for SMME's, in-house talent strategy and business turn-around strategy..
Lesley Donna Williams is founder and managing director of Impact Hub Johannesburg, a co-working space and accelerator for social entrepreneurs. She is also an Impact Hub Association board director, representing a network of over 40 hubs in major cities around the world.
Lia Marus is the editor of HR Pulse, which is an online HR publication published by ITWeb. She has a BA in French, Italian and Linguistics from UCT, an MA in translation from Wits and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management from the Wits Business School.
Louise is currently the Director of PiCubed, a project management education and consultancy company based in Cape Town. With twenty years in a senior management role in the consultancy and education fields, sheis an expert in project and programme management.
As Can!Do's managing director, Lyndsey Moorhouse oversees the delivery of high-impact ERP education solutions that help companies drive real ROI from their investments into applications. Lyndsey has been working in the ERP end-user education and change field for 20 years, 10 of those with Can!do Consulting.
With an undying entrepreneurial spirit, Mark Orpen founded IPD in 2000. His main area of operation is currently governance, while his primary responsibilities include governance, finance, strategy and marketing.
Matthew Gray is client service director at cloud based e-recruitment company, Graylink. Passionate about the growth of digital and its role in rapidly changing business processes, Matthew has been at the forefront of solutions delivery, driving recruiting process change to Graylink's customer base, since the inception of the business in 2003..
Michelle Caldeira is the managing director of Blue Moon Corporate Communications, specialists in Integrated Employee Engagement. Blue Moon turns 25 in 2014, marking a quarter of a century of loving what we do!.
Nicholas Owsley is an Assistant Project Manager at Fetola. He recently graduated with an Honours Degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and has been published in the Sowetan, Engineering News, Business Report, and others..
Nicholas Preston is a senior associate in the Employment practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, specialising in employment law and litigation. He has a Master's Degree in Labour Law, and appears in the CCMA, Bargaining Councils, Labour Court and High Court.
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..
Portia Sokkie is a Human Resources professional who has been in the working world since 1998 and has over 13 years human resource experience. Her industry proficiency ranges from banking, insurance, entertainment industry, consulting, health care and NGO.
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.
Sue Northam is a curious Capetonian with a desire to discover and capture stories of innovative and inspiring projects and people. She explores initiatives that are impactful and making a difference in her city.
Suzanne Patterson is a staff development professional, accomplished trainer, coach and facilitator. With more than 15 years' experience in helping teams, managers and individuals work toward their potential, Suzanne believes personal development need not come at the expense of bottom-line considerations, or vice versa.
Tasneem has a diverse career spanning marketing, human resources and social and enterprise development. She has a BA in human resources management and communications from the University of Johannesburg and is a certified trainer and assessor.
Since joining the company in 2007, Wayne Levine has been responsible for the complete restructuring of the NXT\ business and strategic direction. With the deployment of effective platforms and services in several industries, NXT\ has enjoyed phenomenal success, with Levine at the helm..
Yolandi Nortje heads up the project management and recruitment business units at privately-owned, broad-based IT company, Intuate Group. Contact Yolandi Nortje at +27 11 302 1200, +27 83 425 9754 or email ..
Yvonne Nhuta is Editorial Content Developer at GetSmarter, an online education company, where she has co-written the part-time University of Cape Town Occupational Health and Safety short course, and assists with the writing of numerous other short courses. Contact details: tel +27 (0) 21 447 7565 | website www.getsmarter.co.za..
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.