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.
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.
Adrian Dommisse is the founder of Dommisse Attorneys. He has experience in the fields of corporate finance and acquisitions, structured finance and commercial law.
Aiden Choles is a co-founder and the managing director of The Narrative Lab.
Managing Director at Antal International.
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.
Amanda Jacobs is Social Media Coordinator for MyLife - People Search Directory, a revolutionary website for people to consolidate all their social media profiles and see who is searching for them. You can also search for people at MyLife.com.
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.
Angelique Robbertse is Job Mail Product and Marketing Manager at Job Mail..
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 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.
Ayanda Dlamini is the business development manager at LGR Telecommunications. He joined the company in 2012 and is responsible for growing and maintaining business development among LGR clients.
Banele Rewo - Entrepreneur Media Owner of Authentic Creatives Outdoor Platforms. An outdoor media and product placement.
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 is a passionate independent communication specialist and freelance writer who grasps the critical link between effective leadership and employee engagement. Armed with professionalism, drive and finesse she helps her clients to produce compelling copy that demonstrates strategic expertise, industry savvy and editorial rigour.
She has ten years' experience in the financial services arena, with the last seven spent steeped in perfecting her craft as a communicator..
Catherine Wijnberg is the Director and Founder of the Fetola Foundation (www.fetola.co.za).
Chemory Gunko is the MD and creative director of Dsignhaus, a B2B marketing services agency with in-depth and specialist knowledge in the field of digital marketing. For more, go to www.dsignhaus.co.za, email her on az.oc.suahngisd@yromehc or follow @dsignhaus on Twitter..
Apart from being a corporate marketing analyst, advisor and media commentator, Chris Moerdyk is executive chairman of Bizcommunity. He used to be 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..
Founder of 3 companies, entrepreneur at heart love creating innovative environments, author in progress and always learning..
Dan is Creative Director at Society (part of the King James Group). Visit www.theworkofsociety.com or follow @workofsociety for more..
David is a seasoned web development and Intranet consultant at Wema Software Solutions. He has led intranet projects for several clients across South Africa.
Deon Oberholzer is the co-founder and CEO of Veri-Com, a SANAS-accredited BEE verification agency. He has been involved with Black Economic Empowerment at various levels since 2004..
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 moc.uoygnitekramdnagnidnarb@annod or visit www.brandingandmarketingyou.com..
Doreen Nixon has been director of human resources (HR) at Sandoz SA's commercial business since July 2010, having previously worked for what was then known as Wyeth South Africa..
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 Felicity Coughlan is director of The Independent Institute of Education..
Dr Robin Woolley is director of Transcend Corporate Advisors..
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.
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..
Erika van der Merwe, CEO of the South African Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (SAVCA)..
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.
Eulalia Snyman is a freelance journalist. Contact her at az.oc.enilnodlrow@ailalue..
Frank Reinelt is senior director for Northern Europe and emerging markets of Mindjet..
Frew Murdoch is the assistant editor of HR Pulse. She is currently studying towards her BA degree in Communications and English.
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.
Gerhard's first love is writing and communication in all its forms. He has a degree of affection for food, politics, talking loudly and staring at plants.
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.
Graham Paulsen is a specialist consultant at Network Finance, a division of Network Recruitment..
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.
Greg Schneider is MD of Hiring Bounty (www.hiringbounty.com; @hiringbounty). While heading up new business in Cape Town for ORM company BrandsEye, he was exposed to the power of social conversation.
Executive General Manager at Business Partners Limited.
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..
Helene Vermaak is a consulting psychologist at The Human Edge..
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.
CEO at CRS Technologies.
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.
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.
Joanne Bushell is currently the vice president for Regus Africa.She joined Regus in October 1998 as a national corporate account manager South Africa and has worked her way up through the ranks..
Jody completed a BA LLB at the University of Cape Town and thereafter worked at Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs Inc. He subsequently joined Dommisse Attorneys where he is currently a partner..
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.
Manager at Mindset Management Programs.
John Capel is executive director of the Bench Marks Foundation..
John French is a communication strategist and communication skills coach with 20 years extensive experience in the communication industry. Contact John at az.oc.hcnerfnhoj@nhoj or visit www.johnfrench.co.za..
JP Landman is a political analyst at Nedbank Private Wealth. JP joined BoE Personal Stockbrokers in 2000 as a part-time political analyst.
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.
Kathi Clarke is an Industrial Psychologist, international award winning and certified ActionCOACH Business Coach and a business growth expert..
Katlego Ledimo is a young'un who enjoys reading and learning from others. She has an opinion and she will share it to avoid her brain from exploding.
Kay Vittee is the CEO of Quest Staffing Solutions..
Kelly is a blogger by profession. She loves writing, reading and travelling.
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..
Kirsten Morgendaal is area director for Regus. She has been with Regus for eight years.
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.
Linda Trim is the marketing and sales director of Giant Leap. For more information, call Giant Leap on +27 (0)11 880 1490 or visit www.giantleap.co.za..
Liza van Wyk is the CEO of AstroTech Training..
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.
Luke Wingfield Digby is the founder and CEO of Total Send, an easy-to-use, low cost email marketing service. His experience lies in web development and affiliate marketing.
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 Gray is head of Graylink. His vision to re-engineer recruitment using a combination of traditional marketing principals and digital technologies was realised when he founded Graylink in 2002.
Matt Harris is a content writer at Feel Good Contacts Lenses. Matt has great experience in human resource services and has worked as an HR advisor for a large IT company.
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..
Matthew Jankelow is the CEO of VentureWeb, which began as a digital agency, and now is establishing itself as a leading supplier of outsourced marketing services to global clients..
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.
Nicole Paulsen is associate, tax of Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr..
Niteske Marshall is the managing director of Network Recruitment, a division of the AdvTech Group..
Nomonde Njilo is a candidate attorney in the Employment Law Department at Garlicke & Bousfield Inc..
Nonkululeko Gobodo is the executive chairman of SizweNtsalubaGobodo..
Olga Meshoe is a transformation facilitator and manager at Transcend Corporate Advisors..
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 12 books, edited a plethora of business-to-business publications and written for most of the major newspapers in South Africa..
Paul Fick is the divisional MD of Jasco Enterprise. He became a part of the Jasco Group in 2010 with the merger of Spescom and Jasco.
Peter Townshend is managing director of Know More Waste, the environmental consultancy division of Know More. Know More is the research and consultancy arm of workplace specialists, Giant Leap.
Pieter Steyn is a director at Werksmans Attorneys..
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.
I'm a freelance writer, where my office is my bedroom and my platform is the World Wide Web. I'm still interested in the marketing game, but I get involved as a pen-monkey from behind my laptop.
Rob Cooper is a tax expert and director of legislation updates and proposed legislation of Sage VIP..
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.
Rowan Belchers is the founder and CEO of The Fresh Group, a boutique consultancy specialising in the development of people - primarily in the corporate sector..
Sandra Roberts is Writing Unit Manager at the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism. Follow @SandraRoberts_ on Twitter..
Sid Peimer has established himself as one of the great adventurers in the field of strategic planning..
Sindy Peters (@sindylp) is Group Head: Content at Bizcommunity.com. She can be reached at moc.ytinummoczib@ydnis..
Siobhan Viljoen is a partner at Shepstone & Wylie and a contributory author of the LexisNexis Practical Guidance Labour Law Practice Area which provides regularly updated digital content on labour law issues. Email her at az.oc.eilyw@neojliv..
Su-Mari Du Bruyn is co-founder of the company Adapt To Change. She is a qualified HR practitioner and logistics specialist and is passionate about Continuous Improvement and people development..
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.
Tara Turkington is the CEO of Flow Communications (www.flowsa.com), one of the country's top communications companies. Follow her on Twitter at @taraturk1..
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.
Teryl Schroenn is the CEO of Accsys.
Trevor Tshabangu is a director at Transcend Corporate Advisors. He is specialist in implementing sustainable empowerment strategies, as well as undertaking corporate BEE due diligence investigations..
Walter Penfold has been the MD of Prefix Technologies (Everlytic's holding company) for three years now. When he arrived, Everlytic was a team of 15 and has since grown to 60 employees.
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..
Will Smith is a professional travel blogger who has written many articles on luxury family travel, adventure holiday, Concierge Travel Services and many more..
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 moc.puorgetautni@nidnaloy..
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.
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