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.
Aki Kalliatakis is the Managing Partner of The Leadership LaunchPad, a business focused on customer loyalty and radical marketing. Contact him on +27 (0)83 379 3466, +27 (0)11 640-3958 or .
Alan Knott-Craig is a South African entrepreneur and author. He is the founder of Project Isizwe as well as executive chairman of Hero Telecoms, Ever Africa, and Happimo NPC..
Alan Russell is the Managing Director of ThornTree Group, a mid-sized supplier of high quality recruitment and placement services across a number of industries and specialisations in sub-Saharan Africa..
Taking an agile approach to workflow, I am by your side, helping you move your web, mobile, social media and app projects forward to completion..
Allon Raiz is the CEO of Raizcorp, a privately-owned small business Prosperator in South Africa, accredited as a Centre of Excellence by the UK-Government approved Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative (SFEDI). In 2008, Raiz was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and in 2011 he was appointed for the first time as a member of the Global Agenda Council on Fostering Entrepreneurship, making him one of 15 world experts in the field..
Andre Fourie has worked in the field of public relations and strategic communications for the past ten years, managing the strategy formulation and campaign implementation for clients in the ICT, leisure, government, political, academic and business sectors. He is the founder of South Africa's first on-demand strategic communications consulting firm, Fury Strategic..
Andrew Allison is COO at the Red & Yellow Creative School of Business and IAB SA Transformation Council member..
|Anja van Beek|
Anja van Beek is an independent leadership consultant, talent strategist and coach..
|Annelize van Rensburg|
Annelize van Rensburg is a director at Signium Africa (previously Talent Africa), a South African-based executive search and talent management company servicing sub-Saharan Africa. She is also Leader of Signium's Global Consumer Goods and Services Practice..
Antoinette is passionate about result-driven marketing, copywriting and powerful content! She writes for Youth Dynamix, a youth & family specialist research and marketing agency. To activate your brand in the youth market, contact or call 071 551 8200..
Anton Cabral is partner and managing executive at LRMG Digital Agency. He began his career in computer-related positions after completing a BSc in Mathematical Sciences (computer science andinformatics).
Aphelele a Labour Relations/Labour Law Specialist with a passion for all things Industrial Sociology, Labour Law, Labour Philosophy and Human Capital..
Auguste Coetzer is a Director of Signium Africa (previously Talent Africa), a leading South African-based executive search and talent management company servicing sub-Saharan Africa..
Boris Dzhingarov graduated UNWE with a major in marketing. He is the CEO of ESBO ltd brand mentioning agency.
Brendan Cooper is currently the head of internal communications at New Media, having joined the company as head of content in the New Media Custom Division in 2014..
Brian Eagar is the founder and group CEO of TowerStone. From being voted as the naughtiest kid most likely to fail at school, Brian Eagar found success in the information and technology sector as a young sales and marketing executive, culminating in an executive sales and strategy role for one of the Siemens businesses based in Germany.
|Bruce van Wyk|
Bruce van Wyk is the director of PaySpace..
Cari Coetzee is a contributor to Bizcommunity Tourism, Agriculture and Lifestyle..
Carmen Murray is the founder of Boo-yah! and has become a household name among marketing professionals as a result of her inspirational "masterclasses". These sessions have reached thousands of marketers across SA.
Cathie Webb is Chief Operations Officer of Accsys (Pty) Ltd, and has been a director of the South African Payroll Association since 2007..
Charles Mburugu is a Kenyan-based content developer and online marketer who is passionate about technology, small business and ecommerce. With over 5 years experience, he is committed to creating quality, relevant and optimized content that will attract traffic to the client's blog or website..
Chris Blair, Chief Executive Officer of 21st Century Pay Solutions Group (Pty) Ltd, has consulted to over 500 organisations - both in Southern Africa and internationally. Chris holds a BSC Chem.
With a lifelong interest in art and design, Claire studied at the Greenside Design Centre, obtaining a BA Honours in Interior Design in 2001. She began her career in commercial interiors and then explored the world of turnkey interiors for a year, subsequently returning to interior architecture in commercial and residential design. Travelling to Australia, Claire then worked for a multi-disciplinary practice for six years, completing a wide variety of projects in the commercial, retail, healthcare and education sectors..
Clare works predominately in the corporate and professional services portfolio with a focus on the sustainability, resource and industrial sectors. Clare is a certified crisis counsellor and has managed a number of issues for multinational clients..
Colin Thornton founded Dial a Nerd in 1998. His first clients were friends and family and his first computer repair room the garage of his parent's home.
Dan Marcus is the CEO of specialist project management software company, Magnetic. He is a smart thinker and an entrepreneur of note who started his first company at the age of 18, and has since built and led four successful business ventures - the latest of which is Magnetic.
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.
Daniella Shapiro is Founder and CEO of DaniellaShapiro.com, a consulting company on the front lines of marketing, social media and branding strategies. Daniella recently launched the Oolala Collection Club, an e-commerce proudly South African, unisex, cutting-edge skincare and lifestyle brand.
Daphne Stanford is a writer of many things: poetry, creative nonfiction, and songs for vox & piano. On her off time, she writes, hikes, sings, and reads poems over the FM airwaves at Radio Boise.
A leading blue chip international company recently identified Dave as one of the top creative influencers in the country. Dave Nemeth is a qualified designer who has held a variety of senior as well as executive positions with some of the countries leading retail groups, spanning a career of twenty years. Email Dave at , follow @davenemeth on Twitter and connect on Facebook..
Des Fenner is the general manager of Datsun South Africa.
Client Service Manager - Tax at Meredith Harington.
Dharmesh Nagar is strategy director at Media Revolution..
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 is a professional speaker and author of 'They're Your Rules, Break Them, Own Your Industry - How to Position Yourself as an Expert,' and 'Relentlessly Relevant - 50 Ways to Innovate.' He helps brands to become the leading names in their industry through innovation and expert positioning. See him in action, or sign up for his free newsletter, at www.douglaskruger.co.za.
I am a Recruitment Communications and Advertising specialist, based in Cape Town. I have over 15 years' experience in the recruitment advertising industry, gained here in SA and having spent 7 years in the UK..
Emma Glover is Head of Content at GGi Communications, Johannesburg. Gillian Gamsy International is a leading integrated communications company, focusing on PR, social and digital.
Eugene graduated from the University of Cape Town with distinctions in financial accounting and classical piano. He then spent over two-and-half years working in branding and communications at two of South Africa's top market research companies.
Evan-Lee Courie is Group Editor at Bizcommunity.com..
Ewout Holst is head of corporate solutions, Sub-Saharan Africa, JLL. He joined the JLL team in Johannesburg to provide global portfolio strategies, transaction and strategic advisory and real estate solutions to corporates across the Sub-Saharan Africa region..
Faith Ngwenya is a technical and standards executive at the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA).
Director at Meredith Harington.
Gys Kappers is CEO of WyzeTalk. He is an experienced businessman and entrepreneur who is passionate about the role of business and the Open Innovation paradigm..
|Hanno le Roux|
Audit and Accounting Manager at Meredith Harington.
Ilse Louw is a digital strategist with research-led experience spanning corporate consulting, financial services, and FMCG. She also has experience in working as a development economist.
|Ilse van den Berg|
Ilse is a freelance journalist and editor who loves all things related to travel, wine, cars, and entrepreneurship. She is also the editor of Go & Travel, a platform connecting all the stakeholders in the travel & tourism industry.
Energy, personal finance and food processing is the strange combination of niches I have - by hook or by crook - fallen into. I also write just about anything under the sun for all media platforms including magazine, press releases, blogs and research articles..
Jackie Carroll is the CEO and co-founder of Media Works, South Africa's leading provider of adult education and training for over 21 years..
|Jacques van Wyk|
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.
I am passionate about customer relationships, and how people and partnerships drive long term sustainable solutions. I enjoy and have delivered several innovative and creative solutions in the South African FMCG industry. Have worked for Procter and Gamble and Coca-cola, before creating Prana Business Consulting..
CEO at Lulaway.
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...
Founder at Trusted Talent, Trusted Interns & The Bursary Lottery.
Jenni Lawrence is the MD Grant Thornton B-BBEE Verification Services, one of the first verification agencies accredited in South Africa. Jenni consults not just on verification, but training, scorecard compilation, gap analysis, scenario planning, consulting and strategy planning and supplier analysis.
Jennilee Peremore is a media and communications professional with diverse experience in the industry. She has a Master's Degree in Applied Media and a Bachelor's Degree in Media, Communication and Culture..
Jerry Botha is the managing partner of Tax Consulting SA, a fully independent firm of tax practitioners, admitted attorneys and chartered accountants in South Africa..
Jesse Green is the Country Manager for Adzuna.co.za, the largest job aggregator in South Africa. His experience lies in online job classifieds and the monetisation of web platforms.
Jessica is a social media manager at Native VML and a self-confessed social media junkie, fascinated by the way social is changing human behaviour..
Jessica Edgson decided she was going to be a writer at the age of 12, mainly because it didn't involve any maths....
Jess is Marketing & Media Editor at Bizcommunity.com. She is also a contributing writer.
Majoring in Business Administration, Marketing and Industrial Psychology, Joanne Bushell brings with her a wealth of experience through her time at Regus, which she commenced as a corporate sales manager and through her dynamic leadership, saw her eventually becoming the country manager of Southern and East Africa. Now expanded into the rest of Africa, Bushell is the MD South Africa and VP Sales for Africa..
Johan Botes is Head of the Employment Practice for Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg. He has a Master's Degree in Labour Law, and regularly appears in the CCMA, Bargaining Councils, Labour Court and High Court.
Specialties: Speaker, Trend Curator, Innovator, Business Strategist, Inspirator, Entrepreneur. John's latest book MAGNETiiZE is now available. https://www.johnsanei.com.
Jon is the CEO of engage Video Group, a data-driven, social video publishing business. Jon is also the chairman of the Cape Town branch of the Advertising and Media Association of South Africa (AMASA) and the African representative to the World Economic Forum's global agenda council on the global creative economy....
Jonathan Goldberg is CEO of Global Business Solutions, an employment relations consulting and training company with offices in Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, East London and Port Elizabeth. He is an accredited senior commissioner of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration, and serves on the IMSEC and Tokiso Dispute Resolution panels..
Head of Digital for HKLM Group and a semi-active blogger trying to learn as much as I can and educate as I go along....
Joy-Marie Lawrence is the Group Executive for the Western Cape at EOH Holdings Limited. Joy-Marie was appointed to the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) Board of Advisors effective 1 July 2018.
Juanita Pienaar is an editorial assistant for the Marketing & Media news portal at Bizcommunity.com and is also a contributing writer..
Kevin is a co-founder and director of ByDesign Communications, with over twenty years' experience in corporate communication strategy, media strategy, social media strategy and crisis counselling....
Director at The Graft Yard.
Senior journalist at Caxton Newspapers.
With 23 years in the marketing industry, Isilumko Activate executive Lauren Durant has no difficulty helping companies build emotional connections between their brands and their customers through live events and crafted experiences. A left and right brain thinker, Lauren is always in beta and it's this combination that makes her a creative, yet strategic force in the industry..
Retail editor and lifestyle contributor at Bizcommunity.com. Cape Town apologist.
Lauren Salt is a senior associate in the employment practice of Baker McKenzie's Johannesburg..
Leigh Andrews (@leigh_andrews) is Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity.com and one of our Lifestyle contributors. She's also on the 2018 Women in Marketing: Africa advisory panel, was an #Inspiring50 nominee, and can be reached at ....
Leon Ayo is the Chief Executive Officer of Odgers Berndtson, Sub-Saharan Africa. He has consulted and led teams across four continents.
Linda Graham is a qualified financial planner and owner of a boutique marketing agency, FinCommunications, servicing the financial services industry. For further information please contact ..
Linda Trim, director at FutureSpace, a co-working joint venture between Investec Property and workplace specialists Giant Leap..
Director at VETTA Co.
With almost ten years in the automotive industry, Liz Segal began her career at sub-Saharan Africa Jaguar as national sales manager, whereafter she moved on to become Toyota South Africa's product marketing manager in the passenger vehicle line. Currently, she is Nissan's general sales manager spearheading markets in Nigeria, Angola and Ghana..
Louise Marsland is currently Africa Editor: Bizcommunity.com; a Content Strategist and Trainer; and Trend Curator for Bizcommunity.com and her own TRENDAFRiCA.co.za. She has been writing about the media, marketing and advertising communications industry in South Africa for over 20 years, notably, as the previous Editor of Bizcommunity.com Media & Marketing; Editor-in-Chief AdVantage magazine; Editor Marketing Mix magazine; Editor Progressive Retailing magazine; Editor Business Brief magazine and Editor FMCG Files ezine..
Lwazi Piti is a PR ICT and B2B consultant with just over three years experience. He started off doing consumer PR and Communication, consulting for a broad spectrum of clients.
|Lyndy van den Barselaar|
Lyndy van den Barselaar is the MD of Manpower Group South Africa..
Described as a Public Relations (PR) doctor by her peers, Madelain Roscher is the Managing Director of PR Worx, a full-service marketing-communications agency, which she established in 2001. With 22 years' in-depth industry experience based on an impressive consulting and corporate career, the firm has achieved remarkable successes under her leadership..
|Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster|
marcusbrewster is a brand synonymous with PR excellence in SA. An industry innovator, leader, and inspiration, Brewster affiliated his multi-award winning boutique firm with larger Level 1 BBBEE marketing/comms agency MediaRevolution for scale in 2016 and went on to launch Marcus Brewster International in Europe the following year.
Marisa Jacobs is a director at Xpatweb and has a wealth of knowledge on immigration, specialising in the application of temporary and permanent residence applications..
Dr Mark Bussin is the chairperson of 21st Century Pay Solutions and an Exco member of the South African Reward Association (SARA)..
Mark Galasiewski (gala-SHEV-ski) is chief analyst for Asia and Emerging Markets at Elliott Wave International. After joining the firm in 2005, Mark wrote essays for The Elliott Wave Theorist which correctly forecasted the global financial crisis.
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.
Marnus Broodryk is an entrepreneur, author, investor, speaker and SME advocate. He is the founder and CEO of The Beancounter, and recently released his first book "90 Rules for Entrepreneurs"..
Hi, I'm Martin Lamberti, founder of Level180. Real-time recognition is a big part of the work we do for our clients, and we've learned what to measure, and how best to achieve real-time recognition.
Matt is the CEO of Digital Kungfu — a strategic digital product development house. He is an entrepreneur, speaker and a advisor to startups..
*Michelle Moss is a Director at Talent Africa, a leading executive search and talent management company..
Morné Stoltz is Head of Business Insurance at MiWay..
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...
Nicolene Schoeman-Louw is the Managing Director - Attorney, Conveyancer, Notary Public and Mediator for Schoeman Law Inc. She obtained her LLB degree cum laude and successfully completed her LLM degree (dissertation) in commercial law and B-BBEE at the University of the Free State. Connect with Nicolene on Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn.
I am a South African journalist with a passion for football..
|Phil de Kock|
Philip is an HRIS project and organizational change manager, with experience in the mining, construction and petrochemical industries. He lectures part-time and have interests in the role of big data and social media in the management of human resources..
I am passionate about retaining talented skilled women in an organisation. It makes good financial sense to assist women through their careers and into key decision making roles.
Pieter Scholtz is the Co-Master Licensee in Southern Africa for ActionCOACH, the fastest growing and largest business coaching company globally. Pieter and his partner, Harry Welby-Cooke developed ActionCOACH across Southern Africa, which now boasts over 30 franchisees.
Pine Pienaar is the Managing Director of Afiswitch, a role he stepped into in 2008, with the purpose of further entrenching his decades worth of biometric and AFIS experience into Afiswitch's service offering to the market..
Rhys Evans is the Director of ALCO-Safe, suppliers of superior drug and alcohol testing equipment and accessories throughout Africa.
Richard Mukheibir is MD at Cash Converters. Mukheibir co-founded Cash Converters and personally opened its initial pilot store at Parow in the Cape..
Founder of League of Beers & Steel Cut Spirits. Yuppiechef member.
|Robyn de Villiers|
Robyn de Villiers is Chairman and CEO of Burson-Marsteller: Africa..
Ronald Ravel is Director B2B South Africa, Toshiba South Africa.
Ruth is the production manager at Bizcommunity, as well as a editor of the Lifestyle section. .
I'm Ryan Kh, a business graduate, aims to contribute thrilling stories on startups, small businesses & big on shining platforms..
As Flight Centre Business Travel brand leader, Ryan Potgieter leads FCBT with passion and great guidance to ensure they deliver amazing travel experiences to every single customer..
Ryan Ravens has extensive experience in leadership positions in the public and private sectors having joined Accelerate Cape Town from his role as CEO of consulting company, TetraPlex. Prior to that he was the group executive: strategic partnerships at Blue IQ Investment Holdings.
Marketing Director at Connection Telecom.
Sally J'Arlette-Joy is the founder and CEO of Sandwich Baron..
As a mediator from the age of 13, Samantha has always loved working with people and assisting them where she can. Whether the assistance came in the form of a hug (such a big hugger) or just sharing a kind word..
Communications Champion/Digital Content Specialist at Red & Yellow Creative School of Business..
With over 20 years' experience in the communications industry, Sharon Piehl was appointed as managing director of FleishmanHillard Johannesburg in May 2016. Prior to her appointment, Sharon spent several years as the lead of many multi-national client accounts at FleishmanHillard.
|SheSays Cape Town founders|
The SheSays Cape Town founders are brand strategist Marina Tokar, senior copywriter Johannie Van As and content strategy director Anelde Greeff....
Shivad Singh is the host and founder of the Head Start Show. Shivad interviews the most successful and inspiring young people in the world.
Sindy Peters (@sindylp) is managing editor at Bizcommunity.com. She can be reached at ..
I have a keen interest in innovative, digital marketing-lead advertising and search marketing (SEO and paid search), which I've developed through my award-winning agency and corporate career at Ogilvy, Quirk (now Mirum), Vodacom and now a specialist digital marketing consultant at Sandmann Digital..
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.
Sue Morris is a senior consultant at VBN. She works with top teams in large and medium-sized businesses to improve business performance by defining winning strategies AND enabling cultures.
Co-founder @DisruptAfrica. Tech and business journalist in Africa.
|Tony Da Fonseca|
Tony Da Fonseca is the MD of the OBC Group and chairman of the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA)..
Tralone is a writer, marketer, loves anything, marketing, brands and PR related. She has a BA communication degree and holds a post graduate diploma in Marketing (IMM).
With experience in Human Resources generalist roles, Vanessa is tasked with finding, placing, engaging and growing top creative and technical talent for Native VML..
Local representative at Airbnb.
Werner leads Mediamark, South Africa's leading integrated, multichannel media sales house, as it continues its journey to create a converged sales capability that can help customers leverage mobile, video and content marketing, in combination with its exceptional traditional platforms....
Wynand Smit is CEO at INOVO, a leading contact centre business solutions provider..