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WikiMzansi is South Africa's free online information resource profiling the continent's prominent leaders.

Foodie Mag Explores South African Cuisine’s Rich Tapestry

Foodie Mag, the leading South African food publication, is proud to showcase the rich tapestry of South African cuisine. With a team of talented writers, editors, photographers, and industry experts, Foodie Mag explores the diverse flavors, ingredients, and cooking techniques that make South African cuisine so unique and exciting. “Foodie Mag takes you on a… read more »

Obi Asika

Obi Asika, Founder, Cabal Entertainment is acknowledged as one of the key African voices in the creative, media, entertainment, cultural and innovation industries, he is a policy expert, thought leader, executive producer for Film & TV, Music and Live events and has a 30 year track record of success in the sector, he is one… read more »


Dale is a best-selling author and former SA Businesswoman of the Year. Dale started through-the-line agency Chillibush from a suburban garage in 1998.  The agency was ranked a top three small South African agency by Finweek and the Financial Mail.  Dale sold Chillibush in 2014 at which time it was billing more than R100m per… read more »

Mteto Nyati

Mteto Nyati invests in unlisted medium sized companies that operate in high growth areas. He is the published author of the best seller “Betting on a Darkie”. In 2021 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Johannesburg’s College of Business and Economics. Mteto is a former group CEO of Altron and CEO… read more »

Ricardo Oberlander

Ricardo Oberlander was born in Brazil and has most recently served as President & CEO of Reynolds American after holding a range of senior marketing and regional leadership roles at British American Tobacco, which has operations in 180 countries. Throughout his career, which includes a B2B and telecom background, he has been a thought leader… read more »

Sharon Keith

Sharon is a seasoned marketer, with over 30 years of experience in B2C and B2B Marketing, and has held marketing leadership roles at Unilever, The Coca-Cola Company, Brandhouse, Standard Bank CIB and is currently Marketing Director for Heineken Beverages. She has worked in South Africa, across sub-Saharan Africa and has also worked in global roles… read more »

Andisa Ntsubane

Andisa Ntsubane is the Managing Executive: Brand, Marketing and Communications for Vodacom Group Andisa is responsible for leading a world-class Brand, Marketing and Communications capability that unlocks value for the organization, supports its purpose-led strategy for value creation and growth across its markets, to deepen the connection between employees, customers, communities and broader stakeholders with… read more »

Sitho Mdlalose

Sitho is currently Chief Executive Officer of Vodacom South Africa, a role he has held since 1 July 2022 after a successful tenure as Managing Director of Vodacom Tanzania from November 2021. Sitho is an established business leader with over 20 years’ experience in finance, consulting, and management in both emerging and developed markets. He… read more »

Brian Mtongana

Brian Mtongana is the recently appointed Executive Creative Director for Woolworths South Africa. A creative custodian of the Woolworths brand for the past 13 years, Brian’s oversight of our brand expression and execution now extends beyond his design and packaging remit to include the integration of all creative touchpoints. Playing a key leadership role in our in-house creative agency since its… read more »

Kwanele Mpanza

Having started his advertising career at award winning Joburg agency Chillibush, Kwanele went on to establish Theo & Lotte in New York. T&L is a boutique real estate and hospitality creative agency, and Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), founded by Kwanele in response to the lack of diversity and inclusion he experienced working within New York’s… read more »

Jarred Cinman

Jarred Cinman is Joint CEO of VMLY&R South Africa and a long-time pioneer in South Africa’s digital landscape. He began his career in digital advertising in the early 90s when the Internet was still new and not well understood. As a result, he learnt almost everything he knows on the job and has helped shape… read more »

Shukri Toefy

Shukri Toefy is an entrepreneur, keynote speaker, strategic advisor, investor, board director, and the founder of a number of businesses. He holds a degree in Law and Politics from the University of Cape Town, lectures at several universities around the world, and is an Entrepreneurship Expert at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. As a… read more »

Luca Gallarelli

Luca Gallarelli is Group CEO of TBWA\South Africa, a multi-disciplinary group of agencies spanning the specialist to integrated spectrum. Over the last 20 years, Gallarelli has led complex multi-disciplinary teams, honing a natural ability to drive growth through organisational cohesion. Two years into his role, Gallarelli was drawn to TBWA\ by the operational and creative… read more »

Joni Peddie

As a Behavioural Strategist, I love all things ‘people’, especially how we as humans ‘Think, Feel & Act’. We are all dealing with challenge, change and adversity. Human beings never ‘bounce back’. We need to find ways to BOUNCE FORWARD™ with mental, physical and emotional agility. Who is Joni ? A Professional Keynote Speaker working… read more »

Ciko Thomas

Ciko Thomas holds a BSc from the University of Cape Town, an MBA from University of the Witwatersrand and an AMP from Harvard in the USA. As Group Managing Executive of Nedbank Retail and Business Banking (RBB), he combines his comprehensive marketing and management experience with his strong strategic insights and passion for people to… read more »