South Africa

Sally J’Arlette-Joy – owner of 47 franchise stores

 Sally J’Arlette-Joy is a prominent South African entrepreneur who is an owner of 47 franchise stores. J’Arlette-Joy is one of South Africa’s most successful women franchisors, understands the power businesses have in creating employment. Under her leadership, Sandwich Baron grew from one to 39 stores in two decades, with a national footprint in Gauteng, Mpumalanga… read more »

DJ Sliqe

DJ Sliqe is a South African DJ from South Johannesburg who started his entertainment journey as the resident DJ for school functions at the early age of 16. Born Lutendo Kungoane, His career has since grown to him being the first Hip Hop DJ to receive a South African Music Award (SAMA). Radio By 2016,… read more »

Nkhensani Nkosi

Nkhensani Nkosi is a South African Entrepreneur, television personality, actress and founder of Stoned Cherrie fashion label . She has travelled throughout the world as an entertainer / host and actress in a series of theatre plays including “Sophiatown, The Coloured Museum and Marabi” which received critical acclaim from international audiences. She boasts a mantelpiece… read more »

Laduma Ngxokolo

Laduma Ngxokolo is a prominent South African entrepreneur and founder of Maxhosa By Laduma. Laduma Ngxokolo had his first hands-on experience of textile designing in 2003 when he studied at Lawson Brown High School. Laduma Ngxokolo’s flair for knitwear design earned him a bursary from both Cape Wools South Africa and Mohair South Africa during his… read more »

Bernedette Muthien

Bernedette Muthien has held executive and senior management positions in academia, civil society and the public sector in South Africa and abroad for over twenty years . She is an accomplished facilitator, researcher and poet who designs, implements and evaluates projects for diverse institutions locally and internationally. Until recently Bernedette Muthien served part-time on South… read more »

Master A Flat

Master A Flat is one of the South African producers who is leading the charge and changing the game sonically. His work with AKA known for unashamedly pushing the boundaries in all creative mediums. Master A Flat’s ear for music and understanding of production, 808’s and live instruments. Master A Flat, whose real name is… read more »

Jesse Clegg

Jesse Clegg is a South African musician who is son of the late Johnny Clegg – has been nominated for three South African music awards and has performed on the international stage. Jesse Clegg has three studio albums, When I Wake Up, his 2011 follow up Life On Mars, and his latest album, Things Unseen, have made the… read more »


Focalistic is a South African rapper from Pretoria known for EPs such as Ase Trap Ke Pena Tsa Ko Kasi and 18 Area a 5 song EP released in 2019 under Major League Music .  Focalistic has been previously featured on songs such as Overload, Skaftin and Fede by Chad Da Don. He also goes… read more »

Tony Leon

He was born and educated in KwaZulu Natal, graduated BA.LLB from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and is a qualified attorney. He lives in Cape Town with his wife Michal. In February 2015, on the occasion of its 90th anniversary, Rotary Club of Durban awarded him the Paul Harris Fellowship “in appreciation of tangible… read more »

Toby Shapshak

Toby Shapshack is the editor-in-chief and publisher of Stuff magazine; is a contributor to Forbes and writes a weekly column for the Financial Mail. He has been co-hosting a weekly TV show on CNBC Africa for the past two years. Toby Shapshak writes and speaks about how innovation is better in Africa. His TED talk… read more »

Shaun Liedtke

The majority of Shaun’s schooling was undertaken in the USA, but Shaun studied marketing at the AAA School of Advertising here in Johannesburg prior to being awarded a scholarship to do a post-grad marketing degree in NY (USA) where he graduated with honours. A few years later Shaun then returned to the US to complete… read more »

Roelof Botha

Since then, Roelof Botha has followed a diversified career in management accounting, financial journalism, lecturing, economic research and consulting. Numerous opportunities have been utilised to contribute to the formulation of macro-economic policies within several of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, especially via projects commissioned by the European Union and other international donor agencies…. read more »

Mike Schussler

Mike Schüssler, owner of Economists dotcoza, an Economic Consultancy, has been extensively quoted in the media over the last three decades. Mike’s innovative research on employment and household issues has earned him much praise. He is the most quoted and endorsed economist in South Africa for his insights from Academia to Analysts the world over…. read more »

Melanie Verwoerd

Melanie Verwoerd is a writer and political commentator. Her best selling memoir, “When We Dance” was published in Ireland in November 2012. It was also published in South Africa in May 2013 under the title, “The Verwoerd who toyi-toyied”. Her next book, “Our Madiba: Stories and reflections of those who met Nelson Mandela” was launched… read more »

Max Du Preez

Max du Preez is one of South Africa’s foremost journalists and political analysts. After working as a political correspondent for various newspapers, he founded Vrye Weekblad, South Africa’s first anti-apartheid Afrikaans newspaper, in 1988, and after 1994 he launched the television programmes Special Report on the Truth Commission and Special Assignment. His books include Pale… read more »