South Africa

Safiyya Akoojee

Safiyya, is an admitted Attorney, practicing with Thomson Wilks Inc. since 2009. Her practice incorporates foreign direct investment transactions, encompassing cross border negotiations, including commercial and corporate law matters, both litigious and non-litigious matters, international trade and offshore agreements, company formation specialty and offshore company strategy. She heads the international role for Thomson Wilks Inc…. read more »

Prof. Keolebogile Motaung

Prof. Keolebogile Motaung is a Full Professor, Biomedical Scientist and Director: Technology Transfer & Innovation at the Durban University of Technology with more than 23 years’ experience in Higher Education. She is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Global Health Biotech (Pty) Ltd. As a Professor, research scientist and entrepreneur, she trains her postgraduate… read more »

Luc Armand Bodea

Luc Armand Hegesiste Bodea is the Director of the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa(ICASA) and the Coordinator of the Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) custodian of ICASA. Since 2006 whenhe joined the organization as SAA coordinator, he has revamped its governance system to increaseaccountability and good governance and to improve its… read more »

Mokwena Morulane

Mokwena Morulane holds a BA Accounting (hons) degree from the University of Bedfordshire, England. He is a fellow member of ACCA, BICA and of Chartered Secretaries of Southern Africa. He also recently acquired the following certifications: Property Development & Investment with the University of Cape Town; and Oxford Executive Development Programme with the University of… read more »

Brad Glenn

Brad Glenn has been with The Inside Edge an award winning African DMC for over 22 years and been in his current role as Managing Director since 2008. He served as a Board Member of SITE Africa for a number or years as well as on the Sertec Council of South Africa. Sertecevaluates and accredits… read more »

Bongiwe Nzeku

Ms. Bongiwe Nzeku started in her current role as Head of Business Development & Support Services within the National Convention Bureau in 2018, a unit within South African Tourism. The unit is tasked with sourcing business development opportunities for South Africa as a destination for future bids pipeline as well as positioning the destination as… read more »

Nkululeko Ndumiso Nkosi

Nkululeko Ndumiso Nkosi is a 28 year old entrepreneur, writer, strategist and technology innovator who hails from Lekwa (formerly known as Standerton) in the Mpumalanga province. Nkululeko Nkosi fulfills his professional and leadership duties from South Africa’scity of gold — Johannesburg, South Africa. He started out as a digital marketing professional with skills in digital… read more »

Dr. PPS Sifolo

Dr PPS Sifolo has wealth of experience and prodigious knowledge in the tourism sector and higher education. She is a senior lecturer focusing on Management, Business Leadership and Entrepreneurship subjects in the Department of Tourism Management at Tshwane University of Technology. She is a National Research Foundation rated researcher and the Future Professors Program candidate… read more »

Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa

Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa is the Chief Executive Officer of the Tourism Business Council of South Africa. Tshifhiwa is a strategic, versatile and innovative marketing, tourism, communications and business executive. His experience spans 20 years, with a track record of visionary leadership, strategic project development and execution, travel and tourism events management and communications. Tshifhiwa holds an… read more »

Scott Blount

Scott Blount is the founder of TripClip, a world-first travel tech platform that was launched in South Africa in 2021. TripClip has quickly become one of Africa’s quickest growing travel tech companies, spanning across 14 African countries with clients throughout the world. Within just 12 months the platform has generated in excess of 80 000… read more »

Christelle Grohmann

Christelle has more than 23 years’ consulting experience and carries out and heads project teams for macro research, economic impact assessments, valuations, marketing and organisational strategies, market feasibility studies, financial viability assessments, business case assessments and transaction advisory assignments.  Christelle has also facilitated numerous workshops and large meetings and is proficient in using a range… read more »

Lee Zama

Lee Zama is an experienced tourism business executive with a wide range of services and food sector experience. Lee served on the boards of the Tourism Grading Council SA (TGCSA), the Tourism Business Council SA (TBCSA) & the Chairperson of its growth and transformation committee. Lee was formerly the CEO of the Federated Hospitality Association… read more »

Lee-Anne Bac

Lee-Anne Bac is a Director at BDO Advisory Services Johannesburg with more than 20 years experience consulting to clients in the tourism, hospitality, leisure and property sectors in South Africa and the rest of Africa.  Lee-Anne’s consulting experience includes strategic planning, market and financial feasibility studies, financial evaluations, business valuations, economic impact studies, socio-economic impact… read more »

Miller Matola

Miller has a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of the North, Miller Matola began his career as a lecturer at Vista University where he worked for four years. During this time, he obtained a BA Honours (Cum Laude) from the University of Potchefstroom. Thereafter he took on a project management course whilst… read more »

John Friel

John Friel has a career spanning 26 Years in the Travel industry in both the Retail, Online and Airline vertices, 15 of these 26 years in Africa, having senior roles within the continent in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania at Emirates Airline, Comair Limited (British Airways & and Etihad Airways… read more »