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Smartphone gaming is the go-to option for many in South Africa

  (Image via The smartphone gaming genre is now extremely big business. As such, out of the many go-to options people tend to utilise during a dull day, it’s up there with some of the most popular choices such as console gaming, accessing a live streaming platform, going on YouTube, and listening to the… read more »

Betting on Esports – a South Africa Hit

There’s no question that the Esports industry has enjoyed a not-so-silent revolution in the past decade. The rise of competitive matches and multi-million tournaments and events have made it a giant industry. Along with its growth, Esports betting has grown too, with many Mzansi bookies now offering a variety of Esports markets. Betting on Esports… read more »


In 2012 Lootlove entered the world of entertainment atter winning the SABC 1 Live Amp presenter search. In 2013 she continued . host Live Amp but also bagged a new presenting gig and hosted Skyroom Live, a live music show showcasing different genres of music. In 2014 Lootlove hosted a youth game show on SABC… read more »


For the better half of 2019, Makhadzi was propelled into national stardom and beyond. The SouthAfrican singer and dancer has her monster hit Matorokisi to thank and the infectious dance ofrevellers recreating coaches of a train in motion. Makhadzi solidified her position is a tour de forcewhen she stunned television viewers with a mesmerising performance… read more »

Nomcebo Zikode

After Nomcebo Zikode’s whirlwind success of Jerusalema, her hit collaboration with MasterKG that has taken the globe by storm, the lady is ready to step out on her own.And this is not an overnight success story. Nomcebo has earned her stripes after 15 yearslabouring in the shadows as a backing vocalist and now that she… read more »


No enough words, song or dance can adequately express Buhlendalo’s artistic talent.She has embraced with open arms her unsolicited gift from the gods. Her music andartistic excellence transcend the music itself and extends to the world unknown,touches even the souls of those not yet born. A complete artist and musician whosevocal prowess is completely aligned… read more »

Prof Mamakgethi Phakeng

Mamokgethi Phakeng began her term of office as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town on 1 July 2018, where she had been serving as Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Internationalisation since January 2017. Prior to this appointment she served as Vice Principal for Research and Innovation at the University of South Africa (Unisa) for… read more »


Boskasie is a Cape Town born and raised singer/songwriter currently residing in Johannesburg. Having grown up in a family full of Jazz music lovers, she is inspired by the nostalgic sounds of Cape Jazz with her mother being a trumpeter and her dad a vocalist in the boys brigade. Boskasie’s extensive travels (she spent part… read more »

Melanie Bala

Melanie Bala is a veteran broadcaster with nearly three decades of experience in television and radio. She has worked for both the SABC; as well as DSTV (the Series channel), hosting her own talk show “Let’s Chat…” in 2010. In 2019, she co-hosted the 25th South African Music Awards. She is currently on Metro FM’s… read more »

Charmaine Soobramoney

Charmaine Soobramoney is the co-founder of Each One Hold One (EOHO) NPO. She is on a mission to ignite the desire of individuals and businesses to drive meaningful and sustainable value, to pay it forward. She is a multiskilled seasoned executive with over 2 decades of experience. She has a legal and finance background, and… read more »

Lisa Seftel

Lisa Seftel is an experienced public sector manager who has worked for 24 years in different spheres of the South African government including the Department of Labour where during the late 1990’s she was responsible for the legislative passage of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and other labour legislation and regulation. She also served… read more »

Philippa Rodseth

Philippa Rodseth is the Executive Director of the Manufacturing Circle. Her career began as an Architect working on commercial projects in South Africa and Hong Kong. After obtaining an MBA from WITS Business School, she joined First National Bank’s Commercial Division in 2003 and spent seven years working first in a private equity team funding… read more »

Stacey Brewer

Stacey Brewer, SPARK Schools’ Co-Founder and CEO, is a true innovator who has actively disrupted the norm. Dedicated to making a difference and solving South Africa’s education challenges, Stacey launched the SPARK Schools network in 2012 and has been intricately involved in its evolution and growth ever since. She completed a Bachelor of Science in… read more »

Dr Thabi Leoka

Thabi Leoka is an economist who has worked for various organisations in the financial sector. Thabi was recently appointed by President Ramaphosa to the Public Investment Corporation Commission of Inquiry. Thabi is a non-executive director of the Small Business Institute and ACT-Afrique which is based in Senegal. Thabi sits on the Statistic South Africa (Stats… read more »

Nomalungelo Gina

Nomalungelo Gina is the Deputy Minister of Trade Industry and Economic Development Department of the Republic of South Africa from 29 May 2019. Ms Gina is a teacher by profession and has taught in eMpangeni district for more than 15 years. She has been a member of SADTU, site steward and later a leader of… read more »