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Welcome to Wiki Mzansi

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

Mikhale Jones

Every now and then a special artist emerges – young, brimming with talent and complete with a strong, unrelenting vision of their future. Mikhale Jones is one such artist. Neo-Soul, Trap and Pop singer, dancer and fully-packaged star in the making, she knew from an extremely young age that she was destined to be a… read more »

Mr Jazziq

Mr Jazziq, real name Tumelo has had many milestones and losses in his life. The Woza hitmaker has managed to work with big brands and now has a podcast together with Spitz SA where he hangs out with his fellow Amapiano stars and speaks all things music and the wave of the Amapiano genre. He… read more »

David du Toit

David du Toit is currently working as a Business Advisor to Dragonfly Aerospace. His previous role was as the group CEO of Space Commercial Services and he also served as Chairman of the board for one of the group companies. His aerospace experience was gained through over 15 years in the industry and he held… read more »

Lance Greyling

Over the last 25 years, Lance has occupied different positions in the private sector, civil society and government. From 2004 to 2015 he was a Member of Parliament serving on various portfolio committees, with energy, the environment and the economy being his major focus. Since 2015 he has served as a director in the City… read more »

Gugulethu Xaba

Gugulethu G. Xaba: Has over 15 years of experience in Entrepreneurship & Local Economic Development. Currently serves as Managing Director of Lighthouse Footwear and Leather Company. He’s a Founder & Chairman of the Amandla Omnotho Economic Movement.Holds Masters in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation (Wits Business School) Board & Executive Member of FoodBev Seta.

Werner Opperman

Werner Opperman has a BCom (Law) degree from Stellenbosch, MCom (Financial Management) from the University of Cape Town and is a CAIA Charter holder. He works as an Investment Professional with over 14 years of broad experience in financial markets. Currently a senior member of the 27four Investment Committee overseeing close to R70 billion, with… read more »

Tendai Mazhude

Tendai is passionate about supporting the proliferation of high-growth businesses and their innovations across the African continent. This entails understanding the challenges faced by enterprise support organisations as well as the entrepreneurs and innovators within their programmes. His professional experience spans over 12 years, with seven organisations in multiple roles. He also has additional entrepreneurial… read more »

Rania Toukebri

Rania Toukebri is a Tunisian Based in Germany Space Engineer working on the design, verification and integration of spacecrafts. She has been part of several European Space Agency projects for earth observation, planetary defence and space exploration. She is conducting research on quantum technology and data security. She is Top 10 under 30 space experts… read more »

Marko Saarinen

Marko Saarinen is working as Counsellor for Development Cooperation at the Embassy of Finland in Pretoria since 2019. He is responsible for Finland’s regional development cooperation programme in Southern Africa, and oversees the implementation of the Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme (SAIS 2). He has worked with private sector development programmes for the Ministry for… read more »

Ashraf Garda

Ashraf Garda is the founding champion of Champion South Africa, a nation-building project with a singular powerful vision to build South Africa Into a Champion Nation. This is done by embarking on strategic connections with people and organisations that he describes as Champion Connections, it’s connecting the networks of people drawn to a common vision.Champion… read more »

Martyna Scibiorek

Martyna is an accomplished scientist with a PhD degree in immunology and infectious diseases. Born in Poland, she completed her studies in South Africa and spent 10 years studying and working in various countries abroad including Netherlands, Germany, and South Africa. Her travels and educational experiences in each country have made her aware of the… read more »

Janusha Singh

Janusha is a GIS Practitioner and the NED of ZASPACE and  Owner of Wanscan Consulting a Geospatial and Data Services company that celebrates 20 years of delivering services of data excellence.   Her motto ‘ a picture speaks a thousand words ‘ drives her passion to grow the Geospatial industry to take a step forward and… read more »

Jacyntha Twynam

Jacyntha Twynam is currently the Head: Strategic Projects at Wesgro, heading up the Strategic Projects Unit at Wesgro – which is houses projects such as the Cape Health Technology Initiative, Cape Town Air Access, Cruise Cape Town, and previously, the Atlantis Special Economic Zone. She has over 14 years of experience working within the public… read more »

Polo Letaka

Polo Leteka is a highly accomplished and experienced entrepreneur and private equity investor. She is the Chairman and Founder of IDF Capital – a South African based entrepreneurial financier and advisory firm. Through IDF Capital, Polo has contributed towards changeling investments into women-owned SMEs across South Africa. In 2015, she co-founded AlitheiaIDF to continue investing… read more »

Sir Richard John Roberts

Sir Richard Roberts is a British biochemist and molecular biologist. He was awarded the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Phillip Allen Sharp for the discovery of introns in eukaryotic DNA and the mechanism of gene-splicing. The realisation that individual genes could exist as separate, disconnected segments within longer strands of DNA first arose in the study of adenovirus, one of the viruses responsible for causing the… read more »

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