Below is the current line-up of speakers.
Hope Kontle
Hope Kontle, also known as Hope Tee is an incredible speaker who has been in the field for a good 15 years. He is a driven businessman and business consultant of multimillion rand companies across Africa. Being a versatile and experienced speaker that he is, Hope knows how to tackle any company or organisational issue presented through, his skill and gifting of speaking. He believes in overcoming barriers of life by reflecting on them prior to administering any form of aid. Hope Tee has worked with over 100 companies, organisations and schools through speaking, team building consulting. He has mentored over 50 reputable and very well-known companies and continues to do so through his ability to form long lasting relationships with each client that joins the Hope Tee Consulting Family. Having travelled Africa and America, specifically in this particular field, Hope has transcended the art of adapting and accommodating everyone he engages with. He has formulated and tested ways to keep an audience engaged as well as to bring to implementation all things learned by the executives and employees in the speaking and team building engagements he offers.
Tumi Ngqondo
Innovation Manager at Wits Commercial Enterprise. His background is in material science, electronics, intellectual property management and financial management. He has been involved in research management, consultancy, intellectual property, entrepreneurship, and commercialisation for about a decade, where he has assisted academic and government institutions together with entrepreneurs to put their intellectual assets like intellectual property and expertise into good use. He has worked in technology transfer offices of the University of Cape Town and later joined the University of KwaZulu-Natal as a Consultancy Manager where he laid the groundwork and spearheaded the university’s bid for formation of the Aerotropolis Institute, a first of its kind on the continent.
Robert Mason
Robert Mason is an experienced Senior Regional Director/Managing Director/ Chief Commercial Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, Sales, IT Strategy, and Management. Strong business development professional with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Strategy Execution focusing on software vendors doing business in the African continent from University of the Witwatersrand- one of the finest institutions in Africa. A data scientist in the making as well as an accomplished International Business executive currently completing 2 master degrees simultaneously with university of Liverpool (MSc) in Data Science and Gordon Institute of Business Science (MPhil) in International Business.
Sibu Mabena
Sibu Mabena, founder of Duma Collective with a BA (PolSci and Int Relations), is a young creative with extensive experience in the event production, sponsorship acquisition, performance direction and street and social media marketing. Having worked on several live event shows including South Africa Music Awards, South African Film and Television Awards, Metro FM Awards, GLO CAF Awards 2015 AND 2016, MTV Base Africa Awards 2015 AND 2016, Castle Lite Presents J Cole, Axecess Jozi, SAB Conference, South African Sports Awards, as well as some TV work including the 2017 AFCON TVC, a Revlon Special Feeling TVC and MTV Base Lip Sync Battle, her exposure serves as a good creative spring board for a variety of communications platforms from linear and digital to stages and experiential events.
Amy Kiederman
Amy Kiederman, recent law graduate working at AB Inbev, her talk will be centered around how young entrepreneurs can enter markets especially for global companies such as Ab Inbev.
Shahid Solomon
Shahid Solomon is an inspired strategist, city planner and futurist. He is a public speaker (see attached portfolio),facilitator and entrepreneur. His work has spanned cities, mega projects, start-ups, education, business and economic development.
Nthabeleng Likotsi
Nthabeleng Likotsi is the Executive Chairman of the Young Women in Business Network (YWBN) and the Managing Director of the formation of the YWBN Co-operative Bank. She is an innovative self-starter, assertive and tenacious team player dedicated to the economic freedom of young women. She has a very strong desire to be successful; believes in rising above challenges; and possesses the mind-set to manage any challenging situation. She holds a Masters in Entrepreneurship from Wits Business School and a postgraduate Certificate in Accounting from the University of Johannesburg, a Certificate in Entrepreneurship from the Centre of Entrepreneurship at Wits Business School (WBS). Ms Likotsi has steered YWBN into the great success that it has become, hosting the Annual Summit at which such illustrious speakers as Former President of South Africa, His Excellency Mr Thabo Mbeki; ANC Chairperson, Ms. Baleka Mbete and the Executive Mayor of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, Mr Mondli Gungubele delivered the key note address.
Joseph Tshiwilowilo
Joseph Tshiwilowilo has more than 25 years' experience as a registered accountant, SARS tax practitioner and FSB compliance officer. He obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of South Africa (UNISA) in 1998, majoring in Accounting and Economics. He obtained a Certificate in Taxation from Rand Afrikaans University (RAU) in 1997, and obtained his Advanced Certificate in Taxation from RAU in 1998. He is a registered Associate General Accountant AGA (SA) through the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is also a registered Commercial Financial Accountant CFA (SA).
Dr Tiro Mampane
Realising that having a stethoscope around his neck was not giving him that satisfaction, a relatively young Dr Tiro Mampane gave it up and joined the world of entrepreneurs.
While he refuses to admit it, his perseverance in a business journey marked by lack of capital and frequently closed doors seems to have paid off as he can now be counted amongst the country’s successful young business people.
In an interview from the spacious boardroom of his company offices in Masa Centre last Friday, Dr Mampane, 38, spoke of amongst other things, how he is not primarily driven by constantly checking his bank balance but the desire to change people’s lives for the better.
Owen Maluleke
Risuna Owen Maluleke is a young energetic serial entrepreneur. Risuna is a student in commerce at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is the founding executive director of Young African Entrepreneurs Institute and Dyondzo Phambili Foundation. He is also the founder of NoLimit Group. He has assumed several leadership positions as a student. Among other things, he is a fellow and a volunteer in Thusanani Foundation. His business ambitions are specifically rural development in ICT, Education and Entrepreneurship Development. He is at heart a social entrepreneur.
Siphiwe Moyo
Siphiwe Moyo is a sought after, top-rated International Motivational Keynote Speaker, Facilitator & Author based in South Africa. He is an Adjunct Faculty member at GIBS, Henley and Wits business schools.
He applies behavioural science principles and practices in organisations to increase individual and organisational effectiveness. Siphiwe is an Organisational Culture, Human Performance Improvement and Organisational Behaviour Specialist.
He holds a Masters in Business Administration, an Executive Development Programme, a B Comm. (Honours) in People Development, a Bachelor’s Degree (cum laude) in Human Resources and is currently completing his MSc in Human Resources. He is co-founder and Chief People Officer at Twice Blue (a human capital development firm), Chairman at the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP), Past Chapter President of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa (PSASA) and member of the Global Speakers Federation.
Siphiwe is an author of two books, Bulls & Bears: life lessons from the financial markets and #StagnationMustFall: 100 practical lessons that will activate your career progression. He is the Chairman of the Board at the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP), a past Chapter President at the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa (PSASA) and a member of the Global Speakers Federation (GSF).
Saint-Francis Tohlang
Saint-Francis Tohlang, a Trends Analyst, is a cultural observer and commentator on the flux generation – obsessed with innovation, youth issues, business and consumer trends, emerging markets and the continent of Africa.

He holds an Honours degree from Rhodes University and an MA from the University of Cape Town (with distinction) where he was the recipient of a number of scholarships, most notably the Andrew Mellon Prestigious Scholarship and being a recipient of a ‘Rhodes Top 100 Students’ award.
Duduzile Ndwandwe
Duduzile Ndwandwe is an international speaker, award winner, Author and a Professional Urban Planner. Founder of Acudee Projects Pty (Ltd) passionate about innovation in the built environment, she is involved in Green Infrastructure development initiatives within the Real Estate sector and an Advocate Planner in the Energy Sector. An MBA student from African Leadership University and a Wits Alumni vested in social change for the Youth. Her work experience spans from Town Planning duties to closing deals. She is passionate about negotiating deals and challenging the status quo. Her work involves youth empowerment in the energy sector and a passionate writer about challenging the planning narrative towards new sustainable development energy goals for Africa in the fight for global climate issues.
Mncedisi Sindane
Mncedisi Sindane was born and raised in a small town called Middelburg . He than moved to Johannesburg in 2016 to pursue an academic degree at the Witwatersrand University and to follow his dreams . He is currently completing his Bcom degree in Management accounting and finance &Marketing . He is passinate about fashion, music, presenting , radio broadcasting and is a socialite. The current projects he has immered hisself in are radio presenting at Voice of Wits which he joined in 2016. His passion for styling resulted in him becoming a stylist for the fashion house Busani Man , a team he began working with in March 2018. When he is not on the airwaves or in studio styling clients , he triples as a MC . Besides being on radio , styling and being an event MC he also working towards a Television and Modelling career. He is part of the Kids Casting Agency as well as G3 Model Agency , who trained him in film , television and on screen performance but also manage him
Anda Ngcaba
Anda Ngcaba is a firm believer and proponent of unlocking the potential of Africa's three-quarters of a billion youth projected for the year 2030. He is the co-founder and serves as Chairperson of Born To Be Free (BTBF) based in Cape Town. Anda recently graduated from the University of Cape Town with a degree in Philosophy. Anda is an entrepreneur focused on solving African problems. Currently, He oversees the blockchain portfolio of a family office based in Bryanston. He is a self-taught programmer in Java and Python. Anda also serves on the board of Cortex Hub, an Incubator/Accelerator based in East London. His interests include music, art, photography and sociopolitical issues. Anda’s publications are available on his blog (andangcaba.me) covering Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and his Philanthropic ventures.
Themba Nkuna
Founder & CEO: Themba Nkuna Coaching. Themba worked and continue to work with thousands of entrepreneurs to equip them with skills to start and grow their businesses. Having started his first business at age eight, Themba offers practical lesson on how to build a business. An author of five books, including the sought after book on entrepreneurship titled: Successful Entrepreneurship. A book that describes what it takes to start and grow a business. This book also emphasise that the art of the game is changing, disruption is inevitable. Themba is also coaching entrepreneurs through Bindzu Smart Entrepreneurs (Pty) Ltd a company building entrepreneurs in partnership with Standard Bank. His academic qualification includes a Bachelor’s degree in Information Science (University of Pretoria) which covered topics around Business Management, Competitive Intelligence and Knowledge Management.
Kim Willoughby
Kim Willoughby is currently Head of Academy and National Training Manager at Black Umbrellas.
She is responsible for designing and delivering high quality physical and virtual training courses commissioned from BU’s business model. With excellent people skills, Kim engages with the Enterprise and Supplier Development Managers in the delivery and evaluation of training content and processes whilst building positive relationships with the regional training service providers. She also identifies appropriate training programmes for BU and Black Pages (BP) employees to complement their development plans. Furthermore, she is conversant with the latest developments and trends ensuring that the company is informed on all relevant industry and legislative requirements.