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Gugu Motlanthe

Mrs. Gugu Motlanthe

Trustee of the Kgalema Motlanthe Foundation.

Mrs. Motlanthe is the former first lady of the Republic of South Africa and a trustee of the Kgalema Motlanthe Foundation.

She is hard at work on a full-time basis, at the Kgalema Motlanthe Foundation (KMF) where her energies are focused on youth developmental projects, capacity building, the 4IR (Fourth Industrial Revolution)music, leadership, and fundraising.

She is a Social Democrat at heart who currently spearheads one of the fundamental programs of the foundation in dialogue among equals to promote social cohesion.


Mrs. Gugu Motlanthe
Trustee of the Kgalema Motlanthe Foundation.

Chetan Gordhan

Chetan Gordhan

Microsoft SA Solutions Specialist.

Chetan has been working in the IT industry for over 18 years’.
He has practical experience in the management, development of applications, system integration, and development tools.

In his current role in the Sales team as a Technical Solution Specialist in Data and AI, he is responsible for assisting the customer in understanding the platform and services that are available in Azure to help customers deliver solutions to solve business problems.


Chetan Gordhan
Microsoft SA Solutions Specialist.

Kim August

Kim August

Emotive Transformer, Meaning Activator at The Brand Station.

Kim has a deep passion for South Africa; for all its beauty and all its potential. With her healthy doses of energy and bubbly personality, she strives to uplift people and society. As a campaigner, as a branding diva and as a presenter, she dedicates herself, her knowledge and her expertise, to a South Africa unlimited.


Kim August
Emotive Transformer, Meaning Activator at The Brand Station.

Ruben Collin

Ruben Collin

Emotive Transformer, Partner at The Brand Station.

Ruben is dedicated to transforming organizations and brands to meaningful emotive concepts that truly matter to people. Putting people (employees, customers, prospective customers, partners, and investors) first. They are emotional beings and create brand meaning (= happiness) on the individual, collective and societal level.


Ruben Collin
Emotive Transformer, Partner at The Brand Station.

Flavia Motsitsi

Flavia Motsitsi

Commissioning Editor for The M-Net.

Flavia Motsisi is currently working as a Commissioning Editor for the M-Net, Local Entertainment Channels. She particularly works in the scripted department with the primary role is to originate, develop and commission innovative new scripted programmes.

She is in addition serving as a board member in a non-profit organization called SWIFT (Sisters Working in Film and Television) which is an organization that is committed to empowering women working in the Film and Television.


Flavia Motsitsi
Commissioning Editor for The M-Net.

Maria Day

Maria Day

MD and founding member of The Idea Collective.

Maria is passionate about the personal development of individuals, ensuring there is a sense of equality, quality and accessible education for all. As part of the development process, Design as a subject is, in her opinion, a vital component in developing 21st Century skills for every learner and educator.

She is a woman of many talents and has contributed to various industries prior to her founding Bridgeway High School to pursue her passion for quality education.


Maria Day
MD and founding member of The Idea Collective.

Reabetswe Moeti

Reabetswe Moeti

CEO of Rare View Media & A resident Director for Platypus.

Rea is a recipient of a South African Film and Television (SAFTA) award for her work as a Head-Writer writer for the hit female prison drama Lockdown on DSTV’s Mzansi Magic.

Rea is a SWIFT member and also serves on the advisory board for the drama and film department of the Tshwane University of Technology. She is a Masters graduate from the renown National Film and Television School in the UK with experience in the film and television industry since 2007 ahead of completing her undergraduate degree at CPUT in Cape Town.


Reabetswe Moeti
CEO of Rare View Media & A resident Director for Platypus.

Kim Amina

Kim Amina

Founder of Kimard Studio, Lecturer at Pearson Institute.

Arnaud Mukenge Kim Chulu Amina is an entrepreneur in technology & a lecturer in User Experience & Graphic Design and the founder of Kimard Studio, in 2014, which focuses on consulting in Gamification, User Experience design and build internal game products for education as well as entertainment. Kim was born in the DRC, completed his degree in South Africa in Multimedia, specializing in Gamification for educational content.

He has won a few competitions including the Nasa Space Apps Challenge in the people’s choice challenge for South Africa twice, and the Gamification for social good in Ethiopia in 2015 which certified him by GIZ in gamification.


Kim Amina
Founder of Kimard Studio, Lecturer at Pearson Institute.

Deshni Govender

Deshni Govender

Senior Legal Counsel.

Specializing in transactional retail & business banking, Deshni devotes her time to studying the advances in technology and its effect on consumerism.

She is passionate about empowering women through education and volunteer my time both personally and through Absa, for such causes.


Deshni Govender
Senior Legal Counsel.

Jacintha De Norbrega

Jacintha De Norbrega

Producer.

Connected, passionate and exuberant, Jacintha de Nobrega is going places as one of South Africa’s emerging producers. She has worked on a variety of local productions, has a few projects under her belt and wants to put South Africa on the map as an emerging creative force in Africa./p>

Based in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, SA, Jacintha has been lucky enough to work with some of the country’s best talent – producing a feature film Deep End, released in March 2019. She’s also produced a series for Food Network with one of SA’s favourite chefs called Siba’s Adventures and the popular series Durban Beach Rescue.


Jacintha De Norbrega
Producer.

Mary-Ann Mandishona

Mary-Ann Mandishona

Producer | Writer | Director.

Mary-Ann is a Directing graduate from the New York Film Academy (USA), National Film and Video Foundation Sediba Spark Screenwriter’s Program (South Africa), CaribbeanTales Incubator Program (Canada, Toronto International Film Festival), CineFam MasterClass (Durban International Film Festival), CaribbeanTales Accelerator Program (Durban FilmMart), a Board Member of SWIFT (Sisters Working in Film and Television) Currently Mary-Ann is developing films and gender-oriented programmes to develop, sustain and empower marginalised African communities.


Mary-Ann Mandishona
Producer | Writer | Director.

TreeZ

TreeZ

South African Rapper Producer from Gauteng.

TreeZ is a South African Rapper Producer from Gauteng, Johannesburg South. He has been making music since his teens and collaborated with artists such as Sbu Maloya, ScoobyNero, and Red Button. His latest Single ‘Looking Good’ is receiving high rotation from Music TV channels such as Channel O. He hopes to share his journey and share his experiences through his music. His music connects with youngsters as he’s inspiring them to follow their dreams and not focus on the negatives. “Know your worth and fight for your success”.


TreeZ
South African Rapper Producer from Gauteng.


Encient Anele Moyo
Cinematographer.

Encient Anele Moyo

Cinematographer.

Anele began her film career at T.C Production were she worked as a freelancer and shot her first documentary titled “Raped and Murdered”. As a young filmmaker willing to learn and grow in the media industry, Anele worked as a camera person in churches were she gained experience in live Television.

In 2018 she completed her degree in audiovisual communication. Through her journey of filmmaking, she came to realize that women are not willing to take the technical roles which are about camera work, sound and lighting as a woman, she willing to grow in this field as a way to challenge perceptions as well as tell stories through documentary film making.

Encient Anele Moyo

Encient Anele Moyo

Cinematographer.

Anele began her film career at T.C Production were she worked as a freelancer and shot her first documentary titled “Raped and Murdered”. As a young filmmaker willing to learn and grow in the media industry, Anele worked as a camera person in churches were she gained experience in live Television.

In 2018 she completed her degree in audiovisual communication. Through her journey of filmmaking, she came to realize that women are not willing to take the technical roles which are about camera work, sound and lighting as a woman, she willing to grow in this field as a way to challenge perceptions as well as tell stories through documentary film making.

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