Our past Speakers
Dr Lieketseng Ned,Occupational Therapist
Hlengiwe Radebe,Sustainable Energy Advisor
Andile Human,Student, Bachelor of Social Sciences
Luvuyo Rani,Director, Silulo Ulutho Technologies
Nathan Nyembo,Radio host, UCT Radio
Nathan Nyembo was born and raised in South Africa by Congolese parents. He is better known on the airwaves as Freshcutt by his fellow University of Cape Town students. Nathan is an up and coming radio presenter of note and currently is with UCT radio – to date he has few shows under his belt. Recently he joined Monate show on Friday afternoons. Nathan is also a voice over artist, model and full time Marketing student with passion for Hip Hop and all things urban culture.
Dr ZAMA KATAMZI,SPACE -PHYSICS RESEARCHER
Zama Katamzi is a space – physicist working in the South African National Space Agency. Katamzi was 15 when she watched an episode of Star Trek and fell in love with outer space. Today she’s a role model for a new generation of female scientists.
TRINITY LEKWETSE NCALA,ENTREPRENEUR - AUTHOR
Trinity is founder of T&T Appointments – a recruitment, human capital and training company. She is also entrepreneur, author, wife and mother of two. Trinity has won many awards, including Businesswoman of Year, Young Business Achiever Award and the Top Young Woman Entrepreneur Award.
ASNATH MAHAPA,FIRST BLACK FEMALE COMMERCIAl PILOT
Asnath Mahapa is a pilot by profession. She was the first African woman in South Africa to become a Commercial pilot. Today, Asnath flies Airbus 319 and 320 for South African Airways (SAA).
SHARON KATE NG'ANG'A,TV PRESENTER
Sharon is a 21-year-old TV presenter, motivational speaker, model, actress, visual artist, dancer, feminist, a dreamer and doer. She is also a student at the University of Nairobi pursuing an undergraduate Bachelors of Economics and Statistics.
DORCAS GICHUHI,COMMERCIAL AIRLINE PILOT
Dorcas started her career as cook for NAS airport services and later joined Kenya airways as a flight attendant. With a dream to captain her own flights, she continued her studies to become a pilot until she joined the flight deck team in 2010. Today, Dorcas lives in Dubai, where she flies the Boeing fleet.
GRACE KILONZI,COMMUNICATION EXPERT
Grace holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Communication as well as an MA in Peace Studies and International relations from The Catholic University of Eastern Africa. Grace is an Alumni of the African Leadership Centre and has been awarded a fellowship on peace and Security for African women 2014/2015.
ESTHER KYOKUNDA,COMMERCIAL AIRLINE PILOT
Esther Kyokunda is a commercial airline pilot. She studied in South Africa and is now based in Uganda. Her dream is to captain a Boeing 777.
GODLIVER BUSINGE,CIVIL ENGINEER
Godliver Businge (1987) is a Ugandan civil engineer and head technology trainer for Global Women’s Water Initiative. She works as head technology trainer for Global Women’s Water Initiative, teaching women and youth in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda how to build water access and conservation technology.
NAOMI KARUNGI,MILITARY HELICOPTER PILOT
Naomi Karungi is a helicopter pilot in the Ugandan Peoples Defence Air Force. She believes the world needs more problem solvers and solution thinkers. Her motto? Believe in yourself & never give up.
Andy MAQONDWANA,RADIO PRESENTER
Andy Maqondwana is originally from the Eastern Cape, and has a BSc degree as well as an honours degree in psychology. Today, she is radio host at 947, one of SA’s leading radio stations – a dream she worked long and hard to achieve!
MICHELENE NAIDOO,COMMERCIAL AIRLINE PILOT
Michelene is passionate about empowering the youth, education, abused kids and the elderly. Her advice to young girls? “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness” (Oprah Winfrey)
Dr NCUMISA JILATA,SPECIALIST NEUROSURGEON
At the age of 29, Dr Ncumisa Jilata became Africa’s youngest neurosurgeon. She is one of only five black female brain surgeons in South Africa. The person she most admires is Dr Judy Dlamini.
Buhle Ngaba ,Actress and Author
Buhle Ngaba is a South African actress, author of The Girl Without A Sound and advocate for the rights of young black women. Buhle studied acting and contemporary performance at Rhodes University before continuing to University of Leeds (UK) to study processes of performance. She’s the director of KaMatla Productions.
MATHEBE MOLISE,FOUNDER - BEAUTY ON TAPP
IT News named her one of the top innovative women in Africa. Mathebe Molise has always known that the African beauty industry is worth billions and she wanted a piece of it. Her brainchild, Beauty On Tapp, is an Africa-focused online store that offers beauty products from across Africa and caters to the beauty needs of women of color.
MASAKE MALEKA ,MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER
Masake Maleka is a 19-year-old student and founder of “Meisie Muis Motivates”, which aims to motivate students to look beyond their current situation to focus on discovering their purpose and achieving their dream.