Aadil Patel is a director and national practice head of the employment practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. Aadil has broad experience in employment law and has acted extensively for various employers, both public and private entities.
Abigail Munroe is a freelance writer and editor, who graduated with a degree in Print Journalism, Media Studies and Anthropology from UCT. She has written for Women's Health magazine and currently freelances for TextBOX Conceptual Services, a Cape Town based agency that specialises in writing, editing and PR services for SMMEs.
Abram Molelemane is a journalism graduate at the Tshwane University of Technology. In 2011 he was nominated for the Record print journalist of the year award.
Hunter has more than 10 years industry experience and currently consults to one of the world's largest computer software companies - specialising in the B2B IT/Tech space. He also supports an international retail fashion brand with local media relations activities.
|Adre du Plessis|
Adre du Plessis is vice president of Strategy and Transformation at T-Systems. She is a qualified chartered accountant having completed her articles at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Aki Kalliatakis is the Managing Partner of The Leadership LaunchPad, a business focused on customer loyalty and radical marketing. Contact him on +27 (0)83 379 3466, +27 (0)11 640-3958 or .
Alan Russell is the Managing Director of ThornTree Group, a mid-sized supplier of high quality recruitment and placement services across a number of industries and specialisations in sub-Saharan Africa..
Allon Raiz is the CEO of Raizcorp, a privately-owned small business Prosperator in South Africa, accredited as a Centre of Excellence by the UK-Government approved Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative (SFEDI). In 2008, Raiz was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and in 2011 he was appointed for the first time as a member of the Global Agenda Council on Fostering Entrepreneurship, making him one of 15 world experts in the field..
Managing Director at Boomtown.
Andy Hadfield is the CEO of volunteering platform and CSI management tool forgood. He launched his first startup aged 19 before going on to hone his skills in a number of tech ventures, sales apps and one of the first digital engagement programmes in the country, The Deloitte Way.
Angelique Robbertse is the Product and Marketing Manager at Job Mail..
|Annelize van Rensburg|
Annelize van Rensburg is a director of Talent Africa, a leading executive search and talent company..
Antoinette is passionate about result-driven marketing, copywriting and powerful content! She writes for Youth Dynamix, a youth & family specialist research and marketing agency. To activate your brand in the youth market, contact or call 071 551 8200..
Aphelele a Labour Relations Practitioner with a passion for all things Industrial Sociology, Labour Law, Labour Philosophy and Human Capital..
Auguste Coetzer is Director, Executive Search, at Talent Africa, an alliance of Korn Ferry..
Beverley Klein is the editor of the Marketing Media South Africa section on Bizcommunity.com. With a background in journalism and historical studies, she's dived into the world of industry news, curating content, writing and interviewing thought leaders.
Boris Dzhingarov graduated UNWE with a major in marketing. He writes for several online sites such as Tech.co, Semrush.com, Tweakyourbiz.com, Socialnomics.net.
|Brendan Mc Aravey|
Country Manager at Citrix South Africa.
|Bruce von Maltitz|
Bruce von Maltitz is currently the MD of 1Stream, a cloud-based contact centre technology provider. He has over 20 years experience in the service industry focusing specifically on contact centres for the last twelve years.
Candace McDonald has her Masters in Communication and Media Studies. She is a Communications Officer at the Office of the Director of the CCMA Head Office.
Group Editor at Bizcommunity.
Managing Director and Employer Brand Strategist at Strategy Recruitment Marketing & Employer Branding SA.
Charles Mburugu is a Kenyan-based content developer and online marketer who is passionate about technology, small business and ecommerce. With over 5 years experience, he is committed to creating quality, relevant and optimized content that will attract traffic to the client's blog or website..
Chemory Gunko is a seasoned Creative Director, a certified NLP Practitioner, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Practitioner, Energy ReSourcing Practitioner & Life Coach, among others. She works as a marketing consultant and provides copywriting, SEO, graphic design and Joomla! website services..
Chris Blair, Chief Executive Officer of 21st Century Pay Solutions Group (Pty) Ltd, has consulted to over 500 organisations - both in Southern Africa and internationally. Chris holds a BSC Chem.
Having joined the ad industry in London, Chris Brewer spent most of his career in media analysis and planning - but has performed just about every advertising task from Creative to Research. He's an honorary lifetime member of the Advertising Media Association and regularly advises agencies and clients regarding their media plan costs and strategies. He is also often asked to talk at industry functions. Email: .
Chris graduated top of his class with an Honours Degree in Marketing Communications (Cum Laude) from the University of Johannesburg. With advertising agency experience in Strategic Brand Communication together with business development and growth, Chris has crafted and developed strategic guidelines implemented by clients such as Continental Tyres, Conti Partner, De Beers, Kreepy Krauly and Wits University to name but a few..
Apart from being a corporate marketing analyst, advisor and media commentator, Chris Moerdyk is a former chairman of Bizcommunity. He was head of strategic planning and public affairs for BMW South Africa and spent 16 years in the creative and client service departments of ad agencies, ending up as resident director of Lindsay Smithers-FCB in KwaZulu-Natal.
Managing Director at Alerting the Media/ Lecturer at Boston Media House in Sandton.
Damon went to New Zealand to work with his old partner Shane Bradnick and make some secret creative sauce. Before that he was ECD at Saatchi and Saatchi Australia, before that, Group ECD of TBWA Hunt Lascaris and Global ECD of Standard Bank.
Danette Breitenbach was the editor and publisher of Advantage, the publication that served the marketing, media and advertising industry in southern Africa. Before her editorship, she was deputy-editor as well as freelancing for over a year on the publication before that.
Daniel is an independent communication consultant working with leading organisations on mapping out strategic communication, executive communication and crisis communication needs. He regularly speaks at local and international conferences about research, crisis communication, leadership communication, agility and integration.
Daphne Stanford is a writer of many things: poetry, creative nonfiction, and songs for vox & piano. On her off time, she writes, hikes, sings, and reads poems over the FM airwaves at Radio Boise.
As MD for Sage SSB (start-up and small business) Accounting South & Southern Africa, Daryl Blundell oversees the growth of the business and the development of solutions that help SMEs to grow and succeed. The Sage solutions under his watch are Sage One Accounting and Sage Pastel Accounting. Blundell brings 20 years experience in a range of sales, business development and management positions with organisations such as Ariel Technologies, Sun Microsystems, Systems fusion, Burlington Air Express, and Xerox..
David Blyth is CEO at Yellowwood. His focus at Yellowwood to date has been on building thought leadership and a pan-African client footprint.
Deirdre Elphick-Moore, has an Honours Degree in Psychology and over 10 years of international experience in human capital management at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Co-founding The Office Coach in 2009, she now focuses on personal and workplace effectiveness training and development.
Dharmesh Nagar is strategy director at Media Revolution..
Douglas Kruger is a professional speaker and author of the books 'Own Your Industry - How to Position Yourself as an Expert,' and 'Relentlessly Relevant - 50 Ways to Innovate.' He helps brands to become the leading names in their industry through innovation and expert positioning. See him in action, or sign up for his free newsletter, at www.douglaskruger.co.za.
Endri is a bilingual marketing professional. He has diversified experience in start-ups, business ideas and their process of integrating with marketing..
Eugene Rudenko is a senior online marketing manager for Oxagile software development company. Oxagile has extensive experience in collaborating with tech startups from all over the world..
Eugene graduated from the University of Cape Town with distinctions in financial accounting and classical piano. He then spent over two-and-half years working in branding and communications at two of South Africa's top market research companies.
Born a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, where writing was the only way to survive the suburban ennui of his homeworld, Felix wrote his way into a strange land called advertising. In 2008 he moved to a different universe co-founding OwenKessel and then merging with international network Leo Burnett.
Fiona Leppan is a director in Employment at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr..
Gavin Stansfield is director, employment practice of Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. His areas of specialisation include all types of labour law including strikes and lock-outs, unfair dismissals, collective bargaining, unlawful competition and restraint of trade and occupational health and safety.
Professional motivational speaker and life coach, Godfrey Madanhire is the driving force behind leading motivational company, Dreamworld Promotions. Through Dreamworld Promotions, and based on his life experiences merged with extensive knowledge of the concepts and skills around motivating and inspiring individuals, Godfrey has held seminars helping people grow and organisations such as MWeb, Engen and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants to build their workforces. Twitter @godfreyinafrica.
Leading business and executive coach and SA's Co-Master Licensee for global franchise company - ActionCOACH. For more information visit www.actioncoachsa.co.za.
Head at Sage Talent Solutions.
Helene Vermaak is a consulting psychologist at The Human Edge..
Hermann Erdman is CEO at REDISA (Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa). An entrepreneur and businessman, Erdmann has extensive experience in the manufacturing and retail sectors having served on a number of industry-related boards.
Hugo Pienaar is a director in Employment at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. Email Hugo at ..
|Ilse van den Berg|
Ilse is the Group Editor for IT, Automotive, and Logistics at Bizcommunity.com. She is the former editor for Marketing & Media Africa (@Biz_Africa) at Bizcommunity.com and is a contributing writer for the Bizcommunity Lifestyle section.
Ivanna Granelli - a teacher by training - moved into the corporate world as an IT trainer at SAPPI and First Paper House between 1991 and 1993. She decided in 1994 to create a business that combined her twin passions for education and technology and established Can!Do with the vision of helping companies to unlock the business value of their ERP systems through end-user training..
Energy, personal finance and food processing is the strange combination of niches I have - by hook or by crook - fallen into. I also write just about anything under the sun for all media platforms including magazine, press releases, blogs and research articles..
South African style icon Jackie Burger has been involved in the fashion industry for over 25 years, having worked in retail marketing, publishing and television..
Jackie Carroll is CEO at Media Works..
|Jacques van Wyk|
Jacques van Wyk is a director in Labour and Employment Law at Werksmans Attorneys. He was named as a recommended lawyer in Labour & Employment by the Legal500 (2010-2012), and co-authored 'Labour Law in Action - A Handbook on the new Labour Relations Act - 1997' with Frances Anderson.
|Jacques van Wyk|
COO of Ricoh SA.
Jana Krige is the lead copywriter at Lima Bean - a Cape Town-based digital agency specialising in brand strategy, content marketing, web design and web development..
Named by CEO publication as SA's most influential government businesswoman in the SME sector in 2012, she's big on vision, strategy and effective communication. Start with a successful business strategy and executive coaching consultancy to leading national brands...
Janine Lloyd is the CEO of PR Expert, an entrepreneur and motivational speaker. With 27 years in leadership and entrepreneurship in the communications, marketing and branding fields, Janine is known for being an inspiring leader, razor-sharp strategist and successful entrepreneur.
Jenny Reid is Managing Director of iFacts..
I believe in finding innovative ways to combat people risk in an organisation. This can be from pre-employment screening right through the HR process and through to exit interviews.
Jesse Green is the Country Manager for Adzuna.co.za, the largest job aggregator in South Africa. His experience lies in online job classifieds and the monetisation of web platforms.
Jess is Marketing & Media Editor at Bizcommunity.com. She is also a contributing writer.
Jimmy Tembo is the co-founder of Birdie Media, a marketing company that focuses on campaign marketing in the Mpumalanga area. At a personal level, he consults for franchises and non-franchise businesses.
Johan Botes is Head of the Employment Practice for Baker & McKenzie in Johannesburg. He has a Master's Degree in Labour Law, and regularly appears in the CCMA, Bargaining Councils, Labour Court and High Court.
Johan Hanekom is the Managing Director of Hanbro - a boutique consultancy helping international companies setup and develop their UK market presence. Johan is a lifelong entrepreneur having started his first business at age 16.
John has co-authored the best-selling book, "I am Talent", focusing on developing individuals' potential, self-mastery and career aspirations, has written numerous articles and presented at conferences, locally and internationally..
Specialties: Speaker, Trend Curator, Innovator, Business Strategist, Inspirator, Entrepreneur.
Managing partner - African Investments at Exponential Ventures, MMI Holdings.
Josephine Wawira is a consultant in communication and public relations with over six years of progressive writing and broadcast experience. She is currently a writer for Africa's online hotel booking portal, Jumia Travel, focusing in the areas of travel, tourism, and hospitality as it relates to Africa..
Juliette Attwell is Head of Marketing & Operations at Recruitgroup. Recruitgroup has won Careerjunction Recruiter of the Year in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014 as well as Fast Growth Business of the Year at the National Business Awards 2014.
Kay Vittee is the CEO of Quest Staffing Solutions..
Kevin is a co-founder and director of ByDesign Communications, with over twenty years' experience in corporate communication strategy, media strategy, social media strategy and crisis counselling....
Managing Director, Khaliphani Communications.
Retail editor and lifestyle contributor at Bizcommunity.com. Former automotive and ICT editor..
Lauren Salt is an associate in the Employment practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr..
Leigh Andrews (@leigh_andrews) is Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity.com and one of our Lifestyle contributors. She loves milkshakes, word play and alliteration, and can be reached at ..
Liane McGowan is the founder of Happy Monday CC..
|Lidia van Wyk|
My marketing experience spans over ten years. I am hugely motivated by how products and brands today have more impact due to the ubiquitous nature of the internet.
Linda Trim is a director at Giant Leap. For more information, call Giant Leap on +27 (0)11 880 1490 or visit www.giantleap.co.za..
Lionel Moyal is Managing Director at Intervate - a T-Systems business unit in South Africa and the country's foremost provider of Enterprise Information Management (EIM) solutions. For more information, please visit: http://www.intervate.com/Pages/default.aspx..
A journalist and editorial specialist in content development across print, online and radio platforms with a particular passion for entrepreneurship and SMME's..
Designer at Blueberry Labs.
Louise Marsland is currently Africa Editor: Bizcommunity.com; a Content Strategist and Trainer; and Trend Curator for Bizcommunity.com and her own TRENDAFRiCA.co.za. She has been writing about the media, marketing and advertising communications industry in South Africa for over 20 years, notably, as the previous Editor of Bizcommunity.com Media & Marketing; Editor-in-Chief AdVantage magazine; Editor Marketing Mix magazine; Editor Progressive Retailing magazine; Editor Business Brief magazine and Editor FMCG Files ezine..
|Lyndy van den Barselaar|
Lyndy van den Barselaar is the MD of Manpower Group South Africa..
With over 15 years of experience in the tech, digital marketing and mobile solutions space, Hundermark co-founded specialist mobile solutions consultancy Useful & Beautiful. With a passion for developing mobile products that are aligned to business goals, Hundermark's appetite for keeping abreast of the latest industry trends is fast establishing her as an expert tech commentator and opinion leader in South Africa.
|Madelein Taljaard (van der Watt)|
Madelein van der Watt is Development Manager at Sage Pastel Payroll & HR and a regular commentator in financial and business media, is an expert in areas of employee tax and legislative changes affecting payroll..
Marion Scher (www.mediamentors.co.za) is an award-winning journalist, lecturer, media trainer and consultant with 25 years' experience in the industry. For more of her writing, go to her Bizcommunity profile or to Twitter @marionscher..
With an undying entrepreneurial spirit, Mark Orpen founded IPD in 2000. His main area of operation is currently governance, while his primary responsibilities include governance, finance, strategy and marketing.
Mark Taylor, chief executive officer (CEO) of Nashua Mobile, is an ICT industry veteran with more than two decades of experience. Prior to re-joining Nashua Mobile on 1 October 2012, Taylor was the managing director (MD) of Vodacom Payment Services (M-PESA) as well as managing executive for Vodacom's Supply Chain and Logistics divisions..
Merle O'Brien is Head: Foresight and Innovation Thought Leadership, at Lacuna Radar, a boutique innovation consultancy based in Berlin, Cape Town and London, that helps global brands to sustainably innovate new products, services and business models by combining trends, insight and commercial expertise in one place..
Mia Arderne writes blog posts and press releases for Oxbridge Academy. She is also a freelance columnist and fiction writer based in Cape Town.
*Michelle Moss is a Director at Talent Africa, a leading executive search and talent management company..
Mosima Selekisho is a Director of Johannesburg-based TALENT AFRICA, a leading executive search and talent management company and an alliance of Korn Ferry, the world's largest executive search business..
Naseem Javed is a corporate philosopher and founder of the Image Supremacy Movement. He is a world recognised authority on global digital trends, image complexities how they impact business performances and create global age skill shifts.
Nicci Botha has been wordsmithing for more than 20 years, covering just about every subject under the sun and then some. She's strung together words on sustainable development, maritime matters, mining, marketing, medical, lifestyle...
Niteske Marshall is the managing director of Network Recruitment, a division of the AdvTech Group..
Nkhensani Moyane is a Senior Client Service Manager at Glasshouse Communication Management and Non-Executive Director of Mazole Holdings. She manages the reputation management for major corporate clients within Glasshouse and has taken on the responsibility for the development of the junior team within the company. Not only do her talents lie in public relations and event management but she is also a linguist speaking six languages over and above her mother-tongue Portuguese..
Nokwazi Mzobe, Founder and Lead Consultant of Matoyana Business Solutions, a boutique business consulting company located in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is targeted at start-ups, small and medium enterprises across Africa..
Editorial Assistant at Bizcommunity.
Peter Townshend is managing director of Know More Waste, the environmental consultancy division of Know More. Know More is the research and consultancy arm of workplace specialists, Giant Leap.
|Phil de Kock|
Philip is an HRIS project and organizational change manager, with experience in the mining, construction and petrochemical industries. He lectures part-time and have interests in the role of big data and social media in the management of human resources..
I am passionate about retaining talented skilled women in an organisation. It makes good financial sense to assist women through their careers and into key decision making roles.
Pieter Scholtz is the Co-Master Licensee in Southern Africa for ActionCOACH, the fastest growing and largest business coaching company globally. Pieter and his partner, Harry Welby-Cooke developed ActionCOACH across Southern Africa, which now boasts over 30 franchisees.
Pieter Steyn is a director at Werksmans Attorneys..
Rhys Evans is the Director of ALCO-Safe, suppliers of superior drug and alcohol testing equipment and accessories throughout Africa.
Having been in the media industry for nine years, I have plenty of experience in every aspect of media, including writing, editing, proofreading, social media, and syndication. I also enjoy a challenge and love to widen my knowledge at every turn..
Rob Cooper is a tax expert and director of legislation updates and proposed legislation of Sage VIP..
Rob Mousley is the head of products at Grapevine Interactive, South Africa's leading mobile integrator. The company has been delivering mobile engagement services, solutions and applications to more than 60% of SA's blue chips in the insurance, banking, retail, media and telco sectors for over 14 years..
Founding Partner at DesignThinkers Group - South Africa and Design Thinkers Academy. Member of the Global Council of the DesignThinkers Group.
Passionate Marketing / Brand Strategist with substantial industry experience - Thrives on building and growing successful brands....
Rosalind Davey is a Partner at corporate law firm Bowman Gilfillan and obtained BA and LLB degrees from the University of Natal and was admitted as an attorney in 2002..
I'm Ryan Kh, a business graduate, aims to contribute thrilling stories on startups, small businesses & big on shining platforms..
Sandra Swanepoel is the Managing Director of Sage HR & Payroll and has over 25 years' of specialist experience in the industry..
Sharon Snell holds a masters degree in law, and she is the executive head of the South African Board for Sheriffs..
Shawn Theunissen is head of Property Point and head of CSR and Transformation at Growthpoint Properties..
Professional Speaker at Simak Advisory.
Sindy Peters (@sindylp) is managing editor at Bizcommunity.com. She can be reached at ..
Skhumbuzo Tuswa is social media marketer at Just Perfect, a digital agency. Skhumbuzo has managed the online presence of leading South African brands and award-winning musicians.
Sophie Baker is the content producer at Biz4Afrika, a Microsoft-owned online hub providing help, information and networking opportunities for small businesses, through Content Studio..
Steven Cohen is the MD of Sage One AAMEA (Africa, Australia, Middle East and Asia).
|Su-Mari Du Bruyn|
Su-Mari Du Bruyn is co-founder of the company Adapt To Change. She is a qualified HR practitioner and logistics specialist and is passionate about Continuous Improvement and people development..
Tamsyn Kiddle, Corporate PR Specialist. As Journalism graduate (UJ), she has experienced both sides of the media curtain.
Tanya Eksteen is responsible for aligning Sage International with the latest trends in talent acquisition and helping to recruit the right people to grow the business. She joined the HR team at the Sage VIP, a division of Sage HR & Payroll in 2008, focusing on talent acquisition.
Tess Sulaman is CEO of Rocketseed South Africa..
Freelance Features Writer.
I have over fifteen years of corporate experience, predominantly within the legal sector....
Business Development at Boomtown.
Tralone is a writer, marketer, loves anything, marketing, brands and PR related. She has a BA communication degree and holds a post graduate diploma in Marketing (IMM).
Wynand Smit is CEO at INOVO, a leading contact centre business solutions provider..
Recruitment specialists in Advertising, Branding, Design, Digital, PR, Communications, Retail, Financial, Research, Media, Marketing & Sales Staff..
Yolandi Esterhuizen is the legislation manager at Sage HR & Payroll. She brings to her role an extensive understanding of how legislation impacts on HR and payroll software solutions..
Yusuf Begg is currently working as part of the MMA SA team (Mobile Advertising Association of South Africa) to establish mobile as an indispensable part of the marketing mix and to promote, educate, measure, guide and protect the mobile marketing industry worldwide. Contact Yusuf on and follow @D1g1boyB on Twitter..
Zahra Rawjee has been involved with, and had exposure to, various industries and businesses in shareholder, director and management executive capacities due to a range of family interests within South Africa and abroad. Her skills lie in business and contract analysis, training and facilitation, as well as access to developmental funding.
Zubair Timol is the Partner and Area Director of India, Middle East & Africa at Meltwater. He joined the company during its startup phase, being trained in Oslo, Norway, under the tutelage of the CEO..