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Caroline Wöstmann

2015 Comrades Marathon and Two Oceans Ultra Marathon 2015/16 Winner, CA (SA), AGN Athlete of the Year 2014/15, GSport Sports Woman of the Year 2015, Gauteng Sports Woman of the Year 2015.

Caroline initially began running as a means of weight loss after having her first child in 2008. Seven years later in 2015 she won the Comrades Marathon and the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon being only the 4th person to win both these races in one year...

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Chantell Ilbury

Independent scenario strategist, Facilitator, Speaker and Best-Selling business author

CHANTELL ILBURY is an independent scenario strategist, facilitator, speaker and best-selling business author with Clem Sunter of The Fox Trilogy books (The Mind of a Fox, Games Foxes Play and Socrates and the Fox)...

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Dr. Adriana Marais

Theoretical physicist and aspiring extraterrestrial

Dr Adriana Marais, theoretical physicist and aspiring extraterrestrial, believes that we are living at a unique point in the history of life on Earth. Developments in science and technology are taking place at an unprecedented rate, and the expansion of our society beyond this planet is within reach...

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Theodora "Theo" Lee

Vlogger, Writer, Copywriter, Content Creator

Theodora’s witty charm and talent for talking about awkward topics from the comfort of her bedroom is what launched her online career in 2013. After studying English and Drama at Stellenbosch University, she pursued her passion for video making and started uploading weekly videos on YouTube...

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Linah Maigurira

Industry Manager - Retail & E-commerce at Google

Zimbabwean born Linah Maigurira works at the epicenter of Africa's booming digital industry. She leads Google's Retail business in SA, working with top South African pureplay and...

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Nicole Swart

Pilot and Testing Officer

Nicole Swart, 25 year old from Port Elizabeth. Started her flying career at the age of 18 and became a commercial pilot at the age of 19. She worked as a receptionist at a cleaning company for a year while studying to become a flight instructor...

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Kiara Nirghin

TIME’s 30 Most Influential Teens list for the Year 2016

Kiara is currently in Grade 12 at St Martins High school. She had always had a burning passion for both math and science. She later used this passion in an attempt to solve one of South Africa's largest problems...

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Siba Mtongana

Celebrity Chef

Siba Mtongana is a passionate and dynamic food enthusiast who brought style and charisma to the South Africa television food scene. She is well known for her show ‘Siba’s Table’ on Food Network...

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Jo Pohl

CFO, Telesure

Jo was appointed Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer for Telesure Investment Holdings in October 2015. She leads the Group Finance, Group Treasury and Group Compliance Functions and plays a pivotal role...

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Lindani Dhlamini

Chief Executive Officer
BSc (Company Science), CA (SA)

Lindani Dhlamini is a chartered accountant and the chief executive officer of SekelaXabiso with over 20 years ’experience in internal and external audit, financial management, corporate finance and is well informed in governance and...

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Aisha Baker

Top Tier Fashion Blogger

Effortlessly Elegant, Chic, always on trend and South Africa’s leading Fashionista, Aisha Baker rains as an international top-tier fashion blogger. Hailing from the mother city Cape Town with a massive social media following...

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Clare Vale

Brand Ambassador for Continental Tyre South Africa’s Vision Zero road safety campaign

At the Kyalami race in November 2007, Clare Vale became the first lady racer to race in the premier national WesBank V8 Supercar series. In March of 2009 at the WesBank V8 race at Kyalami, she became...

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Ryan Beech

Managing Director and Chief Roboticist at Ryonic Robotics

My professional career started in the Construction and Civil Engineering Industries working on many landmark projects all over Africa. The ambit thereof included very technical projects such as bridges, mines and power stations...

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Charmaine Houvet

Public Policy Director Africa Cisco South Africa

Charmaine has over 24 years telecommunications experience working with governments, private and public sector across Africa.
Charmaine joined Cisco in March 2016 with several years’ experience as a Senior Executive in diverse and transformative roles with...

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Fuzlin Levy-Hassen

Chartered Accountant and Senior Deal Maker in the IDC’s New Industries division

Fuzlin is a a female Chartered Accountant with in excess of 20 years work experience. She is currently a Senior Deal Maker in the IDC’s New Industries division. Fuzlin has been exposed to many different companies in different industries, from start-ups to ...

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Sannah Wahi

Software Engineer and Management Consultant

Formerly a software engineer by profession, I have worked with Google as a technical analyst with the Product, Quality and Operations department to prevent fraudulent activity on Google’s advertiser network. I have also worked with King...

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Cara Lee Hedding

Marketing Manager at Zamato

Cara Lee Hedding oversees Zomato's marketing functions in Africa as Marketing Manager for the popular restaurant discovery website and app. She completed her business degree from the University of Cape Town, whereafter she braved the desert heat of...

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Bernice Samuels

Group Executive of Marketing at MTN

Bernice Samuels is one of the leading marketers in South Africa with more than 20 years of work experience in business, marketing strategy development and implementation. She has been a key driver behind...

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