Pierre du Plessis analyses trends and observes the flow of the world. He has worked in advertising, fashion and trends for the last 15 years; done over 400 talks; and shopped for about 9000 hours. He lives, proudly, in Pretoria.
Soweto born Mothusi Lukhele is partner at Accenture. His extensive experience includes working across Africa and around the world. His talk examines gentrification in Soweto—it’s real, he says, but does it have a silver lining?
In his new book, ‘Africa is Open for Business’, TV and radio personality Victor Kgomoeswana shares stories of innovation and opportunity on the African continent through 50 curated business headlines from the last ten years.
Gustav heads Praekelt Foundation where he builds technologies and solutions to improve the health and well-being of people living in poverty. His work reaches up to 50 million people across 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
Mandy Pakkiri heads EY’s NextGen programme, an initiative focused on empowering future women leaders in South Africa. Started in 2012, the programme now has over 100 candidates recruited from high schools countrywide.
Amo Ngoepe is a junior associate at McKinsey & Company. She shares stories and lessons from a life-changing quest for meaning in a 64 day journey travelling through 9 African countries using public transport.
Sisonke Msimang is director of advocacy and accountability at Sonke Gender Justice and writes a column in South Africa’s Daily Maverick online newspaper. She is also one of thirteen select Aspen Institute New Voices fellows.
Thorsten Deckler is founding partner of 26‘10 south Architects, an award winning practice based in Johannesburg. He talks on what it means to be a socially committed architect in one of the most unequal cities in the world.
Litha Soyizwapi is a graphic designer. His popular GauRider app is the quickest and most elegant way to manage Gautrain commutes. It’s also amongst the top two in the paid & grossing categories at the South African i-Store.
Muzi Kuzwayo is founder of advertising agency Ignitive. His third book, ‘Black Man’s Medicine’, follows the roaring successes of ‘Marketing through Mud and Dust’ and ‘There’s a Tsotsi in the Boardroom’.