South Africa

Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma South Africa

Dr. Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini Zuma

H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini Zuma is the former Chairperson of the African Union Commission, she was elected to this position by the African Heads of State and Government in July 2012. She served the continent in this capacity until March 2017, as the first woman in 50 years to …

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Hugo Uys South Africa Entrepreneur & Chef

Hugo Uys South Africa Chef

Hugo Uys | Entrepreneur & Chef Johannesburg native Hugo Uys has planned galas and events for clients including Marc Jacobs, George Soros, Susan Sarandon and the United Nations. He was the co-host of the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the ending of Apartheid in New York City, and represented the South …

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Patrice Motsepe South Africa businessman and entrepreneur

Patrice Motsepe South Africa businessman and entrepreneur

Patrice Tlhopane Motsepe (born 28 January 1962) is a South African mining magnate. He is the founder and executive chairman of African Rainbow Minerals, which has interests in gold, ferrous metals, base metals, and platinum. He also sits on several company boards including being the non-executive chairman of Harmony Gold, …

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Cyril Ramaphosa South Africa lawyer, activist and trade unionist

Cyril Ramaphosa South Africa lawyer, activist and trade unionist

Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa (born 17 November 1952) is a South African politician, businessman, activist, and trade union leader who has served as the Deputy President under President Jacob Zuma since 2014. He was elected as Deputy President of the African National Congress (ANC) at the ANC National Conference in Mangaung …

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Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen Michelin star Chef, Author South Africa

Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen Michelin star Chef and Author South Africa

Chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen. Photo supplied. We could barely contain our excitement in February when local boy Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen won a Michelin starfor his restaurant Jan, in Nice, France. Eat Out’s Katharine Jacobs caught up with Jan Hendrik while he was in Cape Town recently …

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Inga Gubeka first African to have single malt whisky named after him

Inga Gubeka first African to have single malt whisky named after him

Inga Gubeka is the founder and CEO of Indalo Décor, a Cape Town based design studio that specialises in contemporary lifestyle decor products and accessories. When Inga Gubeka started Indalo Décor in 2012 he had a vision of creating something ‘out of this world’. It is this vision that has …

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Ipeleng Mkhari Motseng Investment Holdings South Africa

Ipeleng Mkhari Motseng Investment Holdings South Africa a

 Ipeleng Mkhari Motseng Investment Holdings South Africa How did you identify the opportunity in the market? When I finished varsity I landed a job as the marketing director of a CCTV company. A year later I started my own CCTV business, which was to become Motseng. I bumped into Sandile …

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Simon Shibambu Opera Singer South Africa

Simon Shibambu Opera Singer South Africa

Simon Shibambu Opera Singer South Africa Born in Johannesburg, bass-baritone Simon Shibambu He completed his Diploma and Degree in Vocal arts at Tshwane University of Technology under Hans Van Heerden, before moving to London to study for a Masters in Vocal Performance at the Royal College of Music where he …

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Al’Louise van Deventer Control Manager Eskom National Africa

Al’Louise van Deventer Control Manager Eskom National Africa

Al’Louise van Deventer career at Eskom, Africa’s state owned company, began as a technician in training at the Network optimization department, a support function to the regional control centre in the Western Cape, South Africa. van Deventer worked for Eskom for five years, under the leadership of Erica Johnson, currently …

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Thuli Madonsela Public Protector for the Republic of South Africa

Thuli Madonsela Public Protector for the Republic of South Africa

Advocate Thulisile Thuli Nomkhosi Madonsela, was appointed by the President as South Africa’s third Public Protector in October 2009 after being recommended by Parliament following a hundred percent vote in her favour by all parties represented in Parliament. A human rights and constitutional lawyer, equality expert and policy specialist with …

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