Siseko H. Kumalo
Siseko Kumalo holds an Honours Degree in Philosophy and Political and International Studies from Rhodes University and is a Master of Arts in Philosophy candidate at the University of Pretoria. His area of focus has been in education decolonisation within the South African context. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Decolonising Disciplines. He also sits on the Executive Committee of the Philosophical Society of Southern Africa and is a Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholar (2017).
Mikaela is a Former Miss SA teen and Young African Leaders Initiative delegate. She also won the public favourite vote as a finalist in Miss South Africa 2016. She holds a Masters in Media Studies degree as well as an Honours in Corporate Communication. She is part of the Businesswomen’s Association (BWA) of South Africa, having founded the BWA Student Chapter in Port Elizabeth. Mikaela uses her work in fashion and media to critically analyse women’s position in society in terms of traditional standards of beauty, accepted gender roles and power relations in the spaces they occupy.
Charles is a Counselling Psychologist and is the founder & owner of CiM Psychology. He is also founder of For The People By The People, a story telling initiative geared at encouraging good mental health. Charles is passionate about working with youth in the sporting fraternity. His interests lie in anxiety, stress, depression, trauma and transitional life challenges.
Nahungu is currently a Research assistant & MEng Transportation Engineering graduate, at the University of Pretoria. Her interests lie in the social meaning of transport services and the enhancement of well-being through the investment in our public transportation systems. She is Co-founder of the Transport Truths initiative.
Master of Engineering fellow in Transportation Engineering at the University of Pretoria. Her research focuses on the gap size between the train and the platform in train stations, and how this gap influences passenger safety and service satisfaction. She is Co-founder of the Transport Truths initiative.
Weza is a radio host on Cliffcentral and was profiled by Destiny Man Magazine in 2018 as South Africa’s Top 40 most dynamic men under the age of 40. He is CEO of WTG Media House and with more than half a decade in the media and entertainment industry Weza has become SA's top voice over artist, public speaker, tv presenter, actor, entrepreneur and speaking skills coach.
Dr. Audrey Verhaeghe
Audrey started two firms that are making a difference in the space of innovation in South Africa and the continent, namely RIIS, an innovation consultancy and the SA Innovation Summit. These organisations have become some the largest innovation eco-systems on the continent of Africa. Her work places the tech-entrepreneur in the center of the conversation and makes him/her the hero of progress in Africa.