South African Keynote Speakers

Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban & Other
Adriana Marais

Adriana MaraisTechnologist and SpeakerPlettenberg Bay

Dr Adriana Marais has a background in research, her award-winning PhD and postdoctoral work in quantum biology focused on photosynthesis and the origins of the building blocks of life in space.

Alan Knott-Craig

Alan Knott-CraigKeynote SpeakerCape Town

Alan Knott-Craig is an entrepreneur, author, and founder of Isizwe, an organisation focused on bringing affordable internet to low-income communities.

Alistair Mokoena

Alistair MokoenaGoogle SA Director & Keynote SpeakerJohannesburg

Alistair Mokoena's career includes experience at SA’s top brand building companies including SAB, Unilever, Tiger Brands and Mondelez, as well as leadership roles in the advertising industry.

Anton Musgrave

Anton MusgraveBusiness and Keynote SpeakerCape Town

Anton is Joint CEO of FutureWorld SA and a Partner in FutureWorld International, having joined the global FutureWorld network in 1991.

Arthur Goldstuck

Arthur GoldstuckBusiness and Keynote SpeakerJohannesburg

Arthur Goldstuck is a South African journalist, media analyst and commentator on information and communications technology (ICT), internet and mobile communications and technologies.

Billy Selekane

Billy SelekaneMotivational Speaker and MCJohannesburg

Billy Selekane is an Author, Internationally acclaimed Inspirational Keynote Speaker, Personal, Team and Organizational Effectiveness Specialist.

Brand Pretorius

Brand PretoriusKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

Brand has received numerous national marketing, motor industry and leadership awards including Marketing Person of the Year, Automobil Man of the Year and Boss of the Year.

Brian Armstrong

Brian ArmstrongKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

He is known as one of the industry’s most engaging speakers and consistently gets in excess of 80% “9 & 10” scores for his presentations and workshops.

Bronwyn Ruth Williams

Bronwyn Ruth WilliamsKeynote and Trend SpeakerJohannesburg

Bronwyn has over a decade’s experience in marketing management and trend research, working predominantly with brands in the financial, retail and B2B industries.

Bruce Whitfield

Bruce WhitfieldRadio Personality and MCCape Town

Business Editor Bruce Whitfield presents World at Six on Talk Radio 702 and 567 Cape Talk each weekday between 18h00 and 19h00.

Chantell Ilbury

Chantell IlburyKeynote SpeakerCape Town

As one of this country's leading strategists & scenario planners, Chantell Ilbury has worked throughout Southern Africa and abroad, managing and facilitating strategic conversations for leading businesses.

Cindy Pivacic

Cindy PivacicMotivational and Keynote SpeakerCape Town

Cindy Pivacic is a Speaker, Trainer, Author, HIV Activist and IEC (Information-Education-Communication) Facilitator on HIV & AIDS.

Clement Manyathela

Clement ManyathelaKeynote Speaker and MCJohannesburg

He’s worked in broadcast journalism for more than nine years and has spent many of those years reporting on politics.

Clem Sunter

Clem SunterKeynote SpeakerCape Town and Johannesburg

(Retired) Chairman of the Anglo American Chairman’s Fund and author of 14 books, CLEM SUNTER is a renowned South African scenario planner.

Clive Simpkins

Clive SimpkinsMotivational and Keynote SpeakerJohannesburg

Clive Simpkins is a marketing and communications strategist, public speaker and author.

Craig Wing

Craig WingKeynote Speaker and FuturistJohannesburg

Craig is a partner of FutureWorld international, assisting companies understand the future of their business and how to create a culture that supports this “futureproof” strategy.

Daniel Silke

Daniel SilkeKeynote and Political SpeakerCape Town

Daniel Silke is an Independent Political Analyst and Keynote Speaker specialising in South African and International politics.

Dan Nicholl

Dan NichollKeynote Speaker and MCJohannesburg

Dan Nicholl is one of South Africa’s most sought-after personalities and presenters – warm, engaging, with a sharp sense of humour and a keen understanding of audiences.

Dave Duarte

Dave DuarteKeynote SpeakerCape Town

Dave Duarte is a social entrepreneur and digital communications expert.

David Klatzow

David KlatzowKeynote SpeakerCape Town

David Klatzow is recognised as one of South Africa’s leading forensic scientists and has been in practice for the last 34 years.

David Molapo

David MolapoMotivational and Keynote SpeakerJohannesburg

Dr David Molapo was born at the height of the apartheid era, but has never allowed the bitterness of the past to dictate his future. "You are no longer a prisoner of your past, but a pioneer of your future"

Dawie Roodt

Dawie RoodtEconomistJohannesburg

Dawie is a nationally renowned economist who specialises in Government finance and monetary policy and enjoys excellent relations with various role-players in the South African economic and financial environment.

Debora Patta

Debora PattaKeynote Speaker, MC and PresenterJohannesburg

Her 20 year career spans radio and television as both an on-air newswoman and a senior editorial manager.

Deshun Deysel

Deshun DeyselMotivational and Keynote SpeakerJohannesburg

Deshun Deysel - best known as the only black female high altitude mountaineer in the world, Deshun has diverse experience in self–image psychology, business performance management, corporate social responsibility and conference facilitation.

Devi Sankaree Govender

Devi Sankaree GovenderInvestigative Journalist, Speaker and FacilitatorJohannesburg

Devi’s passion for investigative stories has seen her work on many stories which went on to make headlines.

Eddie Botes

Eddie BotesKeynote and Motivational SpeakerCape Town

Eddie Botes is a sought after International speaker, Trainer, Facilitator and Change Artist

Edith Venter

Edith VenterKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

In 1999, the inimitable Edith Venter traded in her social butterfly image and her obligations as an executive wife, for a high-tech laptop, and she has taken the business world by storm.

Erik Vermeulen

Erik VermeulenKeynote and Motivational SpeakerJohannesburg

Behavioural Strategist, Erik Vermeulen, brings over 20 years of Leadership and Consulting experience in growing the leadership skills of Leaders across several industries.

Farai Mubaiwa

Farai MubaiwaMCJohannesburg

Farai is a Queen’s Young Leader for South Africa for 2017, a TEDx speaker, a One Young World Ambassador and a King’s Principal’s Global Leadership Award Recipient.

Ferial Haffajee

Ferial HaffajeeKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

Ferial Haffajee is the Editor-At-Large at the Huffington Post SA. She has previously held positions as the Editor in Chief of City Press and the Mail & Guardian, Africa’s first online newspaper. She is also on the boards of the International Press Institute and the World Editors Forum.

Henning Gericke

Henning GerickeSports, Motivational, and Keynote SpeakerPretoria

Dr. Henning Gericke is Team Psychologist for the Springbok Rugby Team and is in France with the team for the IRB Rugby World Cup 2007.

Ian Russell

Ian RussellKeynote SpeakerCape Town

Ian Russell is the founder and CEO of the Disrupting Consultancy firm, focusing on advising and leading organisations through our ever-changing landscape.

Jean-Pierre Murray-Kline

Jean-Pierre Murray-Kline‘A Future Thinker’ - The Business and Environmental Technologist. Cape Town & Johannesburg

Entrepreneur, published Author, consultant, strategy sessions and keynote speaker on the most important matters affecting our generation. Sustainable and ethical business, technology, trends, change and more.

Jenna Bayer

Jenna BayerMotivational & Keynote SpeakerJohannesburg

Jenna Bayer is incredibly passionate about delivering speeches on pertinent social justice topics. These social justice issues include LGBTIA+ matters, gender-based violence, sexism, social stigma and access to healthcare.

Jeremy Maggs

Jeremy MaggsKeynote Speaker and PresenterJohannesburg

Jeremy Maggs is a South African journalist, radio host and television presenter, best known for hosting the game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and for anchoring the Primetime news show on DStv's eNews Channel.

John Robbie

John RobbieKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

John Cameron Robbie is a former Ireland international rugby union player who played scrum half, and a well-known radio presenter in South Africa on Talk radio 702.

John Sanei

John SaneiFuture Thinker and Keynote SpeakerUnited States

John's approach is rooted in a unique blend of neuroscience, psychology, and strategic thinking. His goal is to inspire organizations to design innovative workflows and processes that push beyond the boundaries of the present.

Joy Ruwodo

Joy RuwodoKeynote Speaker and MCJohannesburg

Joy places great value in building and developing strong relationships and utilises this energy to nurture all stakeholders and assure mutually beneficial engagements.

JP Landman

JP LandmanKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

JP Landman is a self-employed analyst on political-economic trends. He focuses on trends in politics, economics and demography.

Justice Malala

Justice MalalaKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

Justice Malala is an award winning South African political commentator, newspaper columnist and author.

Justin Cohen

Justin CohenMotivational Speaker and MCCape Town

Justin Cohen is the author of nine books. He speaks and trains internationally. Justin’s areas of expertise are in motivation, sales, customer satisfaction, leadership and change. He has an honours degree in Psychology.

Kali Ilunga

Kali IlungaDigital Technology SpeakerNew York

Kali has created apps that have now been downloaded over 1.5M times across the world, focusing on user experiences that make a real-world difference to end-users on a learning path.

Kirsten Garbini

Kirsten GarbiniMotivational and Keynote SpeakerCape Town

Kirsten Garbini is a hypno-coach and mindset expert, motivational speaker and human resources executive who delivers high-energy motivational keynote programs aimed at changing MINDSETS.

Kobus Wiese

Kobus WieseMotivational Speaker and MCCape Town

Although a fearsome presence on the field, Kobus Wiese is a sought-after Master of Ceremony and public speaker who uses his experiences on the field to demonstrate how motivation and team spirit are essential to success of any kind.


LeahKKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

LeahK lives with the purpose to positively contribute towards Building a Legacy for our future generations by collaborating with thought leaders in future proofing skills across Africa.

Leanne Manas

Leanne ManasKeynote Speaker and MCJohannesburg

In addition to her media career, Leanne also supports many charities, doing work for the Topsy Foundation and Child Welfare, amongst others. She is also a 46664 Ambassador, working closely with HIV/AIDS initiatives.

Lorien Gamaroff

Lorien GamaroffKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

As one of the world's foremost blockchain experts, Lorien has been invited to speak internationally on digital/cryptocurrencies and decentralised/distributed ledgers.

Louis Geeringh

Louis GeeringhBusiness and Keynote SpeakerJohannesburg

For close on 3 decades, Louis has been a strategic advisor to global organisations on the mechanisms to drive exponential growth by identifying and implementing game-changing new businesses.

Lumka Msibi

Lumka MsibiMotivational, Keynote and Guest Speaker Johannesburg

Lumka Msibi is an Innovative Award Winning Qualified Rocket Scientist. At the age of 24 she has travelled to all 6 world continents, won numerous prestigious awards and spoken alongside many notable leaders.

Lynn Hill

Lynn HillKeynote Speaker Cape Town

Lynn is a Globally recognized Inspirational Speaker & Poet, Award-Winning Author of an Amazon International Bestseller; Multi-Award-Winning Professional; Influencer & Humanitarian.

Mandy Wiener

Mandy WienerKeynote Speaker and MCJohannesburg

Mandy Wiener is one of the country's best known and most credible journalists and authors.

Marko Stavrou

Marko StavrouBusiness and Keynote SpeakerJohannesburg

His passion to transform the next generation of leaders in Africa and beyond has led him to create multiple businesses and work with some of the top industry leaders worldwide.

Martin Brown

Martin BrownKeynote and Inspirational SpeakerJohannesburg

Martin is one of the most powerful inspirational and motivational speakers you will find because he knows how to stir passion, inspire action and genuinely move people to change.

Mike Saunders

Mike SaundersKeynote SpeakerDurban

An expert in social media, digital customer experiences and helping business engage customers and employees through the use of digital technology.

Mike Stopforth

Mike StopforthKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

He was named one of South Africa’s “300 Young South Africans to take to lunch” as well as one of “35 men of influence under 35 years of age” and an “exceptional industry guru”.

Miles Kubheka

Miles KubhekaKeynote Speaker and MCJohannesburg

Miles Kubheka is an entrepreneur, excellent keynote speaker and a South African author.

Mitch Ilbury

Mitch IlburyKeynote Speaker and Future ThinkerLondon & Cape Town

Mitch Ilbury is a dynamic facilitator that has led strategic conversations at various levels within businesses across diverse industries.

Morne Mostert

Morne MostertKeynote Speaker and Future ThinkerCape Town

Dr Morne Mostert is an international advisor on strategic foresight and executive decision-making, having had assignments in Geneva, Paris, London, Rome, Madrid, Melbourne, Baku and several other economic hubs across Africa and the Middle East.

Mpho Lakaje

Mpho LakajeKeynote Speaker and MCJohannesburg

Mpho Lakaje is the creator of eNCA’s current affairs show Against All Odds with Mpho Lakaje, which aired over 200 episodes between 2012-2016

Musa Kalenga

Musa KalengaGuest and Keynote SpeakerJohannesburg

Musa Kalenga is probably what Kwame Nkrumah had in mind when Ghana first won its freedom.

Mushambi Mutuma

Mushambi MutumaKeynote and Trend SpeakerJohannesburg

Mushambi Mutuma is a speaker and leader in entrepreneurship and business.

Nande Boss

Nande BossKeynote Speaker and MCCape Town

An extraordinary, well-rounded woman living her life by intention.

Nick Binedell

Nick BinedellBusiness and Keynote SpeakerJohannesburg

His area of expertise is in the field of business strategy formulation.

Nicky Abdinor

Nicky AbdinorKeynote and Inspirational SpeakerCape Town

Nicky’s inspiring personal story, along with her expertise as a Clinical Psychologist, makes her an ideal candidate for an inspirational keynote speaker at your next conference or event.

Nicky Verd

Nicky VerdKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

As an international keynote speaker, author, and conference moderator, she is known for her expertise in digital transformation, digital skills, the future of work, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Nicole Capper

Nicole CapperKeynote Speaker and MCJohannesburg

Nicole believes in having diverse interests, and spends her time owning and running her marketing company The Impact Hub.

Nikki Bush

Nikki BushKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

Award-winning speaker and best-selling author, Nikki Bush helps leaders, teams, individuals and families to win at life and work.

Nokwanda Mathenjwa

Nokwanda MathenjwaKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

Nokwanda is a dynamic, multi-talented individual and seasoned strategist with a passion for delivering sustainable impact and change.

Nox Luthuli

Nox LuthuliKeynote Speaker and MCDurban

She resonates with leaders across all age groups, from youth to executives, from private to public enterprises transferring leadership competency skills and personal branding expertise towards living life in full bloom.

Pavel Verbnyak

Pavel VerbnyakKeynote SpeakerMoscow, Russia

Pavel Verbnyak is a certified professional speaker (GSF) on personal development, goal-setting, the law of attraction and leadership.

Peter Cheales

Peter ChealesKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

Consulting, lecturing, and owning Adlab Advertising agency lasted a decade, until Peter wrote his best-selling book, I Was Your Customer in 1994, which launched him onto the professional speaking circuit.

Phindi Msomi

Phindi MsomiKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

I am very passionate about the environment, holistic wellness and supporting other women who are in business or starting out by sharing my experience and knowledge in the dynamics of being an entrepreneur.

Pierre du Plessis

Pierre du PlessisTrend and Keynote SpeakerCape Town

Pierre is a flâneur, he saunters about observing trends, the flow of culture, and the pace of the world. He has worked in advertising, fashion, and trends for the last 15 years.

Puleng Makhoalibe

Puleng MakhoalibeKeynote Speaker and MCJohannesburg

Dr. Puleng has a passion for creativity, design thinking and innovation.

Quinton Pretorius

Quinton PretoriusKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

Quinton has 21 years of experience in speaking, facilitating & training within major corporations, universities and youth organisations across South Africa and aboard.

Rapelang Rabana

Rapelang RabanaKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

As a speaker, she takes this message across the globe and her innovative thinking has contributed to many changes in the way organisations adapt and thrive in the new world of work.

Rob Caskie

Rob CaskieKeynote SpeakerPietermaritzburg

Rob Caskie, with his stick and trademark shorts, can revitalise any event with a human story well-told.

Robin Wheeler

Robin WheelerKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

Robin Wheeler is a leading business thinker, transformation specialist, speaker and author of the INSIGHTS series of books.

Dr Roelof Botha

Dr Roelof BothaEconomist and Political SpeakerJohannesburg

Dr. Roelof Botha will add an insightful and thought-provoking element to any corporate gathering.

Rutendo Hwindingwi

Rutendo HwindingwiKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

Dr Rutendo Hwindingwi has an insatiable desire to see the exponential growth of business in Africa through the development of Africa’s greatest resource – its people.

Samke Ngwenya

Samke NgwenyaKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

Samke (Sam) Ngwenya is the quintessential millennial who does things her way. She cannot be boxed under one description, which is why she goes by three: Banker, Fairminist and Frugal Kugel.

Simon Dingle

Simon DingleTechnology SpeakerCape Town

Simon is a professional speaker, fintech entrepreneur, and author of In Math We Trust and Beyond Bitcoin.


SomiziKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

He is best known for being a judge on the ‘Idols SA.’

Stafford Masie

Stafford MasieKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

Stafford has been in the IT industry for more than 15 years and has experienced several roles throughout his IT career.

Tendai Mhizha

Tendai MhizhaBusiness and Keynote SpeakerJohannesburg

Tendai is a very flexible speaker and has the rare ability of being able to read, understand, internalise and present any type of business and social material quickly due to her strategic mind and experience.

Tendai Mtawarira

Tendai MtawariraSports Speaker and MCDurban

Tendai Mtawarira is often referred to as The Beast, and if you have watched any videos of him on the field is easy to understand why.

Thebe Ikalafeng

Thebe IkalafengKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

His keynote addresses are shaped by his extensive corporate, advisory and board experiences over 100 brands and businesses in Africa and travels to over 60 countries globally.

Toby Shapshak

Toby ShapshakKeynote Speaker and Thought LeaderJohannesburg

Toby Shapshak is a distinguished South African journalist, author, and commentator renowned for his incisive coverage of technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship across Africa.

Tony Wake

Tony WakeHypnotist, Keynote Speaker and MCJohannesburg

The Human Mind… we are all human and we all have one. Some know how to use theirs to the greatest of extent while others have lost theirs decades ago.

Wolfgang Riebe

Wolfgang RiebeMC, Motivational Speaker and Comedy MagicianCape Town

Wolfgang talks from solid experience and shares sustainable, usable, achievable and practical skills that result in memorable magical moments for life!

Zelda la Grange

Zelda la GrangeMotivational and Keynote SpeakerWestern Cape

Zelda was officially appointed one of President Nelson Mandela’s three private secretaries in 1997 and, upon his retirement in May 1999, President Nelson Mandela requested Zelda to remain in his service.

Zipho Sikhakhane

Zipho SikhakhaneBusiness Speaker and MCJohannesburg

Did you know Zipho Sikhakhane is a Business Columnist for the Sunday Times and the first black South African to complete an MBA at Stanford University in the USA?

Zukie Siyotula

Zukie SiyotulaKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

Zukie is passionate about business, the advancement of women in business and transformation.

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