South African Keynote Speakers

Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban & Other
Adriana Marais

Adriana MaraisKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

South African theoretical physicist and Mars One candidate astronaut Adriana Marais has not bounded herself to the world of academia and space exploration foundations alone.

Alec Hogg

Alec HoggKeynote and Guest SpeakerUnited Kingdom

Alec Hogg is the person you're looking for – financial speaker that adds value to your conference/event.

Alex Granger

Alex GrangerKeynote and Inspirational SpeakerJohannesburg

Alex Granger, a consummate professional speaker, has inspired ordinary individuals to accomplish their goals and dreams and helped businesses to adopt a new and more meaningful purpose, and profitable vision.

Andile Masuku

Andile MasukuKeynote Speaker and MCJohannesburg

Andile is a sought-after producer, media consultant, speaker, event director and voice-over artist— servicing dozens of Africa’s biggest brands and agencies on a freelance basis every year.

Anne Dreyer Erasmus

Anne Dreyer ErasmusMotivational and Keynote SpeakerDurban

Image and personal branding... With her warm personality and tangible style, she infects her audiences as she trains and inspires them.

Annie Coetzee

Annie CoetzeeMotivational Speaker and MCJohannesburg

Annie’s absorbing interest in matters of the spirit, mind and body, have influenced a number of medical surgeons, such as Neuro-, Heart and Orthopaedic Specialists to assist her with advice and case-studies.

Anton Musgrave

Anton MusgraveBusiness and Keynote SpeakerJohannesburg

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.

Bonita Nuttall

Bonita NuttallMotivational Speaker and MCNew Zealand

TV Presenter, motivational speaker and celebrity MC, Bonita is best-known for her trademark “Rebelliously Good” stance that offers fresh perspectives on life.

Brett StClair

Brett StClairKeynote Speaker and MCInternational

Brett’s Keynotes inspire action and deliver the message of exponential growth in clear layman's terms.

Brian Armstrong

Brian ArmstrongKeynote SpeakerInternational

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 Crawford

Bronwyn CrawfordKeynote SpeakerJohanensburg

Bronwyn Crawford is a professional Corporate and Personal Transformational Coach.

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.

Buhle Dlamini

Buhle DlaminiMotivational Speaker, Keynote Speaker and MCInternational

As a speaker Buhle never ceases to deliver a gripping and memorable experience with his genuine sense of humour, smile and great content.

Caroline Ravenall

Caroline RavenallKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

Caroline’s expertise is uniquely placed to assist individuals and teams to improve their levels of productivity, effectiveness, creativity, focus and energy.

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.

Claudia Henkel

Claudia HenkelMC, Motivational and Keynote SpeakerJohannesburg

An ambassador for South Africa, as a spokesperson for POWA and HIV/AIDS and as a business woman in her own right - Claudia Henkel epitomises excellence.

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.

Colin J Browne

Colin J BrowneKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

Colin conducts keynotes and workshops aimed at helping organisations to identify and to overcome their particular challenges in the six key areas that define a more engaged organisation.

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.

Dale Hayes

Dale HayesMotivational Speaker and MCJohannesburg

Dale loves to laugh and over the years has perfected the golf clinic that leaves everyone in stitches. Watch him hit the ball 150 meters with a putter, laugh at his impersonations of the great golfers and be thrilled as his fast hands pull off shorts you simply won't believe possible.

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.

Daryl Ilbury

Daryl IlburyKeynote SpeakerCape Town

Daryl Ilbury is a senior journalist, writer and author, and a consultant on the psychology of the media consumer.

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.

Dean Furman

Dean FurmanKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

Dean is like a can of intellectual red-bull and is guaranteed to inspire and enlighten any audience.

Debora Patta

Debora PattaPresenter and Keynote SpeakerJohannesburg

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

Derek Watts

Derek WattsMotivational and Keynote SpeakerJohannesburg

Derek was voted the Best TV Presenter in South Africa in 2004/5/6/7, as well as winning the SAB Environmental Journalist Award and the Star Tonight Best Actuality Reporter award.

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 career highlights are interviewing the former president, late Nelson Mandela and joining the Carte Blanche team.

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 VermeulenBehavioural Economics Strategist and Keynote SpeakerJohannesburg

Erik is a high energy presenter, effortlessly adding humour and entertainment to his powerful business messages. He’s often singled out for his passion and zest as well as his business insight.

Femi Adebanji

Femi AdebanjiKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

Femi Adebanji's reputation as an authority in the fields of success, leadership and personal development, has led to him becoming a sought-after business motivational speaker and trainer.

Freek Robinson

Freek RobinsonKeynote, Business Speaker and FacilitatorJohannesburg

Freek Robinson presented linkups and programmes from international conferences such as the World Bank and IMF meetings.

Fw De Klerk

Fw De KlerkMotivational and Keynote SpeakerCape Town

Mr De Klerk has been active on the international speaking circuit since his retirement from active politics in 1997.Mr De Klerk addresses audiences on a wide variety of topics, including: Economic and Political Prospects for South Africa (and Africa); The Management of Change.

Graeme Codrington

Graeme CodringtonKeynote Speaker, MC and FuturistInternational

Graeme’s passion and expertise is in making the Future World of Work a remarkable place.

Graeme Joffe

Graeme JoffeMC and Keynote SpeakerInternational

As an MC Graeme shares his experiences of his time spent with CNN. His manner is light hearted and he covers current sport news, sporting trivia and jokes.

Gugulethu Mfuphi

Gugulethu MfuphiKeynote Speaker and MCJohannesburg

With experience in front of the camera, behind the microphone and addressing an audience Gugulethu Mfuphi (Gugulethu Cele) is a well-versed orator.

Guy Lundy

Guy LundyKeynote and Business SpeakerJohannesburg

Guy is Managing Director of Centric Consulting, a corporate strategy consultancy, and he has previously worked for international firms such as Ernst & Young, Oracle.

Haydee Antezana

Haydee AntezanaMotivational and Keynote SpeakerUnited States

Haydee Antezana, is an internationally certified personal development and enhancement specialist and co-author. She has 18 years of experience in the field of Impression Management.

Henning Gericke

Henning GerickeSports, Motivational, and Keynote SpeakerCape Town

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.

Jannie Hofmeyr

Jannie HofmeyrKeynote SpeakerCape Town

Dr. Hofmeyr is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars internationally, e.g. Global Brand Forum (2004). In 1992, he was a guest lecturer at the Graduate School of Business.

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.

Jon Foster-Pedley

Jon Foster-PedleyKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

Appointed as Dean of Henley South Africa at the beginning of 2011, he is developing innovation in leadership and innovation in learning design core capabilities for the Business School.

Joni Peddie

Joni PeddieKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

As a Behavioural Strategist & Founding Member of the Enneagram Institute of SA, Joni focuses on… What makes people “tick” and how to harness the complexity of interpersonal relationships.

JP Naude

JP NaudeMC and Sports SpeakerCape Town

MC and Speaker, JP Naude is a former radio presenter now on TV.

Juanita Vorster

Juanita VorsterKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

As an “old millenial”, Juanita has experienced the world of work both as how it used to be, as well as where it has already shifted to.

Justin Cohen

Justin CohenMotivational Speaker and MCJohannesburg

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.

Karen Kelly

Karen KellyBusiness and Keynote SpeakerPort Elizabeth

Karen Kelly is an Internationally Qualified Emotional Intelligence Trainer and Business Coach, based in Port Elizabeth.

Kate Moodley

Kate MoodleyKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

Kate is a professional speaker who offers practical advice on personal branding and reputation on management success.

Ken Annandale

Ken AnnandaleKeynote SpeakerCape Town

Tough times call for tough measures. Organisation and individuals around South Africa are seeking solutions to the economic down-turn. From revised strategies to restructuring. From relocation to knee-jerk reaction.

Kevin Woods

Kevin WoodsGuest and Keynote SpeakerDurban

Kevin will try to inspire you to take an introspective look at your own life, your careers, and your aspirations and ambitions. Hopefully he will motivate you to new heights, far removed from emotions such as self-pity and depression.

Khanyi Magubane

Khanyi MagubaneKeynote and Motivational SpeakerJohannesburg

Khanyi Magubane is a talented,energetic broadcaster, writer, poet, journalist, event MC and social commentator.

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.

Litha Booi

Litha BooiInspirational Speaker, MC and Keynote SpeakerJohannesburg

Litha is Passionate about making an impact, challenging people’s beliefs and habits and inspiring people to take action. Litha will enthusiastically bring life into your brand and help you realise your full potential.

Louise Niemann

Louise NiemannKeynote and Inspirational SpeakerJohannesburg

Louise is a Keynote and Inspirational Speaker, Businesswoman, former Mrs South Africa Semi Finalist, Mrs Africa Continental SA 2017 and is currently completing her psychology degree.

Lumka Msibi

Lumka MsibiMC, Motivational, Keynote & Guest SpeakerJohannesburg

Lumka Msibi is a trailblazing award winning Rocket Scientist.

Lynn Baker

Lynn BakerKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

Professional Speaker on Customer Experience Trends, Certified World-Class Speaker Coach, Executive Presence Consultant and successful business woman.

Mal Fletcher

Mal FletcherKeynote SpeakerUnited Kingdom

Mal Fletcher is a global conference and event speaker, author, media commentator, leadership consultant and TV and radio broadcaster based in London.

Mark Keating

Mark KeatingKeynote Speaker and MCJohannesburg

Although he describes his speaking style as engaging and humorous, he takes the role of raising the professionalism of sales very seriously.

Marnus Broodryk

Marnus BroodrykKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

Marnus’ new mission is to combine the skills and technology of both companies to create platforms and technology to fund small businesses around the world.

Matthew Buckland

Matthew BucklandBusiness and Keynote SpeakerCape Town

Named as one of “SA’s top 100 most influential media and advertising people” (The Annual), Matthew has worked on the web literally from its inception.

Max Du Preez

Max Du PreezKeynote and Political SpeakerCape Town

Max du Preez is one of South Africa’s foremost journalists and political analysts.

Max Price

Max PriceKeynote SpeakerCape Town

Max Price is the vice-chancellor and principal of the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

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 Schussler

Mike SchusslerKeynote Speaker and EconomistJohannesburg

He has been awarded the South African economist of the year - twice. Mike invented and maintains the Provincial Barometers which have been widely published and give insight into economic conditions on a regional basis – the first and only such indices in South Africa.

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.

Natalie Singer

Natalie SingerKeynote Speaker and MCDurban

Using sporting analogies that even ‘non-sporty people’ understand, she helps organisations and individuals to get to grips with the new world of work and what it takes to emerge victorious.

Ndumiso Hadebe

Ndumiso HadebeKeynote Speaker and MCJohannesburg

Ndumiso Hadebe is trained in applied economics and international trade, he has served in the faculty board and institutional senate of one of Africa's leading economic institutions.

Neil Andrews

Neil AndrewsKeynote Speaker and MCJohannesburg

Neil Andrews does freelance work as Master of Ceremonies, Celebrity Host, Services and Guest Speaker with great success.

Neil Jacobsohn

Neil JacobsohnKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

Neil has reported from around the world for major newspapers and magazines, and has been widely published on a range of issues from business to politics, technology, society, travel, entertainment, wine and food.

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.

Palesa Mabidilala (Makanda)

Palesa Mabidilala (Makanda)Business Speaker and MCJohannesburg

Palesa Mabidilala (Makanda) has extensive experience developing SMEs which includes both funding entrepreneurs as well as providing non-financial support with multi-national companies.

Pearl Munthali

Pearl MunthaliKeynote Speaker and MCJohannesburg

Pearl Munthali is and an ICT professional and the founder of the African Women in Information Communications Technology.

Peter van Kets

Peter van KetsMotivational and Keynote SpeakerEast London

Peter van Kets is special and so is his presentation. Peter is the current S.A. OutThere Adventurer of the Year (2011).

Pierre du Plessis

Pierre du PlessisTrend and Keynote SpeakerPretoria

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.

Pieter Geldenhuys

Pieter GeldenhuysKeynote Speaker and MCCape Town

Pieter is known for his provocative and groundbreaking predictions about the future.

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 SpeakerCape Town

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.

Raymond De Villiers

Raymond De VilliersKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

Raymond De Villiers is corporate international key note speaker focusing on digital natives.

Rob Caskie

Rob CaskieKeynote SpeakerPietermaritzburg

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

Robin Banks

Robin BanksKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

Robin Banks is South Africa’s leading authority on Mind Power and a highly-sought after international speaker.

Robin Wheeler

Robin WheelerKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

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

Roelof Botha

Roelof BothaBusiness and Keynote SpeakerJohannesburg

Roelof Botha is a venture capitalist and company director.

Ruda Landman

Ruda LandmanKeynote Speaker and MCJohannesburg

Ruda Co hosted the Carte Blanch Show with Derek Watts between 1988 – 2007.

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.

Saffron Baggallay

Saffron BaggallayKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

She uses her passion, knowledge and experience to help organisations deal with the impact of unpredictable change on people’s performance at work.

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.

Sarah Bauling

Sarah BaulingKeynote Speaker and MCJohannesburg

With an absolute passion for customer service, Sarahs' energy and vibrant delivery will inspire and motivate her audience.

shaunliedtke

Shaun LiedtkeBusiness and Marketing SpeakerJohannesburg

The majority of Shaun’s schooling was undertaken in the USA, but Shaun studied marketing at the AAA School of Advertising.

Simon Ekin

Simon EkinSpeaker of CourageCape Town

“Doing what you say gets you what you want™” has become a guiding philosophy both for Simon and the work that he does with people.

Siphiwe Moyo

Siphiwe MoyoKeynote Speaker and MCJohannesburg

Siphiwe understands people. He knows how to improve employee morale, employee motivation, employee engagement, employee performance and nipping the entitlement culture in the bud.

Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh

Sizwe Mpofu-WalshKeynote Speaker and MCJohannesburg

Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh is a South African author, musician and activist.

Steuart Pennington

Steuart PenningtonKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

Steuart Pennington has delivered over 500 talks on SA’s global competitiveness both here and abroad.

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.

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.

Tim Noakes

Tim NoakesSports and Keynote SpeakerCape Town

Noakes was born in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1949 and moved to South Africa at the age of five. As a young boy his main sporting interest was cricket.

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.

Tumi Frazier

Tumi FrazierKeynote and Inspirational SpeakerJohannesburg

Tumi Frazier is one of those women who believe they can make a real difference in Africa through their efforts to uplift, motivate, inspire and develop other women into powerful leaders for change on the continent.

Zelda la Grange

Zelda la GrangeMotivational and Keynote SpeakerJohannesburg

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.

Zukie Siyotula

Zukie SiyotulaKeynote SpeakerJohannesburg

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