Thursday, 21 November 2013

Brian Simelane

Where: brian at nkwaterproofing dot co dot za


Brian Simelane is a 32 year old Serial Entrepreneur who is based in Johannesburg. He started his career back in 1999 with Imperial Technologies which was an IT hardware and software supply company.

In 2003 he moved on  to buy into a bakery in Rosettenville, South of Johannesburg. The culinary experience was very different and exciting but despite the challenges the business grew for 4 years. The building was however sold and the owners asked the business to move. He went back to the corporate world working for several companies as a Sales and Accounts manager.

His most recent initiative began In 2009, he started Nkanyezi Waterproofing which is still operational today.

Thozama Theko

Where: thozi.theko at gmail dot com


Areas of Expertise:

Community Projects coordinator
Personal & Organisational Development workshops facilitator
Counselor & listener for Healing
Life and Career Coach
Public speaker on Spirituality (African Perspective)

Work Experience:

Over 12 years experience in community development – in the Inner-city of Johannesburg.
Former Tutor and Marker on Spirituality for a Theological College - TEEC
Works with the Youth Empowerment Network – in different urban townships on Life Skills – over 10 years
Worked with Nelson Mandela Foundation – NMI Unit for Rural Schooling and Community Development – Eastern Cape.
Facilitates different workshops on team-building, leadership development & conflict resolution for different organisations.
Does motivational and spiritual talks on Radio and TV.
Coordinates community development projects. 
Adjunct faculty at Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).

Leadership Roles:

Former Chairperson of the Board – Community Newspaper – Homeless Talk Johannesburg.
Former Chairperson of the Board – Rahab Centre – for Abused Girls & Young Women
Chairperson of the Committee – Youth Empowerment Network.
Executive Committee member – Dependable Strengths Foundation

Educational Qualifications:

Advanced Certificate – Community Development – Institute for Urban Ministry UNISA
Master trainer – Dependable Strengths Inc
Trained Listener for Healing – Acorn Healing Centre – UK
Trained Life Coach – Metaskills RSA


Project Manager at The Dependable Strengths Foundation.
Duties include:-

  • Coordinating Job-magnet courses for the unemployed people
  • Support & coordination of Enterprise Development opportunities
  • Training and Development of facilitators
  • Fundraising,
  • Monitoring & Evaluation of the project

Monday, 18 November 2013

Tumelo Selamolela

twitter: @TriggerfishZA

Tumelo Selamolela, feature film animator, worked on South Africa's very first batch of 3D animate feature films like “Jock of the Bushveld”, “Adventures in Zambezia” and now recently “Khumba”.

Daniel Snaddon

email: daniel dot snaddon at gmail dot com


Daniel Snaddon is an animator, director and storyboard artist living and working in Johannesburg. His credits include animation lead on Triggerfish's "Khumba" which released at no 1 at the SA box Office in October 2013. Other credits include writing and directing the 24 minute pilot, "The Adventures of Toby: Crunch Time" for Bugbox Animation, and a variety of TV commercials.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Richard Van As

Richard Van As 


  • Twitter: @RobohandSA
  • Facebook: Robohand
  • Web:
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Richard Van As, has dedicated much of his personal time, energy and financial resources to to the invention of Robohand

Monday, 21 October 2013

Henry Sebata

Email: hsebata at mweb dot co dot za

Henry Sebata has a wide range of experience in the business and social development fields. Prior to joining Hewlett Packard 1998 he was responsible for business youth development in the South African chapter of the UN recognized Global Student Development organisation AIESEC. As the manager for CSI and training and development at HP he played a leadership role in the development of policies and programmes directed at ensuring that Hewlett Packard’s Social Investment Programme was implemented in a manner relevant to needs and context in South Africa. This role saw him engaging with community and corporate partners for programmes such as digital villages and teacher qualification improvements in adopted school. It would entail stakeholder engagement, project conceptualization and implementation management.

This role laid a foundation for his appointment as the manager Authorized Service Delivery Partners in Southern Africa. He was responsible for the identification, assessment and accreditation, training as well as the quality assurance of service delivered to HP clients. The ASP manager was also responsible for sales of parts and service products. Henry was responsible for the development of what was then the first black primary service delivery sub-contractor, working with them to set up processes and driving continuous improvement programmes.

In 2007 now working as an independent consultant he was responsible for the setting up of a Global service Desk for an international client, that included the recruitment of the agents, setting up the processes, training the agents and eventually handing over to the would be manager. This was followed by an IT project management role in one of the largest IT transformation projects.
After a stint as Head of Consulting at Regenesis Management and a Residency Manager at EMC computer corporation Henry is now focused entrepreneurship activation in previously disadvantaged offering business training and support. Using experiential methodologies he has trained in locations such East London, Umtata, Tembisa, Dieploot, Cosmos City and Alex. Corporate clients have included Eskom, ABSA done in partnership with Business Education Design.

Henry is a Bcom Graduate from Rhodes University and is the Senior Pastor of a church plant in Cosmos City in Johannesburg. He is an accredited trainer of Business Education Design program such as team Business and Give Yourself a Job.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Ian Clark

Email: ian at bused dot co dot za



Ian Clark has played a leadership role in managerial development for some 33 years. He taught and had a management position at the Wits Business School from 1982 to 1995. His last task at Wits was to reformulate undergraduate degrees for part-time post-experience students – WITS PLUS. He was also engaged to design, undertake and evaluate research in a wide range of business, management and economic development fields. The Centre for Developing Business at WITS of which he was the Director developed and implemented a wide range of Economic Development programmes including the development of Professional Consultants.  

He has published widely and was the co-author of 2 best selling books on Business Opportunities. He still consultants to and teaches in a number of local and overseas business schools. His passion is in creating experiential learning programmes and training others to facilitate them.

In 1994 he was the co-founder of Business Education Design whose programmes are used extensively throughout Africa, on the east coast of the USA and in the UK. The latest offering is a mass Job Creation though enterprise programme called Give Yourself a Job that includes the training of many thousand small business consultants.