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Dion Chang

Dion Chang is an innovator, creative thinker, a walking ideas bank and professional cage rattler. He is one of South Africa’s most respected trend analysts and takes the unique view of “trends as business strategy”. While his feet remain firmly planted on African soil, he uses a global perspective to gauge the zeitgeist, track ahead-of-the-curve trends to identify shifting business templates…

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Judith Lewis

Judith is a renowned writer, trainer, blogger and a digital and media consultant specialising in applying strategic understanding of digital technologies to help businesses innovate and …

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Derek Hanekom

Mr. Derek Hanekom was appointed as the Minister of Tourism in the South African Government in 2014 after serving as the Minister of Science and Technology since October 2012.

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Katlego Ditlhokwe

Katlego is a Researcher, Thought Leadership Speaker and Strategic Planner with over 7 years of experience in the Advertising industry. He has worked on accounts across different industries  …

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Tim Harris

Tim Harris is the CEO of Wesgro, the Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape.  Tim previously served as Member of Parliament and Shadow Minister of Finan…

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Alan Knott-Craig

Alan Knott-Craig is a successful entrepreneur, best-selling author, chairman of HeroTel, a broadband provider covering South Africa, and founder of Project Isizwe, an NGO rolling out free WiFi in poor communities…

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Raymond Ndlovu

Raymond Ndlovu is an investment executive at JSE-listed diversified investment holding company,Remgro Limited (“Remgro”). Raymond serves as a non-executive director on the boards of several investee…

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Fortunato Mazzone

Fortunato is the owner of Restaurant sensation Forti Grill and Bar situated on the roof of the Sun Time Square Casino, the largest Casino in the Southern Hemisphere. Forti Grill and Bar is the flagship restaura…

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Pamela McOnie

Pamela McOnie founded Cape Fusion Tours in 2003. It represents a convergence of all of her passions in life – food, wine, creativity, travel, history, people and the Cape. From the beginning – all of Cape Fusion tour opti…

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Jean-Pierre Rossouw

Jean-Pierre Rossouw is the Publisher of Platter’s South African Wine Guide and Rossouw’s Restaurants online, both by Diners Club – as well as the fun-loving title Everything You Wanted to Know …

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Mohamed Baba

After finishing school, Mohamed decided to explore opportunities that fuelled his passion: adrenaline and people. At the time, many opportunities in the industry were closed to black people so he turned to one of the…

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Haldane Martin

South African iconic furniture and interior designer, Haldane Martin is internationally renowned for work with a powerful sense of identity. His designs are heralded as culturally significant …

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Jennifer Paterson

Jennifer has worked in every aspect of the inbound tour business from cleaning cars, doing transfers, designing
fabulous itineraries for luxury tourists and managing the …

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Reinher Behrens

Reinher’s passion in life is communication in all its forms. He has pursued this interest in his career, which has spanned over 30 years in the marketing and communications industry, tackling interesting and div…

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Barry Schofield

Spending his formative years growing up amongst wheat and vines in the Swartland area of South Africa, Barry formalised his love of wine through the CWA and WSET in his twenties after working …

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Bertus Basson

Celebrated South African Chef, Bertus Basson, has a food philosophy rooted in traditional South African food culture with a modern outlook. Bertus is famed for the remarkable success …

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Luca Orselli

Luca Angelo Orselli is a graduate from the University of Stellenbosch where he obtained his BSc Viticulture and Oenology in 2018 and is currently the Junior Wine Maker at Môreson Winery in the …

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Su Birch

Su Birch has a distinguished track record in marketing and advertising, and held the position of CEO of Wines of South Africa (WOSA) from 2000 until the end of 2013 when she resigned to start her own …

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Margi Biggs

Raised on a Karoo merino sheep farm, Margi lectured at the Cape Town Technikon in Tourism served as Secretary General of Junior Chamber International SA and JCI International as Vice President. She …

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Andre Morgenthal

André studied philosophy, languages and drama at the University of Stellenbosch in the early 90s.Towards the end of his studies, André started a wine tourism business, offering specialised wine tours to dis…

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