Deputy Minister: Trade and Industry
An astute politician, Manager and Business Executive, Mzwandile Masina’s career rise has been meteoric and his successes hard-earned.
He is currently the National Convener of the ANCYL tasked with the responsibility of rebuilding structures of the League National including repositioning the League to be more militant, radical and give meaning to the second phase of the transition which will be characterized by radical Economic Transformation with special focus in dealing decisively with poverty, unemployment and inequality that continue to persist especially amongst the youth.
His solid credentials as a leader has always enabled him to navigate through diverse and complex political and business environment with ease, creating focused teams and results oriented business systems for
organizations he has served.
Dr Nondumiso Mzizana
Chairwoman and Founder of Success Summit
Chief Executive Officer: Sikelela Medical and Dental Supplies and Business Woman of the year 2011 (Category Entrepreneurs)
After winning the Business Woman of the year 2011 – Entrepreneurial Category – Dr Mzizana felt it necessary to transfer her skills and experiences that she gained over 18 years of business over to disadvantaged communities all over South Africa.
On October 19, 2012 the inaugural Success Summit was held at the African Pride Hotel in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg.
Master of Ceremonies: Criselda Kananda
One of ten most influential South African Women in 2007 by City Press and RAPPORT
Criselda Kananda is currently on Metro FM a National Radio Station boasting Over 6 million listers on Talk with Criselda. She runs a health and wellness consultancy called Positive Talk Services. She also hosts a weekly Sexual Health talk show on DSTV Channel 190
Kananda is a mother, Businesswoman, Inspirational Speaker, Radio and TV personality. She has been actively involved in Positive campaigns for the rights of both the HIV infected and HIV negative people. This has compelled her to study immunity and continues to investigate the research available regarding Nutrition, Behaviour, including progression of HIV to AIDS. Criselda has made simplified health education her personal mission.
Lee Den Hond
Businesswoman, inspirational speaker, athlete, optimist and firm supporter of the belief that “Nothing Is Impossible”
Owner of Blue Platinum Events (BPE) and Businesswoman of the Year 2015 (Entrepreneur Category)
Lee den Hond founded Blue Platinum Events in 2001 which has grown over the last 15 years to become one of South Africa’s premier event-management companies
On 19 May 2013, Lee, as a novice climber, became the third South African woman to summit Mount Everest. Her motivation for taking on this challenge was to raise funds to build a children’s centre in the Schaumburg community near Hartebeespoort.
Passionate about logistics, talent management and the development of women in port operations and engineering
Businesswoman of the Year 2015 (Corporate Category) and CEO of Richards Bay Coal Terminal
Nosipho Siwisa-Damasane is the Chief Executive Officer for the Richards Bay Coal terminal, a world class facility responsible for the export of coal for all the coal mining companies in South Africa.
She was appointed to this position in July 2012 as the first woman CEO
She was also General Manager for Port Operations, in Port Elizabeth and East London from 2002 as well as General Manager for Supply Chain Management for all South African Ports from 2004
Tembela Kulu is a persevering and enduring individual who started her long and distinguished career as a training manager at Kohler Flexible Packaging in 1992.
Tembela Kulu is Gauteng Provincial Manager at Prasa Rail
She is a Bachelor of Social Science graduate from the University of Cape Town, she also holds an honours degree in Business Administration from the University of Stellenbosch. She is currently studying towards an MBA.
Tembela served as a Spokesperson for the Minister of Public Service and Administration, Ms Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi for five Years, a General Manager Corporate Communications at Land Bank as well as a Major General in the South African Police Service in charge of High Risk Operations and high valued government assets like National Key Points and crafted the New National Key Points Bill to repeal the “Apartheid Act”. She is currently PRASA’s Gauteng Provincial Manager.
Makgamatho has more than 25 years’ experience in public service and has been with the Unemployment Insurance Fund for 8 of those years.
Head of Compliance
Department Of Labor -Unemployment Insurance Fund
Billy has had over eight years of experience in the Management Consultancy arena with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was involved in a number of corporate finance functions, Additionally, Billy also has over eight years of project finance experience with the Export Credit
Insurance Corporation of South Africa (ECIC) where he lead to close a number of project finance transactions in West and East Africa.
Billy also worked with the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) of South Africa in 2007 where he was involved in funding a number of BEE and corporate finance transactions. He is currently working with the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa as a Senior Account Manager in the Development Funds Department, with the requisite experience in the private equity market.
Billy Currently manages the R4 billion UIF Fund, R9 billion Gro-e scheme and the R1 billion Gro-e Youth scheme at the IDC. Billy is a Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM), registered with the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)
Communication and Awareness: ZADNA
Gabriel Ramokotjo is responsible for the Communication and Awareness at ZA Domain Name Authority, the country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) Manager for South Africa’s domain – ZA.
Currently doing his studies in Telecommunications Policy, Regulation and Management at University of Witwatersrand. He serves as the President of the Internet Society Gauteng Chapter (NPO) and he’s also a recipient of the Nepad African School on Internet Governance and The Internet Corporation for Assigned Name and Numbers (ICANN) Fellowships.