The Speakers Firm:

EXCEPTIONAL. RELEVANT. CREDIBLE.

We are a firm that represents high ranking thought engineers whose perspectives inspire purposeful change
Our pool of exceptional speakers include Nobel Laureates, best-selling authors, CEOs and executives of multi-national corporations, internationally acclaimed thought leaders, entrepreneurs, celebrities, comedians and economists. We represent specialists with a wealth of knowledge and experience, who are professional key note orators, moderators, MCs, facilitators, academics, coaches and consultants.
Our influential and inspirational speakers are best placed to lead thought-proving conversations focused on trends, disruption, technology and innovation, media, reputation management and branding-building, leadership, culture and creative strategy, corporate governance, politics and economics. We represent thought engineers who are committed to crafting relevant, insightful and cutting-edge content that is specifically tailored for your audience.
As one of the largest talent providers representing South Africa’s most celebrated comedic talent, we are best placed to cater for vibrant and dynamic public or private social functions and corporate events. This includes brand campaigns, summits, dinners, sales meetings, award banquets, conventions, conferences, awards banquets, trade shows and annual end of year company parties. We represent the biggest and brightest stars in entertainment; from stand-up comedy legends and TV superstars right through to some of the most promising up and coming talent today.
The Speakers Firm is a property of Empowaworx Strategic Creative Marketing, a highly respected marketing and communications agency. Our team of passionate, highly skilled and experienced professionals are dedicated to providing exceptional service and value to ensure that your event is seamless, memorable and impactful. We curate creative content aligned to the objectives of your campaign / event and are best positioned to conceptualise, plan and execute year-end functions, graduations, conferences, campaign and product launches, activations and team-building events.
The Speakers Firm

Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-
Ngcuka

Former Deputy President of South Africa

Leadership, Governance, Culture, People & Strategy

Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Former Deputy President of South Africa

Prof. Thuli Madonsela

Former Public Protector & Law Faculty Trust Chair for Social Justice & Law Professor at the University of Stellenbosch

Prof. Bonang Mohale

President of @BusinessUnitySA, Chancellor of the University of the Free State, Chairman of SBV Services and Chairman of ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA)

Prof. Sipho Maseko

Former Telkom Group CEO (GCEO)

Billy Selekane

Author, Internationally Acclaimed Inspirational Keynote Speaker

Nyimpini Mabunda

CEO of General Electric in Southern Africa and chairman of the US-South Africa Business at US Chamber of Commerce

Maanda Tshifularo

CEO at SuperLead Advisory, Published Author - Lead with Super Clarity, Adjunct Faculty at GIBS, Leadership Coach

Abner Mariri

Entrepreneur, Facilitator, Speaker & MC

Muzi Kuzwayo

Director: South Africa’s Promise

Dudu Msomi

Founder and CEO of Busara Leadership Partners

PROF. TSHILIDZI MARWALA

Rector of the United Nations University (UNU) in Tokyo, Japan

Buyani Zwane

Founder and Cheerful Engagement Orchestrator of Breakthrough Development, leadership development firm

Dr Bonisile John Kani

South African Actor, Author, Director, Playwright

Maurice Radebe

Head and Director of Wits Business School

John Sanei

Trend Specialist, Business Innovation Strategist and Futurist

Gaby Magomola

Respected Business Leader, Political Activist, Author

QUEEN RAMOTSEHOA

Self Leadership Coach, Author

NOZUKISO “ZUKIE” SIYOTULA

Ceo of Siyotula Holdings

Nene Molefi

Managing Director Mandate Molefi HR Consultants

Sonia Booth

Model, Author, Radio Host, Philanthropist

The Speakers Firm

Prof. Bonang
Mohale

President of @BusinessUnitySA, Chancellor of the University of the Free State,
Chairman of SBV Services and Chairman of ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA)

Motivation, Keynote & Inspiration

Siphiwe Moyo

International Motivational Keynote Speaker, Facilitator & Author

Abner Mariri

Entrepreneur, Facilitator, Speaker & MC

Miles Kubheka

Trailblazing Public Speaker, Vuyopreneur and gastronomist

Thami Ngubeni

South African Actress, Writer, Presenter, and Radio Personality

Vumile Msweli

International Speaker, Renowned Coach and the Chief Executive officer for Hesed Consulting

Muzi Kuzwayo

Founder of Ignitive, the former CEO of TBWAHuntLascaris

Dr David Molapo

Bestselling Author, Internationally Acclaimed Inspirational Keynote Speaker

Femi Adebanji

Internationally Acclaimed Inspirational Keynote Speaker

Dr. Shimmy Kotu

Philosopher, Author of 18 Books, Marriage and Family Counsellor, Strategist, Life Coach

Dr. Aaron Lechuti

Bestselling Author, Internationally Acclaimed Inspirational Keynote Speaker

JOSHUA MAPONGA

Popular Motivational Speaker, Social Entrepreneur

Hector Motivator

MC, Speaker, Author

Musa E. Zulu

Author, Artist & Creative Director at Valhalla Arts

Khanyisile Chaba

Director, Home Loans, Affordable Housing, Standard Bank

Mpume Ncube-Daka

Speaker and Facilitator

Ntando Kunene

Co-Author, Entrepreneur and MBA Candidate

Azim Jamal

Founder of Corporate Sufi Worldwide, Corporate Coach, Best Selling Author, Keynote Speaker

Gcina Mhlophe Becker

Legendary South African Actor, Storyteller, Poet, Playwright, Director and Author

Thomas Radebe

Senior Pastor and Founder of Ekhaya Christian Fellowship Centre

Luthando Daniels

Master Coach, Keynote Speaker & Seminar Leader

Dr Maureen Tong

Gender & Human Rights Researcher, Published Author, Chairwoman of the Board of InvesTong Group

Deborah Tumbo

Attorney, Co-founder & Chairwoman at TumboScott

Sifiso Skenjana

Speaker, Entrepreneur

Eric Mafuna

Shareholder & Non-executive Director of Wisdom Keys Group & Founder of the Black Management Forum

Tshepiso Maledu

Facilitator, Inspirational Speaker, Business & Life Coach

Bulelani Balabala

Speaker, Entrepreneur

Simphiwe Mdlalose

Entrepreneur, Author, Inspirational Speaker and Media Strategist

SIBONGILE SAMBO

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SRS Aviation Ltd

Joshua Maluleke

Author, Columnist and Entrepreneurial Specialist

Bongani Luvalo

Youth Activist & Entrepreneur

SIHLE BOLANI

Author, Speaker, Business Strategist

DUMISILE LE ROUX

Acting General Manager of Empowaworx and Head of EmpowaYouth

LUYANDA JAFTA

CEO of The People's Fund

The Speakers Firm

Siphiwe Moyo

Global Speaker, Speaker Hall Of Fame & Educator Hall Of Fame Inductee

Future of Work, Employability,
Job Readiness & Youth

Miles Kubheka

Trailblazing Public Speaker, Vuyopreneur and gastronomist

Vumile Msweli

International Speaker, Renowned Coach and the Chief Executive officer for Hesed Consulting

Manqoba Linda Zungu

MBA Graduate (GIBS), Founder CEO. @GetReadySkills

Dr. Aaron Lechuti

Bestselling Author, Internationally Acclaimed Inspirational Keynote Speaker

Vina Maphosa

Kaizer Chiefs Football Club Spokesperson

Dr Jerry Gule

CEO - Institute of People Management (IPM)

Amonge Sinxoto

Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Emerging Creative Co-Founder - Blackboard Africa

Phetholo Malapane

Activist, Author, Speaker

Tseliso Mohlomi

Senior Director: Institute for Future of Work

Daddy Khuselo

Author, Motivational Speaker

Nhlanhla Qwabe

Director of MUNTAMU HR SERVICES

Rekgotsofetse Chikane

Lecturer at the Wits School of Governance

DUMISILE LE ROUX

Acting General Manager of Empowaworx and Head of EmpowaYouth

CALLAN ABRAHAMS

Tech Thought Leader, Solutionist, AI Ambassador

The Speakers Firm

Sipho Alphi Mkhwanazi

Brand and Digital Communications Specialist, Traveler and MC : Master of Ceremonies

Master of Ceremonies

Cathy Mohlahlana

News Anchor; Radio Host; Facilitator and MC

CLEMENT MANYATHELA

Host of “The Clement Manyathela Show” Week days on Radio 702

Abner Mariri

Bestselling Author, Internationally Acclaimed Inspirational Keynote Speaker, MC

Thapelo Mokoena

South African actor, television producer and presenter

MICHELLE CRAIG

News Anchor, Journalist, Facilitator & MC

FLORENCE MASEBE

award winning actress

DESIREE CHAUKE

TV Anchor, Broadcast Journalist Content Producer & Public Speaker

THABO MDLULI

talk show host, media personality

TJ Malamule

Bestselling Author and Keynote Speaker

Rami Chuene

Singer, Actress, Musical Director, Radio Host, Voice-over Artist, Speaker and Author

Ayanda-Allie Paine

Media Broadcaster & Community Development Practitioner

Bongiwe Zwane

Internationally Recognised SABC News Anchor

Nimrod Nkosi

Prominent Television Presenter, MC and Actor

Putco Mafani

Author, Radio Host, Speaker/MC

Nkanyiso Bhengu

Presenter M.C, Actor and Singer Voice Over Artist

Dr Victor Ramathesele

Doctor, Media Personality, MC, Speaker

Thabo "Tbo Touch" Molefe

Media Mogul, MC, Speaker

Sibulele Sibaca

Global Health Advocate, MC and Social Change Engineer

GERRY RANTSELI ELSDON

Speaker ,MC, Media Personality

Siphiwe Moyo

International Motivational Keynote Speaker, Facilitator & Author

Criselda Kananda

Inspirational Speaker, Best-Selling Author, MC

Linda Sibiya

Entrepreneur, Radio & Television Producer

Sibusiso Molimi

Author, Motivational Speaker, Entrepreneur

Walter Mokoena

Sports Personality, News Anchor and Entrepreneur

Naledi Moleo

Talk Show Host & Presenter (Radio & TV), MC, Speaker

Palesa Madisakwane

Television Actress, MC

Hulisani Ravele

Seasoned TV Host and Radio Presenter

Media-Reputation

Happy Ntshingila

Business leader, Marketing veteran, Author and Keynote Speaker

Media, Reputation, Advertising, Marketing & Sponsorships

Happy Ntshingila

Business Leader, Marketing Veteran, Author and Keynote Speaker

MILTON NKOSI

Chairman, MMN International Consulting, Senior Research Fellow at Africa Asia Dialogues, Former BBC Africa Bureau Analyst and Correspondent

KOJO BAFFOE

Entrepreneur, Writer, Facilitator, Content producer, Speaker

FLORENCE MASEBE

award winning actress

TIMOTHY MAURICE WEBSTER

Leadership Advisor, Author, High Performance Strategist

THEBE IKALAFENG

Branding and Reputation Expert

SYLVESTER CHAUKE

Founder of DNA Brand Architects

Muzi Kuzwayo

Director: South Africa’s Promise

Judith Mugeni

Speaker, Marketing Specialist

Mfundo Ntsibande

Thought Leader, Entrepreneur

Thuli Zulu

Brand and Communications Specialist, Director, Radio, Presenter, Speaker, MC

Sechaba Motsieloa

Chair, Davinci Institute

DUMISILE LE ROUX

Acting General Manager of Empowaworx and Head of EmpowaYouth

Martin Manamela

Motivational/Inspirational Speaker, Entrepreneur, Educationalist, and a Life Coach

Gender, Relationships,
Sexuality, Diversity

Martin Manamela

Motivational/Inspirational Speaker, Entrepreneur, Educationalist, and a Life Coach

Sello Maake Ka-Ncube

Celebrated Veteran Actor and Activist

Mbuyiselo Botha

Commissioner, Commission for Gender Equality, Speaker & MC

Josina Machel

Human Rights Defender GBV Activist

Gugulethu Xaba

Speaker Thinker & Social Commentator

Criselda Kananda

Inspirational Speaker, Best-Selling Author, MC

Dr Victor Ramathesele

Doctor, Media Personality, MC, Speaker

BAFANA KHUMALO

Director of Strategic Partnerships Sonke Gender Justice Network

Siya Khumalo

Author

Leroy Tau

Relationship Expert, Author, Speaker

Paul Nzimande

Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Author, Mental Wellness Advocate

JACKIE PHAMOTSE

Author, Speaker

LINDA YENDE

Author, Speaker

Ndileka Mandela

CEO : Thembekile Mandela Foundation

Comedy

Ntosh Madlingozi

Comedian & speaker

Comedy

NTOSH MADLINGOZI

Stand Up Comedian, Actor & Entrepreneur

Pastor Mbhobho

MC, Comedian

Isaac Gampu

MC, Comedian, Speaker

SUMMARY

Comedian, MC

Ditsebe.com

Stand up Comedian, MC

sifiso nene

Comedian, MC

Shampoonaiza

Stand Up Comedian, MC

Ndumiso Lindi

Comedian, MC

Tol Ass Mo

Stand Up Comedian, MC

Mpho Popps Modikoane

Comedian, MC

Khanyisa Bunu

Comedian, Speaker and MC

Dillan Oliphant

Comedian, MC

Kagiso KG Mokgadi

Comedian, MC

Luphelo Kodwa

Comedian, MC

TD Jokes

Bishop of Humour

Nicholas Pule Welch

MC, Comedian

The Speakers Firm

Cathy
Mohlahlana

News Anchor; Radio Host; Facilitator and MC

Facilitators &
Panel Chairpersons

Cathy Mohlahlana

News Anchor; Radio Host; Facilitator and MC

SINDY MABE

Conference moderator, Event manager & speaker

GERRY RANTSELI ELSDON

Speaker ,MC, Media Personality

TSEPISO MAKWETLA

Media personality | MC

VUYO MVOKO

eNews Channel Africa Anchor

PETER NDORO

MC, Moderator, Conference Facilitator

MICHELLE CRAIG

News Anchor, Journalist, Facilitator & MC

Thami Ngubeni

South African Actress, Writer, Presenter, and Radio Personality

THABO MDLULI

Talk Show Host, Media Personality

DESIREE CHAUKE

TV Anchor, Broadcast Journalist Content Producer & Public Speaker

Nozipho Mbanjwa

Internationally Acclaimed Conference Moderator

Victor Kgomoeswana

TV and Radio Anchor, Author, Conference Speaker, Programme Director

Dominic Gaobepe

Author, Speaker, Consultant, Coach

Khanyi Magubane

Dynamic Communicator and Media Specialist

Naye Lupondwana

Thought leader , Entrepreneur

BONGIWE ZWANE

Television News Anchor, Facilitator, MC

health-wellness

Dr Shingai Bertrand
Angelo Mutambirwa

Head of Department of Urology, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU)

Health & Wellness

dr Shingai Mutambirwa

Head of Department of Urology, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU)

Dr Victor Ramathesele

Doctor, Media Personality, MC, Speaker

Dr Brenda Kubheka

Healthcare Practitioner, Health IQ Consulting

Dr Mothomang Diaho

Founder & Medical Director the Lifestyle Clinics Spiral Aloe

Economics-Politics

Prof Thulisile
Madonsela

Professor, Stellenbosch University; former Public Protector of South Africa

Economics & Politics

Prof. Thulisile Madonsela

Professor, Stellenbosch University; former Public Protector of South Africa

Dr Ralph Mathekga

political analyst and the author of When Zuma Goes, Ramaphosa's Turn and The ANC's Last Decade

Duma Gqubule

FInancial Journalist, Analyst, Researcher and Advisor on Issues of Economic Development and Transformation

Ndumiso Hadebe

Award-winning Economist, Global Speaker and Business Strategist

Prof. Mcebisi Ndletyana

Renowned political commentator

Ebrahim Fakir

Author, Political Analyst

Prof Siphamandla Zondi

Director of the Institute for Pan African Thought and Conversation (IPATC

Khaya Sithole

Political Economist

Thembisa Fakude

Senior Research Fellow at AFRAISD

Elias Masilela

Executive Chairman, DNA Economics, Speaker

Prince Mashele

Political Analyst

Dr Pali Lehohla

Former Statistician-General of South Africa, Co-director of the Economic Modelling Academy (EMA)

The Speakers Firm

Thami Nkadimeng

Global Impact Moderator, Comms Strategist, Message Architect

Best Female
Keynote Speakers

Thami Nkadimeng

Global Impact Moderator, Comms Strategist, Message Architect

FELICIA MABUZA-SUTTLE

Author, Talk Show Host, Entrepreneur

THULI MAGUBANE

Inspirational speaker

Samke Mhlongo

wealth coach

Sibulele Sibaca

Global Health Advocate, MC and Social Change Engineer

Prof. Thulisile Madonsela

Professor, Stellenbosch University; former Public Protector of South Africa

GERRY RANTSELI ELSDON

Speaker ,MC, Media Personality

Vumile Msweli

International Speaker, Renowned Coach and the Chief Executive officer for Hesed Consulting

FLORENCE MASEBE

award winning actress

Ntsako Mhlanga

Brand SA Ambassador

Dr. SCHOLASTICA KIMARYO

Founder and CEO of Maadili leadership solutions

Zipho Sikhakhane

Business, Leadership, Global, Inspirational Stanford MBA

Boniwe Dunster

Human Resources Specialist

DR. ALLEGRO DINKWANYANE

FOUNDER AND GROUP CEO OF ORGELLA, ENTREPRENEUR, PHILANTHROPIST

Team-Building

Theophilus “Doctor”
Doctorson Khumalo

South African footballing legend

Team Building Facilitators & Speakers

Doc Khumalo

former Kaizer Chiefs and South African national team football player

Steve Kompela

Golden Arrows FC Coach

Stuart Baxter

Former South African National Football Team Coach

Christophe Bongo

Team Building & Keynote

Neil Tovey

SAFA Technical Director

Mike Ntombela

South African Soccer Legend

Customer-Experience-Keynote-Speakers

Billy Selekane

Bestselling author, Internationally acclaimed inspirational Keynote Speaker

Customer Experience Keynote Speakers 

The Speakers Firm

Busi Selesho

Internationally Accredited Money Coach, Money Consciousness Teacher and Speaker,

Finance, Fintech & Wealth

Max Moyo

Founder and CEO, Ignite My Potential

Dr Mavis Mazhura

OD Consultant, Adult Development & Leadership Psychologist, International Behavioural Science & Performance Specialist

SINESIPHO MANINJWA

Independent Analyst & CA

Eunice Sibiya

Manager - Consumer Education Program at FNB South Africa

Samke Mhlongo

wealth coach

Busi Selesho

Internationally Accredited Money Coach, Teacher & Speaker

Zizipho Nyanga

Managing Executive: SME, Platform Banking, Grindrod Bank

LUYANDA JAFTA

CEO of The People's Fund

The Speakers Firm

Miles Kubheka

Author | Chef | Public Speaker | Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship & Business

Miles Kubheka

Trailblazing Public Speaker, Vuyopreneur and gastronomist

Thokozani Nkosi

Newzroom Afrika Co-Founder, Media Entrepreneur, Speaker

Sibusiso Ngwenya

Speaker, Entrepreneur (Skinny Sbu Socks)

Lebo Gunguluza

Speaker, Entrepreneur

Jabu Stone

Speaker, Entrepreneur, Author

LUYANDA JAFTA

CEO of The People's Fund

sales-keynote

ABNER MARIRI

Bestselling author, Internationally acclaimed inspirational Keynote Speaker, MC

Sales Keynote Speakers

Abner Mariri

Entrepreneur, Facilitator, Speaker & MC

Molefe Pooe

Coach, Speaker & Leadership Trainer

Client: Department of Environmental Affairs

Siphiwe Moyo, International Motivational Keynote Speaker, Facilitator and Author and Dr Maureen Tong, International Lawyer, Gender & Human Rights Researcher, Published Author, Speaker delivering a paradigm and destiny shifting leadership talks at Environment House, Department of Environmental Affairs Offices Leadership Development programme.

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