The music veteran and humanitarian Yvonne Chaka Chaka will be honored for her fantastic work on the continent at the inaugural summit on 28 August 2018 in Sandton. Affectionately known as The Princess of Africa worldwide, Chaka Chaka is a champion for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria, the United Nations MDG Envoy for Africa, and the Goodwill Ambassador for the Roll Back Malaria Partnership.

Chaka Chaka has also founded her own charity, the Princess of Africa Foundation, using the name first given to her in Uganda. The Princess of Africa Foundation is an ACTION global health advocacy partner. 2012, she was the first African woman to receive the WEF's Crystal Award.

Jabulile Gwala, Founder of In Good Company, said: “Yvonne Chaka Chaka personifies the kind of women we all aspire to be. We believe that following in her footsteps will encourage us to further contribute towards building the Africa of tomorrow”.

The inaugural experience is designed to celebrate women and to create an inclusive space for industry professionals, influential women, culture, and thought leaders.

“Following the initial announcement of speakers, we are thrilled to announce that one of South Africa’s most influential musicians, Thandiswa Mazwai, will join the Arts and Music panel, and actress Enhle Mbali Maphumulo will give the second address of the day on the film industry’ says Gwala.

Kaya FM’s Managing Director Greg Maloka will also join the Arts, Media & Film panel powered by 1Magic on the topic ‘Africa influencing the global cultures.

To offer a complete experience, delegates will also get the opportunity to engage with each other during the experiential sessions on hair management from hair experts and have a touch-up of their make-up while tasting theme-based cocktails.

Date: Tuesday, 28 August 2018
Time: 4pm– 11pm
Venue: Hilton Hotel - Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
Ticket price: R1250



Issa Rae

American-based actress, writer, producer, and web series creator. She first brought attention to her work on the YouTube web series Awkward Black Girl. She gained further recognition for creating, writing & starring in the HBO television series Insecure. She earned 2 Golden Globe Award Nominations for Best Actress. Issa stands for women and women operating together. She celebrates the connectivity of the black girl society. She is evident in her truth and continues to break boundaries.

Thandiswa Mazwai
Thandiswa is one of the numerous influential South African Musicians of this generation. She started her career in 1998 with Bongo Maffin, one of the pioneering bands ofKwaitoo. After 6 award−winning albums with Bongo Maffin, she ventured onto a solo career. Zabalaza (2004), her debut project, reached double platinum status and won numerous awards, and her critically lauded second album ‘Ibokwe’ (2009), reached gold status in the first few weeks of its release. Her third solo studio album, Belede (2016),is a compilation of reinterpretations of legendary South African Jazz and protest anthems from the 1950s and 1960s.

Thandiswa’s selection is motivated by the music she listened to while growing up, and her reframing of these classics serves as a commentary on South Africa’s contemporary political landscape. Thandie's music travels through the village into the ghetto and raises the roof of the city. Her compositions today include traditional Xhosa rhythms, mbaqanga, reggae, Kwaitoo, house, funk, and jazz. She balances the urban and the rural through this, effortlessly melding the traditional with the modern. With this spirit, Thandiswa has delivered worldwide at venues, including the FIFA 2010 World Cup Opening Ceremony, the Apollo Theatre, Radio City Hall, Womex, The Cannes Film Festival, Africa Express, and BBC World Music Awards. The Guardian introduced Thandiswa as “South Africa's finest female contemporary singer.”

Enhle Mbali Maphumulo

Enhle Mbali Maphumulo burst onto the South African silver screen as a force of nature, endearing herself to the public as a sweetheart to the nation. Her talent and captivating personality have led to several notable onscreen roles, including lead characters in many of South Africa’s popular TV series, including Tshisa, Broken Vows, and Rockville. Enhle’s career has connected her to huge audiences through hit TV series such as iNkaba, My Family, 7nde Laan, Rhythm City, Moferefere Lenyalong, Soul City, and Those Who Can't Teach. Her charisma and infinite drive have firmly positioned Enhle as one of South Africa’s most famous and reputable actresses. Her talent as a Director and TV Presenter has seen her host Channel-O’s award-winning Young, Gifted, and Black and ANN7’s weekly entertainment show Star Biz.

The fashion world has also seen the meteoric rise of Enhle Mbali Maphumulo, who has two sell-out fashion collections. New York welcomed her maternity-focused fashion label SE Preggoz while she continued to expand her fashion footprint with collaborative lines for men and women. SABC 1’s African mystery series Mtunzini saw Enhle’s rise to stardom at seventeen, where she has continued to captivate great audiences as a multi-faceted talent.

Greg Maloka, Managing Director: Kaya FM

Starting out as a programmer for FM radio, Maloka used his skills to master the creation of a myriad of content for multiple platforms. As founder member and ultimately GM of popular youth radio station YFM (1997-2004), he and other leading creative practitioners such as Oskido (Kalawa Records) led the growth of SA dance music. Post YFM, he partnered at Research and Trends agency Instant Grass for three years and worked with clients such as Kimberly-Clarke, Puma, MTN, and South African Breweries before being headhunted to run Kaya. As Managing Director of Kaya FM 95.9 (2007 to date), Maloka has enjoyed continued involvement in programs that take the Kaya business beyond radio. Maloka has led a team that has consistently grown the revenue and shareholder value of the business. His people-focused management style ensures personal growth for the 105 staff members at Kaya.

Xoliswa Daku, CEO: DCI Holdings

Xoliswa Daku is the CEO of DCI Holdings and Daku Group of Companies, focusing on property development, construction, and facilities management, boasting a portfolio worth over R600 million. This lawyer-turned-property developer is building her empire, one skyscraper at a time. She is well respected in the industry, as a finalist in the Property Sector of 2012's "Most Influential Women in Business Awards," identified by CEO magazine attest. She continues to actively influence and transform the property industry in South Africa. In 2013, she received the "BBQ Outstanding Women in Business Award" for her outstanding work as a businesswoman. Last year, she was bestowed with three other major awards: the Standard Bank Top Woman in Property Award, the WPN Business Woman of the Year Award, and the 2017 Top Performing Entrepreneur National Business Award.

Mzamo Masito, Chief Marketing Officer: Google Africa

Mzamo’s role entails bringing to life Google’s mission to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and helpful so that Google’s users and partners can grow in Africa. He has an MBA from the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). He lectures at the AAA School of Advertising and serves on the GIBS advisory board. He previously held senior positions at Vodacom, Unilever, and Nike. Masato founded and runs an NGO called African Men Care, which funds underprivileged children to further their studies. He is passionate about learning and what the power of education can do for the African people. He’s an advocate for diversity and building the African continent.

Nivani Govinder, Head of SMB Marketing: Sub-Saharan Africa at Google

Nivani is focused on helping small and medium enterprises grow their businesses through digital technology. Having consulted for Bain & Company, Standard Bank, and Merrill Lynch, her background ranges from mergers and acquisitions, strategy, marketing, turnaround, and operational improvement projects for large African companies to tech startups in Silicon Valley and Europe. She is passionate about enabling business growth and innovation and is happiest at the intersection of technology, entrepreneurship, and social impact. Nivani has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley (including the International Exchange Programme at London Business School), is a CFA charter holder, and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Science (Honours in Actuarial Science) degree from the University of Cape Town.

Charl Basil, Marketing Director, Pernod Ricard South Africa

2016’s IAB Bookmark Award winner and Marketer of the Year winner, Charl Bassil, has been at Pernod Ricard since 2013, after joining the company from SAB Miller. Mr Bassil is responsible for taking Pernod Ricard’s consumer-centric business model to new levels. Charl is part of the team that repositioned Absolut Vodka with an Afrocentric approach,, winning the brand a Canne Lion Award. Charl is passionate about diversity and inclusivity. He has pioneered new growth strategies for the South African business using African stories.

TT Mbha

Armed with a Chartered Marketer South Africa CM(SA) qualification endorsed by the Marketing Association of South Africa MA(SA), TT Mbha is a passionate Real Estate Marketer with a 17-year award-winning professional career track record. Mr Mbha is the CEO of Black Real Estate, which offers full-service real estate sales and management, and a consulting agency will be part of the Property Management segment. Over 17 years, Mr. Mbha has gained extensive experience in Branding and Marketing,, having worked on various global and local brands, including Sasol, Total SA, Edcon, and Brandhouse.


Nomzamo Mbatha

Award-winning actress, philanthropist, humanitarian, and an advocate for women working together and supporting each other. Nomzamo became South Africa’s sweetheart through her role in the TV series Isibaya and has since starred in many movies & television shows. She has hosted many local shows and made a name for herself on the international stage. She has achieved success by not competing with other women but rather creating her own lane and running her own race. She has a heart of gold and firmly supports women working together.


Unathi Nkayi

Multi-talented singer, songwriter, TV and Radio personality, this Grahamstown-born Xhosa local is a true entertainment powerhouse. She has dominated our screens and radio portals for the past 10 years as a presenter, host, judge, and singer. She embodies authenticity, self-love, and African pride. She believes in forgiveness as a gift to herself. She belongs to Africa and has many great stories to tell about many of the African countries.

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