High Tea Speakers

Speakers that have graced our past events

Songezo Zibi

Former Editor Business Day, Head Of Communications Barclays Africa

Songezo Zibi is the HOD Communications, Barclays Africa, the former editor of the Business Day, South Africa’s only standalone and highly respected business daily. He spent the first fourteen years of his career in corporate communications at multinational companies, Volkswagen South Africa (1998–2006) and then at Xstrata South Africa (2006–2013) where he served in its executive structures. He has written extensively on politics, society and the economy for various national publications before taking up his current position. Raising the Bar is his first book.

Cynthia Mkhombo

CEO Masana Hygiene Services www.masanahygiene.co.za

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.

Matthew Mensah

Philanthropist & Entrepreneur

Meet Matthew Mensah, one of our speakers. A businessman, humanitarian and a philanthropist, He has worked with the UN and different governments across Africa on humanitarian campaigns including peace campaigns in Liberia and Sierra Leone for the past 9 years. An amazing man with an amazing heart plus impeccable style

Sheila Afari

Managing Director Sheila Afari PR www.sapr.co.za

Sheila Afari is Ghanaian businesswoman and philanthropist. She is the owner of the Sheila Afari Group which has the following subsidiaires, Sheila Afari Public Relations, Sheila Afari Business Development.

Fiona Musana

Impact and Innovation for Development Centre (East Africa) , Former Direct Greenpeace

She is the Executive Director, ALI Media Fellowship Programme. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science/Literature from Makerere University, Kampala; and a Master of Development Communications from University of Zambia, Lusaka.

Prior to taking up the position with the ALI Media Fellowship Programme, Musana was the Engagement Director for Greenpeace Africa, having joined the organisation in 2009 as communications manager before being appointed communications director three months later.

Zari Hassan


Zarinah Hassan known by her stage name as Zari is a Ugandan Musician based in South Africa .She is an entrepreneur in South Africa where she owns a tertiary college and cosmetics shop.

Dr. Jane Rogers


She is Counselor on Marriage and Family matters. She is passionate about Women Empowerment, a motivational Speaker who has worked with various NGOs and Faith Based Organization to enhance Family Development in the 21st Century. She has participated on various debates. One of her major focus is to write blogs on Relationships and the Purpose of a Woman. The challenges faced on bringing up children, either by single or married couple. She holds a Ph.D

Noreen Makosewe

IIC&M Accredited Performance Coach Founder & Lead Strategist, www.radicalleap.com

Sophie De Bruyn


Former South African anti-apartheid activist. She was the first recipient of the Women's Award for exceptional national service. She is the last living leader of the Women's March to the Union Buildings Pta, 1956.

Arthur Evans

Speaker, Dj, Entreprenuer and MC

Afia Schwazzenger

Comedian and Businesswoman

Karen Mutasa

Businesswoman and Entrepreneur

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