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#TEDxCT Speaker: Meet Adewale Adejumo

Adewale Adejumo, or Wale as he prefers to be called, is the Founder and Managing Director of Zasttra - one of the fastest growing online retail stores in South Africa.
An entrepreneur, with a postgraduate degree in Marketing, Finance, Banking and Investment, has been recognised a number of times for his business acumen and ‘forward-thinking’, this includes being selected as Destiny MAN’s 40 under 40 Entrepreneurs (2017), The Young Independent Newspapers 100 Young Innovators in South Africa of 2017, and one of Nedbank’s 25 young future change-makers in South Africa (2015). He’s also been nominated to be in the Top 10 Black Tech & eCommerce Entrepreneurs in South Africa (2016), and was selected by Google Startup Grind as one of the Top 40 start-ups worldwide to present in San Francisco.

#TEDxCT Speaker: Meet Cindy Mkaza-Siboto

Recognised as one of the 100 Brightest Young Minds in Africa, Cindy Mkaza-Siboto is the co-founder of Emagqabini Education Academy, an educational non-profit organisation operating in Site B Khayelitsha.

The organisation - which was established to assist young people from the township through academic support, mentorship and career planning- started off assisting 15 learners and today supports more than 100 young people.

#TEDxCT Speaker: Meet Richard Mulholland

Richard Mulholland is an ex-Rock ‘n Roll roadie, entrepreneur and renowned speaker who has presented his ideas in many countries including Canada, Puerto Rico, UK, USA, Germany, Kenya and Pakistan.

Passionate about problem-solving and spreading ideas, Richard spends his time doing what he loves -  activating his audience. When he’s not doing that he can be found coaching many top CEOs and TED speakers.

#TEDxCT Speaker: Meet Lauren Jacobs

Lauren Jacobs is a ‘Her’storian, a word she chooses to describe herself as she is passionate about discovering and sharing women’s stories, especially from the past. She hopes the TEDxCapeTown speaker experience will be filled with personal growth and fresh vision for the future. She adds that, “I hope to see lives changed. I hope the audience will be deeply moved, especially women when they hear that their stories and their lives hold unique value and deserve to be preserved for future generations. We all are a living story and we will leave something behind that deserves re-telling.”  

#TEDxCT Speaker: Meet Gill Grose

Gill Grose describes herself simply as a sixty-something serial volunteer who is a book, travel and tree lover, but there is far more to her story.

When the ex-librarian retired more than eight years ago, Gill looked for something constructive to keep her occupied and through a series of events she landed up volunteering 30 minutes of her time twice a week to help children who were struggling at school.

#TEDxCT Speaker: Preston Jongbloed

The talented Preston Jongbloed loves people, something that shines through in every project he takes on whether it is public speaking or presenting on the radio. He currently dedicates much of his time to the Refocus Foundation, an organisation which specialises in working with youth at risk. This opportunity has provided him a platform to inspire troubled youth and prisoners, and change their lives for the better.

#TEDxCT Speaker: Meet Verity Price

Verity is a former singer/songwriter who became one of the forerunners of crowdfunding in South Africa when she sold 2000 copies of her album that ‘didn’t exist’ in 2006. As a result, she is a sought after speaker on innovation and the power of thinking differently, and now owns and runs TAP Results where she’s a full-time speaker and facilitator.