Stop blaming the economy and create your own. You can’t sit around and wait for things to get better; you have to make it happen. JT Foxx, Randi Zuckerberg, Robert Gumede, and Ndaba Mandela, along with other high-level international entrepreneurs, are coming together for the greater good of the country and your future. Billionaires, Millionaires, start-ups or people interested in starting a business will unite under the theme #EntrepreneursUniteSA. These individuals are coming together to share with you how they became successful and what you need to succeed in 2017. This is the biggest wealth event of the year and one that will make sure your 2017 path is in line with your objective and vision.
Known as a branding and marketing genius, JT owns over 50 companies and brands in everything from education, technology, real estate, clothing, diamonds, insurance, lending and internet presence. He is the author of the highly acclaimed book “Millionaire Underdog: Against All Odds”; the greatest book on how to start, grow and explode any business. He also does business in more than 30 countries worldwide and is referred to as the “World’s #1 Wealth Coach”.
Randi Zuckerberg is an entrepreneur, investor, author, and media personality. As an early employee at Facebook, she led major marketing initiatives in the company’s formative years, helped launch the live streaming video industry, and was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2011 for her innovative coverage of the midterm elections, combining television and social media. She helped create Facebook Live, which is now used by more than a billion people around the globe.
After leaving Facebook, she launched Zuckerberg Media, with the mission of creating media content that puts intelligent, tech-savvy, entrepreneurial women and girls at the forefront. She has published two books: Dot Complicated, a New York Times Best Seller, about our (sometimes overly) wired lives, and Dot, a children’s book about a tech-savvy little girl, airing as an animated children’s show on NBC Sprout, in partnership with Jim Henson Productions. Randi’s third book, Missy President, a graphic novel about a 9-year-old girl who becomes President, is set for release this Fall.
When she’s not creating content about entrepreneurs, she is investing in and supporting them. She enjoys mentoring entrepreneurs, building the next generation of amazing businesses, and sharing best practices with audiences around the world. But above all, Randi’s favorite job is mom.
Ndaba Mandela received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pretoria in 2008, majoring in Political science and International Relations.Shortly after that, he joined the Embassy of Japan in Pretoria working as a senior Political Consultant, focused mainly on South Africa. While working at the embassy he was chosen to represent his country in a business leadership and entrepreneurship programme in Jordan. He then joined Investec Asset Management getting exposure to their asset management business before joining the business development area working as a client liaison officer in the client services area.
After a year he left to pursue his socio-economic development ambitions by dedicating his time to the foundation he founded called Africa Rising. Africa Rising’s vision is to be a catalyst in creating a new breed of young Africans that will empower themselves to be at the forefront of Africa’s development.
He also enjoys speaking engagements, talking about the Mandela Legacy and motivating the youth to know more about their origins and getting involved in community development and being a shining beacon of hope where ever they see fit, so they can be the change they want to see.
Ever since Robert was a child, he wanted to become a detective, so he studied Law at the University of Zululand. After completing his degree, Robert moved to Nelspruit and worked in the magistrate’s office, he then worked as an advisor in the Ministry of Justice. He had to leave government in 1988 due to his political activeness. This became the defining moment for him where he then started selling clothes like his mother used to do, to earn a living. With his savings, Robert bought a soccer club called ‘Dangerous Darkies’ and worked as a business consultant in the Nelspruit area at the age of 25.
As a consultant, Robert was exposed to various industries and opportunities. He then focused his attention back onto his other business venture and carried on consulting while living in Johannesburg. Robert identified another opportunity in the IT industry through consulting and this is when he started Gijima Technologies.
Since the teething stages of Gijima Technologies, under Robert’s stewardship the company has grown to the fore of IT in South Africa. In just over five years, the new company grew from ten people to one of South Africa’s largest black-owned IT companies that had clinched government deals worth more than R1.5 billion and had ventured into African countries, such as Nigeria. The IT company services have branched out into telecommunications, networking infrastructure, smartcard technology and EasyPay transaction switch.
Robert’s company services 90 of the top 100 companies in South Africa. He laments that one could hardly wish for a stronger base. He believes in hard work and having the courage to jump at any opportunity that presents itself to you now, before someone else does.
Johanna Mukoki is a successful entrepreneur with various industry accolades. She graduated from Rhodes University with high academic performance. She is the executive producer of SABC 2’s Women on the Move, a business program highlighting successful South African businesswomen from around the country. Johanna is also the group CEO and shareholder of Travel with Flair, a travel management company with branches in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Kwa-Zulu Natal. She is a dynamic motivational speaker on entrepreneurship, reaching your best potential, living your best life, and various business life topics.