Success Summit

Success Summit Takes Entrepreneurs To Greater Heights

The Success Summit is a quality entrepreneur Summit aimed at taking entrepreneurs to greater heights. Are you interested in learning from various industry experts and networking with other successful entrepreneurs? If you answered yes, then the Success Summit is for you.

Success Summit is designed for businessmen and women who seek to increase their ability to achieve and succeed and are looking for proven strategies that work.

The summit is for budding entrepreneurs who believe they are on the right path, but can’t figure out what they need to do to in order to get better and faster results.



Benefits to Attendees

  •   Your urgent questions answered! Get top-notch insights, and coaching on the toughest challenges you are facing right now
  •   Smart ways to jump start your marketing, attract clients, form strategic partnerships, set up business systems, acquire a prosperity mindset.
  •   Remove the obstacles that are getting in the way of your prosperity At the Success Summit, entrepreneurs are given proven strategies that work
  •   Stand a chance to get Funding for your Business, and get mentorship to make your organization a whole lot more effective
  •   Energy, inspiration and enthusiasm – having fun, making connections and opening possibilities has quite an uplifting effect on people.  Don’t say you weren’t warned!
  •   Our speakers are the best experts you’ll ever find – we have gone to great lengths to assemble a group of expert speakers who are not only smart, but who know how to teach and communicate what they know.
  •   Success Summit is about giving you the tools, strategies, ideas and connections to become a leader in your own right, and make you an expert in your own business.





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Our goal and vision is to become a focal, responsible, innovative catalyst of young and up-coming entrepreneurs as well as the leading provider of innovative transformation solutions for an economically inclusive South Africa.

The SUCCESS SUMMIT gives you the tools, funding, mentorship and inspiration you need to realise your own business potential.

What marks the success summit as different from other events?

  •   The Summit provides high profile speakers, influential business and corporate people from all aspects of life to ensure that the summit provides true value to the aspirant entrepreneurs attending.
  •   The speakers are successful leaders and entrepreneurs with expertise in their industries. They have excellent business acumen and have succeeded in their own right. They will transfer the same to entrepreneurs who want to take their businesses to the next level, or those who aspire to be successful in business.
  •   Quality networking, allowing attendees to learn from industry experts and share ideas.

Why is networking so important for young entrepreneurs?
Networking builds confidence, inspires, motivates and opens up opportunities you would otherwise never have access to. At the Success Summit young people get to meet other successful people who can mentor, coach, educate and encourage them on their way up.BE-INSPIRED

The Success Summit 2015 will be held at the Radisson Blu Sandton, Corner Rivonia Road & Daisy Street on Friday 19 June


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Meet the Speakers of 2015

The Summit provides high profile speakers, influential business and corporate people from all aspects of life to ensure that the summit provides true value to the aspirant entrepreneurs attending. We have gone to great lengths to assemble a group of expert speakers who are not only smart, but who know how to teach and communicate what they know.

The speakers are successful leaders and entrepreneurs with expertise in their industries. They have excellent business acumen and have succeeded in their own right. They will transfer the same to entrepreneurs who want to take their businesses to the next level, or those who aspire to be successful in business.

  • Makhosonke Buthelezi
    Makhosonke Buthelezi

    Makhosonke Buthelezi (Director: Communication and Marketing) at Unemployment Insurance Commissioner UIF.

    The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) contributes to the alleviation of poverty in South Africa by providing effective short-term unemployment insurance to all workers who qualify for unemployment insurance and other related benefits.

    The UIF's strategic outcome-orientated goals are to: improve payment of benefits to UIF beneficiaries; improve collection of revenue from employers; participate in government initiatives to create and sustain decent employment; and provide effective administration of the Fund’s operations.

  • Philisiwe Twala-Tau
    Philisiwe Twala-Tau

    Philisiwe Twala-Tau is the CEO of Gauteng Enterprise Propeller, GEP

    GEP provides both financial and non-financial support, and co-ordinates stakeholders for the benefit of SMEs in the province.
    GEP also provides training to help solve some of the the problems encountered by entrepreneurs in the running of their businesses.

    GEP may not be as well-known as other government's support programmes such as the Department of Trade and Industry's (DTI) Small Enterprise Development Agency and the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) - both who allocate non-payable grants. But the agency still has an important role to play, especially empowering special groupings which include women, youth and the disabled.

    GEP provides access to small businesses to enable them to thrive by providing capital at low interest rates and loosening some of the requirements which make it difficult for them to access funding from traditional funding institutions.

  • Emmanuel Mohlamme
    Emmanuel Mohlamme

    Emmanuel Mohlamme is Deputy Manager: Marketing & Communications at the National Empowerment Fund (NEF) The NEF’s role is to support Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BB-BEE).

    As the debate concerning what constitutes meaningful and sustainable BB-BEE evolves, the NEF anticipates future funding and investment requirements to help black individuals, communities and businesses achieve each element of the Codes of Good Practice. These include a focus on preferential procurement, broadening the reach of black equity ownership, transformation in management and staff and preventing the dilution of black shareholding.

  • Mmadiboka Chokoe
    Mmadiboka Chokoe

    Position: Enterprise & Supplier Development at Transnet

    Mmadiboka Chokoe is currently part of Transnet Supplier Development winning Team which has come up with “innovative ways of doing Enterprise and Supplier development”. She is currently the lead and overseer of overall enterprise and supplier development strategies aligned to the broader national policy and regulatory framework with specific emphasis on CSDP and BBBEE in Transnet.
    One of her roles is to enable Transnet to deliver on aspirations of contributing to the national imperative of “procuring in such a way as to increase the competitiveness, capacity and capability of the local supply base, where there are comparative advantages and potential competitive advantages of local supply”. To drive consistent Enterprise and Supplier Development (SP) implementation by Transnet, in their MDS spend of over R600Bn.
    She is responsible for develop and deploy the SD policies and procedures to drive compliance of all Transnet Operating Divisions when entering into ESD transactions.
    Also, to design, monitor and report on ESD transactions across Transnet and to help create a climate and support necessary for compliance with SD requirements across Transnet via iSCM structures, specifically the Supplier Development Centre of Excellence (SD COE).
    She holds a B Com (Management, Statistics, Cost Accounting and Economics majors ) from University of Bophuthatswana- now University of the North West, B Com Honours (Business Management) with University of Port Elizabeth, Management Development Programme with University of Stellenbosch and Masters in Business Leadership with University of South Africa (School of Business Leadership).

  • Vika Mpisane
    Vika Mpisane

    Vika Mpisane is the Chief Executive Officer and a Board member of the ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA), the country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) Manager for South Africa’s domain - ZA. He started as ZADNA’s General Manager in April 2006. He has experience in project management, change management, business development, general management, and policy development in areas such as trade and industry, economic policy, labour, education and ICT.

    Vika served in the Board of Directors (Excom) of Africa Top Level Domains (AfTLD) - the association of African ccTLDs – as Secretary and Treasurer between June 2006 and July 2012, and as President/Chairman between April 2009 and July 2012. He is also one of the 3 African councilors in the ICANN ccNSO (country code Name Supporting Organisation) of ICANN.

    His previous employment includes working as a Marketing Manager for an international business software consulting firm, as a Programmes Director at NEDLAC, and as a Transformation Officer at the then University of Natal.

    Vika is a member of ISOC-ZA and ISOC Gauteng Chapters. He has a B.Proc and LLB (honours) from the University of Natal (now University of KwaZulu-Natal).

  • Mayor of Ekhuruleni, Mondli Gungubele
    Mayor of Ekhuruleni, Mondli Gungubele

    Mr Mondli Gungubele has extensive experience in the public sector and is a product of the trade union movement. Gungubele became actively involved in worker struggles in 1973. In 1982, he became a member of the National Union of Mine Workers (NUM). It was during this time that he sharpened his political and negotiation skills.

    In 1989, he was elected to the position of chairperson of COSATU Local. In 1992, he took up the position of Chairperson of the ANC Vosloorus branch, and later became the founding chairperson of the ANC East Rand Region. In the same year, he was elected to the Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) of the ANC Gauteng until now.

    Mr Gungubele became a member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature after the 1994 democratic breakthrough until 1997. In 1997, he took up the challenging and exciting task of Health MEC in the Gauteng Provincial Government, a position he held until 1999. Mr Gungubele played a pivotal role in the transformation of the health sector in Gauteng.

    In 1999, he was deployed to lead Gauteng’s Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture agenda. Gungubele worked tirelessly to unite all sporting codes and contributed immensely to the development of grassroots sports in Gauteng. He held the position of Sports MEC until 2004 – the same year – FIFA awarded the 2010 World Cup Soccer showpiece to South Africa.

    After the 2004 national and provincial elections, Mr Gungubele became the Chairperson of the Economic Affairs Portfolio Committee in the Gauteng Legislature. He served in this portfolio until 2007, where he was responsible for political oversight and ensuring the Department of Economic Affairs fulfills its mandate.

    In 2009, Mr Gungubele was deployed to Parliament as an ANC MP. He served as the Whip of the Justice and Constitutional Development Portfolio Committee until he was redeployed to become the Executive Mayor of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality in October 2010.

    Mr Gungubele has a B Com (Law) Degree as well as a National Diploma in Nursing.

  • Ethel Nyembe
    Ethel Nyembe

    Ethel Nyembe has had a varied career ranging from Public Relations, Media to Banking. Starting with a media career including radio and television (presenting, scriptwriting and producing) at the SABC and culminating in newsprint at Business Day as an account executive and wrapping up an eleven year media career as a Deputy General Manager for Sales and Marketing for Sunday Times in 2004.

    Ethel’s banking career started at First National Bank between 2004 and 2010. In the first quarter of 2010, she joined Standard Bank where she is currently heading up Franchising, Enterprise Development and Small Enterprise in the Retail division. Ethel is passionate about the entrepreneurial spirit the country holds and has served on several business boards as well as on the boards of co-operatives in the Johannesburg city centre and Economic forums in Gauteng. She has a great interest in sport and social upliftment in the community.

  • Deputy Minister Hon. Madala Backson Masuku
    Deputy Minister Hon. Madala Backson Masuku

    Honourable Madala Backson Masuku is the Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Republic of South Africa since 25 May 2014.

    He has also held the following positions in government:

    • Member of the Executive Council under the Department of Finance in Mpumalanga.
    • Member of the Executive Council under the Department of Human Settlement in Mpumalanga.
    • Member of the Executive Council under the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in Mpumalanga.
    • Member of the Executive Council under the Department of Public Works in Mpumalanga.
    • Member of the Executive Council under the Department of Culture, Sports and Recreation in Mpumalanga.
    • Member of the Executive Council under the Department of Agriculture and Land Administration in Mpumalanga.
    • Head of the Political Office in the Department of Agriculture and Land Administration.
    • Head of Communication / Government Spokesperson in Mpumalanga Provincial Government, Premier’s Office.
    • Premier’s Media Co-ordinator in Mpumalanga Provincial Government from 1994-1995
    • Served as the organiser of the African National Congress Youth League from 1993-1994, Developing a mobilisation, recruitment strategy and membership systems management.
    • Business Manager for Youth Education Trust from 1990-1992
    • Mathematics and Science teacher from 1989-1990
  • Trish Luthuli
    Trish Luthuli

    New Business Executive at Pam Golding Properties

    Trish Luthuli cut her teeth in the world of commercial property while working for a major parastatal Where she was for several years involved in the building, renovating and commercialisation of the property and land which formed part of the property portfolio of the South African Rail Commuter Corporation. In 2005 Trish shifted her passion for property to the residential property sector, when she acquired one of the first empowerment owned Pam Golding Properties franchises in Roodepoort, Gauteng. In the past nine years she has fulfilled her passion for the sector in a number of companies.

    Trish recently returned to PGP as its New Business Executive and Brand Ambassador for the Gauteng region. She also sits on the board of the Silulu sesiSwati Lexicography Unit, which was established by the Department of Arts and Culture.

    Trish’s mantra “the purpose of life is a life of purpose..." is reflected in her multifaceted background and qualifications. She holds a degree in Traumatology and is a trained emergency trauma responder, and has also studied public relations and marketing management. She has also been involved with HIV Train-the-Trainer for the United Nations and has studied Addiction Resiliency Coaching with Independ.

    She is a Facilitator on the ‘Seven Habits’ programme by Franklin Covey, and a number of programmes on empowerment. As part of the Pam Golding Properties team on Kayafm Radio show, she insists that African affluence should be celebrated and explored as a birthright throughout the continent.

  • Manogran Govender
    Manogran Govender

    Manogran Govender is a Businessman, Strategic Management Consultant, Executive Coach, Lifestyle Coach and Engineer. He mentors businessmen and start-up businesses.

    "I apply the theoretical skills from my Masters in Business Leadership completed in 1996, blended with my own practical experience and with the knowledge I acquired from people who coached me personally - businessmen who mastered life who successfully started and grew their own businesses into multi-million dollar enterprises. Developing the right mindset is possible with an alignment of the personal values and clarity of focus with that of the organisation that the entrepreneur wishes to grow. Taken a step further, it also means that successful organisations have the alignment of personal values and goals with that of the organisation"

  • Mmabogoshi Bella Msiza
    Mmabogoshi Bella Msiza

    Managing Director at Limpopo Guest Manor and National emerging tourism entrepreneur of 2014 at the Lilizela Awards which were held in Gold Reef City in 2014.

    Ms Mmabogoshi Bella Msiza will be speaking at the Success Summit in Limpopo on 20 February 2015

  • Billy Cobinnah
    Billy Cobinnah

    Billy has had over eight years of experience in the Management Consultancy arena with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was involved in a number of corporate finance functions, Additionally, Billy also has over eight years of project finance experience with the Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa (ECIC) where he lead to close a number of project finance transactions in West and East Africa.

    Billy also worked with the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) of South Africa in 2007 where he was involved in a number of BEE and corporate finance transactions. He is currently working with the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa as a Senior Account Manager in the Development Funds Department, with the requisite experience in the private equity market. Billy Currently manages the R4billion UIF Fund, R9 billion Gro-e scheme and the R1 billion Gro-e Youth scheme at the IDC. Billy is a Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM), registered with the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)

  • Bill Gibson
    Bill Gibson

    International Motivational Speaker and author of "Boost Your Business in Any Economy", Bill Gibson was a guest speaker at the 3rd Annual Success Summit

    Bill Gibson is the Chairperson of Knowledge Brokers International (Canada, South Africa, Middle East) and the author/developer of the 25 module sales and personal marketing program titled “The Complete Sales Action System™”. Combined with his 8 module program “Managing Complex Business Relationships System” (Long Sales Cycle Selling), the two systems make up one of the most comprehensive in-depth sales, sales management, personal marketing and key account management programs in the world.

  • Fredell Jacobs
    Fredell Jacobs

    General Manager for Enterprise & Skills Development at the Innovation Hub, an accredited science park and an agency of the Gauteng Provincial Government in South Africa.

    He is passionate about entrepreneurship capacity development which is grounded in entrepreneurship ecosystem methodology.

    Prior to joining The Innovation Hub, he served as the founding CEO of the South African Startup Index (SASi), a company which designed monitoring and evaluation tools for entrepreneurship capacity development in support of investment visibility.

  • Dr Nondumiso mzizana
    Dr Nondumiso mzizana

    Dr Nondumiso Mzizana is the President and Founder of Sikelela Medical, Dental & Pharmaceutical Suppliers, a number one equipment company in South Africa.

    She is the founder and chairman of Success Summit, a company that builds entrepreneurs through workshops – coaching, mentoring, inspiring and motivating all over the country. Dr Nondumiso Mzizana was pronounced BWASA Businesswoman of the Year, Entrepreneur Category, 2011.

  • Dr Nikolaus Eberl
    Dr Nikolaus Eberl

    Dr Nik’s 2006 FIFA World Cup™ book, “BrandOvation™: How Germany won the World Cup of Nation Branding”, was featured extensively in the local and international media.

    Based upon the Brand Innovation Lessons from the 2006 FIFA World Cup™, BrandOvation™ is a Novel Concept of Brand Leadership, merging the disciplines of Internal Branding and Touch-Point Innovation. Dr Nik’s work has received acclaim from a number of eminent South African leaders.

  • Jeff Moloi
    Jeff Moloi

    Master of Ceremonies: Jeff Moloi

    Jeff Moloi was born, grew up and educated in Mthatha. He graduated in 1992 with a BA (Education)

    After teaching for 5 years in Mthatha, he started working as a sports presenter at East Coast Radio. He joined Etv as a sports reporter in Durban in the late 90′s, and later became Sports Editor for Enews and news anchor. He also worked for KayaFM as sports editor and Afternoon Drive presenter.

    Jeff Moloi is currently with 24hr eNCA as sports anchor.


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Exhibitors at Success Summit 2015

We invite businesses and entrepreneurs to create exposure for themselves by exhibiting at the Success Summit 2015

The Success Summit is committed to providing exhibitors with a platform to showcase their products and services, engage customers and identify new opportunities.

  • ABSA
  • National Empowerment Fund
  • NYDA