Yesterday I attended one of the most awesome conferences I have been to in SA – the Destiny Magazine Forum hosted by a remarkable and inspiring woman Khanyi Dhlomo.

The day was about networking, learning and succeeding. However the reason I went was to be in the same room as my life-long spiritual mentor Dr Iyanla Vanzant but I got so much more…. The forum featured Marcus Buckingham on finding your edge, Thebe Ikalafeng on Brand Africa, Phuti Mahanyele on unlocking the youth talent and Kuben Naidoo on Re-making SA.


(below)New York Times Best Selling author and business consultant Marcus Buckingham spoke on the topic of “How to stand out as a leader”. He suggested you focus on your strengths-don’t waste your time on fixing your weaknesses. Find out what is unique about you and make use of it.


(below)Here I am with Khanyi Dhlomo Khize ,founding editor of Destiny and managing director of Ndalo Media.With me is also Tumi Frazier international author, speaker and life coach with personal and organizational development.


(below)Phuti Mahanyele, businesswoman extraordinaire and CEO of billion dollar blue chip company-the Shanduka group. She spoke about unlocking Africa’s most valuable resource the youth.



(below)Thebe Ikalafeng advised us to think local and act global. He quoted Rapper Tupac Shakur “Don’t change the face-face the change” Did you know that MTN was the first mobile phone company to launch “Pay as you Go”?


(below)Here I am with Carte Blanche’s Devi Govender, who led the Q & A Forum by asking provoking and interesting questions to the different speakers.