Information & Opportunities Expo

Information &
Opportunities Expo

Information &

Closing the Gap

Preparing youth for the future and enabling their success in the present requires partnership and support in these overlapping and inter-related areas.

The overarching goal of the Expo Is to ensure Youth are provided and empowered with the skills, tools and resources needed to sustainably improve
their livelihoods

Youth Expo Pillars



Discover the resources, support
and interventions available.


Engage directly to find solutions
to youth unemployment.


Reduce job searching time and costs
for successful job applications.



Share information on opportunities
available and application processes.

Unlocking Opportunities for One Million
Young People by 2027!

2023 Motsepe Foundation Alumni - ICC - Sandton at the Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane on the 23 April 2023 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix
2023 Motsepe Foundation Alumni - ICC - Sandton at the Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane on the 23 April 2023 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix
2023 Motsepe Foundation Alumni - ICC - Sandton at the Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane on the 23 April 2023 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

The exhibition will take job
seekers and budding
entrepreneurs on a tour
of possibility

Matching youthful aspirations to
organisational options, the exhibitors will
share information on their hiring and skills
development programmes.

The self-actualisation sessions led by
NGOs and organisational executives will
enhance the attractiveness of young people
as they build their confidence to approach
companies for employment and investors
for business funding

2023 Speakers

Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe

Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe is a philanthropist, businesswoman, and current Chancellor of the University of Cape Town. 

 As CEO of the Motsepe Foundation, she has grown the NGO into one of the largest foundations on the continent.  

 Her philanthropic and business interests, with African Fashion International, are intertwined, focusing on education, women and youth empowerment, innovation and the creative arts industries. 

Patrice Motsepe

Patrice Motsepe is Founder and Executive Chairman of African Rainbow Minerals (ARM).  

 He is also a member of the International Business Council (IBC) of World Economic Forum (WEF) and the JP Morgan International Council. 

Thembekile Mrototo - Program Director
Thembekile Mrototo

Thembekile Mrototo is a respected radio and television broadcaster and event moderator.

He is part of 947 Anele and The Club breakfast show and is also an evening news anchor on Newzroom Afrika.

Image Cody Gordon - Nurturing a Mindset for Success
Cody Gordon

Cody Gordon is the Co-Founder/CEO of CG Technology Group.

He has developed: It’s Ok, a mental health app designed for learners; and Be Frank, a platform to improve employee health and enhance business performance.

Thando Hope - Nurturing a Mindset for Success
Thando Hopa

Thando Hopa is an advocate of diversity who has made her mark globally.

She is listed as BBC’s Top 100 Inspirational Women across the globe, she is also a Cultural Leader at the World Economic Forum.

Linda Appie
Linda Appie

Linda Appie is TymeBank’s Chief Marketing Officer.   

 Prior to joining TymeBank, she occupied brand management roles at Coca-Cola and Tiger Brands Limited and is a passionate advocate for mentoring young people to realise their potential. 

Nomzamo Mbatha
Nomzamo Mbatha

Nomzamo Mbatha is a model, actress, humanitarian and brand ambassador.

She is also a brand ambassador for several iconic global brands and a High-Level Influencer for the United Nations Refugee Agency.

Kizito Okechukwu
Kizito Okechukwu

Kizito Okechukwu is the Executive Head of 22 On Sloane, and co-Chair of the Global Entrepreneurship Network Africa.

He is also an Independent Investment Committee Member of the IDF Capital Future Fund, focused on investing in Tech startups in South Africa.

Itumeleng Monale
Itumeleng Monale

Itumeleng Monale is the Chief Operating Officer of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. 
She is responsible for client experience, the sustainability portfolio, public policy and regulatory advisory, trading operations, as well as the client service centre.

Dion Shango - photo
Dion Shango

Dion Shango is the Africa CEO of PwC and was the first black Southern Africa CEO of PwC.

His client base includes Exxaro Resources Limited, Harmony Gold Mining Company
Limited, Royal Bafokeng Platinum and Sasol Oil, among others.

Ntsako Baloyi - Changing World of Workpg
Ntsako Baloyi

Ntsako Baloyi is a senior manager at Accenture, leading the Data and AI capability and
innovation centre.

He holds a PhD from Unisa and is also an admitted Advocate of the High Court of South Africa.

Ayanda Vana Leading in a Digital World
Ayanda Vana

Ayanda Vana is the COO of KHULA App, a digital ecosystem for stakeholders in the agricultural and food value chain.

She is also an admitted attorney of the High Court, and founder and host of the podcast Equip & Elevate.

Nonceba Qabazi - Leading in a Digital Age
Nonceba Qabazi

Nonceba Qabazi is a Programme Director at Grindstone, managing the all-women accelerator programme, GrindstoneX.

A believer in impact driven interventions, she has worked with international organisations to developing global and regional Impact measurement and management.

Mpumi Ledwaba - Leading in a Digital Age
Mpoomy Ledwaba

Mpoomy Ledwaba is a businesswoman, podcaster, YouTuber and content producer.

With an impressive following on social media, Mpoomy has worked on significant digital campaigns, including a cooking TV show in collaboration with Woolworths.

BUHLE MBONAMBI - Leading in a Digital World
Buhle Mbonambi

Buhlebuyeza Bonga Mbonambi is a writer, journalist, and editor.

Currently the Content Manager at African Fashion International, he is also the editor of the new HON by AFI magazine. He has previously edited the Sunday Magazine.

Bongani Ntombela

Bongani has over 20 years work experience in the enterprise development and innovation space.

 A strategist and project manager, he has acquired valuable expertise in enterprise development, commercialisation, innovation and technology transfer, along with comparable experience of working with SMMEs, public entities and corporate clients. 

Bonisiwe Dlamini-Makola

Bonisiwe Dlamini-Makola is a Senior Manager of Transformation & CSI at Multichoice.  

 Her work includes initiatives such as the Sports Trust, DStv Diski Challenge, DStv Netball Challenge, and Let’s Play. Additionally, she leads the Multichoice Talent Factory.  

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rhulani Mokwena during the DStv Premiership 2022/23 match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Maritzburg United at the Loftus Stadium, Pretoria on the 16 May 2023 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix
Rulani Mlungisi Mokwena

Rulani Mokwena is the Head Coach of the DSTV Premiership League champions, Mamelodi Sundowns.  

 He is the youngest Coach to win the DSTV Premiership and was awarded DSTV Premiership Coach of the Year for the 2022/23 season. 


Dr Busisiwe Tshabalalala

Group Executive: Human Resources
African Rainbow Minerals (ARM)

Busisiwe (Busi)  Tshabalalae is the Group Executive: Human Resources for African Rainbow Minerals (ARM), a position she has held since July 2014, after being promoted from the position of Executive: Human Resources since December 2011 and Human Resources Manager: Corporate since July 2006.

Motsepe FoundationPresents

The Golden Circle
The Entrepreneur’s Pitch

Present the WHY, WHAT and HOW
of your business to a panel of elite
business leaders

Heavyweight judges, including Dr Patrice Motsepe, will
provide expert guidance on the business expansion plans
of three selected entrepreneurs. In an inter-generational
exchange of insight, the Golden Circle is an exclusive
perspective of how entrepreneurs seed an idea
into prosperity.

Social Impact

Exposing graduates to available skills development opportunities.

For partner companies to make available job opportunities the participants can sign up, where available

Expose entrepreneurs to available Enterprise Development opportunities as well as access to mentorship and training

Our Expo Partners

A word from our partners who exhibited and
shared information and opportunities