PROGRAM & COURSE HOSTS

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Marketing Course

Catherine Makumsha

Catherine Makumsha is a marketing specialist with over 16 years of experience in marketing and brand marketing. As well as 6 years of experience in sales.

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Work-Readiness & Relationships

Stacey Fong

Stacey Fong is a Career Development Practitioner & Counselling Psychologist

She has experience working with students and the youth during her time at UJ.

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Programming Our Connected World Course

Allan Rankin

Allan Rankin is the founder and Managing Director of Target3D, a new emerging technology company focusing on 3D technologies.

He built the Target3d team to offer cutting edge solutions from a range of manufacturers who collaborate across numerous industries, including the automotive, serious gaming and creative sectors.

Self-Mastery Course

Vikela Rankin

With senior executive-level experience in local and global blue-chip organisations and as a previous Chief Commercial Officer at Adcorp and Partner of Stanton Chase South Africa, I have been able to unite my experience working with industry game-changers with my passion for creating the future leaders of tomorrow. As the founder of the Value ed programme, we have been able to reach over 4,000 learners with the aim of inspiring them to make better choices to build a better tomorrow around their chosen path and leadership values.

I believe that human potential has great ability. When supported and encouraged, it can add great value to its organisation and community. The future is ours. 

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Networking Program

Alison Holmes

For the last 25 years, Alison Holmes has been learning the art of Networking, which has lead her to gain more sales, referrals and secure great speaking slots. Her passion lies in helping people overcome their fears of networking, win sales (without selling) and create opportunities.

Preparing for Higher Education & New Graduate Programs

Tracy Shigoli

Nine years experience in recruitment and onboarding, benefits and compensation administration, performance management, HRIS and LMS support, and a whole lot of learning.

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Navigating Your Job Search Program

Elise (Ronquest) McCabe

Elise (Ronquest) McCabe is the managing director of 'Career Management Consulting PTY (LTD)'.

She's a specialist in outplacement and career transitioning.

She is passionate about assisting job and work-seekers across all business and job levels by sharing knowledge, experience, guidance and providing them with the necessary tools.

She is experienced in knowing what businesses, entrepreneurs, and jobs are looking for. This will increase your chance of transitioning or finding a job.

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Valued Teens & Saturday Fun Programs

Minadia Mbali Thusi

I am Minadia Mbali Thusi and I have been a teen and have experienced a lot of the pros and cons that come with being a teenager. I am currently a Primary School Teachers at St. Peters School.

In my teenage years, I have encountered and witnessed social media disadvantages, bullying and peer pressure etc. I am equipped with understanding and empathy towards problems that teenagers face.

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Social Media & Personal Branding Course

Refilwe Digoamaje

Founder of Nawiri. Refilwe guides individuals through the process of living and working purposefully towards their vision of what success is.

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Business Finance Course

Varuna Ramalagan

Varuna Ramalagan CA(SA) is a highly experienced Finance Professional who's excited about creating a positive impact in entrepreneurs' lives. Her next career step is focused on leveraging her business financial expertise and ontological coaching knowledge, to support and empower entrepreneurs in SMEs with how to manage their money.

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Mental Health & Wellness Program

Siyabonga Ntshangase

Siyabonga Ntshangase is a Counselling Psychologist registered with the HPCSA. He currently works at UJ as a psychologist, providing counselling services to students and the broader population. A public speaker and mental health activist, Siyabonga has a keen interest in the provision of mental health services in post-apartheid South Africa.