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Networking Breakfast Friday 7th April 2017 SPEAKER ” Rhoda Kadalie TOPIC ” Where have we gone wrong & how can we go right?”

Rhoda Kadalie was a Human Rights Commissioner for three years, appointed by President Mandela, where she conducted investigations into human rights violations in prisons, poverty conditions of farm workers, and children’s places of safety. Many of her investigations received wide media coverage and brought to the attention of government violations occurring within the state.

Prior to that she was an academic, teaching social anthropology and women’s studies, and founder of the Gender Equity Unit at UWC. She was also Amy Biehl’s Professor and became her close confidante and friend. Rhoda has travelled extensively internationally, presenting lectures and papers on human rights and gender politics in South Africa.

She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Liberal Arts from the University of Uppsala, Sweden, an Honorary Doctorate from her alma mater, UWC; and a Doctor of Philosophy Honoris Causa from University of Stellenbosch. Rhoda has served on UCT’s Council for about nine years and on University of Stellenbosch’s Council for two years. She received a Human Rights Award in Toronto Canada and the Rapport/City Press Prestige Award for column writing.

Rhoda has been featured in numerous magazines, newspaper articles and many books and has written many articles and chapters in books about gender politics, liberalism, foreign policy, reproductive rights, and some biographical essays. Her book, In Your Face: Passionate Conversations about People and Politics, was published in 2009. Her second e-booklet, The Politics of Pregnancy, also published in collaboration with her daughter, Julia Bertelsmann, is part of a series called, Kort en Kragtig, To the Point, 2012. Rhoda has been a guest columnist for the Business Day and Die Burger for many years. Currently she writes for The Citizen and Beeld and her column is syndicated to all Afrikaans newspapers.  Rhoda is currently Executive Director of the Impumelelo Social Innovations Centre.

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Business Networking Breakfast: Thursday, 10 December 2015: SPEAKER: Pieter-Dirk Uys; TOPIC: No One’s Died Laughing

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Pieter-Dirk Uys has been in the theatre since the mid-1960s and has written and  performed 20 plays and over 30 revues and one-man shows throughout SA and  overseas.  He writes, directs, acts, produces, makes dresses and wears them!  Having  survived the mediocrity of apartheid kultuur, it is his therapy and joy to expose the  bones of that dinosaur for the entertainment of democratic audiences.

He has been unemployed since 1975 and has been working ever since (www.pdu.co.za)  and celebrated his 70th birthday recently and has plans for the future.

 

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And keeping in the joyful spirit – do not forget that we have TWO amazing raffles which will be on sale.

For only R200 stand the chance to win 2 Delta Air Lines Business Class return tickets (SA, UK or Europe to USA or vice versa) ( T&C’s apply) Or 2 nights stay for 2 at a Red Carnation Hotel in SA.  Email michelle@amybiehl.co.za for more information.

For R100 you could win one of the following fantastic items up for grabs.  Here is the full Amy Biehl Foundation raffle list

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Business Networking Breakfast Friday 18 September 2015 SPEAKER : Alan Knott-Craig (Jnr) Founder of World of Avatar TOPIC : “Rise, Fall & Rebirth”

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Alan Knott-Craig (Jnr) is the Founder of World of Avatar, an investment house for mobile apps for Africa. Between 2003 and 2013 he co-founded and/or funded 17 companies in the TMT sector in Africa, including Cellfind, one of Africa’s first location-based services providers, Lucky Mobile, iFind34600, COLV, World of Avatar, Toodu, FSMS, AKC Mid ResTriloq, 6th Line, Daily Maverick, ARC Telecoms, Pondering Panda, MorMor Media, and Boom.fm. He also served as CEO of Mxit, Africa’s biggest social network . Prior to this he served as CEO of iBurst, building one of South Africa’s largest wireless broadband networks. Alan is a Chartered Accountant and was formerly the Founder and CEO of Cellfind. He is a Non-Executive Director of  Broadlink, Executive Director of Wireless Business Solutions Holdings, Non-Executive Director of Mxit Lifestyle. Previous Chairman of Lucky Mobile and Cyber Listing Services. He is now the Founder & CEO of Project Isizwe, contracting with Government and managing the deployment of the largest public Free WiFi network in South Africa.

He is famous for an email that went viral many years ago and in April 2008 he published “Don’t Panic”, a best-selling book aimed at persuading South Africans to stay in the country. In 2009 he was named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

In 2012, co-authored Mobinomics, the story of Mxit, the biggest social network to come from Africa.

In 2014 he published “Really, Don’t’ Panic” and “Moenie Stres Nie”, a follow up to the 2008 edition of Don’t Panic, followed by “So you want to be  Hero’.

 

Business Networking Breakfast Friday 5 December TOPIC: ” If it is to be, it is up to me” SPEAKER: Barry Blomkamp

Barry Blomkamp is one of SA's top speakers and entertainers. From being a successful business man, an entrepreneur, a sportsman, a Motor Racer, and a family man all in his sighted life… To a dramatic accident in his Lotus Sports Car which very nearly killed him!

Barry qualified with distinctions as a Grade A Auto Technician in 1978 and soon realised his deep ambition of owning his own Service Station and racing a Lotus sports car. In December 1988 Barry was severely injured in a horrendous motor crash. He says he was fortunate to only lose his eye-sight. After recovering from the crash he studied Information Technology and qualified as a Computer Consultant and specialised in computers adapted for the needs of differently- abled people.

In the 90s, Barry co-founded and was Chairman of ‘Computing for Disabled Persons Special Interest Group’ which, under his Chairmanship, was honoured with the Computer Society’s “Special Interest Group of the Year” award. He has also organised and run a number of very successful conferences dealing with disability issues. Parallel to all this, Barry ran his own Public Relations and Fund Raising consultancy, quadrupling the number of guide dogs in Cape Town and Raised almost a million Rand.

Barry served on the committee of the Lighthouse Association for the Blind for 14 years, serving a term as Vice-Chairman. In 1994 he was awarded the ‘Yvonne Archer Memorial Shield’ for conquering blindness. Barry also managed this organisation for 18 months, creating and developing new business systems and up grading the levels of public awareness. Apart from his successful Turbo Talk Training public speaking business, Barry also contracts himself out as a Sales Consultant – Specialising in the sale of high-end phone systems.

Barry has been interviewed by over 10 radio stations and just some of his Clients include Afrox; Auto & General; British American Tobacco; Charter Life; City of Cape Town; Deloitte & Touche; Eskom; Indwe Risk; Institute of Credit Managers; Iscor; Maersk Shipping; Momentum Health; Murray and Roberts; Mutual & Federal; Old Mutual; Pam Golding Property; Retail Motor Industry; Safmarine; Sea Harvest; Sovereign Health; Tiger Wheel & Tyre and Vodacom.

To this day he is still very involved in the W.P. Motor Club where Barry is Deputy Chief commentator. For his perseverance and determination, he was honoured with a merit award, as well as the prestigious “Clubman of the Year” trophy and in 2004 Barry’s contribution to the W.P. Motor Club was recognised by conferring him with Honours.

This is a 6 legged, 2 eyed package which will be spoken about, long after the breakfast. Don’t miss this remarkable man and his guide dog.

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Dear Friends

Don’t miss an opportunity in this amazing raffle, which will run until end February, at R 100 per ticket and is:

An 'Uber SA Luxury Getaway' package which INCLUDES ;

2 Night stay for 2 persons B/B in a 1-Bed Suite at Taj Cape Town, includes airport/train  limo pickup if required, plus personal Guided City Walking Tour.

World renowned Blue Train experience from either Cape Town to Pretoria or reverse (all inclusive 36 hr Luxury Trip x 2 persons sharing)

1 Night stay for 2 persons B/B at the Luxury Saxon Hotel in Sandton combined with a

1 Night stay (all inclusive for 2 persons) at Zulu Camp (sister property to Saxon at Shambala Game Reserve in the Waterberg)

Combined value trip of over R70,000.

Contact Michelle@amybiehl.co.za for more information or call 021 447 1690

REMINDER : Business Networking Breakfast THIS Thursday 11 April TOPIC: “The Strengths Revolution” SPEAKER : Dr. Michael Mol. Please see attached list of attendees.

  

Michael Mol is a medical doctor, an executive television producer, presenter, international speaker, business consultant, company director and most notably – a husband and father of three.

He started his multi-faceted career as a medical doctor with interests in Emergency medicine and HIV management.

Fifteen years ago, whilst continuing in the medical fraternity, he carried his charisma from the casualty room over to the small screen and anchored Top Billing, South Africa’s longest running prime time television magazine program for more than a decade. He has spoken to the stars, travelled the world and shared his experiences in a personal and endearing way with a captive audience, scooping up along the way numerous critically acclaimed media awards – from scriptwriting to presenting, the most recent of which is a People’s Award for the Best TV Presenter, and the Best of Joburg’s Award for most popular TV personality (twice). A former Mr. South Africa, he is also a Red Cross Children’s Champion and a patron of SA Cares for Life and Living Hope.

Michael's passion for understanding the world around him led him to make a subtle shift in emphasis by co-founding the futurist consultancy TomorrowToday.  A shift that allowed him to devote more time to working with individuals and organizations, helping them to understand the way the world works, trends that will affect us in the future, and what to do today to be ready for them.  In particular, Michael has a passion for helping people find true significance and a holistic, balanced approach to the world they live in.  This combines his medical training, his life experiences and his business skills in a truly unique blend that sets him aside from the average motivational or inspirational communicator. He has spoken to leading companies around the world, has been nominated by South Africa’s foremost CEO’s as one of the country’s top business speakers, and was awarded a Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Speakers Association of South Africa in April 2011.

In October 2006, Michael was appointed as CEO of the Sportron International group of companies, a group focused on providing and promoting health and wellness, through ongoing education and the provision of a new generation of nutritional supplements (FoodState) that are as yet unsurpassed the world over.

In October 2010 he signed up for a new challenge – 40 hours of LIVE television a month, as anchor presenter for SABC’s latest morning show, Expresso. Then as Executive Producer and presenter he melded his passion for medicine and media into a new TV series called “Hello Doctor” which launched in April 2011 with a vision to educate, entertain and inspire South Africans to live their best life, by being the healthiest they can be. The show was renamed as “The Dr Mol Show” in April 2012 and currently has an average viewership of well over a million people.

He’s a writer and speaker that suffers from an incurable addiction … an insatiable thirst for adrenalin! From sky-diving out of a hot-air balloon, to running the bulls in Pamplona, to scuba diving under an frozen lake, to wing walking on a bi-plane, to surfing the great Zambezi white waters on a body board and bungi jumping off the highest bridge in the world backwards … there’s nothing that he would shrink back from – yet!

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REMINDER: Business Networking Breakfast Thursday 14 March 2013 TOPIC “The Best Advice I Ever Got” SPEAKER : Siya Mapoko Please see attached list of attendees

  

 Siya Mapoko is the author of " The Best Advice I Got" and "Conversations with JSE AltX entrepreneurs". He is a businessman, entrepreneur, an international speaker, seminar leader, executive speech-advisor, scientific and business researcher. Siya has researched such diverse fields as chemistry, biochemistry, MRI drug research (contrast agents), investment analysis, equity trading, and entrepreneurship.

Siya graduated from UCT with a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and thereafter spent time researching his MSc thesis at GlazoSmithKline in England, focusing on contrast agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). He joined Investec Assett Management as an Equities Trader and was also a financial markets reporter on SAfm.

Siya has spoken to thousands of people from various parts of the world and has been invited as a guest lecturer at universities and business schools in South Africa and Europe. He has been nominated for a number of business and entrepreneurship awards and in December 2010 he was honoured by The Striding Man Society, an initiative of The House of Johnnie Walker: he was named one of 30 South African Striders and featured in their book titled "Celebrating Strides".

 

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REMINDER : Business Networking Breakfast Friday 25 January 2013 SPEAKER : Braam Malherbe of Great Wall of China & Antarctica Expeditions TOPIC “Going the Extra Mile” Please see attached list of attendees.

                                           

Braam is an extreme adventurer, conservationist, youth developer, motivational speaker, TV Presenter and author of the best seller The Great Run.  He has an infectious energy, that is fed by his life-long passion to protect the environment and has inspired countless others to do the same!. In 2006 and again in 2008, against our countrys top medical and sport experts advice, Braam Malherbe and David Grier achieved two world first’s by running the entire length of the Great Wall of China, a distance of 4218kms, at a pace of a marathon a day for 98 days, as well as the entire coastline of South Africa, a distance of over 3200kms. Both expeditions raised in excess of R2.5 million for Operation Smile, an international charity. Braam believes that ‘desperate times call for desperate measures,’ and so, at the age of 54, completed a 768km unassisted ski-race to the South Pole with Peter van Kets in January 2012. Although only skiing for the first time 8 weeks before departing for Antarctica, they still finished in 3rd place. Besides representing South Africa in the Scott / Amundsen Centenary race, Braam featured in a  90 minute documentary highlighting the human impact on this most remote of places, and the rest of the planet in the last 100 years.

Braam presents on SABC2’s 50/50, was voted the Men’s Health 2010 Unsung Hero, named the Woolworths “My Planet” Ambassador and received the prestigious SABC3 Enviropaedia Eco Logic Award for 2012!

He continues to challenge all of us, to DO ONE THING to make a positive difference for our planet and to have something to leave our children to smile about!

 

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