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 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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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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