Dr Pradish Rampersadh joined the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions as its Chief Executive Officer on the 1st January 2016. SACNASP is the legislated regulatory body for natural science practitioners in South Africa. The natural sciences encompass a wide range of scientific fields covering all of the basic sciences and many of their applied derivatives. The key role of SACNASP is as a registration body for natural scientists and in so doing, provide protection to the public and the profession. As the CEO he is responsible for the operations and management of SACNASP and its activities. He brings with him a wealth of experience due to his diverse exposure to teaching, scientific research and management. Prior to joining SACNASP he was the Content Adviser to the Portfolio Committee on Energy in the National Assembly at the Parliament of South Africa. In this role he advised the Portfolio Committee on aspects related to its oversight role of the Department and entities involved in the Energy space in South Africa. The majority of his experience was however gained in the nuclear industry, ranging from research to regulatory management. Dr Rampersadh obtained his PhD in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Witwatersrand, and completed the Management Advancement Programme at the Wits Business School and the Technology Leadership Programme through Tshwane University of Technology. He currently represents SACNASP on various national platforms including voluntary associations.
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Thabang Mashigo is a Global Speaker, Think Tank and Business Strategist. She is the CEO of Altitude Connection, a company specialiing in Project management, Content Development, strategic consulting and Transformational Talks.
Thabang is also the co-Founder of Maat Africa Solar group, a company in the production of Solar and Renewable energy equipment. She also sits as a director on AgriCom Africa; an enterprise in Agricultural Technology.
She is a Speech writer to selected Ministers and Parliamentarians in the South African government.
Thabang obtained a Bachelor of Arts in [Political science and International Relations] from University of Witswatersrand.
She further completed a BA Honours [International Relations] specializing in Diplomacy and Negotiations as well as the Global political economy in the African context. She has a dual Masters in Project Management and Public policy.
Ms Mashigo has represented Africa on various International platforms:
The British Debate league in London
Common-Wealth Women in Business, South Africa
The Paris Open in France
The Berlin IV in Germany
One World Summit 2015 in Bangkok
SMME in the Middle East- Dubai
Women in Business Summit, Bulawayo, Zimbabawe
9th BRICS Summit, Xiamen, China
Youth Innovation Dialogue, Malaysia
Key note address on prestigious platforms:
Tomorrow’s Leaders Convention 2017
National SMME Roadshow hosted by Cape media
Internet and Marketing Summit 2016/ 2017
African Broadcasting Expo with SABC and Capricorn FM
Commonwealth Women in Business Summit, City of Joburg municipality
Mamelodi Sundown’s Soccer club Personal Development workshop
United Nations- Africa’s 2030 Agenda- Moot Debate, University of PTA
Mineworkers Provident Fund
Mining Qualification Authority
Liberty Life Corporation
MediaCom, 3rd largest global Media
ANC National and Provincial Government
Cape Media Corporation
Mountain Top Production and SABC Foundation
Inspire Talk AAwarded as one of Top 10 Public Speakers in SA by the City of Western Cape
ward – Best Female Speaker category
2018 Literary Award- Best Female Content Developer [Bothlale Literary Award]
Elected as part of the BRICS presidential Delegation, 9th Summit in China, Xiamen.
Content advisor for the World Trade Organizations [Geneva] to the DTI and Presidency for Brussels [Belgium meeting and Summit in Argentina 2017]
Recommended as one of the Top Thinkers in Africa by; the Chairperson of the Zambian Energy sector, Dr Johnstone Chikwanda, the Malawian Consulate and the South African Presidency
Leadership magazine June and March 2017
Sifun’kwazi [2 of the best rated shows]
Late Mate with Nimrod Nkosi
SHIFT –sabc 1
SAFM, bi-monthly interviews with Ashraff Garda
Kaya Fm with Bridget Masinga
One Day Leader season 6, Resident Mentor and judge
Enquiries and Bookings:
M: 073 705 3487
T: 011 982 1520
Facebook: Thabang Mashigo
Leon is a development entrepreneur, with a passion for human-oriented commercial development that creates economic platforms where people and nature can flourish. He is the Founder and Executive Director of Talmar (Pty) Ltd, which he formed as an expression of his vision to facilitate global socio-economic and environmental regeneration through economic development. Through Talmar, Leon has served various international clients and investors characterised by highly complex business development and stakeholder engagement processes and requirements. He has taken the lead in bottom-based business development projects aimed at the restoration of over 240 thousand hectares of primary water catchments, and developed multiple large scale agri-concepts in South Africa. Leon also led the development of a national green economy strategy for a prominent international client.
Prior to Talmar, Leon gained experience in business as an early member of Monster Media SA, an endeavour strategically pursued as a learning curve in business and entrepreneurship. Leon’s entrepreneurial abilities were refined during this time when he built a strong client base in a foreign industry, ensuring a prosperous future for the company.
His primary industry experience was accrued in the years that he worked for the Department of Economic Development within the South African government. During his time in the public sector, Leon assumed responsibility for large-scale rural economic development within the rural triangle of the Cape Winelands district. In that capacity, he developed several projects aimed at upscaling the socio-economic potential of communities through landscape-based business development. These projects focused on the core needs and opportunities of each target area, i.e. infrastructure, agriculture and tourism.
Leon has an academic background in Management Studies, Finance and Sustainable Development at the University of Stellenbosch and the Gordon Institute of Business Science.
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