Life is a Jungle Gym, Not a Balancing Act: Masterclass (Johannesburg)

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Date: Saturday, 9 August 2014
The Michelangelo Hotel, Sandton (Map & Directions)
Speakers: View the speaker profiles here 
Programme Director: S'thandiwe Msomi - Kgoroge

Event Presentations

Life is a Jungle Gym, Not a Balancing Act by Dudu Msomi, CEO, Busara Leadership Partners

Issues covered:
• Does Work Life Balance exist? 
• How do you prioritise 
• Eliminating guilt and regret from your life

Protect Your Interests by Wyna Modisapodi

Issues covered: 
• Different types of company structures  
• The advantages and disadvantages of the various company structures
• Choosing the right company for you – single, unmarried couples or married people
• Implications of being an employee and entrepreneur at the same time

Engage Your Emotions by Desiree Chauke
Issues covered: 
• How emotions impact our feelings, attitudes and actions 
• How emotions determine how we interact with our environment 
• How to be self-aware and to take ownership of your responses to your emotions 
• The significance and implications of people remembering how you made them feel
Increase Your Visibility in a Positive Way by Tembisa Marele
Issues covered: 
• Learn how to prepare for print and broadcast interviews and how to get your message across 
• Use interviews to improve your brand 
• Understand the media and its agenda 
• Do’s and Don’ts when dealing with the media


Speaker Profiles

Dudu Msomi

CEO, Busara Leadership Partners

dudumsomiDudu Msomi is founder and Chief Executive of Busara Leadership Partners, a strategic advisory service and consulting company. The talent is distinctive in their trans-disciplinary and multi-sectoral experience, thinking and approaches for competitive and comparative advantage by providing expertise and capabilities that are innovative, creative, contextually relevant, personalised and tailor-made. Msomi heads up the division, Busara Integrated, which develops leaders to grow investments and their organisations in a sustainable manner by making decisions that ensure positive long-term benefits for the organisation and their communities. Services include governance and leadership advisory services, inducting and ongoing training of board members, conducting annual board appraisals, designing and conducting service audits (for Internal and External Auditors, Company Secretarial and Risk Management functions amongst others) and developing and conducting thought leadership surveys and reports.

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Tembisa Marele

Head, Busara Public

Tembisa MareleTembisa Marele is a Senior Journalist and presenter. She presents Interface on SABC 3. Tembisa has experience in print, radio, and television broadcasting. She has won several media awards, including the MTN rising star award at the Media Woman of the Year Awards in 2005. After leaving university, Marele worked at the local newspapers before pursuing a postgraduate diploma with the National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa (Nemisa). She then worked as an intern with SAfm before she was offered a permanent position as a production assistant on Tim Modise’s show. From there she became a researcher and before long a presenter on Jozi Live and a gospel music programme.

Tembisa has a BA Hons Media Culture and Communication (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University) and an MBA from the Milpark Business School.

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Wyna Modisapodi

Wyna Modisapodi

Wyna Modisapodi is an admitted attorney with 12 years of experience as a corporate in-house legal counsel in financial services, advising inter alia on Pension Law; Banking Law; Insurance law and Tax Law. After completing articles with Deneys Reitz (now called Norton Rose Fulbright), Wyna joined Liberty Life where she spent seven years in various legal positions and ended up heading the legal specialists’ team.

Modisapodi moved to South African Revenue Service for two years, as a Group Manager in the Advance Tax Rulings, which entailed issuing binding rulings between Commissioner and taxpayer on proposed transaction. Currently she is a principal legal counsel with Barclays Africa advising the Financial Director cluster, namely, Group Tax, Treasury, Secretariat, Finance and Investor Relations.

Her recent career highlights include:

  • lead legal advisor on the Barclays Africa group wide Companies Act project ,which involved ensuring that all South African Barclays legal entities comply with the new Companies Act.
  • providing legal advice on the acquisition by Absa Group of the Barclays Africa operations.

Wyna Modisapodi was also previously a trustee of the Liberty Life Pension Fund and is currently a director of SHAN Investment (a wholly black owned investment company). Her qualifications are B.Proc, LLB, LLM from University of Natal (Durban); H.DIP TAX, H.DIP INTERNATIONAL TAX, HIGHER DIPLOMA IN FINANCIAL PLANNING (CFP) 

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 Map & Directions

The Michelangelo Hotel, 135 West Street, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton. Tel: 011 282 7000


Directions from OR Tambo International Airport

From OR Tambo International Airport, take the R24 towards Johannesburg. At the Gillooly's Interchange, take the N3 to Pretoria / Bryanston (Eastern Bypass). Take the Marlboro turn off and turn left. Continue to the end of Marlboro Drive until you reach a T-junction.

Turn left into Katherine Drive. Drive under the bridge. Travel through about 2 traffic intersections and turn right into West Street. Turn left into the Michelangelo Hotel entrance.

Directions from Pretoria

From Pretoria, take the M1 towards Johannesburg. Pass the turn offs towards Germiston / Durban (N3) and Roodepoort / Bloemfontein (N1). Take the Grayston Drive off ramp and turn right. Drive over the M1 S Highway. Continue over the bridge until you reach Rivonia Road.

Turn left into Rivonia Road and pass the Village Walk Shopping Centre. Pass Sandton Cargo Motors and turn right into West Street. Continue and turn left into the Michelangelo Hotel entrance. 

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Dudu Msomi

CEO: Busara Leadership Partners
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377 Rivonia Boulevard
Rivonia, 2128

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