Keynote Speakers

Didintle Ntsie

Empathy-Building Matriarch

Didintle Ntsie is a fierce supporter of creativity and creatives; she does this through the creation of physical spaces and platforms as well as through offering pro-bono consultancy services to emerging artists. She has worn various hats in her 10 years of work experience including event coordinator, sales manager, blogger, traveller, mc & host, project manager, curator, public speaker, placemaker, disrupter, activist, facilitator, artist and coach. She has now found a happy place as an independent consultant working mainly within the arts, culture and heritage sector.

Alexandrina Hemsley

Independent Choreographer
Alexandrina Hemsley is an independent choreographer, dancer and writer who produces her own work. She makes work that aims to reclaim her identity as a mixed-race woman and tries to engage with the various cultural frameworks that mark, violate and subjugate her body on her own terms. Often she fails and falls into stunned silences. Her artistic practice is a way to undo this and an embodied way to react.
Her practice is a collaborative one which she sees as a way of keeping knowing active and open. Alexandrina is one part of duo Project O with Jamila Johnson-Small. She also works with choreographers Helena Webb and Rosie Heafford on Dad Dancing. Alexandrina has also collaborated with artist Katarzyna Perlak on Bounty Bars and Oreo Cookies. As a performer, she has worked with a range of artists. Her writing practice finds its home on Feminist Shakedown.


Hlonipha Mokoena

Associate Professor at WISER

Danai Mupotsa

Academic & Writer

Narissa Ramdhani

CEO of the Ifa Lethu Foundation

Tzvi karp

Fashion Sculptor

Aaron Kohn

Director of MOAD

Creatives in Conversation

Roger Ballen

Artist/Photographer Internationally renowned artist  Download Bio

Paul Ballen

Founder of Pauls Homemade Ice-cream

Mariapaola McGurk

Managing Director of The Coloured Cube Download Bio

Trevor McGurk

Technical Director of The Coloured Cube Download Bio

Atang Tshikare

Founder of Zabalazaa Designs Download Bio

Shaka Sisulu

Entrepreneur in media and technology sectors

Julie Tailor

Founder of Guns & Rain Download Bio


Mary Corrigall

Independent art commentator, consultant and curator Download Bio

David April

Creative Entrepreneurial Officer (CEO) of David April Download Bio

Uno de Waal

Founder of Between 10and5


Tiyani Nghonyama: COO/ Developer

Nthato Malope

Co-Founder of The Opportune Time


Marc Nicolson & Lyall Sprong: Designer-maker consultancy


Winslow Schalkwyk: Marketing Manager Download Bio

Andrew the DJ

Owner of Kitchener’s Carvery Bar

Robyn Cook

Lecturer at Faculty of Art Design and Architecture (FADA) Download Bio


Yusrah Bardien: Communications and Marketing Manager Download Bio

Mushambi Mutuma

Co- Founder of Opportune Time

Content Committee

Rosemary Mangope

CEO, National Arts Council, South Africa Download Bio

Caroline Smart

Editor of artSMart Download Bio

Jayseperi Moopen

Executive Director at Tribhang Dance Theatre  Download Bio

Ben Myres

Game designer Download Bio

Layla Leiman

Editor-in-chief at Between 10&5  Download Bio

Anthea Poulos

Youth culture specialist: Download Bio