Professor Thuli Madonsela is an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa and a lifelong activist on social justice, constitutionalism, human rights, good governance and the rule of law. Named one of TIME100’s influential people in 2014 and Forbes Africa Person of the Year in 2016, Prof Madonsela is one of the drafters of South Africa’s Constitution and co-architect of several laws that have sought to illumine South Africa’s democracy.
Dawn Nathan-Jones is a dynamic entrepreneur and accomplished businesswoman with a career spanning over 35 years. She is most popularly recognised for her role as the only female ‘ Shark’ on M-Net’s Shark Tank, where entrepreneurs convince five self-made millionaires – the ‘Sharks’ – to invest in their businesses. Dawn’s illustrious career started at the age of 21 when she joined Imperial Car Rental’s co-founders, Carol Scott and Maureen Jackson.
Joining our panel of judges this year is South African broadcasting veteran and 2020 Women of the Future MC, Doreen Morris. With her expansive and successful career in television production, Doreen offers a unique perspective as an experienced businesswoman and entrepreneur herself.
Doreen got her start as an on-air presenter for SABC 1 in the early 1980’s. Two years later, she was employed as Head of PR at the newly formed M-Net. She went on to form part of the founding Carte Blanche team and anchored Carte Blanche Africa for 7 years, which gave her unique insight into journalistic practices across Africa.
As a representative for Santam, Enid Lizamore offers insight into the world of transformation and what entrepreneurial support can look like across various industries. She believes female entrepreneurs will play a significant role in the future of South Africa’s economy. ‘I’m passionate about seeing women lead and drive change – and have thus made it my responsibility to try and pave a pathway of opportunities for them.’
Suzy Brokensha has been the editor of FAIRLADY for the past Fourteen years. Under her leadership, this iconic South African brand has grown and diversified while still retaining its authentic, original and passionately South African voice. Before starting her magazine career at Cosmopolitan magazine, Suzy lectured in Semiotics and Sociolinguistics at the AAA School of Advertising.
Makhosazana ‘Khosi’ Zwane-Siguqa is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor with over fifteen years’ experience in the media industry. Her expertise ranges from newspapers, newspapers, OTT services, and television. Prior to her joining True Love as Editor, she was Head of Content at Tencent Africa Services where she spearheaded the launch of the VOOV app at Tencent Africa Services – a livestreaming service; and VOOVTV, a first ever live integration of livestreaming content and television broadcasts