LORA 2018 Guest Lecture Series

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LORA strives to bring thought-leaders, men and women who are pathfinders, entrepreneurs who have affected the very fibre of our thought process, who influence our set of beliefs, and engage our mindsets in elements of value.

You can raise the bar or you can wait for others to raise it, but it’s getting raised, regardless.

LORA Lecture Series has brought highly successful business leaders from a variety of industries to campus to share their experiences and give advice to our entrepreneurs on topics ranging from “building a venture around intellectual capital” to “successful entrepreneurship in large organisations” and “socially responsible leadership.”

The lecture series is open to the public at a cost of R100 per session. Book in advance, space is very limited.

The previous LORA guest lecturers includes:

  • Mr. Lere Mgayiya – Founder: Lere’s Shoe Shine Experience
  • Mr. Carlo Murison – Founder: Two Tone Global
  • Ms. Thando Baloyi – Founder: Lady T Protection Services
  • Ms. Farah Fortune – Founder: African Star Communication
  • Mr. Miles Kubheka – Founder: Vuyos Restaurant
  • Mr. Alistair Mokoena – CEO: Ogilvy and Mather South Africa
  • Mr. Frank Magwegwe – Founder: Frankly Speaking Group
  • Ms. Zandile Nzalo – Founder: Zanenza Communication
  • Mr. Mandla Mvelase – Founder: Gap Leadership Institute

We are excited to announce the LORA guest lecturers for 2018:

1. Mr. Jabu Stone [SA]

Founder: Jabu Stone Natural Hair


Jabu Stone grew up in Daveyton on the East Rand, but nurtured and retained strong cultural ties with the elders of his father’s village in rural Kwa-Zulu Natal.

His interest and love of the African hair care industry originates from his time helping out in his sister’s salon during the 1980s.

And so Jabu Stone created the brand name, products and salon network, with the company committed to protecting the physical integrity of African hair, while safeguarding African identity and highlighting its rich heritage.

Jabu Stone hold a Bsc in Engineering from University of Cape Town.

Twitter: @JabuStone1

2. Ms. Faith Katsaura [Zim]

Founder: Zuva Printers


For Faith Katsaura, business has become her way of life. Each day starts with the challenge of how to sustain her two enterprises or how to make them better.

Winner of the Women in Enterprise Awards in the SME category in 2013, Katsaura-Mawande is the founder and owner of Zuva Printers, a printing company in Zimbabwe. She also co-founded Paddock Gears, an engineering company.

Zuva Printers is a company that aims to provide innovative printing and packaging solutions to the Zimbabwean market.

Faith holds a Diploma in Marketing Management and Bachelor of Business Administration from Institute of Marketing Management and MBA degree from Regenesys Business School.

Twitter: @faithkats

3. Mr. Lebona Moleli [SA]

Founder: The Marketing Kraal


Rre Lebona Moleli founded both The Marketing Kraal and Lesaka Marketing Consulting in 2007. The Marketing Kraal is an Outdoor advertising and media company based in Johannesburg.

Lesaka Marketing is a Marketing Consulting Agency that focuses in the SMME market and provides consulting and mentoring services in the field of marketing strategy.

Lebona has more than 15 years experience in manufacturing, operations and marketing gained at SA Breweries , Coca-Cola,South African Airways and Uthingo Management.

Rre Lebona holds a Bsc in Chemistry from University of Lesotho, Msc from Clark Atlanta University and MBA from Wits University.

Twitter: @LebonaMoleli

4. Dr Nthabiseng Legoete [SA]

Founder: Quali Health


Dr Nthabiseng Legoete’s unique, primary healthcare model aimed at under-serviced areas is helping to reduce medical bills and to cut down on queues.

Nthabiseng’s self-funded Dieplsloot-based Quali Health is already attracting the attentions of local and foreign investors interested in taking the service countrywide.

Nthabiseng’s Quail Health has clinics in Diepsloot, Tembisa, Alexandra and Braamfischer and offering affordable and accessible quality medical health care to thousands of people who couldn’t afford them before.

Dr Nthabiseng holds a MBCHB degree from University of Pretoria and MBA from GIBS

Twitter: @nthabileg

More Guest Lecturers:

We will announce more guest lecturers and dates as they are finalized. If you are interested in knowing the final dates of the guest lecture series, send your email address to: roche@loracentre.com


The lectures will be held in Midrand, Johannesburg:

Midrand [3 Tybalt Place, Waterfall Office Park, Bekker Road, Vorna Valley, Midrand.

To register as a LORA Student and get 50% Scholarship:

LORA is currently giving scholarships for the 6 months New Venture Creation certificate. Closing date for scholarships is Friday, 15 December 2017.

For more information click on the following link: LORA Centre Peter Mamabolo Scholarships available to 16 entrepreneurs: APPLY NOW.

What is LORA?

More information on LORA click on the following link: LORA Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

LORA classes commence on Saturday, 20 January 2018. REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN. To Apply send an email to: roche@loracentre.com

Will I be accepted into LORA?

LORA students are people of all ages, from all backgrounds, who share a desire to make work that matters and who have shown a willingness to contribute important work.

We believe that every person we admit to the program will somehow raise the average, producing a community that will provoke, amplify and reward excellent work.

People who have demonstrated that they have the ability and desire to change are the ones most likely to take the leap and apply.

If you are the kind of person that cares enough to read this long article, you are probably the kind of person who will be part of LORA.

We, at LORA, are focused on helping you see new opportunities, making better decisions and leveling up in all the areas that matter to you.

If this sounds like it might be part of the change you’d like to see in your life and career, we hope you’ll apply.


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