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.

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.”

Current students and alumni [former students] access theses lectures for free. If you are not a current or former student yet, you can access these sessions at R100 per session.  

If you would like to attend the sessions, please rsvp by sending an email to: roche@loracentre.com

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

Ms. Faith Katsaura [Zim] – Saturday, 17 February 2018

Founder: Zuva Printers

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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

Mr. Jabu Stone [SA] – Saturday, 10 March 2018

Founder: Jabu Stone Natural Hair

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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

Ms. Leah Molatseli [SA] – Saturday, 17 March 2018

Founder: Lenoma Legal

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Leah is an attorney turned Founder and MD of Lenoma Legal, a legal consulting firm which specializes in commercial and labour issues for small to medium sized businesses in South Africa, based in Bloemfontein South Africa.

Before that she practiced law for a number of years, sat on numerous business chamber boards.

She frequently publishes articles on different platforms. She is also a contributory writer for News24 Voices. It is her passion for entrepreneurship and female empowerment that moved her to start Lenoma Legal.

Twitter: @leahmolatseli

Mr. Lebona Moleli [SA] – Saturday, 21 April 2018

Founder: The Marketing Kraal

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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

Ms. Marang Marekimane [SA] – Saturday, 19 May 2018

Founder: Business Process Mechanics

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Marang Marekimane is the founder of Business Process Mechanics, assisting entrepreneurs to review their business models and automate business processes to build sustainable businesses.

After 11 years as a Project Management Consultant, and now working with entrepreneurs to improve business operations, Marang believes that success relies on a person’s tolerance for change. As a result, she is focused on providing entrepreneurs with the resources they need to adopt the change.

Marang is often invited by corporates such as Standard Bank and South African Breweries (SAB) to facilitate masterclasses as part of their enterprise and supplier development programs. As a public speaker, Marang is often invited to give practical tips to entrepreneurs and share insights on accessing markets and improving the entrepreneurship eco-system – including a TEDx talk motivating why we should buy “Made in Africa”.

Twitter: @ProcessMechanic

Venue:

The lectures will be held in Midrand, Johannesburg:

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

Current students and alumni [former students] access theses lectures for free. If you are not a current or former student, you can access these sessions at R100 per session.  

If you would like to attend the sessions, please rsvp by sending an email to: roche@loracentre.com