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Monday, 2 May 2016

From Intern To Top Broadcaster: Siki Mgabedeli

Siki Mgabadeli started her career as an intern at Summit TV (now Business Day TV) in 2001 where she ended up presenting African Business Tonight and becoming deputy news editor.

Despite facing prejudices in the workplace, Siki has been in roles such as Business Editor at Power FM, host of eNCA’s TV show The Big Debate, anchor of Morning Talk and Market Update on SAfm and  executive economics editor at SABC and she was former senior business news anchor at CNBC Africa.

Siki has a Bachelor of Journalism (hons) from Rhodes University, studying there from 1997-2000.

She’s also a highly sought-after moderator and facilitator at various international conferences. She’s written a column for the Sunday Independent and has won a variety of awards for her journalism including the Telkom ICT Journalist of the Year award (TV News Category) and the Sanlam Financial Journalist of the Year award.

She also hosted a 90-minute live television debate at the WEF on Africa, under the theme Investing in Africa: From Opportunity to Reality.

Here are some thoughts from her on success and life: 

“You need a strong sense of self – without that, you will doubt yourself and your potential.”
"Working at the SABC taught me to work hard to stand out in an organisation full of people all trying to make a name for themselves."
“You’re smarter and stronger than you think. Ignore the noise and just put in the hard work. And don’t take no for an answer.”
"Standing up for what is right will always be fashionable."
"Be adaptable and dynamic in your career and give back."
“I believe that reading is a fundamental pillar of education. Reading books influences choices and enhances critical and creative thinking. I started reading from a very young age and still enjoy it today.”

Follow Siki on Twitter: @sikimgabadeli

Source of Quotes: The Media magazine.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

5 Quotes To Inspire You

Whether you’ve just had another setback chasing your dreams, been rejected by someone you care about, faced tragedy, or you’re just feeling drained from the ups and downs of this journey we call life, remember that things can turn around in an instant. All you have to do is keep moving forward, even when it feels like it would be easier to just lay down and give up.

No matter what you’re going through in life, here are some encouraging quotes that will give you a little boost to try again:

5 Quotes To Inspire You

“If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you.You may have a fresh start any moment you choose,for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.“– Mary Pickford

“Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent.” –Sophia Loren

“Follow your passion, stay true to yourself, never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path then by all means you should follow that.” – Ellen Degeneres

“Now go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make good art.” – Neil Gaiman

“Press on – nothing can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent.”– Calvin Coolidge

Monday, 4 January 2016

From Intern To Public Protector: Thuli Madonsela

Thulisile "Thuli" Madonsela already had an impressive career as assistant teacher and contract manager when she decided to intern at the Law School Centre, University of the Witwatersrand in 1992.

She is currently the third Public Protector and first woman to occupy the position. Advocate Madonsela was appointed by the President with effect from 15 October 2009 following a unanimous vote by all parties represented in Parliament.

Her postgraduate studies include partial LLM studies and legal courses mainly in the area of Equality, Constitutional Analysis, Administrative Justice, Legal Drafting and Public Administration.

Thuli had a choice within her career of accepting a Harvard scholarship, but chose to remain in South Africa and assist the Constitutional Assembly in drafting South Africa’s new Constitution as one of the technical experts.

She was a also member of a Task Team that prepared constitutional inputs for the Gauteng Province of the African National Congress.

Advocate Thuli Madonsela is a true inspiration to us all.

He are some of her thoughts on success and life: 

"Love is everything and don’t forget to forgive yourself and others."

" Treat people with respect."

"Accept yourself."

"How you deal with conflict and how you deal with triggers will determine your success in your career."

"You've come this far because you have persevered, you have been purposeful and resilient. Going forward in life you will need exactly the same skills that have brought you this far. Realise that you are perfect for your life’s purpose. Things won't always be easy. Some doors will look like they are locked and you are going to have to keep them open. Some doors will be locked but that will be an opportunity to look for other doors."

"See yourself as a leader and be part of the solution. If one door closes, other opportunities open up."

" Continue to learn and grow."

"Be consistent."

"Don’t go with the flow. People should know what you stand for."

"Do no do a shoddy job. Do the job well."

"Follow your heart, whatever you do."

"If you want to go fast, then go alone. However, if you want to go far, take company as by rising with the support of others, your legacy is sustained."

Follow her on Twitter: @ThuliMadonsela3

Source of Quotes:  Real Magazine and University of Cape Town.

From Intern To Chief Economist: Sizwe Nxedlanda

FNB's Chief Economist, Sizwe Nxedlanda,  was an intern after completing his master’s degree in Economics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He also completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Cape Town.

He was selected for the economist internship programme of Stellenbosch University’s Bureau for Economic Research, sponsored by Kagiso Trust Investments, which identified the need to support the development of black economists.

Prior to this role, Sizwe held the role of Senior Economist at FNB Wealth and was a member of the investment and asset allocation committees.

Sizwe joined FNB in 2008 and was responsible for the analysis of South African and global economic trends and global markets, initially servicing the FNB Commercial and more recently the FNB Wealth segment.

Sizwe attributes his success to the great economists who showed him the ropes, and to having been in the right place at the right time.

We can learn this from Sizwe: Stay humble, work hard and don't be a know it all. Ask for help.

Here are some thoughts from him on success and life: 

"Find what you like and learn how to do it well through education."

"Apply yourself a bit more. Learn and  experience more to become a better rounded person."

Follow Sizwe on Twitter: @sizwenxedlana