Our guest speaker:

The session will cover the following points:

  • What influence is and why it’s important
  • The 10 qualities that help make you a better influencer
  • How to inspire and guide your team to give their best and ultimately lead the growth your business
  • Practical insights to help you implement these techniques


We always like to end the year with a little fun and relaxation, join us as we explore the colourful world of creative artisan entrepreneurship. Our major cities and tourist hubs are seeing a boom of creative artisans like coffee makers, beer brewers and ice-cream makers.

These business owners face unique challenges and have to think differently about their approach to marketing, client relationships and even pricing. So what can we learn from business owners in the creative artisan space?


Kgosi Rampa: Co-founder, LoCrate Market & Makhelwane Festival

The LoCrate Market is the first lifestyle market in Soweto and has grown to become one of the biggest platforms for local artisan entrepreneurs to showcase their businesses. LoCrate attracts hundreds of visitors each month for its local take on fashion, food, live music and culture. The LoCrate brand has grown to host the annual, O Makhelwane festival. The festivals unique business model transforms ordinary houses in Soweto into eateries, galleries and unplugged music lounges for one weekend every December, creating a direct cash injection into the neighbourhood economy and providing Sowetans and tourists with festive entertainment.

Mosibudi Makgato: Co-founder, Yamama Gemmer

Mosibudi Makgato and Rosemary Padi are the founders of Yamama Gemmer, a South African, crafted, traditional ginger beer. This duo has managed to get the most out of the market by catering to the nostalgic need for traditional food and drink. Both Padi and Makgato were working in the corporate world until 2011 when Rosemary decided to go full-time into the business, leaving her job in the information technology industry. Yamama’s retail outlet opened last year in Randburg, Johannesburg, and the factory has been thriving since 2015.

Sinenhlanhla (Sine) Ndlela: Founder, Yo Coco dairy-free ice-cream

Sine Ndlele is the founder of Yo Coco dairy-free ice-cream. Since starting her company, Sine has been recognized by Eat Out South Africa and her product continues to sell out at Sunday markets. Sine recognised a gap in the market when she decided to peruse a vegan lifestyle but couldn’t find anywhere to purchase a vegan-friendly ice-cream. Yo Coco was then built on the principle of serving love to people and preserving the environment while doing it.

To The Point Session information:

What to expect at this session:

  • Insights into the opportunities that exist in this industry
  • To learn what it takes to build a business out of your passion
  • Some fun as we taste and make products
  • Live music and entertainment!

You will also be given time to ask specific questions related to your business situation.

Event details:


Thursday, 30 November 2017


Registration from 5:45pm

Session from 6:30pm – 8:30pm (Please arrive promptly)


Southern Sun Hotel Hyde Park (1st Rd, Sandton 2024).


Parking located at the rear entrance at the back of the Hyde Park Mall), Southern Sun Hotel, level 8


Only R150.00 per person