LeadUP Podcast

Alumni and friends of the University of Pretoria share their stories in this podcast, LeadUP. From titans of business to innovators in the fields of science and humanities, prominent South African voices from across disciplines explain where their journey has taken them after their time at Tuks. Our first season focused on leadership, while season 2 is all about success. Listen now or download for later, via your favourite podcast app, or on YouTube.

Episode 6: Sipho Ngwenya, media executive and former child star, on how to find your space in the entertainment industry

Sipho Ngwenya, formerly known as Psyfo, was a child star before becoming a household name playing Ajax on Generations. After a successful period as a musician, he received his MBA from the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), and is now a senior manager at...

Episode 5: Robyn Oates, UN Sustainable Development Officer, on working for good

Robyn Oates is a Sustainable Development Officer in the United Nations Secretary General’s Office in New York City. After completing her BCom Honours in Accounting Sciences at the University of Pretoria, she worked in the private sector, including at Deloitte and Barclays Capital.

Episode 4: Munozovepi Gwata, fintech entrepreneur, on financial literacy for success

Munozovepi Gwata is the founder of Kukura Capital, and an entrepreneur passionate about teaching Africans about financial literacy. She completed her LLB at the University of Pretoria before moving to Webber Wentzel, and is currently a Principal Consultant at IQbusiness.

Episode 3: Prof Shakila Dada, communications expert, on communication as a way to boost inclusivity

Professor Shakila Dada is the Director of the University of Pretoria’s Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Her work focuses on improving the lives of people with severe communication difficulties. She is a powerful example of UP alumni becoming staff and building...

Episode 2: Laurie Dippenaar, millionaire and businessman, on building trust and wealth

Laurie Dippenaar is a South African millionaire, businessman, investor, and banker with a wealth of knowledge who co-founded the FirstRand Financial Group, which includes subsidiaries WesBank, FNB, and RMB. He graduated from the University of Pretoria with a Master of Commerce degree, and was...

Episode1: Interview with Ndavi Nokeri, Miss South Africa 2022, on overcoming inequality in education

Ndavi Nokeri is now the third consecutive Miss South Africa to have graduated from the University of Pretoria. She received her BCom Investment Management degree a few months before she was crowned Miss South Africa and instantly became a role model to young and older people all over the country.

LeadUP is a project of the Alumni Relations Office of the University of Pretoria. You can find out more about us or get in touch at up.ac.za/leadup  

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