Meet the facilitators
SANDY VAN DIJK
Module Facilitator: Passion Test
Sandy worked as a primary school teacher for more than 20 years. Her personal style of serving and leading people to become the best they can be has led her to become a Passion Test facilitator. Her passion is empowering young people to find purpose and meaning for themselves.
Sisters Sandy and Lesley co-founded their company, Over the Rainbow, a social enterprise that focuses on start-up entrepreneurs. Sandy is the COO and is in charge of capturing and collating the content for their business book, which offers entrepreneurs inspiration and practical guidance. The book aims to empower young entrepreneurs to invest in themselves, achieve greatness and find their pot of gold.
Module Facilitator: Marketing and Branding
Tamburai comes from a fashion retail and styling background, having worked with major fashion magazines such as Elle Bulgaria, and studied Consumer Science in Retail Fashion Management. She then joined the banking world which helped her conceptualise her shared mother & daughter design duo dream, ONEOFEACH, to become a business reality.
The inspiration behind ONEOFEACH was driven by a love for this continent and a desire to celebrate and share African history with the world in the form of high-end fashion products made in Africa. Tamburai is passionate about making an impact as an agent of change in Africa.
Module Facilitator: Sales
Native Decor is the brainchild of Vusani Ravele. He started this business as a part-time hobby from his living room in 2015 after receiving a cordless drill as a Valentine’s Day gift. He simply couldn’t stop making and drilling holes into things. Fast-forward to a year later and he found himself making history on Mnet’s Shark Tank SA TV show. Vusi became the first entrepreneur to benefit from a lucrative investment deal with his present day business partner, Gil Oved of The Creative Counsel.
Native Decor creates visually pleasing products that are both innovative and functional using sustainable timber. Their minimalist style, which underpins all of their designs, is mostly inspired by the beauty of South Africa.
Module Facilitator: Finance
Buchule Sibaca is passionate about assisting entrepreneurs and SME’s structure their local and international businesses’ tax & finance operations effectively and efficiently. He is the CEO of a digital accounting and tax firm, SMTAX, which helps business owners with online business registrations, tax submissions and all accounting related forms.
Sibaca started his career in a big accounting firm, but soon felt like a “small fish in a much bigger pond” as he didn’t have the freedom to share and implement his ideas. He left the firm to join a start-up company where he learned about running a business. After a year, he resigned from his job to start his own business. The start-up owner was his first client and he has since retained him as a client and a mentor.
Module Facilitator: Leadership
Alex is uniquely known as the Think-Shifter, motivator, helping entrepreneurs to adopt a new, more meaningful and purposeful vision for their businesses. Alex helps push the entrepreneurial mind to move with the economic tide and become profitable while building legacies in the business world. Alex is indeed a key resource for conferences, strategic sessions, development training and business interventions, he has the ability to shift thinking, present new insights and to diffuse complexity.
Module Facilitator: Pitching
Kyle Sanders is the founder of Inspired Collective Pty Ltd and the CEO of Boot Camp Town, an innovative and energising brand specialising in Leadership Development within the youth sector. Kyle, his team and his company welcome tens of thousands of children through their doors each year and has spent over a decade building, refining and delivering leadership based programmes across the country. Kyle, although a family man, has dedicated himself and his work to inspiring, mentoring and aiding aspiring leaders to become all they were born to be.