Virtual Celebration

Women's Month 2021

Catch the stream on Facebook: Cortex Hub | YouTube: Eastern Cape Film Hub

Join Us in Celebrating Women's Month 2021

August 27, 2021.
Starts 8h30 Ends 17h00

This year marks 65 years since the watershed 1956 women’s march to the

Union Buildings. The year 2021 also marks the twenty-sixth anniversary

of the Beijing Platform for Action, which created a platform for greater

gender equality.

This year’s commemoration will be held under the theme: “The year of

Charlotte Mannya Maxeke: Realising Women’s Rights”. Ensuring and

protecting rights for all has been a constant struggle for government

and our social partners, as we battle the devastating COVID-19

pandemic.

Women’s Month allows us to gauge how far we have come in

transforming society, particularly the transformation of unequal power

relations between women and men. The Cortex & Film Hub continue to

strive in creating a conducive environment which enables women to

take up entrepreneurship and learnt to control their own businesses.

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Day
Program

We are looking forward to a jam packed program with the below panels and women leader engagements.

The event will be virtual and streamed live to the Eastern Cape Film Festival YouTube Channel and Cortex Hub Facebook Pages.

 

Meet our Hosts

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Noluthando

Lupuwana

Strategist, Entrepreneur, Creative, and Director of  GMS Management, a Gqeberha based agency that provides business related services to the burgeoning digital creative sector of the Eastern Cape.

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Nosisa

Penxa

Master of Information Technology from the University of Pretoria. Serving as a senior manager at the Eastern Cape Office of The Premier. She is an accomplished professional with extensive experience in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

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Siyabulela

Mausi

Entrepreneur and Founder of Media Maus - a digital marketing and content creation agency currently incubated at the Eastern Cape Film Hub to help put businesses back on the map using social media platforms, providing them with
awareness content, ads and so forth.

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Keynotes

8:40am - 10am

We are pleased to have these Women joining this event to establish the main underlying theme “The year of Charlotte Mannya Maxeke: Realizing Women’s Rights”.

Meet the Speakers

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Makhosazana

Khanyile

Has trail blazed the path for women working in the field of media and communications for over a decade.

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Phumeza

Skoti

Enterprising CEO of the Eastern Cape Provincial Arts and Culture Council (ECPACC).

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Nobulali

Myataza

Senior Manager: Communication, Marketing & Stakeholder Management at ECDC, East London.

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Aluwani

Chokoe

Advisory Council Member & Spokesperson of the  National Youth ICT Council and a Provincial Coordinator of SAGE Gauteng.

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Stakeholder
Panels

10am - 11am

We are pleased to have these ladies speaking on "The Importance of Women Mentorship.

Meet the Panellists

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Sibukele

Gumbo

Director of the NEMISA Eastern Cape eSkills CoLab based at WSU. She has over 12 years’ experience championing work in information and communication technologies (ICTs) for education and rural development.

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Fikile

Mzinyati

Corporate Communications, Marketing and Stakeholder Relations Consultant at ECDC

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Sibongile

Booi

Founder of Second Office and a qualified Civil Engineer who excels in project and contract management. Has spent several years in Canada as a senior management consultant
with global business consulting firm, Accenture.

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Panel 1
Discussion

11:15am - 11:55am

A Women only discussion on: Remote Sensing and GIS as a solution to urbanization and Smart Cities in the Eastern Cape

Meet the Panellists

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Mary

Phillips

Social Entrepreneur with a vision of restoring hope and dignity through recycling.

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Ndilisa

Didiza

Founder and Managing Director at Kgothatso Innovations.

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Andiswa

Silinga

Co-owner of Gemini GIS and Environmental Services and a seasoned Professional GIS Practitioner with more than 20 years’ experience.

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Panel 2
Discussion

11:15am - 11:55am

Optic Fiber Solution Master Class

Meet the Panellists

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Lwazikazi

Mpetsheni

BSC in Geography GIS Graduate (University of Fort Hare)Optic Fibre Lab Facilitator at the Cortex Hub

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Michelle

Swart

Consultant for Fibre To The Home, training online through ADVA, and is a seasoned Admin & Public Relations (IT) Practitioner.

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Optic Fibre
Lab Launch

12pm - 2pm

In partnership with Digital Council Africa, MetroFibre, and other partners.

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Panel 3
Discussion

2pm - 3pm

Women in (AI) Artificial Intelligence

Meet the Panellists

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Yogita

Lall

An independent consultant, focused on Futures Thinking and AI Ethics, especially in digital transformation and is continuously learning.

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Siyasanga

Sihawu

Software Technical Architect, Businesswoman with a passion for Women Development, and views Education and Technology as a tools to bridge the gap.

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Lebo

Mopeli-Nyangiwe

Director of Lebo wa Mopeli pty Ltd, Specialist Consultants in Digital Marketing and e-commerce

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Panel 4
Discussion

2pm - 3pm

Women in E-sport (Gaming)

Meet the Panellists

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 Didi

Allie

Junior Motion Graphics designer working and freelancing as an Illustrator and Graphic Designer. Enjoys playing all types of video games, specifically fighting games and RPGs.

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Shannon

Penduka

 IT and finance graduate. Always sprouted in her own direction, forever self employed. has subbed with huge brands like Vodacom, Vumatel, and is a Huawei Certified Engineer.

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Atlehang Jade

Moamohe

A digital Creator, Model and Gamer. Is passionate about being creative in whichever field She's placed in and believes technology has made it easier to execute her goals so well.

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Panel 5
Discussion

3:15pm - 4pm

CISCO & DWDM Learning Experience

Meet the Panellists

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Samkelisiwe

Makwabe

Web Developer & Founder of Kwabs Tech web design company incubated at the Cortex Hub.

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Sibabalwe

Kose

Certified Fibre Specialist, Cisco CCNA.

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Panel 6
Discussion

3:15pm - 4pm

Dash Robotics for High School Girls from Ebenezer Majombozi SSS in Duncan Village.

Meet the Panellists

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Akhona

Maratsha

Robotics Lab trainee at the Cortex Hub. Facilitating Dash Robotics and Tanks Coding Game workshops.

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Somila Hlanganiso and Linikita Nxowa

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Qhama Magamdela, Esona Matole, and   Sanelisiwe Manyala

Panel 7
Discussion

4pm - 5pm

Women Led Tech-Startups

Meet the Panellists

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Siphokazi

Simandla

Business Advisor, Facilitator, and Managing Director for Bolunga Systems and serves in the Board of ICT SMME Chamber and AIDO South Africa.

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Siyamtanda

Hlobo

Business Development Specialist running an ICT startup, Eleglam Business & Digital Solutions.  
Advisor at BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Industry Young Leaders (South Africa)

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Nokulunga

Buthelezi

Currently the ESD Integration Manager at Axiz (ICT Distribution) within the SMME BU. Also works closely with EME/QSEs and SMMEs.

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Panel 8
Discussion

4pm - 5pm

Women in Broadcast Media, Art & Design Startups

Meet the Panellists

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Yolisa

Ndhlovu

Social Entrepreneur & Communication Specialist who builds inclusive ecosystems, Chairperson at Thriving Africa Development Foundation and content producer at Keith Ngesi Radio.

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Sibusisiwe

Nodada

Art & Design Creative and Lecturer at WSU specializing in History of costume, Textile studies, 2D&3D studies and Business Studies.

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Lulu

Phiti

Entrepreneur founder of Nuvision Pty Ltd, A Radio Presenter and Actress who volunteers as one of the Cortex Hub's Amateur Radio Club Coaches. 

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