Bonang Matheba Joins Forbes Africa Under 30 Meet-Up Speaker Line-Up

South African media personality and entrepreneur Bonang Matheba will join a dynamic line-up of speakers from across vibrant industries at the FORBES AFRICA Under 30 Meet-Up on 28 June 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Renowned for her work ethic, determination and generosity, South African multi–award winning radio host, TV presenter, MC and style icon, Matheba, affectionately referred to by fans as Queen B, has firmly positioned herself as Africa’s most sought after entertainment personality and one of the world’s top social media darlings.

Last month, Bonang won the coveted Award for Best Inspiration & Influence at the prestigious Global Social Awards held in Prague, Czech Republic.


She joins confirmed speakers from across the continent including:

  • MOHAMMED DEWJI, President of MeTL Group and Africa’s youngest billionaire
  • South African Fashion Designer GERT-JOHAN COETZEE
  • LINDA MABHENA-OLAGUNJU, Managing Director of DLO Energy Resources Group
  • MARNUS BROODRYK, Founder and CEO of The Beancounter
  • SYLVESTER CHAUKE, Founder of DNA Brand Architects
  • Founder and President of, GARETH CLIFF
  • Entrepreneur BUSI MKHUMBUZI
  • Ugandan female kickboxing champion PATRICIA APOLOT
  • Founder/CFO of the Sierra Leone-based solar energy company EasySolar, NTHABISENG MOSIA
  • SABRINA SIMADER, an alpine skier from Kenya


More names will be revealed in the coming weeks as the buildup to the event gains momentum.

Bonang launched her very own luxury beverage earlier this year with the introduction of the HOUSE OF BNG and its Brut and Brut Rose Methode Cap Classique’s (MCC’s). In her latest endeavor, Matheba has also become the First Black Female to become a member of the Cap Classique Producers Association.

House of BNG will be the Official Celebration Partner of this year’s Forbes Africa Under 30 Meet-Up and all 120 Forbes Africa 2019 Under 30 list-makers will be gifted a special bottle of House of BNG Méthode Cap Classique to toast their 2019 title.

Renuka Methil, the Managing Editor of FORBES AFRICA, commented: “The list of the year is here, and for what will be a collectible issue unveiled at the FORBES AFRICA Under 30 Meet-Up, we have an eclectic array of speakers representing the entrepreneurial spirit of Africa. Leading the line-up, South African businesswoman Bonang Matheba, will tell a young audience of achievers what it takes to make it in today’s hyperconnected world.

The day is set to tackle many practical issues and opportunities, with sessions ranging from business idea generation and identifying market prospects, to ascertaining funding channels and getting first-hand advice from some of the continent’s most successful minds.

The cover stars of the 2019 FORBES AFRICA 30 Under 30 list will also be revealed on the day, as they join the Under 30 alumni from the previous years as well as fellow influencers and a select group of ticket holders who will connect, engage and learn from a wide range of speakers on the day, unpacking the nuances of getting ahead with peer insights from those pioneering new ideas.

The fifth annual FORBES AFRICA 30 Under 30 list, releasing in a Special Issue of FORBES AFRICA in July this year, will feature 120 young African change-makers for the first time, increasing from 90 the previous year; with 30 finalists in each of the four categories – business, technology, arts and sport. The annual watch-list has become one of the highest-selling editions for FORBES AFRICA, showcasing Under 30s in the driving seat of Africa’s next big start-up, creative concept, or rising business venture.

Tasty and refreshing, PURA Soda will be keeping delegates and speakers well re-energized as the Official Refreshment Partner, whilst MSTARR Productions will be the Forbes Africa Under 30 Meet-Up’s Official AV Partner. Proudly South African Bathu, will be ensuring the Forbes Africa Under 30 Meet-Up crew will be decked out in the latest footwear.


Limited tickets to the 2019 FORBES AFRICA Under 30 Meet-Up are on sale at WebTickets ( For further information, follow @Under30MeetUp on Twitter.


The FORBES AFRICA Under 30 Meet-Up will be produced by ABN Event Productions.

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