MARLON PARKER

Marlon is a social entrepreneur and activist of using social media and mobile technology for social good. He obtained his Masters degree in Information Technology (cum laude) and is currently busy with his PhD. Marlon has produced several academic research papers, supervised postgraduate students and co-authored a published book called, “The social and economical impacts of ecommerce”. He’s also featured in the 2009 and 2010 Top Young South Africans list compiled by the Mail and Guardian.

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LUVUYO RANi

Luvuyo completed a Bachelor of Technology degree in Business Administration and Commercial Education from Cape Peninsula University of Technology as well as an Associate in Management from the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business. He previously worked for Edcon, a clothing, footwear and textiles retailing group, as a credit controller and has four years’ experience as a teacher at Kwamfundo Secondary School. In addition to being the managing director at Silulo and Ulutho Technologies, he is also a member of the Khayelitsha Business Forum’s executive committee and engages in the function as a treasurer.

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DAVE DUARTE: chairman

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Dave’s work is dedicated to making useful information and ideas more shareable. Dave brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in media, marketing, and education. He is founder of Treeshake, an organisation that helps grow movements for change. Tech savvy, creative, and results-oriented, The World Economic Forum lists him as Young Global Leader and has invited him to address world leaders in Davos. Previously Dave was Programme Director at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business; founded the Ogilvy Digital Marketing Academy; headed up Creative Commons South Africa; served on the Board of the Mail & Guardian; and co-founded the pioneering Social Media Agency, Cerebra.