Guest: Saul Molobi, Disability Rights Advocate
Saul Molobi is a Fellow of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Marketing, and touted by many as one of the foremost thought leaders on competitive identity and public diplomacy with experience in brand management, cultural industries and international relations.
He’sm a former South African Consul-General to Milan, Italy and he has also served as a Commissioner at the Venice Art/Architecture Biennale.
He has initiated and mounted monuments such as statues, memorial plaques, tree planting and a mural in honour of Nelson Mandela in Italy – these remain tourist attractions in Italy to this day. This last bit is iconised as a chapter in his latest book, “De/constructing brand Africa: A Practitioner’s Perspective”.
Saul’s highest qualifications are an MA in Dramatic Art from the University of the Witwatersrand and an MSc in Global Marketing from the University of Liverpool. A former Publishing Director of Heinemann Publishers, my earlier book is titled “Sound and Fury: The Chronicles of Healing” whose “Foreword” was written by H.E. Kgalema Motlanthe, former president of South Africa. Saul is currently a publisher of your favourite pan African business news portal, Jambo Africa Online and the Convenor of the Biashara Services and Products Africa (BiSPA) Conference and Exhibition – both platforms promote “Made in Africa” service and product brands.
Saul has been nominated twice, in 2020 and 2022 (please do vote by clicking here as the voting closes on 30 November) for “The World CEO of the Year Award” by the US-based World CEO Rankings Board and his company, Brandhill Africa™ was recognised with the “Best Brand Award” at the “Africa Brand Leadership Awards 2020” hosted by the World Brand Congress.
The Takeover: Disability Awareness Month
Saul is in conversation with Masingita Masunga and Thabo Dube - celebrating success beyond disabilities and also engaging on how to mainstream issues of disability.
Title: [• Ms.] Name: [• Masingita Masunga] Position AND org.: [• Disability Rights Advocate, Designer] STUDIO JHB Title: [• Mr.] Name: [• Thabo Dube] Position AND org.: [• Designer]