Issa Rae Coming to SA for The DStv in Good Company Experience Next Month

In Good Company – an innovative & inclusive women empowerment programme Powered by DStv brings a celebration of women like no other to Johannesburg, South Africa this August featuring the multitalented US. actress, writer and producer Issa Rae.

Join us for a unique experience on Tuesday, 28 August 2018 at the Hilton Hotel, Sandton that will have a mix of powerful key note addresses, engaging panel discussions, one-on-one interviews and live entertainment. The speaker list comprises of incredible female and male leaders from different industries who are passionate about gender diversity & inclusivity as well as passionate about building Africa. They will share their stories as well as their views on building the Africa of Tomorrow.

We are excited to announce the inaugural In Good Company Experience designed to celebrate women and discuss innovative ideas that will contribute towards changing the current state of affairs in gender equality. Under the theme ‘Building the Africa of tomorrow’, this will be an authentic space designed for shared learning.

“Achieving gender diversity is imperative for all of us, it’s not just an issue to be solved and championed by women. It affects us all hence we found it important for us to create a space where both women and men can get together and start ideating for solutions to change the current status quo. We live in a mixed gender society and therefore the conversation cannot happen with women alone” says Jabulile Gwala, Founder of In Good Company.

Following the In Good Company Series talks across the country, the IGC Experience will bring together the voices of aspirational African women and men from various fields of the business spectrum focusing on:
  • Arts, Media, Film & Entertainment 
  • Technology & Digital Insights 
  • Property Management 
The IGC experience will also pay special homage to a South African trailblazer with an Honorary Award. This will be announced at a later stage.


Issa Rae is American based actress, writer, producer, and web series creator. She first attracted attention for her work on the YouTube web series Awkward Black Girl. She gained further recognition for creating, writing & starring in the HBO television series Insecure. She received 2 Golden Globe Award Nominations for Best Actress. Issa stands for women and women working together. She celebrates the connectivity of the black girl society. She is clear on her truth and continues to break boundaries.

Xoliswa Daku is the CEO of DCI Holdings and Daku Group of Companies, focusing on property development, construction and facilities management, boasting a portfolio worth over R600 million. This lawyer-turned-property developer is building her empire, one skyscraper at a time. She is well respected in the industry, as being a finalist in the Property Sector of 2012's "Most Influential Women in Business Awards", identified by CEO magazine attest. She continues to actively influence and transform the property industry in South Africa. In 2013 she received the "BBQ Outstanding Women in Business Award" for her outstanding work as a business woman. Last year she was bestowed with another three major awards: the Standard Bank Top Woman in Property Award, the WPN Business Woman of the Year Award, as well as the 2017 Top Performing Entrepreneur National Business Award.

Mzamo Masito, Chief Marketing Officer, Google Africa
Mzamo’s role entails bringing to life Google’s mission to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and be useful so that Google’s users and partners can grow in Africa. He has an MBA from the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). He lectures at the AAA School of Advertising and serves on the GIBS advisory board. He previously held senior positions at Vodacom, Unilever and Nike. Masito founded and runs an NGO called African Men Care, which funds underprivileged children to further their studies. He is passionate about learning and what the power of education can do for the African people. He’s an advocate for diversity and building the African continent.

Nivani Govinder, is Head of SMB Marketing, Sub-Saharan Africa at Google is focused on helping small and medium enterprises grow their businesses through digital technology. Having consulted for Bain & Company, Standard Bank and Merrill Lynch, her background ranges from mergers and acquisitions, strategy, marketing, turnaround and operational improvement projects for large companies in Africa, to tech startups in Silicon Valley and Europe. She is passionate about enabling business growth and innovation and is happiest at the intersection of technology, entrepreneurship and social impact. Nivani has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley (including the International Exchange Programme at London Business School), is a CFA charter holder and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Science (Honours in Actuarial Science) degree from the University of Cape Town.

Charl Basil, Marketing Director, Pernod Ricard South Africa is 2016’s IAB Bookmark Award winner and Marketer of the year winner, Charl Bassil has been at Pernod Ricard since 2013, after joining the company from SAB Miller. Mr Bassil is responsible for taking Pernod Ricard’s consumer-centric business model to new levels. Charl is part of the team that repositioned Absolut Vodka with an afrocentric approach which has won the brand a Canne Lion Award. Charl is passionate about diversity and inclusivity. He has been instrumental in pioneering new growth strategies for the south African business using African stories.

TT Mbha is armed with a Chartered Marketer South Africa CM(SA) qualification and is endorsed by the Marketing Association of South Africa MA(SA). He is a passionate Real Estate Marketer with a 17 years award winning professional career track record. Mr Mbha is the CEO of Black Real Estate which offers a full service real estate sales, management, and consulting agency will be part of the Property Management segment. Spanning over a period of 17 years, Mr Mbha has gained extensive experience in the field of Branding and Marketing having worked on various global and local brands including Sasol, Total SA, Edcon and Brandhouse.

THE MC - Nomzamo Mbatha


Additional speakers and panellists to be announced later in this month.

To secure your space at the In Good Company Experience please visit and follow us on social media for ongoing updates
Date: Tuesday, 28 August 2018
Time: 4pm– 11pm
Venue: Hilton Hotel - Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
Ticket price: R1250 (Ticket sales open Friday 6th July)

Keep an eye out for the second wave of speakers to be announced later this month.

For more details, stay glued to our ‘In Good Company’ Instagram and Facebook pages.