About Us

Empowaworx comprises a professional and passionate team with an abundance of exceptional speakers – all geared towards bringing you the very best event for your needs.

Simphiwe Masiza


Simphiwe is a leadership expert, a sought after and energetic corporate MC, Keynote Speaker and After Dinner Speaker. His keynote address on High Impact Leadership has grown into the annual “High Impact Leadership Breakfast” event featuring luminaries such as Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (Chairperson: African Union), Dr Myles Munroe (International Leadership Expert), Hon Mr Malusi KN Gigaba (Minister: Public Enterprises), Mr Maurice Radebe (Chairman: Sasol Oil), Hon Ms Nomvula Mokonyane (Premier: Gauteng), and Mr Kuseni Dlamini (Chairman: Times Media Group) amongst others.

With qualifications from leading institutes such as WITS and GIBS in project management, strategy, organisational management and leadership – Simphiwe has become a well-respected leader in his community, where he holds various directorships and with clients of Empowaworx.

Pontso Hlakoane

Head of Special Events

Pontsho is an experienced and energetic manager of people, processes and events. Her responsibility is to deliver seamless, impeccable events. She manages all Empowaworx Event properties and ensures their consistent growth, annually. A natural leader and manager who also oversees all office activities, Pontsho also co-ordinates the harmonious flow of the communication between stakeholders, the company and the office during events.

Brian Manyasha

Creative Director

Brian’s creativity ensures that client briefs are met with precision and urgency. He is known for his quality concept development and unique original designs. Nothing beats his signature touch in applied art and graphic design, campaign development, corporate identity development, art direction, illustration, web design and social media visual elements. Proficient across various design platforms and programmes, his technical skills and attention to detail ensure his innate passion for functional aesthetics shines through. A perfectionist at heart, Brian is an expert in branding and is able to adapt to emerging industry trends.

Tumi Mokoena

Youth and Social Media

Tumi’s energy and passion for youth and all things media-related make her the perfect team member to manage and run our Empowa Youth events. Tumi is also a social media guru, ensuring all our digital messaging is on point – for events, our speakers and overall.

Katleho Makale

Web Developer

Katleho is not only a design professional, he’s also hugely passionate about all thing tech. His skill at creating sites that truly pop and more than do the job means we have an invaluable resource on our team – especially when it comes to creating event-specific sites and digital media.

Kirsten Alexander


With over 20 years’ experience in the marketing and media industries, Kirsten has been involved in numerous publications – from concept to shelf. She’s been the managing editor of various health and lifestyle magazines and has written 100’s of 1000’s of words, both fictional and factual. She has a big passion for words and making them behave on the page. Kirsten keeps the team’s grammar and messaging in check.


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JHB 55 Empire Road,

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