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Rosie Motene

Author | MC | Media Personality


Award-winning actor, TV and radio presenter, TV and film producer, author, voice-over artist, media trainer, global emcee and activist, Rosie Motene is the Brand ambassador for Dream Nails and Vajazzle, Imbalie Beauty. Rosie is also an accredited international laughter coach. Rosie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts (Honours) from the University of the Witwatersrand. Rosie Motene is a registered trademark under the South African: Trademark Application for ROSIE MOTENE (word mark) + visual representation in class 14 as well as class 16 and 41, physical representation and her name. Rosie has a background in dance, choreography, and theatre.

SPEAKING TOPICS

THE RISE OF THE AFRO-YIDDSH PRINCESS: INTER-RACIAL-INTERFAITH ADOPTION

Her mother was a domestic worker for a White Jewish family, who raised Rosie as their own. Her talk looks at the dynamics of a black child growing up in a white family during the apartheid era, dealing with a major identity crisis at an early age then finding her African identity and merging it with her faith. In 2011, Rosie officially converted to Judaism. In 2013, she made the brave decision to move to Phokeng, Rustenburg and live with her biological family and work on their relationship.

KEEPING YOUR INNER FLAME ALIGHT: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
Whilst in University, Rosie dated a boy who abused her emotionally, financially and then physically. Her story is one of courage, education and learning what our rights are and making sure no one ever takes away our inner shine/strength. She received her training through POWA, and is the Vice-Chair of the organisation. In 2013, Rosie was assaulted in Botswana, her story and anguish which has followed, including him intimidating her and her witnesses, to bribe and lack of support from Botswana police.

MY KILI EXPERIENCE: POLE POLE, SLOWLY
Rosie was appointed the ambassador for UN Women to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, part of the Africa Unite campaign: To stop violence against women and girls in Africa. Rosie climbed Mt Kilimanjaro again in 2014 to raise awareness for The Tomorrow trust and the Kilimanjaro Initiative. The second attempt she reached Uhuru summit, despite falling ill and an hour and a half behind her group.

MEDIA TRAINING
Rosie offers extensive media and presenter training workshops. The workshops include voice and breathing techniques, how to stand and present yourself in front of the camera. The training includes techniques of mastering interviewing skills and how to pose certain issues and questions. Rosie also highlights what not to do in front of the camera and what the correct posture and sitting should be adhered to, as well as insight into the appropriate clothing to wear. Lastly, she also focuses on how to write questions for an interview, the structure of the interview, tactics to avoid when interviewing, etc.

EXECUTIVE MEDIA WORKSHOPS
Rosie holds training workshop for corporate clients who seek help in presentation, how to handle media, interview skills and on camera etiquette. The workshops also include warm up techniques, posture, wardrobe, brand awareness. Rosie is regarded as one of South Africa’s best dressed women and has been nominated for and won many awards. Rosie has graced the covers and pages of many South African and international magazines, including True Love, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Style, Joburg Style and Destiny Magazine, African Woman and Forbes Africa Magazine. In 2007, Rosie along with a number of other African personalities, featured in the internationally acclaimed Vanity Fair Magazine in an issue dedicated to Africa. Rosie is also a household name on the African Continent. In 2004 and 2005, she was the official Face of the, Namibian and Ugandan Fashion Weeks held in Windhoek, Namibia and Kampala, Uganda respectively. In 2008 Rosie was nominated for the Shoprite/Checkers Woman of the Year Awards.

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