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Thabo Shole-Mashao is a speaker with the charisma, dynamism and insight. As an exceptional speaker on politics, communications, motivation and media, Thabo remains an indomitable force to be reckoned with. Having spent over 16 years in the media industry, he certainly carries valuable insight that he shares through training sessions and public speaking, locally and internationally. As a media contributor, Thabo has been a regular guest on popular shows like 3Talk with Noeleen and Sunrise on ETV.

Thabo currently hosts a current affairs programme on Tshwane TV (DSTV 262), he is also the executive producer of South Africa’s no. 1 radio talk show on the leading urban radio station Metro FM. Over and above being a sought after speaker at conferences and events, Thabo is also an entrepreneur and founder of a one stop communications company called I AM FREE MEDIA providing PR services. The multi-talented Thabo is also an excellent moderator for corporate and government round table discussions on a variety of topics. He was recently invited to moderate the annual Society & Youth Vision Summit in Chicago Illinois where he also delivered an address on social mobility towards positive youth upliftment.

With an immense passion for entrepreneurship and a desire for making a difference in the SMME sector, he runs workshops on assisting small businesses with practical tools focusing on economic transformation. Thabo and partners established a Non Profit entity to help girl children in South African schools with sanitary pads and counselling. Thus far over 50 000 girls throughout the country have benefited significantly from the project. Involved in community development, he is the current chairperson of Princess High School Governing Body.