Iconoclast is set out to be Africa’s premier boutique knowledge bureau. We represent the preeminent thinkers and leaders in the fields of business, science, entrepreneurial ventures, politics, economics and sociology. We’re more than a collective of ‘interesting’ speakers.

Our Iconoclast platforms range from facilitated CEO sessions, to live conference interventions, strategic planning sessions, lectures; we can and will enable any objective, ensuring you our valued clients manifest your goals. .


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You are judged by the company you keep. There’s everyone else, then there’s the Iconoclast. The very definition of not ‘everyone else’. The 1%. When we talk, people listen, because what we have to say changes the status quo. We disrupt and rewrite history. We’re the authors, the scientists, and the thinkers. We’re the revolutionaries, the up-starts and the rebels of the world.

Our Iconoclast platforms range from facilitated CEO sessions, to live conference interventions, strategic planning sessions, lectures; we can and will enable any objective, ensuring you our valued clients manifest your goals.

It's quality, not quantity, that shifts organisations. Therefore, our representation is exclusive, and knowledge merchants are Disruptors - Experienced at executive level, One of a kind, irreplaceable, Next-level content and message thought leaders and International speakers.

Our Knowledge Merchants

Vusi Thembekwayo

Since 2002 Vusi Thembekwayo has been a professional speaker inspiring well over 350,000 people in 17 countries on 4 continents. A speaker who was already ranked 1st in Africa by the time he was 17 and finishing 3rd in the world at the renowned English Speaking Union International Competition.

Vusi is not only a world class speaker but the JSE’s youngest black director and entrepreneur extraordinaire who influenced more then R4.2bn in capital through his directorship. He has spoken in arenas where he addressed more than 80,000 people in Berkley California, and places as influential as the British House of Commons and the Australian Houses of Parliament.

Palesa Mosiea

Palesa Mosiea is a thriving entrepreneur in the property, manufacturing and communications fields who has overcome great adversity and proved that nothing is impossible. An award winning Public speaker with a vision to motivate and inspire people into taking action and making their dreams a reality, her talk "The best of Both Worlds" tells her life story and is a perfect example that choice and not circumstance determine your outcome. She was General Manager for an international boxing promoting company Robs Promotions and is currently the Director of Communications for Robs Investment Holdings. She's an international communications graduate with a passion for Events, PR and Branding, This vibrant and energetic young woman has inspired audiences through her talks for the past 10 years with a passion to change lives.

Mqondisi Gumede

Mqondisi is a strategist, analyst and facilitator who has extensive experience in the interconnected fields of Strategy, People, Marketing and Digital. He is currently the Joint Managing Director: Strategy and Business Development at Fogg, a communication boutique for our connected age.

Graeme de Bruyn

Graeme de Bruyn is an experienced leadership and strategic management consultant and keynote speaker. He holds a B.Ed. Hons from the North-West University and completed a Master of Management from the Witwatersrand University; and worked in executive positions at the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, The Careways Group; FranklinCovey Southern Africa; Futures Group International and is Head of Faculty of Business Management at the Da Vinci Institute.

Graeme is an associate of EquiLibrium, offering leadership skills-building, coaching and growth programmes for corporates through horses.

Thando Zono

Thando Zono is a Motivational Speaker and Author of THE PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE: Learning to be nothing short of EXTRAORDINARY.

She uses her experiences from being a former South African National Hockey Player, former award-winning UMass Field Hockey Player and First Team All American to encourage people to define their goals and go after them relentlessly. She is passionate about building leaders, changing mindsets and improving performance. In her talks she uses insights from the competitive world of sports that parallel the competitive world of life. She empowers her audience by sharing her positive message of creating a culture of success. Her personal philosophy is to choose to be great and to keep thriving.

Penny Heyns

As an international swimmer, Penny Heyns established herself as the world’s greatest female breaststroker of the 20th Century by becoming the only woman in Olympic history to win both the 100 and 200 meter breaststroke events in Atlanta 1996, bronze in Sydney 2000 and by breaking a total of 14 individual world records during her career.

Furthermore, she is still the only Breaststroke swimmer, male or female, in the history of swimming to break world records in all three possible distances, namely the 50m, 100m and 200m.

Weza Matomane

Weza is a radio host on Cliffcentral and is profiled by Destiny Man Magazine in the“ Power of 40” issue , as South Africa’s Top 40 most dynamic men under the age of 40 . He’s praised by Up & Coming Current as part of South Africa’s Incredible Youth & Named Top 30 Most Inspirational Under 30 by Franchise Co. at the Tomorrows’ Leaders Convention. Weza is CEO of WTG Media House and with more than half a decade in the media and entertainment industry Weza is also a world class MC for corporate events – adding esteem, gravitas or even light hearted humor to the occasion. With his golden voice and fluency in English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu and Tswana, Weza is able to effortlessly leave everyone in the audience feeling dazzled, engaged and entertained.

Yumna Tayob

Best described as a Solutionist, I love solving complex problems through collaborative and co-operative strategies and unlocking results. Throughout my career, having worked both in South Africa and abroad for a short stint, the thrill of overcoming new challenges and applying innovative thinking inspires – not excluding the mundane day-to-day repetitive tasks.

A professional work ethic, a can-do attitude and boundless enthusiasm, coupled with a focus on quality and sustainable solutions are a part of my DNA. My leadership style leans to inspiring towards the achievement of a vision.

Erik Kruger

Originally graduating as a physiotherapist in 2007, Erik quickly realised that his true passion was for the digital arena. Over the coming years he would experiment with various online projects. In the process sharpening his digital marketing skills across various fields (copywriting, Facebook advertising, podcasting, and email marketing).

In 2014 he started BetterMan. Using the skills that he acquired, he was able to quickly scale the platform into one of the fastest growing communities for men with a drive to be unstoppable in all spheres of life.

Brian Farley

Brian Farley is an American born baseball coach and former player who has been living in The Netherlands for the past 28 years.

Farley has been coaching in different capacities for the National team since 2000. He has been to the Olympics in both Sydney and Beijing as a coach. In 2011 as National team coach, Farley led the Dutch to a world championship in baseball. The first time that a European team has ever won a world championship in baseball. For this Farley was honored with a knighthood and was voted Coach of the Year at the 2011-2012 Sportsgala.