Under the theme “CEO Material: empowering prospective CEOs”, Katleho Mogase, the MC, launched the event. The evening kicked off with saxophonist Thami Mahlangu, captivating the audience with a medley of songs. Afterward, Dr Nombembe addressed the audience. He praised the company and called it a great innovation, saying, “It is thinking way outside of the box.” Furthermore, he viewed the company as a meaningful means of accessing people who need to make accountancy a career. “Let’s keep talking, let’s keep engaging,” he said, before ending his speech
Makhubedu, who is also a renowned entrepreneur, took to the stage after. Her inspirational speech was centred on the basis of one positioning themselves accordingly in all aspects of life to achieve greatness. “Get ambitious, stop striving to just fill a vacancy,” she stressed.
Afterwards Tokologo Phetla, representing Moneytree Group, spoke. He highlighted the importance of having vision and to be grounded when it comes to entrepreneurship. He also stressed that a common downfall for young entrepreneurs is when choosing perception over value. “As you look the part, you become the part and become self-glorified. However, time separates the fakes from the real people,” he said. He urged the students to rather focus on working on their ideas and themselves before approaching corporate firms for support.
The fourth speaker of the evening was Vincent Motholo, a representative from SizweNtsalubaGobodo. He gave a short speech about how SizweNtsalubaGobodo believes in the future of South Africa and urged students to complete their studies and earn their degrees
The last of the invited guests to take to the stage was Sanele Zulu, who is not only a motivational speaker but also an established entrepreneur. Although his approach was humorous, he gave a moving speech on planning, preparation and persevering in life.
Finally, Manamela and Molefe gave a brief history of themselves, shed light on their plans for their company and gave a vote of thanks to the invited guests. After a short introduction of the rest of the At Lets Meet team, the event ended. The students then had the opportunity to network with the invited guests and among themselves.