The SA Podcast and Music Festival is thrilled to announce that Dr. Thebe Ikalafeng, a globally recognized African branding authority and influential advocate for a brand-led African renaissance, will deliver the opening keynote address at this year’s event. The festival will take place from Fri 14th & Sat 15th June 2024 at Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Road Kempton Park, Johannesburg.

Dr. Ikalafeng‘s keynote, titled “Content Culture in Africa,” promises to set the stage for a dynamic exploration of the festival’s theme of industry development. With over 30 years of experience in branding and marketing across diverse sectors, Dr. Ikalafeng is uniquely positioned to inspire and challenge industry professionals, content creators, and music enthusiasts alike.

Dr. Thebe Ikalafeng is celebrated for his groundbreaking work in reframing the African narrative and promoting brand-led strategies for African businesses and industries. As the founder of BLG, a brand-led advisory group, and the visionary behind the Brand Africa movement, Dr. Ikalafeng‘s insights are instrumental in shaping the future of content and cultural expression on the continent.

“We are honored to have Dr. Ikalafeng kick off our festival with his visionary perspective on content and culture in Africa. His vast experience and unwavering commitment to promoting African excellence will undoubtedly resonate with our audience and highlight the pivotal role of industry-building in our event.”

said Nicolas Regisford

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