Yoveen lives by the quote, ‘Be the change you want to see in the World.’ He has a passion for people and is currently a Learning and Development Facilitator at Capitec Bank. He qualified with an Honours Degree from the University of South Africa and thereafter began his own business, worked in the retail industry and abroad as a Brand Development Manager for a software company. Yoveen is Dale Carnegie graduate and first joined Toastmasters in 2009. After ‘life happened’ he recently re-joined when he realized what a fundamental role Toastmasters plays in building confidence, creativity and strong leadership practices. His vision is to bring positive, sustainable change to society through inspiring & motivating people to challenge themselves and the status quo in order to create their own path in this ever-changing World.
Afsana Khan passionate about developing people and their brands. She is the founder of the brand development agency, Endor By Design and Social Media Workshops. She speaks frequently around Cape Town on the importance of social media for business.
In addition to serving on Toastmaster-related committees, she is also the Chair of the Cape Chamber of Commerce’s South Peninsula Chapter and the Vice Chair of their Digital Portfolio. She also sits on the Cape Chamber’s Council, advising on modern and innovative ways to interact with members.
Jon Jon San Juan is a seasoned IT executive with over 18 years of international IT business development, systems integration and development in the US film and media industry plus social media startup experience in the South African startup sector. He’s worked for the past 5 years weaving between the film industry and Cape Town’s “Silicon Cape” tech sector. As a result, he has been able to use his experience to work on Film/Media/Social Media ventures in South Africa. He has been with Toastmasters since 2009 and has been involved with Cape Communicators and E and Y Executive Committees and has been a former President and Area Governor. With his spare time you can find him Karaoke’ng at a Karaoke bar near you 🙂
Lois Strachan is an inspirational speaker who guides people to see that they can use their strengths and their passions to influence them through challenges and arrive at success.
She joined Toastmasters in 2000 as a way to build her self-confidence and was amazed to discover that, for her, the main value of the Toastmasters programmes lay on the leadership side. She has served in numerous leadership roles within Toastmasters, culminating in her serving as District Governor (now called District Director) for Southern African Toastmasters in 2008-09. Her current role is that of D74 Chief Ambassador for the Revitalised Education programme (REP) being developed by Toastmasters International.
Outside of Toastmasters, Lois is the creator of the children’s books, “The Adventures Of Missy Mouse”, loves reading, playing music and spending quality time with family and friends. She is currently writing a book explaining how she accomplishes everyday tasks as a visually impaired person and was recently appointed as an Ambassador for Casual Day, South Africa’s foremost fundraiser for persons with disabilities.
Craig has been a member of Toastmasters for a number of years and has served in all club leadership roles, and well as most district leadership roles. Craig served as District Governor for Southern Africa in 2010, and as a founding member of Cape Communicators Toastmasters Club.
Craig believes that you can be an effective leader without being a good speaker, and that Toastmasters is the perfect place to develop those skills.
Outside of Toastmasters Craig is an ultra-marathon runner, musician, photographer, brewer of beer and IT solutions architect.
Ryan joined Toastmasters in 2011 for the same reason as thousands of others; to be a better speaker. Since then, Ryan has seen his presentation skills improve, has been the president of his other club, Good Hope Toastmasters and has held various leadership positions in Toastmasters. It was when he joined Cape Communicators that Ryan found his speaking skills reached a whole new level.
The advanced club environment with its membership, rich in experience has helped Ryan move beyond the point that many Toastmasters get to and go no further. Ryan says, “To anyone looking to take their Toastmasters beyond the CC manual I highly recommend the advanced experience offered by Cape Communicators.”