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With regard to equipment for her presentation or workshop, Zanele uses a full multi-media presentation from her own laptop computer (an Apple MacBook). In the case of in-person presentations, she needs the following equipment to be provided for her:


  • Zanele uses her own laptop as an autocue and makes adjustments to the presentation ‘in the moment’, so needs it to be positioned on the stage where she will be presenting. She needs to consistently have view of her notes and the next slide view. She will provide either an HDMI or VGA connector for his Apple Mac.

  • A data projector to connect to her laptop, projected onto a large enough screen that everyone has full view of it.
    out – and needs to connect to a full sound system.

  • Sound for the full audio she uses with the presentation. This connects to her laptop computer in the standard way – the stereo head phone out – and needs to connect to a full sound system.

  • If the size of the venue and number of participants requires it, a lapel microphone (or equivalent – hand held, headset, etc) will be required to amplify his voice as well. A countryman headset mic is preferred.


If you are unable or unwilling to provide the above setup, you MUST confirm this with Zanele or her agent as part of confirming the event.



As a Global Speaker, Zanele has captivated global audiences with her sensational keynotes and thought-provoking unlearning facilitations.

She challenges long-standing company dogmas while developing her audiences with her unique, humorous stories and insightful views around the future of work and creating cultures of continuous self-disruption.

Zanele completed her undergraduate studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and engaged in two study abroad opportunities in Canada and the USA.

She began her career as a primary school educator, teaching three of South Africa’s official languages and Natural Sciences & Technology to bright young minds. This was when she came to the realisation that the future skills so highly sought-after, were skills that were easily exhibited by children in the forms of inquisitiveness, frankness, resilience etc.

This indicated that a large chunk of the work to be done by society was less about learning, but more around unlearning limiting frameworks and relearning the capacity to think and act creatively.

Zanele now works with TomorrowToday Global and has since assisted clients such as Volkswagen, Vitality Global, ENS Africa, Marsh & McLennan Companies, First Rand, RMB and Discovery CRES to approach an uncertain future with confidence.

As a Forbes contributor and a contributor to the Thought Leader section of the Mail & Guardian, Zanele shares insights on change, transitions and the future of work with global leaders.

In 2019, she was recognised by Avance Media as the 45th Most Influential Young South African on the final list of 100 young South Africans.
In the same year, Zanele became the winner of the Professional Speakers Association’s Speaker Factor Competition, making her the very first speaker to attain this award in Southern Africa.



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Zanele Njapha, or as her clients call her ‘The UnLearning Lady’, is an international Transitions facilitator and Futurist at the Strategic Insights firm TomorrowToday Global. She is the host of the podcast Future-Fit Fridays, hosting conversations with global experts on the future of work. She contributes to Forbes, the thought leader section of the Mail & Guardian and was voted #45 on Avance Media’s list of Top 100 Most Influential Young South Africans in 2019.

Ladies and gentlemen, Zanele Njapha. 

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Our next speaker is known as 'The UnLearning Lady', a name that implies she's a superhero - something she's not going to deny. 

Zanele Njapha is an international Transitions Facilitator, Forbes contributor and host of the popular podcast Future-Fit Fridays, helping entrepreneurs across the world decode and navigate the future of work. She is also an award winning speaker and influencer. 

Here to make us uncomfortable and help us self-disrupt, Zanele Njapha.


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Terms and Conditions

The following are Zanele Njapha and TomorrowToday Ltd’s, standard terms and conditions of engagement with clients. These terms and conditions may be negotiated but will apply in the absence of any expressly agreed upon variation by the parties. 


Service Prerequisites 

Zanele Njapha (and TomorrowToday) and the client agree to keep confidential all information passing between them and to treat such information in the same manner as they would their own confidential matters. 


Zanele needs to maintain a fully independent position with the client at all times to ensure that advice and information is based on pertinent facts and developed from relevant experience. 


The client is not duty bound to take and/or act on the advice or information passed on by Zanele Njapha, and if the client does, the client does this at their own risk. 


Zanele provides either knowledge in the form of advice, speaking, presentations or training, and/or a service in the form of an activity, under the guidance and knowledge of the client and is based on trust. TomorrowToday Limited will provide knowledge and/or services as requested by the client to the best of their ability, at all times, and will endeavour to keep abreast of new information relevant to the service it provides where ever reasonably practical. 


Zanele will keep the client informed of progress on all activities carried out for and on behalf of the client according to the requirements of the client as laid down before the work commences. In the absence of an agreement in advance of work commencing, Zanele will endeavour to keep the client informed on a regular basis. 


Charges and Fees 

Unless otherwise stated in agreements, contracts or quotes, all time spent working for a client is chargeable at the agreed rate. Time spent includes consultancy visits, client meetings, research, presentations, writing and delivering training courses and production of presentation or course materials. 


Unless otherwise stated in agreements, contracts or quotes, all materials and expenses incurred relating to delegate packs, handouts, venue costs, travel, accommodation, hire of equipment or any other expenses relating to providing the service are charged at cost. 
Fees are net of local taxes or discernments, which must be settled locally by the client. 



All charges are due in advance of the service being provided. Payment of at least 50% of the fee serves as confirmation of the booking, and it must be paid within 7 days of issue of an invoice. The remainder of the fee is due on or before the date of delivery of the engagement. 



Cancellation fees will be charged as follows: 

  • Within 15 days of the event above, 100% of the above fee will be payable.     

  • Between 15 days and 30 days, 75% of the above fee will be payable.     

  • More than 30 days, 50% of the above fee will be payable.     

  • Should you have to cancel the event we will endeavour to credit payments made to future work commissioned by yourselves. 


If Zanele is unable to perform the speech due to accident or illness, TomorrowToday will endeavour to provide a replacement speaker on agreement with the client. Failing this, TomorrowToday undertakes to return any fee already paid by the client. 


Force Majeure

In the event this agreement cannot be performed or any of its obligations fulfilled for any reason beyond the reasonable control of either party including war, industrial action, natural disasters, access, then such non-performance or failure to fulfil the obligation hereunder shall be deemed not to be breach of this agreement.  


Governing Law 

This contract shall in every respect be governed by English Law without prejudice to any right Zanele Njapha may have to take proceedings in any part of the world. The English Courts to whose jurisdiction the client submit by entering into this agreement with Zanele Njapha shall have jurisdiction in the event of any dispute arising out of this agreement.