District Director’s Note

Who have you robbed recently? There are two things that almost every Toastmaster I have ever met, across our District and other Districts from all over the world, have in common. The Toastmasters Programme and being a member of this organization has changed their lives and helped them become a better version of themselves. They…

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Letter from the Editor

My Toastmasters journey has been an extremely exhilarating time, as I continuously learn and meet such inspiring leaders. Today, I invite you to feast your eyes and warm your souls as you read about my interview with one such leader, the Division A Director, Vusi Maupa.  With his desire to change the African leadership landscape came the discovery of the…

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PR for Success: Empowering for Maximum Impact

After months of planning, the inaugural PR for Success programme kicked off on Saturday 18 July 2020 with the topic Branding and Toastmasters and why it is important for us to uphold the brand guidelines to communicate a consistent message to our audience. Click here to catch up on the first masterclass Sincere gratitude to…

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Accelerating growth with the Division A Director, Vusi Maupa

One way of measuring good leadership is by counting how many people you have moved from the level you found them at, to the next level of their leadership potential. – Vusi Maupa – Division A Director It goes without saying that these are moments of uncertainties. Big changes  are causing big stresses, unexpected occurrences…

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New Member Moment – Tatenda Mayaya

I am a highly motivated young man who is passionate about leadership, personal development and entrepreneurship. I joined Engineers Toastmasters Club  because I believe it will sway me towards  attaining the competences I am highly seeking, which include public speaking, interpersonal communication, strategic leadership, management and confidence building. I discovered that Toastmasters provides a platform…

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New Member Moment – Nelisa Dabula

Having begun my journey as the youngest member of my club, Gold Reef Toastmaster, I felt intimidated and when I was proposed with the challenge of taking on a club officer role, I felt like I was really being pushed into the deep end. However, I need not have worried. I think that experience alone…

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New Member Moment – Mandilakhe Nontenja

I am the Charter President of Fourways Firebrands, a club that chartered on 30 June 2020 in Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa. I am passionate about becoming a professional speaker. Mastering the craft of knowing what, how, where and when to say it, has always been my desire. Years of following organizations promising these said skills…

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Mentor/Mentee – Vicky and Linda

Victoria Mahlangu, the Evolving Ladies Club President and her mentor, DTM Linda Chimanikire from Challengers and Engineers Clubs At first I thought I had made a wrong choice. I remember the softest voice telling me to invoke all the five senses when delivering a speech. “People have to hear what you are saying, feel the…

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Emissaries – Introducing Nontokozo Sabela

The Emissary Programme, headed by Emissary Programme Coordinator Nontokozo Sabela, is a platform designed to encourage members to visit other clubs thus allowing them to learn from each other.  Afterwards members have the opportunity to provide constructive feedback to the club they will have visited. The 2020/2021 objective is to encourage members to visit other…

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Social Events – Rotary meets Toastmasters

Colleta Mudondo – President of Highlands Rotary Club and Treasurer of L’Amour Club After having understood that Rotarians are people of action, I joined them in 2008. Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbours, friends, leaders and problem solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change,…

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Social Events – CRCED

CRCED Club meeting in Pretoria As the CRCED Club, we hail from Division A in Pretoria, South Africa. We love to regularly meet and practice our public speaking and leadership skills in a fun-filled, safe and supportive environment. You are welcome to join us and accelerate your growth together with us. Here are more articles…

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Social Events – Division L COT

Division L Club Officer Training As Division L we had our Club Officer Training on 18 July 2020. We remain optimistic of finishing stronger than we started as we strive for progress. Here are more articles on this topic: No related posts.

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Social Events – Division S COT

Division S Club Officers Training in progress Division S held its first ever virtual Club Officer Training on Saturday, 25 July 2020. The programme was lined up with phenomenal speakers and trainers who ensured that attendees are well capacitated and equipped for the leadership roles they have taken up for the 2020/2021 Toastmaster Year. Here…

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Welcome to Achieving Excellence

It’s time for a relaunch as we #StriveForProgress. I have noticed that “in times of rapid change, it is the learners who inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.”  Here we are embracing the new 2020/2021 Toastmasters year. What better way to start…

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District Director – Merryl Jubber DTM

In Toastmasters, each level of Leadership is simply a reflection of the previous level, just with a bigger team. The President of the Toastmaster Club is like the conductor who ensures that the Club Exco play in harmony and achieve their objectives. Then we have the Division Directors and the Area Directors levels. The Division…

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Programme Quality Director – Njabulo Thela DTM

I am responsible for all aspects of education and training across the district. This includes supporting quality club programming efforts, promoting the Distinguished Club Program, planning and executing the District Conference. I look forward to supporting members reach their goals and get optimal value of the program. Our main focus areas will be: Pathways Support –…

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Club Growth Director – Joel Gombera

My name is Joel Gombera ACG ALB from Harare, Zimbabwe (Area Z4) and I am honoured to serve you, District 74, as your Club Growth Director. I am here to help every member, club, area and division to achieve excellence in their Toastmasters journey. To those that need to start new clubs, I am at your…

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Public Relations Manager – Maud Nale

I am responsible for increasing awareness of Toastmasters across all available channels. This also includes coordinating communication in District 74, maintaining lines of communication between the District and all its members across all nine countries in Southern Africa as well as between District 74 and the public. I am looking forward to engaging with you,…

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Administration Manager – Lazola Belle DTM

I am responsible for keeping accurate records and ensuring that the integrity and stretch of the organisation is maintained. This role is also focused on supporting the entire organisational structure on administration matters. I am looking forward to learning the skills and competencies required to administer a multinational organisation. Here are more articles on this topic: No related posts.

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Finance Manager – Jazzmin Hecht DTM

As the Finance Manager, my role is to ensure that the money the district receives from Toastmasters International is wisely spent. This includes budgeting, bookkeeping and all financial transactions. I am looking forward to learning new skills and meeting more Toastmasters from all over Southern Africa. Here are more articles on this topic: No related…

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