In late 2016, Brunner was awarded at the 48 Hour Film Project for the first mobile film to be created in a competition within Johannesburg.
Before joining eNCA, Zola started her storytelling journey by travelling to Europe to conduct a series of interviews of various women in different countries (England, Italy, Belgium, Germany, France and Spain) with only a camera and laptop as equipment in 2015. The aim of this ongoing interview series is to tap into the universal language of women.
Since then, she has taken mobile technology to the US as an eNCA mobile journalist to depict the AGOA crisis that was circulating in the country.
Currently as a producer, her role is to create a show along with a team that speaks to the young adults of South Africa. Being the first show of its kind for eNCA it is also broadcasted on eTV. Her dissemination priority is always social media and online which she executes as the social media lead for the show.
Brunner graduated with honours from Wits University, majoring in Politics and Media Studies.
Born in South Africa, she also worked in America, Italy and South Africa.
Sharmla Chetty is the Global Head of Europe and Africa for Duke Corporate Education and serves on the board for Duke Corporate Education Africa leading client relationship management, advisory work, and the building of client organizations’ strategic capacity and capabilities. Prior to this position she was Regional Managing Director for Duke Corporate Education from 2010 overseeing the Africa region and before that, Managing Director for Duke Corporate Education South Africa where she opened the office in 2007 and helped build Duke Corporate Education into Africa’s preeminent corporate educate provide ranked no 1 twelve years consecutively. She has experience working in a range of industries including financial services, healthcare, and mining and in various regions, including Africa, China, Europe and India.
Before joining Duke CE, Sharmla was the head of Human Capital Development at Nedbank and has more than 19 years of experience in this field. Sharmla studied at the University of Johannesburg and has an MBA from Henley Management Business School. Her dissertation achieved a distinction in the field of corporate social responsibility. In 2016 Sharmla the recipient of the Award for Entrepreneurial and Academic Excellence on the African continent. Sharmla was also featured as a Global Female Leader of our time by the European Business Review for 2016.
Highlights of her career would be the opportunities she has had to build the next generation of women at grass roots level in rural Africa through the enterprise development programmes she drives and founding the “Women Leading Africa Board Leadership Programme” which is building the Pan African bench strength for women serving on board positions across the continent. Sharmla is a Fellow of the eighth class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-South Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Darryl has held a number of functional leadership roles across different industries and geographies having served as Group Human Resources Director for Anglo Vaal Industries, Group Human Resources Director Africa for Standard Bank, Global Head Organisation Effectiveness Standard Bank and Head Organisation Development at SAB Ltd. He has worked across numerous geographies including Europe, UK and extensively in Africa (20+ countries) with some of the most admired products and brands across a range of categories and industries.
Darryl currently heads up the Advisory and Consulting Services for Duke CE providing tailored solutions to clients’ unique business challenges across Africa. Darryl has extensive knowledge and experience in working with Executive and Senior Management teams in identifying and managing their capability and capacity risks and agreeing appropriate plans and interventions in attaining and exceeding their strategic goals. These activities include strategic planning sessions, team effectiveness, leadership coaching and mentoring and executive talent management and development.
Karen manages a portfolio of clients in various industries such as finance and banking, mining and oil and gas, facilitating the design and development of customized executive education programs. Karen is passionate about developing learning strategies, CRM, change management and growing human capabilities and organizational capabilities. Karen has extensive experience working with clients and delegates on the Africa continent, Asia and USA.
Before joining Duke CE, Karen was a human resources practitioner in the field of learning and development and human resources, focusing on business and human performance for 23 years within the banking industry.
Karen has focused on her own learning and development by attending a Senior Leadership Development programme, attending the ASTD conference in Dallas, USA, visiting a few key organisations in the USA and attending the Appreciative Inquiry and Positive Thinking conference in Orlando, USA.
Karen earned a BA (Hons) in Management of Training at Rand Afrikaans University (now the University of Johannesburg) in South Africa. She is a registered member of the South African Institute of Personnel Practitioners.
most recent project ‘Making Secondary Trauma a Primary Issue: A Study of
Eyewitness Media and Vicarious Trauma on the Digital Frontline’.