Buli G Ngomane

Marketing and communications executive: Access Management

How has Buli G Ngomane managed to squeeze such an impressive career into such a short time? The answer, says this 35-year-old, is simple: never procrastinate. "The only time to pause is when you're taking stock of what you want to achieve. And then you go again. Life is short.� Ngomane is a "renaissance woman�. She has sung for a Saudi Prince, shared the stage with South Africa's most talented musicians, from the Eastern Cape Philharmonic Orchestra to Ray Phiri, and even collaborated with local rock band Evolver One. Her career in radio, TV, entertainment and marketing has spanned 15 years, so it's hardly surprising to learn that this bold go-getter is also a former Idols hopeful. Ngomane's voice has sweetened the airwaves too. She caught the radio bug at university and went on to host shows on Algoa FM and Highveld FM. These days she is a corporate high-flyer. She is the marketing and communications executive for Access Management, a company that aims to transform the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth into the country's leading sports and entertainment venue. As a proud daughter of the "Friendly City�, Ngomane believes it is exciting to be part of such a vibrant initiative. She has always been self-motivated � even as a child. When she was in grade two she managed to convince her teacher to fast-track her into grade three and she hasn't stopped since. But she values her downtime, too. She travels abroad at least twice a year (Miami and Barcelona are her favourite cities), making sure her cellphone is firmly switched off.�Ayanda Sitole

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