HR Indaba leaderboard winners 2021 announced

A list of the top 10 HR Indaba winners sponsored by partners Mercer Africa and Workday.

On March 30, the second virtual HR Indaba Online kicked off with a gamified conference and expo experience, with thousands of HR professionals from across South Africa and Africa attending.

The HR Indaba consists of insightful Impact Sessions with world-class speakers, interaction with virtual partner stands, and networking with

HR peers in online chatrooms and competitions. In this year’s competition, all you had to do was engage to win!

Attendees earned points for attending the live Impact Sessions, watching demos at exhibition stands or downloading material from the stands.

The leaderboard tallied attendees points live and the 10 highest scorers were to walk away with fantastic cash prizes. The top three all had the same scores, so in an unprecedented act of community generosity, all three are getting the first place prize of R10,000!

The top three participants also received an exclusive invitation to the CHRO Awards in November and the top 300 most active participants each won a R100 voucher from Nando’s.

The top 10 leaderboard winners are also receiving a signed copy of health and performance guru Richard Sutton’s new book Stressproof: The Game Plan. The rest of the Top 10 and winners of R1,000 cash, R100 Nando’s voucher and a signed copy of Richard Sutton’s new book are:

The winners are:

  • Sasha Govender, Talent Development Specialist at Vivo Energy
  • Loraine Ncube, HR manager at IDF Capital
  • Esti Lindeque, HR manager at ProjectLink
  • Brooke Stanford, Payroll and Assistant HR manager at Masterfull
  • Carna Burger, HR practitioner at ADC Projects
  • Tanya Opperman, HR manager at Masterfull
  • Ashley Motene, management and leadership academic programme developer at SACAP
  • Anthony Letsoalo, Growth & Sustainability Manager at The Da Vinci
  • Lyné Maritz, Industrial PsychologistIndependent Consultant
  • Latisha Govinder, executive: human capital business partner at Motus Corporation

Executive: human capital business partner at Motus, Latisha Govinder said she had an incredible experience at the HR Indaba. “I was pleasantly surprised at how engaging it was and managed to network quite easily, and subsequently set up meetings with various service providers. The panels were all extremely informative,” she said.

“Winning the R1,000 and Richard Sutton’s amazing new book was definitely an added bonus, but one that is extremely appreciated. My R1,000 will be going towards some well-needed pampering.”.

ACAP’s Ashley Motene said she plans to use half of the winnings to spend on a mental day off: “I would like to use the rest of the winnings to contribute towards care packs for the porters at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital following the fire devastation. I can only imagine how much wellbeing work they also had to do with the other health workers to move patients to safety.”

Loraine Ncube from IDF Capital says, “I am so thrilled to have won. I am planning to go on holiday once the world opens up again. But until then I will add the money to my investment portfolio.”

Her key lessons from the HR Indaba were:

  • the importance of organisational agility and the ability of organisations to build dynamic capabilities in today’s complex and uncertain business environment; and
  • being mindful of the risk of burnout in employees during this pandemic, and finding sustainable ways of prevention as well as to support employees.