Networking on excellence level for CHROs and HR Directors

CHRO South Africa connects HR executives and professionals, boosting their knowledge, networks and careers through down-to-earth engagement, world-class events and engaging original content.

The CHRO South Africa community is supported by partner organisations that share our vision. They benefit from the unique opportunity to build meaningful relationships with decision makers on a neutral platform. Through everything we do, we aim to positively influence individuals’ lives and careers, inspire organisations and contribute to a better South Africa.

How do I get involved if...

...I am a CHRO

All CHROs in South Africa are actively invited to our regular face-to-face events like CHRO Day and the CHRO Awards, and online discussions like the bimonthly CHRO SA Community Conversations. Send an email to community manager Sungula Nkabinde ([email protected]) to be added to the invitation list, and you will also start receiving your personal copy of CHRO Magazine. There is no cost involved!

As a CHRO, you will also receive invitations to exclusive dinners and we may approach you to share your insights with the wider HR community through webinars, podcasts or an interview on
If you want two of your direct reports to benefit from the incredible power of the CHRO Community as well, you can sign up for a corporate membership.

...I am an HR professional

All HR professionals are invited to sign up for the popular biweekly newsletter, full of interviews, insights and information about upcoming events.

...I offer a service or solution to CHROs and HR teams

Does your business want to improve its profile and network with HR leaders in South Africa? Are you a critical business partner to CHROs and HR directors? Using CHRO South Africa events and media platforms, your business can open new business channels and help establish your brand foremost in the minds of HR decision makers. Contact Nick Smith ([email protected]) today to find out more.

Contact the CHRO South Africa team

Community manager: Sungula Nkabinde, [email protected], (LinkedIn), +27 72 741 6171
Managing editor: Kgaogelo Letsebe, [email protected] (LinkedIn), +27 67 295 6597                
Sales manager: Nick Smith, [email protected] (LinkedIn), +27 72 202 1071
Marketing Manager: Mahlatse Molekana, [email protected] (LinkedIn), +27 84 647 9877
Associate Editor: Ronda Naidu, [email protected] (LinkedIn), +27 82 695 9704

CFO Enterprises SA support team

Managing Director: Joël Roerig, [email protected] (LinkedIn), +27 76 3712856
Content Director: Georgina Guedes, [email protected] (LinkedIn), +27 83 651 2789
Head of Operations: Toni Rothbart, [email protected] (LinkedIn), +27 72 180 0419


At CHRO South Africa, we are extreme about the pursuit of honesty, kindness, fun and finding solutions with a ‘can do’ attitude. We bring our whole selves to work, create a safe space for a diversity of minds and strive to discover and develop the unique talents of every individual. We love and aspire to do new things, realising that this means we’ll make mistakes – which we’ll fix and learn from together. We work hard, have each other’s backs and aspire to be the world’s best listeners – to our communities, our partners and each other.


CHRO South Africa’s parent company CFO Enterprises SA was founded in 2011 by the late Alex van Groningen, an indomitable entrepreneur and maverick business builder. The purpose and the culture of the organisation are grounded in his relentless love for South Africa, his enthusiasm for communities and his keen eye for creating value for corporate partners.