Rosie Motene is a Pan African Media proprietor, who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts (Honours) from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Rosie operates as an author, speaker, feminist/activist, voice over artist and a Pan African entertainment manager and production consultant.

Her career has extended for over 25 years and she has been credited as an award-winning actor, TV and radio presenter, TV and film producer. Rosie is an accredited international laughter coach.

Rosie Motene - Speaker MC

Rosie is an accredited international laughter coach.

She holds a a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts (Honours) from the University of Witwatersrand.

NTV & Spark TV Uganda: Head of productions, programming, and acquisitions.

Rosie Motene – Speaker MC held the position of head of productions, programming, and acquisitions at NTV in Kampala, Uganda. She was in charge of NTV Uganda and Spark TV channels respectively. She was in charge of conceptualizing, executing and producing 25 shows, most were in English with a few in Luganda. She was responsible for 42 people from producers, video editors, programmers, and the Camera department.

Rosie is a television production consultant, advising production companies and networks on the following:

Conceptualising programmes for television. This includes writing proposals, pitching to clients and sourcing for finance.

Training and building up a strong production team, from executive producer, producer, director, and talent.

Teaching the principles of casting.

Executing the production flow: the three phases of production, from pre-production, production, and post production.

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SPEAKING TOPICS

THE RISE OF THE AFRO-YIDDSH PRINCESS: INTER-RACIAL-INTERFAITH ADOPTION

My mother was a domestic worker for a White Jewish family, who raised me as their own. My talk looks at the dynamics of a black child growing up in a white family during the apartheid era, dealing with a major identity crisis at an early age then finding my African identity and merging it with my faith.

In 2011, I officially converted to Judaism. In 2013, I made the brave decision to move to Phokeng, Rustenburg and live with my biological family and work on our relationship.

KEEPING YOUR INNER FLAME ALIGHT: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

Whilst in University, I dated a boy who abused me emotionally, financially and then physically. My story is one of courage, education and learning what our rights are and making sure no one ever takes away our inner shine/strength. I received my training through POWA, I am the Vice-Chair of the organisation.

In 2013, I was assaulted in Botswana, my story and anguish which has followed, including him intimidating me and my witnesses, to bribe and lack of support from Botswana police.

MY KILI EXPERIENCE: POLE POLE, SLOWLY

I was appointed the ambassador for UN Women to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, part of the Africa Unite campaign: To stop violence against women and girls in Africa. Rosie climbed Mt Kilimanjaro again in 2014 to rise awareness for The Tomorrow trust and the Kilimanjaro Initiative. The second attempt she reached Uhuru summit, despite falling ill and an hour and a half behind her group.

MEDIA TRAINING

Rosie offers extensive media and presenter training workshops.  The workshops include voice and breathing techniques, how to stand and present yourself in front of the camera.  The training includes techniques of mastering interviewing skills and how to pose certain issues and questions.

Rosie also highlights what not to do in front of the camera and what the correct posture and sitting should be adhered to, as well as insight into the appropriate clothing to wear.

Lastly, she also focuses on how to write questions for an interview, the structure of the interview, tactics to avoid when interviewing, etc.

Rosie Motene - Speaker MC

Rosie Motene – Speaker MC

EXECUTIVE MEDIA WORKSHOPS

Rosie holds training workshop for corporate clients who seek help in presentation, how to handle media, interview skills and on camera etiquette.  The workshops also include warm up techniques, posture, wardrobe, brand awareness. Rosie is regarded as one of South Africa’s best dressed women and has been nominated and won many awards.

Rosie has graced the covers and pages of many South African and international magazines, including True Love, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Style, Joburg Style and Destiny Magazine, African Woman and Forbes Africa Magazine.  In 2007, Rosie along with a number of other African personalities featured in the internationally acclaimed Vanity Fair Magazine in an issue dedicated to Africa.

Rosie is also a household name on the African Continent.  In 2004 and 2005, she was the official Face of the, Namibian and Ugandan Fashion Weeks held in Windhoek, Namibia and Kampala, Uganda respectively. In 2008 Rosie was nominated for the Shoprite/Checkers Woman of the Year Awards.

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