What You Missed At Our Last Meeting

If you were not at Ernst and Young Toastmaster on Friday 16 March, 2018…you totally missed out.

We were hosted by Zailab on Friday16 March 2018. The futuristic building, nicknamed the ’Cape Wakanda’ by some members,  gave a positive vibe and provided a spectacular ambiance.

A huge thank you to Zailab and ever so friendly Sergio for hosting us!

Our Toastmaster of the evening Liezl du Plesis carried the meeting grace and poise as she facilitated the meeting with the theme Women in History giving special mentions to Charlotte Maxeke, Helen Joseph and Lillian Ngoyi.
A round of applause for Liezl mastering this facilitation skill for the first time at a Toastmasters club and keeping the audience informed, encouraged and rejuvenated!

The word of the day was ‘Fortitude’ which means courage in pain or adversity.

The Role players of the evening who assisted the Toastmaster of the evening and speakers where Zukisa ‘Zuks’ Luswazi as the evening’s Ah counter,  Delphin Hlongwane as the ever bubbly Time KeeperMiguel Da Costa as the Grammarian and Tembelihle Mangi who facilitated the TableTopics session.

Huge congratulations to Elizabeth Dusch, Rutendo Nyamuda and Delphin Hlongwane who have began their Toastmaster’s Journey’s at Ernst and young. Their formal induction was facilitated by the Vice President Membership Ope Onibokun.

Big cheers and applause was given to the winners of the evening who were:

Muwanwa Ramanyimi who collected another TableTopics Award for her energetic  and heart-felt speech on the woman she sees as gold, her mother.


Durga Iyer collected the Best Evaluator award for his exciting, insightful, sincere yet powerful evaluation on a CC6. It is always a treasure to learn from his powerful evaluations.

Ifeoma ‘Iffy’ Okpla won Best Speaker award for her CC6. She reminded the audience, particularly the woman, to affirm themselves and not relying on the external affirmations of others. Well done to Iffy, and yes, thank you Iffy for an amazing reminder!

Pathways: A Learning Experience
The meeting was also set to inform the members and prospective visitors of Ernst and Young Toastmasters of the new Pathways program that would be rolled out effectively from 20 March 2018.
Thank you to Jody Roman& Jazzmin Hetch, our Pathways Guides who took us through a gripping presentation and has rejuvenated the excitement of many for what is to come.

Members: Now is a good time to check if your credentials work well on Toastmasters.org. If you are experiencing any difficulty, contact the Vice President Education for more assistance. #PathwaysIsComing


  • Please pay your dues to remain a member in good standing and to benefit from Pathways Programs

Upcoming events
Next Meeting:  Our next meeting is on Thursday 22 March 2018.  It will be held at the Investec Building and will begin at 18:15 sharp
Annual Hike: Ernst and Young will be hosting an Annual Hike. This will be on 24 March 2018.
This will be welcome for all prospective Toastmasters and Toastmasters Members. Should you wish to do a speech, be a Table Topics Master or be the Toastmaster of the Hike, Contact the club president (Nashad) or VPE (Cynthia).

Area Contest: Ernst and Young Toastmasters hosted their Club Speech, Evaluation and Table topics  a few weeks back. It is an honor to have the winners of the club contest represent the club on 28 March 2018 at the Allan Gray Toastmasters Club, Waterfront. 

Cynthia Kanyenze- Speech contest
Yanga Gceya –Table Topics contest
Bryan Teare- Evaluations contest
Please come and support the team!! Cost is R50 per person with light refreshments being served.