Wiseman Mkhize : Founder & Executive Chairman

Wiseman Mkhize is appointed as the Sustainable Development Goals Leading representative for South Africa. He is active role is mostly on Climate Change, Gender equality and Peace as the republic’s Ambassador to champion strategies and projects related to the Sustainable Development Goals between the period: May 2019 up to September 2030.

A qualified graduate from the Durban University of Technology in Environment and recreation technology, Wiseman became a first group of qualified EThekwini Municipality Horticulturists developed from the special programme in the new democratic dispensation to uplift the black students into previously marginalized career opportunities.

During his tenure at the KZN Philharmonic as the Assistant Manager, he obtained an Advanced certificate in Project Management from the University of Cape Town, this lead him to variety paths in business including his communications agency, Wise Creations and Communication which is his focus specializing on talent management, production management, communication strategies and branding.

  • His vast knowledge of the creative industry in South Africa comes as wealth of knowledge to assist IAAI and African Global Networks to utilize his expertise to the advancement of the programs in return to push the agenda for South Africa at the United Nations.
  • He has been actively involved at the KwaZulu – Natal Philharmonic Orchestra at the managerial level as Assistant Orchestra Manager specializing in education and development portfolio for six years.
  • Currently, the Executive Chairman of the EThekwini Choirs League, an initiative he champion and launched with the choral fraternity of choral music in the city of Durban with objectives to recreate and rebrand the purpose of choirs and ensure their professional governance and business sustenance.
  • An active member of the Kwa Zulu Natal Department of Basic Education Schools Choral Eisteddfod Adjudication panel.

Wiseman’s appointment comes after a fellowship cohort he successfully participated at the ASCENT LEADERSHIP NETOWRKS (A New York- based Leadership for family- led businesses). https://www.ascent.net

As the Ascent fellow, Wiseman interacted with many respected business and industry leaders including Disney, CBS News Digital, Techonomy.com and many more. The cohorts held in USA, included:

  • Negotiation skills held at Harvard University in Boston
  • Collaborations and influence held at the Greentree (UN Secretary- General Base in Manhasset, New York.


Dr. Sicelo Nkwanyana (Specialist Physician and businessman in international pharmaceuticals)
Ms. Jacinta Ngobese ( young business woman in media)
Mr Asanda Mpaise (Professional event planning, marketing, PR & media Personel)

Nay Maps : Ambassador

A man who needs no introduction, to many he may be known as Mxolisi Xulu from SABC 1 hit-telenovela UZALO, to others Dingaan Khoza from Mzansi Magic’s THE QUEEN but Nkosinathi ‘Nay Maps’ Maphalala is a young Zulu man who grew up in the dusty streets of Soshanguve, Pretoria. He is the eldest child at home, the only son and is followed by his 2 younger sisters, Thando and Wandisa whom he loves so much. With roots in KwaZulu-Natal, he’s claim to fame was when he starred as Mxolisi Xulu on SABC1’s Hit Telenovela UZALO, which became the Most Loved and Most Watched show in South Africa with 10,2 million viewers every night.
This Leading Man studied Software Development (BSc IT) at the University of Pretoria but later pursued his love for the Arts in the Entertainment Industry. He started his journey in the Arts as a Model. He won a modelling competition in Pretoria and became the Face Of Wonderpark Mall in Pretoria. This then propelled him to do even more from Modelling to TV Commercials. He’s first TV Commercial was a Lead Role in an MTN TV Advert. He has worked, collaborated and partnered with brands such as FNB, VW, Discovery, Bombay Sapphire but to name a few.

He is a Singer, Songwriter, Pianist & Producer.
Coming from a musical family, he’s musical journey began at home as he’s parents Apostle Simeon Maphalala who is now late, and Apostle Xoliswa Maphalala would make him sing with his sisters at musical events and church events which then lead him to lead the worship music team at church. He then developed and nurtured his gift of music and went on to perform on big stages. He has performed covers and written songs for a couple of artists. He was part of a musical crew named Spax and Newlight which won Best Contemporary Album in the Mzansi Gospel Awards and was also part of the University of Pretoria Youth Choir.
Fast-forward to today, he has just released his highly anticipated Official Debut Single titled I’LL BE THERE which is now available on all Music Platforms.

In 2016 he founded his clothing line NAY MAPS CLOTHING which is all about spreading love and showing people the importance of believing in themselves and for them to know that they are loved. His passion for fabrics and textiles lead him to create his own line with a vision to manufacture high quality garments that would compete on a global scale like Nike, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada etc
Online store is www.naymapsclothing.com Instagram page is @naymapsclothing
With a sweet-tooth for days, yet very health conscious, he’s love for ice cream lead him to produce his own ice cream brand called THE LICKERY with his friend Thabo.
THE LICKERY is a hand-crafted superfood ice-cream made the African way with all natural ingredfients, meaning it’s high in nutrients and anti-oxidants and onto of that, it is sugar-free.
Website is www.thelickery.com Instagram page is @thelickery

Nay is a very driven, determined, confident, exuberant and loving individual who is on a constant journey of growth and strives to better each and every day. He loves traveling, adventure and having fun.
He was on Tropika Island of Treasure Season 8 Maldives where he almost won the competition and came out 2nd.
He is the Ambassador of DEFY as he believes that its important to be yourself and stick to your lane and to know that through unity, we can pioneer the future together as people and that no matter the odds, it Is important to always believe in better.

He is a firm believer in inspiring the youth and motivating them to believe in themselves and to know that they can achieve anything they put their minds on as long as they believe.
Through his NAY MAPS FOUNDATION, He goes around the country doing MOTIVATIONAL TALKS, MC work, and GIVING BACK to the youth and the needy without making a noise about it.