Nedbank Professional Banking, hosted a networking session for young professional clients in Johannesburg aimed at providing them with know- how to better navigate their careers. 

Headlining the event was Dr Musa Mthombeni who gave the audience critical insights on how he was able to pursue his passion and succeed in two different industries.

Over the years, Mthombeni has managed to seamlessly rise above societal expectations as a former child star who graced TV screens on YOTV, to be a radio presenter, MC and brand influencer while pursuing his medical profession. 

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The young Nedbank professional clients under the age of 30 with a minimum four-year qualification and considered to be well positioned to make their mark in society in years to come, received insights that money can’t buy from the inspiring Mthombeni.

Having mastered the art of breaking out of social constructs and using his robust work ethic to get the most out of his 24-hour day, “Dr Musa” is in the process of starting an online car show to respond to the needs of his social media followers who have a range of interests in cars and technology.

The networking session is part of a series of exclusive initiatives aimed at enabling young professionals to reach their potential by learning first-hand from the experts and game changers, says Alan Shannon, Head, Client Engagement: Relationship Banking.

“It bodes well for young professionals to see their cohorts pushing boundaries and making a success of their lives. We believe that the private-banking experience we offer these high potential young professionals will fast track them into a partnership aimed at guiding them to realise their full potential,” said Shannon.

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Joining Dr Musa was a panel comprised of a few of the inspirational youth who cracked the 2019 Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans list including Melody Xaba who spoke on the how to navigate social media as young professional; Hetty Boachie -Yaidom who delved into the impact side hustles can have on one’s primary career and Keitumetse Qhali who wrapped up with her insights on finding purpose.

The networking sessions have been well received since starting in 2018 with a compelling line-up of speakers, which included Robbie Brozin (Nando’s co-founder) in Johannesburg, Gidon Novick ( founder) in Cape Town and Vumi Msweli (CEO: Hesed Consulting) in Durban. Details for two more networking sessions for Cape Town and Durban will be shared later this year.

In addition, Nedbank has created a mobi-site specifically for young professionals, sharing tips on how to navigate and advance their careers. Visit or for more information.

-Adapted from a press release