Ronnie Sthembiso Masilela (affectionately known as RONMAS) is a South African based Speaker, Coach and Entrepreneur. He speaks on radio and at events. Some of the radio stations he speaks on weekly include; Voice of Hope FM, Mzansi Urban Radio, eMalahleni FM, Radio Bushbuckridge (Radio BBR), Mkhondo FM, ZoeLive Radio, Barberton Community Radio (BCR FM) and Radio Pulpit.
RONMAS is the founder of the Annual Mpumalanga Business and Investors’ Seminar which draws people from South Africa and other African countries
His Academic Journey
Academically, RONMAS is an MBA graduate (UNISA’s Graduate School of Business Leadership), an Honours BCom (Business Management) (Marketing Management) degree holder (UNISA) and has a BCom degree (Wits University). He is also a certified Life Coach and NLP Practitioner with diplomas for both obtained from the School of Life in Centurion, South Africa.
His Employment Record
RONMAS is a serial entrepreneur and provides strategic leadership to Ronmas Media, Essential Water and HomeFast Hardware amongst others. He has worked as Head of Communications and Spokesperson for the Mpumalanga Departments of Social Development and that of Health for 12 years. Prior to these roles, RONMAS worked as a Provincial Sales Manager for Umbono Capital (Pty) Ltd where he was responsible for Gauteng, Free State and the Western Cape for 14 months.
Over the years, he has established strong relationships with various stakeholders in National, Provincial and Local Government structures, state agencies, private sector companies, media houses, NPOs and communities in general.
As an entrepreneur as well as sales and marketing consultant, RONMAS has extensive consulting experience in his private capacity especially in fields of marketing, branding, business idea development, business sustainability and networking.
A Community Builder
Masilela co-founded and chairs (since 2007) a group of former matriculants of Mthombo Senior Secondary School in Mpumalanga. This group provides sound career guidance and advices to learners. This platform has successfully linked over 300 learners to bursaries and tertiary institutions, self-employment and employment opportunities after completing Grade 12.
He is a co-founder of Likusasa Lethu Youth Development Centre (2015), an information and development centre based in Zwelisha which opens doors to school going and out of school youth to gain access to the Internet, computer literacy skills, soft skills, information on bursaries, employment and self-employment opportunities. He was a Clinic Committee member of Nelspruit Community Healthcare Centre and Chairperson of a Board of Trustees in one Nelspruit based Estate.
He assists and coaches people in business and life in general.
Some of the companies and organisations he has worked with?
Radio Stations, Churches, FNB, NewsHorn Media, CircuFin Group, Noma Nini Lodge, Barberton Mines, Working on Fire, SEDA, NYDA, NEF, SABC, Ehlanzeni District Municipality, Ngobe Media, Fiswayo Financial Services, Department of Education, Department of Culture, Sport and Recreation, Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature, Men-Up, Lisango Lemadvodza and Leadership 2020 Sunday Circle, amongst others.
RONMAS inspires people through speaking, coaching and entrepreneurship. There is no doubt that he is a well reputable leader who leads by example. He influences people and is action oriented. He has a great sense of urgency and responsibility.