Client Kudos


A quiet force of change

Ross Drakes

Sizakele is so good at what she does. We have collaborated twice and are trying for a third. She is clear, practical and genuine with her thoughts. She tailors her message to suit the audience and is simultaneously entertaining and practical. A quiet force of change.

Ross Drakes
Creative Director at Nicework & Organiser of CreativeMornings Johannesburg

Absolutely exceptional

Sizakele was absolutely exceptional as a keynote speaker at the yher Africa 2018 Pitch Day. Much of what our accelerator aspires to do was echoed so beautifully in her storytelling; this not only affirmed the work that we do, but also affirmed the Fentrepreneurs as they navigate their own journeys. We hope to be able to do more work with her in the future so that more of our entrepreneurs are gifted with her magic!

Katleho Tsoku
yher Africa - yher Africa Manager

We felt affirmed


The three of us enjoyed the session. For the most part, we felt affirmed. By bringing in an outsider to yes give some valuable and necessary critique, it was affirming to hear that some of our ideas should be explored.

Katleho Tsoku
Amazi Nail and Beauty Bar - Chief Business Officer

Immensely successful

We found the session to be a smash hit and our request was well serviced and our outcomes were everything we hoped for. The process itself allowed us to unpack our core values and apply them throughout our strategy. It was immensely successful and prepped us for a crisis in our future. Waste no time in making that phone call, I only wish I had made it sooner.

Rorisang Setlogelo
Roth Media – Managing Director

Articulate, experienced, wise and impactful

Fred Roed

Working with Sizakele Marutlulle has been a true honour. One of Heavy Chef’s most popular guests to date, Sizakele is articulate, experienced, wise and impactful. Whether speaking at an event to 250 people at the Waterfront in Cape Town, regaling an audience of 600 at Fox Junction in Johannesburg, or engaging in an intimate consultation one on one, Sizakele brings a level of patient insight that is rare amongst business leaders.

Fred Roed
Heavy Chef - CEO & Founder

Sizakele Marutlulle connected with the audience

Sizakele Marutlulle connected with the audience and there we even requests for her presentation.
The Q & A that’s was great to add real value to entrepreneurs on their burning issues

Victoria Rabali
Integrated Marketing Manager at ABSA

She inspired students with decades worth of marketing experience


Sizakele contributed strategic flair with a distinctive clarity to our Pendoring student webinar series. She inspired students with decades worth of marketing experience, distilled into a few accessible pointers. She emphasised the significance of curiosity and originality in capturing the multiplicity of our South Africanness in communication.

Eben Keun
General Manager for Pendoring

Opened our eyes up

Nkgabiseng Motau

The #Beyondthedip programme opened our eyes up to things that we were not seeing that we needed to take care of now, because we are all so focused on the pandemic it is hard to see the other side of this scenario and plan accordingly.

Nkgabiseng Motau Think Creative Africa
Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer

Inspiring and Life Giving

Nkuli Mlangeni-Berg

The collaboration with Marutlulle + C/O was very inspiring and life giving. I enjoyed their holistic approach to doing business and how they balance being humanist and entrepreneurial.  Sizakele and Reratilwe always made time for me, they were very supportive, professional and always open to listening to my ideas no matter how crazy they were. I learnt a lot from them.

Nkuli Mlangeni-Berg Founder
The Ninevites

“It has also helped us to reframe our entire approach to the local market.”


“Nando’s senior leadership team recently engaged Maratlulle and Company to assist us in crafting our future business strategy.

Their approach of constructive challenge, based on a deep understanding of strategy aligned to their broad experience of the South African business environment, was not only of enormous value in the moment, it has also helped us to reframe our entire approach to the local market.

Geoff Whyte

Her Sense of Style and Intellect are World Class

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“Working with Za and her team, was a proper delight…her insights, nuances, cultural sensitivities and passion helped us unpack some complex thoughts.
 Za is a true South African asset, and her sense of Style and Intellect are World Class…totally inspirational and relevant for the here and now.”
Robert Brozin

Her style and approach is so effective at connecting with the audience

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“Sizakele was a pleasure to work with as one of the expert speakers presenting at our conference. She quickly understood the brief, target audience and outcomes we were hoping to achieve and shaped her presentation to deliver against this. Sizakele is one of a kind, her style and approach is so effective at connecting with the audience her presentation will be difficult to forget. It is rare to find a speaker that connects what they say with how it is delivered which has a powerful impact for those listening.”

Jack McMahon
Director, Strategy and Partnerships, Group Sustainability at Standard Chartered Bank

Inspiring. Motivating. An absolute must in shaping an organisation’s culture

I am still getting positive feedback about the session and what it meant to women. It was phenomenal! The brief was exceeded by understanding what the objective of the session was, but keeping it real and true to you.

Silke Bucker
Brand Director: Castle Lite Africa at AB InBev

A consummate professional

Working with Sizakele and her team was an absolute pleasure. A consummate professional, Sizakele holds a crowd with her stage presence and engaging content. Would love to have her on stage again at a future Yoco event.

Matt Brownell
Yoco - Head of Brand Marketing

Smash hit

Kele Boakgomo

We found the session to be a smash hit and that we got what we wanted. We highly recommend that you engage with Sizakele Marutlulle.

Kele Boakgomo
Grow.Live.Prosper – Co-founder & CEO Yugrow

Insightful and practical lessons on strategy

Our MarketingFridays session with Sizakele was filled with insightful and practical lessons on strategy. She was able to share honestly and authentically about a framework to strategy that provided guests to our webinar with something to take back to their work in strategically building brands.

Nyiko Chauke - Founder

Learned a lot about myself

I learned a lot about myself, the overall purpose of communication within the AGSA and how we can work as a cohesive unit to achieve greater impact internally and externally. Personally, the lessons extended beyond my role and other facets of being a communicator. I have received only positive feedback from the people I have spoken to about the session and even though it’s early days, I have noticed an effort from most of us in trying to work together.

Thandi Mavundla
Auditor-General of South Africa - Senior Manager: Internal Communication

It makes us really think deeply about our business

Oresti Patricios Ornico Group

Sizakele has this unique knack of inspiring all those around her. I loved the approach she has, the insightful questions she asks. It makes us really think deeply about our business.  We are already focussing on some of these ideas. I highly recommend a session of “Beyond the Dip” to help you shift the needle and make this COVID disruption an exciting rather than a daunting journey.

Oresti Patricios

Sizakele was an absolute pleasure to work with


Sizakele was an absolute pleasure to work with. She brought both a calming presence and an excellent energy to our physical activity webinar. Not only did she seamlessly manage the flow between multiple speakers, she also added her own relevant insights and had fantastic rapport with the speakers, which ensured that it was a professional event.

Dr Mosima Mabunda
Head of Vitality Wellness at Discovery Limited

Unlocking my business growth

Zandile Nzalo

I had an amazing time going through the session, #Beyondthedip, with Za, unlocking my business growth and re-focusing and re-purposing my business as some would call it pivoting for 2020. I have had to get through the pains of reviewing my business, re-designing it and the session with Za was really helpful in unlocking the bottlenecks I was going through. Covid-19 has derailed me and many other SME’s and the #Beyondthedip session is a thorough one on one introspection where I began to re-look at exactly where I want to take Zanenza and create a much more sustainable existence of this business going forward, beyond Covid-19. I would recommend that you do a session with Za as well. It is worth it!

Zandile Nzalo – Managing Director

One of the best moves we have made for our business

Reabetjoe Mokoko

We started working with Marutlulle and Co. 2 years ago and this move has been one of the best moves we have made for our business. They came in and helped us to unpack and remember why we created our brand at a time we were starting to lose focus. They helped to resuscitate our business and we have been growing from leaps and bounds ever since then. This helped to show us how vital having a business strategy is.

Reabetjoe Mokoko Founder and CEO
Plates and Scales

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