Candice Mama


Candice Mama is one of Vogue Magazine’s top 33 most inspiring women in the world alongside: Nicole Kidman, Michelle Obama, Malala

She was named in the Top 20 African Women by the African Union and United Nations celebrating women who have contributed in building peace in Africa presented by UN Secretary General António Guterres and Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg

Her story was the base of acclaimed documentary It’s A Pleasure to Meet You featuring her and Siyah Mgoduka which was Showcased at the Louis Vuitton Foundation

In 2017 Candice was presented with the Human Beacon of Dignity Award in New York (Colombia University) presented by Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Evelin Lindner for her contribution in the field of forgiveness and reconciliation

The Dalai Lama heard her story being shared by Professor Pumla Goboda Madikizela at the Mind and Life Institute

Candice Mama work in forgiveness, reconciliation and trauma began after her story of forgiving apartheid assassin and her father’s murderer, Eugene De Kock, made international news.

As a 3 x Published Author (Contributor to SHE by the UN, Peace-Building for British Council and her own book Forgiveness Redefined)
Multi-award winning speaker
International Podcaster (listeners on 6 continents)
Tedx speaker
Mentor for two international organizations and Executive Board member on 2 international organizations and founding member of one.
Candice Mama was chosen to lead the UN backed initiative Women Power in South Africa (making her the youngest member to hold the position)

Candice Mama is making her mark in the humanitarian field all before the age of thirty

Having learnt how to not only overcome immense loss but emerge on the other side greater, Candice Mama knows how to cultivate inner strength, master the art of forgiveness and thrive through adversity

Author and Vogue’s most inspiring woman, Candice shares her powerful story of coming face to face with her father’s killer and what that taught her about personal power, the liberating power of forgiveness and how to achieve great things through challenging circumstance

Whether it is learning the art of forgiveness, self-leadership, diversity and inclusion or resilience. Candice’s keynotes are both engaging and masterful. Candice Mama has been a speaker for top tier organisations and universities such as New York University, Colombia University,University of Washington, University of Wollongong, Chas Everitt, British Council, Nelson Mandela Foundation, The Peace and Beyond Conference to name a few. She has shared stages with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Homi Bhabha , Lord Alderdice and honored Bill Clinton

Candice Mama talks range from redefining forgiveness, self-leadership, diversity inclusion, women’s empowerment and crafting inner resilience. Having been recognised as Vogue’s most inspiring woman and Top twenty African women by the United Nations she is a highly sought after international speaker.


    • Global Leadership Summit

    • Peace and Beyond Conference alongside Lord Alderdice, Bill Clinton

    • Leading Universities around the world

Sat on panel discussions and in conferences alongside (to name a few):

    • Bill Clinton

    • Archbishop of Canterbury

    • Homi Bhabha

    • Judge Albie Sachs

Candice Mama IS ALSO:

    • An Emcee A Writer

    • A Podcast Producer and Host (Weekly Mashup on Cliffcentral March 2015- March 2018)

    • Artistic Director for AIME Mentoring Australia

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