As a corporate functions MC, Ruda add a touch of elegance, credibility and sophistication; but what of her roots? Ruda Landman grew up in the Northern Cape and read languages at the University of Stellenbosch. She started her working life as a journalist at Die Burger, later moving to the SABC as a radio and television reporter. After a number of years with Sarie magazine she became co-anchor of Carte Blanche on M-Net, where she has been for the past 18 years. She serves on the Board of Media 24 and chairs the board of Helpmekaar, the private school her son attended. She has been married to JP Landman for almost 30 years and has one son, now 20. Ruda’s new talk, “To Dance and to Fish” is holding audiences spellbound. Starting with a deeply moving folk tale from Scandinavia and moving on to draw examples and illustrations from Ruda Landman's private and professional life, this very personal and direct talk focuses on the responsibility we have for our own choices in life; the price tag of each such choice, marked in days, hours and minutes; and the danger of being bullied into/drifting into a place where we never wanted to be.
TopicsTitle: “LESSONS FROM A LIFE STORY, with reference to Steve Jobs, Indiana Jones and a Stellenbosch kindergarten”. Summary: Ruda Landman takes you on a journey through her life, from losing her first job as radio reporter at the SABC, through three decades of dedicated journalism in South Africa and beyond, to leaving Carte Blanche and finding new possibilities. Along the way she sketches lessons that she learnt about herself, other people, the country and the world. Often humorous, this speech carries a serious message about the way we live our lives. It is inspirational and energizing, bound to leave you with a spring in your step.