C: +27 82 552 6436
E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
"Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel"
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Welcome to Speakers of Note, both new and existing clients.  Do look around and see what we have on offer.  There are motivational speakers, keynote speakers, specialist speakers on a range of topics - economics, politics, customer care and many others including the wild adventurers and fanatical sportsmen. We can also fill your entertainment slots with comedians, singers and musicians of many genres. From string quartets to pop and rock bands, singers, magicians and specialist acts, we have them all.

If you can’t find anyone who meets the criteria you are looking for, give us a call or drop us an email.  Contact details are here. We want to make sure that your conference or event is the best it can be and hope to enable the conference organisers out there to be commended for finding just the right speaker for their event.

Speakers of Note is the agency that offers you excellent service.  Give us a try and look forward to a pleasurable experience

Summary Profile

Jacques Pauw is an investigative journalist and author of the best-seller, The President’s Keepers: Those who keep Zuma in power and out of prison. The book, published in October 2017, has been widely hailed as the most important book published in post-apartheid South Africa.
Jacques, named by Nelson Mandela as one of South Africa’s greatest journalists, has worked as a reporter, television documentary producer, commentator and columnist for more than 30 years and has received a host of national and international awards.
He was in 1988 a co-founder and the assistant-editor of the Afrikaans anti-apartheid newspaper Vrye Weekblad (Free Weekly). The newspaper became one of the most persecuted and prosecuted newspapers in South African history. Jacques exposed the existence of police death squads in November 1989. He left the newspaper in 1993.
He has also worked as the head of investigations for The Star and Sunday Star before co-founding the Truth Commission Special Report for the SABC in 1996.
In 1998, Jacques was a co-founder of Special Assignment, the premier current affairs show of the SABC. He became the Executive Producer of the programme in 1999.
Special Assignment was an award winning and highly respected current affairs programme. During Jacques’s stint at the programme, he produced a host of current affairs documentaries throughout the African continent. Amongst them were exposés on drug smuggling, the international trafficking of women and children, child labour, child soldiers and blood diamonds.
He has also produced documentaries on the genocide in Rwanda, the war between Ethiopia and Eritrea and civil conflicts in Sierra Leone, Sudan, Burundi, Zaire (today DRC), Algeria, Liberia, Rwanda and Angola.
Jacques resigned in protest from Special Assignment in September 2007 after a series of political appointments at the national broadcaster.
He was the Director of the Justice Project in the Department of Journalism at Wits University in 2009 before becoming the head of investigations at Media24 newspapers, the biggest newspaper group in South Africa. He specialized in in-depth reporting on state corruption, the police and the intelligence services.
He left Media24 at the end of 2014 to pursue freelance writing. He also owns a restaurant, bar and guesthouse in the Western Cape village of Riebeek Kasteel.
Among his awards are the Young African Leadership Award, the Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting, Italy’s Ilaria Alpi, South Africa’s Journalist of the Year and the Nat Nakasa award for integrity and bravery in journalism. He was also twice the overall winner of CNN’s African Journalist of the
Year Award.
He is the author of Six books, five of non-fiction and one of fiction. He has been shortlisted for three major literary awards.


The writing of his latest book - The President’s Keepers: Those who keep Zuma in power and out of prison.

Rave Reviews

Just a quick note to say thank you for participating in the IFA Symposium.  Your presentation was brilliant and so well received.  In fact you received the highest rating out of all speakers on the day! 

Overall the Symposium received great feedback so thank you for the part you played. 

Best regards,

Robert Phillips - ThunderMark

Jacques Pauw


We represent South Africa's top speakers.

Professional Speakers / Motivational Speakers / Conference Speakers / Business Speakers / Inspirational Speakers / Celebrity MCs/ Entertainers / Bands / Comedians / MCs / Keynote Speakers / After Dinner Speakers / Sports Speakers

Top Tweets

You need to hear what Jacques has to say. Contact me. https://t.co/ESYxazW5mR
Just watch China catch up to USA : The World's 10 Largest Economies by GDP (1960-Today) https://t.co/qAsbYYWQnp
It is about time we feel safe online. Tim Berners-Lee launches campaign to save the web from abuse | Technology | T… https://t.co/rhri9ILrRl

Facebook Feed

Contact us

T : 082 552 6436