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Steve Felder, Managing Director South Asia, Mumbai

“Daniel’s presentation was a real eye-opener. He provided a deeply insightful perspective on the state of the African continent through multiple lenses – economic, political and social. His presentation gave us all pause to reflect on the vast opportunities that exist, aptly counterbalanced with the potential pitfalls and risks. Hugely valuable for our executive team, and a perfect segue into our 3 day leadership conference.”



Anoop Ninan, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Johannesburg

"Daniel Silke has been the guest speaker at our Annual Mazars Post Budget event for many years. His deep economic and political insights as well as the energy, enthusiasm and humour with which he presents holds the audience captivated and keeps our clients coming back every year. It has been a pleasure working with Daniel over the years and I would highly recommend Daniel as

a guest speaker."


Jersey Finance

Alan Wood, Business Development Manager, Jersey CI

"Daniel was an absolute pleasure to deal with. So charming and easy to get along with. His presentation was phenomenal and exceeded our greatest expectations and clearly those of the delegates. The feedback from our guests was over-whelming, citing an entertaining and very engaging experience. Thank you once again for providing an excellent service.


Mariott Hotels

Mark Satterfield, Business Development Manager EMEA

"On behalf of our entire group, I want to thank you for a terrific presentation…it was absolutely spot on. I do not think we could have given you a tougher time slot to work with…the last presentation after a long few days…and nights. Your presentation could not have been better; informative, relevant, and most of all delivered in such a way that kept the team entertained and engaged. We will certainly keep a look out for opportunities to utilise you again in the future."


South Africa Property Owners Association SAPOA

Neil Gopal, CEO

"We have had the honour of having Daniel present at the annual SAPOA Convention on many occasions. He expertly summarises his presentations, which are logical, thoughtful and engaging. His presentations are always bursting with energy and the audience loves him. The property industry always looks forward to his fascinating insights into what is happening locally and around the world.  I can safely say that Daniel delivers what is by far the best one hour Keynote that our audience has ever seen. Full of energy, entertainment and mind altering knowledge that helps set the scene to a really successful conference. No-one does it as well as Daniel."


International Association of Independent Accounting Firms

Nadege Mullier, Executive Manager, Brussels.

"Daniel delivered two excellent keynotes to a multi-cultural audience of auditing and accounting partners. His presentations cannot be more up-to-date with references to events and press-clips of the day. His understanding and analysis of world geo-politics is outstanding. Despite the seriousness of the subject, these two one-hour addresses were a fun part of our event!"

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Sovereign Group

Tim Mertens,

Chairman South Africa

"Daniel has been a great asset to our annual client events. Our clients always praise his contributions. He provides the most entertaining yet highly analytical presentations and also acts as a very endearing Master of Ceremonies! Since he understands the financial services sector well, his information is always relevant and new. But the key is his ability to present economic and political data in a crisp and punchy way - with a sense of humour. He is, therefore, highly recommended."

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Marisa Fourie,  Glacier Regional Operations North  Business Development, South Africa

"Daniel’s outlook always comes across as excellently researched, measured and balanced, taking into account the many layers of the socio-political and economic landscape of any point in time. His done numerous presentations for Glacier by Sanlam and executed professionally, passionately and certainly does it in an amazing way.  We definitely will be inviting him back for more insightful presentations and views."


IBC Solutions

Colin Steyn, Founder Member

"Once again, on behalf of the team, I’d like to thank you for the outstanding presentation you delivered at our Strategy Workshop. Your extensive research and tremendous insights on very complex, volatile and controversial topics generated much debate in our small group and plenary sessions and certainly gave us plenty food for thought. We really appreciated your objectivity in that you not only highlighted the areas of concern in the macro environment, but you identified the many positives and potential opportunities there are for a community-conscious company like ours. Most importantly, we were able to take salient points from you presentation and generate concrete steps for future investigation and action which will undoubtedly be of considerable value to our

customers, employees, the communities in which we trade and ultimately our Company. Finally, congratulations on your hat-trick with us!"

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Pepkor Holdings

Steve du Toit, CEO, 

The Building Company

“Daniel presented a political and economic overview at our annual conference in Cape Town last year for The Building Company - the building division of Pepkor Holdings Limited. Daniel captured the audience effortlessly and was able to convey economic concepts in an engaging manner, whilst still adding some humour to his delivery. His material was very well received by our staff and kicked off the day and year on an energetic note."

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London Speakers Bureau

Lucinda Swan, Director

"I have engaged Daniel to speak on more than one occasion for my clients. He delivers a wonderful keynote speech with passion and in depth knowledge. I can highly recommend Daniel and look forward to working with him again soon."


Sue Marrilier Incentives, Events & Conferences

Sue Marrilier, Director

"Daniel is one of the best speakers in South Africa. His presentations are always content rich and thought provoking. He is a dynamic speaker and an expert in his field. Daniel will always remain top of mind when recommending speakers to my clients."



Esme Van Der Merwe,

Executive Assistant

"Daniel’s presentation was very informative and his presentation style is fantastic. I can really recommend him as a presenter for economic/political overviews."


H. Hall & Sons

John Williams, Head of 

Group Finance

"Daniel was excellent!  At extremely short notice, he was able to develop an in-depth presentation that was engaging and insightful - and really well received by the shareholders."


Delta Airlines

Shireen Akoodie, General Manager, Southern Africa

"Your presentation could not have been more relevant and informative based on the current situation at the time. The audience was captivated by you and your presentation’s content from start to finish, with both sessions receiving rave reviews. You truly are one of the best speakers in South Africa and please know that we will definitely be calling on you in the near future. Your understanding and analysis of world geo-politics and economics is outstanding and thought-provoking."

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Bank of America

Rukyat Yusuf, EEMEA Strategy & Economics, London

"Daniel Silke has consistently provided our team and clients with a through and well-rounded analysis of the South African political landscape. The discussions are always informative, high quality and engaging – A testament to Daniel’s expertise, experience and public speaking prowess."

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Swiss Chamber of Commerce: SA

Evelyn Ralphs, General Manager

"Daniel’s presentation on South Africa’s future under the current circumstances was once again amazing, well-crafted and appropriately suited to our local and global Chamber members. His in-depth understanding of South African politics and economics provide brilliant insight not only to local business people but also to international entities. Comparisons drawn to other global economies are meticulously researched and delivered, including a refreshing sprinkle of humour. We had overseas guests join our webinar too, and all participants were full of praise and appreciation for Daniel’s presentation. It is always a pleasure and honour including Daniel in an event, and I look forward to the next time!"


Engen (Sirocco Productions)

Kim Venter, Conference Director

"What an absolute pleasure working with such a consummate professional as Daniel Silke once again. Daniel delivered 100% on the Client's brief at the Engen Dealer Roadshows in 2018 and 2019. His presentations were dynamic, entertaining, informative, current and so relevant. Clients & audiences were enthralled. Daniel’s wealth of  knowledge and expertise as a Political Analyst & Futurist is unsurpassed in the industry."

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Glacier by Sanlam

Martin Lessing, Manager North: Distribution & Sales

"Daniel made a valuable contribution to the success of our 2021 Outlook Webinar event. There was an overwhelmingly positive response from our audience with the talk highly relevant and truly insightful.

We would be privileged to invite Daniel back in future to share the Glacier platform again in thought leadership matters. Daniel delivers a powerful, thought-provoking product."

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Van Deventer & Van Deventer

Cor Van Deventer, Director

"We hosted a series of webinars during the course of 2020 with Daniel as one of our main speakers. Daniel was extremely informative and knowledgeable on a very wide range of topics and kept an audience of over 1500 property professionals glued to his every word for 4 sessions. I would definitely recommend Daniel for any conference or webinar for corporates and businesses. We will also definitely be using his services in the future again to keep all our clients informed on current events globally."


Bench Events

Matthew Weihs, Managing Director, UK

"Insightful, energised and thought provoking.  We love using Daniel as our keynote speakers at our Africa Hotel Investment Forum – it is great to have an economist who can provide clarity around a very complex market."

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DB Shenker

Mary-Ann Oldfield, Communications Director

"Thank you for making our business breakfast so successful. We have received so many compliments on your presentation! So informative & delivered in a concise, well connected and light hearted manner! Brilliant!”


Pietermaritzburg & Midlands Chamber of Business

Melanie Veness, CEO

"Daniel is engaging, he captivates his audience with confidence and enthusiasm, bringing new perspectives, fresh insights and a good dose of humour to his presentations. He never fails to impress."


Global Trade Review (GTR)

Geoff Ando, Head Conference Production, London

"I am contacting you to both thank and congratulate you for the tremendous role you played at last week's GTR Africa Trade Finance Week in Cape Town. The feedback received so far has been hugely positive, due in no small part to your efforts. The role of keynote speaker is a crucial one to ensuring the success of any event, and your energy, delivery and quality of content played an enormous part in this, no mean feat and something which was hugely appreciated."


SA Ubuntu Foundation

Kevin Chaplin, Managing Director, Amy Foundation & The SA Ubuntu Foundation

"Daniel is one of the best presenters and speakers I know. He brings everything across so well and holds the audience attention throughout. His insight and knowledge is world class and his presentations always add huge value. He makes any event a success."

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XL Travel

Nigel King, Strategic

Development Manager

"Daniel, the address you made to the XL Travel delegation was perfect and delivered exactly what was required to raise the game of each of our members to enable growth and continued success in their respective businesses. The XL Travel board thank you sincerely for contributing in such a significant way to the success of our Zanzibar conference. I am confident we will be asking you back in the not too distant future to address the membership."


AviaDev Ltd

Jon Howell, Founder

and CEO, Stockport UK

"Daniel's material and delivery is always engaging, professional, and thought-provoking. Perfect for building energy amongst attendees."


PKF Hotel experts GmbH

Nils Heckscher Director

"I have seen Daniel Silke at a variety of events and conferences over the years, and always look forward to hearing him speak. Daniel has the great ability to inform his audience without lecturing them. His well researched talks are spiced up with a bit of humour without ridiculing what he is actually saying. I find him to be a great addition to any event where some political insight is required."

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Robert Morris University

Jim Vincent, Coordinator (ret), The Rooney International Scholar Program, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

"Daniel's presentations are the very model of competent business forecasting. He has the skills to combine both graphic and lecture material into finely tuned presentations. Skilful, humane and humorous, Daniel Silke is a man worth listening too". 

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