REV. “COOKIE” MAKABA
Rev. “Cookie” Makaba is a seasoned educationist, Change Management specialist, a motivational speaker, trainer and author of two motivational books and has extensive experience in the corporate world as MD of Portfolio Projects and acting CEO of Top Di-Computa. She has worked as a change management officer at institutions such as the Department of Justice, CIPRO and Department of Sports and Culture in North West, the Western Cape Department of Health, under the auspices of different companies.
She is a Relationship Management consultant both for corporate institutions and private clients, and is currently working towards launching a series of weekend workshops called “The Orchards of Eden”.
She is a mother of three and a grandmother of seven.
She has released a motivational book – “The Woman in Me” - An anthology of poems, punctuated by motivational letters to women and a relationship enhancement handbook - “The Eden of Relationships” (From Personal Leadership to Relationship Success) is a Handbook for Relationships and Marriage. Both books are currently available from her.
She has delivered more than 300 motivational talks for corporate, private, government and ecumenical institutions and organisations.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Fort Hare University, an Honours Degree from UNISA, a Bachelor of Education (Adult Education in INSET) and M. Ed.1 from WITS and is currently studying for an M.Phil in Theology with St Augustine College of South Africa. Her research topic is “A Contextual Analysis of the Anglican Theological Model of Marriage: A South African Perspective”.
Rev. “Cookie” has been a guest presenter on Motsweding FM, an anchor guest on television programmes and hosted “SOUL TO SOUL”, a programme on families, love relationships and marriage on Radio 2000, for 3 years. Her inspirational “sharings” are intermittently flighted on Gospel One. She has compeered gala dinners for the likes of SABC, ROCCI, a myriad of churches and corporate organisations. She recently facilitated the Women’s Colloquium for the Women’s Desk in the Office of The Presidency.
She is currently a self-supporting assistant priest at St. Monnica’s Anglican Church, in Midrand.