Speaker Bio

Lumka Msibi – Innovation Inspiration is an Innovative Award Winning Qualified Rocket Scientist. At the age of 24 she has travelled to all 6 world continents, won numerous prestigious awards and spoken alongside many notable leaders. Born and raised in Soweto, Lumka weaves her background and personal story of success over challenges into her presentations.

A born leader, she has an outstanding ability to motivate others with her own enthusiasm.

She is a vibrant and outgoing young woman who thinks independently and critically to find solutions to problems.

Lumka is a Senior Engineer with over 5 years’ of global experience.

Lumka’s Most Requested Keynote Presentations

Motivation and Inspiration: “Lumka Challenges the Frontiers” A black girl from Soweto who conquered the skies to be a Trailblazing Rocket Scientist.

Innovation and Technology: “Engineering the Future” Lessons for Africa from Silicon Valley (USA), Europe and Asia.

Young Black Woman in Technology: “A foreigner in my own country.” Navigating identity and a career post-apartheid

Leading Africa: “Millennials: the next generation of leaders” We are the ones we’ve been waiting for; we are the change.

Ukuhamba Ukubona “Travelling opens the window to the world” — Lessons from travelling to all 6 world continents

Education and Technology: “STEM” Using technology, robotics and coding, to help solve problems in the education sector.

Why Choose Lumka For Your Next Event?

As a recognized Young Global Leader, Engineer and  Entrepreneur shaping  the  future,  Lumka’s  vision  is  to  have  a  deep and meaningful impact  in  all  her endeavours. She seeks to Motivate, Educate and Empower young and old in an engaging way and it’s not rocket science. View speakers listed Q-Z

Her presentations stem from her personal experiences, global travels and research. Lumka Msibi has demonstrated skills and outstanding potential in each of the following key areas:   leadership,   innovation, technology and entrepreneurial drive.

What Audience Should You Put Lumka In Front Of?

A World class speaker trained by Own The Room® she is comfortable and has experience working with all levels of the organization: Board, Executive, Management and factory floor.

What Are The Best Platforms To Use Lumka?

Lumka Msibi adds the most value in delivering keynote sessions. She is able to take topics into breakaway sessions or multi-day sessions. She also has experience facilitating events as an MC.


NASA Aerospace Engineer Fellow — California, USA
Award Winning Rocket Scientist
Founder of a Technology startup
Pitched Tech startup to venture capitalists at Oracle HQ in Silicon Valley and it was awarded seed funding
Innovative designer of advanced high performance, world class satellites to benefit Africa.
Selected nationally to do scientific ground breaking research in the coldest place on earth — Antarctica
Worked on a NASA project launching experiments
Global Speaker on 6 continents

At the age of 24, received South Africa’s highest Award for young people — The Ubuntu Youth Award.
Won 1st Prize out of 500 international entries in a global technical conference competition (Canada)
Recipient of numerous prestigious International Awards from Asia, Australia, North America etc.


Lumka represents everything that is good about South Africa. In her young career she had already received international recognition for her research but she also contributes to the growth of the next generation of engineers.”– Group CEO, Aerospace Technology Company

Country of Residence:

South Africa


Motivation and Inspiration:

Innovation and Technology:

Young Black Woman in Technology:

Leading Africa:

Ukuhamba Ukubona:

Education and Technology:

Booking Requirements

Please note rate excludes travel and accommodation outside of Johannesburg, South Africa

Standard Keynote Rate: R25 000.00
International Keynote Rate: $8 000.00
International Keynote Rate: $10 000.00

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South Africa ZAR

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