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Saturday, August 22, 2020


In honour of August being Women’s Month, IT varsity is hosting its free hour-long monthly sundowner Cuppa Java with Bilal webinar on August 26, 2020, chatting to international voice artist Tasia Valenza to find out how to use your voice to command attention, own your power, demand respect and create boundaries. Tasia Valenza is an Emmy-winning voiceover artist, actress, and motivational speaker. Renowned for voicing iconic female characters in video games and animated television shows,

The webinar - Assert your Voice: Own your Power - will take the form of a conversation between Bilal Kathrada, founder/CEO of IT varsity, and Tasia Valenza, who will explain how she uses her voice to play various characters, roles and personalities.

In the context of women’s month, Valenza will also give some practical pointers as to how women (in particular, but pertinent to both men and women) can use their voice to take control of situations when they find themselves in potential compromising, difficult or abusive situations.

Every month, Kathrada carefully selects a guest who will add value particularly to men and women looking at starting a new career or building their skill set. Durban-based IT Varsity’s mission is to be South Africa’s premier lab of IT learning and development. They are creating products which respond to the galloping speed of evolution in how we engage with technology. They offer world class time-intensive coding courses that can be completed in one year. The APP Empire course is currently free where candidates will learn how to identify, build and run winning App ideas.

The free hour-long webinar kicks off at 18h00. Register online at For more information email