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Sonja Kruse

Tagline: Inspirational Speaker

Speaker Highlights

  • Adventure and Exploration: Sonja Kruse embarked on a year-long solo journey across South Africa, relying on her instincts and the kindness of strangers to navigate unfamiliar terrain.
  • Humanitarian Spirit: Through her experiences, Sonja highlights the inherent kindness and generosity that exist within humanity, challenging stereotypes and fostering unity.
  • Authentic Storytelling: As a seasoned speaker, Sonja captivates audiences with her dynamic speaking style and authentic storytelling, leaving a lasting impression on attendees.
  • Resilience and Adaptability: Sonja’s journey showcases the resilience of the human spirit and the power of community, inspiring audiences to overcome obstacles and embrace change.
  • Impactful Messaging: By booking Sonja for your next event through Speakers Inc, you can expect a transformative experience that sparks dialogue, fosters empathy, and ignites positive change.

Travels From:

  • Pietermaritzburg, KZN

Fee Range:

  • Fee Range: 20,001 - 35,000


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Sonja Kruse, affectionately known as ‘The uBuntu Girl,’ embodies the spirit of adventure and an unwavering faith in humanity. In 2009, she embarked on a remarkable solo journey across South Africa, relying solely on her instincts, a modest backpack, a camera, and a mere R100. Her mission was clear: to traverse the country by foot […]

Sonja Kruse, affectionately known as ‘The uBuntu Girl,’ embodies the spirit of adventure and an unwavering faith in humanity. In 2009, she embarked on a remarkable solo journey across South Africa, relying solely on her instincts, a modest backpack, a camera, and a mere R100. Her mission was clear: to traverse the country by foot and hitchhiking, without the comfort of a support team, tent, or bank cards.

Over the course of 351 days, she traversed 114 towns, experiencing the boundless generosity of 150 families representing 16 diverse cultures. Sonja’s odyssey was a quest to uncover the untold stories of goodwill that often evade the headlines, culminating in her inspiring book, ‘The uBuntu Girl,’ chronicling her extraordinary encounters along the way.

Sonja Kruse | Inspirational Speaker

Background and Expertise:

Sonja Kruse is not just an adventurer; she is a storyteller, a humanitarian, and a beacon of hope. With a background in cultural anthropology and a passion for social change, Sonja brings a unique perspective to her speaking engagements. Her expertise lies in fostering empathy, understanding, and connection among diverse communities. Through her captivating narratives and vivid anecdotes, Sonja sheds light on the inherent kindness and compassion that exist within humanity, challenging stereotypes and fostering a sense of unity.

Sonja’s journey is a testament to the power of human connection and the resilience of the human spirit. Her firsthand experiences navigating unfamiliar terrain and forging meaningful connections with strangers equip her with invaluable insights into the essence of community, trust, and resilience. Whether addressing audiences in corporate boardrooms, educational institutions, or community centers, Sonja’s message transcends boundaries and resonates with people from all walks of life.

As a seasoned speaker, Sonja Kruse offers a wealth of knowledge and inspiration to event planners seeking to create memorable and impactful experiences for their audiences. Her dynamic speaking style, coupled with her authentic storytelling and infectious enthusiasm, captivates audiences and leaves a lasting impression. By booking Sonja for your next event, you can expect a transformative experience that sparks dialogue, fosters empathy, and ignites positive change.

Why Event Planners Should Book This Speaker:

Event planners seeking to infuse their events with authenticity, inspiration, and a sense of purpose should look no further than Sonja Kruse. As ‘The uBuntu Girl,’ Sonja brings a unique blend of adventure, wisdom, and humanity to the stage, captivating audiences with her remarkable journey and profound insights. By booking Sonja, event planners can elevate their events to new heights, leaving attendees inspired, enlightened, and motivated to make a difference in their own lives and communities.

Why Book Through Speakers Inc:

Booking Sonja Kruse through Speakers Inc ensures a seamless and professional experience from start to finish. As a reputable speakers bureau based in Carlsbad, California, Speakers Inc represents a curated roster of top-tier speakers, including Sonja, who have been vetted for their expertise, professionalism, and ability to deliver impactful presentations. With Speakers Inc handling the logistics and coordination, event planners can rest assured that their event will be a resounding success, leaving a lasting impression on attendees.


In conclusion, Sonja Kruse, ‘The uBuntu Girl,’ is not just a speaker; she is a force of nature, a catalyst for change, and a beacon of hope in a world often plagued by division and discord. Through her extraordinary journey and compelling storytelling, Sonja inspires audiences to embrace the power of connection, kindness, and empathy, reminding us all of the inherent goodness that resides within each of us.

By booking Sonja for your next event through Speakers Inc, you are not just securing a speaker; you are inviting a transformative experience that will leave a lasting impact on your audience for years to come. Join Sonja on a journey of discovery, compassion, and hope, and together, let us build a brighter, more inclusive world for future generations.

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