Rusty Labuschagne

  • Cape Town, SA
  • Fees* $500 - $5,000

Tagline: Inspirational Speaker

Talent Highlights

  • Beating Chains

  • Resilience Learned: Bounce back with experience and grit. You have it in you!

  • Inspiring Others: Are you making a difference? Find your purpose.

  • Unanswered Prayers: Being prepared for where you are going.


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Against police evidence, without a body and on presumptions, Rusty was convicted of drowning a fish poacher during Mugabe’s rule.

He served 10 years in Zimbabwe’s prisons, including the notorious Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison, where he suffered through the Zim dollar crash, with food shortages, no running water, and people dying around him daily.

Rusty speaks eloquently about being subjected to conditions most people would find unendurable, having to dig deep within himself to find solutions to an unbearable situation.

His resilience, ability to face adversity, and pure grit are an unparalleled inspiration.

Rusty Labuschagne stands apart in the realm of motivational speaking with his remarkable story of resilience, redemption, and renewal. As a prominent figure on the professional circuit, Rusty captivates audiences worldwide with his sincerity, humility, and riveting account of personal transformation. This profile delves into Rusty’s extraordinary journey, his areas of expertise, and why he […]

Rusty Labuschagne stands apart in the realm of motivational speaking with his remarkable story of resilience, redemption, and renewal. As a prominent figure on the professional circuit, Rusty captivates audiences worldwide with his sincerity, humility, and riveting account of personal transformation. This profile delves into Rusty’s extraordinary journey, his areas of expertise, and why he is the ideal choice as a keynote speaker through Speakers Inc.

Rusty Labuschagne | Inspiring Motivation

The Journey of Transformation:

Rusty Labuschagne’s life took an unexpected turn in 2003 when he faced a harrowing ordeal that few could imagine. At the time, Rusty was a successful Zimbabwean businessman, overseeing a thriving safari outfit, piloting his own aircraft, and managing a fishing resort on Lake Kariba. However, his world was shattered when he was falsely accused, framed, and wrongfully convicted of drowning a poacher.

Overcoming Adversity: Imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit, Rusty confronted unimaginable challenges behind bars. Yet, amidst the darkness, he discovered the strength to endure, the resilience to persevere, and the determination to seek justice. Throughout his years of wrongful incarceration, Rusty refused to succumb to despair, instead harnessing the power of hope and faith to navigate the darkest chapters of his life.

A Message of Redemption: Rusty’s journey from injustice to exoneration is a testament to the indomitable human spirit and the capacity for redemption. Upon his release from prison, Rusty emerged not as a victim, but as a victor – determined to use his experience to inspire and empower others. Through his motivational speaking engagements, Rusty shares his profound insights, offering a message of forgiveness, resilience, and the transformative power of redemption.

Areas of Expertise: Rusty Labuschagne brings a wealth of expertise and wisdom to his role as a motivational speaker. His key areas of focus include:

  1. Resilience and Overcoming Adversity: Rusty’s personal journey epitomizes the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity. He offers invaluable insights into cultivating resilience, navigating challenges, and emerging stronger in the aftermath of setbacks.
  2. Leadership and Integrity: As a former successful businessman wrongfully convicted, Rusty speaks eloquently on the importance of leadership and integrity in both personal and professional spheres. He underscores the significance of ethical leadership, accountability, and integrity in building trust and fostering success.
  3. Forgiveness and Healing: Rusty’s journey of forgiveness and healing resonates deeply with audiences grappling with their own experiences of pain and betrayal. He shares strategies for embracing forgiveness, releasing resentment, and finding healing and wholeness in the aftermath of trauma.
  4. Transformation and Personal Growth: Through his own transformative experience, Rusty illuminates the path to personal growth and self-discovery. He inspires individuals to embrace change, cultivate resilience, and harness the power of adversity as a catalyst for transformation.

Why Book Rusty Labuschagne through Speakers Inc: Rusty Labuschagne’s compelling narrative, profound insights, and charismatic presence make him an exceptional choice as a keynote speaker through Speakers Inc. Here’s why:

  1. Authenticity and Sincerity: Rusty’s authenticity and sincerity shine through in every speaking engagement, resonating deeply with audiences and fostering genuine connections.
  2. Compelling Storytelling: Rusty’s ability to captivate audiences with his riveting storytelling and poignant narrative ensures that his message leaves a lasting impact on every listener.
  3. Inspiration and Empowerment: Rusty’s message of resilience, redemption, and the transformative power of forgiveness empowers audiences to overcome obstacles, embrace change, and live with purpose and passion.
  4. Expertise and Authority: With his wealth of expertise and firsthand experience, Rusty Labuschagne brings credibility and authority to his role as a motivational speaker, offering valuable insights and practical strategies for personal and professional growth.
  5. Positive Reviews and Testimonials: Rusty’s speaking engagements consistently garner rave reviews and glowing testimonials from event organizers and attendees alike, highlighting the profound impact of his message and the transformative experience he provides.

In conclusion, Rusty Labuschagne is more than a motivational speaker – he is a beacon of hope, resilience, and redemption, inspiring audiences around the world to embrace the power of transformation and live their lives with courage, compassion, and conviction. As a keynote speaker through Speakers Inc, Rusty Labuschagne promises to ignite the spark of inspiration, ignite the flame of possibility, and illuminate the path to a brighter, more hopeful future.

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  • Name: Rusty Labuschagne
  • Type: Motivational Keynote Speaker
  • Theme: Overcoming Resilience
  • Speciality: Resilience, Adversity, Motivation
  • Travels from: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Expert On: Mindset and Resilience
  • Author: Beating Chains

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Rusty Labuschagne is a motivational speaker on the professional circuit.

One is immediately struck by his sincerity and humility as he delivers a dramatic account of his transformational experience.

Rusty has been through a trauma few have experienced.