South Africa’s Energy Crisis: What is the Outlook for SA’s Energy Supply?

August 14, 2019
0 Comment

Western Cape Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) Partnership

May 30, 2019
0 Comment

The Western Cape ESD Partnership – is a partnership created by Accelerate Cape Town, Catalyst for Growth, the City of Cape Town, and the provincial Department of Economic Development & Tourism – as an initiative where corporate and government ESD practitioners may cooperate and share learnings. The Western Cape ESD Partnership aims to drive higher.. read more →

How Can Leaders Use Purpose to Inspire Inclusion and Trust?

May 23, 2019
0 Comment

Our recent Thought Leaders breakfast was facilitated by Within People, a global network of coaches who help leaders grow the businesses they love. This is the first in a series of four Accelerate Cape Town Thought Leadership sessions on ‘Unlearning Leadership’.   Successful 21st Century leaders need to unlearn – or let go of –.. read more →

In Conversation with Business and Government

April 23, 2019
0 Comment

Establishing and growing the Western Cape as a significant economic hub and key part of the SA economy, is something which requires collaboration amongst all role players. A clear, shared understanding of the main regional success drivers and economic constraints is needed. At our recent CEO breakfast, we were joined by Alan Winde, Minister of.. read more →

The Aerotropolis – the future of airports and their Cities are inextricably linked

March 5, 2019
0 Comment

“Airports will shape business location and urban development in the 21st century as much as highways did in the 20th century, railroads in the 19th and seaports in the 18th century”, John Kasarda. In the past airports were perceived simply as gateways for the transportation of people and to a lesser extent, goods. Historically, not.. read more →

Inspiration Session with Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng

December 5, 2018
0 Comment

At our final Inspiration Session for 2018, we heard from Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, Chancellor of the University of Cape Town. The session was hosted by Allan Gray and Professor Phakeng shared some interesting insights from her personal journey with us: “I am a survivor”: Professor Phakeng opened the session describing herself as a survivor. She.. read more →

The Economic Benefits of an Aerotropolis in Cape Town

November 29, 2018
0 Comment

At our recent Thought Leaders breakfast around the Economic Benefits of an Aerotropolis in Cape Town, we heard from Deon Cloete, General Manager of Cape Town International Airport and Paul van den Brink, Wesgro’s Project Manager of Cape Town Air Access project. We first heard from Deon who shared with us Cape Town International Airport’s.. read more →

The Plight of Black Professionals in Cape Town

November 26, 2018
0 Comment

Earlier this year, an opinion piece written by a discontented investment professional made waves in local media highlighting a key pressure point for business – the plight of black professionals in Cape Town. This was the topic explored at our recent Thought Leaders engagement where we heard from Nene Molefi, esteemed author and business, diversity.. read more →

Cape Town’s Transportation Crisis

October 4, 2018
0 Comment

Economic growth is closely linked with the distances we are able to travel. Whilst daily traffic congestion has become the favoured topic of complaint amongst Capetonians, the damage being done by an inefficient transport ecosystem goes far beyond the inconvenience of frustrated motorists. A clear correlation exists between the quantity and quality of transport infrastructure.. read more →

Inspiring Women Leaders Workshop

September 10, 2018
0 Comment

This women’s month we brought together a group of women leaders to surface more stories of women who are successfully leading modern organisations. To explore how women are showing up as 21st century leaders. To change the way women see their role as leaders and the value they bring. To explore what holds women back… read more →