Inspiration Session: Professor Wiseman Nkuhlu Chancellor of the University of Pretoria

June 19, 2018
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At our recent Inspiration Session, we heard from Professor Wiseman Nkuhlu, Chancellor of the University of Pretoria and former Chairman of Rothschild SA, amongst many other achievements. The session, hosted by Allan Gray, afforded Professor Nkuhlu an opportunity to share some interesting insights with us about his personal journey, as well as the importance of.. read more →

Building Successful Partnerships Between Business and Academia

June 7, 2018
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We are extremely fortunate in the Western Cape to have four world-class tertiary institutions and two internationally accredited business schools. At our annual Vice Chancellors (VC) Dinner, we were joined by Professor Ivan Turok, Executive Director: Economic Performance and Development, at the Human Sciences Research Council, as well as representatives from the four Western Cape.. read more →

Unpacking the Challenges Faced by Black Professionals in Cape Town

April 26, 2018
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According to the Department of Labour, the percentage of black African professionals in Cape Town has increased by a mere 4% in the past 10 years. Where are Cape Town’s black professionals, and what’s keeping them away from the city? This was the topic of discussion at our recent HR Professionals Forum, with guest speakers.. read more →

Cape Town’s Mobility Crisis and the Potential Influence of the Corporate Sector

April 19, 2018
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How and why the corporate sector needs to act collectively in relation to the mobility challenges and opportunities in the Cape Town city-region The state of Cape Town’s transport system It is no secret that Cape Town and the wider city-region is facing a mobility crisis that seems to be getting worse with no clear.. read more →

The Development of Cape Town’s Foreshore Freeway Precinct

April 18, 2018
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A synopsis of the Request for Proposal (RFP) process, the development proposals, the qualifying bid, the public reaction, and the potential impact on mobility The Foreshore Freeway Precinct and the Request for Proposals The Foreshore Precinct is a very well-located area within Cape Town, which contains approximately six hectares of developable land located under and.. read more →

Inspiration Session: Nene Molefi Author & Business, Diversity & Transformation Expert

March 1, 2018
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At our first Inspiration Session for 2018, we heard from Nene Molefi, esteemed author and business, diversity and transformation expert. The session was hosted by Allan Gray and Nene shared some very interesting insights with us about her journey to becoming a successful businesswoman: A diverse, socially cohesive society: Nene highlighted the importance of this.. read more →

Avoiding “Day Zero” in 2018 and Beyond

February 21, 2018
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Facing its worst drought in a century, Cape Town is in the midst of a severe water crisis. Business and Government are now required to collaborate on short-term plans to avoid a “Day Zero” scenario, develop contingency plans in the event that “Day Zero” is reached, and work on longer-term augmentation plans to diversify the city’s water sources… read more →

Relief for SA as Zuma finally resigns…now let’s get to work fixing his mess

February 15, 2018
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After 3204 days, South Africa finally saw the back of Jacob Zuma. Whilst this has come as an enormous relief for most, our celebrations will be short-lived as the reality of his corrupt legacy sinks in. Zuma has undoubtedly been our worst president since the dawn of democracy and the damage he has presided over.. read more →

Inspiration Session: Zipho Sikhakhane International Speaker, Writer, Strategist & Investor

December 12, 2017
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At our final Inspiration Session for 2017, we heard from Zipho Sikhakhane, international speaker, writer and business advisor. The session was hosted by Allan Gray and Zipho shared some very interesting insights with us about her journey to becoming a successful businesswoman: VUCA: brought on by politics, economics, society and the environment, we are living.. read more →

South Africa’s Influence on the African Growth Trajectory with Maria Ramos

November 17, 2017
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At our last CEO Engagement for the year, we hosted Maria Ramos, the CEO of Barclays Africa who spoke to us about SA’s influence on the African growth trajectory. SA has long held the promise of being the driving force behind Africa’s economic resurgence. However, geopolitical shifts and the impact this has on the global.. read more →