Inspiration with KK Combi: from Gugulethu businessman to JSE boards

February 20, 2015
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Zitulele ‘KK’ Combi, a Gugulethu multi-millionaire, is a successful entrepreneur and businessman in South Africa. A spirited and determined man, who valued has freedom, KK has gone from his first business venture in Gugulethu to become chairman of Thembeka Capital, an empowerment partner to PSG, one of SA’s top-four investment firms. He is also on.. read more →

Inspiration Session: Nyami Mandindi – one of the first black female quantity surveyors in SA

November 28, 2014
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Nyami Mandindi is a dynamic leader within the build environment having started her career as one of the first black female quantity surveyors in South Africa. She founded a quantity surveying (QS) business in the 1990’s which was ranked as a top 5 QS business in South Africa and recently stepped down as CEO Southern &.. read more →

Inspiration Session: Rapelang Rabana, serial tech entrepreneur & Prof Kelly Chibale, Africa’s drug discovery researcher

August 8, 2014
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Our Inspiration Sessions are an exciting network of young professionals and part of Accelerate Cape Town’s aim of attracting and retaining talent in Cape Town. This Session sponsored by Allan Gray, showcased two inspirational speakers, Rapelang Rabana, founder of Rekindle Learning and World Economic Forum Shaper, and Prof Kelly Chibale, founder of H3-D, Africa’s first.. read more →

Paul Harris, former CEO of FirstRand – how to make a positive impact on education

May 12, 2014
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South Africa’s education system is below par. By international standards, our literacy is the lowest amongst developing countries and only 21.06% of schools have libraries. Our Maths teachers generally lack knowledge translating into only 13% of the curriculum being mastered by Grade 9s. Dropout rates after Grade 9 are high and only 35.79% of Grade.. read more →

Inspiration Session: Delphine Govender, founder and CIO of Perpetua Investments

December 8, 2013
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Our Inspiration Sessions aim to give young professionals a network of aspirational peers and are part of Accelerate Cape Town’s aim of attracting and retaining talent in Cape Town. This final Inspiration Session of 2013 sponsored by Allan Gray, featured Delphine Govender, investment management specialist and founder of Perpetua Investments. Delphine started her career at Deloitte in.. read more →

Prof Jansen calls for new leadership to address education

July 8, 2013
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As part of its ongoing series of Thought Leaders’ events, Accelerate Cape Town, together with Vodacom, recently hosted Professor Jonathan Jansen, of the University of the Free State, at a breakfast for the business leadership of the region. Professor Jansen was his usual engaging – and challenging – self, and called for better leadership at.. read more →