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 →

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 →

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 →

Building Bridges between SMEs and Corporates Through ESD

November 14, 2017
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Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) now constitutes 40% of a company’s B-BBEE scorecard and at our recent Thought Leaders, Building Bridges Between SMEs and Corporates Through ESD, Webber Wentzel Partner in Corporate Practice, Adam Ismail, described ESD as an opportunity for a win-win situation. As corporates, we must start investing and putting the hard work.. read more →

AI, Robotics and Automation

November 8, 2017
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According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), by 2025 30% of corporate audits will be performed by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and additional research shows that Digital Transformation is now a priority for most business leaders. At our recent Thought Leaders engagement focussing on AI, Robotics and Automation, forward-thinking business leaders engaged around this topic and.. read more →

AGM with Bonang Mohale

October 3, 2017
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South Africa is experiencing tumultuous times. Rash decisions by government send markets tumbling, while counter balances through the judiciary and parliamentary committees act as stabilisers. The collective voice of business is now more important than ever before in order to establish the environment which business requires to stimulate growth and investment, as well as the.. read more →