Inspiration Session with Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng

December 5, 2018
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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
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Thank you for joining us at our recent Thought Leaders breakfast around the Economic Benefits of an Aerotropolis in Cape Town, where 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.. read more →

The Plight of Black Professionals in Cape Town

November 26, 2018
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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 →

Inspiring Women Leaders Workshop

September 10, 2018
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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 →

What Does the Future of Leadership Look Like?

July 27, 2018
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Our recent Thought Leadership session drew on insights from a global conversation with leaders, hosted by Within People, a global coaching partnership that Accelerate Cape Town has collaborated with. The research shared at the session points to the changing focus of business, and how this calls for something different from leaders. A big thanks to.. read more →

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 →