Western Cape Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) Partnership

May 30, 2019
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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
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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
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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 →

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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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
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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 →