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September 2017

The Importance of Corporate Governance and Insights into SOEs

September 1 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Webber Wentzel, Convention Tower, Heerengracht Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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Sound corporate governance, the system by which companies are directed and controlled, is globally recognised as a critical requirement for successful growth and development. South Africa’s King Code of Corporate Governance, now in its fourth revision, is world leading and regarded as one of the most comprehensive approaches to governance worldwide. However, South Africa is experiencing significant wasteful and irregular expenditure of state funds where poor governance of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) is impacting on our fiscus and financial flexibility. SOE…

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SA Innovation Summit

September 6 @ 8:00 am - September 8 @ 5:00 pm

The SA Innovation Summit as an annual flagship event on the South African Innovation Calendar, is a platform for nurturing, developing and showcasing African innovation, as well as facilitating innovation thought-leadership. Created to support and promote innovation and facilitate collaboration within its own ecosystem, the initiative brings together corporates, thought leaders, inventors, entrepreneurs, academia and policy makers to amplify South Africa’s renowned competitive edge and to inspire sustained economic growth across the continent of Africa. The SA Innovation Summit  is…

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Inspiration Session

September 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Allan Gray, 1 Silo Square, V&A Waterfront
Cape Town, South Africa
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The Accelerate Cape Town Inspiration Sessions are large networking events for young professionals with an inspiring speaker or speakers followed by a cocktail event and hosted by Allan Gray. They aim to address key needs expressed by young black professionals living in the Cape Town region: To meet their contemporaries and build networks with their peers and other aspirational professionals To find inspirational mentors, particularly senior black business leaders To be exposed to business leadership and opportunities through these networking…

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AGM with Bonang Mohale, CEO of BLSA

September 29 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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 to challenge what business requires to stimulate growth and investment, as well as the collective collaboration of corporate business for the continued transformation of South Africa. Accelerate Cape Town invites you to our AGM where we will share insights of current and future…

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November 2017

SA’s influence on Africa’s Growth Trajectory – A Discussion with Maria Ramos

November 14, 2017 @ 8:00 am - March 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am

South Africa 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 economy, as well as South Africa’s economic strain resulting from political instability and an imminent ratings downgrade, have called into question not only global sentiment about Africa’s growth trajectory, but also the potential for South Africa to be the gateway to the continent. Earlier this year, Barclays announced its exit from the African…

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