Entries by ilchen

Networking Business Breakfast, Friday, 22 September 2017, Speaker: Aubrey Matshiqi, Topic: Will the ANC be in power after the 2019 elections?

Aubrey Matshiqi, Financial Mail-rated political analyst, has been a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Policy Studies where he specialized in South African Politics with a special focus on the ANC and the Alliance, the re-alignment of opposition political politics, electoral system reform and the state of democracy. He was also a research fellow at the Helen Suzman Foundation and at Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies doing research on historical memory and politics in post-apartheid SA.

He is a former Mathematics, Science and English teacher and government strategist and spokesperson. He writes for Business Day, Engineering News and other publications in and outside SA. He has written book chapters, policy briefs and research papers on the following topics:

The one party state in Africa and lessons for South Africa & the re-alignment of opposition politics in South Africa

The implications of the Jacob Zuma corruption trial for the South African criminal justice system.

The performance of the public service & development at local level

His services as a political analyst are used by corporates, academic institutions, research institutions, foreign embassies, political parties and private companies.

Aubrey is currently writing a book on the ANC and his e-book, The Zuma Moment and the Road to Mangaung, is available on amazon.com and on Kindle books.

Networking Breakfast: Friday 1 September 2017, Speaker: Dr Michael Mol, Topic: Live longer and better, guaranteed

        Dr. Michael Mol didn’t go for career counseling, which could explain why he’s not only a medical doctor, but an executive TV producer & presenter, an international speaker, business consultant and a founding director of a multi-national company called Hello Doctor. His twitter profile sheds more light: “A husband to one, […]

Networking Breakfast: Friday 4 August 2017, Speaker: Sindi Mabaso Koyana, Topic: Leadership during times of turbulence

    Sindi Mabaso-Koyana, is currently the Chairperson of AIH(Pty) Ltd, an Investment Holdings company for The African Women Chartered Accountants.   She   is   also the Chairperson of the Advanced Group of Companies which is invested in Mining Services.  Sindi is a Chartered Accountant by profession with experience in the public and private sector. Her illustrious […]

Networking Breakfast: 23 June 2017, Speaker: Lauren Gillis, Topic: It’s not what we do but WHY!

Lauren Gillis, business woman, social entrepreneur and passionate about creating opportunities for others. While studying Social Work at Wits University, she was already instrumental in forming the Down Syndrome Association. She has since developed a number of philanthropic organisations including PADI (People for Awareness on Disability Issues) and The Jardine Joggers (now affiliated to Achilles […]

Networking Breakfast: 17 March 2017, Speaker: Adv Thuli Madonsela, Topic: Why ethical leadership will help us create the Africa we want

  Adv. Thulisile (Thuli) Nomkhosi Madonsela is the Chief Patron of the Thuli Madonsela Foundation and a Harvard Advanced Leadership Fellow for the year 2017. Upon her return to South Africa, she will take up a chair in social justice at the Law Faculty at Stellenbosch University (SU). Adv. Madonsela is the former Public Protector of the […]

Networking breakfast: Wednesday, 22 February 2017, Speaker: DAVEY DU PLESSIS, Topic: CHOOSING TO LIVE – AN AMAZON ADVENTURE

            Paddling the mighty Amazon river,  cycling the continent of Africa and running 1000 km across South Africa, Davey takes us on a wild, entertaining and engaging journey through his adventurous expeditions. It was during the Amazon expedition,where Davey narrowly escaped his death and from this story he shares the […]

Networking Breakfast: 26 January 2017 Speaker: TONY LEON Topic: South Africa: Present tense, future imperfect

  Tony Leon, ex Member of Parliament for 20 years, thirteen as leader of the Democratic Alliance, is a trained lawyer who actively participated in the critical constitutional negotiations which led to the birth of a democratic South Africa and served as a co-chairman of the Constitutional Assembly’s Theme Committee on Fundamental rights.   After […]