Business Networking Breakfast Fri 27 Jan 2012 Topic: “Achieve the Impossible” SPEAKER: Shark attack Survivor Achmat Hassiem

 

     
 
 
Achmat Hassiem lost part of his leg to a Great White when participating in a lifeguard training session in Muizenberg in 2006. Since then, he has made an amazing recovery, learning to walk with his prosthetic foot, even going so far as to compete in the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games and 2010 World Swimming Championships in the Netherlands. 
 
Achmat is currently captain of the Western Province able-bodied swimming team, and has led them to victory for three years running. He recently competed in the SA National disabled championships, winning six gold medals of the eight events he entered and setting three new records.He then completed the 7.5km Cadiz Robben Island cold water swim. He is currently training for the 2012 London Olympics, where winning the gold medal is his number one goal! 28 year-old, Achmat, is living his dream.
 
He presents motivational talks, on his life experiences and how he overcame the challenges he faced, giving the audience tools for their own lives. "That shark changed my life for the best. I could shake it by the fin. I have been honoured by the opportunities I've been given and the people I have met."
 

Register now for Business Networking Breakfast Thurs 8 Dec Topic: Triumph of the Human Spirit – A Blind man with vision! SPEAKER: Hein Wagner

 

It has been said that people born blind grow and mature with an intellect absolutely void of the  pre-conceptions or judgments of those with sight. Their minds become formidable think tanks… platforms from which they develop razor sharp insights into life’s everyday problems & challenges.

Hein Wagner is such a man –  a man who lists more personal achievements than many! Broke the world land speed record and set the new record at 243 km/h – became the first blind person in the world to cycle solo over a distance of 39kms – skydived for the first time from a height of 10 000 feet –  completed the Cape to Rio Yacht Race – tackled the white waters of the Zambezi River in a rubber raft –  took part in the Ironman event in Korea, completing 180km on a tandem bicycle – finished the Hong Kong Marathon known to be one of the toughest marathons in the world – has run several marathons & completed the New York City Marathon in a time of 4 hours 27 minutes – Western Province colours for athletics – Climbed the 10 highest mountains in the Western Cape – A Player for the South African blind cricket team that won the World Cup in India during the Blind Cricket World Cup final – performed his autobiographical show called Bat Magic at the National arts festivals with huge success.

Business Networking Breakfast Wed 9 November TOPIC: “To the top and beyond from Nowhere – no mountain is too high” SPEAKER: Sibusiso Vilane

     

Sibusiso Vilane is the first black person to summit the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, which he has done twice & on two different routes. He has also summitted Mt. Kilimanjaro & became a member of the Seven Summits Club by summitting Mt. Delani in 2008 (only 6 South Africans out of 198). He was awarded the Order of Ikhamanga by Thabo Mbeki and is an inspiration to all South Africans. In 2008 Sibu became the first South African to walk to the South Pole completely unassisted.

Come hear more about his expeditions but also how you can apply his experiences and principles to your life and your business

Business Networking Breakfast 14 October TOPIC : Climate Change and Sustainability in South Africa – What to expect from COP 17** Speaker : Sheryl Ozinsky

 

     

 

 

 

SPEAKER : Sheryl Ozinsky has been involved in making things happen in Cape Town for over 20 years.  She headed up Cape Town Tourism for many years and  helped to establish the City as one of the worlds favourite tourism destinations. Sheryl, as a qualified marine biologist,  has been involved in establishing the Two Oceans Aquarium and the Whale Well at Iziko Museums of Cape Town. She was part of the management team that established Robben Island as a heritage site for visitors and more recently, was involved in Greening 2010 an initiative that helped to reduce the impact of the 2010 Soccer World Cup™ on the environment, with particular focus on transport, water, energy and waste. Sheryl was involved in the establishment of the Green Point Park, a magnificent new community facility in the heart of our city.  Of late, Sheryl has been assisting the City of Cape Town with their Electricity Savings and Climate Smart Campaigns.

 **COP17 – the 17th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on climate Change

Ubuntu Business Networking Breakfast 8 September TOPIC: The New Consumer Protection Act

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOPIC: The New Consumer Protection Act and how the new consumer legislation will impact business and the consumer.  

  SPEAKER: Ms Mamodupi Mohlala is the Commissioner for the National Consumer Commission since November 2010. She was previously Director General at Department of Communications and also Pension Funds Adjudicator and Councilor at ICASA. She is an admitted attorney and holds a masters degree in law, an MBA and numerous other qualifications.

Whilst she was the Pension Funds Adjudicator, she made various ground breaking determinations that had the impact of advancing the rights of women in relation to their entitlement to their deceased spouses’ benefits.

Ms Mohlala has served on a number of boards and has chaired several committees.

Ubuntu Business Networking Breakfast: 12 August 2011

Topic:  How Engen Petroleum has embraced the Dinokeng Scenarios transformation initiative

Speaker:  Dave Wright, Director of Corporate Planning Engen Petroleum Ltd, previously held other General Manager/Director positions in Engen.  He trained as a chemical engineer and was an academic and researcher at the University of Natal in Durban. He worked for Karbochem running their Process Development group from Sasolburg.  He then joined Engen where he became the Technical Manager before moving into strategy development.

Awarded a SA National Energy Association Education Award in July 2008. He is currently the Chairman for the SA Chapter of the World Petroleum Council. In 2010 he was appointed to the Board and the Executive Committee of the SA National Energy Association.

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Annual Ubuntu Gala Dinner 18 July 2011

 

The annual Ubuntu gala dinner will be held on the 18th of July 2011, at 19:00 for 19:30 and will be hosted at the superb Brio Restaurant in Adderley Street, Cape Town. The evening will be a feast of entertainment and gourmet food with a delicious three course meal. The event pays tribute to the icon of Ubuntu, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela who’s magnanimous spirit is an inspiration to us all and certainly a life to be celebrated

This event is a favourite on the Ubuntu calendar of events as it truly is an emotionally charged evening of wine, music, song and celebration in the true spirit of Ubuntu. Individual seats R500.00 per person, R5 000 per table of 10 or R7 500 for a table of 12 with front row seating.  Host to RSVP online with guest names.

Entertainment will be provided by the Sibongile Mngoma, Yolanda Yawa, the Gugulethu Tenors & Mtika

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great raffle prizes up for grabs sponsored by:  Quarters Hotel in Hermanus, Taj Hotel, Horizon Cottages in Noordhoek Valley, Holiday Inn Express, Eastbury Cottage in Hermanus, HomeLink SA, RidgeWay Ramblers, PrivateHire Chauffeur Services, Drumbeat Charters, Grand-Dining & Canal Walk.

 

Cash Bar except for Wines, Beers and Coldrinks

 

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Ubuntu Networking Breakfast & Entrepreneurship Symposium: Package

 

 

 Directions below.

The key to job creation is empowerment, creativity, clever collaboration and social consciousness, in the true spirit of "ubuntu".

Package:  To book for the Ubuntu Networking Breakfast on how to create jobs and grow the economy as well as the Symposium on enterprise development and entrepreneurship at a discounted rate of R450-00 pp, please click register button at the bottom of this page. 

To book for the breakfast only or the symposium only, please click on the links provided.

Ubuntu Networking Breakfast on how to create jobs and grow the economy

Date:  Friday, 15 July 2011, 08:00 – 10:00
Speaker:  Tony Ehrenreich on how to create jobs and grow the economy
Price:  R200 pp

BookingsCLICK HERE FOR BREAKFAST ONLY

Ubuntu Symposium on enterprise development and entrepreneurship

Date:  Friday, 15 July 2011, 10:00 – 13:00
Symposium hosts:
Shafieka Ismail (S Ismail Consulting Electrical Engineers), Jacinta Adonis (Cape Thyme), Yasin Khan (Natural Herbal Products), Lydia Zingoni (SA Teen Entrepreneur Foundation), Richard Hardiman (2OceansVibe), Shadley Mohamed (Performance Immprovement), Simon Wilson (Define Design), Jacqui Simpson (Earth Fair), Solly Moeng (Don Valley), Mpodumo Doubada (Pimp My Book), Shelldon Breda (Export Snail Products), Sedrick Gombard (Castors in Motion)
Price:  R300 pp

Bookings: CLICK HERE FOR SYMPOSIUM ONLY

Parking is available in the Pleinpark Parkade which is next to the hotel. Delegates are advised to park from the “I”-level up as this is the “casual parking” facility. Guests should bring the plastic card(token) that they are issued with on entering the Parkade with them, as they will be required to swipe this card to gain access to the lifts, located in the Parkade. Delegates then take the elevator to the ground floor of the building, where they access the conference centre from the lobby area. Hotel parking is limited and is therefore subjected to availability on the day of the event. At no point can we reserve parking for your specified events.  

GPS Co-ordinates: 

Lat : 33:55:19S (-33.9219)
Long – 18:26:02E (18,4338)

First time login

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Complete all your information and submit
You will receive a confirmation and username and password
Hereafter you simply need to register for each event you want to attend.

To register for a breakfast or event

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Once you receive your invoice, you have been confirmed for the event.

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Ubuntu Symposium: Enterprise Development & Entrepreneurship

 

 

 

How to start a business and make it successful.  Learn from the entrepreneurs who did just that.

Brainstorming hosts:

Shafieka Ismail:  UCT Electrical Engineer Graduate owns SICEE, one of the first independent consulting engineering enterprises owned and operated by a woman in South Africa. 

Jacinta Adonis: Is a great example of someone who rose up to meet the challenges life tossed her. After getting retrenched in 2005 she maxed her credit cards to start Cape Thyme a catering business specializing in ready made meals. Six years on business is booming and the mom of three, who is expecting her fourth child in two months, .is respected for the work opportunities she creates for single homeless mothers and refugees.

Yasin Khan: As a trained pharmacist Yasin saw a gap in the market for niche health products. He followed his dream started Pumla Products and now produces an extensive range including hypoallergenic sandwich spreads to tooth ache remedies.

Lydia Zingoni: As head of the SA Teen Entrepreneur Foundation Lydia has helped at least 400 teenagers to financial success. Her academy helps youngsters transform their ideas into businesses with the help of financial assistance and mentoring programmes.

Richard Hardiman: Richard Hardiman was once a journalist and business owner, turned radio presenter. He is now a radio presenter turned radio entrepreneur as a partner in South Africa's first commercially operating internet radio station 2oceansviberadio.com 

Shadley Mohamed: Owner of Ansha Project Management and Business Consulting which offers HR Services, Project Management & Interim Management Services through employee engagement.

Simon Wilson: Simon Wilson is a creative junkie, with an extensive career spanning across print, media, design and his true calling – music. Most recently he has created a collaboration aimed at exposing underground musical talent through the simple philosophy of "beats and braais".

Jacqui Simpson: Every major city has a much loved food market and Jacqui is the brains behind Cape Town’s favourite food paradise- Earth Fair. The market which runs in Tokai and St George’s Mall is packed with preservative-free, fresh produce and provides small businesses an outlet to sell their products.

Solly Moeng: There is only one name on everyone in the PR and communications circles lips- Solly Moeng. His expertise in marketing and branding coupled with his sharp social commentary have made him a legend.

Mpodumo Doubada: R200 and a great idea was all Mpodumo needed to make a big change in the lives of students in this country. His company Pimp My Book buys and sells used textbooks to cash strapped students. The business started in a dormitory room and has now grown into three branches servicing institutions like Unisa, CPUT,UCT and UWC.

Shelldon Breda: This enterprising food scientist has risked everything on an ordinary garden snail.  Shelldon is owner of the Hermanus based SA Snail Company. So far they have exported tons of live snails to Europe where over harvesting has caused a shortage.

Sedrick Gombard: The only support Sedrick had when starting his company Castors in Motion was the 18 years experience he had in the materials handling industry. Three years and a thriving business later shows that you don’t need a bank loan to make a success out of your idea. Castors in Motion produces trolley’s and gurney’s for the medical and commercial industries.

 

Parking is available in the Pleinpark Parkade which is next to the hotel. Delegates are advised to park from the “I”-level up as this is the “casual parking” facility. Guests should bring the plastic card(token) that they are issued with on entering the Parkade with them, as they will be required to swipe this card to gain access to the lifts, located in the Parkade. Delegates then take the elevator to the ground floor of the building, where they access the conference centre from the lobby area. Hotel parking is limited and is therefore subjected to availability on the day of the event. At no point can we reserve parking for your specified events.  

GPS Co-ordinates: 

Lat : 33:55:19S (-33.9219)
Long – 18:26:02E (18,4338)

First time login

Sign up on the SAUF website (www.saubuntu.co.za)
Complete all your information and submit
You will receive a confirmation and username and password
Hereafter you simply need to register for each event you want to attend.

To register for a breakfast or event

Sign in with your username and password
Click on the event you want to attend
Click on “register” and “finish”
Once you receive your invoice, you have been confirmed for the event.

Please join 'Ubuntu Festival' on Facebook … The viral video competition details are now revealed so please spread the word and lets work the magic!   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M7kl3Qu7GE