Business Networking Breakfast Thursday August 30th TOPIC “Cultural Warmth: A Strategic Asset in Complex Plural Societies!” SPEAKER MEC Ivan Meyer

                   

Dr Ivan Meyer, is Provincial Minister for Cultural Affairs and Sport, responsible for International Affairs, Arts, Culture, Language, Heritage, Libraries and Museums. He was previously Provincial Minister for Social Development at the time of his election to the Provincial Legislature in April 2009. Prior to that he served as the Chief Director: Provincial Training in the Corporate Services Directorate of the Western Cape Provincial Administration.

He holds a MA and Ph.D in Public Administration from the University of Stellenbosch, as well as a number of international certificates and diplomas. He has published widely in the fields of education, housing, local government and public administration. 

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Business Networking Breakfast Friday July 27th TOPIC “The challenges facing us, and proposed Solutions!” SPEAKER Nomaxabiso Majokweni

Nomaxabiso Majokweni, CEO of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) has held senior positions in both the private and public sectors over the past 20 years,notably in the DTI, Hong Kong as South African Commercial Attaché.   She was rewarded for outstanding service and promoted in 2000 to Washington DC as a Regional Director responsible for United States, Canada and Mexico.

She returned to South Africa and was appointed Chief Operating Officer in Blue IQ, the Gauteng, special purpose economic development agency, where she was responsible for strategic planning, operational efficiency and subsequent commercialization of eleven multi-billion Rand strategic smart-industries economic development projects.

In 2003 she was appointed CEO of Sandton Convention Centre, where her success was anchored in a three-pronged business strategy on operational and commercial excellence, market penetration and development.    With her strong business strategy orientation and knowledge of corporate governance, the Centre was put onto a commercially sound footing characterized by clean audits, impressive financial performance, innovative business development strategy and excellent customer service culture.

In 2006 she started a consultancy, L’Avant Group, specializing in tourism & location marketing and customer experience optimization consulting.

 

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Business Networking Breakfast 15 June TOPIC: Racial tension in business! How Schaeffler Group turned the challenge into a success story.

  

Len Terblanche, the speaker is the Managing Director of German multinational company Schaeffler South Africa. The company has received 102 supplier awards over the years, is known as "best in class" in the industry, which enabled them to break into the global market with 60% of their product being exported. During the racial tension in 2010, Schaeffler was affected negatively. A boycott against the canteen which was run by a white couple for many years, made Len realise that more needs to be done.With racial tension at its worst in the company, Len was a founder member of an initiative to build racial cohesion. He will share their experiences and how they turned the situation around with a resultant improvement in their business. With a workforce of 500, it is one of the most prominent component suppliers to the automotive manufacturers in South Africa. 

 

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TOPIC : ” Impossible is Nothing! ” SPEAKER: Peter van Kets FRIDAY 18th May Ubuntu Business Networking Breakfast

                            

Peter van Kets is one of South Africa’s top adventurers and international conference speakers and has just returned from an unsupported race across Antarctica to the South Pole to commemorate Scott and Amundsens race 100 years ago.

As part of a two man South African team with Braam Malherbe they made South African history becoming the first Africans to ever race to the pole. His story is one of survival, courage, perseverance, passion, loneliness, tenacity, amazing team work and the will to win. In his new talk “Cold Sweat – Impossible is Nothing” he takes his lessons learned from the expedition and relates them to the business environment. It is totally inspirational!

In 2008 Peter made his name known in the world of extreme adventure by winning the unsupported Woodvale Trans-Atlantic Rowing Race together with friend Bill Godfrey.

In  2010 Peter spent  76 days alone in a 7 meter rowing boat crossing the Atlantic. His epic 5438 Km unsupported row across the Atlantic was a first for any African. With this he was awarded the S.A. OutThere Adventurer of the Year 2011.

Peter writes an inspirational column for the Leadership Magazines – Leadership in Sport. He also writes an inspirational column for the business magazine “Blue Chip”.

Peter van Kets
 
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Business Networking Breakfast Friday 20th April TOPIC: “Anti-Corruption Strategies for SA in 2012 and Beyond!” SPEAKER: Advocate Paul Hoffman

        

Advocate Paul Hoffman who completed his BA, LLB at Wits, has practised as a litigation attorney, was admitted as an advocate, and practised as a junior at the Cape Bar. As a jurist, he was the Founding Editor of Current Law Cassettes and a part-time lecturer in law of contract and public international law at UWC.
 
He continued to practise at the Cape Bar where he headed its advocacy skills training programme. Three successive Judges President of the Cape High Court invited him to grace their Bench as an Acting Judge.
 
After twenty six years of membership, he left the Cape Bar  to take up an appointment as Director of the Centre of Constitutional Rights. Its mission to uphold the Constitution, dovetails with his personal commitment to the rule of law and the promotion of constitutional democracy. As director he wrote widely on threats to the Constitution and appeared in the Constitutional Court as amicus curiae. Since January 2009 he has been pursuing his passion for exacting accountability by setting up IFAISA – the Institute for Accountability in Southern Africa.
 
 
 
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Business Networking Breakfast Thursday 29 March 2012 TOPIC :” The 6 Steps to a Better Business!” SPEAKER : Themi Stergianos

 

   

 

Themi Stergianos has owned and operated over 8 businesses in various industries since his early twenties.  He has a good franchising background in Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Real Estate franchise and has owned two Online Social Networking websites.

He is ranked 24th on the Top 100 list amongst 1000 coaches in the world and is a Top ranked South African coach who is also 2nd ranked in Europe, middle East and Africa. He has also built up a significant property investment portfolio.  Themi has been involved in the Fresh Produce industry with exposure to the Export and Import of Perishable Goods.  

He studied an Entrepreneurial MBA while running his businesses to ground practical experience. What makes Themi unique is his hands on experience in building and selling businesses.

Business Networking Breakfast 23 February 2012 TOPIC :” The challenges facing us! Our Solutions!” SPEAKER : Itumeleng Mahabane

       

Itumeleng Mahabane has worked in media and communication for more than 16 years. He is currently a partner at Brunswick where he has advised a number of major South African corporations and institutions, has worked on major Merger & Acquisition transactions, listings, corporate defense projects and corporate positioning mandates.  

Before joining Brunswick he was partner at a public affairs and communication firm in Johannesburg where he provided end-to-end communication advice to a number of state owned enterprises, including Transnet, South African Airways and Eskom.  Itumeleng also spent two years working as a communication consultant for the City of Johannesburg and was also managing editor of the Financial Mail with nine years experience as a journalist. 

He is a multiple award winning journalist, including the Sanlam financial journalist of the year, has written for the Mail and Guardian, the Sunday Times, Business Day and the Financial Mail and has contributed to a number of books including a Human Science Research Council book on black economic empowerment.

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