Business Networking Breakfast Friday 16th November TOPIC: “Africa’s Future economy – Lesson’s from China: World Economic Forum 2012 Summer Davos.” SPEAKER: Dr Iqbal Surve

 

 

Dr Iqbal Survé  Chairman of Sekunjalo Group, one of 125 Founding Members of the Global Growth Company community, described as the world’s fastest growing companies with innovative and sustainable leadership.

 

Dr Surve is also a board member of  Siemens, Nokia, British Telecom and Saab’s African subsidiaries and Chairman of  UCT Grad. School of Business Advisory Board. He is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of the World Economic Forum Global Growth Companies, and Advisory Board member of the World Economic Forum’s Advisory Group on Sustainability and Innovation.

 

Dr Surve is a founding Board Member of Siemens Global Sustainability Advisory Board, and is one of ten global experts that Siemens have identified, that will shape the Company’s future for Sustainability and Innovation. 

 

He is a dedicated philanthropist and has also received numerous awards and honors including being appointed by President Clinton to the Clinton Global Initiative Advisory Board on Governance and is a founding member of the Clinton Global Initiative.  

 

 

 

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Business Networking Breakfast Friday 19th October TOPIC:” Lessons from Captivity ” SPEAKER: Kidnap Hostage Monique Strydom

Monique Strydom is one of the 21 hostages held by rebels for 127 days in the jungle on the Philippine island of Jolo – In the hands of murderous terrorists, under continuous attack by the military they had to run for their lives through unforgiving territory.

For Monique, her experience was an extraordinary, life-changing one. Together with her husband, Callie, she made a decision to stay positive and draw lessons from her adversity. On her return Monique decided to dedicate her life to the people of South Africa.

Monique is the recipient of numerous awards and their book, "Shooting the Moon", is a best seller. Afraid of travel she is NOT! She spent the last  year as a co-host of the popular radio travel program "Tasse en Matrasse met Ingrid & Monique".

She will inspire every person to Never Never Never Give Up!

          

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Business Networking Breakfast Friday 21st September TOPIC: Secrets to Success in Business SPEAKER: Kelly Ritchie

            

 

Kelly Ritchie – Global Entrepreneur, International speaker, former advisor to the Rich Dad Company, personal friend of Robert Kiyosaki (Rich Dad Poor Dad) and Blair Singer (Little Voice Mastery, ABC’s of Building a Business Team). Kelly is a keen student of Buckminster Fuller’s thinking and applies generalized principles to all business matters on a moment-to-moment basis. Together with Blair Singer, Kelly owns SalesPartners Worldwide. He is SalesPartners’ Operations Director and has been instrumental in setting up franchises around the world as well as continuously improving their operations.

 

Kelly also owns the global franchise of Hosemasters International with franchises world-wide, incl South Africa. Kelly has spent the last 22 years starting up and successfully running and supporting many businesses around the world. He is a master of start-up businesses and designer of systems and processes that lead to “More with Less” results. When educating, Kelly brings the invisible of systems into focus and demonstrates processes at work. His advice and support has saved and made companies millions of dollars.

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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.