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Eastern Cape Alumni Dialogue and Book Review

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Eastern Cape Alumni Dialogue and Book Review

  Business Dialogue and Networking     29 August 2019 Port Elizabeth

Join the Eastern Cape Alumni Committee for a book review by Jaco Maass, a USB MBA alumnus who heads up a business unit of BKB. The book that he will review is by Mark Manson, called The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck. Book now!

 

You can RSVP for this event by contacting Anelet James on aneletjames@gmail.com

*Finger snacks and a cash bar will be available.

Event details

Date: Thursday, 29 August 2019

Time: 17:00 – 19:00

Venue: Port Elizabeth Golf Club | MAP

More about the speaker

Jaco Maass is an MBA alumnus and heads up a business unit at BKB, a significant player within the agricultural industry in South Africa.

 

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Grow Africa: Develop Economies

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Grow Africa: USB Eastern Cape Alumni Business Dialogue and Information session

  Business Dialogue and Breakfast event     16 October 2019 Port Elizabeth

Join us at this alumni networking event where USB’s Dr Nthabiseng Moleko, the first woman in South Africa to receive a PhD in Development Finance, will present on the use of Development Finance to re-ignite the economy.

Date: Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Time: 07:30 for 08:00 – 10:00

Venue: Port Elizabeth Golf Club, Port Elizabeth | Map

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More about the speaker

Dr Nthabiseng Moleko is a faculty member at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) where she teaches Economics and Statistics part time. She was appointed by the President of the Republic as a Commissioner for the Commission for Gender Equality in 2017. She is passionate about development economics, women economic empowerment and development finance, and her mission is to alleviate poverty and be an instrument of positive social and economic change in South Africa and the continent at large.

She seeks to understand how financial development (and more specifically pension funds) in Africa can be better used to aid economic development. Her research on pension funds in the South African context has been presented at the International Pensions Workshop, African Development Finance Series, Global Development Finance Conference and PEG Net Conference of Poverty Alleviation held in Accra, Zurich, Cape Town and Paris respectively. Her work has also translated into written articles in FinWeek, African Development Banks’s Making Finance Work for Africa and Business Live. The African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management (AIFMRM) selected her as one of the leading future African researchers in Finance and Economics for the 2016 Summer School.

As a former CEO at the Joe Gqabi Economic Development Agency (JoGEDA), Project manager and Researcher at the Eastern Cape Socio-Economic Consultative Council (ECSECC), she has worked extensively in the economic development landscape. The Minister of Trade & Industry has appointed her as a Board of Trustee for the National Empowerment Fund, where she Chairs the Boards Investment Committee.

She is also an author and avid poet. She has published three books: Career Guidance and Technical Training: A solution for youth unemployment, and two anthologies of poetry (Abundant Living and Been Chasing Destiny). Her twitter handle is @drnthabimoleko and Facebook Page is Been Chasing Destiny.

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Eastern Cape Alumni Chapter: Business Networking and AGM

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Eastern Cape Alumni Chapter: Business Networking and AGM

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  USB Alumni AGM     15 Nov       Eastern Cape

Join us at this Business Networking and AGM where Dr Cobus Oberholster will discuss megatrends shaping the future of agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa towards 2055.

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The agricultural sector in Sub-Saharan Africa present itself as a multi-dimensional and complex sector that fulfils different roles and functions, especially in rural communities. This continues to create negative perceptions regarding the sector’s perceived riskiness, its contribution to economic growth, and the sector’s expected development role.

Key stakeholders, however, is not powerless to confront the future of the sector.  The course of its future can be changed, as long as the aim of our explorations is to identify possible disruptions and to reduce uncertainty. Seven megatrends, which have a high probability of being associated with sustainable agricultural production and development in Sub-Saharan Africa towards 2055, will be presented and discussed. Four authentic alternative futures, which illustrate how conditions for agriculture and agricultural financing can unfold and change over the next 40 years, will also be presented.

We look forward to hosting you!

Date: Thursday, 15 November 2018
Time:  07:00am for 07:30am – 09:00am
Venue: President’s Room, The Club on Bird Street, 12 Bird Street, Central Port Elizabeth| Map
Cost: R100
Enquiries: Lizelle Kannemeyer at USBAlumni@usb.ac.za

Event Speaker

Dr Cobus Oberholster is the General Manager Livestock, Properties and Auctioneers at BKB, one of the leading agribusinesses in South Africa.  He is also an agricultural financing expert with extensive experience in the delivery of financial services in the agricultural and related sectors with extensive management experience in the financial services sector, and have led both sales and credit teams across South Africa.

He holds two doctoral degrees focusing on agriculture and agricultural financing, a DBA and a PhD from Nelson Mandela University. He also holds two Masters Degrees, namely a Masters in Sustainable Agriculture from the University of the Free State and an MBA from the University of Stellenbosch Business School.

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Eastern Cape Alumni Chapter

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Business Dialogue and Breakfast

  • ALUMNI
  • 15 JUN 2018
  • PORT ELIZABETH

Permanent disability resulting from mental illness that develops in a working individual should be avoided at all costs. By appreciating how common mental disorders like anxiety or depression can ultimately result in permanent disability, it is important that mental health care providers understand the process involved and the responsibility of all the role players.

This breakfast talk by Prof Christoffel Grobler presents an approach to disability prevention by giving an overview of the disability process. This is done by addressing concepts such as why work is good for you and the adverse effect of not working, what Return-to-work and Stay-at-work strategies entail, what vocational rehabilitation means, the difference between impairment and disability, how psychiatric impairment is assessed, what is meant by maximum medical improvement and permanency, and how disability can be prevented if the role players involved were aware what their responsibilities are.

The urgency of avoiding long periods of sick leave will be emphasised, as work absence tends to perpetuate itself; that is, the longer someone is off work, the less likely they become ever to return.

DATE: Friday, 15 June 2018

TIME: 07:00 for 07:30 – 09:00

VENUE: The Club on Bird Street, Port Elizabeth | Map

ENQUIRIES: Lizelle Kannemeyer | USBAlumni@usb.ac.za

 

Event Speaker

Prof Christoffel Grobler
Head Clinical Unit, Elizabeth Donkin Hospital, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

He is also an Associate Professor at Walter Sisulu University and a Research Associate at the Nelson Mandela University, School of Behavioural Sciences, Department of Psychology.

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