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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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