The Future of Afro-European/UK Relations
USB Alumni Collaborative Webinar

Presented by the Development and Alumni Relations Division at Stellenbosch University and the University of Stellenbosch Business School, and the Institute for Futures Research (IFR)


  via Livestream   09 June 2021

The future of Africa’s commercial, social and political relations with the global north is due for an upgrade. An investigation of the future generates new opportunities and perspectives. It creates a space for imagining innovation and reinvention. At the same time, the present is almost always the product of an imperfect past, which lingers relentlessly, and this is particularly true in the case of Afro-European relations.

Join this thought-provoking collaborative session between our business school, Stellenbosch University (SU) and the Institute for Futures Research (IFR). Dr Njeri Mwagiru and Dr Morne Mostert of IFR will investigate options and opportunities for a new balance in relations between the Afro-European and UK regions. They each will attempt to transcend the past to explore alternative possibilities going forward. Whether you are in business, government or civil society, we are certain you will  as we interrogate perceptions and provide an update of possibilities.

Date:               Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Time:              12:00 (BST), 13:00 (CET and SAST)

Enquiries:        Lizelle Kannemeyer | [email protected]

                        Alison April | [email protected]



Dr Morne Mostert
Director: Institute for Futures Research at Stellenbosch University

Dr Morne Mostert advises globally on Futures-based executive decision-making and cognitive development for senior leaders. He is the Chairman of media tech start-up Africa Business Radio, and is a regular keynote speaker and frequent guest on radio and television in the business media. He is the author of the influential book Systemic Leadership Learning – Leadership Development in the Era of Complexity, which has been the prescribed text for several international programmes on strategic leadership. He is a member of the ILO international panel of experts on the Future of Work

Dr Njeri Mwagiru
Senior Futurist and head of the African Futures at IFR

Njeri Mwagiru is a Senior Futurist at IFR, focused on African Futures. She has a master’s in International Relations, and a doctorate in Business Administration. Her research interests include leadership, organisational performance, knowledge, gender, diversity, and transformation. Her work supports long-term, integrated strategic planning, and facilitates organisational initiatives to maximise on potential and mitigate risks, towards desired futures in/for Africa.



Tags Afro-European/UK Relations, Futures thinking


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