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Covid-19: Navigating the Economic Effects and Commercial Implications Globally and Locally

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Toyin Sanni

Nigeria Alumni Business Dialogue and Networking Event

With a background in securities law and extensive experience in corporate finance, trusts & asset management, Toyin Sanni will navigate the issues around Covid-19 and its commercial and economic effects both globally and locally.

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USB Alumni | Western Cape Alumni Business Dialogue and Networking

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Western Cape Alumni Business Dialogue and Networking:

The Madrid Scenarios revisited – Options for alternative South African Futures.

  Alumni Business Dialogue and Networking   Thursday, 27 February 2020 USB Campus

Join us for our first Western Cape Alumni Business Dialogue and Networking event of the year where speaker, Dr Morne Mostert, will help us not only survive and prosper in this new decade, but also inspire progress as we move into the future. His insightful topic: “The Madrid Scenarios revisited – Options for alternative South African Futures”.

Thursday, 27 February 2020 | 18:00 – 21:00

Venue: The Bell Restaurant, USB Campus | MAP

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

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Dr Morne Mostert

Dr Morne Mostert is the Director of the Institute for Futures Research at Stellenbosch University. He 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. Dr Mostert 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.

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Grow Africa: USB West Africa Alumni Business Cocktail and Networking

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Grow Africa: USB West Africa Alumni Business Cocktail and Networking

  Business Dialogue     17 September 2019 Lagos

Join us at this cocktail event where Dr Nthabiseng Moleko, USB faculty member and Commissioner for the Commission for Gender Equality, will talk about the use of Development Finance to reignite the economy. There will also be ample time for networking.

Date: Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Time: 18:00 for 18:30 – 21:00

Venue: Protea Hotel by Marriott Lagos Kuramo Waters | Map

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

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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 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.

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Date: Thursday, 29 August 2019

Time: 17:00 – 19:00

Venue: Port Elizabeth Golf Club | MAP

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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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Western Cape Alumni Business Dialogue and Networking

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Western Cape Alumni Business Dialogue and Networking

  Business Dialogue and Networking     5 August 2019 Cape Town

Join us at this alumni networking event where Janet Pillai will talk about how women lead in the workplace.

Date: Monday, 5 August 2019

Time: 17:30 for 18:00 – 20:00

Venue: Room 2059, USB Campus, Tygervalley Business District | Map  

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Janet Pillai is the CEO and Founder of Multilayer Trade Corporation, (MLT Corp) a company that offers a seamless vehicle hire, shuttle and accommodation solution from inception to completion in the public, private corporate, tourist and maritime sectors.

Her extensive business knowledge, has built the capacity and infrastructure of the company to manage both mass and niche bespoke needs with both domestic and international clients.

 

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Botswana Alumni Business Dialogue and Networking

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Botswana Alumni Business Dialogue and Networking

  Business Dialogue and Networking     31 July 2019 Gaborone

Join us at this event where Cornelius Ramatlhakwane, CEO of Botwana Post, will talk about the power of humility and vulnerability in leadership and how it influences a positive and constructive culture that drives transformation and high performance results.

We will also share more information about our academic programme offering for 2020.

Date: Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Time: 17:30 for 18:00 – 21:00

Venue: Hilton Garden Inn, Gaborone, Botswana | Map

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Cornelius Ramatlhakwane has been with the Post since 2009, as Head of Business Development overseeing Botswana Post transition into e-commerce sphere  in pursuance of the Icon of Excellence strategy. He has over 20 years of experience in the banking, financial and postal services sector covering diverse areas such as business development, Customer Service, Credit, Risk Management, Sales and Marketing. He started his career with Deloitte and Touche, Cresta Hospitality Group and Standard Chartered Bank before joining Botswana Post at Executive Management Level responsible for commercial strategy, business development, and product development. He holds a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Strategic Management from the University of Derby – United Kingdom, as well Executive Development Programmes from University of Stellenbosch Business School – South Africa, and Management College of South Africa and other substantial training courses and programmes in personal development, mentorship and motivation.

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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

Join the conversation online. Follow us on Twitter at @USBStellenbosch and @USBAlumni

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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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Grow Africa: East Africa Chapter Alumni Business Dialogue Cocktail and Corporate Roundtable event

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Grow Africa: The use of Development Finance to re-ignite the Economy

East Africa Chapter Alumni Business Dialogue Cocktail and Corporate Roundtable event (EART)

Alumni Business Dialogue Cocktail and Corporate Roundtable event,      14 August 2019 Nairobi

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 reignite the economy.

Date: Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Time: 17:30 for 18:00 – 21:00

Venue: Southern Sun Mayfair, Nairobi, Kenya

Follow us on Twitter at @USBStellenbosch and @USBAlumni

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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KwaZulu-Natal Alumni Business Dialogue Cocktail Event

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KwaZulu-Natal Alumni Business Dialogue

  Business Dialogue and Networking     23 July 2019 KwaZulu-Natal

Leadership is challenging enough when times are good, but when faced with tough economic conditions leaders must show more courage to stay their course. Join us at this Business Dialogue in KwaZulu-Natal where Graeme Hay and Hamish Erskine will discuss leadership in challenging times. There will also be ample time for networking after the talk.

Date: Tuesday, 23 July 2019
Time: 07:00am for 07:30am – 10:00am
Venue: Durban Country Club | Map

Join the conversation online. Follow us on Twitter at @USBStellenbosch and @USBAlumni

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Graeme Hay has been helping organisations to implement value chain productivity solutions since 2002 and is passionate about engaging and collaborating with the talent in the organisation to realise improvement. He makes use of the Lean Six Sigma methodology extensively and is the only certified Minitab trainer in South Africa. Graeme has a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering Technology and is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

 

 

Hamish Erskine is the CEO Dube TradePort Corporation.

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USB Mpumalanga Alumni Business Dialogue and Networking

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USB Mpumalanga Alumni Business Dialogue and Networking

  Business Dialogue     Wednesday, 29 May 2019 Mpumalanga

Join us at this event where speaker Theo Venter will explore the South African political landscape and provide guests with a post-election analysis of the results and what this means for the political parties, the economy and business.

Event details

Date: Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Time: 17:30 for 18:00 (ends at 21:00)

Venue: St Peter United Church, 2 Van Eck Street Secunda, opposite Sollies | Map

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Theo Venter is a political and policy specialist at the NWU School of Business and Governance. Until 2016 he was also special advisor to the Vice Chancellor of the North West University since 2004. Prior to 2004 he was a lecturer in political science and deputy-director of the Institute for Futures Studies.  He is also a political commentator on South African politics, especially on radio and TV for the last 30 years. He consults regularly in the business and agricultural sectors on the state of politics in South Africa. He is a member of the BMI Strategic Forum since 1990 with a focus on the building industry. He teaches a course in the formulation of strategy in the Post Graduate Diploma programme of the Business School.

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