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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.

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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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USB Mpumalanga Alumni Business Dialogue and Networking

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USB Mpumalanga Alumni Business Dialogue and Networking

  Business Dialogue     Thursday, 11 April 2019 Mpumalanga

Join us at this USB Alumni Business Dialogue and Networking event where Dr Piet Croucamp will talk on, The Ramaphosa conundrum: A mandate for post capture governance:  The most likely outcomes of the 8 May election, the percentages and outcomes.

 Croucamp was presenter of various radio and television programmes with a political content as well as a television series on mega-agriculture.

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Date: Thursday, 11 April 2019

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

Venue: Rondekerk Moedergemeente, Secunda, Mpumalanga | Map

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Dr Piet Croucamp taught various subjects related to the state and the economy for 24 years at three universities. He currently teaches courses in critical thinking at the Northwest University’s Mahikeng Campus. His academic interest are conflict and violence in contested confines, electoral systems, and liberal democratic experiments. He made more than 300 presentations on politics, economics and agriculture over the past 5 years and is a regular commentator in the national as well as international media.

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USB Ghana Alumni Business Dialogue and Networking

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USB Ghana Alumni Business Dialogue and Networking

  Business Dialogue     Wednesday, 20 March 2019     Accra

We invited our USB alumni in Ghana to join us at this Business Dialogue networking event where Dr Geraldine Abaidoo, Chairperson of the Ghana Alumni Chapter and Ellen Fayorsey, Partner at Deloitte & Touche, will talk about Ghana’s financial situation and what investors should do to secure their funds.

They will be joined by Gilbert Grant, a business development consultant at Global Natives, a Mauritius based company, who will talk about the USB’s commitment in developing responsible leaders with global insight and a unique African perspective.

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Date: Wednesday, 20 March 2019

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

Venue: Accra City Hotel, Accra, Ghana | Map

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Dr Geraldine Gina Abaidoo is the Lead Consultant at FINNET Solutions Limited, a financial consulting firm set up to provide consulting services and deployment of best business solutions to create synergy and business growth for companies within the HODA Holdings. She is a Member of Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), UK, an Associate Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), UK, and Chartered Insurer. She has over 12 years’ experience in the insurance industry of the financial sector.

Ellen Fayorsey is a Partner in Deloitte & Touché. She currently leads the Financial Advisory practice in Ghana and also leads the Infrastructure and Capital Projects service line in West Africa. She has over 15 years’ experience in Advisory Services, and has extensive experience in M&A Advisory services, Business Valuations and Infrastructure & Capital Projects services. Ellen serves as the West Africa representation for Deloitte Women in Leadership on the Africa Committee, where she commits to advancement of women into leadership.

Gilbert Grant is the business development consultant at Global Natives, a Mauritius based company. He has travelled to, and done import-export business in, over 60 countries since 1978 to date.  His work experience includes long stints at Executive Director level in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Mauritius, London and Brussels. He was the Managing Director for 11 years, of a Kinshasa-based company, from where he was responsible for business development into new territories in West and Central Africa and also oversaw the sales network in these countries. For another six years, based in London, he successfully delivered on his mandate to expand sales, in West Africa (as well as Gulf states and the Caribbean), from networks established with new suppliers in India, China, and Central Europe.

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USB KwaZulu-Natal Alumni Business Dialogue and Networking

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USB KwaZulu-Natal Alumni Business Dialogue and Networking

  Business Dialogue     Monday, 8 April 2019     Durban

When no-one is looking – Business ethical compass and practices

It is easy to be ethical when all goes well and there are no pressures, but in the highly competitive environment today, it is not simple and easy anymore.

During this talk, Prof Arnold Smit, head of Social Impact at USB, will explore how to make the best use of one’s moral compass to remain ethical in business and build one’s success on an ethical reputation.

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Date: Monday, 8 April 2019

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

Venue: Hilton Durban Hotel, Durban | Map

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Prof Arnold Smit is head of Social Impact at USB. He is also an Associate Professor in Business in Society and his teaching, research and facilitation focus on the contextualisation and integration of ethics, responsibility and sustainability in management education and organisational practice. He is also a member of the Board of the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative, a member of the PRME Advisory Committee, a member of the USB-ED International Advisory Board, the immediate past President of the Business Ethics Network of Africa, and a trustee of SEED Educational Trust.

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USB Namibia Alumni Business Dialogue and Networking

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USB Namibia Alumni Business Dialogue and Networking

  Business Dialogue     Thursday, 11 April 2019     Windhoek

When no-one is looking – Business ethical compass and practices

We invite our Namibia alumni to join us at this event where Prof Arnold Smit, head of Social Impact at USB, will explore how to make the best use of one’s moral compass to remain ethical in business and build one’s success on an ethical reputation.

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Date: Thursday, 11 April 2019

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

Venue: Lemon Tree, Windhoek, Namibia | Map

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Prof Arnold Smit is head of Social Impact at USB. He is also an Associate Professor in Business in Society and his teaching, research and facilitation focus on the contextualisation and integration of ethics, responsibility and sustainability in management education and organisational practice. He is also a member of the Board of the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative, a member of the PRME Advisory Committee, a member of the USB-ED International Advisory Board, the immediate past President of the Business Ethics Network of Africa, and a trustee of SEED Educational Trust.

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USB Botswana Alumni Business Dialogue and Networking

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USB Botswana Alumni Business Dialogue and Networking

  Business Dialogue     Wednesday, 27 March 2019      Gaborone

Being ethical is easy when everything goes well and there are no pressures, but in the highly competitive environment today, it is not simple and easy anymore.

When no-one is looking – Business ethical compass and practices is the topic that will be discussed at our upcoming Business Dialogue and Networking event with Prof Arnold Smit, head of Social Impact at USB, and alumnus Gerald Nthebolan. This talk explores how to make the best use of one’s moral compass to remain ethical in business and build one’s success on an ethical reputation, notwithstanding significant business challenges and many seductions to engage in ethically questionable acts.

There will also be opportunity to network after the presentation. Book now!

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Date: Wednesday, 27 March 2019

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

Venue: Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, Gaborone, Botswana | Map

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Prof Arnold Smit is head of Social Impact at USB. He is also an Associate Professor in Business in Society and his teaching, research and facilitation focus on the contextualisation and integration of ethics, responsibility and sustainability in management education and organisational practice. He is also a member of the Board of the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative, a member of the PRME Advisory Committee, a member of the USB-ED International Advisory Board, the immediate past President of the Business Ethics Network of Africa, and a trustee of SEED Educational Trust.

Gerald Nthebolan is an Africa Directors Progamme alumnus of USB and Group Information Management Manager at Debswana.

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USB Eswatini Alumni Business Dialogue

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USB Eswatini Alumni Business Dialogue

  Business Dialogue     Saturday, 23 February 2019      Mbabane

Join us at this Business Dialogue and Network event where Dr Sola Oduwole will discuss, African economic development and growth prospects – is the cup half-full or half empty?

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Date: Saturday, 23 February 2019
Time: 17:30pm for 18:00pm
Venue: Mountain Inn, Mbabane, Eswatini | Map

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Dr Sola Oduwole is a dynamic mulit-sectoral pundit, an innovative enterprise development strategist and a pracademic. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) and a doctorate (PhD) in Public Administration (Entrepreneurship and Developmental Policies) from Fort Hare University.  He is a certified business Accountant of the Southern African Institute of Business Accountant.

He is driven by the passion of extricating the full potentials available in Africa by leveraging on his over two decades of career in the corporate and multinational organisation and institutions.

He presently drives the strategic direction of the Africa Centre Development Finance in the University of Stellenbosch Business School.

He is a sought-after speaker at conventions, conferences and colloquiums. His operational base is in Cape Town, South Africa from where he connects with places of interest in all the continents around the globe.

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USB Namibia Alumni Business Breakfast

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  Business Breakfast     Friday, 01 March 2019      Windhoek

We invite our USB alumni in Namibia to join us at this Business Breakfast where Seno Namwandi, Director of Innovation and Intellectual Property at the International University of Management (IUM), will talk about the “the building blocks of a vibrant intellectual property economy”.

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Date: Friday, 01 March 2019
Time: 07:30am for 08:00am
Venue: The Lemon Tree Restaurant, Windhoek | Map

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Seno Namwandi is one of the pioneers of Intellectual Property (IP) in Namibia.  Her recent achievement was being selected as one of 16 Mandela Washington Fellows from Namibia for 2018. She currently serves as the youngest director on the board of the Business Intellectual Property Authority (BIPA) in Namibia.  Seno is also employed full time at the International University of Management (IUM) where she serves as the Director of Innovation and IP. Seno has a Master’s degree in IP from Africa University, Zimbabwe and other postgraduate certifications in IP. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from Stellenbosch University.

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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 [email protected]

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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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KwaZulu-Natal Alumni Chapter: Business Networking and AGM

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KwaZulu-Natal Alumni Chapter: Business Networking and AGM

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  USB Alumni AGM     28 Nov       KwaZulu-Natal

After a number of years of synchronised global growth, 2018 has seen a far more volatile global economy. Citadel Chief Economist, Maarten Ackerman, will share his insights into the geopolitical risks and opportunities at our KwaZulu-Natal Alumni Chapter AGM event, sponsored by Citadel.

We look forward to hosting you!

DATE: Wednesday, 28 November 2018
TIME: 18:00 – 21:00
VENUE: Pencarrow Park, La Lucia Ridge Office Park Estate, Umhlanga | Map
ENQUIRIES: Lizelle Kannemeyer | [email protected]

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Maarten Ackerman, Chief Economist and Advisory Partner at Citadel will share his views on the new world order, the implications thereof on local and global economic developments and highlight some investment opportunities as a result. Maarten has his finger firmly on the pulse of economic developments, both domestically and globally, and we are confident that you will gain a great deal from his insights.

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