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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

Speaker

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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USB Alumni | Leadership Masterclass

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Leadership Masterclass

  Masterclass      Friday, 21 February 2020 USB Campus

THE LEADERSHIFT – Going from Vertical (Leadership), to Horizontal Leadership (Membership)

Energised people and energised teams guarantee higher levels of performance. This applies on the sports field as well as in the corporate environment. Join Luc van der Hofstadt, Executive Business Coach at Mentally Fit Institute South Africa, as he takes you through a masterclass on managing individual and team energy, and the dynamic shift from Leadership to Membership

Friday, 21 February 2020 | 08:00 for 08:30 – 12:00

Venue: Yellowwood (Room 210), USB Campus | MAP

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

Facilitator

Luc van der Hofstadt

Executive Business Coach, Founder and Country Director at Mentally Fit Institute South Africa | Luc is an international Keynote Speaker and Faculty at INSEAD Paris Executive Education and at USB.  He holds a Masters in Law from the University of Antwerp (Belgium), is a Certified Coach from the Institute of Neurocognitivism and a Belgian Team Role Accredited Trainer. Luc is co-author of the book “Management Assistant”.

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Western Cape Alumni Business Dialogue and AGM

Sustainability in Organisations

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Western Cape Alumni Business Dialogue and AGM

Western Cape Alumni Business Dialogue and AGM

 Thursday, 3 October USB Campus

Wine sponsored by Longridge Wine Estate, leading estates in organic and biodynamic winemaking in the heart of the Cape Winelands near Stellenbosch, South Africa”

Join us at this alumni event where a panel will discuss, Embedding Sustainability into Organistations. Speakers include Dr Jess Schulschenk, Andrew Smith, Wendy Engel and Grace Stead.

Date: Thursday, 3 October

Time: 18:30

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

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More about the speakers

Dr Jess Schulschenk

Dr Jess Schulschenk, Director for the Sustainability Institute in Stellenbosch, focused her research and practice on corporate governance and sustainability, working to support corporate partners to embed sustainability into core strategy, leadership and culture. She heads up partnerships in Africa for the global research initiative, the Embedding Project; as well as lecturing with the School of Public Leadership and the Business School at Stellenbosch University.

Andrew Smith is responsible for managing various revenue streams for the V&A Waterfront and driving the concept of Placemaking as the property is further developed. He is also leading the V&A Waterfront’s drive towards reducing its single-use plastic footprint by developing consumer campaigns and activations to change behaviour as well as understanding our retail, F&B and hospitality tenants’ challenges and working with them to help their transition to better solutions.

Wendy Engel is an agriculture economist and part-time farmer working as a researcher on the WWF SA Nedbank Sustainable Agriculture Partnership with 15 years of experience in agriculture, finance and conservation. She has previously held positions as Economist at UCT’s Energy Research Centre and Barclays Africa Agribusiness after formative years working in non-profit sector focused on advocacy and project implementation in Small- Scale Farmer development, Sustainable Energy and Climate Change.

Grace Stead established Steadfast Greening to focus on practical sustainable living after 12 years working for local government. She has been a key role player in greening the events industry and is the co-founder of the Event Greening Forum, while working with business and government on project implementation to promote sustainable practices. She is a director at WrapZERO, a consultancy focusing on sustainability in the film industry, in addition to fulfilling the role of the managing director at Abalimi Bezekhaya, an NGO that teaches people in the townships to grow their own organic vegetables.

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Andy Muranda is captivated by wicked problems, particularly issues around injustice. He is passionate about shared wisdom in matters of sustainability, life and other mysteries. Through his production company, he has worked in the TV media space as an independent content producer since 2002, slowing down along the way to start and manage a collection centre for recyclable waste. Andy is currently completing his masters in sustainable development at the University of Stellenbosch. With both an MDP from 2007 and an SMDP completed in 2015 neatly tucked under his belt, he is a part of the USB alumni family. When he is not zooming in on the complexities of the world, Andy delights in life, family, people, culture, and the outdoors, in all their enchantment.

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USB Alumni Masterclass

USB Alumni Masterclass: Learning to lead; leading to learn

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USB Alumni Masterclass: Learning to lead; leading to learn

  • MASTERCLASS
  • 07 SEP 2018
  • CAPE TOWN

Upon completion of the Masterclass, attendees will obtain a certificate with 5 CEU’s (General) points.

USB students and alumni are invited to this USB Alumni Masterclass with Prof Renata Schoeman, Psychiatrist in private practice, and Associate Professor in Leadership, who will present, “Learning to lead; leading to learning”.

Prof Schoeman is a well-known expert in the field of adult ADHD and completed her MBA (cum laude) at USB in 2016.

 

 

DATE: Friday, 7 September 2018
TIME: 08:00 for 08:30 – 13:00
VENUE: Room 113, Van Der Horst Building, USB Campus, Carl Cronje Drive | Map
ENQUIRIES: Lizelle Kannemeyer at USBAlumni@usb.ac.za

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Western Cape Alumni Chapter

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Western Cape Alumni Chapter

  • ALUMNI
  • 29 AUG 2018
  • CAPE TOWN

The Western Cape Alumni Chapter is excited to host this breakfast discussion with Dr Marlene le Roux, CEO of the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town where she will discuss ‘Gender and Disability: An Emphasis on Action Driven Emancipatory Model’.

Dr Le Roux has been involved in development work on all levels in society and have served on various platforms on executive level. Within all these portfolios the inclusion, accessibility and mainstreaming for persons with disabilities has been a drive towards societal change.

In this talk she will reflect on her book, “Look at Me”, which will highlight the sensuality and dignity of women with disability and the impact it has made. She will also speak on a model she has designed within her MPhil degree and the importance of Community Development Workers (CDW’s). The talk will look at our African perspective as well and how important the role of women is within these ideals and for the equitable and dignified manner care givers and beneficiaries need to receive access and equal opportunities.

DATE: Wednesday, 29 August 2018

TIME: 07h00 for 07h30 – 09h00

VENUE: Room 2058, USB Campus, Tygervalley Business District | Map

ENQUIRIES: Lizelle Kannemeyer | USBAlumni@usb.ac.za | +27 (0)21 918 4216

LIVESTREAM AVAILABLE:  URL LINK TO LOG IN @ http://connect.belpark.sun.ac.za/colloquium/

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Event Speaker

Dr Marlene le Roux
CEO of the Artscape Theatre Centre

Dr Marlene le Roux is an activist for communities who have been denied access but with an enthusiasm for Marlene has conceptualized and edited a book on women with disabilities called Look at Me. She also compiled a book on the icons of Mitchell’s Plain entitled, “Place in the Sun”. She is also co-author of a mother tongue publication for Afrikaans called, “Ons kom van vèr”. Marlene also published a book, “Die Wellingtonse Klopse – 100 jaar se onvertelde stories” with Professor Michael le Cordeur in 2013.

Marlene serves on various boards to ensure ethical leadership and accountable governance. On 30 March 2017 she was bestowed an honorary Doctorate in Education from CPUT.

Dr Le Roux was elected from 20 countries to serve as an international expert on the London Olympics Committee in 2012. She also was on the council of England to select collaborative Arts Projects to be showcased as part of the London Olympics and Paralympics. This year she also received the German Peace Award. The French government again bestowed a ” Chevalier dans l’Ordre national du Merite” for her role in the Arts, Culture and youth development.

Dr Le Roux has just been awarded as the 5th Point of light recipient of the Queen of England from South Africa for her work in the disability sector.

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Western Cape Alumni Dinner With Dr Johan Van Zyl

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Western Cape Alumni Dinner With Dr Johan Van Zyl

  • ALUMNI
  • 20 JUN 2018
  • CAPE TOWN

Join the Western Cape Alumni Chapter for a dinner with Dr Johan van Zyl, CEO of African Rainbow Capital, where he will discuss ‘The evolution of the global and local environment over the next decade’. He will discuss green shoots and the prognosis needed for a booming local economy in the global context over the next decade.

DATE: Wednesday, 20 June 2018

TIME: 17h30 for 18h00 – 21h00

VENUE: Cattle Baron, Tyger Waterfront, Bellville | Map

COST: Guest own account payable on the evening of event

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Event Speaker

Dr Johan van Zyl
CEO, African Rainbow Capital

Johan van Zyl is CEO of both African Rainbow Capital, a start-up investment business focusing on the financial sector, as well as its parent company, the black-owned and controlled Ubuntu-Botho Investments. Previously, he was the Group CEO of Sanlam (2003 to 2015), and Santam (2001 to 2003). He presently sits on the boards of a number of listed companies, including Sanlam Limited (as chairman).

He is a recipient of several management awards and other accolades, including being named one of SA’s Top Leading Managers by the Corporate Research Foundation/Business Report; Cape Times/KPMG Personality of the Year Award; the MS Louw Award received from the AHI; Media24/Die Burger Business Leader of the Year; the Sunday Times Business Leader of the Year, the FAK Award for Exceptional Leadership and the AABLA Business Leader of the Year (Southern Africa). He also received an honorary doctorate from the Stellenbosch University.

He has a keen interest in economic development, and has published widely on rural development and agriculture. He is the author of more than 300 academic journal articles and several books.

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