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Let’s work to overcome South Africa’s unemployment crisis

USB Leader's Angle

  Leader’s Angle   22 November 2019       USB Campus

Unemployment in South Africa is the worst it’s been since 2008. Business leaders, economists and analysts are desperately seeking solutions towards sustaining our job market. Does the answer lie in youth development and reworking recruitment infrastructures? Or is it up to big businesses to create more opportunity? Join us for this Leader’s Angle discussion, where our panel of thought leaders explore the possibilities for solving our country’s complex unemployment problem.

DATE: Friday, 22 November 2019

TIME: 07:00am for 07:30am – 10:30am

VENUE: Winery, USB Campus, Tyger Valley Business District | MAP


Tony Ehrenreich

South African Trade Unionist, regional secretary of COSATU in the Western Cape

Ehrenreich joined COSATU in 1989, raising to become its National Deputy General-Secretary from 1999 to 2001. He represented COSATU at the World Trade Organization in Doha, International Confederation of Labour Trade Committee in GenevaOrganization of African Trade Union Unity in Ghana, and Unions Bi-lateral with French Trade Unions in Paris. He was nominated by COSATU as the 2011 mayoral candidate for the African National Congress (ANC) in the City of Cape Town in the 2011 municipal elections.


Miles Kubheka

Renowned entrepreneur and business author

Miles Kubheka, aka Vuyo, is a game-changing entrepreneur who empowers others to find success. The IT graduate turned successful gastronomist is the founder, owner, and believer behind the renowned Vuyo’s brand, as well as being a sought-after public speaker.


Doris Viljoen

Senior Futurist at the Institute for Futures Research (IFR)

She has specialised skills in strategy development and environmental strategic awareness. She has consulted to leading listed organisations in South Africa and abroad. As Senior Futurist at the IFR, she endeavours to interpret global trends and assess their relevance for South Africa and Africa. Doris has postgraduate qualifications in business management, education, project management and Futures Studies.



Prof André Roux

Programme Head: Futures Studies at USB

He is head of the Futures Studies programmes at the University of Stellenbosch Business School. Before being appointed by the USB, he was Director of the Institute for Futures Research (IFR) at the University of Stellenbosch since 1996. In that capacity, he ran various workshops and other strategic intervention sessions with and for leaders and strategists in business and government. Prior to that he was an economist at the insurance company Old Mutual, a lecturer and head of department in the South African National Defence Force and its predecessor, the South African Defence Force, as well as a junior lecturer at Stellenbosch University. Prof Roux’s areas of expertise are business economics and labour economics.

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