USB Events

USB and the
Chamber of Beautiful Business, Cape Town presents:

“The [African] Future of Capitalism”

  Event        26 April 2019       Cape Town

Are you prepared for what’s next?

With the next financial meltdown looming, we are witnessing an increasing sense of unease with the current configuration of global capitalism. Capitalism in any of its current forms is essentially a ‘un-African’ concept as any ‘winner takes all’ mentality that puts the success of a few over the prosperity of the collective may be. Yet, for many years, South Africa has been driving forward its socio-economic development by capitalist thinking while staying true to its roots of a more inclusive approach.

Seizing the global appetite for alternative economies, we will be exploring different notions and starting conversations on the possible future(s) of capitalism at this event hosted in collaboration with The House of Beautiful Business, at their first ever Cape Town Chamber. The University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) is proud to be a co-host of this international series of gatherings, which brings together business, academia, and the arts in a beautiful setting.

Event details

Date: Friday, 26 April 2019
Time: 16:00 – 20:00
Venue: Norval Foundation, Steenberg, Cape Town | Map
Cost: R550 per person.
(Please note: Bookings are made via Eventbrite. While the ticket price displays in euros, the rand value of the ticket is R550. ).

Confirmed speakers:

Sabine Lehmann

Founder and CEO of CURIOSITAS

Dr Njeri Mwagiru

Senior Futurist: Institute for Futures Research (IFR)

Joshin Raghubar

Founder and Executive Chairperson of iKeneoVentures

Mokena Makeka

Founder and Principal of Makeka Design Lab

Dr Morne Mostert

Director of the Institute of Futures Research

More about House of Beautiful Business

Produced and hosted by The Business Romantic Society the House of Beautiful Business is a global think tank and community; it is a unique space created to humanise work in the age of machines. As an event and thought leadership platform it builds and cultivates a global community of leaders who are inspired to shape a more human way of doing business.

The goal is to create beautiful moments and encounters that foster insight, empathy, and hope, paving the way for what we believe shall serve as the new, much needed paradigm for our economies and societies: beautiful business. At its annual gathering in Lisbon, the House brings together a select group of 300 business and nonprofit leaders, founders, technologists, investors, designers, artists, and scientists to explore how to make business more beautiful, specifically how to lead with purpose and passion, build human companies and workplaces, and design for deeper connections in an age of machines. If you’re interested in participating, you may request an invitation here.

More about the Chambers of Beautiful Business

A series of daytime and evening gatherings in select cities all around the globe, the Chambers are part of the House of Beautiful Business. Dedicated to amplifying its mission throughout local communities, the series of Chambers are co-hosted by House Residents. You can find out more about upcoming events in Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin, Detroit, Hamburg, Istanbul, London, Madrid, Melbourne, Milan, New York City, and Warsaw. After a successful start in Berlin and Marrakesh, we are proud to welcome you to the first chamber held in South Africa.

More about the venue: Norval Art Museum

The Norval Art Museum is a centre for art and cultural expression. They are dedicated to the research and exhibition of 20th- and 21st-century visual art from South Africa and beyond. Located in the Steenberg area of Cape Town, adjacent to Table Mountain National Park, the Norval Foundation combines the experience of art with an appreciation for nature.

Tags  House of Beautiful Business, Cape Town Chamber, Capitalism, Africa, Future


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