Strategise for Competitive Advantage

Event Date: Thursday, 14 March 2013
Venue: The Michelangelo Hotel, Sandton


  • 2013 Economic Landscape & Strategy Implications 
    by Keynote Speaker, Prof Adrian Saville (View Profile) - Chief Investment Officer, Cannon Asset Managers a visiting professor at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, and an Economist Intelligence Unit Business, Professor of the Year Awards nominee: 

    What the Future holds for your Strategy 
    by Guy Lundy (View Profile) - Futurist, Future Insight

    South Africa’s Political Analysis and Country Risk Post Mangaung towards the 2014 Elections
    by Justice Malala (View Profile- Political Analyst & CEO, The Justice Malala Company

    How do Business Leaders make Strategic Choices in Uncertain Times 
    by Phuti Mahanyele(View Profile) - CEO, Shanduka (Pty) Ltd

    Download Dudu Msomi's Introductory Presentation



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    Speaker Profiles

    Adrian Saville

    profile adriansavilleAdrian Saville’s qualifications include a BA(Honours) (cum laude) and M.Com (cum laude) from the University of Natal. He completed his PhD (Economics) in 1997, for which he was awarded the Economics Society of South Africa’s Founders Medal. He is a UNESCO laureate and a matriculant of Linacre College (Oxford). He has completed programmes in value investing and competitive strategy at New York’s Columbia University and Harvard Business School in Boston. Adrian has managed investments since 1994 and has experience in all major asset classes. Adrian founded Cannon Asset Managers in 1998, where he is an executive director and CIO.

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    Guy Lundy

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    Guy Lundy is an investment professional, strategy consultant and sought-after professional keynote speaker, with a focus on the future of Africa and the business opportunities presented by the continent’s dramatic growth story. He was the CEO of Accelerate Cape Town, a business think-tank representing 48 major corporations that brings together key stakeholders in the Cape Town city region to develop and implement a long-term vision for sustainable, inclusive economic growth.

    He is also a Director of several organisations, including trade & investment promotion agency Wesgro, where he is Deputy Chairman. Guy previously ran his own corporate strategy consultancy, helping large companies develop foresight and an understanding of future trends.

    He has also worked for international firms such as Ernst & Young, Oracle, the London Stock Exchange and Dimension Data, during several years of living on four continents. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Economics (UCT) and Masters in Futures Studies (Stellenbosch University).

    Guy co-authored two books about South Africa and its future, namely “South Africa: Reasons to Believe” (with Wayne Visser) and “South Africa 2014: The Story of our Future” (with Steuart Pennington and Brett Bowes). In 2009 Guy was listed by Business Day as one of the ‘Top 100 Thinkers in South Africa’.

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    Justice Malala

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    Justice Malala is one of South Africa’s most respected political commentators, newspaper columnists and an award-winning former editor. Malala writes regular weekly columns for The Times newspaper and the Financial Mail magazine. He also presents the popular weekly political talk show, The Justice Factor on the independent eNews Channel, Sunday at 9.30am and 12.30pm. He is the resident political analyst for and eNews Channel.

    His work has been published internationally in newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Financial Times, The Independent, Forbes, Institutional Investor, The Age and The Observer. He has also contributed to BBC Online and Deutsche Welle. He has given talks and rendered political advisory to international and local institutions such as JP Morgan, Liberty, Lehman Brothers, Old Mutual and Edcon.

    Malala was founding editor of ThisDay, the quality, upmarket South African daily newspaper which was launched on October, 7, 2003, but folded a year later. Malala was an executive producer on Hard Copy 1 and 2, a ground-breaking television series on SABC 3. The first series of Hard Copy won the Golden Horn Award for best television series.

    Malala is a judge on the country’s most prestigious investigative journalism award, the Taco Kuiper Awards for Investigative Journalism. His collection of satirical Financial Mail columns, Let Them Eat Cake, is at all good bookshops. 

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    Phuti Mahanyele

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    Phuti Mahanyele is the Chief Executive Officer of Shanduka Group (Pty) Ltd. She joined Shanduka in 2004 as the Managing Director of Shanduka Energy (Pty) Ltd. Prior to joining Shanduka, Ms Mahanyele was the head of the Project Finance South Africa unit at the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA). Ms Mahanyele was with Fieldstone for 7 years prior to joining DBSA and worked in the Fieldstone Offices in New York before coming back to South Africa in 1998.

    Her academic qualifications are a BA Economics from Rutgers University (State University of New Jersey. USA) (1993) and an MBA from De Montfort University in Leicester, UK (1996). She completed the Kenney School of Government Executive Education Program’s “Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century”, at Harvard University in 2008.

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