Annual Strategic Leadership Seminar: Africa Rising

DATE: Friday, 8 March 2019 
TIME: 7:00 - 14:30
VENUE:  Summer Place, Hyde Park - View Map
69 Melville Rd, Hyde Park, Johannesburg, 2196


  • Early bird (before 16 February 2019)
    R 550 per person
    3850 for a Table of 7 
    incl. breakfast, teas/coffees and mentoring picnic lunch 

  • Full price (after 16 February 2019)
    R 660 per person
    R 4620 for a Table of 7 
    incl. breakfast, teas/coffees and mentoring picnic lunch

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Event Programme

7:00 – 8:00
Registration & Breakfast
Ms Cathy Mohlahlana, Programme Director (Confirmed)
Award-winning broadcast journalist and Host of NewsNight on ENCA

Africa’s Rising: The Leaders Africa Deserves 
Ms Dudu Msomi, CEO, Busara Leadership Partners (Confirmed)

The Importance of African Entrepreneurs increasing Production and Intra-Continental Trade in Africa’s Rising
Prof Adrian Saville, Inaugural Director, Centre for African Management and Markets (CAMM), GIBS (Confirmed)

Thought Leadership by Africa for Africa
Prof Nicola Kleyn, Dean, Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) (Principally confirmed)

The Role of Auditing Competence and Integrity in contributing to Production and Trade in the South African Economy
Ms Tsakani Ratsela, Deputy Auditor General (Confirmed)

Where to Play and How to Win: Risks and Opportunities of Doing Business on the African Continent
To Be Advised
Vote of Thanks & Close
13:35 – 14:30
Mentoring Picnic Lunch (All)

Speaker Profiles

Dudu Msomi

Dudu Msomi

Dudu Msomi is the CEO of Busara Leadership Partners, a research-orientated strategic advisory service and consulting company whose expertise is to facilitate the development and effectiveness of leaders to achieve their desired goals. Dudu is a corporate strategist, Leadership Expert & Coach, Diversity & Inclusion strategist, Business Advisor, Attitude and Behaviour Shifting Speaker and Writer. Msomi facilitates strategy development workshops for boards, management and entrepreneurs. She designs and delivers ground-breaking and practical bespoke seminars, masterclasses, leadership and entrepreneurship development programmes covering an integrated approach to leadership, strategy and governance.

Msomi was awarded the 2013 Laureate Award by the University of Pretoria as a GIBS Alumnus to honour her outstanding contribution to the field of leadership development, strategy and governance and recognised by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the Top 30 Influential South African Business Leaders in 2018. She is an Institute of Director’s (IOD) Fellow. Dudu Msomi was selected by the US Consulate in South Africa to be part of the mentoring programme with FORTUNE/US State Department Global Women Leaders in 2010 and a mentee on the Cherie Blair Foundation in 2015.

Dudu Msomi has a B.A. Hons. (University of Natal, Durban); Postgraduate Diploma in Advertising and Marketing (AAA School of Advertising); Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Governance (RAU); Programme for Management Development (GIBS) and a Masters in Business Administration (GIBS).

Msomi is an independent non-executive on the Bankserv Africa and on Vodacom Foundation Advisory boards. Dudu chairs the Social & Ethics Committee of Bankserv Africa and is a member of the Nomination Committee. She is also on the Audit, HR and Remuneration Committees of FAIS OMBUD, Office of the Pension Fund Adjudicator (OPFA) and Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA). Dudu Msomi is a Trustee on the Humulani Trust (Invicta Holdings) and a member of the GIBS MBA Alumni Bursary Committee.

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Cathy Mohlahlana

Cathy Mohlahlana

Cathy is an award-winning broadcast journalist and news anchor for South Africa’s leading 24hr news channel eNews Channel Africa. She currently hosts the primetime evening news slot NewsNight, between 17h00 and 20h00 on DSTV403 daily.

During her time at eNCA, Cathy has hosted the eTV evening primetime bulletin and covered high profile stories including the life of Nelson Mandela and the Oscar Pistorius Murder trial. She’s also hosted weekly programs including #Africa and Week-In-One.

Cathy’s career in national broadcast journalism spans over ten years. She began her career as a reporter and radio anchor for Talk Radio 702’s Eyewitness News and Kaya FM. In 2009 she won the National Press Club Radio Journalist of the Year Award. In 2012, she was selected to take part in the CNN Journalism Fellowship. In 2014, Cathy was selected as a fellow for US President Barack Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). She was named by Destiny Magazine as one of the “Top 40 women under 40” in 2015.

Passionate about youth, education and current affairs, Cathy enjoys facilitating workshops and conferences which tackle issues of socio-economic development; particularly those impacting young girls and women. She is also part of an NGO that builds schools in rural areas and conducts youth.

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Dr Adrian Saville

Adrian Saville

Adrian Saville’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (cum laude), M.Com (cum laude) and PhD (Economics), which he completed at the University of Natal in 1997 and 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.

In 1994, while completing his doctorate in economics, Adrian formed an investment vehicle which became the forerunner to Cannon Asset Managers which he founded in 1998. In 2017 Bidvest Financial Services acquired Cannon Asset Managers. Today Adrian serves as Chief Executive at Cannon Asset Managers.

Adrian has experience in managing all the major asset classes and has successfully combined teaching and business, having lectured at the University of the Witwatersrand, the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the University of Pretoria, London School of Business, Kelley School of Business, Rotterdam School of Management and the Estonian Business School. He has held a Professorship of Economics, Finance & Strategy at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) since 2003, where he teaches in the fields of macroeconomics, investment finance and strategy. Adrian has received the Excellence in Teaching Award at GIBS one ten occasions since 2007. In 2012 he was nominated for the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Business Professor of the Year Award and in 2014 he received the Central and East European Management Development Association award in teaching excellence. Adrian’s successful career has encompassed consulting widely to government and the corporate world, including serving as an economic consultant to Visa South Africa. He has presented to global audiences in many destinations, including Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Estonia, France, India, Japan, Germany, Ghana, Kenya, Netherlands, Nigeria, Singapore, United Kington, United States, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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Prof Nicola Kleyn

Nicola Kleyn

Nicola Kleyn is the dean of the Gordon Institute of Business Science. In addition to her responsibilities at GIBS, she also lectures on various marketing-related academic and company-specific short courses she also consults to a number of organisations seeking to grow customer, brand and reputational equity.

She worked previously at Investec Bank where she managed the learning and development function and at Edgars in a store control capacity. She also spent seven years lecturing marketing to both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the faculty of commerce at Wits University.

Nicola has been recognised as an established researcher by the National Research Foundation, achieving a C1 NRF rating. She has published articles in a number of academic journals including: California Management Review, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Business Ethics, International Marketing Review, Journal of Marketing Intelligence and Planning, South African Journal of Business Management, and Management Dynamics on the topics of marketing and ethics. She has also presented a number of conference papers at both local and international academic conferences and is a regular contributor to the popular press.

In 2017, she was appointed as member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Product & Brand Management.

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Tsakani Ratsela

Tsakani Ratsela

Born in Soshanguve, Pretoria, Tsakani Ratsela, a chartered accountant (CA), was formerly the national leader: Audit Services, a strategic position that directs all audit work at the AGSA. As the DAG, she is the chief executive at the country’s supreme audit institution. She studied at the University of Cape Town and graduated with a BCom (Accounting) in 1996 and a post-graduate diploma in Accountancy (1997). She completed articles with PriceWaterhouseCoopers. She also has extensive leadership experience in both the public and private sectors, having worked at, among other companies, the Eastern Cape Development Corporation and Izingwe Holdings. A passionate and active supporter of education and advancement, Ratsela was the chairperson of the CA Charter Council, whose primary objective is to grow the number of black people in the accounting profession and is also at the forefront of the AGSA’s ongoing drive to train young and talented auditors, mainly from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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