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Foresight 2019

Beyond the obvious headlines, this forum examines the fundamentals, opportunities, inherent weaknesses and prospects for South Africa in 2019.

The Foresight Forum is a highly anticipated event on the GIBS calendar. Panelists are asked to share insights into the factors shaping the coming year and discuss the possible implications for executives and businesses in South Africa. Every year we draw on South Africa’s top economists, politicians, business leaders and leaders in civil society to participate.

Speakers confirmed to date:

  • Xhanti Payi, economist and director, Nascence Advisory & Research;
  • Bobby Godsell, former chair of Business Leadership SA, former AngloGold CEO, former chairman of Eskom in 2008 and 2009;
  • Konrad Reuss, S&P (Standard and Poor's) Global Ratings MD for Africa;
  • Monhla Hlahla, director of companies and Chairperson to both RBH and Denel SOC Limited;

  • Ebrahim Fakir, director of programmes, ASRI (Auwal Socio-Economic Research Institute); and
  • Andile Khumalo, CEO, The Brodkast Group, former COO of MSG Afrika and managing director of POWER 98.7 

Additional Info:

Registration: 17:45-18:00.

Starts: 18:00

Ends: 19:30

A light supper will be served after the event.

Want to afford but can't afford to? Email for one of the limited free seats available.

Please note that GIBS forums are recorded for City Press and BDTV.

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  • Professor Nicola Kleyn (Dean)

    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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