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“A Challenge to African Millennials: Let Contemporary Africa lead”


In this interactive session, distinguished thought leader and businessman Dr Reuel Khoza will pose a challenge to African Millennials; arise, define yourselves and hold misleadership on the continent accountable. Drawing largely from the thinking in his publications, The African in my Dream and Let Africa Lead , he will encourage this  increasingly influential generation to weave the spirit of African humanism, or Ubuntu, into the clear and purposeful articulation and implementation its own destiny. He will then be joined by some of South Africa's young leaders for a discussion on the future leadership of our country.


Distinguished thought leader, businessman, President of the IoDSA, Africanist, public speaker and change agent at the forefront of transformation in the South African political economy, Dr Reuel Khoza has been hailed as a role model in respect of the duties and responsibilities that a citizen can and should take on in the public and national interest. 

Reuel Khoza is currently Chairman of Dzana Investments (Pty) Ltd and Globeleq:  a former Chairman of Nedbank Group Limited, and a director of several companies.  He has chaired the boards of such corporations as Eskom Holdings and GlaxoSmithKline South Africa, and served as a director of JSE Limited, IBM South Africa, Liberty Life Group, Standard Bank Group, Nampak Limited and Old Mutual plc.  He has been involved in the formulation of the King Codes on Corporate Governance in King II, King III and King IV, serving as Mervyn King's deputy in the last two instances. 

Reuel Khoza's qualifications include a BA Hons in Psychology (University of Limpopo previously University of the North), and MA in Marketing (University of Lancaster, UK), EngD in Business Leadership, Warwick University UK, an LLD honoris causa (Rhodes University), a D Econ honoris causa (University of Free State) and is a Chartered Director (CD SA).  He is Emeritus Professor Extraordinaire of the University of Stellenbosch Business School and current Visiting Professor at Thodes Business School, the University of Free State Business School; and Wits Business School, as well as Chancellor of the University of Limpopo. 

He is an author whose books include Attuned Leadership, Let Africa Lead, The African in my Dream and The Power of Governance (with Mohamed Adam).

Reuel also farms, packs and exports Avocado Pears as well as writes lyrics and produces music as a labour of love.

Panel Members:

Wenzile Una Madonsela, Student Right’s Activist and former EFF General Secretary at TUKS

Yusuf Randera Rees, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of the Awethu Project. Co-Founded Awethu as a R60,000 business and has driven the creation of over 2000 jobs. Previously worked in Equity Derivatives at Credit Suisse New York and Zurich, and is an Oxford Rhodes Scholar and Echoing Green Fellow.

Lovelyn Nwadeyi, holds a BA International Studies degree from Stellenbosch University and an MSc in Peace and Conflict Studies degree from Uppsala University in Sweden. She has been involved in diverse roles related to student and worker activism during the first wave (2015) of the movements of #FeesMustFall and #EndOutsourcing in South Africa. She currently is working in the telecommunications industry with a focus on public policy and regulatory affairs.  Lovelyn regularly speaks on matters related to the decolonisation of education, socio-economic justice and gender justice.

Nomatter Ndebele, a youth activist from SECTION27 whose duties include media liaison, advocacy work and writing content for the organisation.

Additional Info

Registration: 17:45-18:00

Start time: 18:00

End Time: 19:30

Cocktails will be served after the event.

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