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Foresight 2018

The forum before the conference.

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, business leaders and leaders in civil society to participate.


Jacques Pauw, author The President's Keepers

Kuseni Dlamini, Chairman, Massmart

Thembekile Kimi Makwetu, Auditor General of South Africa

Colin Coleman,  head of the Investment Banking Division for Sub-Saharan Africa, Goldman Sachs

Adam Craker, CEO of IQbusiness

Angelo Fick, senior researcher, eNCA

Additional info

Registration: 17:45

Starts: 18:00

Ends: 19:30

A light dinner will be served after the event.

Would like to attend but can't afford to? email for one of the limited free seats.

Forums are filmed for City Press and the GIBS You Tube channel.

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  • Prof Morris Mthombeni is the Interim Dean of the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), following his appointment in 2020. He joined GIBS in 2014 and was appointed as the Executive Director of Faculty in 2017. He has a wealth of corporate experience in banking, insurance, and investment management - with a cumulative 31 years in the financial services industry.

    Before joining GIBS in 2014, Prof Mthombeni held several leadership positions at Liberty Life and Momentum, culminating in a four-year tenure as CEO at Momentum Investments and as an Executive Director of MMI Holdings Limited. Prof Mthombeni holds positions as a non-executive director in the banking and insurance industries.

    In addition to his leadership work, Prof Mthombeni is a passionate academic. On academic programmes, his primary focus has been the PhD and DBA programmes as well as the Master’s programmes where he lectures in the areas of Corporate Strategy, Corporate Governance, Environment of Business, Fintech, Strategic Leadership and Innovation. He also lectures on GIBS' flagship Global Executive Development Programme, Board Leadership Programme, and the Harvard Senior Executive Leadership Programme for senior managers and executives.

    Prof Mthombeni has engaged in teaching, research and corporate governance assignments in South Africa, Botswana, England, Germany, Holland, Mozambique, Nigeria, Poland, Rwanda, Russia, Swaziland, Sweden, the USA, and Zimbabwe.

    Finally, Prof Mthombeni contributes internationally to the higher education sector as a member of the South African Business Schools Association (SABSA) Deans and Directors forum, a member of the Academy of International Business Deans Roundtable, a member of the UN Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) Global Chapter Council and a member of the Association of MBAs and Business Graduates Association (BGA) Africa & Middle East Advisory Council.


    • PhD (UP)
    • MBA (Manchester)
    • L.L.B (Unisa)
    • B. Proc (Unisa)
    • B. Juris (Unisa)
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