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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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    Until June 2020 Prof Kleyn was Dean of the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), a position she held for five years. In addition to her executive management responsibilities at GIBS, Prof Kleyn is a researcher and teacher in the areas of Corporate Branding and Reputation Management. She is also an active strategic facilitator and enjoys moderating public events.

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