OBJECTIVE OF THE PROGRAM

Delve into the many socio-economic issues that have shaped South Africa’s turbulent history and form its dynamic present, and get first-hand insights on doing business in Africa’s powerhouse economy.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROGRAM

  • visiting the Kliptown Youth Program NGO – interacting with the children in the program and discussing with the founder the impact of poverty on the disadvantaged and their strategies for youth empowerment
  • learning first-hand about Apartheid from a man imprisoned with Nelson Mandela and visiting the Apartheid Museum, one of the most impactful museums in the world
  • networking event and brainstorming session with team members of the Aluwani development organization about sustainable approaches and practices in rural regions
  • experiencing the energy, gratitude, and humility of the locals and learning how they’ve endured over the course of time and are so optimistic about the future of their nation
  • safari excursion to Pilanesberg Game Reserve
  • plunging into the Atlantic and snorkeling with Cape Fur seals in Hout Bay   

TOPICS COVERED DURING THE WEEK

  • the role of social entrepreneurship in a culturally-diverse economy
  • South Africa’s wine industry: innovation, empowerment, and impact propelling the industry into a global leader
  • tackling healthcare challenges through community engagement
  • black economic empowerment: fool’s gold or a pragmatic growth strategy to realize the country’s full potential?
  • South Africa tomorrow: growth in turbulent times or stagnation on the horizon?
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