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This event occurred on
September 27, 2014
8:00am - 4:00pm SAST
(UTC +2hrs)
Cape Town, Western Cape
South Africa

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UCT Graduate School of Business
9 Portswood Road
V&A Waterfront
Cape Town, Western Cape, 8000
South Africa
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Dick Ng'ambi

Dick, who is currently a Professir in the Education Department at UCt, has as academic background that is truly impressive. He holds a BSc in Mathematics (University of Zambia), MSc Computer Science (University of Birmingham, UK) and a PhD in Information Systems (University of Cape Town). Before joining UCT, Dick worked in higher education as an educator in Zambia, Lesotho and South Africa. As part of the Teaching and Research team, Dick co-ordinates the Masters in Education (ICT Programme), which enrolled its first students in 2007. The programme, co-convened with the School of Education, consists of a postgraduate diploma, masters by coursework, masters by dissertation and doctoral research.

Dr Nosakhere Griffin-El

A lecturer at the UCT Graduate School of Business, Nosakhere is passionate about education and the power it has to guide people through life.

Greg Zeleny

A thirty-something American living in South Africa with a background in web marketing and social media and an entrepreneurial spirit. With a degree in Communications from the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University, Greg started his career with a small web marketing and consulting agency doing sales and marketing but quickly moved into overseeing the client services and relationship management aspects of the business. Greg's entrepreneurial drive and expertise in small, progressive start up environments lead him to South Africa where he founded SecretEATS.

Jason Woolf

Undergraduate student at UCT, founder of UMBIYOZO, Umbiyozo is a youth-focused social venture uniting the traditional-song and -dance troupes of Cape Town’s black townships. Umbiyozo’s mission is to incentive youths’ participation within their communities’ troupes so as to prevent gangsterism, drug usage, teenage pregnancy, social isolation, and disempowerment.

Jay Pather

Curator, choreographer, and director. Curator of ‘Infecting the City’, Chairperson of the National Arts Festival Committee. Director of Gordon Institute of Performing & Creative Arts & recently the recipient of eTHEKWINI Living Legends Award.

Kershan Pancham

Rhodes Scholar, Scriptwriter & Researcher at UCT by day, philosophiser always. Kershan enjoys challenging the ways we imagine that we think and how we interrogate information.

Ludwe Luxando

UCT undergraduate student reading towards a degree in Business Science, and a toastmaster himself, Ludwe brings a passion to the stage that dwarfs his age.

Mohato Lekena

One of M&G 200 YSA 2014- Producer and DJ, Masters Student at UCT in Computer Science, Mohato stands at an intersection that provides the most fascinating views.

Naadiya Moosajee

UCT alumni with a Masters in Engineering, Social Entrepreneur, African Leadership Network fellow, CEO & Founder of NGO SAWomenEng & CEO magazines most influential woman of the year. She was a recipient of the International Youth Foundation's Global Leadership Fellowship in 2009 and one of Mail&Guardian Magazine's top 300 Young South Africans You have to take to lunch. Naadiya was also selected as one of the top 100 Brightest Young Minds in South Africa in 2006.

Organizing team

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