NWU Leadership Summit reaches 5th year pinnacle

Belinda Bantham -- Tue, 07/09/2019 - 10:32

NWU Leadership Summit reaches 5th year pinnacle

In just more than a month, the North-West University (NWU) will host the 5th annual Leadership Summit. The event – which takes places in collaboration with the MIKS Foundation – will take place on 13 August 2019.

The theme for this year’s summit is leadership in times of crisis and the guest speakers will focus on how to position the South African economy towards sustained growth and employment creation.

The speaker line-up includes the likes of captains of industry and business, members of academia, entrepreneurs and representatives of both civil society and government.  These speakers include:

  • Advocate Mtho Xulu, President of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI)
  • Prof Dan Kgwadi, vice-chancellor of the NWU
  • Mr Stafford Masie, computer scientist and entrepreneur
  • Ms Michelle Meixeira Groenewald, from the NWU’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
  • Mr Tshokolo Petrus Nchocho, CEO of the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)
  • Ms Bongiwe Beja, youth stream lead at the Youth Employment Service (YES) South Africa

More about the summit

The summit represents a dynamic partnership between the university and the MIKS Foundation. The latter is a charitable, not-for-profit trust, charged with coordinating and funding of social development initiatives.

According to Mr Warren Makgowe, the NWU’s director for stakeholder relations, the aim of the annual summit is to create a platform from where intellectual capital can be shared and, by doing so, contribute towards sustainable and innovative leadership in all spheres of the community.

“In addition, the summit aims to support the sustainable future, growth, and development of South Africa and the continent by exploring best-practices, ideas and lessons from visionary and forward-thinking leaders,” says Warren. He adds that proceeds from the summit will be channelled to support needy and deserving students in the form of bursaries.

Register today

If you are interested in attending the summit, you can register online. The costs involved are R1 000 per person, R800 for NWU staff and alumni and R600 for students. The closing date for registration is 20 July 2019. For more information, contact Charmaine Smith on 071 200 6852 or send an email to csmisth@studio55events.co.za You can also visit the NWU website for information.