2017 Contributors


Dr David Molapo

Banking & Financial Services

Sandile Hlophe, CEO Group Arrangements, Liberty

Mining & Minnerals

Mxolisi Mgojo, CEO, Exxaro

Tourism, Leisure & Hospitality

Erik Venter, CEO, Kulula

Previous Contributors

Banking & Financial Services

Contributor: Mike Brown, Chief Executive, Nedbank Group

Topic: Corporate training programmes should deliver real benefits

Construction & Engineering

Contributor: Neil Cloete, Group CEO, Liviero Group

Topic: Profit with purpose – the role of CSI in talent retention

Energy & Chemicals

Contributor: Phuti Mahanyele, CEO, Shanduka Group

Topic: How we can develop the leaders of tomorrow


Contributor: Shirley Zinn, CEO, Shirley Zinn Consulting

Topic: Who is responsible for talent management?


Contributor: Mteto Nyati, CEO, MTN SA

Topic: Giving Others A Voice

Manufacturing, Retail & FMCG

Contributor: Dr Raymond Patel, CEO, MerSETA

Topic: Aligning Talent to Organisational Goals

Media & Marketing

Contributor: Gareth Cliff, President and Co-Founder,

Topic: Show Up!

Mining & Minerals

Contributor: Ndaba Ntsele, President, Black Business Council and Executive Chairman and
Co-Founder, Pamodzi Group

Topic: The Skills we need now, & how we should educate the workforce of tomorrow

Professional Services

Contributor: Shirley Machaba, Partner in Charge, PwC SA

Topic: Diversity: The female millennial

Service: Public & Private

Contributor: Henry Chandler, Vice-President & COO – ASTD (African Society for Training &

Topic: Destructive Forces in Talent Management

Tourism, Leisure & Hospitality

Contributor: Greg Solomon, CEO, McDonalds SA

Topic: Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders

Transport, Logistics & Supply Chain

Contributor: Hennie Heymans, MD, DHL Express

Topic: A 21st Century Leader


Contributor: Rre Elijah Litheko, CEO & Executive Director, IPM

Topic: How government and businesses can work together to tackle our crippling youth unemployment

Contributor: Marius Meyer, CEO, SABPP

Topic: South Africa: Lagging or leading on talent?