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Fellows in the News

Interview with Boniswa Mzimba (Powerhouse Development Services)

Class XI: Tekano Fellow, Advocate Boniswa Mzimba, talks about Powerhouse Development Services, an organisation that she formed to provide widow empowerment and wellness programmes. The challenges she faced following the loss of her husband 16 years ago, gave birth to this organisation, which has been educating widows about their rights. “To me, it was very important that I become their Public P...

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Tekano Fellow Hugh Whalan shares insight on Ghana’s investment in solar power

In a CNN interview, Tekano Fellow, Hugh Whalan shared insight on Ghana’s investment in solar power and the availability of mobile money services which has helped off-grid rural societies. While 80% of Ghana is powered up, the rural outlying areas do not have regular access to electricity. Government is aiming to electrify 90% of the country by 2020 having invested a substantial amount in t...

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ALI Media Fellow, Phathiswa Magopeni, steps into top spot at SABC

2018 has been a magnificent year for ALI Media Fellow Phathiswa Magopeni. Her career reached a new high when she was recently appointed as Group Executive: News & Current Affairs at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). With the SABC’s commitment to attracting and retaining the best skills to address the evolving broadcasting environment enabled by technology, Magopeni was the ...

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Congratulations ALI Media Fellow, Sikonathi Mantshantsha!

Class II ALI Media Fellow, Sikonathi Mantshantsha, deputy editor of Financial Mail, was recognised as the Sanlam Journalist of the Year 2017. Sikonathi also emerged as the winner of the Economy Category 2017, making him a twofold winner on the night! The awards took place last week Thursday, 21 June 2018 at Inanda, Johannesburg. The Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism, honours...

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Congratulations to Dr Terence Sibiya

Following a due process of interviews and assessments internally and externally, Nedbank Group is pleased to announce that Dr Terence G Sibiya has been appointed as Managing Executive: Rest of Africa & Subsidiaries. He will be responsible for leading and managing the Rest of Africa and subsidiary businesses and to ensure that they grow and achieve the key strategic objectives of building scal...

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ALI congratulates Basani Maluleke

The Africa Leadership Initiative lauds and celebrates our very own Fellow, Basani Maluleke (Class IX: Tariro) for a historic rise as the first black woman to head a commercial bank in South Africa. On the 1st April 2018, Basani Maluleke, an attorney by profession, took the mantle as the new chief executive officer of the African Bank. With years of experience in corporate finance, and an unwaveri...

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ALI Media Fellow KC Rottok Chesaina recognises SA’s best professionals and firms

Johannesburg, 2 February 2018 Professionals from various organisations gathered at a gala dinner in Montecasino Ball Room on the evening of 1 February 2018 to honour the best amongst them. The South African Professional Services Awards sponsored by Sanlam were being hosted for the third time after a rigorous process of determining winners through strict criteria. Sally Hutton of Webber Wentzel wa...

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Basani Set to Make South African Banking History as Black Female CEO

ALI SA Fellow Basani Maluleke of Class IX: Tariro, is in the running for African Bank CEO. Not only that; she may very well be the first black female bank CEO on South African shores. As Brian Riley’s tenure as the current African Bank CEO comes to an end, South Africa may be ushering in the first black-and-female bank CEO. The “good bank”, as African Bank is affectionately known, has put h...

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Joshin Raghubar: Shifting sands of techno-capitalism show need for a new social contract

Increasing decoupling of economic growth and labour absorption is creating insecurity and widening inequality We are in a period of human and planetary transition. The techno-capitalist-driven decoupling of economic growth and labour absorption is accelerating, creating insecurity, widening inequality and despair. The planet’s ecological system, which supports all life, is racing faster towards...

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ALI Fellow Zanele Mthembu to serve on the Council of the NFVF.

Announcement by the Minister of Arts and Culture on the appointment of The Council of The National Film And Video Foundation. The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa hereby announces the names of the persons appointed as the Council of the NFVF including Zanele Mthembu (Class IX: Tariro Fellow), effective from 01 May 2017 to 30 April 2020. Section 6 (1) of the NFVF Act, Act No.73 of 1...

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Joshin Raghubar: Humans are losing their jobs to machines

Old rules just have to go when technology starts a different game Humans are losing their jobs to machines, so creativity and forethought are needed to prepare for our new roles, writes Joshin Raghubar (Class 3 Fellow – Khalipa and a member of the ALI SA board.) Stakeholders in a state — government, business, civil society — should have one goal: to grow and sustain a resilient, generative ...

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WATCH: Kwanele Enuf is Enuf TV Ad

Kwanele Enuf is a zero tolerance campaign by ALI Fellow Andy Kawa, that aims to break the chains of silence surrounding rape and sexual violence. Rape, sexual violence and gender based violence affects us all, no matter our gender, race or religion. With this video we aim to bring together the voices of all South Africans, standing together to say “Enuf is Enuf” Read more about Andy Kawa ⟶ ...

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Enzo Scarcella leaves Telkom for MTN

Enzo Scarcella. Photo © Africa Leadership Initiative.   Telecommunications industry veteran Enzo Scarcella is leaving his role as chief marketing officer at Telkom after spending three years at the company. MTN Group, Africa’s biggest wireless operator by sales, appointed ALI Fellow (Class VIII Mahube) and Board Member Enzo Scarcella as chief operating officer of its South Africa unit, r...

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Gugu Sepamla was appointed alongside 11 other board members to the board of SAA

South Africa’s cabinet has reappointed Dudu Myeni as the chairwoman of the loss-making national airline, it said on Friday. The cabinet said Myeni, an ally of President Jacob Zuma, was appointed alongside 11 other board members to the board of South African Airways (SAA). The new team will meet the Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan who would provide direction from a shareholder perspective,...

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WATCH: Trevor Ncube on CNN’s #Amanpour #ThisFlag Interview on Zimbabwe

About ALI Fellow Trevor Ncube: Trevor Ncube is Chairman of Alpha Media Holdings (AMH) based in Zimbabwe, a company he co-founded 19 years ago. AMH owns four newspaper titles in Zimbabwe namely NewsDay (daily), Southern Eye (regional daily), The Zimbabwe Independent (business weekly) and The Standard (Sunday). Ncube is also controlling shareholder and Executive Deputy Chairman of the Mail & Gu...

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Parliament’s ad hoc committee headed by ALI Fellow Makhosi Khoza decides on the next Public Protector

ALI Class VI Tshelela Fellow Makhosi Khoza and parliament’s ad hoc committee on the Public Protector met on Wednesday to choose its preferred candidate for the public protector position, before submitting its recommendation to the National Assembly. See Makhosi Khoza’s biography ...

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Pravin Gordhan vs ALI Fellow Justice Malala in heavyweight debate on economy

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is taking on Justice Malala, the political commentator and Financial Mail columnist, on Wednesday August 24 in the Cape Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s second Rumble in the Urban Jungle event this year. Ray Hartley live-blogged the action here: http://bit.ly/2bC2ROF ...

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Adrian Enthoven guest lecturer at the 5th annual FVZS Honorary Lecture

Adrian Enthoven delivered a speech at the annual Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert Lecture at the University of Stellenbosch on 4 August 2016. In his words “The speech is an attempt to make a case for a much more vocal and active political “centre” in our society and what the focus of this centre might look like…” You can read the full speech here or alternatively you can watch it ...

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