2018 SAICA Leadership - Conference
Who Should Attend

All members who have an interest in the most topical and emerging leadership trends.


Attendees will learn about the following:

  • Important issues facing business leaders today and in future
  • Importance of and how to regain public trust
  • How to build more inclusive economic models
  • Addressing the unemployment challenge in South Africa
  • Enhancing staff productivity
  • Future roles of the Board
  • How to innovate successfully
  • The importance of building a sustainable business
  • Economic outlook for SA

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it." - Alan Kay, 1971

One of the critical, and possibly fundamental, roles of leadership is managing change. In a fast moving global world that is entering the 4th industrial revolution requires leaders to manage change. Managing this change is one of the most critical and fundamental roles that leaders face. They need to have as much information as is feasible to head in a direction that takes best advantage of their organizational strengths to ultimately invent new models, approaches, products or solutions in a sustainable manner and in doing so will invent the future.

Join us for the Leadership Conference 2018 where leadership experts will discuss interesting research and practices that leaders today need to consider as they create sustainable businesses for the benefit of all stakeholders.

Day 1 29 August  
Time Duration
Topic Speaker
09:00 60 mins Imagine tomorrow - change today / Introduction a better business world Aarti Takoordeen
10:00 60 mins Values and Principles count for everything in order to retain a societal license to operate / Different topic on ethics for Prof Rossouw (include Edelmann in his talk) Prof Deon Rossouw
11:00 30 mins Tea break  
11:30 60 mins A better business better world - food security and the importance of agriculture Lorraine Jenks 
12:30 60 mins Productivity of employee wellness / The value gain from managing employee and related community wellness  Brett Tromp
13:30 45 mins Lunch  
14:15 60 mins Sustainable business and the 4th Industrial Revolution   Terry Moore 
15:15 15 mins Tea break  
15:30 30 mins Tackling youth unemployment  Evan Jones
10 mins
Day 2 30 August  
 09:00 60 mins Innovation session speaker tbc
10:00 60 mins New leadership - putting happiness back into the workspace Jabulile Kubheka 
11:00  30 mins Tea break 
11:30 60 mins A better business better world - building workable cities Ann Bernstein 
12:30 60 mins Panel Discussion: The role of the Board in ensuring business makes for a better world Michael Judin and Thulani Gcabashe
13:30  45 Lunch   
14:15  45 Economic outlook Fundi Tshazibana
15:00  10 Close   
  • Imagine tomorrow – change today / Introduction A Better Business World
  • Values and Principles count for everything in order to retain a societal license to operate/ Different topic on ethics for Prof Rossouw (include Edelmann data in his talk)
  • Productivity of employee wellness / The value gain from managing employee and related community wellness
  • Sustainable business and the 4th Industrial Revolution
  • Tackling Youth Unemployment
  • New Leadership - putting happiness back into the workplace
  • A Better Business Better World – Building workable cities
  • Panel Discussion: The role of the Board in ensuring business makes for a better world
  • Economic Outlook

Aarti Takoordeen CFO, Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) Limited
Aarti is a Chartered Accountant, CA (SA) and has been the CFO and Executive Director of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), Africa's leading Stock Exchange, since 2013. In 2014, Aarti won the coveted CFO South Africa Award for Young CFO of the Year for her meteoric rise to prominence as CFO of the JSE. Aarti was more recently selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and is excited about creating a positive impact within the Finance industry on the greater continent.

Fundi Tshazibana Adviser, Governors of the South African Reserve Bank
Fundi is an adviser to the Governors of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and is also a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the SARB. She has 17 years' experience in public policy formulation, having worked at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), National Treasury and the National Energy Regulator of South Africa. She is currently the Alternative Executive Director on the IMF Executive Board. Before joining the IMF she was Head of the Economic Policy and Forecasting Division and Deputy Director General at National Treasury.

Prof Deon Rossouw CEO, The Ethics Institute of South Africa
Deon is the CEO of the Ethics Institute of South Africa and Extraordinary Professor in Philosophy at the University of Stellenbosch. Previously he was Professor and Head of the Philosophy Department at the Rand Afrikaans University in Johannesburg. He then moved to the University of Pretoria where he was Head of the Philosophy Department and Director of the Centre for Business and Professional Ethics. He served as a member of the Research Team for the Second King Report on Corporate Governance, and was a member of the Sustainability Committee of the Third King Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa. He currently serves on the main committee of the Fourth King Report on Corporate Governance in South Africa.

Lorraine Jenks Change agent, tireless activist, thought leader and multiple award winner
Lorraine has followed climate change, responsible lifestyle, sustainability, environmental and greening trends for 48 years. Her experience in sustainability began in California in the 70s, working with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) before returning to South Africa to serve for 15 years as Contracts Manager for the 82 hotels in Africa's largest hotel chain. Now with 28 years in hospitality and her remarkably wide and varied travel history, Lorraine has a deep understanding of social norms, tourism, hospitality, challenges related to environmental issues, impacts and adaptations on climate change. Her brainchild and business, Hotelstuff (an online directory of products and services for all sectors), was born in 2001 and was followed in 2009 by its sister, Greenstuff, a database of only eco friendly products. (Not a selling portal; just a free directory). Lorraine and Greenstuff stood at the forefront of the green wave in South Africa, breaking new ground in many quarters. She has been honoured with fourteen awards to date.

Brett Tromp Chief Financial Officer, Discovery Health
Brett is a qualified Chartered accountant and has been the Chief Financial Officer of Discovery Health since 2007. Brett has extensive experience and successful track record as a Chief Financial Officer with over 15 years' experience in handling all aspects of financial management and managerial functions. Brett currently also operates as CEO of Discovery's Health Care Services division which houses its Pharmacy, Wellness business and its Homecare business. Brett has significant international Health Insurance exposure, obtained during his travels into Africa, US, UK and Europe. Brett has lived and worked in the US and has audited major fortune 500 companies like GE. In 2013 Brett did a year's course at Oxford University around business strategy. Brett regularly deals with Governments in Africa and is spearheading change in corporate reporting to include Health metrics in company reports both in South Africa and the SADC region. In 2015 Brett was named as South Africa's young (under 40) Chief Financial Officer of the year. As well as the award for the best High Performing Finance team in South Africa.

Terry Moore Chairman of Hans Merensky Holidings and Business Adviser
Terry studied at Rhodes University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant whilst working at Deloitte where he later became partner. Terry also has an MBA. After leaving Deloitte Terry entered the forestry and sawmilling industry and ended his corporate career as CEO of Global Forest Products. For the last 10 years Terry has acted as a business adviser to a number of entities across a broad spectrum of industries ranging from very 'hi tech' to mature industrial enterprises. Throughout his career Terry has served on a number of boards of private companies and currently is Chairman of Hans Merensky Holdings. Terry is an active member of SAICA and has served on the SAICA Examinations Committee for the last 24 years.

Ann Bernstein Executive Director of the Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE), South Africa
Ann heads the Centre for Development and Enterprise, South Africa. CDE is regarded by many including the London Financial Times as the country's leading policy centre for social and economic development. In addition, CDE has a special focus on the role of business and its contribution to development. Ann was a member of the Transition Team and then the Board of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (1994 – 2001). In 2005 she was a Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy, Washington DC. In 2007 she joined the Board of the Brenthurst Foundation. In 2008 and 2009 she was an invited faculty member at the World Economic Forum in Davos and participates in their Global Agenda Council's Initiative.

Dates And Venues
Wed-Thu, 29-30 AugJohannesburgGallgher Convention Centre Reserve a place
This 2 full day Conference qualifies for verifiable hours. Please record your CPD hours on the CPD system accessible via the SAICA website.
How To Enrol
  • Book Online: Please note that the 'Book Online' button is disabled as you will need to be logged in to register for the event.
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  • Username and password: If you are a SAICA member or a non-member having attended a SAICA event previously, you would automatically have been assigned a username and password. If you have forgotten your username, please call the SAICA Contact Centre for assistance.
  • Register as a website user: If you are not a SAICA member or have never attended a SAICA event, you will need to register as a new user on the website. Your login details will be emailed to you and after you have updated your details you will be able to register for the event.
  • Add multiple attendees: If you would like to add multiple attendees, you will be required to log in and have the ID numbers or SAICA membership numbers of the attendees you wish to register. If you enter an ID number that does not exist on the database, it is a quick process to register the delegate as a user first and then add them as an attendee.
  • Bill to company: If you would like your company to be billed for the event, please ensure that the 'Work Company' details under your profile are correct.
Investment / Fee
Member R 3 500,00
Non-memberR 4 000,00
Terms And Conditions

Standard Terms and Conditions of Business

These terms and conditions will apply to all bookings for a seminar or conference or workshop or webcast or similar event organised or to be organised by SAICA or any of its representatives and marketed as such ('Event'). All bookings will be subject to a confirmation by SAICA and once confirmation of a booking has been sent the booking will be confirmed.
  1. Bookings and Confirmations
    1. Bookings can only be done online. Once submitted such booking shall be deemed to be confirmed and as such, SAICA's payment and cancelation terms as set in clauses 3 and 5 below shall apply.
    2. SAICA shall generate and send a tax invoice to the booked delegate as further confirmation of the booking.
    3. If an individual has booked an Event but does not receive an invoice until 3 (three) working days prior to the Event date, it is the responsibility of the individual to contact the SAICA Call Centre on 011 621 6600 or 0861 SAICA and follow-up on the booking.
  2. Payment and Refunds
    1. Payment for bookings shall be made in advance.
    2. The price of the Event will be the price displayed under the Fees section of the brochure. The price shall include Value Added Tax.
    3. After payment is made, individuals must submit their proof of payment, clearly stating the invoice number that appears on the invoice. Proof of payment should be emailed or faxed to the person whose name and contact details appear under the Contact Details section of the brochure or alternatively emailed to debtors.se@saica.co.za.
    4. Proof of payment must be submitted no later than 2 (two) working days prior to the date of an Event. Individuals who have booked within 7 (seven) or less working days prior to the date of an Event must produce proof of payment on the day of the Event unless proof of payment was submitted to, and receipt thereof was confirmed by, SAICA.
    5. Payment shall be made by electronic funds transfer, or direct deposit to a bank account to be designated on the invoice, or by credit card payment using the payment facility on the SAICA website.
    6. Individuals shall not be entitled to receive a refund of the Event fee except in circumstances where:
      1. there was an overbooking by SAICA;
      2. or the Event was cancelled.
  3. Cooling-off Period
  4. All payments by means of an electronic transaction shall be subject to section 44 (Cooling-Off Period) of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act No 25 of 2002, as amended. As such, individuals shall be entitled to cancel this agreement without reason or penalty within 7 (seven) days after the date of the booking.
    1. If the cooling-off period under clause 7.1 does not apply, and a person is a consumer protected by the Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 and the person makes a booking as a result of direct marketing, then that person shall be entitled (under section 16 (Consumer's right to cooling-off period after direct marketing) of the Consumer Protection Act) to cancel this agreement within five (5) business days after the date of the booking by completing and sending to SAICA the notice attached hereto as Annexure A.
  5. Cancellations
  6. Individuals wishing to cancel a booking must send a written cancellation notice to the person whose name and contact details appear under the Contact Details section of the brochure. Telephonic cancellations will not be accepted.
    1. All cancellations received less than 8 (eight) calendar days prior to the date of the Event shall incur a cancellation fee of 50% (fifty) percent of the Event fee.
    2. Individuals who have booked for an Event but fail to cancel, or transfer (in accordance with 7 below) or substitute (in accordance with 6 below) a booking shall remain liable for the booking and as a result thereof forfeit the Event fee.
    3. No cancellation fee shall be levied by SAICA on cancellation of a booking for reasons of death or hospitalisation.
    4. Failure to cancel within 4 working days of the event and/or not show up at a free event shall attract an administration fee of R350 -R650.
  7. Substitutions
    1. Individuals are entitled to substitute bookings that have been confirmed. Only written substitution requests will be considered. Telephonic requests for substitution will not be accepted.
    2. A request for substituting an individual for another must be submitted to SAICA in writing 24 (twenty four) hours before the date of the Event. No late substitution requests will be considered. Requests for substitution must be sent to the person whose name and contact details appear in the Contact Details section below.
    3. Non-members who substitute a member will be liable for the difference between the member Event fee and non-member Event fee.
  8. Transfers
    1. Requests for the transfer of a booking to a different Event venue or Event date or different Event ('Transfer') shall be made in writing to SAICA. Requests for Transfers must be made to the person whose name and contact details appear in the Contact Details section below. Telephonic transfers will not be accepted.
    2. No charges will be levied for a Transfer unless a request for a Transfer is received 15 (fifteen) working days after the first booking, in which case an administration fee of R300 (three hundred rand) shall be charged.
    3. Transfer requests received within 3 (three) working days prior to the Event date shall be subject to a charge amounting to 50% (fifty percent) of the Event fee.
  9. Limitation of Liability
    To the extent allowed by law, SAICA shall not be liable to any person whatsoever in respect of any loss or damage caused by or arising from any fact or circumstance beyond the reasonable control of SAICA, or which is consequential or incidental or damage of whatever nature and howsoever arising from or in connection with any booking. To the extent allowed by law, SAICA's liability shall in any event and under all circumstances be limited to the refund of the Event fee.
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Telephone: 011 621 6600
Email: saica@saica.co.za
Website: www.saica.co.za
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