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The PSG Think Big series

The PSG Think Big series

The series is a collection of dialogues with high-value speakers hosted by award-winning financial journalist Bruce Whitfield and top PSG executives. Each topic will address burning issues that are concerning South Africans in these uncertain times. The Think Big series aims to empower you with factual evidence and manage expectations on various aspects of how the current situation could unfold.

Register for the upcoming sessions by clicking on the respective links. More information on the speakers is also available at registration.

Date and time



Tuesday 18 August

09h00 - 10h00

Graeme Smith, Director of Cricket, Cricket South Africa

Brett Lambert, Head, PSG Wealth distribution

Future of South African cricket | Click to register

Graeme reveals conversations from the changing rooms that impact the sport of cricket’s course.

Tuesday 25 August

09h00 - 10h00

Prof. Glenda Gray, Chief Executive Officer and President, South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)

Sylvester Appasamy, PSG Wealth employee benefits division financial adviser

Future of medical regulation and enforcement | Click to register

Some researched perspective and advice from the top regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and how long it will remain among us.

Tuesday 1 September

09h00 - 10h00

Dr Leila Fourie, Chief Executive Officer, Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)

Etienne de Waal, Chief Executive Officer, PSG Wealth

Future of local and global financial markets | Click to register

Leila and Bruce debate local versus global financial markets and investor confidence (or lack thereof).

Tuesday 8 September

09h00 - 10h00

Estienne de Klerk, Chief Executive Officer, Growthpoint Properties

Greg Hopkins, Chief Investment Officer, PSG Asset Management

Future of the commercial property market | Click to register

Estienne’s insights will appeal to you whether you’re a property owner, a rent payer or an investor in property as an asset class.

Tuesday 15 September

09h00 - 10h00

Bronwyn Williams, Futurist, Economist and Business Trends Analyst

Henriette Senekal, Chief Executive, PSG Insure: Short Term Administration

Future of the entrepreneur | Click to register

While every business owner is looking for answers under trying conditions, Bronwyn reminds us of survival tactics and suggests practical next steps.

Tuesday 22 September

09h00 - 10h00

Richard Poplak, Award winning journalist and filmmaker, Daily Maverick

Tracy Hirst, Chief Marketing Officer, PSG

Future of media and freedom of speech | Click to register

The destruction of truth is what the world is about right now. Richard reminds us that ignorance is dangerous, explains the cost and who pays for investigative journalism, and encourages us to practise ‘information hygiene’.

Previous sessions

Link to video Speakers Overview

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Jacques Pauw, Author of “The Presidents Keepers”

Ronald King, Head: Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs, PSG Konsult

Why the illegal tobacco industry continues to flourish in South Africa

Jacques reveals all sorts of unhealthy detail behind the highly profitable tobacco industry.

Watch recording

Guy Leitch, Editor SA flyer

Bertus Visser, Head: PSG Distribution Insure

Future of aviation in South Africa

Guy and Bruce debate the future of aviation in SA and address health concerns with flying and when our international holidays will return.

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Nick Mallett, Ex-Springbok coach

Adriaan Pask, Chief Investment Officer, PSG Wealth

Future of rugby

An inspirational face of rugby, Nick reveals some behind-the-scenes local and international secrets that impact the world of rugby and its trajectory.

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Herman Mashaba, South African entrepreneur, politician and the former Mayor of Johannesburg

Dan Hugo, Chief Executive: PSG Distribution

Future of South African politics

Herman shares his frustrations in implementing change and advises on what we as a country need to do to move forward politically.

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Adam Habib, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand

Anet Ahern, Chief Executive Officer, PSG Asset Management

Future of education in SA

Adam exposes all the nuances facing South African education and advises why blended learning for students is here to stay.

Watch recording Prof. Thuli Madonsela, Professor at Stellenbosch University and former Public Protector of South Africa

Leon Taylor, Head: Legal and Compliance, PSG

Future of social governance

From corruption to the rule of law, the state of the National Prosecuting Authority to arrests and prosecutions, gender-based violence to social justice, Prof Madonsela delivers her insights.

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