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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 addresses 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.

Date and time Speakers Overview

Tuesday 20 April

10h00 - 11h00

Prof. Shabir Madhi , Professor of Vaccinology in the School of Pathology at the University of the Witwatersrand and Director of the world-renowned Medical Research Council Vaccines and Infectious Diseases Analytics Research Unit (VIDA)

Janine Johannes, Head: Group Human Resources, PSG

Future of vaccinations

Covid-19 continues to dominate news headlines. But where are we currently in our pursuit of so-called “herd immunity”, and what role will our current experience have on how we approach future pandemics? Click to register

Tuesday 11 May

10h00 - 11h00

Alan Winde, Premier of the Western Cape

Schalk Louw, Portfolio Manager & Strategist, PSG Wealth

Future of the Western Cape

Many see the Western Cape as one of SA’s best run provinces – but is this the case? What have the successes been so far, and what are the failures? And how is the province positioning itself in response to the pandemic. (link to follow)

Tuesday 25 May

10h00 - 11h00

Dr Imitiaz Sooliman, Founder and Chairman of Gift of the Givers

Pontsho Ramantsha, Marketing Manager: PSG Wealth

Future of social support and upliftment

The past year brought unique humanitarian challenges and, along with that, many learnings. How is the largest disaster response, non-governmental organisation of African origin on the African continent responding to the challenges? (link to follow)

Tuesday 8 June

10h00 - 11h00

Stafford Masie, former General Manager of Google South Africa

Richard-Seton Rogers, Chief Information Officer: PSG

The future of remote work

Remote work is the trend of the future. What lessons have South Africans learnt over the past year and how can businesses ensure they are ready for the challenges it will bring? (link to follow)

Session recordings

Use the links below to access the webinar recordings:

Link to video Speakers Overview

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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.

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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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Graeme Smith, Director of Cricket, Cricket South Africa

Brett Lambert, Head, PSG Wealth distribution

Future of South African cricket

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

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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

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

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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

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

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Estienne de Klerk, Chief Executive Officer, Growthpoint Properties

Greg Hopkins, Chief Investment Officer, PSG Asset Management

Future of the commercial property market

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.

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Bronwyn Williams, Futurist, Economist and Business Trends Analyst

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

Future of the entrepreneur

Bronwyn discusses survival tactics and suggests practical next steps for every business owner who is looking for answers under trying conditions.

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Richard Poplak, Award winning journalist and filmmaker, Daily Maverick

Tracy Hirst, Chief Marketing Officer, PSG

Future of media and freedom of speech

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’.

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Lawrence Hatheway, Global economist and multi-asset investment professional

Adriaan Pask, Chief Investment Officer, PSG Wealth

The future of the global economy, with insights pre the US elections

Lawrence discusses why the outcome of the contentious US elections matters to global economies and markets, and is also likely to have foreign policy implications.

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Moeletsi Mbeki, Political analyst, author and entrepreneur

Ronald King, Head: Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs

The future of South Africa’s economic and political climate

Social inequality and low economic growth remain some of South Africa´s most pressing challenges. Moeletsi Mbeki shares his thoughts on the way forward.

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Lawrence Hatheway, Global economist and multi-asset investment professional

Adriaan Pask, Chief Investment Officer, PSG Wealth

The future of the global economy, with insights post the US elections

Economist Lawrence Hatheway unpacks the outcome of the US election for economies and markets, and the global balance of power.

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André de Ruyter, Group Chief Executive, Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd.

Johannes Theron, Chief Operating Officer, PSG Distribution

The future of Eskom

A secure energy supply remains key to South Africa´s future economic outcomes. Can Eskom deliver on the challenge? CEO André de Ruyter shares his views.

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Tracey Davies, Executive Director, Just Share

Anet Ahern, Chief Executive Officer, PSG Asset Management

The future of South Africa's environmental, social, and governance climate

Tracey promotes the use of investor power for a fairer South Africa. She will cover ESG issues and the intersection between them, including inequality, climate change, diversity and transformation.

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Jakkie Cilliers, Chairperson of the Board and Head of African Futures & Innovation.

Vilola Gounden, Head: Internal Audit, PSG Konsult

The future of national socio-economic landscape

Cilliers, respected futurist, analyst, author and commentator, shares his insights on what to expect in 2021, and what positives to take from 2020.

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Moeletsi Mbeki, Political analyst, author and entrepreneur.

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

The future of South Africa's economic and political climate

Mbeki, political analyst, author and entrepreneur, updates us on South Africa's most pressing challenges and new developments since his previous session.

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Dr Rutendo Hwindingwi, Business Development Leader: Africa & Emerging Markets.

Mike Smith, Chief Financial Officer, PSG Konsult

The future of South African prosperity

Dr Hwindingwi discusses the future of Pan-African collaboration, business growth and opportunity.

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Tim Modise, South African veteran journalist, broadcaster, public speaker and philanthropist.

Abigail Munsami, Manager: Regulatory Affairs, PSG Konsult

Future of South African Prosperity

Modise discusses the future of South African Prosperity and the trends that will determine our success.

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Justice Malala, renowned political commentator, newspaper columnist.

Dan Hugo, Chief Executive: PSG Distribution

Future of South Africa through the eyes of justice

Malala takes a closer look at the future of South Africa through his eyes.

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Judge Dennis Davis, Former Judge of High Court and Judge President, Competition Appeal Court

Gerhardt Meyer, Head: Technical Support, PSG Distribution

Future of taxation in South Africa

Judge Davis discusses South Africa’s shrinking tax base which remains a source of concern. The challenges are huge, but finding sustainable tax solutions will be key to the economic outcomes we achieve.

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