Reflections: Mandela Month 2019

16 Aug 2019 - 16:30

The month of July, marked a year since the School took on the Mandela name and it has been a journey, full of inspiring stories; such as hosting the Africa month public symposium which was done in partnership with the African Union’s African Peer Review Mechanism, announcing a new director, Professor Faizel Ismail and hosting a successful Leading in Public Life: Women, Influence, Power Programme, to name a few.

In celebrating Madiba’s life this year; the Mandela School partnered with Innovation Norway and Scatec Solar on 18 July 2019; and hosted a Breakfast and Panel Discussion. The purpose of the Mandela Day Breakfast and Panel Discussion was to share experiences about Corporate Social Responsibility and start a discussion about how this should be addressed to have a sustainable impact.

Professor Faizel Ismail at the Mandela Day Breakfast and Panel Discussion

On 6 July 2019, the School also held a Master’s Gala dinner; which saw the class of 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 in the same vicinity, sharing and imparting knowledge. The guests and the students had an opportunity to celebrate and honour Academic Director, Professor Brian Levy, who having reached the age of 65, will be stepping down from his position this year. Read more about the Master’s Gala Dinner.

Professor Brian Levy speaking at the Master’s Gala Dinner

Guests and delegates were in for an insightful evening on 17 July 2019; where Professor Alison Gillwald together with Professor Tim Unwin, and Professor Wallace Chigona held a discussion on the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Public Lecture was hosted in partnership with Research ICT Africa.

And finally on 30 July 2019, the Mandela School in partnership with the Auditor General SA, hosted a successful Public Lecture on the local government outcomes for the 2017-18 financial year at the Lecture Theatre 1, Kramer Law Building, UCT.

The Mandela School has hosted a number of informative Brown Bag Lunch Series; the next Brown Bag will be titled: Driving Results through Delivery and will be held on 27 August 2019.

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