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SBL & PMI South Africa Chapter Women's Month Breakfast Seminar

The demand for professional project managers is growing globally. According to the latest Project Management Institute (PMI) Growth and Talent Report, two million new project-oriented jobs will be created globally between 2017 and 2027. What does this mean for South Africa’s demand for project professionals, given planned investments for business transformation, national development, and service delivery? There is room for growth for women in this expanding market for project managers. Come and hear the latest reports on the growth of the profession, implications for the South African market and potential opportunities for women for entry and professional growth in the project management profession from women project professionals, UNISA SBL and PMI South Africa Chapter. Come prepared to join the discussion.

Venue: Worley Parsons: 39 Melrose Boulevard, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg 2076
Date: Thursday 2 August 2018
Time: 8:30am to 10:30am

For more information and to register, visit: Women's month breakfast seminar: 2nd August 2018


CFOTalks - Cyber security: Managing internal procedures and external data threats

Cybersecurity is a continually evolving field, with threats coming from all over the world. For South Africa, cybersecurity is high on the political agenda too, with the Cybercrime and Cybersecurity Bill being tabled in Parliament earlier this year. Added to this are the implications of the POPI Act, which is expected to come into force very soon now that the Information Regulator has been appointed.

Data is core to the digital business – it’s intelligence that can be turned into a business opportunity but it’s also the biggest business asset and target for cyber-attacks. However, there is a shortage of comprehensive plans in place in SA currently. The reality is that data is important and protecting it is a task that can no longer be postponed. Some 52% of data that should be protected isn’t, according to the International Data Corporation.

Organisations need to become more aware of the risks and get a clearer picture of their cyber security status. This latest CFO Talks discussion will look at these risks and explain to the CFO what a cyber security strategy should look like, the various cyber security technologies available and how to implement them to maximise efficacy and usefulness.

Join the UNISA Graduate School of Business Leadership and the Southern African Institute for Business Accountants as we unpack this exciting topic.

Venue: Sage Conference Centre, Woodmead
Date: 25 July 2018
Time: 08:00 for 09:00 – 11:00

For more information and to register, visit: http://cfotalks.com/events/attend/detail/cybersecurity-for-the-cfo


A remarkable legacy of entrepreneurship in South Africa: Conversations on emerging realities, dynamics and prospects of enterprise and supplier development

Unisa SBL invites you to join us for a Supply Chain Management public lecture

Lebogang Letsoalo, Director of Sincpoint will address issues of entrepreneurship in South Africa

Venue: SBL Sasol Auditorium 1
Date: 18 April 2018
Time: 17:30
RSVP: 13 April 2018

For more information contact:

Thina Gwiliza
Tel: 011 652 0334
E-mail: gwilita@unisa.ac.za


The European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Global Excellence Programme Outreach and its Benefits for South Africa

Theme: The Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership in collaboration with the South African Society for Quality (SASQ) invites you to join us for a public lecture on quality management

Leon Tossaint, EFQM CEO is the guest speaker at this event.  He was appointed CEO in November 2015.  Under his leadership EFQM has extended their footprint globally both with partners and members in the Middle East, Asia, South America and South Africa

Venue: Unisa SBL Sasol Auditorium 3, Unisa SBL,Cnr Janadel & Alexandra Avenues, Midrand
Date: 19 April 2018
Time: 17:30
RSVP: Monday, 16 April 2018

For more information contact:
Ms Thina Gwiliza
Tel: 011 652 0334
E-mail: gwilita@unisa.ac.za


The 2018 International Academy of African Business and Development (IAABD) annual conference

Conference Theme: Sustainable African Development and Self Reliance: Building economic bridges in a multi-polar world

Date: 16-19 May 2018
Venue: Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani (Conference Venue), Durban, Kwazulu Natal Province, South Africa

For more information click here


National Press Club networking forum

Venue:  SBL Sasol Auditorium 1
Date:
20 March 2018
Time:  18:00

Members from the National Press Club will be introduced to the SBL and enjoy a networking session.


Blockchain will revolutionise the finance function: how prepared are you?

The Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership (Unisa SBL) invites you to attend CFO Talks™, an initiative between UNISA SBL, IAFEI, CIMA and SAIBA, sponsored by SAGE.

Blockchain will revolutionise the finance function: how prepared are you?

Blockchain has the potential to redefine the traditional CFO role and transform the finance function. What steps can CFOs take now to prepare for this revolution?

Theme: Blockchain will revolutionise the finance function: how prepared are you?

Venue: Sage Conference Centre, Woodmead
Date: 15 March 2018
Time: 07:30 - 10:00

For more information and to register for the event, click on the link: http://cfotalks.com/events/attend


Budget Speech Reflection

With the South African budget speech delivered by the Honourable Minister Malusi Gigaba on 21 February the Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL) in partnership with the South African Institute for Business Accountants (SAIBA)  a will host a thought provoking session on 22 February to reflect on the budget and its impact on South Africans. 

A panel of experts consisting of Ms Lulu Krugel, Chief Economist, PwC, Dr Binganidzo Muchara, Senior lecturer: economics, Unisa SBL, Mr Andrew Davison, Head of investment services, Old Mutual and Mr Nico Viljoen, Executive Director: The Taxshop will give their perspectives on what lies ahead for the upcoming financial year. The discussion was facilitated by Bennie Groenewald from The Taxshop.

Venue: Unisa SBL Sasol 1
Date: 22 February 2018
Time: 07:00 - 09:00

NDT Women in Tourism Breakfast

Minister of Tourism, Tokozile Xasa joins SBL students enrolled on the Executive Development Programme (EDP) for Women in Tourism (EDPWiT) for a breakfast session.

Venue: SBL Seminar room 5
Date: 16 February 2018
Time: 07:00 - 11:00

CFOTalks

Ideas for Finance Professionals

Venue: Auditorium 1, Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership; Cnr Janadel & Alexandra Avenues, Midrand
Date: 22 November 2017

For more information click here.  To register follow this link: http://cfotalks.com/events/attend/detail/the-evolving-role-of-the-strategic-cfo