Man of Influence Series

ASIPO HAAPO: AN INTIMATE EVENING IN JOHANNESBURG WITH OLIVER MTUKUDZI AND FRIENDS

Lifestyle, Man of Influence Series

  When: 31st August – 8pm Where: The Lyric, Gold Reef City, Johannesburg Tickets: R200 to R300 at Computicket [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="512"] The legend - Oliver Mtukudzi[/caption] Oliver Mtukudzi is one of the continent’s undisputed music legends as a globally recognised cultural icon. His career began in the 70s and can you believe he has over 65 albums under his belt. This August Kaya FM 95.9, home of the…

WHY NOT INTRODUCE ART APPRECIATION INTO YOUR LIFE?

African theory, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Man of Influence Series

Art is always a great way to introduce culture into our lives. Art also allows you to interpret the meaning of the work for yourself. It also helps us to confront issues that would be otherwise too difficult for us to process. To that end, I have an event that is not to be missed - ‘Hidden Shadows and Silent Voices of Prison Number 4’. Clint Strydom, in collaboration with Constitution…

AFRICAN EXPAT EXPERIENCE: HOW TO RUN A BUSINESS IN AFRICA

African theory, Intellectual swag, Man of Influence Series, Uncategorized

I had the privilege to listen to great African expatriate, Zimbabwe born, Tawanda Mushuku. He has extensive Africa experience working in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Nigeria (and has closed deals across the continent). Education: MBA from GIBS, South Africa PhD in BioChemistry from Lund University, Sweden. On obtaining a PhD: Mushuku holds a PhD in BioChemistry and attests to the fact that his PhD has a opened a lot of…

A TRIBUTE TO #BLACKACADEMIC EXCELLENCE: DR MANDLA ADONISI

Intellectual swag, Man of Influence Series

In January of 2014, I sat in my first MBA class where I experienced my first and only black lecturer on the programme. Organisational Development and Transformation was refreshing because for the first time on the MBA, I understood a subject beyond the textbook and the application thereof. I was immersed in it because as a black corporate leader I comprehended on a deeper level what was happening around me…

MAN OF INFLUENCE THE AFRICAN OPTIMIST AND AUTHOR – KOPANO KALVYN MORE [PART 2 OF 3]

Intellectual swag, Man of Influence Series

 "Each generation must discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it, in relative opacity." - Frantz Fanon I walked away from this conversation feeling excited to be African. What a time to be African! My conversation with Kopano Kalvyn More showed his great passion for Africa. I wanted to find out how he translates that teachings in his book within his life. He has many facets to him including running an…

LESSONS FROM MARK BARNES (GROUP CEO SA POST OFFICE)

Intellectual swag, Man of Influence Series

There are two worthwhile jobs in the world, "cleaning up people's rubbish and satisfying their needs/egos."-Mark Barnes I do not like catching 6:00 am flights because they are simply too early but this time around, I was eternally grateful. As I sat in my seat (economy emergency exit) on my way to the Mother City I realised I was sitting next to the venerable Mark Barnes. I have read about…