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Education never stops. Constantly evolving, progressing and growing – going toe to toe with the future means changing your moves.

It means studying the moves of others and reading between the lines. It’s about learning from wins and losses, whether they’re your own or not. Resources can be found anywhere when you look from the right perspective. So stand on the shoulders of giants, see what they see, read what they blog and learn to make the right moves.

Education never stops. Constantly evolving, progressing and growing – going toe to toe with the future means changing your moves.

It means studying the moves of others and reading between the lines. It’s about learning from wins and losses, whether they’re your own or not. Resources can be found anywhere when you look from the right perspective. So stand on the shoulders of giants, see what they see, read what they blog and learn to make the right moves.

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Dr. Nic Spaull

Educational Researcher Dr Nic Spaull is a well-known education researcher in South Africa. He has recently returned from Paris where he was a Thomas J. Alexander Fellow at the OECD. Before that he was a Visiting Scholar in the Graduate…

Alison Bengtson

Deputy Director General: Districts Operations Management in the Gauteng Department of Education Alison is the Chief Director of Districts Operations Management in the Gauteng Department of Education. She is managing five Educational Districts’ offices comprising 860 schools within the Gauteng…

Mia Bunn on the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation’s success profile methodology

Mia Bunn is an expert in psychometric evaluation and has worked intensively with the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation on their assessment processes. She joined Deloitte Consulting in 2008 after spending five years in London with the Granada Learning Group. Mia…

Anne Haverman-Serfontein on the impact of psychometric assessments on career choices and future academic success

Anne Haverman-Serfontein completed her Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology (Cum Laude) at Stellenbosch University in 2001 where after she registered as a Counselling Psychologist with the HPCSA. She worked as a psychologist in the Careers Office of the Centre for…

Robert Prince on predicting future performance, the role of the National Benchmarking Tests in predicting future academic success

Robert Prince is a senior lecturer at the Centre for Educational Testing for Access and Placement, previously called the Alternative Admissions Research Project, in the Centre for Higher Education Development, University of Cape Town. Robert coordinates the development of psychometrically…

Dr Celeste Nel & Dr Natasja Brow on Widening Participation: Access with Success

Dr Celeste Nel is the deputy director of the Centre for Student Recruitment and Career Guidance, and the Head of Admissions and Residence Placements at Stellenbosch University. Dr Celeste Nel started her career in education as a high school teacher…

Professor Paul Hobden on preserving and developing selected scholars during high school

Professor Paul Hobden is a retired academic who now works as an education consultant. He is the founding partner in a consultancy with Dr Sally Hobden, Quality Projects in Education which focuses on commissioned research, evaluation and training in science…

Ann Morton & Rose-Anne Reynolds on preparing scholars for high school, learning from a Primary School Development Programme

Ann Morton has been the principal at Pinelands North Primary School for almost twenty years. This timespan has been characterised by great change in South Africa, and also in South African education. Under Ann’s direction, Pinelands North has weathered the…

Professor Servaas van der Berg on the impact of Grade R on Future Learning Outcomes

Professor Servaas van der Berg is a Professor of Economics at the University of Stellenbosch. He holds the South African Research Chair in the Economics of Social Policy. The focus of his research is on poverty and inequality, and the…

Existential Conversations

Prof Predo Tabensky Professor Pedro Tabensky is the founding director of the recently formed Allan Gray Centre for Leadership Ethics (AGLE), nested in the Department of Philosophy, Rhodes University (South Africa). A central, but by no means only, aim of…

Cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset in schools through entrepreneurial framework

Johannes Linder Professor Johannes Lindner is founder and head of the Initiative for Teaching Entrepreneurship Austria (www.entrepreneurship.at) and of the “eesi” Centre for Entrepreneurship Education (www.eesi-impulszentrum.at), which is working on behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education. He is…

Design Thinking: From problem identification to solution testing

Rael Futuerman Rael Futerman’s work involves integrating societal, business and government needs into design thinking curricula, and developing and supervising contextually relevant design research. His research interests are around the role of collaborative design and design thinking in developing citizen…

Preparing learners for an expotential future

Anthony Selley Having completed his BBusSci degree at UCT, Ant taught for four years at Wynberg Boys’ High School. It was here that he came across Khan Academy with its self-paced learning methodology. This inspired further exploration and before long…

The Future of Learning and the Future of Work

Kyle Dodds Managing Director of Cognition.Online and qualified Structural Engineer. A notable entrepreneur in the education and technology sectors, he is responsible for the creation of the first two-sided network of its kind in the education sector. Download Presentation  …

An Inspirational education for the future high-impact educators

Julian Hewitt: Julian Hewitt is an Educational Consultant who previously headed up the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation’s Fellowship Programme. He also currently sits on the Board of Trustees for the Royal Bafokeng Nation’s flagship Lebone II College. Having travelled to…

Mbali Sikakana

President of the Association

Trevor Manuel

Manuel gave resignation from the post of the Finance Minister of South Africa on 23 September 2008 along with many other senior cabinet members on the resigning of Thabo Mbeki. Manuel explained the resignation as a principled gesture. He was…

Prof Pedro Tabensky

Prof Tabensky is the director of the newly formed Allan Gray Centre for Leadership Ethics (AGCLE), nested in the Department of Philosophy, Rhodes University. A central aim of the AGCLE is to help transform the South African tertiary education sector…

Frank Magwegwe

In 1993, through selling fruit & vegetables in downtown Johannesburg, Frank “beat the odds” and “escaped” homelessness. Over the last 23 years, Frank has travelled a fascinating journey “from the streets to finding purpose and passion.” It all started with…

Gary Schoeniger

Author, Educator, and Entrepreneur Gary Schoeniger is an internationally recognized thought leader in the field of entrepreneurial mindset education. His message has influenced a broad audience from academic institutions and economic development organizations to government, and non-profit clients worldwide including…

Bree Langemo

President Bree Langemo provides overall strategic and operational direction for the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative with a focus on developing high impact partnerships with academic, government, profit and non-profit organizations to empower their constituents with an entrepreneurial mindset, a new framework…

David du Toit and George Harris

David du Toit has been an educator since 1992. During time he has had the privilege of working in a variety of top quality schools, both Departmental and Independent. David is the Headmaster at Lebone ll College of the Royal…

Mthunzi Mdwaba shares hisTZORO IBC journey

Mthunzi Mdwaba is the founder & CEO TZORO IBC. He is also on the governing body of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). In June 2014 he was chosen to lead Africa as the Regional Vice-President at the International Organisation of…

Jabu Stone shares his Jabu Stone Natural Hair journey

Jabu Stone is the founder of Jabu Stone Natural Hair, a company which promotes natural hair care and pride in natural looks and heritage to Africans worldwide. The company is dedicated to removing the stigma attached to dreads or African…

Bev Missing shares her Rain journey

Bev is a default entrepreneur having only worked for a boss while waitressing during university and for the first two years of her working life. She has started, run and sold a number of businesses from antiques to a boutique…

Toni Glass shares her Toni Glass Collection journey

Toni Glass is the Founder of The Toni Glass Collection, a gourmet full leaf tea company that is a remarkable infusion of tradition and new age tea drinking. Toni was recently selected as one of the 11 finalists in the…

Thembalihle Baloyi on the story of possibility.

Thembalihle Baloyi is a Founder and Executive Director of Discovery Insure Ltd, a Motor Insurance Company launched in 2011. He joined Discovery in 2001 spearheading numerous initiatives culminating in his innovative and relentless drive to launch his 10-year vision of…

Tammy Chetty on Youth unemployment and what Harambee does.

Tammy Chetty is the Youth Employment Accelerator at Harambee. She recently joined Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, who partners with South African employers to source, place and successfully retain young, first-time work seekers. She worked in Banking for 18 years and…

Luke Jordan shares his story and speaks about how to start a tech business as a non-technical person.

Luke Jordan is the Founder of GrassRoot. He has worked in China and India for eight years for McKinsey & Company and The World Bank group before returning home to Johannesburg in early 2014 to found GrassRoot, a non-profit, technology…

Justin Smith on what businesses need to look at from a sustainability side, focusing on water.

Justin Smith is the Head of the Woolworths Holdings Good Business Journey Sustainability Programme. He is responsible for strategy, structure and integration across the business to deliver over 200 targets across transformation, social development, environmental issues and climate change https://www.allangrayorbis.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Justin_Smith.mp3

Dr. Andrew Venter on the indigenous tree project.

Dr. Andrew Venter is the Chief Executive Officer of the Wildlands Trust. Prior to joining Wildlands, Dr Venter worked with South African National Parks and the Natal Parks Board on projects in-and-around the Kruger National Park and the Greater St…

Claire Janisch on how we can learn from ecosystems to produce conditions that are conducive to life.

Claire Janisch is a Biomimicry Professional, founder biomimicrySA. She is a graduate of and a has been an instructor for the international 2-year biomimicry Professionals Program. She currently heads up biomimicrySA and was awarded Regional Network Leader of the Year…

Brian Leroni speaks on what Massmart is doing to help small businesses supply to their retail brands.

Brian Leroni is the Corporate Group Affairs Executive and member of the Social and Ethics Committee at Massmart. His work experience includes executive positions at Masstores Proprietary Limited, an associate partner at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and Marketing Director at…

Andrew Smith shares the Yuppie Chef journey along with how to deal with setbacks

Andrew Smith is the Co-Founder and CEO of Yuppiechef. He heads up their strategy and technology. After starting from a lounge in 2006, Yuppiechef has grown to 75 people and the leader in their category. For the last 5 years…

Zimkhitha Peter on Developing Entrepreneurial Mindsets and The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Programme.

Zimkhitha Peter is the Head of Programmes at the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation. Her passion is to nurture entrepreneurial potential in young people and seeks to make a contribution to the alleviation of poverty and the improvement of socio-economic factors…

Nonhlanhla Masina about her journey from schooling to where she is today.

Nonhlanhla Masina is the Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer at the African School for Excellence. She is the embodiment of the potential that exists in South African townships. Born and raised in Tsakane, Nonhlanhla walked eight kilometres each day to…

Nceku Nyathi and Prof Pedro Tabensky on what it means to be ethical.

Prof. Tabensky is the director of the newly formed Allan Gray Centre for Leadership Ethics (AGCLE), nested in the Department of Philosophy,Rhodes University. A central aim of the AGCLE is to help transform the South African tertiary education sector and…

Michael Crawford on Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative and developing entrepreneurial mindsets.

Michael Crawford is the Chief Academic Officer of the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative. He drives the development, delivery, and curation of program curriculum and content for the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI). Building upon more than seven years of facilitation and scholarship…

Kieth Harrison about the implementation of SEED Day (Social, Environmental, Entrepreneurship Day) at Wynberg Boys high.

Keith Harrison is the Principal at Wynberg Boys High School. He has worked in education over forty years as a Latin, History and English teacher. After graduating from UCT in 1974, he taught for a few years before spending a…

Jay Kloppenburg on Leadership

Jay Kloppenburg is Founder & Chief Executive Officer of the African School for Excellence. While working in South Africa in 2010, Jay was moved by the tremendous accomplishments of many low-income South Africans and understanding the vast unrealised potential among…

Gabriella Geffen on Enabling Entrepreneurship in South African Schools.

Gabriella Geffen works in Business Development at the Maharishi Institute – a non-profit institution providing access to holistic, values-based tertiary education to students who would otherwise be unable to afford university. She also works on the HRDC Enabling Entrepreneurship Task…

Dr Frank Aswani on Leadership and Developing Entrepreneurial Mindsets.

Dr Frank Aswani is the Vice President and Director of Strategic Relations, African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa. He leads on ALA’s fundraising, corporate partnerships, Careers and Internship program, Marketing and communications, network development and Global partnerships. Frank is…

Daniel Hampton on Entrepreneurial Mindsets Development Practices & Blue Helix.

Daniel Hampton is the Association Director at the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation. He has an entrepreneurial background, and has experience in business start-up and growth in industries as diverse as private security and frozen confectionary. Daniel is equally passionate about…

Anthony Farr reflects on the Foundations last 10 years.

Anthony Farr is the COE at the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation. Anthony’s belief in the power of education and his zeal for the upliftment of others inspires him in his CEO responsibilities to drive the mandate of the Allan Gray…