The University of Stellenbosch Business School, a triple accredited provider of business education, will celebrate Africa Day with a talk by futurist and financial sector expert Abel Sithole from Stellenbosch University’s Institute for Futures Research (IFR).

The topic of his talk is: “Understanding Africa: 1 continent, 54 countries, 1 billion people”.

Date: Friday, 23 May 2014

Venue: Lecture Hall 212, USB, Bellville Park Campus, Bellville

Time: 07:30 – 08:45 (Finger breakfast served 07:00 – 07:30.)

Guest speaker Sithole says: “Africa has over the years been labelled as dark, hopeless, rising and the next best thing. It may have been and may be all of these, but more important: Its future lies in acknowledging and making the most of its diversity and complexity.”

Sithole is a senior research associate at the IFR. His has an in-depth understanding of black economic empowerment, which was also the subject of both his MBA and MPhil in Futures Studies research reports.

In addition students on the USB’s Small Business Academy ( Development Programme will showcase their businesses at the event and will network with guests until midday. The class consists of small business owners from Khayelitsha, Mitchells Plain and Langa. Stalls will offer crafts such as candle holders, African-style clothing and hair braiding.

Please note: Those unable to attend the event can cover it through watching the live streaming of the talk on USB’s website at



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