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Association Ecosystem Forum 2023

Every day, new headlines warn of yet more failings that point to the forthcoming collapse of South Africa. But just how imminent is this collapse? Is it possible to rebuild our country? And if so, what role do young people (and entrepreneurs in particular) play…

July Fellow Celebrations

We would love to congratulate the following fellows Ludwick Marishane – A co-founder of Excel at Uni which has been accepted into the 2023 Google for Startups Black Founders Fund: Read more.   Thato Schermer – A founder of Zoie Health which recently closed the…

Newly Appointed Association Community Manager

    It’s with great pleasure to announce the joining of Tshwarelo Sikwane to the Association Team in the role of Association Community Manager, effective 1 August 2023. Tshwarelo joined the Foundation in 2021 as the Mentorship and Coaching officer. She came into the programme…

Newly Appointed CEO Announcement

Dr. Nontobeko Mabizela named as the new Chief Executive Officer for the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation   It is with utmost pleasure and excitement that I share the announcement of our new Chief Executive Officer for the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation. After an extensive and…

Sign Up to help us reach 1000 ideas for InnovaJam!

You are invited to join the movement to develop 1,000 ideas by 1 October 2022! There are three activities to participate in the lead up to InnovaJam: 72 hour Innovation Challenge (link) InnovaPitch (link) E2 Fellowship Founder’s Pitch (link) All Fellows are welcome to participate….

Acting Director’s Foreword: July 2022

Acting Director’s Foreword By Simphiwe Mntambo Reflecting on the first half of this year, the dominant theme on all fronts seems to have been resilience and recovery. We have continued to collectively push through challenges that have impacted the business landscape, both domestically and globally,…

Fellow Congratulations

Congratulations to the Following Fellows for their extraordinary recent achievements:  Congratulations to Edward Nkululeko Lambani and team for being one of the five impact – driven Irish Tech Challenge South Africa winners – https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6946014233360752641/   Well done to Thato Schermer, Sanelisiwe Njobe, Khanya Papu and Kurhula Baloyi for winning…

Careers Update

Introducing ‘Office Hours’ The professional work environment can be extremely challenging – from fraught team dynamics to insecurities about your performance, even the most talented individuals are tested in the workplace. For this reason, the Careers Portfolio will be introducing weekly drop-in sessions where a…

Community Update

Half the year has passed already! It has been great meeting some of you in person. We kicked off these in-person session through the Admission Ceremony Regional Connect Sessions in May and June this year. We want to encourage the Fellows in those regions to…

More events to look forward to

Fellow Investments and Financial Management You are all invited to a Fellow specific Finance session hosted by Allan Gray. The session will specifically look at Fellow Investment opportunity that exists that you all have been aware of since being part of the Foundation. The session…

AGB Club (Allan Gray Book Club)

Sitting down with a good book provides an escape — and the opportunity to consider concepts that would not have occurred to you had you not picked the book up in the first place. While reading a new book alone might be a relaxing experience,…

Call To Action

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