CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

CONFERENCE DAY 1

Monday, 14 MARCH 2022

09h00

Programme Director
Fifi Peters, Anchor, CNBC Africa

09h05

Welcome
Adv Pria Hassan, Proudly SA Board Member

09h10-09h30

Opening remarks and importance of localisation in advancing Small Businesses

With an emphasis on small businesses and enterprise supplier development, this event supports the work of the Department of Small Business Development.

Hon. Stella Ndabeni Abrahams, Minister Department of Small Business Development

09h30-09h45

Overview of Proudly South African’s role within the SMME support eco system

Eustace Mashimbye, CEO, Proudly SA

09h50-11h20

How SEZ’s drive localisation, assist SMMEs and create jobs

A look at the importance of Special Economic Zones in promoting market entry and growth of small and medium sized businesses.

  • Thami Klassen, Director: Regional Industrial Development, dtic
  • Kaashifah Beukes, CEO Saldanha Bay IDZ
  • Charles Arendse, Co Owner West Coast Corrosion Protection

Facilitator: Fifi Peters, Anchor, CNBC Africa

11h25-11h45

Launch of Gauteng Department of Economic Development (GDED)’s Local Content Framework

Parks Tau, MEC, Gauteng Department of Economic Development

11h50-13h20

Harnessing the power of the 4IR for job creation, localisation and growing SMME’s

Does the Fourth Industrial Revolution pose a threat to job creation as traditional jobs disappear, or does the new tech economy offer opportunities for young entrepreneurs to innovate and create new career paths.

  • Annette Muller, Founder, Flexy
  • Tshegofatso Dludla, Founder RoboSTEAM Train
  • Miles Kubheka, CEO Wakanda Food Accelerator
  • Steven Ambrose, CEO, Atvance

 

Facilitator: Aki Anastasiou, Host of TecHub on eNCA

13h00-13h45

LUNCH BREAK

Insights into the automotive sector – In Partnership with Nissan SA

14h00-14h10

SAB SHARP – Championing Responsibility in SA


How SAB as a homegrown company is tackling heads on the local challenges of alcohol abuse


Barbara Copelovici, Director | Entrepreneurship, SAB SHARP

14h35-15h20

Public Sector Procurement Forum – Practitioners’ Session in partnership with National Treasury

What are the requirements for supplying to the public sector? This panel will provide answers to compliance and other issues that ensure you qualify to pitch for government business.

15h30-17h00

We are family and we mean business!

A lively panel discussion on starting and running a business together with family members from some local families that have created iconic brands.

  • Mosibudi Makgato & Rosemary Padi, Ya Mama Gemmer
  • Vivian Kleynhans, Seven Sisters Wines
  • Malcolm Green, Owner, LaRicmal Wine
  • Ricardo Green, Owner, LaRicmal Wine
  • Bokang Montjane-Tshabalala & Siphiwe Tshabalala, Co-Founders, SB Kids
  • Vizolet Kuwanda and Takura Chimbuya, Co-Founders, Brothers Beard
  • Zothile & Dineo Langa, Port of LNG

 

Facilitator: Happy Ngidi, Chief Marketing Officer, Proudly SA

CONFERENCE DAY 2

Tuesday, 15 MARCH 2022

09h00

Programme Director

Khaya Sithole

09h00-09h10

Welcome and update on the Proudly South African Buy Local campaign

Howard Gabriels, Chairman of Proudly SA Board

09h10-09h40

Introduction of Honourable President Cyril Ramaphosa by Mr Ebrahim Patel, Minister of Trade, Industry & Competition

Address by the President of the Republic of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa

09h40-10h30

Localisation Commitments

A Proudly South African Initiative

Following the Presidential Jobs Summit in 2018, Proudly South African approached corporate South Africa calling for commitments to increasing levels of local procurement through their supply chains. Here we follow up on those commitments.

  • Kholofelo Shaai, Head of Supplier Development, Standard Bank
  • Tony da Fonseca , CEO,OBC
  • Vusi Fele, Chief Procurement Officer, Group Procurement, Absa
  • Sphe Vundla, Brand Director, SAB Corporate
  • Graham Choice, MD Merchandise Supply Chain, TFG
  • Kabelo Rabotho, SAF Country Director, Nissan SA
  • Mike Mabasa, CEO, NAAMSA
  • Stavros Nicolaou, Group Senior Executive, Strategic Trade, Aspen Pharmacare
  • Dr Thomas Funke, CEO, SA Canegrowers’ Association
  • Gerhard Victor, CEO, PG Bison

 

Facilitator: Eustace Mashimbye, CEO, Proudly SA

10h30-11h00

The SA Furniture Sector – its importance to the local economy. With the participation of:

  • Bravo Group
  • PG Bison
  • Angel Shack
  • Homewood Manufacturing (PTY) LTD
  • Amet Furnishing (PTY) LTD
  • Jacoline S Designs
  • Eco Furniture Design
  • Real-Inte-Rea
  • The Urbanative
11h00-12h30

Localisation: An economic imperative for job creation in South Africa?

A panel discussion unpacking the pros and cons of localisation as a trade policy.

  • Riefdah Ajam, General Secretary, FEDUSA
  • Dr Stavros Nicolaou, Group Senior Executive, Strategic Trade, Aspen Pharmacare
  • Trudi Makhaya, Economist & Advisor to the President
  • Joanne Yawitch, CEO – National Business Initiative
  • Stuart John Bartlett, Manager, Regional Partnerships, The IDC
  • Thulani Tshefuta, NEDLAC
  • Eustace Mashimbye, CEO, Proudly SA

 

Facilitator: Leanne Manas, Anchor, Morning Live

12h40-13h00

How BEE can positively impact localisation

Zodwa Ntuli, B-BBEE Commissioner

13h00-14h00

LUNCH BREAK

The SA Furniture Sector – its importance to the local economy.

The Poultry Sector – Cooking activation

Arts & Culture Sector – The SA Music Journey

LOCAL is LEKKER comedy: Trevor Gumbi

14h00-14h45

Furniture Design Competition brought to you by the dtic

15h50-16h05

LOCAL is LEKKER comedy: Trevor Gumbi

16h30-17h30

Mzansi : Are you wearing Local?

A panel of local designers discussing who is wearing whom both here and overseas.

  • Gavin Rajah, Gavin Rajah Atelier
  • Hagwani Nengovhela, Rubicon
  • Kealeboga Pule, Nungu Diamonds
  • Sello Medupe, Scalo
  • Tania Macalagh, Lesela
  • Sandy Rogers, Koop Studio

Facilitator: Unathi Nkayi, Singer, TV producer and Media personality

Awarding of Proudly SA Certificates: Eustace Mashimbye, Proudly SA CEO,

17h30

SUMMIT CLOSING
Jeannine van Straaten, Executive: Strategy, Stakeholder Relations & Legal, Proudly SA

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