Hope. Hard work. Not handouts. This is Nelson Ashitiva’s plan for a prosperous Africa. Rising from a one-man band in a notorious Nairobi slum, to an award-winning advocate and founder of a Top Ten law firm in Kenya – he knows what it takes. Passionate about creating opportunities for others to scale their businesses from kiosk to corporate, he illustrates an inspired way of loving your neighbour.
The Bible makes it clear that God wants us to embrace accountability in our lives. Join the discussion with Pieter Faure, Winnie Njenga, Joey Mongalo and Muyiwa Bambgose where they turn an old topic – Biblical Accountability – on its head and discover what healthy accountability looks like.
Shawn Theunissen, Founder of Property Point, shares his belief that if you’re going to create next-level leadership in your organisation, you need to take empathy seriously. This is especially true in the diverse African context.
Jacques de Vos, the CEO of Mezzanine, explores how to anchor a course of action in the local context. His belief in the potential of the continent and the people of Africa drives Mezzanine’s vision to translate the benefits of digital technology to economic benefits for the citizens of the continent. Jacques believes that having failed to participate in any of the three industrial revolutions, Africa is uniquely poised to innovate and co-create solutions in the next one – mobile technologies.
Gideon Galloway, CEO of King Price insurance, discusses how to orchestrate creativity. He points out that when companies are new, small, and unburdened by corporate bureaucracy they are free-thinking and nurture creativity. His challenge to business leaders is to adopt a management style that gives employees the freedom to flourish, even as the business grows in size and complexity.
Afrika Mhlophe's passion is helping Christians grasp what it truly means to follow Jesus against the background of African traditional religion and culture. Afrika points out that with about 3,000 different tribes on the African continent, it is important to master cultural complexity within the business context – otherwise it will be a divisive force.
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