Summit Sponsors & Partners 2018


2018 Silver Sponsor



The Human Resource Development Council of South Africa (HRDC) is a national, multi-stakeholder advisory body under the leadership and stewardship of the Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa. It is managed by the Minister of Higher Education and Training. It was established in March 2010. The membership is based on five-year tenure and consists of Government Ministers, senior business leaders, representatives from organised labour, academia and civil society. The HRDC’s mandate is to ensure adequate human resources or skills for the desired economic growth. It delivers on its mandate by identifying and resolving blockages within the skills development value chain.


2018 Breakaway Sponsors


About Absa

Absa Bank Limited (‘Absa Bank’) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited, which is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and is one of Africa’s largest financial services groups. Absa offers a range of retail, business, corporate and investment banking and wealth management and insurance products and services primarily in South Africa and Namibia.

Barclays Africa Group is represented in 12 countries, with approximately 40 000 employees. As of June 2017, Barclays PLC is a minority shareholder in Barclays Africa Group.

For further information about Absa, please visit our website



A specialist agricultural bank for those involved in ensuring South Africa’s food security. ̴

Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa (Land Bank) is South Africa’s only specialist agricultural bank established in 1912, the bank’s sole objective is to serve South African commercial and Small Holder farmers by bringing specially designed financial services within their reach. These services enable farmers to finance land, equipment, improve assets and obtain production credit. Land Bank provides financial services that have moved with the times, continues to provide services to agri-business, and constantly reviews its offerings to ensure that they match the needs of an industry. As change has swept across the sector in South Africa, the socio-economic makeup of agriculture has altered bringing new entrants from historically disadvantaged backgrounds on to the land. These new farmers facing the challenges of establishing sustainable agri-businesses across the agricultural value chain, Land Bank has been a commercial lifeline offering appropriately designed financial products that facilitate personal and commercial viability in a sector that is vital to the sustainability of South Africa and its people.

Although established by government mandate Land Bank receives no financial subsidies from government. Instead, it relies on the expertise of skilled staff that compete on equal terms with commercial banks to obtain the funds it needs from the money market at competitive wholesale interest rates. These funds are then lent to its agricultural clients at market-related rates. However, as Land Bank enjoys ‘tax-free’ status, and also pays no dividends to government, all funds raised are used for development.

Our broad mandate, as expressed in the Land Bank Act, covers 11 objectives:

  • Equitable ownership of agricultural land, in particular the increase of ownership of agricultural land by historically disadvantaged persons
  • Agrarian reform, land redistribution or development programme aimed at historically disadvantaged persons
  • Land access for agricultural purposes
  • Agricultural entrepreneurship
  • Removal of the legacy of racial and gender discrimination in agriculture
  • Enhancing productivity, profitability, investment and innovation
  • Growth of the agricultural sector and better use of land
  • Environmental sustainability of land and related natural resources
  • Rural development and job creation
  • Commercial agriculture
  • Food security


Lion of Africa Insurance Company Limited (Lion) is an accredited financial services provider licensed by the Financial Services Board (FSB). We are the only South African short-term (non-life) insurer to achieve a level 1 B-BBEE status. We are a leading insurer of property and liability, with a proven track record. Our prestigious list of public sector clients includes 6 of the 8 South African metropolitan municipalities. We are also a preferred insurer for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

Lion of Africa Insurances commitment to its clients and partners is captured in the brand promise: Insuring South Africa’s Future. Our strength lies in our ability to adapt quickly to changing customer needs and by providing risk management solutions which are aimed at ensuring future economic prosperity.

We pride ourselves in offering fast, efficient and effective service.

Our business philosophy is centred on the following:
• Quality insurance, providing a seamless client service experience
• Building and developing the economy
• Transformation and empowerment ethos/spirit
• Ensuring that the future of South Africa is secured


Lion of Africa Insurance Company Limited
Directors: F Robertson (Chairman), B Madikiza (CEO), A Vazeer (Executive Director)
M T Moutlane, M I Khan, MA Brey, KA Lagler, LAD Wort
Company Secretary: T Moodley
FSP NUMBER: 17511 | Registration 1999/012406/06 | VAT 4170182705
Tel: 086 010 2724
Address: 2nd Floor, Tata House 2,
39 Ferguson Road, Illovo
P.O. Box 100, Parklands, 2121

Lion of Africa Insurance represents the success of a true South Africa brand. Our Level 1 B-BBEE status demonstrates our commitment to employment equity, skills development, preferential procurement, enterprise and supplier development as well as socio-economic development. With a proven track record spanning nearly 20 years, we believe in the strength of our people and brand, and are proud of us

Our main classes of business include:
• Public Sector Insurance
• Commercial Insurance for small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
• Marine Insurance
• Engineering Insurance

We embrace diversity and teamwork that fosters a culture of sharing knowledge, thereby allowing our people to
be innovative in crafting solutions for our stakeholders.

We are defined by fundamental beliefs and standards that embrace transparency in all our dealings, and being
accountable and responsible in providing service excellence with integrity and respect.

We aspire to be the preferred insurance partner within our chosen markets.

We are determined to provide reliable and innovative insurance solutions to our customers, offering them the
best service at an affordable cost. Consequently, we create success for our stakeholders by living our values as
well as contributing to the communities we serve.


SENTECH is South Africa’s premier provider of electronic communications network services in the broadcasting and communications industry. SENTECH was established as a technical division of the SABC, responsible for the corporation’s signal distribution services. In 1992, the division was corporatised as SENTECH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the corporation. In 1996, the SENTECH Act (No. 63 of 1996) was amended, converting SENTECH into a separate public entity, responsible for providing broadcasting signal distribution services as a common carrier to licensed television and radio broadcasters. The Company is wholly owned by the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Shareholder Representative is the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services. SENTECH provides broadcast transmission services to SABC’s radio and television stations, eTV, MNet, and over 150 community radio stations country- wide. Its infrastructure and data communications platforms also provide services to South Africa’s telecommunication sector and mobile providers.


Old Mutual, one of the largest and trusted financial services providers in Southern Africa, provides investment, savings, insurance and banking services. Our client base comprises of individuals, businesses, corporates and institutions. Our prominent position in the industry is reflected in our strong operating performance across all our businesses, operating successfully in respective markets and enabling positive futures for our stakeholders. Old Mutual is a responsible business, where our product and service solutions take into account what our clients need; which we then deliver through our collective skills, years of experience and our value-driven and customer centric people.


2018 Partner



Siemens is a global powerhouse in diversified engineering providing products, systems and solutions across the Electrification, Automation and Digitalization value chain. The company has been in South Africa for over 156 years igniting a history of innovation and social development. As an integrated technology company, Siemens aims to play a constructive role in South Africa’s success story.

The company’s broad portfolio and diverse workforce enable it to supply its customers with a unique array of products, systems, services and solutions tailor-made for regional conditions and requirements. At Siemens we believe companies only really succeed if they fulfill the needs of the society they work in. From energy and manufacturing, industry and transportation we’re in South Africa for South Africa.

2018 Knowledge Partner



Productivity SA is established in terms of section 31 (1) of the Employment services Act, No. 4 of 2014 as a juristic person with a mandate to promote employment growth and productivity thereby contributing to South Africa’s socio economic development and competitiveness. Productivity SA is managed in accordance with the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA).

Our Vision:
To lead and inspire a productive, competitive South Africa.

Our Mission:
To improve productivity by diagnosing, advising, implementing, monitoring and evaluating solutions aimed at improving South Africa’s sustainable growth, development and employment through increased competitiveness.

Our Values:

  • Service excellence through implementation of relevant, productivity-enhancing solutions
  • Market leadership through creative and innovative solutions
  • Synergy with all partners to achieve common goals
  • Collaboration with stakeholders in pursuing solutions to South Africa’s productivity challenges
  • Honesty, integrity and professionalism


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