Monday, February 25, 2013

Read about the GIBS Executive Breakfast, St Clements and a Little Girl who needs your help

Almost time for the 5th GIBS Executive Breakfast

The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), East Coast Radio and Trade and Investment, KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN), have banded together to produce what is quickly becoming one of the most sought after business breakfasts in the province.

Durban’s business fraternity will once again have access to high profile speakers, like the CEO’s of Transnet and the Business Results Group, at this year’s GIBS Executive Breakfast in March.

Already a popular calendar event within the Durban business community, the annual breakfast boasts some of the most successful business-minded people all under one roof. “We are excited about the theme this year, ‘Leading with Impact’ which will prove to be a beneficial tool for all business men and women. In this current economic climate every business big or small could benefit from our hand picked speakers wealth of knowledge. Each speaker will share their invaluable knowledge on business growth and leadership skills.” said Trish Taylor, General Manager of East Coast Radio.

With a number of guest speakers from numerous business fields who will give tips and strategies on how to better manage your business, there should be something for all business owners.

Nicola Tyler, CEO of Business Results Group, who is known for her highly acclaimed strategic planning and thinking workshops, will host the event.

Dean of GIBS, Professor Nick Binedell whose area of expertise lies in the field of business strategy, will share his knowledge on Strategic Leadership. Although his academic and consulting work is predominantly in South Africa, it does include work in the United States, Europe and Australia.

Transnet CEO, Brian Molefe, will open the presentations with his highly anticipated speech on Leading with Impact. Molefe has received several awards for his role in the economy, particularly in the advancement of black participation.
Bringing a strong international strategy presentation to the program is Norman Chorn, academic, practitioner and visiting faculty member from GIBS. Chorn will demonstrate how Durban business owners can plan the future of their business through designing innovative organizations. He will also show them how to incorporate strong and positive leadership styles for sustainable growth of their business.

Motivational speaker, Buhle Dlamini, will rally Breakfast goers into action by proving that anything is possible. Born and raised in the rural KZN village of Hlabisa, Dlamini has risen above and beaten the odds to become one of the top South Africans in People and Social Development today by proving himself in the youth development field, business, public speaking, media and social entrepreneurship.

Date: Thursday, 7 March 2013
Time: 07:30am – 11:30am
Venue: ICC Durban
Price: R500 per person or R4750 per table of 10

Visit for more information or book your tickets through Computicket.

(Source East Coast Radio)

Music and More at St Clements

A NIGHT OF STORYTELLING: With Matt Vend and Hezron Chetty (The Accidentals)
Date: Friday the 1st of March, 7pm
Venue: St Clements, Musgrave Road, Durban.
Entry: R30 per head, book a table on: 031 202 25 11, for other information contact Matt on 0769483274, or
Matt Vend has been travelling extensively over the last few years and he has managed to document many of his adventures. On this particular night Matt will be sharing some of his stories and also playing many of his original songs with Hezron Chetty, an amazing violinist. Together they go by the name of The Accidentals, and have a great repertoire of original music to get your feet moving. This is going to be a night of great stories and great music. Space is limited so book a table on 031 202 25 11.  The venue is quaintly located on Musgrave Road, next to St Thomas church, which is surrounded by trees and presents itself as a natural oasis in the busy suburban area.

(Source - St Clements)

Can you help?

If you feel you can help out a young girl in need. She is in desperate need of an operation.
If you can help in any way or know of someone who can assist please visit the website

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