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ANDE SA State of the SGB Sector Dinner & Quiz!
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ANDE SA State of the SGB Sector Dinner & Quiz!

You’re invited to ANDE SA’s Event of the Year! Join us for our ‘State of the SGB Sector’ dinner & quiz! See more details and PAYMENT LINK below.

When: Tuesday, August 29, 2017
18:00 - 22:00 SAST
Where: Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Restaurant
26 Melville Rd
Johannesburg 2196
South Africa
Contact: Kingsley Mphahlele
011 219 5026

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ANDE SA State of the SGB Sector Dinner & Quiz

"Does your organisation have what it takes to be the SGB knowledge champion in SA?”


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Join us as we launch ANDE's recently released State of the small and growing business Sector 2016 Impact Report for the first time in South Africa, and more! 


ANDE SA invites you to a first-of-its-kind get together for ANDE members and invited guests to network, celebrate each other’s work and engage with the *leading industry reports* through short Ted-style talks with expert speakers and a fun and interactive quiz!


Since 2009 ANDE has been tracking the state of the small and growing business (SGB) sector to assess its growth and impacton emerging market economies. This year’s report begins with an overview of SGB intermediaries in 2016, including data on capacity development services, direct investments into SGBs, and donor funding. Next, the report focuses on trends and activities at ANDE’s six most established regional chapters: Brazil, Central America/Mexico, East Africa, India, South Africa, and West Africa. 


Guests will also come away with ‘quick stats’ from the following reports:


Date: 29 August 2017

Time:18:00 - onwards

Where: GIBS restaurant, 26 Melville Rd, Illovo, Johannesburg, 2196




R250 per person for up to two people per member organisation; OR

R4000 a table of eight



R650 per person (non-members); OR 

R5000 a table of eight

*Price includes three course meal and access to cutting edge research and quiz materials*


Speakers (*more to be announced soon*): 

Alesimo Mwanga, Head of Research and Development, SEA Africa South Africa

Alesimo has lead research projects around entrepreneurship ecosystems and supporting businesses venturing into African markets. She has assisted various private and public institutions with market and industry research, business intelligence and innovative project conception and development. She has a BCom Honours in Economics from the University of South Africa and a Masters in Economics from the University of Johannesburg.


Sifiso Ndwandwa - Executive Director, Catalyst for Growth: Presentation on the findings from C4G Update Report: An on-going learning agenda on the impact of BDS on SMME Performance

Sifiso has spent over 25 years in the enterprise development sector in the SADC including South Africa. He has held various senior roles and has served on various Boards in the corporate and development sectors. He has extensive experience in business skills training and mentorship and has been involved with ILO’s SYIB Programme for many years in the sub-region. 


Michelle Yorke, Strategic Development Manager, ANDE

Michelle has more than 15 years of experience in strategy, consulting and advising in the social investment space. Her experience spans from setting up CSI processes, procedures, and strategies to evaluating project impact. She has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Pretoria and an MBA from Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). 


Zimkhitha Peter - Head of Programmes, Allan Gray Orbis Foundation: Presentation on the findings from “The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem of South Africa: A strategy for Global Leadership 2017” report (SAB Foundation, Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, the GEDI)

Zimkhitha’s passion is to nurture entrepreneurial potential in young people and seeks to make a contribution to the alleviation of poverty and the improvement of socio-economic factors in the country. Zimkhitha holds a BCom Honours in Industrial Psychology (UNISA) and a Leadership Development qualification from Harvard Business School.


Lisa van Eck, Regional Chapter Coordinator, ANDE: Presentation on the findings from ANDE’s State of the small and growing business Sector Report 2016 and South Africa’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Map

Lisa joined ANDE in 2014. Her passion for South Africa's socio-economic development led her to pursue an undergraduate degree in Economics and Politics at Rhodes University in South Africa. She went on to obtain an MSc in Economics from the University of Siena in Italy. Her academic research centered on development alternatives for South Africa, and comparative case studies included Brazil and the East Asian ‘tiger’ economies. Her focus on social enterprise has been complementary to ANDE's efforts to strengthen the Small and Growing Business ecosystem in South Africa.


You may also be one of our star members up for a ‘member award’ during the evening. Don't miss out!


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We hope to see you there!