“He’s an ordinary guy with an extraordinary passion and commitment. That’s the message for me – I know there are many others like him, just as implacable in their purpose and as eager for that opportunity. Because Themba has The MBA, I hope this will be that opportunity to ignite so many others who never had the chance.”
All Africa Entrepreneur of the Year
Discovery Insure, Founder and Executive Director
Foster-Pedley said he hoped the graduates would take a leaf out of Gordhan’s hat and serve as active corporate citizens with an unshakeable moral compass and sense of purpose to fight institutionalised greed, corruption and state capture so that all South Africans can share in the country’s wealthy, and create a better life for their families and communities.
For us at Henley Business School Africa, he is the personification of active corporate citizenship. His courage inspires us, his unshakeable moral compass and sense of purpose are a beacon to all of us.
MINISTER OF Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan became the first South African to ever receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Reading’s Henley Business School yesterday.
Gordhan enjoined the 180 MBA graduates at Kyalami’s Theatre on the Track to go back to their businesses and fight against corruption and collusion in all its forms.
And ironically, if we go back to the study, it’s the micro-businesses that encourage the greatest degree of latitude when it comes to side-hustling.
The new African heroes are people who take a risk, whether it be personal, political, professional or financial, in order to build something they believe in for the good of others. South Africa has a story to tell. It’s a heroic story, but it often doesn’t feel that way. That’s probably because we’ve forgotten the…
While the Dean welcomes the present response to bribery, corruption and State capture, he asserts, “Sooner or later it will be business as usual and the onus is on us as teachers and mentors to ensure that our next generation of leaders don’t become complacent and slip back into the bad old ways. Just as corruption becomes systemic, we need to be educating our future leaders in a way that good governance becomes systemic.
During this #HenleyAfrica conversation between Buddhist Monk, Gelong Thubten, and Dean of Henley Business School – Africa, Jon Foster-Pedley, explores the relationship between mindfulness and meditation, and increased profitability of our businesses.
This kind of theft, whether public money or the deposits of the most desperate or the SOE and municipality funds that could have been deposited in the bank to cover the original theft, matters to all of us – because it normalises an attitude that this kind of theft isn’t a real crime like sexual…