Comedian John Vlismas is well known for his outspoken and observational humour. He was awarded the Henley’s Creative and Music Industries MBA scholarship from Henley Business School for his contribution to the arts and creative industries. Gareth Cliff speaks to him about how the MBA course has influenced the way he thinks about the nature of truth, the joys of lecturing and more.

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More often than not, the leadership in Africa has been defined by violent dictatorships. So much so that people wonder if the “Benevolent Dictator” exists and whether or not “The People” always know what’s best for themselves. The contrasting leadership styles of Rwandan President Paul Kagame and that of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni are examples of incumbent leaders who function in democracies – yet the outcome of their leadership is worlds apart. While there are African countries that have thrived under democracy, the question remains: Is democracy a system imposed on Africa? And is it the universal solution for African governance?

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In part two of The Power of Human Capital Series, Timothy Maurice Webster continues his insights and learning mission by interviewing more global Duke CE thought leaders, South African human capital thought leaders, partners in the Million Young Minds Project and the conference host – Sharmla Chetty, Duke CE’s President, Global MD, Europe and Africa.

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A two-part series exploring the future of human capital, pioneered by and in collaboration with CliffCentral.com and Duke CE. With Brain & Brand author, Timothy Maurice Webster as host, this series seeks to uncover through Duke CE’s leadership lens, what it will take for leaders to thrive in a complex era where artificial intelligence and humans occupy the same leadership space. You’ll hear from Duke CE thought leaders from around the world, as well as South Africa’s top HR talent – along with a number of surprises from talented executives about their plan to apply the human-centric leadership learning. The conversations were hosted at the 2nd Davos of Human Capital Conference.

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An Authentic Leadership conversation with The Leadership Platform and Prof. Theo Veldsman – reflecting on 2018’s Leadership conversations.

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An Authentic Leadership conversation with The Leadership Platform and Prof. Theo Veldsman – reflecting on 2018’s Leadership conversations.

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We can do well, as we do good – that’s Bonang Mohale’s message in this powerful conversation, as he explains how business should govern with humanity for more positive impact, as he writes in his new book, ‘Lift As You Rise’. The CEO of Business Leadership SA draws from more than 30 years of business experience as he discusses ideas very close to him: The purpose of business, being “other” and not “self” centred, self-worth, and the essence of authentic leadership.

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Leigh-Ann wants to delve into the world of creepy sounds and people who medically ‘can’t even’ with everyday things. Dolce & Gabana are being racist to Asians apparently, JFK’s bodyguard is still struggling with the death of the ex-President, and Prince Charles is very anti-Black Friday. The Constitutional Hill Debating League brings three brilliant young minds to the studio, then the show gets wrapped up with the latest Reality Check from Rich Mulholland.

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An Authentic Leadership conversation with Adriaan and Louis Groenewald, and Mike Elliott (Chief Executive Officer at Edgars). From formal accounting experience combined with entrepreneurship, to CEO at Edgars within the giant corporate world of Edcon. Together we explore and expand on his views and experiences in leadership.

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Bongani Tau is joined by Public Policy Specialist focusing on Local Economic Development and Government Institutional Planning and lecturer at North West University, Dr Kagiso TK Pooe, to discuss the science of Local Economic Development, why it has failed in the past, ethics, and the concept of servant leadership to solve our problems as a country intrinsically. Dr Pooe also shares his PhD journey and the value of character for leadership success, and compares thriving economies to ours and how people in leadership need to balance ethics with intellectual education.

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