Africa Conference

Empowering Future Business Leaders
July 25​ – 26​
Pretoria, South Africa
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Keynote Speaker


Judy Dlamini, Chancellor at Wits University, Non-Executive Director at the SA SME Fund

Judy Dlamini is the Chancellor at Wits University and a non-executive director at the SA SME Fund. Her past non-executive directorships include Discovery Holdings Ltd where she chaired the transformation and remuneration committees, Northam Platinum Ltd, Woolworths Holdings Limited and Anglo American plc. She is the former chairperson of Aspen Phamacare Limited and Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre (Pty) Ltd. Her philanthropic initiatives include Mkhiwa Trust, a family public benefit organisation that invests in education and rural development. She’s the co-founder of Future Nation Schools, founder of Sifiso Publishers. She is also the founder, Chairperson and Sponsor of Female Academic Leaders Fellowship (FALF) NPC., a public benefit organisation that develops a pipeline of black female academic leaders. Judy worked as a medical practitioner for 13 years, and later running a successful primary health care centre at the Umlazi township in Durban. After completing a master’s in business administration (MBA) from Wits Business School, she spent two years at HSBC Investment Bank in the Corporate Finance & Advisory department in Johannesburg. She’s been in business for 28 years through the Mbekani Group that she founded in 1996, whilst still in medical practice.