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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Executive Chairman

CEO & Executive Dean: Research and Institutional Partnerships

Executive Dean: Academic

Executive Dean: Strategy and Stakeholder Engagement

Executive: Operations

Executive: Growth and Sustainability

Executive: Governance / Registrar

Executive: Secretariat and Events

LATEST READS

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22 Jun: ALUMNI ALERT: A catch-up with Dr Shina Akeem Oyewale, The Institute’s Doctoral alumnus…

  “… [To] the youths of Nigeria, those on the streets hoping strongly for opportunities and guidance to unleash their potentials. You are not voiceless. You are being heard. The Motherland needs you. You should also hearken to her appeal and hold your destinies in your hands. This work gives you a tool. Please use it.”  – A dedication, by Dr Shina Akeem Oyewale    Youth unemployment is a global issue and of enormous concern. It is even acutely pronounced in South Africa where youth unemployment figures are currently sounding critical alarm bells. The issue, however, and as aforementioned, is not limited to South Africa. Northwards, on the Gulf of Guinea, on the Western Coast of Africa, the Nigerian nation is faced with the same conundrum. Many a people have sounded suggestions that businesses or corporates could play a role in reducing unemployment figures. From the academic space, individuals have been researching…

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08 Jun: Alumni Showcase: Meet with Therasinamurthie Perumal Govender

Getting to know DaVinci’s Doctoral alumnus, Therasinamurthie Perumal Govender from the class of 2021   Dr Therasinamurthie Perumal Govender, a seasoned and respected leader, is the current Managing Director at TEK-MATION Training Institute. Dr Govender, in a recent engagement, shared the tale of his remarkable journey…     Please give us a brief overview of your career to date. My name is TP Govender (otherwise known as Dave), a Managing Director at TEK-MATION Training Institute. My areas of specialisations are Process Automation and Control Engineering, Engineering Fabrication, Pulp and Paper Technology and Oil and Gas Processing. I have progressed through my career as an artisan, technician, and engineer from the factory floor to my present position. A call to academia was the next providential step for me and I spent the best part of eight years in the Department of Electronic Engineering at the Durban University of Technology. I have…

7 June 2022
06 Jun: Anthony Letsoalo-Mphogo: The need for agility

The need for agility in building a sustainable culture of business innovation, writes Anthony Letsoalo-Mphogo, DaVinci’s Business Development Manager Apart from its disastrous effects, the Covid-19 pandemic has drastically influenced a number of organisations to recognise the importance of embracing agility. This being a crucial ingredient if organisations are to start developing a sustainable culture of innovation. For some organisations, innovation may have been a relatively daunting concept to tap into. While for others, it may have been mentioned in passing without being strategically and purposefully implemented or advanced to its fullest capacity. Yet, over the last two and a half years, organisations and people have had few options but to embrace the discovery of new ways of being, doing, and leading. Therefore, allowing for innovation to gain a foothold in more novel and creative ways that may have a greater impact on organisational growth, sustainability, and operational efficiency. Clearly…

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01 Jun: A Q&A with The Da Vinci Institute’s Doctoral alumnus Dr Renaldo de Jager

A Q&A with The Da Vinci Institute’s Doctoral alumnus Dr Renaldo de Jager   Please give us a brief overview of your career to date. I have just over two decades of work experience as an International Management Consultant, during which time I successfully delivered projects in most industries and in various countries around the world.   Your thesis is titled: “An integrated approach to management as a mechanism to enhance the efficiencies of manufacturing concerns in the Gauteng province.” Please provide us with a blurb on the purpose of this research and its contribution. The GDP [Gross domestic product] of South Africa has been decreasing year-on-year since 2012. Since the productivity of a country is measured by its GDP, statistics imply that productivity in South Africa is on the decline, and thus affecting the economic growth of South Africa, which has also been in decline year-on-year since 2012. Parenthetically,…

20 May: JOB OPENING – Business Developer

POSITION TITLE – Business Developer Overview As the Business Developer, you will be responsible for developing and diversifying business within The Institute, in order to increase revenue and to guarantee the growth and sustainability of the business. This includes securing new business, managing ongoing relationships including renewal of contracts with an aim of growing income generated by, amongst others, short courses and customised interventions. Responsibilities for this role are as follows: · developing and executing growth strategies and plans · managing and retaining relationships with existing clients · increasing client base (corporate and individual enrolments) · having an in-depth knowledge of business products and value proposition · writing business proposals · negotiating with stakeholders · identifying and mapping business strengths and customer needs · carry out sales forecasts and analysis and present findings · researching business opportunities and viable income streams – including new markets, growth areas, trends, clients and…

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22 Jun: ALUMNI ALERT: A catch-up with Dr Shina Akeem Oyewale, The Institute’s Doctoral alumnus…

  “… [To] the youths of Nigeria, those on the streets hoping strongly for opportunities and guidance to unleash their potentials. You are not voiceless. You are being heard. The Motherland needs you. You should also hearken to her appeal and hold your destinies in your hands. This work gives you a tool. Please use it.”  – A dedication, by Dr Shina Akeem Oyewale    Youth unemployment is a global issue and of enormous concern. It is even acutely pronounced in South Africa where youth unemployment figures are currently sounding critical alarm bells. The issue, however, and as aforementioned, is not limited to South Africa. Northwards, on the Gulf of Guinea, on the Western Coast of Africa, the Nigerian nation is faced with the same conundrum. Many a people have sounded suggestions that businesses or corporates could play a role in reducing unemployment figures. From the academic space, individuals have been researching…

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08 Jun: Alumni Showcase: Meet with Therasinamurthie Perumal Govender

Getting to know DaVinci’s Doctoral alumnus, Therasinamurthie Perumal Govender from the class of 2021   Dr Therasinamurthie Perumal Govender, a seasoned and respected leader, is the current Managing Director at TEK-MATION Training Institute. Dr Govender, in a recent engagement, shared the tale of his remarkable journey…     Please give us a brief overview of your career to date. My name is TP Govender (otherwise known as Dave), a Managing Director at TEK-MATION Training Institute. My areas of specialisations are Process Automation and Control Engineering, Engineering Fabrication, Pulp and Paper Technology and Oil and Gas Processing. I have progressed through my career as an artisan, technician, and engineer from the factory floor to my present position. A call to academia was the next providential step for me and I spent the best part of eight years in the Department of Electronic Engineering at the Durban University of Technology. I have…

7 June 2022
06 Jun: Anthony Letsoalo-Mphogo: The need for agility

The need for agility in building a sustainable culture of business innovation, writes Anthony Letsoalo-Mphogo, DaVinci’s Business Development Manager Apart from its disastrous effects, the Covid-19 pandemic has drastically influenced a number of organisations to recognise the importance of embracing agility. This being a crucial ingredient if organisations are to start developing a sustainable culture of innovation. For some organisations, innovation may have been a relatively daunting concept to tap into. While for others, it may have been mentioned in passing without being strategically and purposefully implemented or advanced to its fullest capacity. Yet, over the last two and a half years, organisations and people have had few options but to embrace the discovery of new ways of being, doing, and leading. Therefore, allowing for innovation to gain a foothold in more novel and creative ways that may have a greater impact on organisational growth, sustainability, and operational efficiency. Clearly…

DA VINCI EVENTS

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28 Nov: Da Vinci Virtual Curiosita Colloquium | 28 June 2022

We invite you to join us at our Da Vinci Online Curiosita Colloquium | 28 June 2022 ONLINE DATE: 28 June 2022 TIME: 15:30 – 17:00 COST: No charge   PROGRAMME 15h30 – 16h20 Guest speaker presentation 16h25 – 16h50 Doctoral student presentation 16h50 – 17h00 Final Closing   GUEST SPEAKER: Ms Connie Bloem “The future of a financial instruments in a decentralised and global marketplace.” Connie is currently Co-Founder and Executive Head of Mesh.  Mesh is intended to be a decentralised, global marketplace and financial market infrastructure for all financial instruments. Through Mesh Connie gets the opportunity to provide access to all companies and people to the world’s financial assets in one marketplace. Connie has a passion for transforming capital markets and the financial industry through the use of technology driven solutions. She uses her educational background together with leading methodologies such as lean startup, design thinking and agile product…

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30 Jun: THINK TANK DIALOGUE | CO-CREATING A NEW REALITY FOR SUPPLY CHAIN IN SOUTH AFRICA

The Da Vinci Institute and The South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) are co-hosting a webinar series which commenced on the 14th of June, with the next session on the 21st of June and the last session on the 30th of June 2022, on the topic of “Co-Creating a Sustainable Logistics Network (New Reality for South Africa)”.

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28 Nov: Da Vinci Virtual Curiosita Colloquium | 28 June 2022

We invite you to join us at our Da Vinci Online Curiosita Colloquium | 28 June 2022 ONLINE DATE: 28 June 2022 TIME: 15:30 – 17:00 COST: No charge   PROGRAMME 15h30 – 16h20 Guest speaker presentation 16h25 – 16h50 Doctoral student presentation 16h50 – 17h00 Final Closing   GUEST SPEAKER: Ms Connie Bloem “The future of a financial instruments in a decentralised and global marketplace.” Connie is currently Co-Founder and Executive Head of Mesh.  Mesh is intended to be a decentralised, global marketplace and financial market infrastructure for all financial instruments. Through Mesh Connie gets the opportunity to provide access to all companies and people to the world’s financial assets in one marketplace. Connie has a passion for transforming capital markets and the financial industry through the use of technology driven solutions. She uses her educational background together with leading methodologies such as lean startup, design thinking and agile product…

Stars nebula, beautiful and colorfull explosive in space
30 Jun: THINK TANK DIALOGUE | CO-CREATING A NEW REALITY FOR SUPPLY CHAIN IN SOUTH AFRICA
The Da Vinci Institute and The South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) are co-hosting a webinar series which commenced on the 14th of June, with the next session on the 21st of June and the last session on the 30th of June 2022, on the topic of “Co-Creating a Sustainable Logistics Network (New Reality for South Africa)”.

ALUMNI IN THE NEWS

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22 Jun: ALUMNI ALERT: A catch-up with Dr Shina Akeem Oyewale, The Institute’s Doctoral alumnus…

  “… [To] the youths of Nigeria, those on the streets hoping strongly for opportunities and guidance to unleash their potentials. You are not voiceless. You are being heard. The Motherland needs you. You should also hearken to her appeal and hold your destinies in your hands. This work gives you a tool. Please use it.”  – A dedication, by Dr Shina Akeem Oyewale    Youth unemployment is a global issue and of enormous concern. It is even acutely pronounced in South Africa where youth unemployment figures are currently sounding critical alarm bells. The issue, however, and as aforementioned, is not limited to South Africa. Northwards, on the Gulf of Guinea, on the Western Coast of Africa, the Nigerian nation is faced with the same conundrum. Many a people have sounded suggestions that businesses or corporates could play a role in reducing unemployment figures. From the academic space, individuals have been researching…

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08 Jun: Alumni Showcase: Meet with Therasinamurthie Perumal Govender

Getting to know DaVinci’s Doctoral alumnus, Therasinamurthie Perumal Govender from the class of 2021   Dr Therasinamurthie Perumal Govender, a seasoned and respected leader, is the current Managing Director at TEK-MATION Training Institute. Dr Govender, in a recent engagement, shared the tale of his remarkable journey…     Please give us a brief overview of your career to date. My name is TP Govender (otherwise known as Dave), a Managing Director at TEK-MATION Training Institute. My areas of specialisations are Process Automation and Control Engineering, Engineering Fabrication, Pulp and Paper Technology and Oil and Gas Processing. I have progressed through my career as an artisan, technician, and engineer from the factory floor to my present position. A call to academia was the next providential step for me and I spent the best part of eight years in the Department of Electronic Engineering at the Durban University of Technology. I have…

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01 Jun: A Q&A with The Da Vinci Institute’s Doctoral alumnus Dr Renaldo de Jager

A Q&A with The Da Vinci Institute’s Doctoral alumnus Dr Renaldo de Jager   Please give us a brief overview of your career to date. I have just over two decades of work experience as an International Management Consultant, during which time I successfully delivered projects in most industries and in various countries around the world.   Your thesis is titled: “An integrated approach to management as a mechanism to enhance the efficiencies of manufacturing concerns in the Gauteng province.” Please provide us with a blurb on the purpose of this research and its contribution. The GDP [Gross domestic product] of South Africa has been decreasing year-on-year since 2012. Since the productivity of a country is measured by its GDP, statistics imply that productivity in South Africa is on the decline, and thus affecting the economic growth of South Africa, which has also been in decline year-on-year since 2012. Parenthetically,…

Premie WEBSITE
25 Apr: COUNCIL CATCH-UP: A Q&A SESSION WITH DR PREMIE NAICKER

Dr Premie Naicker is one of The Da Vinci Institute’s Doctoral alumni, the Managing Director of FuseForward, and she serves as one of the members of The Da Vinci Institute’s council – offering her expert advice towards driving the strategy of The Institute.   Please provide us with a brief overview of your career to date.  My career spans over 25 years in IT and People Development. I have managed a few multinational software and IT companies in Sub-Saharan Africa. My current position is Managing Director at FuseForward (which is an AWS partner). In addition, I am also the Executive Director of an NGO called Computer Aid International.    What prompted your decision to become one of The Institute’s council members?  I am an alumnus of The Da Vinci Institute, and it is an honour that I now am one of the council members. Being a council member gives me…

Marlenie WEBSITE
25 Apr: ALUMNI ALERT: Meet Marlenie Moodley, one of The Institute’s Master’s Graduates

Marlenie Moodley’s academic journey ensured her remarkable mould – it sharpened Marlenie’s critical thinking and sounded her unique voice. Today she tells her story…   Marlenie is a focused, curious, and disciplined individual, who works hard at her goals. It is these attributes that contributed to her attainment of her Master’s degree. Marlenie singles out her “flexibility and self-motivation” to have helped her through this journey.   When asked to describe how her academic undertaking was, Marlenie says the past two years for her have been a challenge and adds that all the “stress and pressure is overwhelming – balancing being a new mom, wife, having a full-time job and being a part-time student. Every now and then, there were times when quitting seemed easier than continuing.” Marlenie did not quit, however, and her resilience is paying off. Her robust nature is largely linked to her working experiences, which span two…

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22 Jun: ALUMNI ALERT: A catch-up with Dr Shina Akeem Oyewale, The Institute’s Doctoral alumnus…

  “… [To] the youths of Nigeria, those on the streets hoping strongly for opportunities and guidance to unleash their potentials. You are not voiceless. You are being heard. The Motherland needs you. You should also hearken to her appeal and hold your destinies in your hands. This work gives you a tool. Please use it.”  – A dedication, by Dr Shina Akeem Oyewale    Youth unemployment is a global issue and of enormous concern. It is even acutely pronounced in South Africa where youth unemployment figures are currently sounding critical alarm bells. The issue, however, and as aforementioned, is not limited to South Africa. Northwards, on the Gulf of Guinea, on the Western Coast of Africa, the Nigerian nation is faced with the same conundrum. Many a people have sounded suggestions that businesses or corporates could play a role in reducing unemployment figures. From the academic space, individuals have been researching…

Stars nebula, beautiful and colorfull explosive in space
08 Jun: Alumni Showcase: Meet with Therasinamurthie Perumal Govender

Getting to know DaVinci’s Doctoral alumnus, Therasinamurthie Perumal Govender from the class of 2021   Dr Therasinamurthie Perumal Govender, a seasoned and respected leader, is the current Managing Director at TEK-MATION Training Institute. Dr Govender, in a recent engagement, shared the tale of his remarkable journey…     Please give us a brief overview of your career to date. My name is TP Govender (otherwise known as Dave), a Managing Director at TEK-MATION Training Institute. My areas of specialisations are Process Automation and Control Engineering, Engineering Fabrication, Pulp and Paper Technology and Oil and Gas Processing. I have progressed through my career as an artisan, technician, and engineer from the factory floor to my present position. A call to academia was the next providential step for me and I spent the best part of eight years in the Department of Electronic Engineering at the Durban University of Technology. I have…

Stars nebula, beautiful and colorfull explosive in space
01 Jun: A Q&A with The Da Vinci Institute’s Doctoral alumnus Dr Renaldo de Jager

A Q&A with The Da Vinci Institute’s Doctoral alumnus Dr Renaldo de Jager   Please give us a brief overview of your career to date. I have just over two decades of work experience as an International Management Consultant, during which time I successfully delivered projects in most industries and in various countries around the world.   Your thesis is titled: “An integrated approach to management as a mechanism to enhance the efficiencies of manufacturing concerns in the Gauteng province.” Please provide us with a blurb on the purpose of this research and its contribution. The GDP [Gross domestic product] of South Africa has been decreasing year-on-year since 2012. Since the productivity of a country is measured by its GDP, statistics imply that productivity in South Africa is on the decline, and thus affecting the economic growth of South Africa, which has also been in decline year-on-year since 2012. Parenthetically,…

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