Join the debate: From Pikoli to Carrim

2013-10-30 09:12

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As part of their regular diary of forums, the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) is hosting three more this week at their 26 Melville Road, Illovo campus.

All forums begin at 6pm sharp and you can book your spot by contacting (011) 771 4390 or emailing

1. My Second Initiation, the memoir of Vusi Pikoli as told by Mandy Weiner

Vusi Pikoli chats to journalist and author of Killing Kebble, Mandy Wiener. Pikoli takes Weiner through his years as National Director of Public Prosecutions from 2005 until 2007.

My Second Initiation traces Pikoli’s journey from his first graduation to manhood in the hills of the Eastern Cape, to his second in the corridors of power in government.

Pikoli, an advocate by profession, is the man who pursued criminal charges against the current President of South Africa Jacob Zuma and the convicted former National Police Commissioner Jackie Selebi and he provides an insider perspective on these cases and others that have dominated discussion over the years.

» October 30 at 6pm

2. Unlocking the potential of the digital economy with minister Yunus Carrim

The newly appointed minister of communications, Yunus Carrim, is on a journey to set South Africa’s information communication technology (ICT) on the high road to economic growth and social development.

The world has woken up to the certainty that ICT gives nations an indisputable edge in motivating economic development and enhancing the delivery of social services.

More people today own a mobile phone and ICT can be seen as a tool to equip the nation to address the greatest social, economic and environmental challenges.

Carrim holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours and Masters in Sociology from the University of Warwick in England and an International Diploma in Journalism from Darlington College of Technology, England.

He was the Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs for four years. The former journalist and lecturer has been a member of Parliament since 1994.

» October 31 at 6pm

3. MBA/PDBA open evening

Do you want to be a better leader? Are you not afraid of change? Are you flexible enough to adapt to new situations? If that is you then come join in for the final MBA/ PDBA Open Evening of the year.

This open evening is a chance to see if you are ready to take up the MBA/PDBA route in your career.

» October 31 at 6pm

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