Directors’ Symposium 2023

Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) , 23 & 24 August 2023

The 6th Directors’ Symposium will took place on the 23rd and 24th August 2023 at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT).

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Dear MACE members,
We are excited to inform you that the 6th Directors’ Symposium will take place on the 23rd and 24th August 2023 at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT).
The symposium will feature a distinguished line-up of speakers. The event will include keynote speeches, panel discussions, and interactive workshops that will cover a range of topics relevant to marketing and communication, branding, alumni and fundraising.
The event will be a valuable opportunity for you to gain insights into the latest trends and best practices in the higher education sector.

Host: Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)
Facilitator: Professor Anesh Singh
Date: 23 & 24 August 2023
Venue: CPUT – Granger Bay Campus
Times: 9:30 on 23 August 2023 to 14:00 on 24 August 2023
Theme: Sustainability in a changing Higher Education landscape
Cost: R500 Per Delegate (Delegates are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements)

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Who Should Attend?

  • Executive Directors
  • Directors
  • Deputy Directors
  • Managers
    in Marketing, Advancement and Communication at HE and TVET Institutions in South Africa


Enquiries | 066 304 6666 | 084 681 5281

Meet the

Speakers and Panellists

Our speakers include seasoned private sector and higher education experts.

Professor Anesh Singh

Programme Facilitator

Professor Anesh Singh

Director: Institutional Advancement at University of the Western Cape

Shelagh Gastrow


Ms. Shelagh Gastrow

Advisor to the Higher Education, Non-Profit and Philanthropy Sectors
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Chantal Janneker


Ms. Chantal Janneker

Senior Director: Communication and Marketing

Victor Khangale


Mr. Victor Khangale

Integrated Communications: Alumni Relations

Mr Nell Ledwaba


Mr. Nell Ledwaba

Senior Manager: Faculty Coordination & Alumni Relations

John Bowles


Mr. John Bowles

Founder and Director
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Nonku Pitje


Ms. Nonku Pitje

Chief Growth Officer: Discovery Health & Head of Group Strategic Client Solutions Hub
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Gary Ndlovu


Mr. Gary Ndlovu

Artificial Intelligence: ChatGPT panellist

James Kidd


Mr. James Kydd

Artificial Intelligence: ChatGPT Panellist


Professor Vukosi Marivate

Associate Professor of Computer Science
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Dr Sibusiso Chalufu


Dr Sibusiso Chalufu

NWU Executive Director: Student Life & Transformation & President: South African Association of Senior Student Affairs Professionals (SAASSAP)
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