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Leading South African businesswoman Dr Gloria Serobe will set the tone for a critical conversation around ‘value-based leadership’ to be held at Nelson Mandela University on Thursday, 19 May.

The Inaugural Archbishop Thabo Makgoba Development Trust Lecture will take the form of a conversation to allow for “substantive intergenerational interaction” between three young academics and Dr Serobe (pictured left). They will be hoping to unpack the viability and value of ethical leadership in the face of the challenges being experienced by South Africa.

The hybrid event from 4.30 to 6.30pm on Thursday, 19 May 2022, will be anchored by Dr Serobe, an advocate of social equity, fairness, justice and equality, who is deeply committed to building a stronger economy for South Africa through value-based leadership.

Dr Serobe’s business acumen coupled with her unflinching integrity has seen her receive many accolades, making the Mandela University 2021 honorary doctorate recipient an ideal choice for the inaugural lecture.

The Anglican Archbishop and his family will also be in attendance, along with the University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Sibongile Muthwa.

“As Nelson Mandela University, we are privileged to be able to host this critical interaction around ethical leadership and women in leadership from a scholarly perspective. We’re expecting substantive intergenerational interaction,” said Professor Pamela Maseko, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, which will be hosting the event.

Apart from the annual lecture, the Archbishop Thabo Makgoba Development Trust, will also be instigating an endowment be awarded to a final-year student whose essay or publication of Best Practices on Value Based Leadership is potentially useful to both society and future research.  


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