PSG’s Think Big series to feature Judge Dennis Davis and Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde, among more top speakers

08 April 2021 PSG

PSG has added to its impressive line-up of bigger picture thinkers, taking part in its 2021 Think Big webinar series.

On 13 April, Judge Dennis Davis will gear his gavel towards tax consequences in our country, as South Africa’s shrinking tax base remains a source of concern. The challenges are huge but finding sustainable tax solutions will be key to the economic outcomes we achieve.

Covid-19 continues to dominate news headlines. But where are we in our pursuit of so-called “herd immunity”, and what role will our current experience have on how we approach future pandemics? Who better than an expert to give factual advice on where we are in South Africa’s journey to securing sufficient vaccine supply? Prof Shabir Madhi shares his expert views on 20 April.

Wondering what might come next for the Western Cape? Premier Alan Winde joins us to discuss some of the successes, failures, and work in progress for the province and how the province is positioning itself in response to the pandemic.

Since Covid-19 hit our shores, being positive has gained new meaning. The past year brought unique humanitarian challenges and, along with that, many learnings. How is the largest disaster response, non-governmental organisation of African origin on the African continent responding to the challenges? Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, Founder and Chairman of Gift of the Givers shares more on the great work being done to help those in need. This feel-good hour is not to be missed.

It's impossible to watch Stafford Masie, former MD of Google SA and General Manager of WeWork SA without getting excited about the opportunities that technology presents. What lessons have South Africans learnt over the past year and how can businesses ensure they are ready for the challenges the future will bring? Stafford will share his insights to help businesses prepare and manage the challenges in a world where remote work has become the norm.

Join Bruce Whitfield and top PSG executives as they delve into these conversations with speakers, raising the key questions on South Africans’ minds.

“Feedback on our Think Big series continues to be really well-received, so we are committed to continuing to add to our list of well-respected speakers and hard-hitting topics,” says PSG’s Chief Marketing Officer, Tracy Hirst.

The best seat in the house
The series is free to attend for all, and recordings are available on-demand after each interview. You can watch all the recordings to date via PSG’s YouTube channel.

Don’t miss any of PSG’s upcoming Think Big sessions. Book your free, virtual seat here.

Speakers and topics:

Topic: The future of taxation in South Africa
Tuesday, 13 April, 10h00 - 11h00

Judge Dennis Davis, Former Judge of the High Court and Judge President of the Competition Appeal Court
Gerhardt Meyer, Head: Technical Support, PSG Distribution

Register here

Topic: The future of medical vaccinations
Tuesday, 20 April, 10h00 - 11h00

Prof Shabir Madhi, Professor of Vaccinology in the School of Pathology at the University of the Witwatersrand and Director of the Medical Research Council Vaccines and Infectious Diseases Analytics Research Unit (VIDA)
Janine Johannes, Head: Group Human Resources, PSG

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Topic: The future of the Western Cape
Tuesday, 11 May, 10h00-11h00

Alan Winde, Premier of the Western Cape
Schalk Louw, Portfolio Manager & Strategist, PSG Wealth

Registrations will be open soon for the remaining webinars

Topic: The future of social support and upliftment in South Africa
Tuesday, 25 May, 10h00-11h00

Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, Founder and Chairman of Gift of the Givers
Pontsho Ramontsha, Marketing Manager: PSG Wealth

Topic: The future of remote work
Tuesday, 8 June, 10h00-11h00

Stafford Masie, Former MD of Google South Africa, General Manager at WeWork South Africa
Richard-Seton Rogers, Chief Information Officer: PSG


Quick Polls


Covid-19 may accelerate certain industry trends. What are we likely to see?


Adoption of contactless technologies and digital experiences will likely be accelerating emerging technologies further
The consumer will expect safety and precautionary measures, driving the need for enhanced surveillance policies and technologies, which may pose potential privacy concerns
Rising activism among consumers and employees could drive an increased focus on corporate purpose
Value chain disruption is likely to lead to an increase in creative partnerships, which may in turn cause organisations to further invest in developing the mindset and agility to collaborate across sectors in the ecosystem
Cost management will be a critical priority to ensure business continuity based on cash flow requirements, to manage lower margins and revenues during a downturn
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