18 OCTOBER 2017

Join us for this Alumni Business Dialogue and AGM in Johannesburg where Dr Lulu Gwagwa will talk about “Infrastructure and the economy and development”.

During her talk she will discuss the following:

According to the Banking Association, infrastructure is at the heart of ongoing dialogue on sustainable, socially cohesive growth oriented development and economic competitiveness, performance and transformation. And in the development of infrastructure, the NDP warns that infrastructure investment should be made “in a structured, considered manner to prevent inappropriate initiatives, protect South Africa’s resources and ensure priority investments are efficiently implemented”.

  • The question then becomes how do we achieve these objectives?
  • How do we ensure that needs of users are appropriately understood, and appropriately served?
Experience has shown that unless infrastructure development is driven and managed by diverse teams throughout the cycle, we are not likely to achieve our goals of inclusive and innovative infrastructure. We need diverse teams at all levels: policy maker; engineers; contractors; and operators.

About the speaker

Dr Nolulamo (Lulu) Nobambiswano Gwagwa studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science where she graduated (cum laude) with an M.Sc. She then obtained a PhD from University College London.

She is currently the CEO of Lereko Investments, a black-owned investment company, and one of the principals in the Lereko Metier Capital Growth Fund. Dr Gwagwa also serves as non-executive director of FirstRand, Massmart and Sun International. She is also the Chairperson of Aurecon Africa. She recently served as the Deputy Chairperson of the Eastern Cape Planning Commission.

She is a multifaceted woman: an accomplished development planner; business leader; and philanthropist. She is a keen writer and photographer who is currently studying philosophy.

Date: Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Time: 17:30 for 18:00 (ends at 20:00)

Venue: Woodmead Country Club, Rivonia, Gauteng | Directions