The Alumni Office of the University of Stellenbosch Business School offers Masterclasses for alumni, students, executives and all those interested in improving their knowledge and skills in a series of topics, or those who are curious about topics offered in USB programmes. USB academics and experts facilitate these 4-hour workshops, designed to contextualise theory, models and frameworks with practical application in the workplace and for personal benefit.

Join us for this USB Alumni Masterclass with Michael Lee, which takes place just before the 50th anniversary of Chris Barnard's heat transplant breakthrough.

Michael has put together a Masterclass about the future of humans in association with technology. He also has a 50th anniversary special edition of his book Heartbeat (currently being translated into Russian) being launched next year as well.

He is also working on a work with a neurosurgeon about the future of head transplants, a topic in the news recently. During this Masterclass he will look at past and future breakthroughs in human wellness through technology.

Since 2005, Michael Lee has been CEO of the ATM Industry Association, a global non-profit trade association with over 10 000 individual members in 67 countries. He is a qualified futurist and has written Knowing our Future - the startling case for futurology and Codebreaking our Future - deciphering the future's hidden order (both available on Amazon).

Earlier this year, he exhibited 60 original oil paintings at the Cape Town waterfront. He wrote Heartbeat, a documentary novel memorialising the first human heart transplant in 1967 as well as a science fiction novel about the rise of cyborgs called Strange Time in Tokyo, among other works (see for more information).

Lee also serves on the Business board and Futurists board of Lifeboat Foundation – Safeguarding Humanity ( and was recently selected for the USB Futures Alumni Committee.

Date: Friday, 3 November 2017

  • Registration: 8:00 (refreshments)
  • Workshop: 08:30 - 13:30

Venue: Room 2058, USB, Bellville Park Campus, Tyger Valley business district, northern Cape Town | Directions

Cost: R400.00