World Economic Forum
Global Risks 2013 - Do they affect South Africa? Are they different from
A panel of Risk Experts
compiles the annual Global Risk Report for the WEF.
Are these global risks relevant to South
international organisations like the WEF and Control Risks view the South
African Risk Landscape?
considering, and in some cases are actively pursuing, disinvestment from South
We were the
darlings of the world a short 15 years ago – why this RUDE AWAKENING?
The speakers and panellists
will unpack these issues and explore the new relevance for South African
Marikana, De Doorns and
Beyond – The Changing (and changed) Labour landscape and how it affects
South Africa faces continuing
and growing unemployment with growing radicalism of the work force. The
emergence of new and informal unions has turned the status quo upside down for
employers and for unions -the proverbial RUDE AWAKENING.
The speakers and panel will
explain and explore the consequences, including perception, reputation and
investment matters of the events like Marikana, De Doorns and others.
The Political Landscape:
The Impact of Mangaung – Risk or Opportunity?
The week of the ANC’s
Mangaung Conference brought about a wave of optimism about new approaches from
politicians to business; about new mining attitudes; no more nationalisation
talks, etc. Since then there has been a RUDE AWAKENING with disappointment and
Get the low-down on the risks
to business and civil society in South Africa that Mangaung has brought about.
However, is it all bad news and down side?
Are there not also
Our speaker, ably supported
by the panellists, will examine all the issues flowing from Mangaung.
Corruption: Much wider impact
than a mere Business Risk
Year after year South Africa
moves up the ladder on the global list of corrupt nations.
The RUDE AWAKENING for South
African organisations is that corruption does not only affect the parties
involved, but has much wider impacts and consequences.
This session will provide a
deeper insight into the overlooked consequences of corruption.
The Dominant Risk of 2013:
Cyber Risk (Hacking and Hacktivism)
Recent news was dominated by
cyber attacks and successful hacking of organisations as diverse as Sony, NASA
and the SABC.
military unit was identified as a culprit hacking commercial and state organs
to get competitive information.
The activist group "Anonymous” and its
associates target companies and state organs that are perceived to mistreat its
customers or clients, by hacking into and taking control of their computer
systems to achieve a particular end. This is activism by hacking or
The Pentagon is
subjected to more than three million hacking attempts per day and up to 90% of
all e-mails coming into a medium-sized South African company consists of spam.
Most South African
organisations live in complete ignorance, but the RUDE AWAKENING is the fact
that no one is immune to this insidious form of attack.