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Contemporary Strategy in the South African Context

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Gain insights into the political and business landscape and align your strategy to navigate its impact on business. South Africa is going through an interesting transition. The political and business landscape faces significant shifts. These shifts require a nuanced understanding of the contemporary issues which impact businesses in South Africa.

The aim of this programme is to provide a deep understanding of the South African political economy and its impact on business. The strategy and innovation landscape is significantly impacted by the global and local environment of business. External factors and shifts in the political, social technological, legal and regulatory environments all have an impact on organisations and their ability to remain relevant, competitive and to grow. The aim of this programme is to ensure that delegates are exposed to the latest developments and trends in the global political economy especially with reference to dynamic markets and South Africa.

The programme allows for delegates to understand the relationship between changes in the business environment and the need of a business to scan, understand and to innovatively respond to the changes.

How you will benefit

  • To explore and understand the interplay between strategy, politics and the local context;
  • To provide insight on the realities that shape SA's political economy and creating a framework which can assist to navigate the political complexities that will frame the national debate in years to come;
  • To identify the factors that affect the macroeconomic environment that in turn affect enterprises, customers, suppliers and competitors;
  • To demonstrate how to position ethics at the heart of organisational decision-making;
  • The application of learnings to addressing real organisational challenges and to ideate possibilities by going through the full design thinking process.

Who should attend

  • Senior managers;
  • General managers;
  • Heads of strategy;
  • Heads of corporate affairs;
  • Compliance managers;
  • Governance specialists;
  • CSI heads;
  • Stakeholder managers; and
  • Risk managers.
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