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Charmaine Shangase
062 237 0764

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08 Nov 2023


8:20 am - 1:00 pm

Healing our Society – HR’s Critical Role Online Half-Day Seminar

South Africa grapples with formidable challenges: escalating poverty, widespread unemployment, particularly among the youth, substandard educational systems, inadequate energy production, persistent crime and corruption, and faltering service delivery.

These daunting obstacles, according to various experts, are ticking time bombs threatening the stability of the nation. Yet, amidst these crises, societal impact, one of the three core elements of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), has largely been overlooked, as recently highlighted by Financial Mail.

Does HR have a significant role to play in this scenario? Indeed, HR departments don’t simply have a role, they have an urgent responsibility. Perfectly poised at the strategic crossroads of organisations,

HR departments hold the potential to steer companies towards making meaningful differences within their communities and society at large.

Benefits of participation

In attending this online seminar on “Healing our Society- HR’s Critical Role”, you will gain a better understanding of HR’s responsibility in alleviating hardships and in addition will learn from case studies, approaches, strategies and initiatives that can be modified and implemented in your organisations and communities. For example:

  • How HR can create and facilitate an ethical and just society.
  • Improving financial literacy of employees and communities.
  • The role HR can play in facilitating youth employment opportunities in the community.
  • Making a difference in deprived / traumatised
  • Creating decent work.The what, why and how?


Registration Fees:

Registration fees exclude VAT.
Registration fees include refreshments, lunch and a copy of the speaker slides.

8 November 2023 • Half-day Seminar • R2 500.00 Excl VAT.




Hourly Schedule

8 November 2023

08:20 - 08:30
Warm Welcome and Introduction
08:30 - 09:10
The HR professional’s role and responsibility in creating and facilitating and ethical and just society
Penny Milner-Smyth, Director, Ethicalways
09:10 - 09: 50
Improving financial literacy of employees and communities
Tshego Bokaba, Group CSI Manager, Momentum Metropolitan Foundation
09: 50 - 10:30
Socio economic realities – Why HR departments must get more involved – Now!
Dr Louise Van Rhyn, Social Entrepreneur, Designer of Partners for Possibility – an innovative leadership development and nation building process for business and school leaders in South Africa
10:30 - 10:50
Tea Break
10:50 - 11:30
The ticking timebomb – Youth unemployment. The role HR departments can play in facilitating youth employment opportunities in the community
Linda Van Der Loo, Executive Partner Learning Innovation, Blue Pebble Consulting AND Maymoona Ismail, Senior Learning Implementation Specialist (India)
11:30 - 12:10
HR’s challenges to engage and making a difference in deprived / traumatised communities – Case Study: How leading HR departments got involved in the aftermath of recent violence and floods in KZN
Dr Thuli Tabudi, Group Human Resources Executive, The Spar Group AND Arnold Mbeje, Group HR Executive, The Lion Match Company
12:10 - 12:50
Creating decent work
Dr Esli Kekana, OD and Talent Manager, Barron
12:50 - 13:00
Wrap-up and closure


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