Survive
and thrive

10-part business webinar series

With many small to medium-sized businesses under severe threat of closure as a result of the lockdown restrictions, what measures can you adopt to make sure your business survives and thrives during COVID-19 and beyond?

As investment managers witnessing the financial impact of the pandemic on so many businesses, we are focused on providing you with access to informative business content to help guide you through the challenging landscape.

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The series will present a blueprint of strategies you can adopt to boost your business’s longevity and agility during this period of uncertainty. The Survive and thrive webinar series is brought to you by the Allan Gray Umbrella Retirement Fund.

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As operations resume, businesses will be focused on implementing the turnaround strategies required to adapt to an ever-changing environment. Reignite your business potential with video recordings from our series and other business-related webinars and insights.

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Finding the right equity partner for your business

by Saleem Sonday on 22 October 2020

In the eighth of 10 webinars in the Survive and thrive series, brought to you by the Allan Gray Umbrella Retirement Fund, we examine the matters business owners should consider in order to secure the right fit in an equity partner.

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COVID winners: Lessons from thriving businesses

by Saleem Sonday on 08 October 2020

In the seventh of 10 webinars in the Survive and thrive series, brought to you by the Allan Gray Umbrella Retirement Fund, we chat to the leaders of businesses that have thrived during the pandemic about the key factors that helped foster their growth and succes...

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Safeguarding your business brand during uncertainty

by Saleem Sonday on 17 September 2020

In the sixth of 10 webinars in the Survive and thrive series, brought to you by the Allan Gray Umbrella Retirement Fund, we explore what a brand is and how businesses can protect and grow their brands during times of uncertainty and beyond.

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Keeping future fit through uncertain times

by Saleem Sonday on 04 September 2020

In the fifth of 10 webinars in the Survive and thrive series, brought to you by the Allan Gray Umbrella Retirement Fund, we explore the leadership qualities required to sustain and grow your business through extreme uncertainty. 

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A business playbook for remaining people positive through COVID-19

by Saleem Sonday on 19 August 2020

In the fourth of 10 webinars in the Survive and thrive series, brought to you by the Allan Gray Umbrella Retirement Fund, we delve into strategies leaders can adopt to keep their people engaged, and feeling connected as the world of work evolves. 

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Leveraging innovation and technology for a strong recovery

by Saleem Sonday on 06 August 2020

In the third of 10 webinars in the Survive and thrive series, brought to you by the Allan Gray Umbrella Retirement Fund, we explore how to leverage technology and innovation to enhance your business value proposition during COVID-19 and beyond.

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Financing your business beyond relief funding

by Saleem Sonday on 23 July 2020

In the second of 10 webinars in the Survive and thrive series, brought to you by the Allan Gray Umbrella Retirement Fund, we delve into financing your business beyond relief funding and explore alternative ways to generate funding for your enterprise.

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Fight or flight – deciding on the next steps for your business

by Saleem Sonday on 26 June 2020

In the first of 10 webinars in the Survive and thrive series, brought to you by the Allan Gray Umbrella Retirement Fund, you discover what steps to consider taking to help your business prosper in a post COVID-19 world.

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Resilience and reinvention: The business currency for COVID-19

by Saleem Sonday on 06 April 2020

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on small and big businesses will undoubtedly linger for months to come. And while the uncertainty is daunting, an opportunity emerges for businesses to rethink the way they operate.

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30 October 2020, 10:00

Webinar 9: COVID-19 – The macroeconomic risks impacting your business

Join host, Andile Khumalo, in conversation with economic strategist, Thabi Leoka and Allan Gray economist, Sandy McGregor.

Speaker

Thabi Leoka

Thabi is an economist who has worked for various organisations in the financial sector. She is a non-executive director of MTN SA, Small Business Institute and ACT-Afrique. She is also on the advisory board of Deloitte SA. Thabi was recently appointed to the Public Investment Corporation Commission of Inquiry by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Speaker

Sandy McGregor

Sandy joined Allan Gray as an investment analyst and economist in October 1991. Previously, he was employed by Gold Fields of South Africa Limited in a variety of management positions for 22 years. He was a director of Allan Gray Limited from 1997 to 2006.

12 November 2020, 10:00

Webinar 10: Positioning your business for success

Join host, Andile Khumalo, former Investec CEO, Stephen Koseff, Natasha Sideris, founder and CEO of The Tashas Group, and Ralph Mupita, president and CEO of the MTN Group, as they discuss strategies for setting your business up for success beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaker

Natasha Sideris

Natasha is the CEO and founder of The Tashas Group. She opened her first restaurant in 2005 and today, there are 17 Tashas located in South Africa and another five in the UAE. Following on the success of the franchise, Natasha created three other restaurant concepts – Avli by tashas, Flamingo Room by tashas and Galaxy Bar.

Speaker

Stephen Koseff

Stephen is the former CEO of the Investec Group. He is currently the chairman of BidCorp Ltd and co-chair of the Youth Employment Service (YES). In 2017, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Commerce degree by the University of the Witwatersrand. Stephen is also a non-executive director of the Investec Australia Property Fund.

Speaker

Ralph Mupita

Ralph is currently the group president and CEO of the MTN Group, having joined the company in 2017 as CFO, following a stint as CEO of Old Mutual Emerging Markets. He has been instrumental in stabilising the MTN Group’s financial performance, and was named CFO of the Year in 2019.

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Visit our resources page to access additional information and guides to help your business survive and thrive in a post-COVID world.

Resources

NAVIGATING THE CRISIS 
A survival checklist
for your enterprise

Santa Clara University

FutureNOW
The Guidebook

John Sanei

Beyond COVID-19
What will define
the "new normal"

EY.com

Design thinking for sales
10 key principles

Selling as your customers are changing

Rapelang Rabana

COVID-19:
3 ways businesses can find growth opportunities during the crisis

Knowledge @Wharton

Innovation in a crisis:
Why it is more critical than ever

McKinsey & Company

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