Upcoming Saturday Session: The Value of Values (20 May 2023)

About the Session

Feudal Systems…Colonization…Scramble for Africa…Atlantic Slave Trade…Revolutions (Political & Industrial) …World (and other) Wars…Wall Street Crash…Apartheid…2008 Financial Crisis…Largescale Corporate Collusion/Pollution…Covid-19 Pandemic…

Whilst vastly different in scope and impact, each of these incidents implicated people in positions of authority and/or business organisations. Understandably, this laid the foundation for what is becoming an increasingly global bias towards political, social and economic frameworks to protect the fundamental rights of human beings, entrench democratic governance systems, and uphold open markets.

And yet, companies and human beings continue to behave in dramatically short-termist ways, not only to their own but also broader society’s detriment. Why is this? And how can values be leveraged by people and businesses striving for loftier and more enduring legacies?

Join Afro Ant and Nokukhanya (Khanya) Mncwabe at the next Saturday Sessions where we’ll be exploring the value of values for business owners and professionals. Khanya is a human rights consultant, speaker and co-founder & CEO of Matawi Mead (an environmental and social impact business). In this interactive session, Khanya will help us to distinguish values from its better-known cousins, legislation, regulations and ethics, with an aim to increase your appreciation for how value systems, when foundational to your personal conduct and business operations, can facilitate smoother passage through life’s inevitable turbulence.

About the Speaker

Nokukhanya (Khanya) Mncwabe is a co-founder and CEO of Matawi, an environmental and social impact company based in Cape Town. Matawi’s mead range offers conscious consumers a less water intensive alternative to traditional alcohols, (since mead dispenses with the need to irrigate base ingredients, it offers an up to 90% water saving) while preserving Xhosa indigenous ‘iqhilika’ brewing heritage and creating income opportunities for previously disadvantaged groups – rural women and youth in particular.

Khanya also works as an independent human rights consultant, having previously been employed predominantly in the non-profit sector, assuming various research, advocacy, evaluation and policy roles within organisations including, Uganda’s Institute for Social and Economic Rights, Common Good, PEN South Africa, N’Zarama Centre for Peacebuilding, the Heinrich Boell Foundation, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, and the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.

Event Details

Seats are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Date: Saturday, 20 May 2023
Time: 09h45 for 10h00 – 12h00
Where:  Workshop 17, The Watershed, V&A Waterfront

We look forward to seeing you there!