Speech by the IRBA Chairman and photos of the event
On 4 April 2012 the Board, Education Committee and a number of guests from the firms, academia and other stakeholders gathered at The Westcliff in Johannesburg for the annual luncheon to honour the Top 10 students from the 2011 PPE. The top Support Programme candidate was also honoured at the function.
The guest speaker was entrepreneur and radio personality Pavlo Phitidis, who certainly left the guests with food for thought. The chairman of the Edcom, Mr Temba Zakuza, congratulated the students and commended their parents and support structures for raising such fine young business leaders of the future.
A number of Top 10 and support programme candidates from years past were also present, to share their experiences with the new winners. Alastair Marais, the 2010 winner, handed trophies to the new winners, and gave them some insights into how his life had been affected by being a Top 10 student.
Speech by the IRBA Chairman, Adv Willem van der Linde