Trialogue convened the fourth annual Making CSI Matter conference on Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th May 2011 at the Wanderers Club in Illovo, Johannesburg.

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Conference Programme: Day one

Tuesday 24 May 2011

Time Activity Speakers Venue
7h30 to 8h30 Conference registration and refreshments Wanderers foyer
View exhibitions Centenary Room
8h30 to 8h45 Conference opening and welcome
A warm welcome to Making CSI Matter 2011
Master of Ceremonies, Thabang Skwambane Ballroom
8h45 to 9h20 A Department of Social Development (DSD) perspective on development and CSI in South Africa. Zane Dangor, Advisor to the Minister of Social Development Ballroom
9h20 to 9h30 Shared insights and experiences in CSI and development. Dr Nomsa Masuku, Director, Corporate Social Investment, Standard Bank Ballroom
9h30 to 10h00 A conference overview: CSI trends and topics. Nick Rockey, Managing Director, Trialogue Ballroom
10h00 to 12h30 Breakaway engagement sessions
Delegates select one of three breakaway sessions:
1. Education: Interrogating models for improving learner performance. In this session we explore the benefits and challenges of the key interventions that are currently undertaken for enhancing learner performance and the most appropriate areas for corporate support.
Refreshment break provided during the session.
Dr Nick Taylor, Research Fellow, JET
Seliki Tlhabane, CEO, PROTEC
Gala Room
2. Enterprise development: The ongoing pursuit of independent and sustainable enterprise.In this session we review the scope for CSI co-operation and involvement in enterprise development. We explore both viable and inappropriate methods of support, as well as challenges in establishing sustainable entities and how to potentially overcome these. Cathy Wijnberg, Director, Fetola & Associates
Neo Mokhesi, Divisional Executive, Marketing and Corporate Affairs, IDC
Marathon Room
3. Food security: Identifying how corporates and non-profit organisations can participate effectively in the food security national road map and community-level food provision. This session outlines the food security national road map and examines the progress being made through corporate contributions and the challenges faced by roleplayers intervening in this complex but vital issue. Dr Miriam Altman, Executive Director, HSRC
Zinzi Mgolodela, Head of Transformation, Woolworths
Boundary Room
12h30 to 13h45 Seated buffet lunch Centre Court Restaurant and Garden Terrace
13h45 to 14h30 Putting people first, development lessons from Africa. Dr Pandelani Mathoma, General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Old Mutual Ballroom
14h30 to 16h30 Breakaway engagement sessions
Delegates select one of three engagement sessions:
1. Employee Community Involvement (ECI): Exploring appropriate engagement opportunities for corporates in the development sector. This session explores the appropriate strategies and interventions for companies engaging in these activities. We aim to explore how well conceived volunteerism programmes lead to real benefits for the non-profit organisations, and avert unintended negative consequences.
Mihloti Mathye, General Manager CSI, AbsaColleen du Toit, CEO, CAF Southern Africa Gala Room
2. Effective local level delivery: Collaboration at a district level to unlock resources and show measurable impact. In this session we look at how local-level collaborations can lead to functional and sustainable results. Ntjantja Ned, CEO, Hollard Foundation
Naz Hassim, Executive Director: Community Services, Midvaal Municipality
Marathon Room
3. Protection of vulnerable women and children: Investigating the requirements for sustainable, co-ordinated and high-quality services. This session examines research, funding patterns and trends relating to victim empowerment and children protection. We go on to explore how CSI programmes can contribute effectively by empowering and supporting community structures and NGOs in this developmental field.
Refreshment break provided during the sessions.
Fiona Nicholson, Programme Director, Thohoyandou Victim Empowerment ProgrammeMoipone Buda-Ramatlo, Acting CEO, Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund Boundary Room
16h30 to 19h00 Cocktail and networking function
Mingle with like-minded colleagues, enjoy drinks and snacks or just relax after a stimulating day.
Centre Court Restaurant

Conference Programme: Day two

Wednesday 25 May 2011

Time Activity Speakers Venue
7h30 to 8h30 Morning refreshments Wanderers foyer
8h30 to 8h40 Welcome Master of Ceremonies, Thabang Skwambane Ballroom
8h40 to 8h50 Shared insights and experiences in CSI and development. Dr Pandelani Mathoma, General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Old Mutual Ballroom
9h00 to 9h30 The private sector’s collective involvement in development in South Africa. Joanne Yawitch, CEO, NBI Ballroom
9h30 to 10h00 An overview of the National Development Agency’s development priorities, funding and future plans. Vuyelwa Nhlapho, CEO, NDA Ballroom
10h00 to 12h30 Breakaway engagement sessions Delegates select one of three engagement sessions:1. The NPO sector: Mobilisation of resources and capacity to ensure delivery. Against a background of the challenges faced by the non-profit sector, this session examines the capacity of NPOs to enter into meaningful partnerships with the private sector and to mobilise much needed resources for development. Ann Bown, Founder, Charisma ConsultingPhiroshaw Camay, Director, CORE Gala Room
2. Maths and science education: Sharing lessons through a Community of Practice (CoP), to show real gains in maths and science education. This session explores how a Maths and Science CoP has fostered a robust process of learning between different stakeholders, as well as some of the experiences and findings emerging from the CoP. Linda Vilakazi, CEO, BridgeMembers of maths and science CoP Marathon Room
3. The relationship between CSI and hybrid models for development. ‘Social entrepreneurship’ and commercial services that target the ‘bottom of the pyramid’ are now part of the developmental lexicon. This session aims to explain these hybrid models and their relationship with CSI.Refreshment break provided during the sessions. Dr Susan Steinman, Head of CSE, University of JohannesburgBridgit Evans, Head of Consulting, Greater CapitalPaul Zille, Business Development Practice Partner, Genesis Analytics Boundary Room
12h30 to 13h30 Seated buffet lunch Centre Court Restaurant and Garden Terrace
13h30 to 13h45 Shared insights and experiences in CSI and development. Nonkqubela Maliza, Director of Corporate and Government Affairs, Volkswagen Ballroom
13h45 to 14h15 Perspectives on corporate social investment and development in South Africa. Dr Vincent Maphai, Executive Director of Corporate Affairs and Transformation, SAB Ballroom
14h15 to 16h15 Breakaway engagement sessions
Delegates select one of three engagement sessions:1. Navigating development funding: Examining some of the key sources of development funding for the South African non-profit sector. This session takes a closer look at the sources and application of development funds such as corporates, the NDA and NDLTF, examining the characteristics, constraints and efficacy of funds flowing to the non-profit sector and how NPOs navigate the various requirements across these funds.Refreshment break provided during the sessions.
James Taylor, Development Practitioner, CDRAPeter Netshipale, Chief Director, NPO and Partnership, Department of Social Development Gala Room
2. Project impact: Beyond the talk of ‘what we invest in’ to ‘what our investments have achieved’. This session explores barriers to putting the appropriate measures in place, to sharing lessons and to ensuring effective use of precious funds. We also examine the role and responsibilities of CSI programmes and supported non-profit organisations with regard to this issue. Jerushah Rangasami, Founder and Director, ImpactConsultingGail Campbell, CEO, Zenex Foundation Marathon Room
3. The corporate contribution to HIV/Aids: Appropriate and effective support. HIV/Aids and related healthcare initiatives are by far the most popular health intervention made by CSI programmes. In this session we explore some of the latest HIV/Aids research and explore current trends, shifts in priorities and the most effective interventions for corporate support. Thabani Buthelezi, HIV/Aids Directorate, Department of Social Development
John Molefe, Senior Executive, marketing and Public Affairs, Soul City
Boundary Room
16h15 to 16h30 Close of conference



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