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Today’s Single Most Important Skill

  • 05 Aug 2020
  • 18:00 - 19:00
  • https://iiba-org.zoom.us/j/92795250938
  • 333

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"The world is changing. I probably don’t need to tell you that. What I can remind you of though, is that even before the advent of Covid-19, the world was already changing, rapidly. That change will continue during and post Covid-19." - Katlego Thaba

Now more than ever, information is easily, readily and freely available. And this presents a new and unconventional problem. A plethora and confluence of new technologies and the ambush by a global pandemic have raised the stakes and made evident and obvious, the single most important skill that organisations and individuals alike must possess, to effectively take change in their stride.

This talk will explore this one skill that soars above all others in its paramountcy when traversing the current conditions of unprecedented change; it cuts across geographies, industries, organisations, governments and individuals in its necessity and pre-eminence.

We will engage the what, the where, the when and a little bit of the how and why as pertains to this all-important skill.

About the Speaker: Katlego Thaba


Katlego Thaba is a seasoned public speaker and an actuary through the Actuarial Society of South Africa (ASSA). He currently works as a consulting actuary and manager at an advisory firm with a global footprint.

He hails from a humble background in Limpopo province having been brought up in Mamaolo Village and subsequently in Lebowakgomo township. His Christian faith and dream of becoming an actuary inspired him to transcend the limitations of his background and culminated in him obtaining an actuarial science degree from UCT in record time, becoming an actuary with ASSA and holding various leadership roles in both corporate and community settings.

Katlego is passionate about helping people and organisations transcend limitations and realize their potential. Experiences within his personal life have entrenched in him an unwavering confidence in the positive impact that inspiration, excellence and a drive to add value can have on realizing a vision and building a better society.

Public Speaking

He has spoken in many settings and to various types of audiences including:

  • International Institute of Business Analysis Southern Africa Summit, 2019
  • Keynote/inspirational talks given at two of SA’s top 4 banks
  • MetroFM
  • Gauteng Women In Insurance, Leaderwalk (2020)
  • GBC Achievers Awards (2020)
  • Small Enterprises Development Agency – SEDA (2020)
  • Radical Entrepreneurship Campaign (2020)

He speaks and performs MC duties at various events including: corporate events, book launches, wedding and inspirational talks to university and high school students.

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