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08:35 – 08:50

Mr Mondli Mbambo, President: PMSA KZN Branch
Welcome Address

08:55 – 09:40

Mr Ruben Reddy- Founder of Ruben Reddy Architects and president of the KwaZulu-Natal Institute for Architecture (KZNIA)
The schizophrenia of a built environment professional in South Africa – exposing the contradiction of our art with our context

Ruben Reddy has become a prolific figure in the transformation of the built environment combining big picture thinking and talent to deliver a portfolio of Olympic proportions – quite literally. In his volunteer capacity, as the President of KZNIA, Reddy is set to contribute to national objectives through the engagement of programmes that drive public discourse on the promotion of public spaces as solutions.

09:45 - 10:30

Dr Clive Coetzee, Economist, KZN Treasury
Infrastructure Delivery and Funding: a KwaZulu Natal Case Study

Dr Clive Coetzee is renowned as an authority on KZN's economy and for his insights into the drivers of economic development regionally, nationally and internationally. Having achieved his PhD on the topic “A Research Approach to Keeping Informed of and Monitoring Local Economic Conditions: A Kwazulu-Natal Case Study” few people are better placed to talk on growth, reasons to be optimistic about the region, and those areas where project management as a profession can add value.

Mid-morning break
10:30 – 11:00

11:00 – 11:45

Zandile Nene, National Roads Agency
SANRAL – Delivering towards Economic Growth in South Africa

During her presentation Zandile Nene focusses on the stakeholder engagement and procurement of projects in SANRAL. Zandile looks at lessons learnt; exploring both challenges and success stories.

11:50 – 12:35

Taryn van Olden, CEO: Project Management South Africa (PMSA)
Global & Continental Trends affecting Project Management in 2016

Taryn reflects on the practice and practitioner trends both globally and on the continent by exploring a variety of trendspotting publications. Ms van Olden concludes with ways in which the trends can be addressed individually and through project management practice.

12:40 – 13:40

13:45 – 14:30

Andrew Holden – Director: Classic Seminars
Lessons Learned from 25 years of project experience

During his talk Andrew Holden reflects on multiple case studies both good practises and mistakes to avoid over the lifecycle of a project; from inception to close out.

14:35 – 15:15

Mr Vusi Mazibuko, eThekwini Municipality & GM of the Moses Mabhida Stadium
Deriving Ongoing Value From Infrastructure Projects

Mr Mazibuko is instrumental in ensuring the sustainability of the Moses Mabhida stadium and formulating innovative plans to derive ongoing benefit from this World Cup 2010 investment. This is realised through development projects and partnerships, which he will illustrate in his presentation, and which highlight the importance of longevity in project benefits realisation.


08:30 – 09:15

Dr Imtiaz Sooliman - Founder: Gift of the Givers
The Best Among People are those who Benefit Mankind

From hostage negotiations to the provision of water to desperate farmers, from assisting cities in their recovery from natural disasters to helping shack-dwellers regain their dignity after losing everything to fire, aid agency Gift of the Givers has consistently illustrated its service to humanity. Besides attracting the volunteer services of some of our most expert emergency medical and rescue teams, Gift of the Givers epitomises crisis management through projects, stakeholder engagement, risk management and mastery of logistics.

09:20 – 10:05

Mr Frank Stevens– ECSA Mentor (eThekweni Water & Sanitation) & Past President of IMESA
The role of innovative technology and project management in delivering the Durban Harbour Sub-Aqueous Services Tunnel

Mr Stevens takes attendees through the
challenges faced by a typical large city service provider such as eThekwini Water and Sanitation. The presentation covers the planning and construction of the 4,5m diameter sub-aqueous tunnel which extends 800m from Durban’s Point Road to the Bluff and passes below the sea-bed at a depth of 36m. Mr Stevens provides insights into the different tunneling methods that are examples of successful projects both in South Africa and internationally.

10:10 – 10:55

Mr Andrew Thompson, Development and Sales Director, eLan Group
Effective Application of Project Management - A Case Study

The development of the Blythedale Coastal Resort project promised to bolster tourism in the KZN Region. But it came with some challenges, which were overcome through effective project management. Mr Thompson shares the lessons learned in terms of stakeholder management as well as innovation in negotiating towards resolution to achieve project success.

Mid-morning break
11:00 – 11:30

11:35 – 12:35

Panel discussion

The panel will offer their perspectives and field questions from the audience on economic drivers on the continent, in South Africa and the KZN region. The panelists discuss how these influence projects, and the role project managers can play in making these sustainable.

12:35 – 13:30

13:30 – 14:15

Dr Clive Enoch, Project Portfolio Management Consultant
Benefits Realisation Management: Changing the way we see Project Delivery

Over the years, we have seen more business centric change or transformation (rather than technology focussed) projects and programmes. Investments in projects and programmes, both human and financial, have grown significantly. In challenging economic times, it is even more imperative to ensure the benefits used to motivate and secure these investments, are realised. An approach to managing benefits realisation is offered in this presentation

14:20 – 15:05

Mr Xolani Shange,Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, The Independent Development Trust (IDT)
Measuring the Outcomes of the Hlabisa Hospital Project Delivery in KwaZulu-Natal

Mr Shange will leave the audience with an in-depth understanding of the context surrounding the conceptualisation, planning, implementation and impact thereafter of the Hlabisa Hospital Programme, where the IDT was employed as implementation agency.

15:10 – 15:55

Ms Louise Worsley, Director Pi-Cubed
Stakeholder Sensitive Projects: Learning from Projects in Southern Africa– Stories interpreted against stakeholder management models

Ms Worsley examines the myths and principles of stakeholder management and how do these apply to our own projects? Delegates will learn from projects in a variety of sectors and be introduced to stakeholder principles and a stakeholder model which may be applied in their own projects.

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