About the Conference

The annual SOE Conference endeavours to revitalise on the societal compact around SOEs and their future in South Africa. It creates a multistakeholder platform where SOEs, policymakers, civil society, academia, youth and business can convene to deliberate on SOE reform and rejuvenation. Building on previous conferences held since 2021, the 2023 SOE Conference aims to systematically unpack possible opportunities and risks for South African SOEs.

Objectives of the Conference

  • Disseminate information and research on up-to-date best practises that increase governance effectiveness and financial sustainability in SOEs.
  • Foster multistakeholder dialogue and consensus on measures that foster transparency, accountability and organisational resilience in SOEs.
  • Explore opportunities and risks facing SOEs in the next decade.
  • Build a network of stakeholders and stockholders interested in SOE reform.
  • Empower a network of civil society, citizens, business and other interest groupings to hold the government accountable as the shareholder of SOEs

Media Partners


Conference Speakers

Sandille Tshabalala

Co-Founder | Huruma Bantfu (Pty) Ltd

Dr Ross Harvey

Director of Research and Programmes | Good Governance Africa

Prof Nic Olivier

Director | SADC Centre for Landrelated, Regional and Development Law and Policy (CLRDP)


Prof (adj) Alex van den Heever

Chair Social Security Systems Administration and Management Studies | Wits School of Governance

Chrissy Dube

Programme Head: Governance Insights & Analytics | Good Governance Africa (GGA)

Wayne Duvenage

Chief Executive Officer | OUTA


Sibusiso Dlangalala

Director: Corporate Governance | Gauteng Department of Economic Development

Eyal Shevel

Sector Head: Corporate & Public Sector Ratings | GCR Ratings

Allan Hannie

Director | Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc


Olga Constantatos

Head of Credit | Futuregrowth Asset Management

Sibani Mngomezulu

Director | Luvivi Governance Services

Prof Barry Ackers

Research Professor, College of Accounting Sciences | University of South Africa (Unisa)


Phatu Rasivhetshele

Director: Sectoral Oversight | National Treasury


Conference starts in

16 - 17 November 2023

The Capital 15 on Orange Hotel,
Cape Town, South Africa


Our Event Schedule

2-Day Pass • Ex VAT

Cost per person

NB: Price is in South African Rand. Price displayed exclude VAT.


Target Audience

The Conference targets participants from the following industries, among others:

 • SOE RepresentativesLocal and national Government officialsPolitical party leaders and membersCivil society groups including political advocacy groups and universitiesPrivate companies including law firms and accounting firmsProfessionals such as Political Analysts, Economists, Accountants and LawyersIndividuals with a political interest

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