Event date: 20 April 2016
Cape Town members participated in a dynamic Chamber event focusing on the ever relevant topics of diversity and mobility in the workplace. Judith Haupt from CONTRACT South Africa and Dr Layo Seriki from CIELARKO Management Consulting explained that diverse teams will either perform exceptionally well, or exceptionally badly. They provided members with some insight into how diversity within teams can be a powerful strength if approached with the right attitude. Up next was a lively panel discussion on immigration and mobility, with perspectives from immigration practitioners Tracy du Plessis from Relocation Africa, Swaane Motsoenyane from Santa Fe Relocation, ENSAfrica lawyer Zahida Ebrahim and Area Head of Talent for British American Tobacco, Monique Lamberts. Audience members shared some of their own immigration challenges and our expert panelists illuminated an often confusing subject. Topics such as changes to South Africa’s Immigration Act, the obstacles encountered when moving talent around the Southern Africa region, and how immigration law relates to other areas of law – labour, taxation etc, were tackled with thoroughness and candour.