Welcome to the
GEPF Thought Leadership Conference 2024

Musa Mabesa

(GEPF Principal Executive officer)

Dear Delegates

It is my honour and privilege to host you at this prestigious and exciting conference, the 2024 GEPF Annual Thought Leadership Conference. I look forward to welcoming you to Century City (Cape Town) in October. This conference has become a truly global event with attendees and speakers from across the globe who attend the conference and participate. We are honoured by the interest and support that we have received in making this an international event. We believe that by bringing together knowledge, expertise and experience from across the globe we will yield a unique combination of strengths and insights to meet the challenges that we face in the pension, retirement industry and prepare the industry for a better tomorrow. As delegates, you will have the opportunity to engage with speakers, ask questions, and gain valuable insights into the topics they will be covering. The conference also creates an opportunity to network and connect with fellow delegates. We believe that these interactions can lead to collaboration, inspiration, and professional growth. As the GEPF, we look forward to witnessing the dynamic discussions and knowledge sharing that will take place at the 2024 Annual Thought Leadership Conference. Finally, I would like to thank all the moderators, speakers and panellists for agreeing to participate in our conference. Your commitment to the GEPF and our conference is appreciated. Once again, we look forward to hosting you, thank you.


Conference Facilitator

Nozipho Mbanjwa-Tshabalala is the CEO of the Conversation Strategists, where she moderates global conversations that are designed to have measurable outcomes. She is known as the go-to moderator for presidential and high-level panel conversations globally.

She has moderated conversations for global bodies including the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the International Labour Organisation, the United Nations, the African Union, governments and multinationals around the world.
With an academic and practice background spanning Economics, Politics and Policy, Development, Business and Strategy, and Social Economics, she is in demand for her unique and insightful ability to facilitate complex conversations with simplicity, depth and breadth. Her prior work experience has included serving in The Presidency in South Africa, Umlambo Foundation, Tata Africa, and as an award-winning journalist at CNBC Africa.

She currently serves the LRMG Group as the Transformation Executive. Nozipho extends her leadership to various boards including LRMG (Chairperson Designate), Africa Leadership Initiative – South Africa (Non-Executive Director), TEDx Gresham Place (Advisory Board) and the BeyGOOD Global Citizen Fellowship (Advisory Council).

She enjoys the fellowship of the following prestigious institutions: Gordan Institute for Business Science’s Centre for African Management and Markets (CAMM), Young African leadership Initiative (YALI) and is a Tutu fellow. In 2019 she was named as one the Top 100 Most Influential Young Africans and one of the Top 100 Most Influential South Africans

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Conference will highlight the following
Programme Themes

A South African Outlook
2025 – 2030



Rethinking investment policies,
strategies, & portfolio’s.



Relooking at pension
schemes.Is there a need
for reinvention?



Achieving efficiencies in
pension management



Venture Capital Trends
& opportunities.



Digital transformation in
pension investing and
benefit administration.