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Event Synopsis


Presented by Malcolm Boyd

Research on nonprofit boards and governance has developed substantially in the past decade, and important insights have emerged as scholars and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines and fields are providing rigorous and new knowledge about governance and boards. Significant progress notwithstanding, practitioners and scholars alike continue to find it a challenge to understand the complex and changing nature of nonprofit governance and the boards that engage in it.

  • Critical thought leadership is required in the following:
  • Global governance standard development
  • Synergistic codes of good practice
  • Professionalism and career paths
  • Scrutiny of governing body impact


Presented by Colin Habberton

As the world continues to experience shifts in people, politics and problems and with that the products and services people consume, causes and their need for funds must be able to compete for time, attention and support. The session will look at what it will take for organisations to remain relevant and how the for purpose sector may be best equipped to respond to the inevitable change and challenges ahead.

Participants will walk away with some insight into harnessing the change taking place around them and how technology, access to information and an open mind are keys to success in the connected, converging world we all live in. It aims to inspire leaders to recognise their strengths, develop their skills and inspire their work.


Presented by George Zacharias

The organisation of leadership structures within the Non Profit sector generally follows the strict requirements of the organisation’s governing legislation including the relevant Companies Act as well as Trust and Taxation legislation. The need to comply with legislation often leads to an organisational structure which is inflexible and not entirely suited for the optimal leadership of the organisation.

A potential Non Profit leadership model will be presented at the event, followed by a facilitated discussion during which event participants will be encouraged to give their views as well as their perspectives on future structures for the optimal leadership of Non Profit Organisations.

Malcolm R Boyd

BBA, F.Inst. D (South Africa), FAICD (Australia), CSAP

Malcolm is the Founder and Managing Trustee of Third Sector Insights NPT, a Trust registered in South Africa which focusses on training Governing Bodies and Executives on Governance issues. His exposure to both for profit and non-profit organisations has allowed him to develop a greater understanding of the differences and similarities that exist between them and to apply this knowledge in these fields. He has a passion for excellence in the non-profit sector with particular focus onto Corporate Governance, Leadership, Executive Management as well as measuring the impact of interventions in this sector. He has invested many years internationally researching and investigating the non-profit sector which is both his passion and professional activity. He lectures at Stellenbosch University Business School on matters relating to good Governance and benchmarking standards internationally. He is a sought after presenter and facilitator on applied governance issues. He is acknowledged and respected internationally as a thought leader on these matters.

He is recognised as a global leader and motivator on matters relating to Governance and trained governing bodies and executives of some of the World’s leading charities. He has developed works and material on Governance and guidelines on the subject and on monitoring and measuring performance and impact. He holds numerous University qualifications and has completed postgraduate studies at Harvard Business School in the area of Governing for Non-profit Excellence and Strategic Perspectives in Non-profit Management. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa.

Colin Habberton

B. Soc Sc, M,Phil (IKM) cum laude, F Inst. D

Colin Habberton has specialised in the fields of relationship management, loyalty programmes, social finance, social enterprise and online fundraising. He has worked in each of these disciplines both theoretically and in practice for more than 20 years. He has worked for and founded both local and international profit and non-profit organisations designing, implementing and managing multi-faceted relationship and information-oriented strategies assisting companies in wide range of industries in both South Africa and abroad.

He has contributed to a variety of publications, industry and media reviews on investor governance, institutional investing, skills development, impact of ICT on unemployment, fundraising, and loyalty and has presented at industry and client conferences around the world on the topics of social finance, social enterprise, social media, online fundraising, loyalty economics, relationship management and the perspectives they bring to business and social systems.

Colin is the founder and Managing Director of the Relativ group of companies that has played a part in the creation and development of a number of social impact projects.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa (IoDSA), and in September 2015 was involved in the initiation of cross-sector event involving a panel discussion with the founding committee members of the Code for Responsible Investing in South Africa (CRISA). In addition he was a contributor to the workshops and focus groups that led to the revision of the King Report on Governance, launched in November 2016, known as King IV.

George Zacharias

BA LLB (Rhodes) F.Inst.D Grad.ICSA ACIBM

George Zacharias is a commercial and corporate law attorney, with a particular interest in governance and corporate administration law, with specialist knowledge in the mining, oil and gas, renewal energy and non-profit sectors of the economy.

He spent 20 years  in legal counsel and company secretary positions with JSE Listed Companies before focusing on the practical implementation of corporate governance for Small and Medium Enterprises and Non Profit Organisations. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of a number of Small and Medium Enterprises in the retail, logistics and information technology economic sectors and is holds non-executive leadership positions within several Non Profit organisations.

George holds the following qualifications and Association Memberships:


  • BA LLB (Rhodes)  
  • Grad. ICSA
  • Fellow of the Institute of Directors  Southern Africa
  • Attorney of the High Court of South Africa (1988)
  • Legal Practitioner in Zimbabwe (1988)
  • Advanced Short Course in Business Rescue  (UNISA)(With Distinction)
  • Associate of the Chartered Institute of Business Management
  • Regional Chairman of the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa (IODSA)


Lingua Franca is an initiative to establish a living, evolving platform to facilitate the development of human relationships and build cross-cultural understanding fostering intellectual, spiritual and communal growth.

It is in response to the global challenges surrounding migration and the plight of those that have had to leave their home in search of safety and opportunity in other places. It was born through the realisation that every person has value to share that goes beyond what their labour is worth or what their physical needs cost.

Uhambo Foundation seeks to enable children with mobility and other disabilities to live full and satisfying lives embedded in their communities. We recognise that those who love, care for or live daily with these children depend on quality information, accessible resources, practical skills and ongoing networks of support to build their child’s strengths and pursue hopes and dreams. Most importantly they need to understand their key role to fight for the rights of their child to enjoy opportunities for development, learning, interaction and play in the wider community.

Uhambo Foundation employs a holistic approach in our community engagement. Our work is interlinked with many other services. We value these partnerships in building an inclusive society.

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