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The British Chamber of Business Southern Africa cordially invites you to an insightful breakfast seminar on the state of South Africa post-29 May 2024, featuring esteemed speaker Greg Mills.

Dr. Greg Mills is a distinguished scholar and practitioner in international affairs, with a wealth of experience in fostering reform across the African continent. His extensive background includes directing reform projects for various African governments, advising on economic development strategies, and contributing significantly to literature on African governance and development. You are welcome to peruse Dr. Greg's bio under "speakers".

Join us as Dr. Mills shares his expertise and insights into the current state of South Africa, drawing from his vast experience and latest research. This seminar promises to offer valuable perspectives on the country's future trajectory and opportunities for growth.

Date: Monday, 27 May 2024

Time: 07:00 am to 10:30 am

Venue: Henley Africa Campus, 1 Witkoppen Rd, Paulshof, Johannesburg, 2191

Your participation will enrich the discussion and contribute to a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing South Africa in the near future.

Cost: R 180.00 excl VAT. (Member price) R 300.00 excl VAT (Non-member price)

Kindly RSVP to confirm your attendance to admin@bcbafrica.com

We look forward to welcoming you to this engaging event.


  • Dr. Greg Mills (Director of Brenthurst Foundation)

    Dr. Greg Mills

    Director of Brenthurst Foundation


    Dr Greg Mills heads the Johannesburg-based Brenthurst Foundation, established in 2005 by the Oppenheimer family to strengthen African economic performance.

    He holds degrees from the Universities of Cape Town (BA Hons) and Lancaster (MA cum laude, and PhD), and was, first, the Director of Studies and then the National Director of the SA Institute of International Affairs from 1994-2005.

    With Brenthurst he has directed numerous reform projects in African heads of government, including Rwanda (2007-8), Mozambique (2005-11), Swaziland (2010-11), Malawi (2012-14, and again 2020/1), Kenya (2012 and 2020), Lesotho (2008; 2019-20), Liberia (2006/7), Zambia (2010; 2016), Zimbabwe (2009-13), Ghana (2017), Ethiopia (2019-20), Nigeria (2017-18), and almost continuously at various levels of government in South Africa from the Foundation’s outset. He also sat on the Danish Africa Commission and on the African Development Bank’s high-level panel on fragile states, and served four deployments to Afghanistan with the British Army as the adviser to the commander.

    He has also worked extensively in Colombia, and with a variety of African governments in both improving the conditions for peacebuilding and investment, including through the Zambezi Protocol on the natural resource sector.
    A member of the advisory board of the Royal United Services Institute, he is the author of the best-selling books Why Africa Is Poor and Africa’s Third Liberation, and together with President Olusegun Obasanjo Making Africa Work: A Handbook for Economic Success. In 2018 he completed a second stint as a visiting fellow at Cambridge University, in producing a book on the state of African democracy, which was published as Democracy Works in 2019. The Asian Aspiration: Why and How Africa Should Emulate Asia (again with President Obasanjo and former Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn) followed in 2020, which identifies the relevant lessons from Asia’s development and growth story. His writings won him the Recht Malan Prize for Non-Fiction Work in South Africa.

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