The countdown has begun to one of South Africa’s most prestigious events: the Tomorrow’s Leaders Convention (TLC) 2016, presented by Old Mutual and Cape Media, will take place on Friday, 11 March 2016, at Emperor’s Palace in Gauteng. This year promises an extremely impressive line-up, with Mzansi’s business game changers set to motivate tomorrow’s leaders with their wealth of knowledge. The high profile programme includes Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Performance, Monitoring, Evaluation and Administration, Honourable Jeff Radebe; Stephen Manzini, Founder, Soweto Fashion; Given Mkhari, CEO, MSG Afrika Group and media mogul Khanyi Dhlomo.

“The opportunity to raise the quality of life is the biggest business opportunity,” shared President of the Republic of Rwanda, Paul Kagame told the recent 2016 World Economic Forum. Business model transformation and nurturing young talent is a global agenda, influenced by the rapid daily digital disruptions in every industry in every country. These changes herald the transformation of entire systems of production, management, operations and governance. TLC 2016 is not just about networking, but also about actively developing solutions that will bridge the economic divide in South Africa. This can only happen when veterans, experts and hungry young leaders are ready to take the baton and join forces in making social economic development a reality.

This year’s line-up consists of industry fundis, who started from the bottom and worked their way to the top in various industries, ranging from arts and culture to the financial sector. Speakers include – amongst many others – the 23-year-old social activist, Simamkele Dlakavu, South Africa’s premiere black female ballet dancer, Top Billing presenter, Lorna Maseko-Lukhele, and Chief Executive Officer of Old Mutual Wealth, Andrew Bradley.

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“Unearthing tomorrow’s leaders is what #OMTLC is all about,” says David Capel, Editor of Leadership Magazine, Cape Media. “Gone are the days where the young are tied down behind a desk from 9 – 5; it’s time to influence and ignite innovation in the millennials’ bright minds.”

“Our passion at Old Mutual is to invest in South Africa’s economic success. This is exactly why we fully support this initiative,” says Marwan Abrahams, Executive General Manager at Old Mutual. “Talent, innovation and progressive businesses can be encouraged with adequate resources, meaningful mentorship and dedication; this year we are more certain that the expected millennials are tomorrow’s leaders.”

Corporates and the public sector are invited and encouraged to nominate individuals who are able to cope exceedingly well with everyday disruptions in business, and show high leadership aptitude.

If you are a Tomorrow’s Leader or know of anyone who is, remember you have until Friday, 04 March 2016 to submit your nomination on

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Selection Criterion

Tomorrow’s Leader Selection Criteria

Tomorrow’s Leaders are the individuals in your organisation blessed with that indefinable X factor for success – the ones you know are destined for senior executive roles in your organisation, the ones whose names always come up when succession planning is discussed. In other words, Tomorrow’s Leader is an insightful visionary who consults broadly and decides firmly. Ethical but not rigid, Tomorrow’s Leader can spot and harness talent and opportunity. A creative and resourceful individual, trustworthy and emotionally intelligent, Tomorrow’s Leader is also a tactician with impeccable timing and the uncanny ability to just make things work.

  • At least 5 years’ work experience
  • Proven track record
  • Middle to upper management position
  • Under the age of 45

Young Leader Selection Criteria

Because we know that leaders are cultivated and mentored, Tomorrow’s Leaders Convention’s Alumni programme allows a new generation of Tomorrow’s Leaders to be identified. These candidates are ambitious, driven, outstanding, recently graduated under-30s who may still be finding their way or moving up the leadership ladder.

  • Recent graduate
  • Under 30
  • Record indicates without a doubt that they are bound for the boardroom