Top Changeblazers Forum 2023

Changeblazers visit the Cape Town office

Ninety One hosted 16 of our top Changeblazers at our Cape Town office for three days. Our university bursary programme supports more than 80 students and is designed to provide a platform for under-resourced, high potential matriculants to excel through financial and non-financial ‘wrap-around’ support while they are at tertiary institutions.

During the three days, colleagues from all areas of the business got involved; sharing their stories, learnings, tips and tricks for career navigation and importantly, the power of building networks. The students really appreciated the effort.

The students worked diligently on the group projects they were assigned. Topics included looking into the energy crisis in South Africa, the impact of AI on education and exploring financial education interventions for young people in South Africa.

For staff who did not get a chance to be part of this year’s programme, there will another chance next year.

“The experience was very exciting and special. It was such a great environment and we got to ask so many different people questions which was incredible. I learnt so much about the culture and what it would be like to work in the corporate world. ”

Takalani Tshivule, 2nd year Actuarial Science student

“It was inspirational, educational and exciting all at the same time.”

Aphiwe Gogotshe, 2nd year Actuarial Science student

“It was great to hear about people working on things different to what they studied, emphasising flexibility... The overall experience was great.”

Murunwa Mphephu, 2nd year Accounting Science student

“I am grateful. The three days have been very impactful and somewhat life-changing… Thank you for investing in young lives and believing in us. I am encouraged to step up, and step into spaces where I never thought I belonged.”

Keoratile Segoe, 3rd year Occupational Therapy student

“I am thankful for the experience. I really enjoyed it. I am happy I was pushed outside my comfort zone.”

Ndivhuwo Munyamela, 3rd year Mechanical Engineering student

Last updated: February, 2024