From Boardroom to Classroom: Shaping the Future at Execs Back to School 2024

We are delighted to announce that our fifth annual Execs Back to School event, generously sponsored by Sphere Holdings, will be held in October 2024. This exclusive event brings together business executives and school principals for a day of meaningful dialogue, collaboration and action.

Why It Matters

As leaders in business, you understand the importance of investing in the future workforce. Execs Back to School offers you a unique opportunity to align corporate goals with social responsibility by addressing challenges in South Africa’s education system.

Execs Back to School is not just an event but a catalyst for change. By engaging directly with school principals and communities, you will gain invaluable insights to inform strategic decision-making that can make a real difference in education.

What to Expect

Prepare for a day filled with collaboration and inspiration. Interact with passionate school leaders, immerse yourself in the realities of education in South Africa and explore innovative ways to create positive change.

Event Highlights

  • Engaging in dynamic discussions with school principals and community members
  • Gaining firsthand insights into the challenges facing South African schools
  • Exploring exciting collaboration opportunities between the business and education sectors


Organisers and Previous Participants Speak

“Education is a catalyst to success – so tackling the issues we face in education is a no-brainer. It requires the attention of the entire value chain, and it requires a consolidated vision, effort and a focus on partnership. The onus is on us to propel positive change.’’ Komala Pillay, CEO of Citizen Leader Lab

‘’The drop-out rates, literacy rates, coupled with the fact that many of our high schoolers are not choosing mathematics, can fill you with hopelessness. But I believe that the involvement of business in education can change this trajectory. Itumeleng Kgaboesele, CEO of Sphere Holdings

‘’I was inspired by the passion and dedication of the school principals who focus their energy on developing learners to be the next future shapers – despite the many challenges they face.’’ Derain Pillay, General Manager of Honeywell

‘’I had the opportunity to be part of the change we want to see in our schools. To be in service of another leader, to become part of a community.’’ Nonhlanhla Mbele, Financial Manager at Hot Slots

Mark your calendars for 16 October 2024. For inquiries on how you can participate or become a media partner, please email