South Africa

Original content

An exploration of the importance of the future risk manager in understanding the impact of risk leadership in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world and ethical behaviour in providing assurance on governance, risk and compliance matters.

An article by Group Chair Zanele Makhubo 

Future events 

South Africa and India RIGs joint webinar - Reputation and risk management: How to stay credible in the era of fake news and protect business operations

This is a joint webinar held by the IRM's South Africa and India RIGs, which will explore the topic of "fake news risk management" and it's various impacts on an organisation's different functions. Featuring insights from a great range of highly influential and senior speakers. 



Terence Murasiki

Terence has worked in various roles over the past 26-years, most spent in an advisory role. He is a strategy, technology, risk management and audit professional. He has previously worked for Deloitte in technology and general assurance and for SNG Grant Thornton as a senior manager (corporate governance services).

He founded the ABMI Research Institute as a company specialising in risk advisory as well as investing in the development of unique intellectual property and methods in risk management. He is well known for his innovation of the attribute-based maturity index, a fast-growing model for risk maturity, benchmarking and competency development including automation thereof.

He currently serves as a member of the IRM regional interest group for South Africa as well as serving as a small business mentor for the Black Umbrellas business incubator.


Amos Mananyetso
Amos Mananyetso is one of the foremost journalists in South Africa with a career spanning over two decades. The first half of Mananyetso’s career was spent in sports writing. However, Mananyetso has been widely published and has written in subjects ranging from: education, politics, travel, books, features, socio-economic and current affairs. Some of his work has been published by the BBC, Scotland on Sunday, Aftonbladed (Sweden), The Post (Zambia) and he was also quoted as an expert in the book, 'A Perfect Press Release ... Or Not?' by Jennigay Coetzer. Mananyetso is currently the Head of News at Daily Sun, where he is responsible for the papers overall content development for print, online and TV.

Jyoti Ruparel
Jyoti is the Chief Risk Officer at Genpact and is a Strategic Advisory Board Member for the IRM India Affiliate. Jyoti has also been a jury member on CNBC TV18's India Risk Management Awards.

Mikateko Chauke
With a career span of almost 20 years, Mika has gained experience in advertising, PR, brand communications, corporate communications, mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment promotion, stakeholder relations, creative and digital, marketing and activations. Mika has held brand communications and advertising, stakeholders relations and strategy positions in various organisations and serviced a number of clients including Absa, Capitec Bank, McDonald’s SA, Anglo American, MMI Holdings, Shell SA, Eskom, General Electric and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union.

Richard Lukacs

Richard Lukacs is a Specialist, Global Risks and Geopolitical Agenda at the World Economic Forum and is a Strategic Advisory Board Member for IRM India Affiliate

Themba Sepotokele

Themba Sepotokele is a journalist, communication strategist and media trainer with more more than twenty-seven years working in the media, government, private sector and academia. 

He held several media and strategic communications and has presented papers in various forums. He is attached to Rhodes University's Sol Plaatjie Media Leadership Institute.  

He holds a Masters in Management of Technology and Innovation from the Da Vinci Institute of Management, a Certificate in Business Communications from Unisa, a National Diploma in Journalism from Cape Peninsula University of Technology.


Date: Thursday 22nd April 2021
Time: 13.00 – 15.00 BST (14.00 – 16.00 SAST and 17.30 – 19.30 IST)
Registration: Please click here to register


Past events

Southern Africa virtual conference- Weathering the perfect storm

Please click the links to view the slides from the conference.   

Date: Tuesday 17th November 2020
Time: 09.00 - 14.30 SAST


Launching the IRM journey across Africa

Click here to view the agenda and here for the speaker's profile 

View the presentation slides here.

View the guest speaker's presentation here


The Future Risk Manager 

Date: 4th October 2018
Time: 8.30 - 13.00

BASIL READ - Meeting room: Training Centre Phase 2, 7 Romeo Street, Hughes Extension, Boksburg 


Date: 11th September  2017
Time: 10:00 - 12:00

University of Pretoria, Virtual Reality Centre, Department of Mining Engineering

Visit MyIRM for more information and to download presentations from previous meetings.

To join an IRM group, you need to log in or register.

Group Chair: Zanele Makhubu

Group Secretary: Denise Nel

Not an IRM member?

Join today »