Golden Key is proud to announce that the Golden Key South African Seminar hosted by the University of Pretoria, 24 - 26 September was a massive success! To see the activities and celebrate Golden Key South Africa's 10 years of existence with us! To see an overview of the seminar activities please click here. Our high profile guest speakers included Dr. Betty Siegel, Riaan Manser, Marlene Jooste, Prof. Debra Meyer and Fats Nel.
Various professional developmental workshops took place, Q & A panel discussions, networking opportunities with peers and Golden Key South Africa Corporate Partners such as Investec, Adams & Adams, Nedbank Capital, Meltwater Group and McKinsey & Company, a community service Amazing Race activity with children from Danville Rooms, a stationary drive, and a Gala event at the Voortrekker Monument.
We have reached out to Golden Key members who attended and this is what they provided:
"I felt that the seminar was very well organised, the refreshments most generous and found the staff and the steering committee to be the epitome of all that is helpful, friendly and welcoming. It was a valuable and enriching experience, and I not only gained insight into workings of various industries, but insight into myself and clarity on my career path as well.
Overall, an incredibly enjoyable experience that I would gladly recommend and repeat" - Catherine Bremmer, University of Johannesburg
"Golden Key is the home away from home, where you feel at ease and inspired to grow to new heights. It was a great success- learnt a lot and had a lot of fun" - Nicole Lardner, University of Pretoria
"The seminar was well organised, nice interaction with fellow students from other universities and great weekend atmosphere. It can only get better and better in the future. Thanks to the organisers, had a fantstic time". - Bafana Ntuli, University of Johannesburg
"I really had an amazing Heritage Day/weekend, meeting fellow GK members and being motivated!" - Azeeza Rangunwala, University of the Free State
"I felt that the seminar was really valuable as it taught me so many things I was not aware about. I also had the fear that when I finished my degree there would be no work available for me, but thanks to the conference and networking with the different companies, I saw light and have received information about a possible employer" - Eugene Davids, University of the Western Cape
"The entire conference was a success. I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of the speakers presented. Having partner representatives there was a fantastic idea" - Elizabeth Biney, University of Cape Town
"The seminar was well organised and everything was in the right place at the right time. The Golden Key Staff and steering committe did a great job" - Nonhlanhla Nyathi, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University