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Cape Town Leadership Conference set to Inspire

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On Saturday, 30th September, all roads will lead to the Baxter Theatre where some of South
Africa’s inspiring leaders will share their recipe of success at the
Leadership Conference, themed “Live with Purpose.” is a movement whereby current and future leaders, in their respective professional and social fields, inspires others to live with purpose. The not for profit initiative is the brainchild of Cape Town-based Zaheer Parker and Khalil Aleker.

“The conference will bring together a diverse range of speakers from all walks of life who will share
their personal stories of failure and success in the hope of leaving audience members inspired and
motivated to make a difference in their communities,” Aleker explained.

The Leadership Conference, in partnership with Old Mutual, is not a Muslims only
event and is open to all.

“One of the reasons why we started was to remind ourselves to live with
intentionality; to have this drive to reliase your true potential in life and to ulitmately live with
purpose,” Parker said.

“We are living in a world of amongst others racism and corruption which has become divisive factors
in communities. Our youth are bombarded by negative media. We invite everyone to attend our
gathering you would be able to connect and network with like-minded professionals.”

Confirmed speakers for the Leadership Conference include:

-Shafiq Morton, VOC presenter, photo-journalist and author
-Mustaq Brey, Business Leader & Philanthropist
-Fatima Jakoet, SAA Pilot
-Yaaseen Barnes, Comedian and Media Personality
-Lois Strachan, Author & Inspirational Speaker
-Bilqees Omar, Chartered Accountant & Mompreneur
-Saliegh Salaam Portfolio Manager, Old Mutual Investment Group
-Fareed Behardien Founder of the award-winning blog:

“We handpicked speakers that have phenomenal stories; top leaders in their respective fields. We
have recruited leaders in the field of entrepreneurship, media, investment, engineering, community
development, and even kung fu,” Aleker added.

Tickets are now on sale at a cost of R300 and can be purchased via Computicket and in store at
selected Shoprite and Checkers outlets.

Parker urged members of the public to get their tickets soon as only a limited number of seats are
available for the Leadership Conference.

“Although this event will showcase some of the best talent and leaders from the South African
Muslim community, we hope that this event will help build bridges and inspire audience members to
go forth and find their own story, to live with purpose and to be of benefit to society as a whole.” is a self-funded organisation – which started in July 2016 as a podcast series.
As they have grown, they have incorporated a video element to their product, and the episodes and
videos have been viewed in more than 95 countries. To date, they have interviewed over 30 current
and future leaders.

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