The 2015 ASRI Conference Programme Schedule

Saturday, 16 May 2015, Wanderers Club, Illovo Johannesburg

07h30 – 08h30     Registration
08h30 – 08h45     Opening Comments and Welcome
08h45 –10h15     Parallel Session 1

Panel Discussion 1: Improving Education, Training and Innovation
Voice of the Cape, #MCSC2015 Official Media Partner
Venue: Gala Room

Facilitator: Shafiq Morton, Voice of the Cape
Government: Ms Naledi Pandor, Minister: Department of Science and Technology
Labour: Mr John Maluleke, General Secretary: South African Democratic Teachers’ Union
Civil Society: Mr Ahmed Shaikh, Managing Director: Regent Business School
Civil Society: Prof Khadija Moloi, Professor: Faculty of Education (VUT)
Civil Society: Mr Phiroshaw Camay, Director: Co-operative for Resource and Education (CORE)

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Panel Discussion 2: Building Safer Communities
Daily Vox, #MCSC2015 Official Media Partner
Venue: Vista Room

Facilitator: Ms Khadija Patel , DailyVOX
Opposition: Hon Mr Makashule Gana, DA Member of Parliament: National Parliament
Civil Society: Rehana Moosajee, Consultant, Rehana Moosajee Consulting
Civil Society: Fairouz Nagia-Luddy, Researcher, Ndifuna Ukwazi (NU)
Civil Society: Mr Firoz Cachalia, Adjunct Professor: Wits School of Law

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10h15 – 10h30 :    Tea Break
10h30 – 12h00:    Parallel Session 2

Panel Discussion 3: Promoting Health
Radio Al Ansaar, #MCSC2015 Official Media Partner
Venue: Gala Room

Facilitator: Dr. Faisal Suliman, Radio Al Ansaar
Government: Dr. Terence Carter, DDG Department of Health
Labour: Ms Mandithapo Masemola, General Secretary: DENOSA
Civil Society: Dr Farouk Kaka, Chief Medical Officer: LenMed Clinic
Civil Society: Dr Shabir Moosa, Family Physician: Chiawelo Community Practice CHC
Civil Society: Prof Zameer Brey, Professor: University of Cape Town

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Panel Discussion 4: Fighting Corruption
Radio Islam, #MCSC2015 Official Media Partner
Venue: Vista Room

Facilitator: Moulana Suliman Ravat, Radio Islam
Opposition: Floyd Shivambu, Chief Whip of the EFF
Civil Society: Prof Farid Essack, Head: Department of Religious Studies, Univ of Johannesburg
Civil Society: Pravin Gordhan, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
Civil Society: Mr Shauket Allie Fakie, Chairperson: South African National Zakaat Fund

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12h00 – 13h00:    Lunch and Prayer/Meditation
13h00 – 14h30:    Parallel Session 3

Panel Discussion 5: Transforming Society and Uniting the Country
ITV Networks DSTV 347, #MCSC2015 Official Media Partner
Venue: Vista Room

Facilitator: Ashraf Garda from SABC
Traditional Leadership : Nkosi Xolile Ndevu, General Secretary, Congress of Traditional Leaders of SA
Opposition: Mr Andile Mngxitama, Former Parliamentarian: Economic Freedom Fighters
Civil Society: Rev Edwin Arrison, General Secretary: Kairos Southern Africa
Civil Society: Moulana Abbas Mkhize, Chairperson: TBDSA
Civil Society: Ms Nadia Meer, Director: Ukusa Designs

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Panel Discussion 6: Creating Employment,
Muslim Views, #MCSC2015 Official Media Partner
Venue: Gala Room

Facilitator: Farid Sayed, Editor, Muslim Views
Policy Expert : Mr Phiroshaw Camay, Director: Co-operative for Resource and Education (CORE)
Civil Society: Mr Sharif Hoosen, Executive Director: Meago Asset Managers
Civil Society: Gareth Taylor, Incubator Head: Awethu Project
Civil Society: Ms Sharmiela Garnie, Executive Director: Job Creation Trust

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12h00 – 13h00:    Lunch and Prayer/Meditation
13h00 – 14h30:    Parallel Session 3

Panel Discussion 7: Protecting the Environment
Venue: Vista Room

Facilitator: Mr Simon Gear, Author (Going Green) and Correspondent: Prime Media Group
Policy Expert : Queen Dhlamini, Economist and Environmental Auditor
Civil Society: Mr Yusuf Raja, Environment and Sustainability Associate: Arup (Pty) Ltd
Civil Society: Mr Michael O’Brien-Onyeka, Executive Director: Greenpeace Africa
Civil Society: Ms Fatima H Ragie, Green Deen Project Manager: Muslim Students’ Association

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Panel Discussion 8: Implementing Policy
Venue: Gala Room

Facilitator: Peter Ndoro from SABC Television
Government Leader : Mr Khulekani Mathe, Head: National Planning Commission Secretariat
Policy Expert : Mr Ebrahim Fakir, Manager: Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA)
Civil Society: Mr Cas Coovadia, Managing Director: Banking Association of South Africa
Civil Society: Mr Haroon Rasheed Aboo Kalla, Chairperson: Awqaf Foundation of South Africa
Civil Society: Mr Godwin Khoza, CEO: National Education Collaboration Trust

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16h15 – 16h30:        Vote of Thanks
16h30:            Prayer and Meditation

Mr. Muhammad Cajee – Conference Convenor

Muhammad is an Industrial Psychologist. He completed his MA at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, is the Executive Director of ASRI, a Public Policy Institute based in Johannesburg, and the former Interim Bureau Chief of Al Jazeera International, USA Inc. as well as the former Project Launch Manager of Al Jazeera Plus in San Francisco. Muhammad is married to Dr. Amina Hoosen, and they have three beautiful daughters, Zaynub, Maryam and Khadija.