On Thursday, 1 December 2016. a number of ADESSA members and SchoolAdvisor members came together at the offices of Investec in Cape Town to explore collaboration opportunities.  The event was sponsored by Investec.

Lively discussions with potential partners
Lively discussions with potential partners

After brief introductions about Investec, ADESSA and SchoodAdvisor the attendees, all seated around tables strung together to form one  long table, had the opportunity to “speed date” the person sitting directly opposite.  After 4 minutes, at the sound of a bell, all shifted clockwise two places to the left, to find a new partner.

All in attendance agreed that it was time well spent.  New contacts were made and the potential for future partnerships is positive.  A similar event is planned for Gauteng early in 2017.

Partnerships are important for running successeful projects in education.  ADESSA and SchoolAdvisor have joined forces to enable the members of both organizations to  find potential partners.

Many thanks to Investec for hosting the event.
Many thanks to Investec for hosting the event.


  1. I found it beneficial in being able to make contact with people I may not otherwise have done.
    Thanks to Kobus of ADESSA as well as SchoolAdvisor for the initiative and to Investec for hosting the event.

  2. I found the networking session extremely valuable. I left the event feeling that it is possible to work together in this industry.

    Thank you ADESSA and School Advisor
    Brian Potts

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