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About Us

The overall purpose of this assessment is to identify and publicly recognise ‘Rising Stars’ as having the qualities needed to join a guiding coalition of other Rising Stars able and willing to walk the talk to help themselves and others rise to the top of their game.

Our Rising Star Network will be formed from the top 5 finalists in each of the 12 business sectors – making a network of approximately 600 (over the last 10 years) of the most talented young people in the country

This publication aims to:

Help SA Government and business understand

How we can develop the leaders of tomorrow How we can create role models for people of all backgrounds in business Overcoming key issues businesses face when trying to recruit international talent Unmissable strategies and practices for attracting, training and retaining top talent
How the government and companies can create growth through employment opportunity The skills we will need now, and how we should educate the workforce of tomorrow How government and businesses can work together to tackle our crippling youth unemployment What the government needs to do to make employment red tape more manageable

Provide the following editorial features for the reader

Talent: Whose Job Is It Anyway?
The Stars Speak Out – What Engages Me?
Can Talent Aspirations and Organisational Goals be Aligned?
Women in traditionally male industries
Diversity in talent: the Art of Balance
Social media – the new way of doing business
Profit with Purpose – the role of CSI in talent retention
The ROI of developing talent
The value of Mentorship and Skills transfer in developing and retaining talent
Inner Resource, Outer Success (Rising Stars)

Distribute the latest news and information to:

All our recognized Stars over the past 4 yearsTheir Supporters
CEOs Mentors

Provide the following benefits for advertisers

Positive impact on employer of choice/great place to work initiatives
Access to broad network of SA’s identified Rising Stars
Participation in and access to the development of Rising Star profiles / talent profiles which are culturally sensitive to SA
Opportunity to engage in dialogue with Rising Stars, other blue chip SA organisations and learning & development providers on what development and support needs Rising Stars have / Rising Star identification processes / engagement issues / etc.

Our Vision

Raise awareness of the breadth and depth of talent in the 28-40 year age bracket. Create opportunities for young talented individuals to grow, connect and give back. Bring the leading organisations of South Africa together to raise talent on the national agenda.

Provide inter-connected, interactive group driven social and growth platforms for young talented individuals. Grow the stature of the Rising Star Awards, Summit and associated ventures to be the most recognised national initiative focusing on young talented individuals.

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Get In Touch

    Contact Us

    Phone: (Laura Barker)

    021 788 2809

    Phone: (Tanya Smalberger)

    021 788 2305

    Phone: (Yusuf Seedat)

    021 788 2763


    151 Main Road
    Harry Goemans Centre
    Cape Town