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Our facilitators are highly experienced in Strategy Consulting. We've walked the talk for many years

Chris Barker


Large-scale Nation-changing projects he led:

  • Co-founded Right-to-Care, to solve SA HIV (which was achieved). Today that’s a R2.7bn/yr NGO.

  • Guided Anglo to be the first company in the world to fund employee HIV treatment (then built Direct AIDS Intervention for Alex Forbes which sold HIV management to over 30 large corporates)

  • Co-founded Neotel, SA’s largest BBBEE initiative, with 20 million indigent beneficiaries

  • Led the MTN Iran bid, and was entrusted by the Board (specifically Cyril, Phutuma & Irene) to carry the $27bn bid document & envelope into Iran

  • Led all of SA’s on-the-ground response to COVID over 2019 & 2020 (doubling SA beds, Oxygen to 6.5x normal supply, and installing SA's world-leading testing capacity)

  • Built the SA vaccine program from scratch to a R40bn/yr managed revenue biz in 4 months, the fastest biz build in the history of SA


Strategy & problem-solving credentials:

  • Ex McKinsey manager

  • Arguably SA’s top trainer in Critical Thinking (aka problem solving, or consulting)

  • Conceived and formed Deloitte Gigs, to attract top tier talent


Other substantive Africa business building projects he has led:

  • Co-founded RightMed pharmacy, SA’s 3rd largest pharmacy retail group (HIV drug to NGOs at indigent pricing)

  • Co-founded & built Weather SA, the commercialisation of SAWS IP. Sold in 2017

  • The turnaround of TopTV, concluding in a sale to Star Media

  • The turnaround of Aquarius Platinum

  • The turn and sale of Stutt Brick to Corobrick, a factory of 800 near indigent workers, in rural Bisho

Aphiwe Dlamini


Aphiwe Dlamini is an Industrial Engineer with her BSc done in SA.

  • After working in Deloitte Strategy consulting for 6 years, she moved into Vodacom to lead the build of Vodapay.

  • Aphiwe is a skilled leadership trainer with a background in Multipliers, and has moved into Critical Thinking after seeing the corporate demand for this course, and given her understanding that this is the foundation of strategy consulting.

David vd Walt


Theoretical Physics professor, ex McKinsey AP, serial entrepreneur, and prolific strategy consultant with a long list of SA qualifications, Dave sets the pace on our strong charismatic facilitation techniques.

Support staff

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Our sessions of 25-30 people are intense, and we need support staff to ensure teams are not left waiting for feedback and direction. As a 51% black-woman owned business, we proudly hire young black graduate ladies into this role. Our facilitators are eloquent, presentable, and have been trained on how to steer teams.

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