Business and Sport breakfasts

2012-02-14 12:23

Cape Town - Fancy posing a question to former Proteas great Shaun Pollock? How about quizzing former Springbok coach Nick Mallett on the current state of South African rugby? Or do you have burning desire to learn more about Bidvest from CEO Brian Joffe?

If so, be sure to book a table at either of the TWO Bidvest Bank's Leaders in Business and Sport breakfasts planned in March this year.

Click HERE to book a table

Cape Town breakfast

Date: Thursday, March 1
Time: 07:00 for 07:30
Speakers: Nick Mallett and Brian Joffe (MC: Neil Andrews)
Venue: Southern Sun Cape Sun
Dress: Smart casual
Cost: R3 995 (including VAT) per table of 10

Durban breakfast

Date: Tuesday, March 13
Time: 07:00 for 07:30
Speakers: Shaun Pollock and Brian Joffe (MC: Neil Andrews)
Venue: Southern Sun Elangeni
Dress: Smart casual
Cost: R3 995 (including VAT) per table of 10


Shaun Pollock, 38, captained the Proteas between 2000 to 2003 and also played for the Africa XI, World XI, Dolphins and Warwickshire. He was chosen as the Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2003 and remains the leading South African wicket taker with 421 Test scalps and 3 781 Test runs in his 108 Test matches for South Africa. Pollock retired from the international arena in 2008 after playing in his 303rd One Day International.

Nick Mallett, 55, was born in England and played two Tests for South Africa before being appointed coach of the Springboks between 1997-2000. Between August 1997 and December 1998, under Mallett's guidance, the Springboks went on a record winning streak of 17 consecutive Test wins. As part of the unbeaten run the Springboks won the Tri-Nations and beat several teams by record margins, including a 52-10 win against France in Paris, a 68-10 victory over Scotland in Edinburgh, a 33-0 defeat of Ireland and a 96-13 thumping of Wales. Mallett moved to France as coach for the Paris club Stade Français from 2000 until 2004, which he led to two consecutive French domestic title wins in 2003 and 2004 before returning to South Africa where he accepted the job of Director of Rugby at Western Province. Mallett remains one of South Africa's most successful coaches ever, having won 27 of the 38 Tests played under his guidance.

Brian Joffe, 63, is the director of numerous Bidvest subsidiaries. Since founding Bid Corporation in 1988, Brian served as executive chairman until his appointment as chief executive in 2004. He has over 32 years of South African and international commercial experience. He was one of the Sunday Times’ top five businessmen in 1992 and is a past recipient of the Jewish Business Achiever of the Year award. Listed as one of the Top 100 Africans of the Year in the Africa Almanac in 2001. Brian was voted South Africa’s Top Manager of the Year in 2002 in the Corporate Research Foundation’s publication “South Africa’s Leading Managers” and represented South Africa at the coveted “Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year” award in 2003. Voted the Sunday Times’ Businessman of the Year in 2007. Awarded an honorary doctorate in May 2008 by Unisa. Selected in 2010 by WBS (Wits Business School) Journal as one of South Africa’s top 25 business leaders, having made a significant impact on business in South Africa over the last five years.