BRICS Future Skills

BRICS Future Skills

Our vision

Create a pipeline of skills that lead to future and emerging jobs for our youth.


Let’s not get left behind…South Africa should stop playing catch-up. 

Let’s start planning for future jobs

One of the nine working groups of the BRICS Business Council – the BRICS Future Skills Group has a number of objectives to support the ambitions of increased trade between BRICS Countries.

These are:

  1. Create an Atlas (roadmap) of future jobs and skills needed in each sector 
  2. Where skills gaps exist, collaborate with BRICS and other partners to deliver skills camps
  3. Compete in BRICS Skills Competitions to benchmark South African skills and augment South African curriculum gaps identified 
  4. Share knowledge with BRICS Council partners, Higher Education and TVET partners to help build skills pathways towards future jobs
  5. Share career guidance tools – such as the Atlas – to help parents and youth prepare for the future jobs coming.

Our programmes Summary

Future skills Working Group

Mapule Ncanywa

Chair of the BRICS Business Council Skills Group. She is the head of the Naspers Labs and currently serves on the Board for the FoodBev SETA

Sherrie Donaldson

As Secretariat - Sherrie is passionate about the impact skills can have on uplifting the people of South Africa

Joanne Brink

Founder & Entrepreneur of TechWays. Former positions at FPD and Endeavor. Qualified as CA with KPMG. Joanne is the Project Manager for BRICS Skills Challenge

Dr Ntebo Ngozwana

Serves on the BRICS Business Council Skills Group and is the Research Director at the Construction Industry Development Board

Lynne Wilmot

Serves on the BRICS Business Council Skills Group and is the HRD consultant for COEGA Development Corporation

Dale Jeevanantham

Currently works for the National Business Initiative. Previously he was the executive assistant to the CEO at Gauteng City Region Academy.

Pranveer Harriparsadh

Pranveer holds a BSc and MBA. He heads up the Skills Development Unit at the construction Industry Development Board

Hamidu Mamudu

A skills developer in ML and Robotics. Hamidu works with the Open Skill Exchange Platform. He is a lecturer at the Kumasi Technical University, Ghana

Mmuso Mafisa

An XR Consultant and a recognised photographer, filmmaker, and digital innovation specialist at the cusp of 4th Industrial Revolution

Malewa Radebe

Malewa is a Specialist Solution Analyst with extensive experience in the banking industry, focusing in Software Testing

Karina Mudaly

Founder of BahatiSA and serves as the CEO of AllthingsAgri. Karina believes that ongoing skills development and education is fundamental to achieve success in life

Riccardo Temmers

Riccardo is Programme Management Professional with experience is skills development, Engineering Infrastructure Development, Energy Infrastructure Development