Our team engages with experts, policy specialists, and senior government officials in Africa and beyond. Our activities focus on:
Born in 2004, the Brenthurst Foundation was established by the Oppenheimer family to build on the work of the Brenthurst Initiative of 2003. This was a programme that instigated debate around policy strategies in South Africa to accelerate economic expansion. Today the debate continues across the continent, driven by the sharing of ideas, data, and experiences.
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Since its inception, the Foundation has regularly brought together the world's leading thinkers and practitioners to consider ways to enhance the continent's economic growth and development. We are fortunate to count these key players, from presidents and finance ministers to renowned scholars and UN officials, among our advisors and associates.Meet our team and advisors →
The Tswalu Dialogue is the premier African forum for discussing development and security-related issues. It is our flagship event series.
Established in 2002 and hosted by Jonathan Oppenheimer at the Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve in South Africa, the Tswalu Dialogue engages a mix of policy-makers, analysts, academia, civil and military personnel, media and businesspeople. Previously convened annually, today the Tswalu Dialogue convenes events up to three times a year.Read Tswalu reports →