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Join us for a briefing where Ethicore will provide a political outlook of the South African environment focusing on Parliament, including the dynamics and factors impacting thereon, as well as an overview of the key national policy drivers and current legislative priorities.

This will include their perspectives on the existing climate and nuances which are critical for members to understand as they navigate, interact and engage with the environment in various forms and at different levels within the remaining tenure of the 6th Administration and Parliament.


  • Wisahl Jappie (Managing Director of Ethicore)

    Wisahl Jappie

    Managing Director of Ethicore


    Wisahl provides government relations, advocacy, and policy
    communications for local and international firms, industry associations and grassroots organisations.

    Wisahl was a current affairs journalist specialising in political content creation and analysis as well as a government affairs and public policy adviser to a prominent mobile health technology company.

    Wisahl’s experience and expertise covers public policy and political analysis, advocacy and stakeholder engagement. Her expertise includes a strong grounding in all aspects of public opinion analysis, public rhetoric, public argumentation and political behavioural research.

    She has been an attendee and participant at the OECD Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum, including membership of its ‘Coalition of Influencers’ and Dialogue on Influence. Wisahl was previously a member of the FIPRA International Network’s Quality and Ethics Committee and has been a member of the International Bar Association.

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  • Abdul Waheed Patel (CEO of Ethicore)

    Abdul Waheed Patel

    CEO of Ethicore


    Abdul Waheed Patel is the CEO of Ethicore and President of its Africa Government Affairs Exchange (AfricaGX).

    More than 20 years experience as a government affairs and political
    consulting expert. His specializes in political strategy, stakeholder and public policy advocacy and lobbying and strategic communications. He provides strategic counsel to domestic, regional and global companies and trade associations across a wide range of key economic sectors.

    He has been a member of the South African Government delegation to the UN Commission on Sustainable Development and a member of the Economic Commission for Africa’s Marrakech Task Force on Sustainable Consumption and Production.

    In 2010-2011, he served on the Task Force led by the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General, for the development of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, convened by the UN Human Rights and the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights.

    He is the President of the African Lobbying Union and the Chairperson of the South African Lobbying Association. He is member of FIPRA International Network’s Global Advisory Board as well as the the Network’s Regional Lead.

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