IBSC Southern Africa Conference
August 5 – 6, 2021
Rondebosch Boys’ Schools
Cape Town, South Africa
The Elephant in the Room
Sexuality and South African Boys’ Schools
Author, educator, entrepreneur, speaker, and world traveller, Shaun Fuchs shares his journey in his new book, Fush, a story that encourages a world of greater diversity and more inclusive environments, where everyone has space to be themselves, no matter what their cultural, ethnic, religious or sexual backgrounds are. Fuchs was the managing director of Reddam House Schools, Gauteng, and Kwa-Zulu-Natal. Prior to that he was general manager of Crawford Schools and the Centurus Colleges Group. He was previously the headmaster at Crawford College Lonehill.
Privileged vs. Underprivileged South African Schools
Nic Spaull is a senior researcher in the Economics Department at Stellenbosch University, currently seconded to the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Endowment to develop the Funda Wande / Bala Wande programs. Spaull co-edited two books, both published in 2019: Improving Early Literacy Outcomes: Curriculum, Teaching, and Assessment (published by BRILL/SENSE and co-authored with Professor John Comings) and South African Schooling: The Enigma of Inequality (published by Springer and co-edited with Professor Jonathan Jansen).
Racism and Inclusivity in South African Boys’ Schools
Dynamic speaker, trainer, and facilitator Dominic Gaobepe is also the author of the upcoming book, Change Your Story, Change Your Life: Unlock Your Full Potential and Achieve Real-world Success. He now applies his expertise as a professional speaker, trainer, consultant, and program director, covering topics including entrepreneurship, leadership development, diversifying leadership for multinationals, diversity and inclusion, nation building, and transformation.
Featured Entertainer at the Gala Dinner
Double International Emmy nominated comedian Conrad Koch is South Africa’s top comedy ventriloquist—and possibly the only one. His most famous puppet, Chester Missing, has won numerous awards in his own right, including being the first recipient of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation’s Anti-Racism Award. Chester Missing has interviewed most of South Africa’s political elite and has held a number of regular radio and TV slots—he even wrote an award-winning book. Koch’s live shows have received wide political acclaim and are a regular feature at arts and comedy festivals, including at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. The truth is, with a master’s degree in social anthropology, talking to puppets was his only career option.