Student Development

Lupo Futshane

Head – ABSIP Student Development


The Student Development Programme is about training students to evolve as future leaders of a democratic society by equipping them with skills, resources and networking opportunities for them to grow individually and collectively, in respect for the law, discipline, civic sense and building sustainable knowledge and support systems for students to reach their full potential.

With a membership of over 3000 students, the ABSIP Student Chapter has presence in 17 South African universities namely:

University of the Witwatersrand University of Johannesburg University of South Africa
University of Kwa-Zulu Natal University of Western Cape University of Cape Town
University of Pretoria University of Free State University of Limpopo
University of Venda University of Zululand North West University
Milpark Business School Stellenbosch University Nelson Mandela University
Rhodes University Monash University SA

The Mission of the ABSIP Student Chapter is to:

  • Bridge the gap between university and the corporate environment, by enabling professional development from a young age.
  • Create a platform for students to network with professionals and stakeholders in the industry.
  • Create awareness of the various opportunities available in the industry and enhancing knowledge through information sharing.
  • Build a sustainable knowledge and support system for students to overcome hindrances, to reach their full potential and connect ideas.
  • Encourage entrepreneurship, innovative thinking and thought leadership.

Programmes for Student Development

  • Youth Economic Indaba
  • Investment Forum
  • Powerspeaks (lunch-time presentations)
  • Quarterly Entrepreneurship Forums
  • Career days (University and High School)
  • Company visits
  • Internships (with corporate members)

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