Acknowledgements & Thanks
Special Acknowledgement and Big Thanks to …
Onsite Organising Team: Without the incredible work of over 30 people
from all over the world, Initiatives of Change South Africa and Rommel Roberts’ crew
the Conference would never have happened!
Many more were involved in the whole process of preparing, book-keeping, IT-support, …
University of the Freestate UFS under the lead of Rector Jonathan Jansen and
with the amazing assistance of Ilze Nikolova in all matters of the onsite organisation
Bloemfontein Municipality under the lead of the Executive Mayor Thabo Manyoni and
with most generous assistance of his team under the lead of Leonard Makhanya
Kimberley Municipality under the lead of the Executive Mayor K D Molusi and
with cooperation of Goolam Akharwaray
Platfontein Community: over 100 people preparing the Platfontein Day and
giving us a very warm welcome
Presenters of Speeches and Workshops from all over the world.
They all dared coming to a conference that took place for the first time and
had no references yet.
Delegates from all over the world who were willing to trust us and
contributed from their perspective.
Interpreters: four young Swiss (Patrizia, Manuela, Daniela and Tobias) worked for free
Photography & Video: Kimanthi and Mike produced excellent photos and videos and
worked many hours pro bono.
Sponsors: Fortunately we had delegates who paid more than required.
Thanks for relieving our budget! 🙂