Leading SA managing consultant and motivational speaker to host a seminar in Johannesburg next month aimed at digital readiness for the 4th Industrial Revolution

Educator, renowned motivational speaker, and leading management consultant, Dr. David Molapo, is set to host one of SA’s leading Heritage Month seminars in Johannesburg.

Dr. Molapo, the CEO of I CAN 4IR, is set to host the digital and virtual experience, as he aims to build and contribute capacity through empowerment, leadership development, education, networking, coaching, and mentoring.

The theme “Leading Effectively in The Digital Era and Post-Covid-19” will focus on how to equip delegates in attendance on how to adapt and thrive digitally in a post-Covid-19 era, as the world prepares for the 4th Industrial Revolution.

The seminar, which will take place from 14-16 September, targets industry leaders and managers aiding in their development of digital empowerment and readiness in light of the 4th industrial revolution. The event will also be streamed globally.

There will be 200 in-person delegates and more than 3,000 online delegates from over 60 countries. The line-up will see top key speakers and other panel discussion leaders heading up the seminar, including mining entrepreneur Quinton van der Burgh; African Bank CEO, Kennedy G. Bungane; Governor of the Central Bank of eSwatini, Governor Phil Mnisi; CEO of the South African United Business Confederation (SAUBC), Jacki Mpondo-Hendricks; Senior Executive – Private Office of the President, Namhla Mniki; Ambassador to The Democratic Republic of Congo & Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, HE Bene M’Poko; Broadcaster and businesswoman, Faith Mangope; Founder at Landile Shembe Foundation, Landile Shembe; business leader Martin Kuscus; entrepreneur Michelle Lima; President & CEO at Greater Memphis Chamber, Beverly Robertson as well as advocate for mental health and therapist, Dr. Sam Zungu-Fidelis to name a few.

“This will be the first, post-COVID and in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution that 3 000 + Global CEOs, Senior Executives, and Top Entrepreneurs worldwide reconnect in person for such an event. This Summit & Dialogue will offer top-level, relevant, practical content and excellent networking opportunities in a relaxed environment,” says Dr. Molapo.

Dr. Molapo has a unique ability in which he captivate his audience using a fine combination of humor, an incredible stage presence, and his personal life experiences – which motivates, inspires, and guides more than a million people in South Africa each year as a result.

He says some of the benefits of attending the seminar will include: gaining and sharing new ideas and best practices, the latest innovations, and insights as well as meeting influencers and industry experts face to face.

“I believe it’s time to break out of your comfort zone and re-energize your role in your business and service offerings. Technology evolves daily, so organizations should constantly adapt to the cutting-edge and bleeding edge to stay in the market. This requires agile leadership, and companies need the right leadership structure in place to allow for this evolution,” he explains.

Dr. Molapo effectively motivates, inspires, and impacts over a million people in South Africa each year, and ticket holders to the upcoming seminar will be dazzled by his life experiences and tools for becoming “digitally ready” in the current global pandemic.

He adds: “South Africa has a significant skills shortage, due to failings in its education system. The 4th industrial revolution (4IR) is being touted as having the capacity to lift South Africa out of the challenges of poverty, unemployment, and inequitable distribution of wealth. However, the state of the country’s readiness for the enabling technologies of the 4IR is in question.”

“The findings of a recent study suggest that the education sector in South Africa faces a number of challenges in order to adapt to the 4IR. These challenges include insufficient funding, infrastructure, and skills to prepare graduates to participate in the 4IR space.”

In the context of the 4th Industrial Revolution, Covid-19, and its disruptive effects on all economies, there are things to consider as Africa aims to maintain its “Africa Rising” narrative.

“The development of digital skills is paramount. All industries are being digitally disrupted which presents an opportunity for a growing digital economy and public-private partnerships as powerful levers for change. As the crisis-stricken world transitions, business leaders are now faced with threats of digital disruption. CEOs must therefore prioritize innovation and strengthen their organization’s technology capabilities to create more value,” he says.


  • Date: 14-16 September 2022
  • Venue: Houghton Hotel, Johannesburg

For more details about I CAN 4 IR, visit: https://ican4ir.com/



David Molapo is the Founder of the I Can Leadership Institute Africa and CEO of I CAN 4IR. He is also the Dean of Logos University USA Southern African Campus. He is the foremost educator, leadership consultant, author of more than 50 books, and renowned international inspirational speaker.

David speaks on many subjects, some of which include Quality Management, Communication, Entrepreneurial Skills, Team Building, leadership, Affirmative Action, and Accepting Change. He also authored many books, which include Growing up Spiritually, The 10 Exciting Keys to Success and If You Are Not Growing, You Are Dying.

David’s energy and topics play big roles in his success as a motivational speaker. In addition to holding two of South Africa’s most prestigious awards (the Young Achiever of the Year South Africa Award and Four Outstanding South African Awards) as well as appearing on Who’s Who in South Africa since 1995 to date, he has consulted the Top 100 Companies. David Molapo’s former designations have included being a non-executive director of Dimension Data SA and many other major corporations, like South African Airways and Spoornet.

Dr. Molapo’s philosophy is: Don’t allow your past to kidnap your future.

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