Pretoria Chapter Meeting

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Warm greetings PSASA Speakers and Friends

I would like to invite you to the 25 June 2020 Meeting of the PSASA Pretoria Chapter,

It is already the middle of 2020, the year of unprecedented change in most aspects of life. Change is often difficult. It is therefore not surprising that change management theory was initially developed from the 5 Stages of Grief by Elizabeth Kübler-Ross and her famous Kubler Ross Change Curve. John Fisher’s Personal Transition Curve is now regarded as authoritative. The success of any organizational change management intervention largely depends on how people in the organization embrace and adapt to the change process. People are therefore key.

Please join us to hear from our guest speaker for 25 June 2020, international musician, Sipho Hotsitx Mabuse who has worked for more than 50 years in the music industry and therefore lived through many changes in the industry.

Our topic for the chapter meeting is Managing Change at Personal and Organizational Level

Our Speaker is Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse

Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse is an integral part of the entertainment industry. His contribution to the diverse landscape of South Africa is appreciated by music lovers the world over. In 2015 he celebrated his 50-year career in music and his unwavering commitment to education. He was appointed the Chairman of the non-profit Organization Music Exchange (MX).

In April 2018 the State President bestowed Sipho Mabuse with the Silver Order of Ikhamanga for his contribution to music. In June 2018 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 13th Annual South African Traditional Music Achievements Awards (SATMA). In 2008 and 2009 he performed at the in London’s Hyde Park and at New York’s Radio City Music Hall respectively as 46646 Ambassador

Sipho’s smash-hit single “Burn Out” changed the face of Afro-pop and township jive in South Africa. It has sold more than 500 000 copies. His career goes back to 1951. Drumming got him the nickname ‘Hotstix’ from age 8. Today he plays flute, piano, saxophone, kalimba, alto flute, timbales and African drums. His band Harari was one of the most successful acts to dominate the music scene of the 1970’s in South Africa.

Through the course of his 55-year career, Sipho Hotstix Mabuse has become a musical ambassador for South Africa, performing in virtually every African country on the continent, as well as the US, UK, France, Germany and Italy. He has also recorded and produced many legendary artists like Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Ray Phiri and Sibongile Khumalo. He is a regular commentator on arts and culture. Sipho has also served on the boards of the National Arts Council and South African Musicians Rights Organisation (SAMRO).
Twitter: siphohotstix

Wishing you good health and tenacity as we continue to manage change,


Best wishes,

Dr Maureen Tong
Chapter President, Pretoria Chapter


Register in advance for this meeting:

• Online Zoom (you will receive a link and password on booking)

• Only registered Zoom users will be allowed to join (free and pro accounts)

• Please use your full name and surname when registering with Zoom (no nicknames)

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


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