Build Seminar | South Africa
Build Seminar

Build Seminar

Aug 31  |  Hillsong Church South Africa

This year, we will be focussing on EVERYDAY HEROES. There are so many everyday heroes here in South Africa, men and women who are committed to make a difference in the lives for others.

These EVERYDAY HEROES are caped in courage, masked in anonymity, robed in selflessness. Their secret power is GRIT – sheer passion and perseverance. Armed with the belief that they can make a difference, they choose to better the world around them, by making a positive contribution in their spheres of influence. In this way, they are using what is in their hands to build a future where others can flourish and have the opportunity to fulfil their full potential.

How can we work together to help build a brighter future for this beautiful country we all call home? Join leaders in various spheres of society as we look at the endless possibilities in front of us. Together, there is no limit to what we can achieve. Let’s invest in our nation and unite to build a better, stronger South Africa for everyone.


It is a one-day leadership seminar, which we believe will unite, inspire and empower people to make a difference in their spheres of influence, be it arts and entertainment, business, education, their family, government, media or the church.

BUILD will be hosted by Pastor Phil Dooley of Hillsong Church South Africa and include a range of prominent thought leaders sharing their experiences, knowledge and stories.

We believe that if we get the right people in the room, there is no limit to what we can achieve together. Expect to be inspired and uplifted and to meet people from a range of different industries. We hope that you will take on the challenge with us – to invest in our nation and work together to build a better, stronger South Africa for everyone.



Date: 31 August
Venue: Hillsong Church Century City
Price: R400- pp
YOUR HOSTS – Phil and Lucinda Dooley

Phil and Lucinda Dooley are the Lead Pastors of Hillsong Church South Africa. They moved to South Africa in 2008 from Sydney Australia to pioneer Hillsong church in South Africa and their heart is to build a church that builds this nation. A dynamic duo, they are gifted communicators and empowering leaders who are all about seeing people find Jesus and fulfil their God-given destinies. Phil and Lucinda have 3 children who love life in SA, biltong and all!



Erwin McManus (USA)
Erwin is an iconoclast, artist, and cultural thought leader known for his integration of creativity and spirituality. He is the founder and Lead Pastor of Mosaic, a Los Angeles based church of faith recognised as one of America’s most influential and innovative churches.

Mal Fletcher (UK)
Mal Fletcher is a respected social commentator and social futurist who has been a media commentator and presenter for more than 25 years. He is often called upon for expert views on social issues for TV, radio, the press and web media in various parts of the world. As a social futurist, he and the 2020Plus research team track major social shifts. Mal writes, lectures and broadcasts about their likely future impact on business, organisations and the wider society. Mal Fletcher’s work features on BBC Breakfast TV, Sky News, BBC World News, BBC Radio (e.g. Radio 5Live & regional stations), ABC Australia and many other media and press outlets in various parts of the world.

Mahlatse Mashua (South Africa)
Mahlatse Winston Mashua is the Director of (Ravi Zacharias International Ministries) RZIM South Africa and is a member of the organization’s global speaking team. He was raised in Mpumalanga province and went on to study Biochemistry at the University of Kwazulu Natal. He worked full-time on the pastoral team of a church in Durban for seven years, where, as well as being an Elder, his main responsibilities included pastoring a congregation, discipleship and participating in evangelism and missions. More recently, he studied at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics.

Marius Oosthuizen (South Africa)
Marius is a strategist and entrepreneur with a background in theology. He is a member of faculty at the GIBS business school, as well the programme manager for the ‘Future of Business in South Africa Project’, a future studies project in the Centre for Business Analysis and Research. His focus is on looking at the future of key industries and sectors within the South African economy, within their larger political and social context nationally, regionally and globally.

Siboniso Nxumalo (South Africa)
Siboniso is the joint boutique head of Global Emerging Markets at Old Mutual and is responsible for managing and building the investment boutique, one of 10 Old Mutual Investment Group boutiques.

Vytjie Mentor (South Africa)
Vytjie is a former ANC Member of Parliament. She served as ANC Parliamentary Chair of the Caucus from 2004 to 2008 under the presidency of Thabo Mbeki. During this time, Jacob Zuma was deputy president. In May 2009, she was appointed the chairperson of the Public Enterprise Portfolio Committee.

Advocate Eloise Wade (South Africa)
Eloise is a practicing advocate of the High Court of South Africa. She received an academic scholarship to study a Master of Laws at the University of Melbourne, where she wrote a thesis on child witnesses of sexual offences in the South African criminal justice system. After returning from her studies in Australia, she got admitted as an advocate of the High Court of South Africa and has been practising as such ever since.

Nolo Mokoena (South Africa)
Nolo Mokoena is an entrepreneur, youth advocate and millennial reformist. He has co-founded start-ups such as Storage Wars Solutions and South Africa’s first online house music publication, The Set Magazine. His key interests lie in innovation, society, agricultural reform and the church. He is both an opinion writer on News24’s Voices platform and a TEDx speaker; and believes Africa’s role in shaping the global agenda is only beginning!

We have many other guests!

AND we so look forward to seeing YOU and building something great together!