Day Zero is looming and for the hospitality, film and entertainment industries, the consequences could be dire.

The first RISKAFRICA pop-up event deals with the water crisis in the Western Cape and the impact this will have not only on the tourism industry but on local industry at large. 

What does Day Zero mean for insurers and their policyholders? Will business interruption insurance cover drought? What about client refunds when there are cancellations or specific events are found to be impossible to run without water? 

RISKAFRICA has assembled the best experts in their fields and what they have to say might surprise and even shock you. 

Ticket sales for this pertinent event are open now to the interested public, insurance professionals and especially those working in the tourism, events and hospitality sectors. 

Date: Wednesday 28 February 2018
Time: 08h30 – 12h30
Venue: The River Club, Observatory, Cape Town  MAP
Tickets: R395





Braam Malherbe


Malherbe’s a highly sought-after international motivational speaker, extreme adventurer, TV presenter, youth developer, and author of The Great Run, but most of all he is a no-nonsense conservationist. His infectious energy is fed by his life-long passion to protect the environment. Malherbe continues to push himself as an honorary ranger for South African National Parks (SANParks), where he helps train counter-poaching skills and conservation. Locally, he co-founded the Table Mountain National Park’s Volunteer Firefighting Unit, to great success.


Lana Mizen

head of hospitality at Bryte

Mizen has extensive experience in the short-term insurance industry, having started her insurance career with a broker. She stayed there for over 10 years working across personal, business, marine and engineering lines handling both claims and underwriting. In 1997 Mizen joined First Bowring’s commercial underwriting team and, in 2004, was approached by BnB Sure. After a year, she was appointed as marketing manager, then general manager and in 2010 as a director. Following the purchase of BnB Sure by Bryte in 2015, Mizen has worked in a number of roles, most recently as national head of hospitality.

Julius Steyn

CEO of GrahamTek Holdings

Steyn is an experienced international business executive and turnaround strategist. His experience of organisational leadership, principal consultant and C-level positions spans 24 years. Steyn received the Africa Business Leadership Award in 2014. Recently he was instrumental in key decisions related to the privatisation of state-owned water assets in Saudi Arabia and restructuring such assets for investment purposes.


Denise Hattingh

owner and key individual of KEU Underwriting Managers

Hattingh began her insurance career in 1996. She opened KEU, which specialises in the entertainment industry, especially film, TV and events, in 2001. Today, KEU is the underwriter to well-known sporting and other events. The insurer is proud to be associated with the overall entertainment industry and strives to provide ongoing specialist services to industry members.

Adam Spires

video blogger

Touching on different points ranging from adventure to politics to public interest, Spires’ passion is what drives him to make entertaining vlogs (video blogs) that the internet can enjoy. He has been following the water crisis in the Western Cape closely, and has released several videos of the desiccated dams, which in total reached close to a million views. At present, he is an equity owner and employee of a US tech company and has worked within the American environment for the last 13 years (with a four-year gap in the British police).

Tim Harris

CEO of Wesgro

Harris is the CEO of Wesgro, the tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape. He previously served as member of parliament and shadow minister of finance for the Democratic Alliance (DA). Harris holds a BA in English literature and a masters in economics from the University of Cape Town. He currently sits on the board of the Cape Town International Convention Centre, the Cape Town Film Studios and Business Process Enabling South Africa (BPESA).


Get in contact with any of our activation table sponsors who displayed
their water-saving products at the event below:

The Good Earth  

(waterless urinal and other)


(Waterwise Solutions)

Gordon Mclachlan

Jane Mclachlan


The Peanut Gallery 

(water saving plumbing accessories) 




(Albex No Flush)




(atmospheric water generator) 



Fresh Flush 

(Flush- Less)