about us
Launch in August 2013

The Progressive Professionals Forum (PPF) was launched in August 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The PPF was established because it was felt that:

1. The Intellectual power base of South Africa is grossly under-utilised.

2. We acknowledge that the middle class is not contributing as much as it is capable of & as often as it should towards building our country and developing its people .

3. Diversity of opinions are more effective in an inclusive framework.

4. We believe other professionals bodies are more developmental in nature and inward focussed and are therefore restricted with regard to the role that they can play in society at large.

Our Objectives and Character
Our Objectives

1. Provide a platform for all professionals to stimulate intellectual debate on the progressive agenda.

2. Enable continuous interactions between various progressive formations and professionals.

3. Leverage and harness the capacity of professionals to engender an inclusive economic growth.

4. Seek mechanisms to ensure that the public discourse in the country is balanced and progressive and promote the patriotism of its citizens.

5. We will do this by availing our skills and expertise and engaging at a strategic level with government and the private sector.

6. Influence policy through well researched submissions and focused advocacy .

Our Character

The Progressive Professionals Forum (PPF) is a non-racial, non-sexist and non-xenophobic organisation of progressive professionals, academics, intellectuals and patriotic entrepreneurs subscribing the values of the Freedom Charter and the Constitution of South Africa As  the think tank and resource base of South Africa we assist in the realization of our country‚Äôs developmental goals through policy, research and advocacy.

National Executive Committee

President :  Kashif Wicomb

Deputy President : Steven Ngubeni

National Chairperson : Abram Luruli

Secretary General : Sithembiso Kubheka

Dep Secretary General : Matshidiso Mfikoe

Treasurer-General :Thembisa Jimana

NEC member : Adv Graig Philander

NEC Member : Dr Honours Mukhari

NEC member : Motsei Rammala

NEC member : Nomcebo Tshabalala

NEC member : Nathi Mthethwa

NEC member : Stan Itshegetseng

NEC member : Xolani Xulu