30 September - 3 October 2021



Under the theme of Human Connectedness- an African perspective, leading social scientists, researchers and practitioners who work within a relational paradigm will offer their insights on how we are to understand and develop the science of human connection in our changing world.

Human Connectedness – an African Perspective

2020 has actualized our need for meaningful and satisfying human connection, co-operation, and worldwide peace. In the western world, the mental, emotional and physical health of the individual is deemed primary to their wellbeing. In Africa, wellbeing has been informed by a relational paradigm, the most well-known of this being the concept of “Ubuntu” which is part of an isiZulu phrase “Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu” meaning “I am because you are”, or more literally “A person is a person through other people”.

We look forward to a time of meaningful connection with you.

“We belong together in a bundle” – Desmond Tutu


Imago Africa, in partnership with Imago Relationships Worldwide, aims to facilitate sustainable relational peace and inclusive human connectedness in multiple contexts both locally and globally. Our program features developing young researchers and social scientists as well as leading experts in the field of relational dynamics. Under the theme Human Connectedness – an African perspective, our speakers, panellists and presenters will focus on uniquely African contributions.

Meet Our Connectors

Pulane Sekepe

Actress, Singer and TV Presenter
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Harville Hendrix and Helen Hunt

Best Selling Authors – Getting the Love You Want
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Puno Selesho

Transformation Consultant and Poet
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Hedy Schleifer

Founder of Encounter-centered Couples Transformation (EcCT)
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Puleng Selago

Fulbright Scholar, Head of Research, College of Human Sciences
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Orli Wahrman

Imago Relationships Faculty and Family Therapist
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Sue Wintgens

Relationship Expert and
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Kobus Van Der Merwe

Faculty member of Imago International Training Institute
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Kalliopi Zorzou

Bodynamic Educational Therapist
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Leon Wessels

Human Rights Advocate and
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Vera Roos

Research Professor in the Ageing & Generational Dynamics programme
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Marlene Ogawa

CEO Synergos bridging leadership and collective transformation
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Dr. Matthews Katjene

Doctor of Philosophy – PhD Field Of Study Industrial & Organizational Psychology
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Paula Quinsee

TEDx Speaker and author of Embracing Conflict
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Partner with us

Explore opportunities to support our Conference, community projects, initiatives and research. Be part of the journey towards the development of healthier and more sustainable relationships in Africa.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Premium Sponsor

R30 000 + (cash)

Platinum Sponsor

R20 000 – R29 000 (cash)

Gold Sponsor

R10 000 – R19 000 (cash)

Sponsor a Keynote Speaker

R8 000 (4 slots) available (cash)

Break or Lunch Sponsor

(7 slots available) R3 000 per break

In-kind Sponsorship

Our Partners


The Imago International Conference in South Africa 2021 will be delivered in a full virtual format.

Price US $ £
VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE (Members, Non-members and Students) R3900.00 $275 €235 £200
Scholarships available, please contact

Conference Terms & Conditions

  • The following is included in the registration fee:

1.1. Access to virtual sessions and recordings
1.2. Online access to virtual networking chats

Virtual Auction

Please visit our Virtual auction as we raise funds for much needed scholarships for the conference as well as training in Imago Relationship Therapy.

Are you a young professional pursuing a career in relational sciences?

Apply for the Imago Scholarship Fund

Imago Scholarship Fund

Imago Africa provides a strong presence in scientific research and practice in relational well-being in South Africa and will be hosting the IMAGO AFRICA CONFERENCE 2021 from 30 Sept – 3 Oct 2021.

Imago Africa will be offering 10 scholarships to the value of R4000 each to students or professional women who have embarked on studies or a career in the relational sciences and who would most benefit from the conference and networking possibilities. The successful candidates will continue to receive support in their professional development and community impact through maintaining contact, offering ongoing training opportunities, peer support and mentoring after the conference.

To apply for a scholarship, please send your CV and a covering letter telling us how this scholarship will assist you in furthering your studies and/or career. Please send your application to

Deadline for applications: 31 August 2021.