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APRIL - 2017

Radical economic transformation: You can’t redistribute what isn’t there.

Economic transformation in SA is long overdue, but current talk about radical economic transformation is “mere political rhetoric”, said panellists at a UCT Graduate School of Business roundtable discussion. Read More

MARCH - 2017

GSB graduate launches ‘Epic Scholarship’ fundraiser

UCT GSB alumnus, Mervyn Christoffels, will participate in the 2017 Absa Cape Epic cycle race as part of the Team GSB Foundation to raise funds for talented but financially disadvantaged students wanting to do an MBA at the GSB. Read More

South Africa’s healthcare system could be world class

Partnerships between the public and private sectors will be of strategic importance for building universal healthcare coverage, says Dr Rolene Wagner. Read More

Trump needs to learn that great deal makers listen, they don’t tell!

When it comes to the art of the deal it would be better to act more like Mandela than self-styled dealmaker US President Donald Trump, says a local expert who believes that negotiation skills are critical for survival in a globalised world. Read More


Don’t let big profits distract you from business fundamentals

The failure of mobile company AG Mobile should be a wakeup call to business that neglecting to pay close attention to key financial principles can ruin even seemingly successful businesses, say financial experts. Read More

UCT business school drives strategic collaboration to fund bursaries and unlock inclusive growth in SA’s wine industry

The UCT Graduate School of Business has teamed up with key industry stakeholders to offer several bursaries for its Business of Wine short course this May. Read More

Four basic accounting misconceptions that could be holding you and your business back

If you don’t want to be tripped up in meetings or have the wool pulled over your eyes by your employees when it comes to money matters you need to make sure you understand the basics of accounting. Read More

SA needs SMEs – and SMEs need better branding know-how

Following the Finance Minister’s February Budget Speech, SMEs are optimistic that 2017 will be a better year for them than 2016, but technical and financial support alone is not enough to ensure sustainable success, argues a branding expert from the UCT Graduate School of Business. Read More

Expectations around childcare a key factor holding women in the workplace back

This International Women’s Day, employers around the world need to recommit themselves to doing more to make it easier for women to work and lead by helping to balance conflicting social and workplace expectations, argues a new study from the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM) – a network of 29 global business schools. Read More

‘Don’t crucify the Gauteng Health MEC’

The deaths of 94 mentally-ill patients in Gauteng and the nation’s response to this reeks of an old-style blame culture that needs to be shifted if we want to prevent this kind of tragedy from happening again. Read More

Are managers the new entrepreneurs?

While entrepreneurship is heralded a key lever for growth in the economy, investing in strong management will also pay dividends - and the earlier you start the better, researchers agree. Read More

JANUARY - 2017

Mills Soko appointed as UCT GSB’s new director

Director of the UCT Graduate School of Business, Associate Professor Mills Soko, says that the business school can and must play a broader role in influencing policy and practices to move South Africa’s economy forward. Read More

SA social impact centre in top 5 globally

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) has been benchmarked in the top five globally for social impact in a new report from the Bridgespan Group. Read More