Alumni Events

 
 

The GSB will be hosting a series of exciting events during the course of the year. For enquiries regarding our events, please email alumni@gsb.uct.ac.za

Event wrap up

The 4th Industrial Revolution is an overarching theme that the GSB has adopted for its 2018 events as it seeks to promote thought leadership on the topic and address how, as a school, it equips itself and its graduates for this era. In the past month the school hosted two successful events in Durban and in Johannesburg with more planned for the months ahead.

Distinguished Speakers Programme: Durban / April
"The 4th Industrial Revolution - The Impact on Talent Management on the African Continent."

Guest speaker Mechell Chetty, HR Vice President, Unilever Africa, explained how the 4th industrial revolution is having a massive impact on talent management processes across the world.  Unilever, a fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) company with more than 161,000 employees in more than 150 countries, has gone digital with its entire recruitment process, shortening their hiring cycle from four months to just two weeks. Read more...

Prominent Women Speaker Series:  JHB / April

Nuala Jackson Sloan, Growth and Sustainability Executive at Eskom Enterprises and Kim Thipe, Vice President for Marketing at South African Airways (SAA) were guest speakers at the inaugural UCT Graduate School of Business' (GSB) Prominent Women Speaker Series held at GSB Johannesburg in Sandton on Tuesday, 24 April. Both are alumni of the GSB. According to Sloan, complex problem solving is the most in-demand skill in today's workplace. And women, who have always been good at multi-tasking, have this skill inherently which makes them well equipped to deal with the challenges presented by the 4th industrial revolution. Read more...

Upcoming Alumni Events

Prominent Women Speaker Series Cape Town

Date: 14 June 2018
Venue: Breakwater Campus, Courtyard
Time: 16:30 to 18:30
Enquiries: contact alumni@gsb.uct.ac.za

GSB Alumni Reunions

Each year several classes get together to rekindle old friendships and strengthen networks through formal or informal reunions. A special comprehensive reunion service has been developed to assist alumni in planning for their anniversary celebrations at the GSB.  Major anniversary celebrations (such as 10th, 25th, 30th, 40th, 45th and 50th) are given priority. For a detailed guide on how to arrange a class reunion, please click here for the Alumni Reunion Guide.

Johannesburg Reunion

Date: 29 September 2018

Cape Town Reunion

Dates: 19 - 20 October 2018

GSB African Chapter Tour

In the months of May and June, the GSB Alumni Relations Unit will be travelling to Namibia, Mozambique and Botswana to engage its alumni in those regions. If you are living in those countries and would be interested in participating in these events, please contact us.

Mozambique Alumni gathering (Maputo)
Date: 31 May 2018

Namibia Alumni gathering (Windhoek)
Date: 14 June 2018

Botswana Alumni Gathering (Gaborone)
Date: 28 June 2018

 

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