Campus and Culture

A unique campus in a unique city

 

1.5 km

From the CBD

20

Minutes from airport

250 +

Networking opportinities

 

The GSB's Breakwater Campus is situated in the heart of Cape Town's most popular tourist attraction, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. The campus derives its name from the fact that the site once housed convicts who built the breakwater for the Cape Town harbour in 1861.

The present building dates from 1901. It was built and used as an industrial prison until 1926 when it became a hostel for migrant workers. By the 1990s, the building had been left empty and derelict, In 1991, it was extensively renovated to accommodate the GSB. At that time two new buildings were added to the complex to house the Breakwater Lodge hotel and restaurant facilities.

The campus is centrally located and easily accessed, just 1,5km away from the central business district and 20 minutes from Cape Town International Airport.

 

GETTING STARTED

Our Mission, Vision and Values

With its roots in Africa, the GSB’s mission is to be a leading emerging market business school that is relevant, excellent and grounded in values.

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Director's Message

Associate Professor Mills Soko - Director of the GSB

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Cape Town City Life

As an added benefit to studying at the GSB, you'll be situated in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Here is a list of things for you to see and do in Cape Town.

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Our Story

The GSB has over the past 50 years charted its own distinctly African path. This commemorative booklet highlights the milestones along the school’s long and interesting journey.

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Celebrating GSB’s 50th through music

A collaboration with Bongani Sotshononda

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Accessibility Services

UCT GSB Accessibility Services

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Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge

Just minutes away from restaurants, theatres and shops, the hotel is perfectly positioned in the heart of the V&A Waterfront and 20km from Cape Town International Airport.

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Campus Services

The GSB's Cape Town Breakwater campus is equipped with all essential services and offers easy access to the city, shopping district and sporting facilities.

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