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Press Releases - August 2017


Throw away long strategy documents and position your organisation to win through its choices.

Innovator and thought leader, Roger Martin, rated in the Top 5 most influential global business thinkers in 2013, will present a masterclass at the GSB this September on how strategy really works and how to create great choices through integrative and design thinking.

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Making room in the c-suite for more South African women

As Women’s Month draws to a close, the UCT GSB wants to make it easier for women in South Africa to further their professional studies with a special offer on two of its prestigious leadership short courses for women.

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Stepping up and stepping forward: Women in the MBA

GSB alumni reflect on what an MBA at the UCT GSB did for their business and leadership abilities and how it gave them the confidence needed to step up in the business world.

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A fast-moving first few months on the job

The new GSB Director, Associate Professor Mills Soko, celebrated his first six months in office last month and shares here key achievements to date and future plans for the school.

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Could the tide be turning for women in business?

This Women’s Month, the UCT Graduate School of Business is seeking to celebrate those women who have blazed the trail and encourage more to follow in their footsteps.

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Business school commits record R4.6 million towards scholarships for 2018

In a bid to ensure greater access to its programmes in 2018, the UCT GSB has made significant funding available to support students who lack financial means.

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Changing lives, one science experiment at a time

MTN scholar Varaidzo Audrey Mureriwa set out to address two of South Africa’s major challenges: youth unemployment and skills shortages. Her organisation is doing it in a way that brings a sparkle to the eyes of learners in historically disadvantaged communities.

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Imagine a world where Marikana never happened

Metaphorically speaking, by the time we call the fire department, it’s too late – there’s already a fire. Proactive mediation is an underutilised tool in our business toolbox that could help us ensure there are systems in place to avoid headline-dominating business crises like Marikana.

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Growing a green economy

Access to appropriate financing is regularly cited as among the biggest challenges to scaling successful small businesses, a problem particularly acute in climate-related sectors where risks are perceived as higher by many potential investors.

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Going Places with a GSB PhD

Fifteen years ago, John Fay was an attack man for the Rochester Rattlers, a Major League Lacrosse team based in Rochester, New York. The former Duke University Blue Devils star had been competing professionally for five years.

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Changes position the GSB more favourably for success in rankings

The GSB has used the latest FT rankings report as an opportunity to benchmark itself against the best and shine a light on the areas where it needs to improve, reports GSB Director Associate Professor Mills Soko.

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Ask the Alum - Dominique Oebell Lunch with Mills

Earlier this year I received an email from the Careers and Alumni team at the GSB. You can imagine my surprise to find out that I had won a lunch with Professor Mills Soko, the Director of the UCT Graduate School of Business.

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Striking a balance between capability and creativity

Fadzai Chitiyo says that working on projects which improve lives is what “gets me out of bed in the morning”, and her new role with strategic advisory firm Dalberg is giving her new reasons to rise and shine every day.

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How a lean startup supports lean startups

How do you best support entrepreneurs on their journey from idea to viable business? This is the question that lies at the heart of the Solution Space's Venture Incubation Program (VIP).

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