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Press Releases - July 2017


Pathways to funding for (social) entrepreneurs do exist

Bringing together entrepreneurs, start-ups, finance and legal experts from across the South African entrepreneurship ecosystem, the Bertha Centre’s Do-ference is designed to help early-stage entrepreneurs access the tools and connections they need to take their (social) enterprises to the next level.

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The case for up-skilling senior management during a recession

When times are tough, training often takes a hit – particularly the development of senior executives. But lessons from the 2008 economic downturn indicate this may not be the best path towards long-term resilience.

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Alumna flies flag for GSB and South Africa at MBA World Summit

GSB Alumna Heloise Janse van Rensburg one of 100 “most inspiring MBA students from business schools worldwide” to participate in the 4th annual meeting of the MBA World Summit in Berlin, Germany.

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MIT Launches Cross-Continent Tour in Search of Africa’s Most Innovative Entrepreneurs

The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT Legatum Center), in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, announced a series of events in three cities across Africa to discover and support local entrepreneurs.

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Making great strides from humble beginnings

Just over a year ago, at the UCT GSB, we challenged ourselves about our role in South Africa's integrated socio-economic development. We asked, among other questions, how we can bring our knowledge and networks to bear where they are needed most.

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Is business for good good business?

Entrepreneurs have, in general, always made a positive impact on society. They identify a need and find ways to meet that need, producing goods or delivering services, and making a profit on each sale.

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New era on the cards for GSB alumni and careers team

Amena Hayat, newly appointed Career Service Manager brings new insights on talent management to develop and guide students into their future.

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UCT makes history - and a difference - in Philippi

The 'Sivul'indlu' and official launch of UCT GSB Solution Space - Philippi, a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship in Philippi Village, celebrates a new approach that seeks to go beyond the traditional reach of a university.

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Empathy, economic growth and redistribution key to overcoming racial tensions say business school students

Business school students tackle the issue of rising racial tensions in South Africa head-on through innovative project.

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Amaqhawe Learning Collective graduates complete a computer literacy course with Silulo Technologies

The Amaqhawe Learning Collective at the UCT GSB, in partnership with the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Silulo Ulutho Technologies have just completed a two month computer literacy course.

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Maximising the effectiveness of SA’s boards

Being a board member or company director is about more than having industry expertise - the will to make executive decisions and the ability to commit time and energy to the proper management of a company are also crucial.

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Board members can be held accountable for company losses

Few board members and directors are aware that they can be held liable for company losses suffered as a result of incorrect financial statements.

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