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Press Releases - October 2017


The woman, the art, and the science behind Cape Town’s tourist attractions

GSB alumna Sabine Lehmann has been at the forefront of Cape Town’s tourism industry for more than 20 years. A leading expert in attractions management, she believes that the art and science of managing Cape Town's attractions is crucial for the tourism industry.  

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GSB embarks on pioneering learning journey with Barclays ABSA Career Compliance Academy

The GSB's Business Development team recently launched a customised Postgraduate Diploma in Management Practice for the Barclays ABSA Career Compliance Academy. The project represents a huge step forward in professionalising compliance as a discipline.

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Ask the Alum: Karen Matthews (MPhil, 2015)

GSB alumna Karen Matthews chats with Joy-Mare De Wet (MBA, 2015/16) about her passion for innovation, what makes her excited about innovation in South Africa, and her advice for fellow social entrepreneurs.

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The fates of SA and Zimbabwe are linked

Former Zimbabwean deputy prime minister and MIT professor calls for regional solidarity to ensure success across SADC.

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GSB case studies: Putting theory to the test

An award-winning GSB case study on the governance failure at African Bank has been selected as one of the top three case studies of the year in the 2017 Institute of Director’s African Governance Showcase Competition. Here, co-author Matthew Marrian discusses his experience in compiling the study and why it is important for African institutions to invest in the development of local material.

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Meet the Venture Incubation Programme (VIP) Winter School start ups

Latest cohort of innovation-driven startups at the Solution Space.

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Pioneering Social Innovation in East Africa

Bertha Scholar and MBA alumnus, Micah Shako, is working towards the systemic social transformation of the East African region - nothing less - and he credits the skills he learned at the GSB for helping him on this epic journey.

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Long-awaited GSB Academic Conference Centre takes shape

Work has started on the construction of a R130 million state-of-the-art academic conference centre on the GSB campus that will greatly enhance the school's ability to convene thought leadership conferences and host sizeable international delegations.

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Join the new generation of African leaders

When Varaidzo Audrey Mureriwa was a new manager at Accenture, she spent some of her spare time volunteering in a youth outreach programme, teaching life and tech skills to unemployed youth. She began to notice a mismatch between youth unemployment and the shortage of skills that employers needed - particularly in science, technology, engineering and mathematics - STEM fields.

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Talking about ethics: new speaker series launches at GSB

The Allan Gray Speaker Series got off to a flying start this month with a timely conversation on the role of educational institutions and broader society in teaching and promoting ethical behaviour to boost business and the economy.

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