The GSB supports a host of contracting units, each of which adds a distinctive dimension to the range of thinking and research available at the School.
Allan Gray Centre for Values-Based Leadership
The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) with a personal endowment funding made available by the Allan & Gill Gray Foundation, established the Centre for Values-Based Leadership at the GSB in April 2011. Value-Based Leadership focuses on the central role that values, meaning and purpose play in business. Read More
The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship
The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship was established as a specialised unit at the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) in 2011, in partnership with Bertha Foundation, a family foundation that works with inspiring leaders who are catalysts for social and economic change.
Through this partnership the GSB strengthens its commitment to transformation and equality and UCT’s strategic goal to address key development challenges facing Africa.
The Bertha Centre is the first academic Centre in Africa dedicated to advancing social innovation and entrepreneurship. Today the Centre is a dynamic space, with several programme areas in Advancing Social Innovation, Education Innovation, Inclusive Health Innovation, Innovative Finance and ScaleShift with a strong focus on South Africa and Africa. Read more
Managing Infrastructure Reform and Regulation (MIR)
The Management Programme in Infrastructure Reform & Regulation (MIR) strives to be a leading centre of excellence and expertise for Africa and other emerging and developing economies. Read more
Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development
The RAA in the Western Cape was started in February 2005 funded by a generous grant from the Ackerman Foundation. The goal of the Academy is to take school leavers primarily, but not necessarily, from previously disadvantaged communities and to encourage a spirit of entrepreneurship as a means to promote personal development and job creation in South Africa. The Academy is part of the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the GSB. Read more
Centre for Coaching
The Centre for Coaching and its partner, the GSB, are leading the way for integral coaching in South Africa. Through its research, teaching and consulting, the Centre promotes coaching as an effective business tool, deepening knowledge of coaching and what it offers, and professionalising the coaching fraternity in South Africa. Read more
Lean Institute Africa
The Lean Institute Africa aims to spread the adoption of Lean Management, based on the Toyota Production System, in Southern Africa. Our mission is to build the community of lean practitioners through action research and knowledge sharing, to help organisations serve their customers better. Read more
Spark Health seeks to strengthen health systems and improve health outcomes in Africa by leveraging existing resources – both human and financial – and igniting the power of government health teams to drive their own systems of change. Read more