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UCT GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS DIRECTOR

"The UCT GSB is uniquely placed to lead some of the most important critical conversations about the future of business that are going on in Africa and around the world. 

Our faculty have tremendous expertise on issues such as social innovation, diversity and inequality, environmental sustainability, the role of business and society, and values-based leadership—very much including leadership under conditions of crisis and uncertainty."

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Ideas Exchange

 
Cyber security: Professor Herman Singh
Emerging Market Business

Cyber security: a critical risk that’s only set to get worse

The Transnet cyber-attack should sound a warning bell to vulnerable State Owned Enterprises and private sector firms that have been slow to beef up their cyber security systems. The alarming rise in ransomware attacks means many are only one click away from disaster.

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Posted on 6 September 2021 by Herman Singh
WIB Conference 2021
Learning & Development

Can empathy help drive economic growth and transformation?

The UCT GSB's annual Women in Business conference will look at ways in which human connection and experience can strengthen businesses and help to grow the economy in a transformative way.

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Posted on 16 August 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

Annual Alumni Reunion Weekend to delve into how leaders are responding to global challenges with a multidisciplined approach

Join the UCT GSB 2021 Alumni Reunion Weekend in October to hear expert speakers discuss how to remain relevant while navigating uncertainty under the theme Knowledge Across Disciplines.

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Posted on 5 August 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
Four sure ways to promote diversity at top levels
Management Fundamentals

Four sure ways to promote diversity at top levels

Researchers from the UCT Graduate School of Business asked black South African men and women what needs to change in the workplace to encourage them to apply for top jobs, here’s what they said.

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Posted on 5 August 2021 by Babar Dharani
The lack of economic complexity is South Africa’s
Management Fundamentals

The lack of economic complexity is South Africa’s real economic problem

South Africa needs to build a resilient and productive economy that fosters rapid learning, adaptation to new conditions, technological innovation, and the expansion of goods and services to an ever-widening group of products. And this can only happen with the assistance of the state rather than despite it.

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Posted on 26 July 2021 by Thomas Koelble
Kosheek Sewchurran We need leaders and managers
Learning & Development

We need leaders and managers who have the skills and moral compass to build a just world

We need leaders and managers who have the skills and moral compass to build a just world

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Posted on 24 June 2021 by Kosheek Sewchurran
Solving South Africas Problems Media
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Solving South Africa's problems from the inside out

To change the world, social innovators have to first change themselves, argue academics from the UCT GSB

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Posted on 21 June 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
Beverly Shrand - Healthy workplaces are foundation
Management Fundamentals

Healthy workplaces are foundational for a healthy society

Business has a critical role to play in fostering diversity and inclusion and building healthier workplaces and societies in the wake of the crisis.

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Posted on 20 May 2021 by Beverly Shrand
Managers will need Media
Learning & Development

Managers will need a new mindset to lead in a technology-driven world

The 4th Industrial Revolution offers businesses new opportunities for growth and inclusivity - but it will be critical to invest in the essential capabilities of, especially, managers to cash in on this dividend

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Posted on 7 March 2019 by Mzoxolo Gulwa

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

PGDIP Development Finance Info Session Webinar

 29 September 2021
 13:00 (GMT+2)

Join us for an information session webinar about the UCT GSB's Post Graduate Diploma in Development Finance (PGDip Dev Fin).

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CEMS MIM Info Session Webinar

 06 October 2021
 16:30 (GMT+2)

Join us for an information session webinar about the UCT GSB's Master of Management Specialising In International Management (CEM MIM)

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Africa Business Conference - Business as a Force for Good and Africa's Future

 07 October 2021
 15:50 (GMT+2)

We will explore New Horizons for growth in Africa as well as showcase some of Africa’s most Innovative Companies, while unpacking inclusive growth as both an opportunity and a challenge.

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PGDIP Info Session Webinar

 11 October 2021
 13:00 (GMT+2)

Join us for an information session webinar about the UCT GSB's Postgraduate Diploma in Management Practice (PGDip)

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2021 Alumni Reunion Weekend - 'Knowledge Across Disciplines'

 22 - 24 October 2021
 15:30 (GMT+2)

Join the UCT GSB 2021 Alumni Reunion Weekend in October to hear expert speakers discuss how to remain relevant while navigating uncertainty under the theme Knowledge Across Disciplines.

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