Emerging markets have several characteristics in common, including high levels of uncertainty, complexity and inequality associated with middle income traps and political and economic liberalisation. This has major consequences for the business and economic environment. At the GSB we seek to comprehensively unpack the political, institutional, economic, financial and social forces at work in these emerging economies with a view to better inform organisations and investors as to how to adapt their strategies and portfolios to take advantage of the opportunities presented.
Despite two decades of democracy and the introduction of transformation and employment equity legislation in South Africa, Coloured professionals are still marginalised in the workplace. What can be done about it?
By Kurt April
Public-Private Partnerships, access to financing and targeted skills development will be crucial in addressing Africa’s chronic power shortage.
By Wikus Kruger
Recent incidents in SA Rugby involving Paul Treu and Ashwin Willemse are not isolated cases – they highlight the thin veneer of transformation in our society and workplaces that needs to be stripped away so that real change can be enabled.
By Kurt April
Creating opportunities for young people has to be South Africa’s number one priority and it needs to be a coordinated effort that extends beyond a focus on creating jobs to include fostering positive entrepreneurship communities.
By Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana
Cape Town is hosting two Mining Indabas in February, underlining endemic divisions that undermine human development and business goals alike.
By Brian Ganson
The recent World Economic Forum Sustainable Development Impact Summit in New York highlighted that aligning local social development goals with the UN’ Sustsainable Development Goals (SDGs) will accelerate inclusive development and bring about the change the country desperately needs.
By Farhana Parker
While business schools have their work cut out for them in combating corruption culture, the measure of their success is ultimately recognised in the quality of the graduates they produce.
More than 20 years since the end of apartheid, a new generation of leadership is firing up the activism space in South Africa that many believe has lost momentum – bringing new hope that the country can address its social justice and equality challenges more effectively.
By Clint Maggott
Agility is crucial for any enterprise seeking to a gain competitive advantage in the 4th industrial revolution – but what can leaders do to develop their agility and that of their people?
By Dr Tim London
With Africa struggling to meet its sustainable development goals, responsible investment has a key role to play, and ESG provisions will be crucial in catalysing additional capital flows.
By Dr Stephanie Giamporcaro
Rising racial and political tensions and a deficit of authentic leadership in society are adding to difficulties facing businesses operating in South Africa, says Kosheek Sewchurran.READ MORE
by Martin HallREAD MORE
by Chris Human and Geoff BickREAD MORE
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