Welcome to the case writing centre

The Case Writing Centre produces excellent teaching cases that reflect the African and the emerging market context. Our vision is to bring the relevance and strength of local business lessons to life. We profile leading and startup businesses and explore actual, complex situations and how to best address them. Our cases also boast informative and in-depth teaching notes. We are passionate about creating local and current case material for MBA students.

GOALS
WHAT IS A TEACHING CASE?

A teaching case is a learning tool that uses an account of a real-life business situation in the classroom. Learning occurs through a joint effort to solve the dilemma faced by the character in the story.

WHY TEACHING CASES?
  • Personable
  • Real
  • Creative
  • Interesting
  • Requires risk
  • Stimulating, fun, and challenging!
10 SKILLS THAT CASES DEVELOP
  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity
  • Analytical skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Strategic thinking
  • Real life engagement
  • Decision-making skills
  • Communication and written skills
  • How to apply technique to real issues
  • Insight into solving messy situations
"The Case Writing Centre aims to equip aspiring leaders and managers who want to lead change in Africa. To enable us on this journey, we need more cases that focus on African business and management phenomena.”
Associate Professor Kosheek Sewchurran, Acting GSB Director
TEACHING CASE COLLECTION

The Case Writing Centre is passionate about creating local and current case material for MBA students. 

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AWARDS

View our award-winning teaching cases about companies from across South Africa and the African continent.

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"In a business school setting, teaching cases are crucial to learning, as they give students the opportunity to step into the shoes of business leaders in a variety of industries and find solutions to real-life dilemmas."
Claire Barnardo, Case Writing Centre Manager

In the Media

PODCAST

Interview with Kieno Kammies on Cape Talk on the need for more local business cases.

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VIDEO

The 27th CEEMAN Annual Conference in Wroclaw, Poland.

Interview from Munich case workshop here.

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LATEST NEWS

Award-winning teaching case charts successful internationalisation strategy of alcohol-free beverage The Duchess.


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CLAIRE BARNARDO

Claire Barnardo started and manages the Case Writing Centre at the GSB.

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CONTACT US

If you are interested in creating cases or learning from our teaching cases, contact Claire Barnardo: claire.barnardo@gsb.uct.ac.za