As South Africa marks the anniversary of its first lockdown we reflect on our journey toward a post-COVID economic recovery and how the systemic shift toward impact investing and other financial innovation may point the way to lasting change in the country.READ MORE
In South Africa and globally, companies are struggling to put a commitment to diversity and inclusion into practice.
Along with office spaces, long daily commutes and the handshake, the traditional corporate training model may be gone for good. In its place, a more efficient alternative that creates a lasting positive impact in organisations is already emerging.
Do we ever stop needing to constantly reinvent ourselves? Evan Kagan, who completed his MBA at the UCT GSB in 2010, doesn't think so. But by trusting ourselves, working with our passions, learning and connecting with others, and following the latest industry trends, he believes we can all gear ourselves for the post-pandemic world.
As South Africa marks the anniversary of its first lockdown we reflect on our journey toward a post-COVID economic recovery and how the systemic shift toward impact investing and other financial innovation may point the way to lasting change in the country.
Busisiwe Mavuso (CEO at Business Leadership SA) was the speaker at the quarterly Allan Gray Speaker Series event, hosted virtually by the UCT GSB in March. We asked Professor Kurt April, who led the discussion, to share some of the key takeouts.
As African countries scramble to acquire and roll-out vaccines across the continent, the urgent need for reliable energy supply is once again in the spotlight.
World Consumer Rights Day is commemorated on 15 March. Since it’s also International Women’s Day in March, we asked the UCT GSB’s Associate Professor Mignon Reyneke, to share some insights into some of the consumer issues associated specifically with women.
As the world commemorates International Women’s Day on 8 March – this year hashtagged #ChooseToChallenge – countries must take stock of the setbacks working women have suffered over the COVID-19 pandemic, and imagine new ways forward.
Even before the onset of the health crisis, SA’s economy was already hurtling toward disaster. But the move to zero-based budgeting and limiting endless SOE bailouts provide possible silver linings.
MBA alumna Zaheera Soomar believes that women can have it all – a successful professional life and a happy family – but it takes plenty of organisational thinking, managerial expertise and making time to watch the odd reality cooking TV show, of course.
The thinking that has informed business leadership will not see us through the present challenges we face. To remake the world we need to recognise the deficiencies in leadership we experience and change how we train future leaders.
This annual initiative recognises notable graduates from AACSB-accredited business schools around the world, who are using their business education to create lasting impact in their own, unique way.
The UCT GSB remains the only school on the continent to make the prestigious Financial Times 2021 ranking of full-time MBA programmes.
The first COVID-19 vaccines have arrived in South Africa amid much fanfare – drowning out the voices of those asking why we are paying double for them in the first place and why they are unlikely to help those who need them most.
Many hope that the new year will bring new energy and stability to the education sector, but as the country finds itself still very much in the grip of COVID-19, there is much work that needs to be done to ensure that schools deal with the baggage of 2020.
The global pandemic has shaken up our lives and careers, but it has also created new opportunities. To thrive in a post-pandemic world, young leaders and managers will need to embrace operating in the global economy.