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Sharron McPherson Promises and Perils of Africa's
Emerging Market Business

The promises and perils of Africa's digital revolution

Exponential digital advancement across Africa, spurred on by the COVID-19 crisis, is indeed a game changer. But its impact – the good and the bad – requires a more nuanced and intelligent analysis if we really are to build back better.

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Posted on 15 September 2021 by Sharron McPherson
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
Sabine Lehmann post-lockdown tourism article MEDIA
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Assets to leverage for post-lockdown tourism

As the wheels of South Africa’s tourism industry start turning again, it should leverage the free assets that are in short supply in many of its source markets.

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Posted on 2 September 2021 by Sabine Lehmann
BARRY PANULO SA’S NEW FINANCE MINISTER
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

SA’s new finance minister must emphasise green transition

Godongwana needs to take bold, visionary action to transition South Africa’s economy from gold to green. The same-old policy approaches will only continue to yield disappointment for the workforce.

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Posted on 25 August 2021 by Barry Panulo
MIKAEL SAMUELSSON - South Africa’s economy
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Caution in the face of promise: South Africa’s new green frontier

Amid the hype of cannabis deregulation, one South African company has methodically planned its entry into the commercial space of this so-called wonder plant. Their cautious approach should be heeded by others rushing to get into the market.

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Posted on 19 August 2021 by Mikael Samuelsson
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
Remote Working 2021
Learning & Development

Remote work: the unlevel playing field

The stigma associated with flexible work has been turned on its head by COVID-19, with remote work becoming the norm rather than the exception in many organisations. But there are downsides to working from home, particularly for parents, and research shows that women are disproportionately affected.

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Posted on 11 August 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
WIB Conference 2021
Learning & Development

Women prepare for their time to shine

Since the start of the pandemic, business schools have reported an “explosion” in applications from women. With the predicted shift to a global ‘feeling economy’ now underway, are women preparing to take centre stage in the world of business?

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Posted on 10 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
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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
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 Can we risk our society’s futur
Leadership & Ethics

Can we risk our society’s future on a system that produces the leadership we experience?

The events of the past two weeks have brought into sharp focus the devastating results of selecting leaders based on popularity over other criteria. To avoid shipwrecking our country, it’s time to design a better system of stewarding our collective needs.

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Posted on 23 July 2021 by Kosheek Sewchurran
UCT GSB Turret
Learning & Development

UCT GSB partners with CNBC Africa for Future of Education Summit

The school is a key sponsor in this virtual summit which kicks off at 10h00 (CAT) on 29 July, under the theme, ‘Redefining the future of education’.

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Posted on 9 July 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
Ralph Hamann
Emerging Market Business

Is the business community making environmental sustainability a priority in the wake of the pandemic?

National Environmental Awareness month is celebrated in June. We asked UCT GSB Prof Ralph Hamann to share his views on the role of business schools in addressing climate change, and whether COVID-19 has caused the business world to reprioritise environmental sustainability.

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Posted on 7 July 2021 by Ralph Hamann
Quad Area - Media
Learning & Development

UCT’s Executive MBA programme is still number one in Africa

The QS 2021 Global EMBA Rankings have ranked the UCT Graduate School of Business’ EMBA programme number one in Africa and 51st in the world. This unique degree transforms executives by putting them into a better relationship with their lived experience to focus solving the complex problems of our times.

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Posted on 5 July 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
COVID-19 has shattered global networking
Learning & Development

COVID-19 has shattered global networking as we once knew it

The pandemic has created an imperative for a new mode of networking, 90% of global professionals believe the pandemic has damaged their opportunities for networking, reveals a new survey by the CEMS Global Alliance in Management Education.

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Posted on 5 July 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
Steven Kuo - Why AfCFTA
Emerging Market Business

Why AfCFTA will not put Africa at odds with China

While many worry the newly-launched African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) may harm Africa-China relations, more attention should be given to improving ease of doing business for local and Chinese businesses alike.

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Posted on 28 June 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
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
HYBRID WORKING MODEL - MEDIA
Management Fundamentals

How to ensure the success of the hybrid working model

After more than a year of remote working, many organisations recognise its benefits, but are also conscious of its challenges. What can organisations do to ensure the hybrid working model is a success?

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Posted on 22 June 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
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