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The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) is the only business school in Africa to feature in the prestigious Financial Times Rankings for its ground-breaking Executive MBA programme.

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Learning & Development

Pandemic presents a rare opportunity to redefine leadership

New CEMS report sets out priorities for business leaders, educators and young professionals in a Post-COVID World.


Management Fundamentals

Making teams stronger and more productive in difficult times

Fear is rising in workplaces around the world - both for those working from home and in offices. A recent study shows 63% of South Africans are concerned they may lose their jobs in the next 12 months.


Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Is design thinking an endangered species in the future of work?

With the loss of shared spaces due to the pandemic and a shift toward remote working, the practice of design thinking will need to adapt so that we can continue to harness its power to co-create and solve problems.


Entrepreneurship & Innovation

UCT GSB accelerator guides entrepreneurs through pandemic

Battered by COVID-19 lockdown, fledgeling entrepreneurs needed all the help they could get in 2020; the Solution Space at the UCT GSB quickly went online to make sure they were not left out in the cold.


Learning & Development

UCT GSB graduate follows up hard-knocks MBA with an actual one

With no previous university qualifications, Alec Mutlane felt out of place at business school when he first got there, but he discovered that his life experiences –including starting and losing a tech start up – made him an ideal MBA candidate.


Learning & Development

A decade of inspiration from business school

Dr Kariema Price first came to the UCT GSB as a seasoned entrepreneur keen only to hone her business savvy; but that first encounter sparked a multitude of new interests and a decade-long association with the school that saw her graduate with a PhD in 2019.


Leadership & Ethics

The future of business, business schools and the economy

UCT GSB Director, Dr Catherine Duggan, shares her thoughts on the future of business education and how to prepare students for an increasingly complex world.


Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Power and privilege in the social justice sector

Social justice organisations play a vital role in addressing the many challenges South African citizens face. But what happens when the focus on external inequalities and injustices in society causes the same problems within these organisations to be overlooked? MBA alumni Ella Scheepers and Shamillah Wilson spoke to Kieno Kammies about their work in this sector.


Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Building a safety net for young people who drop out of school is everyone’s problem

Low attendance rates and lost school time are signalling a looming skills crisis for the country, as high numbers of young people are likely be lost to the education system and the economy across the next year. To solve this, we need to act together, and we need to do things differently.


Leadership & Ethics

Africa can lead the way in the great reset and its leaders have a key role to play

If Africa is to emerge a better society post-COVID-19, the approach to leadership and the broader environment needs to change.


Learning & Development

How will the lack of face-to-face interaction affect career progression?

Will the lack of face-to-face interaction negatively impact people’s careers? We asked Dr Christina Swart-Opperman, senior lecturer at the UCT GSB's AGVBL, and PhD Candidate Ella Scheepers, to share their insights.


Leadership & Ethics

Why we should trust subtlety over the posturing of a heroic leader

Emotionally intelligent leaders will be crucial in helping us to navigate through the COVID-19 crisis and the fallout from the US election chaos.


Management Fundamentals

What's your people strategy for 2021?

Remember the days when you shook hands enthusiastically with clients and colleagues just before sitting down together at the meeting table? Sharing pens to scribble down ideas during a brainstorming or team building session?


Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Giving initiative a chance to grow

Running a profitable and sustainable business while also making a worthwhile social impact makes things extra tough for social entrepreneurs. These enterprises urgently need more formal support to help them continue doing the good work that they do.


Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Turning a tech innovation into a viable business

Why do so many tech startups fail? Shiela Yabo, Programme Manager at the UCT GSB’s Solution Space, recently gave a presentation at the Africa Tech Festival, where she addressed this and other questions around launching a successful tech startup, particularly as a woman.


Management Fundamentals

Remote work has built – rather than broken – trust among colleagues. Here’s how

The COVID-19 crisis has forced a massive shift towards remote work. What are the implications of this shift for trust in the workplace? Such trust plays a crucial role in how we coordinate, cooperate, reciprocate, and respond to risk and uncertainty.


Management Fundamentals

It’s only small talk - but losing it may cost businesses big time

As lockdowns prevent teams from having their organic face-to-face interactions and ‘water-cooler’ conversations, critical skills are being lost with knock-on effects for productivity and employee wellbeing. Here are four ways managers and leaders can counteract the trend.


Management Fundamentals

If times are hard, try getting to know yourself a bit better

Finding a good coach during difficult times can give you new tools to understand yourself and develop healthier ways to navigate your life and work.


Learning & Development

Our world needs empathetic intervention - not heroes

As the world battles big systemic challenges, it’s clear that no single person has the answer. Instead, companies, organisations and individuals need to look at processes informed by many different perspectives to point the way forward.


Learning & Development

No going back: COVID-19 has galvanised business schools to embrace new possibilities in online and hybrid teaching

Amid the global pandemic, business schools everywhere have had to practise what they preach – adapt to changing environments, and imagine a world where, truly, it is no longer ‘business as usual’


Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Bertha Centre partners with Build Peace 2020 Conference

Fergus Turner, Programme Manager at the Bertha Centre, spoke to Kieno Kammies about the Build Peace 2020 conference, hosted virtually in partnership with global non-profit, Build Up.