Programme to connect future SA leaders to global conversation in a post COVID-19 world

The UCT GSB has become the first business school in sub-Saharan Africa to join CEMS – Global Alliance in Management Education.

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Learning & Development

How to get ahead while working from home

Just because you’re working from home these days doesn’t mean your career needs to stagnate. There are many things you can do to stay productive and make the most of these extraordinary times.


Entrepreneurship & Innovation

SA company rises to the challenge of business evolution in the time of COVID-19

In 2019, online retailer Yuppiechef, made the unusual decision of opening physical shops; a move from clicks to bricks. This story, captured in a UCT GSB case study published last year, surfaced a business model that is supple in finding solutions and deeply customer-centric


Entrepreneurship & Innovation

From uncertainty to lasting social value; how social innovation is helping us reshape our world

While Covid-19 is wreaking havoc in our economy and our communities, it is simultaneously giving rise to compassion and innovation. Crisis has always been a driver of change, unlocking new ways of doing things, the question is can we sustain these into the future?


COVID-19

Will COVID-19 be the catalyst for the most devastating economic crisis of our time?

COVID-19 erupted in a macroeconomic environment that is a rich cocktail of economic contraction and contradiction. History teaches us that if we don’t pay attention to this – we risk underestimating the magnitude of the crisis that we face.


Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Agility in action: How one SA company has risen to the challenge of business evolution in the time of COVID-19

The global pandemic is forcing businesses around the world to change the way they operate. One South African company, Yuppiechef, is demonstrating that the principles of customer centricity and agility are core to successful adaptation.


Emerging Market Business

It's the 80s rewind - but with internet

South Africa needs to seize the opportunities for digitisation which have emerged as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, in order to thrive in the new global economy.


Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Q&A with Dr Solange Rosa on social innovation and its role in building a better world

Dr Solange Rosa, Interim Director of the UCT GSB's Bertha Centre explains why social innovation is thriving amidst this pandemic, and what we can do to ensure that the benefits it is bringing can be sustained in the longer term.


Learning & Development

UCT Graduate School of Business is number one in South Africa

Latest ranking of customised programmes from the Financial Times shows the University Cape Town Graduate School of Business is leading in South Africa.


COVID-19

Mastering the art of the virtual meeting

Getting the most out of virtual meetings demands more than a mastery of new tech, it’s about creating human connections across the digital ether.


COVID-19

Alumni webinar series: Five implications of the coronavirus for business leaders

Professor Ralph Hamann hosted a webinar exploring five long-term implications for business leaders due to COVID-19.


Learning & Development

Programme to connect future SA leaders to global conversation in a post COVID-19 world

The UCT GSB has become the first business school in sub-Saharan Africa to join CEMS – Global Alliance in Management Education.


COVID-19

Webinar: The broader economic implications of COVID-19

Former UCT GSB economist, Barry Standish, hosted a free webinar in April for UCT GSB alumni on the broader financial and economic implications of COVID-19.


Learning & Development

Knowing the difference between managing and leading

Knowing the difference between managing and leading


Learning & Development

How to master the art of the virtual meeting

Love or loathe them, virtual meetings have become a mainstay of the working day for many of us. Lauren Davis shared some tips on virtual meeting best practices with Kieno Kammies on Cape Talk.


COVID-19

3 Tips for managing and motivating teams during COVID-19

The current crisis is offering many businesses in South Africa an opportunity to rethink how they manage and motivate their teams for the better.


COVID-19

How COVID-19 will permanently change the way we work

What trends will be accelerated, what will die away, and what new trends will appear? And what’s the most important thing organisations need to do now to prepare? We ask three people in the know.


COVID-19

Coronavirus - an excuse to downgrade African countries deep into junk

A number of rating agencies have downgraded emerging market economies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their actions have raised the question: why do so during a crisis?


COVID-19

This Freedom Day let’s commit to the change that enhances the freedom for all

On Freedom Day this year, the national lockdown and response to the COVID-19 pandemic, are holding up a mirror to society and forcing us to confront our faults and weaknesses.


COVID-19

Strategic agility is key to business survival during this crisis – and beyond

As the COVID-19 pandemic advances, some companies have been able to change strategic focus to stay afloat in new and innovative ways. Here’s what their actions have to teach the rest of us.


COVID-19

Trust in times of crisis: Why we need to trust our governments

The Edelman Trust Barometer released in January, exposed some rather discouraging truths, not only about the global state of the world, but also about South Africa.


COVID-19

Video interview - Out of the box thinking can help small businesses weather the storm

Dr Tim London chats to the Bertha Centre's Natasha Dinham, about a number of measures investors can take to ameliorate the effects of the COVID -19 crisis.