ARTICLES BY UCT GSB Press Office

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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
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
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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
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
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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
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Only together can sparks of impact investing in Africa light the way forward

From Addis Ababa to Accra, Lagos to Lusaka, ground-breaking examples of impact investments are flourishing. The steady growth in this asset class, however, belies a fragmented playing-field.

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Posted on 25 May 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
Siphosethu Komani Solution Space
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Q&A with Siphosethu Komani on the future of startups in Africa

The UCT GSB's Solution Space recently entered phase two of their annual E-Track Programme, in partnership with Ayoba. We spoke to Siphosethu Komani, about how the programme prepares its cohorts to be agile in the face of future shocks.

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Posted on 25 May 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Management Fundamentals

Negotiation should be seen as an opportunity for both sides to win

To avoid a shutdown over wage negotiations, we need to find what both parties value.

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Posted on 12 May 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

Jagger Library Reading Room: Looking back and looking forward — a personal view

Mary Lister, Librarian at the UCT GSB reflects on the devastating fire that gutted parts of the UCT Library on Upper Campus towards the end of April and explains how people can get involved if they want to help.

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Posted on 11 May 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
KW- UCT FIRE
Learning & Development

From the Director: hope, leadership and gratitude at the GSB

Members of our GSB community–many of who are graduates of our programmes–played a special role in providing leadership and help to guide the University through one of its most difficult moments.

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Posted on 11 May 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
Luvuyo Maseko
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

COVID-19 has nudged youth development towards 4IR, but gaps remain

The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred organisations working in youth development to find new ways to reach their young audiences through technology, but without the basics in place, many of these solutions are doomed to remain isolated examples of excellence.

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Posted on 9 May 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Tractors may not be sexy but they offer a real solution to Africa’s challenges

As COO at Hello Tractor, a novel mobile platform that connects farmers to tractors as well as agricultural equipment, expertise and financial services, MBA alumnus Folu Okunade is working to connect under resourced farmers in emerging economies to the information age.

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Posted on 6 May 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

UCT GSB graduate is banking on his country’s future

MCom alumnus, Mutemwa Ushewokunze, has returned to Zimbabwe after 20 years abroad, to help take the country’s banking sector to the next tech level.

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Posted on 6 May 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Taking the road less travelled is a choice we make

MBA alumna Mouna Akefli is not one to conform. Passionate about building a more diverse, inclusive and connected continent, she is determined to shake things up and her role as marketing manager for Ericsson in West Africa and Morocco is giving her new opportunities to do so.

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Posted on 6 May 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

Some old rules still apply in the new world

MBA graduates may feel that they have had to put their careers on hold as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it has also given them an opportunity to recalibrate and make themselves more relevant to a changing world.

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Posted on 29 April 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Emerging Market Business

SA is running out of time to fix its society and economy

Freedom Day celebrations ring hollow when the vast majority of black people in this country remain economically and socially marginalised. To unlock our future, we must invest in our people — and fast — to build a new culture of innovation, proactiveness, and risk-taking.

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Posted on 29 April 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Leadership & Ethics

Becoming a businessperson is not a straightforward journey for all

Building business skills to improve livelihoods is increasingly being recognised as a mechanism to lift communities out of extreme poverty. But in many survivalist communities, the principles of business can clash with the existing values of the community.

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Posted on 20 April 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Rebuilding the SA economy more sustainably — and for greater impact

COVID-19 has devastated the economy, but it has also opened a window of opportunity for businesses to integrate smarter and more sustainable solutions into their day-to-day operations as they rebuild for the long-term.

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Posted on 20 April 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

Gearing oneself for a post-pandemic world

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.

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Posted on 8 April 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Emerging Market Business

Social justice in South Africa is as much business’ crisis as it is government’s

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.

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Posted on 29 March 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

Successful women can have it all - but it doesn’t mean doing it all

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.

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Posted on 25 February 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

Championing a made-in-Africa approach

He is passionate about the continent that birthed him, and so Sylvester Taku, who heads up the South African operations of the only smartphone manufacturer in Africa is keen to do his bit to promote development on the continent.

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Posted on 25 February 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Leadership & Ethics

UCT GSB MBA alumnus, Alforde Charumbira honoured in the AACSB's Influential Leaders challenge

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.

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Posted on 16 February 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Management Fundamentals

Psychological safety in the virtual workplace

What are the main barriers to creating psychological safety in the workplace and how can this be achieved in a virtual environment?

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Posted on 8 February 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

UCT’s MBA programme flies the flag for Africa in top global ranking

The UCT GSB remains the only school on the continent to make the prestigious Financial Times 2021 ranking of full-time MBA programmes.

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Posted on 7 February 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
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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.

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Posted on 18 January 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
Ricardo Perez - media
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.

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Posted on 13 January 2021 by UCT GSB Press Office
Alec Mutlane - media
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.

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Posted on 11 December 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
Kariema Price - media
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.

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Posted on 11 December 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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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.

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Posted on 7 December 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
Cape Talk
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.

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Posted on 7 December 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
 CAREER PROGRESSION - MEDIA
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.

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Posted on 25 November 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
Cape Talk
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.

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Posted on 9 November 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Calling all young South Africans who want to help build social justice and peace

The Bertha Centre at the UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB), is calling on young South Africans to join a global community of peace makers at Build Peace 2020, a virtual international peace-building conference that gets underway this weekend.

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Posted on 3 November 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

Big ambitions to drive financial inclusion in Africa

UCT GSB alumna Fadzai Chitiyo-Kunaka has just started a new position with the National Treasury as a short-term consultant for The World Bank — while also coming to grips with motherhood following the birth of her firstborn, a baby daughter, only four months ago.

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Posted on 2 November 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Management Fundamentals

Transparency and integrity go a long way, especially in a crisis

It is Kirby Gordon’s job to convince people it is OK to fly again, one many challenges he’s had to tackle in the past few months, which have seen him draw on the skills he gained during his MBA a decade ago.

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Posted on 26 October 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

UCT the only Financial Times ranked MBA school in Africa

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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Posted on 26 October 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Scholarship programme to foster a more just, inclusive and sustainable Africa

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship aims to support a cohort of new leaders across the African continent with its scholarship programme, commencing in 2021.

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Posted on 20 October 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
Alumni Reunion Weekend 2020 - Media
Learning & Development

Thuli Madonsela and Vusi Thembekwayo to join UCT GSB annual Alumni Reunion weekend

In keeping with the times, the UCT Graduate School of Business’ 2020 Alumni Reunion weekend will be hosted online and will explore how connecting the world digitally during the COVID-19 pandemic has affected us as business leaders - and as people.

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Posted on 16 October 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
Cape Talk
Learning & Development

Executive Coaching: Creating lasting and meaningful personal development

Craig O’Flaherty, Director of the Centre for Coaching at the UCT Graduate School of Business, spoke to Kieno Kammies about how coaching can help us overcome challenges and barriers, whether they've been created by others or by ourselves.

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Posted on 12 October 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Annual Reviews

2019 Year in review

The 2019 edition focuses on how the UCT GSB continues to grow as a leading business school in Africa through its programmes, faculty, specialised units as well as physical structure.

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Posted on 6 October 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Annual Reviews

2018 Year in Review

The UCT GSB had a tremendous 2018 — so successful, in fact, that it was impossible to include all our achievements into the inaugural edition of the UCT GSB’s annual Year in Review.

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Posted on 5 October 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Annual Reviews

About the UCT GSB Year in Review

The UCT GSB Year in Review publication provides an overview of all the school’s highlights and achievements.

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Posted on 30 September 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

UCT GSB announces new leadership roles

The UCT GSB has introduced two new roles to bolster the school’s management structures, whilst streamlining its research and academic activities.

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Posted on 30 September 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
HOW OFTEN SHOULD COMPANY CULTURE BE REVIEWED?
Learning & Development

How often should company culture be reviewed and can it be changed?

We asked Prof Rija, Azvir Rampursad and Bradley Nitsckie for their views on how often company culture should be reviewed and whether it's possible to change a culture that has been instilled over an extended period of time.

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Posted on 28 September 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION - mEDIA
Learning & Development

International recognition for Bertha Centre (UCT GSB) researchers

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship is developing a new teaching case method - incorporating multiple perspectives for the complex issues of our time - which they have been invited to present at the North American Case Research Association (NACRA) 2020 Conference.

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Posted on 28 September 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

UCT GSB partners with Accelerate Cape Town to host Future of Work series

The University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) has teamed up with Accelerate Cape Town to explore pressing questions on the future of work in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted on 21 September 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
Cape Talk
Management Fundamentals

Will remote working become the norm after COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted almost all industries. The future worker and workspace has evolved considerable and there may be no going back. What should companies be doing to prepare for the new normal? What are the key trends and skills that are going to be in high demand? Accelerate CEO Ryan Ravens spoke to Kieno Kammies.

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Posted on 21 September 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
Cape Talk
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Reimagining the future of tourism post-COVID-19

The UCT GSB’s Solution Space recently hosted a virtual Future of Tourism Bootcamp where participants were given the opportunity to develop innovative solutions to solve challenges amplified by the Covid-19 pandemic within the tourism industry.

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Posted on 15 September 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

UCT GSB teaching case study on medical technology company, Biotronik, wins top international award

Researchers from the UCT GSB have once again taken top honours in a prestigious international case writing competition, for a new teaching case on the challenges of remaining competitive and profitable without compromising on quality in the SA cardiac device industry.

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Posted on 14 September 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
UCT GSB’S E-TRACK PROGRAMME - MEDIA
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

UCT GSB’s e-Track programme takes nine local start-ups to the next level

The latest e-Track programme, an initiative of the UCT GSB's Solution Space in partnership with the MTN Group, yields exceptional results as all participating teams progress to next phase.

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Posted on 7 September 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
Cheryyl - MEDIA
Learning & Development

Gender diversity in SA has a long way to go

Award-winning chartered accountant and UCT GSB EMBA alumna, Cheryl-Jane Kujenga is vocal about transformation and gender diversity in the workplace - and why we need more women at the top.

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Posted on 27 August 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

The dearth of mentorship is a major fault line in SA education

UCT GSB PGDip alumnus, Bianca Rousseau, had a few more bumps in the road than most when trying to earn herself a professional qualification; but when she did, she came up with a formula for success that is founded on the principle of mentorship.

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Posted on 27 August 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
Catherine Duggan
Leadership & Ethics

Building a new global understanding of African business — on African terms

The UCT GSB's new director, Dr Catherine Duggan, has often been asked why she wants to work in Africa — it's a question this award-winning lecturer and former Harvard academic just loves to answer.

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Posted on 20 August 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

New director wants UCT GSB to ‘seize the opportunity to lead in Africa’

Dr Catherine Duggan, formerly the vice dean for strategy and research at the African Leadership University (ALU) in Rwanda and member of faculty at Harvard Business School, has been appointed as the new director of the UCT GSB.

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Posted on 12 August 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
Cape Talk
Learning & Development

UCT GSB's new programme prepares students to lead internationally

Dr Beverly Shrand, spoke with Cape Talk about the UCT GSB's new programme, the CEMS Master of Management specialising in International Management (MIM).

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Posted on 10 August 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Management Fundamentals

What should companies be doing to ensure that they can manage employee well-being?

Research shows that promoting employee well-being and health can help prevent stress and create positive working environments where individuals and organisations can thrive.

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Posted on 29 July 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
Women in business conference - media
Learning & Development

Women in Business conference set to break new ground in 2020

For the first time in its 21-year history, the UCT GSB's popular annual Women in Business conference, focused on addressing inclusion, access, and equality in the workplace, will take place online.

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Posted on 29 July 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

Addressing the urgent need for upskilling due to COVID-19

Rayner Canning, Business Development Director at the UCT GSB, talks to Cape Talk's Kieno Kammies about the need to upskill the workforce post-COVID-19.

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Posted on 28 July 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

UCT GSB Executive MBA ranked in global top 50 for 2nd year in row

The UCT GSB has sealed its reputation as one of Africa’s top business schools with the news that its Executive MBA has moved up to 45th in the world on the prestigious 2020 QS ranking of Executive MBAs.

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Posted on 6 July 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

Dr Solange Rosa to lead the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

New director cites community across boundaries, a fairer world, communal inspired action, access to opportunities, radical collaboration, kindness, social justice, and aligned interests as key to forging a fresh vision for the next decade.

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Posted on 2 July 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

International quality stamp puts UCT GSB in top 5% of business schools worldwide

The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) has been reaccredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), one of only 5% of business schools worldwide to achieve this prestigious mark of quality

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Posted on 2 July 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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COVID-19

Latest updates from UCT

UCT is taking the possible threat of infection in our community extremely seriously. This page will be updated regularly with the latest information relating to COVID-19.

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Posted on 1 July 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Emerging Market Business

UCT GSB teaching case study on SA film industry wins top international award

Researchers from the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) have taken top honours in a prestigious international case writing competition, for their teaching case on the challenges of financing digital entertainment.

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Posted on 26 June 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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COVID-19

SA’s youth hit hard by COVID-19

A survey conducted with young South Africans has revealed that many have had to borrow money to survive as a result of COVID-19, with a significant number plunged deeper into unemployment.

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Posted on 25 June 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

The future of management education: what students say

Shivani Ghai, MBA candidate at the UCT GSB, spoke to Jeremy van Wyk about responsible management education and what students want from management education today.

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Posted on 22 June 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Young people can lead the response to COVID-19

Youth Day reminds us of the role the young people have played in the past to drive change. In a world that is battling the COVID-19 pandemic, their vibrant energy and mobilising ability is needed more than ever — especially on the African continent.

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Posted on 15 June 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Leadership & Ethics

Embracing the unknown can make you a better leader - Jerome Thomas (EMBA)

COVID-19 is giving leaders everywhere a crash course in living with volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA). Fortunately, says Jerome Thomas, he got a head start with his EMBA at the UCT GSB.

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Posted on 8 June 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Helping students bridge the digital divide in the time of COVID-19

Three MBA graduates from the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) are spearheading a campaign by Cape Town Education Technology fundraising start-up Feenix, to raise R6.6 million to get laptops, food vouchers and connectivity to final year and graduate students during COVID-19 — ultimately ensuring these students make it into the South African workforce.

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Posted on 8 June 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
Cape Talk
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The reality of emerging market challenges for entrepreneurs

Growbox is the subject of a teaching case study by the UCT GSB's case writing centre. Its focus is on the reality of emerging market challenges for entrepreneurs in Cape Town

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Posted on 1 June 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
WHAT’S BREWING DURING LOCKDOWN? - Media
COVID-19

What’s Brewing During Lockdown?

The South African craft beer market could be very different post lockdown.

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Posted on 25 May 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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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.

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Posted on 11 May 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

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

The CEMS global network of 32 existing academic members (leading business schools), 70 corporate partners (multinational companies) and seven social partners (NGOs), is dedicated to educating and preparing future generations of international business leaders, through the top ranked CEMS Master in International Management (MIM).

This one-year Master’s programme, opened registrations on 1 May 2020, for its first intake in South Africa in September 2021, prepares young leaders to contribute to a more open, sustainable and inclusive world.

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Posted on 7 May 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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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.

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Posted on 7 May 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

Knowing the difference between managing and leading - Robin Kuriakose (MBA)

Knowing the difference between managing and leading

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Posted on 7 May 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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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.

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Posted on 6 May 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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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.

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Posted on 6 May 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
BOX THINKING - Media
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.

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Posted on 22 April 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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COVID-19

Video interview - How can Govt better support small businesses during COVID-19?

Dr Tim London interviewed UCT students and researchers, Zaakir Essa and Georgina Borros from Phaphama on their study of a particular group of small businesses that are facing real threats from the impacts of COVID-19.

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Posted on 22 April 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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COVID-19

Strong leadership in times of crisis

Taking the reins of Zimbabwe’s largest building society during the Covid-19 pandemic has certainly been challenging, but GSB alumnus Mehluli Mpofu believes that his leadership philosophy built on team work and problem-solving will help steer the institution he leads through these trying times.

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Posted on 14 April 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
HOW ARE COMPANIES ADAPTING - Media
COVID-19

Video interview - How are companies adapting their businesses to cope with COVID-19?

Dr Tim London spoke with Mignon Reyneke, an associate professor of Digital Marketing at the UCT GSB, about some of the companies that are trying to deal with the fallout of COVID-19 by doing things differently.

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Posted on 14 April 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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COVID-19

Everything has changed: The world and South Africa's economy after COVID-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the world: It is possible that it will take years for the global economy to recover, which will have dire implications for South Africa’s economic prospects.

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Posted on 6 April 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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COVID-19

Resources for information related to COVID-19

COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") Information and Resources

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Posted on 27 March 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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COVID-19

Updates for Staff

The health, safety, and well-being of the UCT GSB community is our top priority. This page will be regularly updated to keep staff informed.

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Posted on 24 March 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

Multilingual classrooms boost learning

Just 23% of South Africans identify English or Afrikaans as their home language and yet 100% of children are expected to navigate their school years in these languages exclusively.

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Posted on 18 March 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Innovation partnerships to tackle youth development

The Bertha Centre at the UCT GSB and youth development lab Lucha Lunako have teamed up to find practical and actionable ways to get young South Africans economically active.

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Posted on 13 March 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Management Fundamentals

Addressing culture and context to successfully do business in Africa

Standard Bank teamed up with the UCT GSB to co-create a powerful learning partnership that helps its managers across Africa build stronger client relationships and foster long-term profitability.

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Posted on 11 March 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

How to foster diverse and competitive teams

How can today’s forward-looking companies get better at attracting and retaining talent from broader socio-economic backgrounds?

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Posted on 11 March 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Leadership & Ethics

Global MBA survey finds workplace sexual harassment is rampant

GNAM survey finds women in Africa more likely to report unwanted sexual attention but considerably less likely to report personal experiences of sexist and sexual misconduct.

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Posted on 10 March 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

MBA team wins security analysis live pitch competition

A UCT GSB team of MBAs exhibited world-class nerves and experience, edging out teams from Singapore, China and Brazil to take first place in a virtual competition hosted by Yale School of Management.

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Posted on 3 March 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

From vet to visionary financial thinker - Susan de Witt (MBA)

MBA alumna Dr Susan de Witt is making a name for herself in an innovative area of impact investing, which has the radical potential of raising much-needed finance while also driving social and environmental benefits in Africa.

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Posted on 17 February 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

A tribute to Bob Boland (Founding Director of the UCT GSB from 1966-1972)

Dr Robert (‘Bob’) Boland was the ultimate role-model for lifelong learning, described by MBA graduates from the late 1960s as "a multiplier of talent who made a real difference to the lives of so many people."

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Posted on 17 February 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

Leveraging education and entrepreneurship to solve SA’s challenges

Recently named as a 2020 Influential Leader by the AACSB, Chris Hosken believes there is a “ton of meaningful work to be done” in South Africa — and he is determined to give entrepreneurs the support they need to do it.

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Posted on 17 February 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Emerging Market Business

Q&A with Siwe Kuse about the Open Africa Power programme

Siwe Kuse, a researcher at the Power Futures Lab spoke with Cape Talk's Kieno Kammies about being a fellow on the Open Africa Power (OAP) Programme, an education initiative co-hosted hosted by the UCT GSB in partnership with Enel Foundation and the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

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Posted on 17 February 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Emerging Market Business

Enel Foundation and UCT GSB host energy training in SA in celebration of Nelson Mandela

Enel Foundation, together with the UCT GSB as host, has inaugurated the third edition of Open Africa Power (OAP), aimed at empowering a new generation of leaders to drive Africa’s clean energy transition.

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Posted on 10 February 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

Africa's first win at top international business school competition

The UCT Graduate School of Business in Cape Town has garnered another international accolade in becoming the first African business school to win the 39th annual John Molson MBA International Case Competition, often referred to as “MBA Olympics”

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Posted on 16 January 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

Where some see problems, he sees solutions - Jitendra Mishra (MBA)

UCT GSB MBA alumnus, Jitendra Mishra, believes there is a bright future for mining in Africa. Despite challenges in the sector, he thinks more advanced technologies and processes will revitalise the industry.

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Posted on 13 December 2019 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

UCT GSB recognised as a global leader in ethical business education

The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) is the only business school in Africa to feature in the 2019 Corporate Knights Better World MBA Ranking.

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Posted on 11 November 2019 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

GSB case study wins top international award

Researchers from the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) have taken top honours in a prestigious international case writing competition, for their teaching case on the marketing challenges and opportunities SMEs encounter when taking their product global.

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Posted on 19 September 2019 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

Widening access to financial services

UCT GSB MBA alumna, Philisiwe Precious Nduli, named as one of the Top 200 Young South Africans by the Mail & Guardian in 2018, is passionate about widening access to financial services — and ensuring that those services make the world a better place.

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Posted on 8 August 2019 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Unlocking the creative potential in Africans - Dr Puleng Makhoalibe (PhD)

Unlocking the creative potential in Africans

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Posted on 22 July 2019 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

Positioning women as catalysts for innovation in Africa - Gloria Muhoro (MPhil)

Positioning women as catalysts for innovation in Africa

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Posted on 28 June 2019 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

High-tech and old-school: a winning combination for success - Chad Bartlett (PGDip)

Chad Bartlett, Director of Partnerships at tech company, Grove, describes his time at the UCT GSB, where he completed a PGDip, as a life-changing experience.

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Posted on 20 June 2019 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

When a love of numbers becomes a passion for doing good

WHEN A LOVE OF NUMBERS BECOMES A PASSION FOR DOING GOOD

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Posted on 13 June 2019 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Management Fundamentals

Soft skills rule in the 'hard' world of finance - Kelly de Kock (MBA)

Kelly de Kock (MBA 2011) has forged a high-flying career in the financial services industry and her current role as Chief Operating Officer for Private Client Securities, Treasury, and Fiduciary Services at Old Mutual Wealth combines her love of solving technical challenges with a finely-tuned ability to manage people skilfully.

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Posted on 4 May 2019 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

Playing the long game - Stanley Vorsatz (MBA)

It was while doing his MBA that Stanley Vorsatz began to understand his strengths and weaknesses more clearly, a lesson worth the cost of admission itself. Now he’s putting that learning to good use in his own company.

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Posted on 25 March 2019 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Leadership & Ethics

What is the impact of an atypical leader on diversity beliefs?

An extract from a presentation to the UCT GSB by Mustafa F. Özbilgin, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Brunel Business School, London.

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Posted on 16 March 2019 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

An angel for African businesswomen - Lelemba Phiri (MCom)

She has been a television presenter, a university lecturer, a public sector and corporate key executive as well as an author and recipient of prestigious awards like the Zambian Woman of the Year Award in 2015, but it is with her gender-lens angel investment fund, that Lelemba Phiri believes she can make the biggest impact on the continent she loves.

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Posted on 21 February 2019 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

A boring job? Maybe to some - Nellis Beyers (MBA)

Dr Nellis Beyers, Medical Services Manager for the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, is bringing business thinking to bear on healthcare systems, making sure that more lives are saved and more lifechanging operations can be performed on children in need.

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Posted on 18 February 2019 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Selling the Cape Town lifestyle in China - Grant Horsfield (MBA)

UCT GSB alumnus Grant Horsfield has built a rapidly expanding business in China that aims to provide a better lived environment - both at work and at play — and deliver a more balanced, sustainable and enjoyable lifestyle.

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Posted on 13 August 2018 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

On being nimble and expanding your worldview: Q&A with Fortune Gamanya (EMBA)

Whether you’re an organisation facing down the Goliath of the 4th Industrial Revolution, a woman in the workplace or an MBA student embarking on a new trajectory, you need to be lean and agile and ready to engage, unapologetically, on your own terms, says the founder of Luminary Advisory & Consulting and EMBA alumna, Fortune Gamanya

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Posted on 1 August 2018 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

Q&A with Phathizwe Malinga (EMBA) on the Internet of Things

A digital future has the potential to improve the quality of life for all South Africans but requires that companies transform their business models to take advantage of it, says UCT GSB EMBA alumnus Phathizwe Malinga.

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Posted on 2 July 2018 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

Saving us from plastic soup - Richard Hardiman (MBA)

Self-proclaimed “accidental environmentalist” and GSB alumnus Richard Hardiman has built a drone, based on a science fiction character, that can clean the ocean. His tech start-up, Ranmarine, produces the WasteShark - the only thing standing between us and the garbage that is turning our oceans into plastic soup.

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Posted on 3 April 2018 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Learning & Development

When energy meets application: transforming the electricity market - Deon James (Modular MBA)

UCT GSB alumnus Deon James has been a force for change in the energy industry for more than twenty years. He describes his career trajectory since graduating from the part-time MBA programme in 1990.

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Posted on 22 February 2018 by UCT GSB Press Office