ARTICLES ON COVID-19

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Q&A with John Luiz on the future of globalisation

The extraordinary spread of the Covid-19 virus over the past year has highlighted various vulnerabilities associated with globalisation. We asked the UCT GSB's Prof John Luiz for his views on the future of this model.

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Posted on 25 January 2021 by John Luiz
Cape Talk
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Dr Beverly Shrand chats to Kieno Kammies about a new CEMS report on leadership

A new report released today by the CEMS Global Alliance in Management Education shares insights and recommendations for business leaders, educators and young professionals for 2021 and beyond.

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Posted on 19 January 2021 by Beverly Shrand
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As COVID-19 gets more people working from home, cybercriminals zoom in

The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating digital trends to change our very notions of work and office. This presents both opportunities and threats - particularly when it comes to cybersecurity.

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Posted on 25 September 2020 by Sharron McPherson
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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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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
WHAT’S BREWING DURING LOCKDOWN? - Media
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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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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.

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Posted on 19 May 2020 by Barry Standish
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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.

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Posted on 11 May 2020 by Kumeshnee West
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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.

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Posted on 8 May 2020 by Ralph Hamann
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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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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.

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Posted on 6 May 2020 by Christina Opperman-Swart
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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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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?

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Posted on 3 May 2020 by Misheck Mutize
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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.

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Posted on 28 April 2020 by Athol Williams
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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.

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Posted on 24 April 2020 by Mignon Reyneke
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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.

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Posted on 22 April 2020 by Badri Zolfaghari
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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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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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Life after lockdown: Welcome to physical distancing and the contactless economy

When lockdown ends, it is likely that people are going to want to have safe spaces to meet up in and have fun. What can visitor attractions do now to make sure they are ready?

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Posted on 14 April 2020 by Sabine Lehmann
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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
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We are not at war with COVID-19

The rhetoric of war, and the unfortunate term ‘lockdown’ are even more misplaced in this crisis because it takes people to change a society, not simply putting stringent rules or regulations in place and enforcing them through the barrel of a gun.

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Posted on 14 April 2020 by Camaren Peter
HOW ARE COMPANIES ADAPTING - Media
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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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We need to mobilise communities in the global fight against coronavirus

While scientists and big pharma work on vaccines, innovations and solutions developed at the community level will be key to slowing the spread of the virus.

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Posted on 14 April 2020 by Katusha De Villiers
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How investors can support small businesses through the COVID-19 lockdown

The Bertha Centre’s Natasha Dinham spoke with Kieno Kammies at Cape Talk, about how investors can help small businesses through these challenging times.

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Posted on 9 April 2020 by Natasha Dinham
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COVID-19's top five long-term implications for business leaders

The spread of the pandemic has brought to the fore the need for business leaders to recognise the crucial interdependencies between business and its environmental, social, and governance context.

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Posted on 8 April 2020 by Ralph Hamann
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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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How investors can support small businesses through the COVID-19 lockdown

For a small business, twenty-one days may be as long as it takes to close its doors forever. But investors might just have the tools to make sure that doesn’t happen.

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Posted on 2 April 2020 by Natasha Dinham
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Human Rights in the South African Workplace: From Fighting Apartheid to Tackling Exclusion

South African organisations have made great strides in achieving more diversity and transformation. However, too many people still feel excluded in workplaces.

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Posted on 31 March 2020 by Kurt April
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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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Great leaders are made in times of crises; who will step up?

The COVID-19 crisis is giving leaders everywhere a test of unimaginable proportions. Right now we need calm, agile and decisive people at the helm across all sectors to ensure that we survive and go on to thrive again - and President Ramaphosa is setting a good example.

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Posted on 26 March 2020 by Kurt April
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Could the Covid-19 crisis offer us a window of opportunity to build social cohesion?

A national disaster declared on top of a technical recession and a standoff between the ANC and its alliance partners means that we can expect the SA economy will remain in a downward cycle for the foreseeable future — our only hope lies in building social cohesion in the face of crisis.

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Posted on 25 March 2020 by Sean Gossel
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The globalisation of an epidemic and the epidemic of globalisation

COVID-19 respects no borders and has laid bare some of the vulnerabilities of globalisation. Going forward, we need to look more deeply at how to build a world that protects global supply chains more effectively — and the all people that depend upon them.

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Posted on 25 March 2020 by John Luiz
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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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COVID-19 could be a chance to rethink, disrupt and plan for the future of your business

While COVID-19 is expected to wreak havoc on the South African economy, the full extent of this is yet to be determined. But even in crisis, there are always opportunities for innovation.

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Posted on 23 March 2020 by Mikael Samuelsson
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COVID-19 has made remote working the new normal - why this might be good for productivity

SA lags behind the working-from-home curve, but the combination of coronavirus and loadshedding may be changing that. Fortunately, studies show it can improve productivity and protect the bottom line.

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Posted on 19 March 2020 by Sharron McPherson
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Q&A with Tim London on the impact of COVID-19 on education

As the coronavirus continues to play a prominent role in our lives, we are forced to do things differently. With schools closing this week, this is making online learning very much a reality for the immediate future. But is South Africa ready for this?

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Posted on 18 March 2020 by Tim London