ARTICLES ON Ethics

Beyond lip service - Media
Leadership & Ethics

Beyond lip service, how do we create more inclusive workplaces?

In South Africa and globally, companies are struggling to put a commitment to diversity and inclusion into practice.

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Posted on 14 April 2021 by Kumeshnee West
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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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Leadership & Ethics

Can business leaders ignite change in a world that is overdue a great reset?

The thinking that has informed business leadership will not see us through the present challenges we face. To remake the world we need to recognise the deficiencies in leadership we experience and change how we train future leaders.

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Posted on 18 February 2021 by Kosheek Sewchurran
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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.

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Posted on 1 December 2020 by Camille Meyer
intelligence in leadership - media
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.

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Posted on 23 November 2020 by Kosheek Sewchurran
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Leadership & Ethics

SA needs leaders who are willing to step out of their comfort zones

As the country plunges deeper into an economic and humanitarian crisis fuelled by the COVID-19 pandemic, we will need steward leaders who are accountable and focused on assisting their communities — and each of us can rise to the challenge.

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Posted on 13 July 2020 by Kurt April
 Values-Based-Leadership - media
Leadership & Ethics

Values-based leadership in the age of COVID-19

Dr Camaren Peter, associate professor with the Allan Gray Centre for Values-Based Leadership at the UCT Graduate School of Business, speaks about the challenges posed by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted on 13 July 2020 by Camaren Peter
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Political Economy

Let’s tap into the defiant optimism of our young people this Youth Day

As protests around structural inequality and racism rage across the world, we need to re-ignite efforts to give young people a voice at all levels of society, but especially as leaders.

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Posted on 15 June 2020 by Camaren Peter
Expressions of Exclusion - Media
COVID-19

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
Do we really need another hero?
Leadership & Ethics

Do we really need another hero?

The rise of the hero leader around the world — strongmen who promise to be able to rescue their followers from difficult circumstances — is driving a wedge between citizens and undermining democratic institutions.

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Posted on 12 February 2020 by Babar Dharani
Privacy Addiction and the Role of Media
Leadership & Ethics

Privacy, addiction and the role of responsible digital marketing

Digital marketing provides an invaluable opportunity for businesses to reach more customers, better understand their needs and ultimately sell more product. But the medium is addictive and marketers have a growing duty to use it responsibly.

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Posted on 22 September 2019 by Mignon Reyneke
Believe it or not MEDIA
Leadership & Ethics

Believe it or not, the economy is not the biggest of our concerns in South Africa

South Africa has a fractured past, that we cannot deny, and divisions have always been an everyday part of life here. But these days, our differences are threatening to tear us apart.

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Posted on 16 August 2019 by Athol Williams
What is the impact of an atypical - Media
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