Press Releases - June 2017

Middle managers could hold the key to attaining Sustainable Development Goals

Middle managers are out of the loop when it comes to sustainability strategies, and this has stunted implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) worldwide, researchers say. 

Are SA women 'not ready' for leadership positions?

Industry leaders claim many female employees are not ready for top company jobs - but smart employers know that investing in finding ways to support women is good for morale and the bottom line.

Billions held in impact investments in Africa

The 2016 Africa Investing for Impact Barometer shows that investments that seek to combine financial returns with positive social, environmental or governance outcomes are flourishing on the African continent. The study identified more than $350 billion that is committed to impact investing strategies across nine countries. Impact investing has become a key focus for many fund managers.

AllSafe app team make waves at international competition finals

UCT graduates Rowan Spazzoli, Tsakane Ngoepe and Louis Buys conceptualised a wearable safety device called The Guardian that would alert security services, the police and others close by if the user was in danger.

GSB launches satellite campus in Africa's top business district

UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) has launched a satellite campus in Johannesburg. Based in Sandton, the campus offers a number of customised Executive Education programmes and short courses designed to develop African business leaders. The decision to set up a campus in Sandton was influenced by the need to be close to government and corporate clients in Gauteng.

Rugby CODESA needed to halt the downward slide of the game

Former SARU president Oregan Hoskins, says the application of an amateur mindset is a key cause of South Africa's poor performance on the field. Rugby should be run as a business and equity partners need to be allowed to take a majority stake in the various franchises so they can be more involved in the running of the game.

GSB case study wins top award at Emerald AABS

Award-winning case study charts successful turnaround of outdoor apparel brand, K-Way, through application of lean principles in the business


Noluyolo Magazi: An idealist at heart

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship's new Innovative Finance Project Coordinator is driven towards finding solutions for the social ills afflicting many South Africans.

Bakang Moetse: Making a lasting and sustainable change in social finance

Newly appointed Impact Investing Project Manager at the GSB's Bertha Centre, Bakang Moetse, is dedicated to innovative social finance which is inclusive and benefits communities and SMEs.

UCT holds its position in 2018 QS rankings

UCT remains ranked at 191 in the 2018 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, which were released on 8 June. UCT also remains the top university in Africa.QS uses six indicators to build a university's overall score: academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per faculty, faculty-to-student ratio, international staff ratio and international student ratio.

Strategy should not be a guessing game - especially in uncertain economic times

Doing business in Africa is not easy, but there are also many opportunities on the con-tinent for innovation and growth, says Wayne Borchardt, founder and chief executive of The Decision Advisory Group. 

Gender diversity in management: no cookie-cutter solution

Gender diversity is improving at management levels - but very slowly. Could the answer lie in a more sector-specific approach to the problem?

GMAT scores keep climbing as MBA applications soar

MBA applications have spiked again, but competition for applicants keeps getting tougher, with the GMAT standard climbing steadily. A steep increase in the number of MBA applications and a rise in the average GMAT score have increased the demand for adequate GMAT preparation.

Leaders must not succumb to slogans

Addressing students at the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) class on Africa Day, Naudé was one of three deans from leading South African business schools to speak at the event on the current crisis facing the country.




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