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Local business case study wins prestigious international competition

Publish date:2016-10-03

A teaching case written by a team from the UCT Graduate School of Business on innovative tech start-up, Zoona, has won a prestigious international case writing competition and is set to be used in business schools and academic institutions across the world.


Striking the right note with the GSB’s 50th celebrations

Publish date:2016-09-29

The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) chose to mark the occasion of its 50th anniversary with a special composition by internationally acclaimed local musician, Bongani Sotshononda, whose music seeks to capture the school’s spirit of collaboration and innovation and its ethos of being firmly rooted in Africa.


What it takes to connect South Africa

Publish date:2016-09-22

Self-proclaimed urban technologist, Luvuyo Rani, co-founder of Silulo Ulutho Technologies, a company that aims to inspire and educate marginalised South Africans through technology, is teaching the business world a thing or two about how to build a company from the ground up in a township ecosystem.



The Wits Business School Chair in African Philanthropy

Publish date:2016-09-19

Gifting is an age-old practice in Africa and plays a central role in most communities across the continent. The Wits Business School Chair in African Philanthropy, a joint initiative with the Southern Africa Trust, is the first of its kind on the continent.

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Africa’s Overall Growth has slowed but New Research shows Long-Term Fundamentals are Strong and there are Big Business Opportunities ahead Business spending is expected to grow from $2.6 trillion in 2015 to $3.5 trillion by 2025

Publish date:2016-09-15

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, September 15, 2016/ -- Six years ago when the McKinsey Global (www.McKinsey.com/mgi) Institute first looked in detail at Africa’s diverse economies, almost all of them were experiencing accelerating growth.The picture today is more mixed. MGI’s new report Lions on the move II: Realizing the potential of Africa’s economies finds that Africa’s economies’ growth paths have diverged.  


Policy and governance failures in key infrastructure sectors widen space for corruption and undermines growth

Publish date:2016-09-09

Despite having dodged a recession this week, South Africa’s long term prospects for growth and development don’t look good, as a result of poor policy decisions around the country’s economic infrastructure.

“Any one instance of government dereliction is troubling, but the cumulative effect of multiple areas of insouciant neglect, or deliberate abuse, of our infrastructure industries indicates a government that has little appreciation of the importance of energy, telecommunications, transport and water for economic growth, employment creation and poverty reduction,” says UCT GSB professor Anton Eberhard.


Thinking for change: the world’s most effective “concept maker” comes to Cape Town

Publish date:2016-08-24

One of the most influential business thinkers and strategists in the world today, Professor Roger Martin, is coming to the UCT Graduate School of Business – in partnership with Deloitte – for a morning of turning conventional business thinking on its head for the greater good.


GSB to host first all-women MBA Recruitment Breakfast in celebration of Women’s Month

Publish date:2016-08-15

This August the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business (GSB) will be hosting a range events to celebrate Women’s Month. The upcoming Women’s MBA breakfast will showcase how an MBA can change the lives of women and empower them to reach their full potential.

“Research shows that women who make it to the top of their profession almost always cite their mentors and their networks as key to their success,” says Saskia Hickey, Market Intelligence and Strategy Manager at the GSB. “At the GSB we want to foster a community of successful women in business who support each other on the journey to success. There is so much that we can learn from each other.


High heels and hard hats: How to lead like a woman in a man’s world

Publish date:2016-08-01

Farana Boodhram has made her mark in the male-dominated fields of mining and transport in South Africa and has been recognised for her achievements by being selected for a prestigious Vital Voices leadership fellowship last month.


GSB Women in Business Conference – a ‘resilient and resourceful’ lineup for 2016

Publish date:2016-07-27

Some of South Africa’s most influential women, including Gabi Lowe, mother of the late Jenna Lowe, whose impassioned “Get me to 21” campaign touched the country last year, will join a panel of keynote speakers at the UCT Graduate School of Business’ Women in Business Conference this year.

“The conference offers an array of experiences and tools to inspire female leaders to be fully involved in making a positive difference in business and our communities. It offers an enriching platform to motivate, inspire and connect women of all industries and experience,” says Heloise Janse van Rensburg, WIB committee member.


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