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Henley offers scholarships to investigative journalists

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5 trends that can keep the South African MBA relevant

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We need to realign government, business and civil society

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Life as a full-time MBA student

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Brexit delay provides breathing space for SA

MSA joins the ADvTECH family
MSA joins the ADvTECH family

SA plunges to 117 out of 149 in gender wage equality
SA plunges to 117 out of 149 in gender wage equality

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UCT’s Executive MBA recognised for its distinctive approach

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GIBS Executive MBA programme debuts in top 50

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Can Africa fill the glass?

YALI AFRICA launch at Unisa
YALI AFRICA launch at Unisa

The fake resurrection of South Africa
The fake resurrection of South Africa

Don't panic: The digital revolution isn’t that unusual
Don't panic: The digital revolution isn’t that unusual

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Why Agile works

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How firms can avoid the mediocrity trap

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How a 100000-strong company is relearning how to innovate

The changing shape of the MBA
The changing shape of the MBA

Adding climate change to curriculum is a top priority
Adding climate change to curriculum is a top priority

The MBA should turn you into a business disruptor
The MBA should turn you into a business disruptor

Innovation in SA organisations driven by C-level support
Innovation in SA organisations driven by C-level support

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UNISA SBL a torch-bearer of training for military veterans

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Scaling up the MBA for relevance in the 4IR

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Moody's: SA not out of the woods yet

GIBS manufacturing-focused MBA kicks off in Durban
GIBS manufacturing-focused MBA kicks off in Durban

Henley’s Makhoalibe selected for sought-after programme
Henley’s Makhoalibe selected for sought-after programme

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Personal potential, a source of power

Reach your business leadership potential with a MBA from WBS
Reach your business leadership potential with a MBA from WBS

MPC: SA needs a period of stable interest rates
MPC: SA needs a period of stable interest rates

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SA’s energy problems just the tip of the iceberg

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What's really driving disruption?

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Why has there been such a failure of leadership?

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Steinhoff: Exactly where does responsibility stop and start?

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How to survive in the age of digital transformation

New MBA timetable starts in 2016
New MBA timetable starts in 2016

EVENTS
Henley MBA & PGDIP Preview Day
Henley MBA & PGDIP Preview Day
29 May 2019,
Pretoria

UCT GSB MBA Information Sessions
UCT GSB MBA Information Sessions
15 October 2019,
Johannesburg



04 DECEMBER 2018
UNISA SBL honours Dr Judy Dlamini and Mr Thomas Kgokolo
Unisa’s Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL) hosted the prestigious annual Leadership in Practice (LIP) awards ceremony on Thursday, 15 November 2018. The award that was instated in 1989 serves as a platform where the SBL recognises visionary and transformational leadership in the Republic of South Africa.

“The LIP award criteria include: Vision, Values, Influence, Results and Contribution to the community,” added Cecil Thokoane, Chairperson of the SBL Alumni Association Executive Committee. This year the SBL has included two new categories within the leadership awards with the purpose of specifically recognising both women and emerging leaders in our society. The multifaceted and multidimensional Dr. Judy Dlamini, who is a medical doctor, business leader and author received both the Leadership in Practice Award as well as the Woman in Leadership Award. Mr Thomas Kgokolo, interim CEO of the Air Traffic and Navigation Services, was the recipient of the Emerging Leader Award.

Running for almost thirty years, the SBL Leadership in Practice, Women in Leadership and Emerging Leader awards seek to honour those individuals that have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities in multiple spheres of society. The award recipients are selected by SBL’s alumni and a panel of SBL experts who consider the nominee’s business or political achievements, as well as the value that these achievements have added to society.

Professor Raphael Mpofu, Acting Executive Dean of the SBL, says that: “considering South Africa’s constrained economic conditions that has placed the workforce under extreme pressure, the time for strong, ethical and empowering leadership has never been more critical. Each year the LIP Award recipient’s essence is encapsulated into a theme that overarches the awards ceremony and dinner event. The Honourable Pravin Gordhan, who accepted the Award in 2017, had the apt theme ‘Courage is my Compass’. For Dr Judy Dlamini this year, the theme was ‘Bravely Illuminating’”.

“I dedicate this award to women of this country who wake up each day under harsh circumstances and make a difference in our lives,” says Dr Judy Dlamini. “It truly is a great privilege to be recognised for my efforts,” says Dlamini.

“As South Africans we all have a responsibility of living a positive African story and telling the positive African story. Living a life of integrity, doing what is right not because someone is watching but because your decisions come from a position of integrity, self-respect and respect of the people that you meet,” says Dlamini.

Professor Mpofu explains: “Dr Dlamini’s considerable achievements as a woman leader in South Africa pay testament not only to hard work and commitment but also to her resilience and self-reliance. Our society has presented very real barriers to entry for black women in business. Despite this, Dr Dlamini qualified as a medical doctor and later went on to gain a Doctor of Business Leadership (DBL) from the SBL. She is also the executive chairperson of the Mbekani Group. Her book, Equal But Different‚ is based on her research conducted for her DBL. She holds many different leadership roles in business, from chairperson to board member. To the SBL, Dr Dlamini provides a true example of brave, inspired leader against the odds.”

Mr Thomas Kgokolo responded to the honour bestowed upon him as the recipient of the Emerging Leader Award: “As businessmen, women and leaders it is important that we believe in ourselves then others can believe in us too.” This award was sponsored by the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) Regional Learning Centre Southern Africa, hosted at the SBL. Mr Olwethu Sipuka, Director and Chief of Party of YALI, who handed over the award, says, “Mr Thomas Kgokolo is a born leader, having consistently demonstrated strong leadership abilities combined with an ethical practice and desire to empower those around him. He has previously been nominated as the Top Chartered Accountant under 25 by the South African Institute of Accountants (SAICA) and was also named as one of the Top 40 Outstanding Young Leaders under 40 by Destiny Man magazine. As the Deputy Board Chairperson at the Mineworkers Provident Fund, Mr Kgokolo combines exceptional integrity with a deep commitment to ensuring that South Africa’s mineworkers are able to retire with dignity.” Mr Kgokolo was also recently appointed as the interim CEO of The Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS).
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University of South Africa Graduate School of Business Leadership
The UNISA Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL) helps organisations meet today’s challenges. Through a range of management development programmes, we transform your human resources potential into an organisational success factor. Visit our InfoCentre or website.

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