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UCT GSB teaching case study wins top international award
UCT GSB teaching case study wins top international award

GIBS Executive MBA ranked in top 60 of QS ranking
GIBS Executive MBA ranked in top 60 of QS ranking

What USB is doing to ensure teaching and learning continues
What USB is doing to ensure teaching and learning continues

Values-based leadership in the age of COVID-19
Values-based leadership in the age of COVID-19

Workplace bullying and sick leave during COVID-19
Workplace bullying and sick leave during COVID-19

Maurice Radebe appointed as head of Wits Business School
Maurice Radebe appointed as head of Wits Business School

If there was ever a time for reflection it is now
If there was ever a time for reflection it is now

Just a little kindness
Just a little kindness

UCT GSB Executive MBA ranked in global top 50 ranking
UCT GSB Executive MBA ranked in global top 50 ranking

IMF loan goes wider than just helping to balance the budget
IMF loan goes wider than just helping to balance the budget

What companies should do to manage employee well-being
What companies should do to manage employee well-being

How great ideas are born
How great ideas are born

Will COVID-19 change the classroom?
Will COVID-19 change the classroom?

SA needs leaders with a desire to help others
SA needs leaders with a desire to help others

SA higher education doesn’t work
SA higher education doesn’t work

GIBS appoints Andile Sangqu as executive in residence
GIBS appoints Andile Sangqu as executive in residence

When the ground shifts, it pays to be agile
When the ground shifts, it pays to be agile

Should entrepreneurs wait out the pandemic or forge ahead?
Should entrepreneurs wait out the pandemic or forge ahead?

Right-sizing: the dilemma for business under pressure
Right-sizing: the dilemma for business under pressure

What do we learn from pressure?
What do we learn from pressure?

How to spot when an employee is secretly struggling
How to spot when an employee is secretly struggling

Wake up to the new workplace revolution
Wake up to the new workplace revolution

Moleli’s taking it to the next level
Moleli’s taking it to the next level

How startups can drive growth in a disrupted world
How startups can drive growth in a disrupted world

How do we change norms as we rebuild post Covid-19?
How do we change norms as we rebuild post Covid-19?

Leadership’s toughest test
Leadership’s toughest test

SA is paying dearly for yesterday’s mistakes
SA is paying dearly for yesterday’s mistakes

MBA applications break all records for Henley
MBA applications break all records for Henley

The regulatory environment can stop innovation in Africa
The regulatory environment can stop innovation in Africa

Embracing the unknown can make you a better leader
Embracing the unknown can make you a better leader

Planning for the post-COVID-19 workforce: Four scenarios
Planning for the post-COVID-19 workforce: Four scenarios

3 ways to be happier... even in the middle of a pandemic
3 ways to be happier... even in the middle of a pandemic

GIBS/TWIMS MBA Manufacturing Ambassador Scholarship
GIBS/TWIMS MBA Manufacturing Ambassador Scholarship

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

EVENTS
UCT GSB MBA Info Session Webinar
UCT GSB MBA Info Session Webinar
11 August 2020,
ALL CITIES IN SOUTH AFRICA

THE International MBA - InfoBytes
THE International MBA - InfoBytes
27 August 2020,
ALL CITIES IN SOUTH AFRICA



02 OCTOBER 2019
Taking a stand against violence in South Africa
The South African Business Schools Association (SABSA) unequivocally condemns in the strongest terms the violence currently tearing South Africa apart in all its manifestations from xenophobia to gender-based violence.

In finding sustainable solutions to this crisis, though, it is critically important to understand that the problem is neither new nor are the causes simple, instead this is a scourge that has its roots in our historic inequality, exacerbated by grinding levels of poverty and increasing joblessness.

It flourishes because of the continued lack of accountability at the highest levels of government and commerce for corruption and state capture. It is further bedevilled by the lack of a coherent and urgent plan to grow the country’s economy from government to begin to address the inequality and infuse hope into what is rapidly becoming a hopeless situation.

SABSA’s role, at the intersection between business and higher education, is to continue to ensure that our graduates understand that business cannot be trivialised to profit and self-enrichment, but instead about creating businesses that provide the foundation to a prosperous society in which a better life for all is not a slogan but an achievable reality for everyone who lives in South Africa. Shared prosperity and the creation of value must underpin that better life which also means that no one lives in fear of their lives because of their class, colour, creed or country of origin.

We commit ourselves unequivocally to the Universities South Africa (USAf) pledge to ensure our own houses are in order when it comes to rooting out violence in any form on our campuses. We commit to becoming deeply committed activists for positive change, to change any narrative that normalises violence in any shape in our societies; whether on campus, in boardrooms or on the shop floor. We commit ourselves to working with all like-minded institutions and organisations in our country to finding long-term broad-based solutions for this scourge.

But, in doing so, we call on all business leaders and our students to set the example in their companies and firms, rooting out prejudice, discrimination, harassment and any other factors that help normalise gender-based or xenophobic violence.

We call on political parties to work together in purposeful and transparent way and put aside their agendas and blame politics to score points and instead work together. They can start by outlawing xenophobic and gender-based violence; whether uttered or actual, in their own ranks.

We call on government to take decisive action to create the necessary direction and policy certainty to unlock South Africa’s economy and allow it to grow and transform our society.
Source:

South African Business Schools Association
The South African Business Schools Association (SABSA) assists in creating an effective means of leveraging information, skills and expertise between business schools and assists to develop the business education sector in line with international standards. Visit our website.

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