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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

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What do we learn from pressure?

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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
UCT GSB launches state-of-the-art academic conference centre
The UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) launches its state-of-the-art academic conference centre on the GSB campus this week. The centre will enhance the school's ability to convene thought leadership conferences and host sizeable international delegations.

With an increasing need for large events focused on research and academic themes, the limited scale of existing facilities hampered the UCT GSB’s ability to host modern conferences on the more than 100-year-old heritage site. The academic conference centre is specifically planned to conform to the requirements of a technologically advanced era in academic and research circles.

“This is a fantastic new venue that is going to be an asset not just to the business school and the university, but to the City of Cape Town more broadly. In this space, we want to significantly raise the level of academic engagement on issues pertinent to the business success of South Africa and the African continent,” said Associate Professor Kosheek Sewchurran, interim director of the UCT GSB.

UCT Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng added, “We will host many luminaries from our continent and further afield and we expect to engage in numerous challenging and stimulating conversations and debates as we collectively seek to develop wise and relevant responses to the many challenges facing this country, this continent and indeed the world.”

The venue has been designed on three levels; the basement houses an auditorium with a seating capacity of 250 people, making it suitable for larger seminars and big groups. On the ground and first floors there are several multi-purpose flat venues which can operate either as independent spaces accommodating around 70 people, or the entire area can be opened out to cater for bigger functions, which can host up to 300 people. There are also a number of smaller breakaway rooms for delegates for smaller gatherings. The entire facility has a capacity of 750 to 900 people at any one time.

The conference centre will be available for hire by outside parties - its location in the Waterfront precinct offering obvious attractions - and the GSB is also offering naming rights opportunities on the building and on specific venues. The centre will be operated by Marriott hotels.

Financing for the R130 million centre was organised via the Development Bank of Africa and other stakeholders.
Source:

University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business
UCT GSB is internationally renowned as one of a few business schools in Africa with the prestigious triple-crown accreditation with endorsements from EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. As a top school with more than five decades of experience in Africa and other emerging markets, UCT GSB has a responsibility to engage with its socio-political and economic context. Its teaching, learning and research are directed towards addressing the complex and pressing economic and social challenges of our world today. Visit our InfoCentre or website.

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