Forward thinking companies take strategic and ethical approachThe recent murder of an anti-mining activist has thrown into the spotlight the critical need for business to understand societal expectations if it wants to be sustainable. 1 Jun 2016 Read more >>

GSB panel calls for a 'revolution in how we think and act' to reverse SA's downward slideSouth Africans don't collaborate well and often implement 'solutions' to address major societal issues that are too simplistic and out-of-date in a world of rapidly changing economic, social and environmental realities, says a diverse panel of experts. 25 May 2016 Read more >>

Measurability is key for marketers in tough economic timesMarketers and accountants are usually on opposite sides of the boardroom table, but in tough economic times, marketers need to begin speaking the language of finance to account for their role and impact or they risk becoming irrelevant. 25 May 2016 Read more >>

Negotiation skills essential for closing the pay gap - studyGlobal statistics show that the gap in salary between men and women refuses to close, and that in South Africa there are also other forms of salary discrimination. In a new study it is suggested negotiation skills are an essential factor in solving the problem. 12 May 2016 Read more >>

GSB applications now open!Africa's leading business school has started recruiting for all Open Academic Programmes for its 2017 cohort. 11 May 2016 Read more >>

SA crying out for more first-line managersForget a lack of leadership at the top, a new survey shows that there is a huge demand for good entry-level managers in South Africa. 6 May 2016 Read more >>

Back to basics? Lean Summit spotlights how effective simple change can beAfrica's eighth lean management summit will highlight simple management systems that boost efficiency and customer service in both the private and public sectors in South Africa. 26 Apr 2016 Read more >>

R2m boost for African case studiesA collaboration between two of the world's top business schools will see the development of emerging market-focused business learning material that will contribute to the 'decolonisation' of the business school curriculum locally. 22 Apr 2016 Read more >>

Finalists announced in the MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge powered by JumiaFollowing a rigorous selection process, involving more than 700 applicants from 26 countries across Africa, the top three finalists in the MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge powered by Jumia have been revealed. 22 Apr 2016 Read more >>

Winning entrepreneur says laziness won't get you anywhereA Cape Town student and winner of a prestigious South African competition says too many South African entrepreneurs are not determined enough to succeed. 20 Apr 2016 Read more >>

The past won't help us to survive the futureTo survive what looks to be an increasingly challenging future, managers and leaders need to unlearn the lessons of the past and be prepared to embrace a new way of doing business. 15 Apr 2016 Read more >>

Gender discrimination in business: Hugely costly, yet on the riseGender diversity is a key selling point for companies that want to attract top talent and boost their bottom line, yet a recent study shows gender advancement in South Africa has deteriorated over the past decade. 12 Apr 2016 Read more >>

R25m set aside for Africa's first social impact bondsThe Western Cape government together with UCT's Graduate School of Business' Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship has been working with national, provincial and local government in South Africa to design and pioneer the use of social impact bonds - an innovative financial instrument that has proven to deliver better health and social outcomes globally. 30 Mar 2016 Read more >>

Right skills vital for SA property sector professionals now more than everAs land reform takes centre stage ahead of municipal elections this year, the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) has called for professionals in the property sector to arm themselves with the right skills to navigate this exciting but often controversial terrain. 10 Mar 2016 Read more >>

Good managers could put an end to sick daysAbsenteeism in the workplace costs South Africa between R12bn and R16bn each year in lost productivity. But a new study reveals that a good manager can help reduce employee sick days and boost output at work. 2 Mar 2016 Read more >>

Demand for MBAs continues to be strong - new survey findsMBA programmes in South Africa are oversubscribed, while globally, employment prospects for MBAs are strong. In such a context, preparing a strong application to gain admission to the top schools is now a key focus of MBA applicants. 1 Mar 2016 Read more >>

Embattled SA universities should take the same advice given to business leadersSouth Africa's embattled institutes of higher learning could find long-term solutions to the current crisis in education by applying the principles of business model innovation. 19 Feb 2016 Read more >>

Business warned to watch debt levels in contracting economyWith the South African economy skirting recession and insolvencies on the rise, experts warn that businesses need to pay closer attention to their financial health to avoid getting into trouble. 10 Feb 2016 Read more >>

African Genius scholarship recipients announcedThe MTN Solution Space at the UCT GSB announces the class of 2016 10 Feb 2016 Read more >>

The UCT Graduate School of Business makes it a full dozenThe University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business has maintained its place in the top 100 business schools in the world for the 12th consecutive year, demonstrating that the school continues to successfully walk the fine line between local relevance and international competitiveness. 1 Feb 2016 Read more >>

Bursaries to boost wine business skills in difficult timesThe UCT Graduate School of Business and the VinPro Foundation are offering five bursaries for students from disadvantaged backgrounds to study Wine Business Management at the GSB in 2016. 29 Jan 2016 Read more >>

UCT centre recognised for pioneering work in creating social impactThe Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a specialised unit at the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB), has recently been awarded two prestigious awards for its work in creating social change. 19 Jan 2016 Read more >>

GSB students join international call for more action on climate changeAs COP21 gets underway, a new survey reveals that students from the UCT Graduate School of Business and other top-ranking business schools around the world are demanding that business prioritise climate change and sustainability. 4 Dec 2015 Read more >>

Investing for good on rise in Africa, but impact remains low - new studyNew research from the UCT Graduate School of Business shows that the idea of investing for positive social, environmental and governance impact is gaining ground in Africa - but professional investors still have a long way to go in terms of practice and disclosure. 12 Nov 2015 Read more >>

South African student-team wins top international case competition with sustainable food production projectA team of MBA students from the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) has been announced as the overall winner of the 2015 Global Business Challenge - one of the world's most prestigious graduate business case competitions - in Brisbane, Australia. 11 Nov 2015 Read more >>

The GSB scoops prestigious new rankingThe UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) is the only business school in Africa to make it on the Top 40 2015 Corporate Knights Better World MBA Ranking list. 19 Oct 2015 Read more >>

'Imagine a new Africa' at the UCT Upstarts idea auctionUCT Upstarts is igniting a 'Student Start-up Nation' by helping student-led startups launch their socially impactful ideas. 15 Oct 2015 Read more >>

R2m worth of scholarships available for innovators across AfricaUCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) is offering several unique scholarships to innovators who want to address our continent's urgent social, economic, environmental and humanitarian challenges. 9 Oct 2015 Read more >>

Uncovering SA's education innovatorsThe South African education system is underperforming. In Grade 4 "more than half of our students cannot read for meaning and interpretation and a third are completely illiterate in any language". Secondary school is not better off with "80% of our Grade nine pupils achieving results at a Grade 5 level in Mathematics with the backlog starting in Grades 1 to 3". 9 Oct 2015 Read more >>

Women in Business conference set to ignite Cape Town this Women's MonthThe UCT Graduate School of Business' Women in Business Committee (WiB) will host its annual conference on 14 August 2015 at the River Club in Cape Town. This year's conference has a speaker line up that will rival some of the best professional development and networking experiences in the country. 12 Aug 2015 Read more >>

AABS accreditation for African business schools - a new focus on impactThe Association for African Business Schools has announced that it will be launching an all-African accreditation process that will take African business school education into the future, where impact matters. 5 Aug 2015 Read more >>

Power crisis offers investment opportunity in sub-Saharan AfricaOther African economies can learn from South Africa's renewable energy programme - and take advantage of the fast growing energy sector. 10 Jul 2015 Read more >>

Innovation in healthcare: it's down to better managementFollowing the world's first in skin graft surgery in the Western Cape recently, a healthcare management expert says more innovations such as these depend on better management in the healthcare system. 26 Jun 2015 Read more >>

Building business leaders in the retail sectorThe University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) has developed a new specialisation option designed to support retail managers in difficult economic times - especially those wanting to expand into Africa. 26 Jun 2015 Read more >>

UCT GSB offers new specialisation option to boost management capacity in health careThe University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) now allows students on its Postgraduate Diploma in Management Practice to specialise in health care leadership. 19 Jun 2015 Read more >>

Trail-blazing investment courses launched at UCT Graduate School of BusinessAfrica's top business school - the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, launches two new courses on impact investing to bridge a critical knowledge gap on the continent. 15 Jun 2015 Read more >>

Don't eat Niknaks this winter - build your business savvyCourse for artists builds much-needed bridge between creative professionals and business 10 Jun 2015 Read more >>

UCT GSB hosts 'MBA' for the commercial property industryApplications for selection to the ever popular short course - Property Development Programme (PDP) - widely regarded as the 'MBA' for the commercial property industry - are now open. The course is run by the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) in conjunction with SAPOA, the South African Property Owners Association at the GSB's Waterfront campus. 5 Jun 2015 Read more >>

Win a life-changing education from Africa's top business schoolOne deserving individual stands to win a MBA from the University Of Cape Town Graduate School Of Business in partnership with Destiny and Destiny Man. 4 Jun 2015 Read more >>

UCT GSB course set to boost board strength at SA's State-Owned EnterprisesBoard expertise will play crucial role in stabilising SA's State-owned Enterprises, says business school expert. 28 May 2015 Read more >>

Confidence the magic ingredient to boost the numbers of women in businessAs the amended Employment Equity Act takes effect, the pressure on business to increase the percentage of women in leadership is on. One way to achieve this, research suggests, is to invest in ways to develop confidence in women. 27 May 2015 Read more >>

SA organisations need a special brand of project management to see them through current chaosBusiness-focused project management can help business extract more value from their projects in tough times. 21 May 2015 Read more >>

How to harness information overload for innovationUCT GSB course helps leaders become 'masters of data' to provide clarity and unlock options for their organisation. 19 May 2015 Read more >>

UCT launches new course to bridge gap between law and business skillsLawyers and legal advisors working in Africa should be good managers and great leaders, with a comprehensive understanding of the business world's complexities and shifting paradigms of emerging market economies. 19 May 2015 Read more >>

How to build a successful career in complex emerging marketsAcclaimed author and creative strategist, Timothy Maurice Webster, will share his insights on personal branding at an upcoming Information Session for prospective business students hosted by the UCT Graduate School of Business in association with Nedbank. 7 May 2015 Read more >>

Postal strikes throw spotlight on value of negotiation skillsGripped by five strikes since 2011, and narrowly escaping a sixth in March, the SAPS situation highlights the need for good negotiation skills for businesses and consumers 29 Apr 2015 Read more >>

Being adaptive is the single most important quality for leaders todayAs the pace of change increases worldwide owing to globalisation and technological developments, it's become more and more important for leaders to be adaptive, says UCT leadership expert, Dr Tim London. 28 Apr 2015 Read more >>

SA entrepreneurs flounder from lack of supportThere is no shortage of good ideas in South Africa, but entrepreneurs need more co-ordinated support to help them take their ideas to market successfully. 20 Apr 2015 Read more >>

Teaching business success in emerging marketsDoing business in emerging markets takes more than marketing know-how. UCT GSB strategic marketing short course gives modern-day marketers the lowdown on what it takes to succeed in the world's fastest growing markets. 8 Apr 2015 Read more >>

Top African business schools collaborate on entrepreneurshipSix of Africa's top business schools form a new academic association to boost entrepreneurship and job creation on the continent. 2 Apr 2015 Read more >>

More than a test: How the GMAT gauges your MBA futureThe GMAT is a daunting first step towards an MBA, but its benefits go beyond getting you into the school of your choice - evidence shows it also helps students cope better once they have embarked on their MBA studies. 1 Apr 2015 Read more >>

Five 'annoying' questions we ignore because we are too busy with day-to-day survivalBusiness leaders need to be open to being challenged if they want to succeed in an era of low growth, says UCT GSB Professor Walter Baets. 31 Mar 2015 Read more >>

Kind bosses are better managersThoughtful and compassionate managers are more effective and help to create engaged employees. 30 Mar 2015 Read more >>

Top three qualities of a good managerExperts say managers need three very important skills to retain staff and run a profitable business 27 Mar 2015 Read more >>

Financial knowledge can be a game-changer in business and in governmentThe 2013/14 general report released by the SA Auditor General highlights that a lack of financial knowledge hampers government success. 10 Feb 2015 Read more >>

Top SA public hospital launches pioneering innovation programmeIn a first for Africa, Groote Schuur Hospital is launching an innovation programme to catalyse a new approach to improving public healthcare. 10 Oct 2014 Read more >>

New research director to drive top-class research at GSBThe new research director at Africa's top business school, the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, believes that the school can do even more to promote research that can change the world. 23 Sep 2014 Read more >>

Investing for impact has rapidly expanded into the mainstreamThe 2014 African Investing for Impact Barometer was released on 9 September in Cape Town. Its message: investing for impact is on the rise in both South Africa and Nigeria. The financial industry is already abuzz with talk about the trend, and the Barometer is here to clarify what the talk really means. 15 Sep 2014 Read more >>

Africa's top business school addresses SA skills shortage with new courseThe University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business is launching a new Postgraduate Diploma in Management Practice to overcome the lack of qualified and skilled middle managers which is aggravating Africa's already turbulent economy. 10 Sep 2014 Read more >>

Africa' top business school goes on show in JohannesburgUCT GSB to host admission information session in Sandton this August 19 Aug 2014 Read more >>

Africa's top business school goes on show across South AfricaThe University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business will host admissions information sessions across SA this August. 1 Aug 2014 Read more >>

African business schools to promote innovative thinkingBusiness educators from across Africa learn that identifying new opportunities for innovative thinking is vital for African business schools if they wish to offer relevant and meaningful training to the continent's future business leaders. 31 Jul 2014 Read more >>

African business schools improve global standingThe American University in Cairo's School of Business has become the third African business school to gain the prestigious triple-crown accreditation. 7 Jul 2014 Read more >>

Top public finance management programme comes to SAIn the wake of SA's credit downgrading, former Harvard professor, Stephen Petersen, will be sharing best practice on public finance management at Africa's top business school this November. 1 Jul 2014 Read more >>

Make sure your GMAT showcases your business skillsTop business schools globally rely on the GMAT exam to determine who has what it takes to succeed both in the MBA classroom and the business arena. UCT's Graduate School of Business helps applicants prepare for this vital test. 24 Jun 2014 Read more >>

The Lean Institute Africa is hosting the 7th annual Lean Summit Africa - "Relentless Leadership"Africa's top conference on lean management research and practice, the Summit provides a platform for thought leaders and practitioners to share their lean management system experiences in improving profitability, delivery effectiveness and staff morale. 17 Jun 2014 Read more >>

Trained managers can save companies millionsWell-trained managers are not only more confident and effective but can save their companies large amounts of money by implementing newly acquired business acumen 12 Jun 2014 Read more >>

GSB course shows SA companies why they need to be in ChinaChina remains one of the most enticing new markets in the world today and a new course at the UCT Graduate School of Business will help SA companies to get there. 6 Jun 2014 Read more >>

Conference to foster "strong and competitive" organisations in AfricaAfrica's top lean management conference features expert line-up this September 5 Jun 2014 Read more >>

Tools or talent? The makings of a great project manager are shiftingProject management is not so much a science as an art, says expert Dennis Comninos, as business turns towards talent over technicians as the differentiator of great project managers. 3 Jun 2014 Read more >>

UCT business Prof to advise on operations management support for governmentGovernment to implement lean principles to tackle service delivery challenges in SA 21 May 2014 Read more >>

Connecting the dots between high-growth entrepreneurs and venture capitalNew research shows high-growth ideas are going to waste as early-stage organisations struggle to find suitable investors. 21 May 2014 Read more >>

Africa needs new generation of marketing professionals to build African businessEmerging markets measurements have outperformed major developed world indices so far this year, according to leading investment research firm, FE Analytics. Based on their assessments from the start of 2014, they say Standard & Poor's 500 and the FTSE All Share have both shown downward movement, and the MSCI Europe index has been flat. However, the MSCI Emerging Markets index has shown positive gains. 16 May 2014 Read more >>

Mastering the art of business successTurning artists into creative entrepreneurs involves teaching them the simple A-B-C's of the language of business and opening their eyes to the enormous opportunities that come with being financially savvy. 13 May 2014 Read more >>

Business leaders need to become more stress savvyHow business leaders cope under pressure has enormous implications for the workplace and the performance of companies in tough times. 8 May 2014 Read more >>

Taking notes on leadership from Thuli MadonselaSouth Africa's Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has a strong sense of ethics and moral sensibility and this defines her leadership signature. 2 May 2014 Read more >>

Africa in 2014 calls for new ways of thinkingIn light of the current South African socio-economic climate, leaders need to adjust their ways of thinking and doing in order to promote growth. 25 Apr 2014 Read more >>

Climb higher or jump off: why senior managers can't stagnateResearch shows that although executives and senior managers may have had the right skills to climb the ladder, unless they are constantly developing new skills they'll soon fall down. 16 Apr 2014 Read more >>

Strengthen your business - outside the officeWhen business neglects to nurture real relationships with community stakeholders, a tragedy like Marikana can easily happen. 14 Apr 2014 Read more >>

New report: Social Impact Bonds could boost development and job creation in SASocial Impact Bonds (SIBs) hold tremendous potential for government to increase effective support for struggling entrepreneurs in South Africa, according to a new report presented to the National Treasury, the Jobs Fund, and the dti. 7 Apr 2014 Read more >>

Taking SA wine to the next levelUCT programme to focus on the business aspect of wine to build a competitive industry in SA 2 Apr 2014 Read more >>

How to turn good business into excellent businessMaking the leap towards excellence in business does not require above-average intelligence or even a degree in business says Professor Walter Baets, Director of Africa's top business school. All that is needed is to pay closer attention to the value that you add to society. 2 Apr 2014 Read more >>

Investing in managers ups productivityInvesting in management training is the best way to up productivity in the workplace and ensure business success. 1 Apr 2014 Read more >>

GSB course tackles the African housing finance problemUCT, the Wharton Business School and the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance (CAHF) looks at what is needed to help millions of Africans finance their own home. 1 Apr 2014 Read more >>

Slaying the dragon: How to do business in ChinaAny company operating on a global scale needs to have some kind of presence in or with China. But as many of the bigger multi-nationals have come to realise - doing business in China is not as simple as 1-2-3. Experts say that gaining the right inside knowledge and sharpening up negotiation skills are keys to success. 31 Mar 2014 Read more >>

Trim the fat from your businessIs your business a bloated beast struggling to stay upright in the current economic climate? 28 Mar 2014 Read more >>

Well-known media personality joins GSBRadio personality and TV presenter Saskia Falken-Hickey has joined the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business (GSB) as the new head of marketing. 28 Mar 2014 Read more >>

Africa - the last untapped marketSouth Africa has joined a unique collaboration between top business schools in BRIC countries to help business and investors find out how to make the most of emerging markets in Africa. 30 Oct 2013 Read more >>

Feather in the cap for business school Research DirectorThe University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (GSB) Research Director, Ralph Hamann, has been appointed to the position of full professor by the Ad Hominem Committee of Commerce, as of January 1, 2014. 29 Oct 2013 Read more >>

New course for marketing practitioners in emerging marketsToday, not unlike an adept kayaker negotiating a series of whitewater rapids, marketers in emerging markets need to continuously assess, readjust and respond rapidly to opportunity and change. 18 Oct 2013 Read more >>

UCT business school voted best in Africa for sixth time in a rowThe University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business received top honours at the recent Eduniversal World Convention - another important third party endorsement for the school. 16 Oct 2013 Read more >>

Filling the gap, building African managers for AfricaNew research shows that Africa is lacking in high-quality managers with the skills and competencies to capitalise on the continent's economic potential. Part of the problem lies in the type of management that does exist: the continent needs to produce managers that are suited for Africa's requirements. 4 Oct 2013 Read more >>

Helping principals to help schoolsAt the heart of the education crisis in South Africa lies the problem of schools that are poorly equipped and run by principals who are often ill-prepared to shoulder the enormous responsibility that has been given to them. 2 Oct 2013 Read more >>

The Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment (EBE) at UCT has partnered with the City of Cape Town to develop innovative ideas to resuscitate a neglected part of the central City - the north Foreshore precinct. 26 Aug 2013 Read more >>

New research shows that investing in high potential young talent in an organisation can boost talent retention. 20 Aug 2013 Read more >>

UCT Graduate School of Business holds open day in Cape Town 19 Aug 2013 Read more >>

Business complexity is on the increase in South Africa, according to KPMG's Confronting Complexity South Africa report. To gain competitive advantage, companies should be investing in leaders who thrive in this new environment. 24 Jul 2013 Read more >>

Professionals in viticulture, oenology and wine business marketing will need special management skills to survive tough economic times and claim a share of the global industry worth $230 billion a year. 23 Jul 2013 Read more >>

The UCT Graduate School of Business is bringing its unique brand of leadership development to Johannesburg this August to give executives much needed tools to master the storm of current global business. 22 Jul 2013 Read more >>

New research shows that Africa is lacking in high-quality managers with the skills and competencies to capitalise on the continent's economic potential. Part of the problem lies in the type of management that does exist: the continent needs to produce managers that are suited for Africa's requirements. 19 Jul 2013 Read more >>

Innovation and collaboration are needed to provide more, cheap, sustainable housing and stop the crippling backlog in Africa from getting worse 9 Jul 2013 Read more >>

Director of the Bertha Centre at the GSB, Dr Francois Bonnici, has joined an exclusive network of African leaders working to transform the continent. 7 Jun 2013 Read more >>

Marketing professionals and CMOs of the future will not succeed unless armed with the sort of skills that allow them to respond confidently to rapid and constant changes inherent in emerging markets. 30 May 2013 Read more >>

The UCT Graduate School of Business is bringing its unique brand of leadership development to Johannesburg this August to give executives much needed tools to master the storm of current global business. 22 May 2013 Read more >>

When someone says they're an artist or creative, the response usually is: "yes fine, but when are you going to get a real job?" But evidence from around the world shows that, far from being something nice on the side, art and creativity actually contribute significantly to the economy, especially if coupled with entrepreneurship. 21 May 2013 Read more >>

New research shows that an MBA continues to be a ticket to increased earning power and senior roles but that the demand for sustainable and responsible management education is growing. 20 May 2013 Read more >>

Taking a strategic approach to project management increases the success rate of business projects. 17 May 2013 Read more >>

Dr Grant Sieff, director of the Strategic Thinking and Execution for Growth Programme at the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business, offers five steps towards thinking strategically to enable growth in tough times. 16 May 2013 Read more >>

The UCT Graduate School of Business has updated its flagship leadership programme for new managers to be more relevant and fit for the future. 28 Feb 2013 Read more >>

A new course that blends the best of the UCT Graduate School of Business and growth equity fund manager Knife Capital set to play a vital part in Cape Town's emerging innovation infrastructure. 17 Jan 2013 Read more >>

More intellectual property is being generated in emerging economies, yet thought leaders in these areas are not as adept at protecting it as their developed world counterparts. 14 Nov 2012 Read more >>

Reputation and trust have become the most important resources for the longevity of a business. Businesses should endeavour to maintain trust and build positive reputations. 17 Oct 2012 Read more >>

One of Africa's top business school, the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business (GSB), has partnered with one of Canada's top business schools, the Rotman School of Management, to offer the new Postgraduate Diploma in Management Practice specialising in Innovation Leadership. 10 Sep 2012 Read more >>

Sub-Saharan Africa is transforming its housing finance system and both policy makers and private practitioners are scrambling to keep up. A new course offers housing financers ways to steer clear of the issues that led to the US sub-prime crisis. 6 Sep 2012 Read more >>

Increasing employee turnover is shining a spotlight on the need for HR to step up its game and integrate its operations with the strategic goals of the business; but research shows this is not yet being put into practice. 6 Sep 2012 Read more >>

The UCT Graduate School of Business' Programme for Management Development, aimed at middle to senior managers who have the potential to progress to general management, will be running from 26 August to 8 September this year. The two-week residential programme is designed to leverage the accumulated knowledge and experience of delegates, supported by a Systems Thinking approach and a focus on implementation, to provide a robust perspective on the role of the general manager within an organisation. 10 Aug 2012 Read more >>

The UCT Graduate School of Business Executive Education unit is once again running its flagship course, the Leading Executive Programme (LEP). In light of a recent independent study into the increasingly demanding African business environment, says the programme director, senior executives could use a bit of upskilling to fully capitalise on growing complexity. 7 Aug 2012 Read more >>

Increasing employee turnover is shining a spotlight on the need for HR to step up its game and integrate its operations with the strategic goals of the business; but research shows this is not yet being put into practice. 26 Jul 2012 Read more >>

In an increasingly competitive marketplace, many businesses are suffering unnecessarily from a lack of financial literacy amongst staff who struggle to understand the basic financial facts of their organisations - but this is easily remedied by the relevant training, say experts. 16 Jul 2012 Read more >>

The sell-out Business Acumen for Artists programme that is run annually by the UCT Graduate School of Business to give creative professionals a business boost, is this year being offered with a clear focus on the artist as creative entrepreneur. 9 Jul 2012 Read more >>

The research, carried out by the American Management Association, surveyed nearly 2000 global executives for insights on leadership competencies and found that while most rated strategic thinking as the most important quality needed in a leader - this is not translating into good strategy on the ground. 28 Jun 2012 Read more >>

While the business case for adopting social media is increasingly positive, new research by Altimeter suggests that without a strategy, businesses going this route run the risk of opening a "virtual Pandora's Box". 27 Jun 2012 Read more >>

Organisations are realising that negotiation skills are necessary both to improve bottom line profitability and as a primary tool to resolve differences at all levels. 23 Apr 2012 Read more >>

The magic of focus and simplicity: Steve Jobs and the Toyota Way 16 Apr 2012 Read more >>

Despite overwhelming evidence that poor leadership seriously damages organisations' performance and profitability, many companies are not investing enough - or early enough - in their new managers, research shows. 15 Mar 2012 Read more >>

In an increasingly competitive marketplace, many businesses are suffering unnecessarily from a lack of financial literacy amongst staff who struggle to understand the basic financial facts of their organisations - but this is easily remedied by the relevant training, say experts. 9 Mar 2012 Read more >>

Latest course helps you learn how, why and when to choose the right projects - and execute them effectively - for maximum organisational benefit. 1 Mar 2012 Read more >>

The UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) was rated the top Business School in Africa at the Eduniversal 4th World Convention of the Best Business Schools, held recently in Shanghai, China. 21 Oct 2011 Read more >>

From disaster earlier this year which saw a 33% fall in sales, Toyota has bounced back with president, Akio Toyoda, announcing recently that production lines will be at full capacity again by November. 13 Oct 2011 Read more >>

The University of Cape Town (UCT) Graduate School of Business (GSB) has appointed Professor John Luiz as a full professor at the school. Luiz, who will join the GSB on 1 September was previous International Programmes Director at the Wits Business School and will add significantly to the school's endeavours to grow research in trans-disciplinary approaches in emerging markets. 31 Aug 2011 Read more >>

Reputation is more important as a metric than profit, and in the super-connected world, the margins for error are small and getting smaller. This is according to Gordon Cook, head of Vega, the School of Brand Innovation. 17 Aug 2011 Read more >>

The worst thing a leader can do is believe that they know it all, but, says Chris Breen, Associate Professor at the UCT Graduate School of Business, in his many years of working with those at the top, this is one of the most common characteristics of SA leaders. 5 Aug 2011 Read more >>

The war for talent is heating up but it is not just between companies, it is between the 'old school' and the 'new school'. According to Samantha Crous, country manager of the CRF Institute, employers have to get with it if they want to hang onto talent. They need to start tapping into the demands of a new generation of employees with a brand new work ethic. 14 Jul 2011 Read more >>

As a consequence of the global economic crisis, more companies are getting fewer people to do the same amount of work. Often, despite their responsibilities being increased, managers are simply not equipped skills-wise to deal with the new level and areas of responsibility that are being placed upon them. 1 Jul 2011 Read more >>

The UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) is offering its Leading with Intuition executive education programme for leaders seeking to make more informed and less emotional decisions in the moment. 20 Jun 2011 Read more >>

Much has been said about The Toyota Way; the car manufacture company's leadership philosophy. It always worked for Toyota in the past and some say now, it's helping them through arguably one of the toughest times for the company in the past 20 years. Maybe this old philosophy is still worth a look. 17 Jun 2011 Read more >>

Research from CSO Insights, a US-based firm that surveys thousands of sales executives around the globe each year, shows that 80% of businesses' total revenue is driven by only 13% of its sales department. Other findings show that 27% of salespeople do not succeed in generating enough revenue to cover the cost of their employment and 41% fail to achieve their set quotas. 17 May 2011 Read more >>

The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB), as part of its drive to be relevant and part of movement towards innovation, creativity and sustainability in business and leadership, will run a unique programme this June to spark a transformation in individuals that will widen their perspectives and give them new insights into solving complex challenges. 28 Apr 2011 Read more >>

UCT Graduate School of Business combats financial illiteracyDo you understand what the income statement and other financial statements are telling you? If it's all Greek to you, then you are missing a great opportunity to take a step up in your career and also to increase the performance of your department and the business on the whole. 6 Apr 2011 Read more >>

Leadership skills and addressing talent shortages key for project management in 2011New research released this month has identified the top global project management trends for 2011 - the key themes for this year include building the project manager's influence, and accelerating new leadership and communication skills. 9 Mar 2011 Read more >>

Course to position marketers to respond to shift in consumer behaviourIf Marketing 1.0 was product centric and Marketing 2.0 was customer centric, Marketing 3.0 is value and meaning centric - this has created huge skills gap amongst marketers. A paradigm shift is required to get to grips with a new, more conscious consumer and to design strategies for success. 8 Oct 2010 Read more >>

Leaders to develop 'fresh eyes' that cut through chaosThe UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) is launching a trans-disciplinary course that breaks convention and defies the traditional. If business leaders need to do extraordinary things, business schools need to do the same to help get them there. 6 Sep 2010 Read more >>

UCT business school offers leaders lessons in complexityThe UCT Graduate School of Business has designed an executive course that prepares senior executives and leaders to handle the chaos and complexity of their work by using a bit of chaos to open their minds to new insights. 26 Aug 2010 Read more >>

Learn to harness diversity for strategic benefitThe UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) will be refocusing the discourse on transformation this year by moving the discussion from issues of compliance to those of strategic advantage with a new short course called Leveraging Inclusivity and Diversity. 19 Aug 2010 Read more >>

UCT to shake up leadership and boost innovationChange the way you think, change the world. This is the underlying philosophy of the new Full Colour Thinking positioning of the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) and the platform for a new short-course launching in September which is designed to shake up leadership in SA, create inspiring leaders and boost innovation. 26 Jul 2010 Read more >>

150 000 mobile downloads proves marketers can do so much moreNew mobile marketing success stories are showing that South African brands can more effectively reach consumers beyond just sending an SMS or MMS - a recent campaign by CAR Magazine achieved over 150 000 downloads on MXit, bringing the brand to a whole new community of consumers. 23 Jun 2010 Read more >>

Good negotiation skills lead to good profitsA first-of-its-kind study conducted recently has proved that having a clear and defined approach to negotiation makes a massive bottom line difference. 18 May 2010 Read more >>

Develop an effective climate change strategy with the UCT GSBWith many of South Africa's major companies starting to recognise the risks and opportunities of climate change, the UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) has teamed up with leading sustainability advisor Jonathon Hanks to help organisations develop an effective climate change strategy. 2 May 2010 Read more >>

Invigorated managers a key 2010 priorityNew research has revealed that nearly seven in ten HR professionals have identified a "huge need" to ensure managers have the skills to manage, inspire and lift organisations in 2010. 21 Apr 2010 Read more >>

Research published in Harvard Business Review this month says that Facebook fan pages are an effective marketing tool. Companies that use the fan page module to market themselves to customers can increase sales, word-of-mouth marketing and customer loyalty. 14 Apr 2010 Read more >>

GSB study investigates ROI from leadership developmentEnsuring that employees have the appropriate skills is crucial to the growth and success of a business, but in the context of continued belt-tightening, Return on Investment (ROI) is a major focus for top management. 7 Apr 2010 Read more >>

UCT business school prompts curiosity with kinetic sculptor Justin FiskeThe UCT Graduate School of Business' Executive Education unit is hosting an open evening on 25 March with award winning kinetic sculptor Justin Fiske, whose work will aim to activate the curiosity of Cape Town's business community. 18 Mar 2010 Read more >>

New research has revealed that nearly seven in ten HR professionals have identified a "huge need" to ensure managers have the skills to manage, inspire and lift organisations in 2010. 22 Feb 2010 Read more >>

New global research released by the US-based Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has revealed that women are increasingly defining the entrepreneurial economy and will create 70 percent of the global growth in income at the household level over the next five years. 8 Feb 2010 Read more >>

UCT to teach golden rules of social media marketingResearch recently released by Forrester Research, one of the leading market research companies in the US, has found that during this recession marketers are finding interactive marketing more effective than traditional advertising, per dollar spent. 23 Sep 2009 Read more >>

Good communication can unlock returns for careers and organisationsThe UCT Graduate School of Business is launching a new course to give people in business a unique opportunity to brush up on their communication skills - an often overlooked but increasingly important business proficiency in today's communication-driven world. 7 Sep 2009 Read more >>

UCT Graduate School of Business launches change management courseThe UCT Graduate School of Business has teamed up with Christophe Gillet, a renowned organisational change expert and former head of business innovation for Sony Europe, to launch a new course to help organisations make the necessary changes to survive and thrive. 20 Aug 2009 Read more >>

The UCT Graduate School of Business is launching a new course this October to cut through the bamboozling nature of old strategic thinking and practice. It will develop new strategic thinking that is more imaginative and effective for the real world of today. 7 Aug 2009 Read more >>

UCT course to kick-start innovationTo kick-start bold new thinking, action and innovation in South African businesses, the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) is running a course this September to help organisations shake off pessimism and inertia. 4 Aug 2009 Read more >>

"Much of the innovation industry talks recycled platitudes: the real secret is that innovation is more about business culture than it is about brainstorming ideas” - this is according to Professor Paddy Miller, a leading academic and management consultant in the areas of innovation, leadership and organisational change based at Spain's IESE Business School, who will be in South Africa this August and October to teach on one of the UCT Graduate School of Business' core management development courses. 29 Jul 2009 Read more >>

Storytelling is more often associated with kindergarten than the world of business, but companies are fast waking up to the widespread benefits of organisational storytelling. This year sees the launch of the UCT Graduate School of Business's new course aimed at teaching business leaders and organisations how to leverage the power of narrative. 24 Jul 2009 Read more >>

UCT offers tools to tackle leadership challenges of todayThe UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) is relaunching its flagship leadership development programme this August in a bid to give executives and leaders new tools to lead in the unprecedented economic times. 20 Jul 2009 Read more >>

With the concept of artists as entrepreneurs emerging globally and gaining attention, artists are becoming more business savvy and finding new ways of sustaining their artistic livelihoods - the UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) is this August running a course specifically-tailored to help local artists find their business feet. 16 Jul 2009 Read more >>

Project managers can step up as economy pinchesThe UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) will this August host a course to enable experienced project managers to better align projects to business strategy and get the most value out of projects - essential skills as companies feel the pinch in a belt-tightening economy. 6 Jul 2009 Read more >>

Local mobile marketing course gets global insightsWith a view to giving local marketers the best in new information and know-how within the emerging realm of mobile marketing, the UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) has teamed up with the prestigious IE Business School in Spain to offer a comprehensive three-day course on the topic this July. 29 Jun 2009 Read more >>

UCT business school course to help projects beat the crunchWith pressure mounting on managers across South Africa to bring more value to the table with fewer resources, the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) is offering a course to help ensure projects deliver value even in the most trying times. 13 Feb 2009 Read more >>

Get the strategic edge with UCT courseThe UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) will run a course this October that teaches the tools for attaining a greater ‘strategic edge'. 1 Oct 2008 Read more >>

To help address the shortage of skilled managers in the South Africa's private and public sectors, the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) is offering a programme this September that will help organisations to accelerate the development of top-performing staff and new managers. 5 Sep 2008 Read more >>

UCT GSB course unlocks business creativity and innovationThe UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) is offering an inventive course this September that will challenge leaders to think outside the box and enable them to unlock unprecedented levels of creativity and innovation. 20 Aug 2008 Read more >>

UCT business school develops project management mastermindsThe UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) is giving a new twist to a tried-and-tested business function this August with the launch of a course on strategic project management that organisers say will enable senior managers and project leaders to successfully create and execute projects that deliver maximum value - even in hard economic times. 12 Aug 2008 Read more >>

UCT GSB helps leaders master modern complexityWith business leaders feeling the crunch under increasing pressure, the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) is offering a course to help leaders reinvent themselves for the 21st century's growing challenges and complexity. 6 Aug 2008 Read more >>

Rapidly adapt or face becoming obsolete - this is the challenge business leaders are grappling with today in a tough global marketplace. To empower leaders with the knowledge and tools to lead change expertly, the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) will run an innovative course called Organisational Change Leadership this September. 21 Jul 2008 Read more >>

UCT business school gives leaders tools for tough timesTo help senior business leaders get to grips with local and global business challenges and find innovative ways of creating value during hard times, the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) is offering its Executive Leadership Programme (ELP) this August. 4 Jul 2008 Read more >>

UCT runs BEE course with Empowerdex directorThe UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) and Vuyo Jack, Director of Empowerdex, will team up this July to run an innovative and practical Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) course. 25 Jun 2008 Read more >>

UCT launches course for SA school leadersThe UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) will this month launch a course that will provide South African school leaders with valuable business acumen and enhance their leadership capacity. 6 Jun 2008 Read more >>

The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) this June runs a short-course that teaches the art of successful negotiating. 15 May 2008 Read more >>

UCT launches leadership programme tailored for womenThe UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) will launch an innovative programme in 2008 specifically designed to develop women leaders in South Africa. 11 Dec 2007 Read more >>

UCT runs digital age marketing courseThe UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) runs a course this month to guide South African businesses on how to use the latest cutting-edge Internet and mobile marketing techniques. 4 Oct 2007 Read more >>

UCT course helps leaders steer strategies to successThe UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) will run an innovative course this October that will help leaders make a success of key strategies and bring their visions to life. The course, called Strategic Leadership through Coaching, is a first in South Africa in its innovative fusion of two disciplines – coaching and strategy – in order to target the problem many organisations have in turning strategies, such as organisational change initiatives, into results. 26 Sep 2007 Read more >>

The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) this October runs a short-course that will provide dealmakers with the negotiating skills to turn tough stand-offs into win-win situations. 14 Sep 2007 Read more >>

UCT course to develop strategic marketing skillsThe UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) will team up with Gordon Cook, Director of Vega The Brand Communications School, to run a course this September that will give leaders the tools to think strategically about their marketing activities. 23 Aug 2007 Read more >>

The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) will launch a new course this August to guide leaders in how to effectively steer organisational change. 3 Aug 2007 Read more >>

Managing diversity well a key to business success todayEngaging with diversity and genuinely appreciating the value of different perspectives in the workplace offers the opportunity to harness very real benefits for South African organisations. So says Associate Professor Chris Breen who will run a programme in diversity management in association with the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) this August. 13 Jul 2007 Read more >>

UCT launches digital age marketing courseThe UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) is launching a landmark course in July to guide South African businesses on how to use the latest cutting-edge Internet and mobile marketing techniques. 11 Jun 2007 Read more >>

UCT course helps leaders master the art of mentoringThe UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) will run a powerful mentorship programme this June to give leaders and managers the tools to become high-impact mentors. 29 May 2007 Read more >>

The UCT Graduate School of Business runs an innovative short course this June aimed at empowering businesses to revolutionise their marketing activities. 14 May 2007 Read more >>

The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) is launching a new course this May that will help local business people master the art of trend forecasting, enabling them to make strategic choices for their businesses that result in sustained business success. 30 Apr 2007 Read more >>

UCT course empowers teams with creative toolsThe UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) is launching a new programme designed to harness creative expression as a means to develop dynamic team performance. 11 Apr 2007 Read more >>

The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) this April runs a short-course geared to provide dealmakers with the negotiating skills to turn tough stand-offs into win-win situations. 28 Mar 2007 Read more >>

The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) is launching a revolutionary course this April that uses a powerful process adapted from psychology to help executives develop their strategic planning and decision-making capacities. 16 Mar 2007 Read more >>

UCT programme opens door to strategyThe UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) is running a novel course this April that aims to take strategy to the people. The motivation – says course director Jonathan Foster-Pedley – is to improve thinking at every level of business, turning all staff into strategists and enabling companies to do more with less. 9 Mar 2007 Read more >>

UCT course helps leaders steer strategies to successThe UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) will run an innovative course this March that will help leaders make a success of key strategies and bring their visions to life. 16 Feb 2007 Read more >>

Managers take the business school home with new UCT support facilityThe UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) is launching a new initiative that will see managers on one of its premier executive programmes obtain some of the most advanced learning support offered by a South African business school yet.  1 Feb 2007 Read more >>

UCT hosts wine business info eveningThe UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) is hosting an Information Session for its Wine Business Management Programmes this coming Monday, 11 December 2006. 6 Dec 2006 Read more >>

UCT to boost SA call centre industry with management trainingThe UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) is launching a landmark programme to address a key skills shortage in middle to senior management in the South African Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Contact Centre (CC) industry. The skills shortage has been identified in recent research studies on the local industry. 23 Nov 2006 Read more >>

Flexible MBA delivery opens doorsThe MBA, the world's most popular business qualification, is changing in profound ways. Business schools are departing from the one-size-fits-all approach and focusing more on 'how we can meet your needs' - opening up fresh avenues for prospective students to attain the highly valued degree.  13 Nov 2006 Read more >>

UCT course shows how HR can boost competitivenessIn South Africa, human resources (HR) managers have tended to be concerned mostly with procedural and maintenance issues, but this is fast becoming insufficient in a global marketplace where many South African companies face challenges in competing with global companies who offer products at a lower cost.  27 Oct 2006 Read more >>

UCT course develops strategy leaders in SAThe UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) will run an innovative course this October that tackles a problem common in the world of business: the gap between strategy and implementation.  11 Oct 2006 Read more >>

New UCT course offers advanced project management skillsThe UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) is launching a brand new programme next month that gives senior managers the tools to get actively involved in ensuring projects are designed and executed to achieve the maximum benefits and value for their customers and key stakeholders.  2 Oct 2006 Read more >>

It's win-win for dealmakers on UCT courseThe UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) this October runs a short-course geared to provide dealmakers with the negotiating skills to turn tough stand-offs into win-win situations.  19 Sep 2006 Read more >>

UCT harnesses global expertise in wine marketingThe UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) is running two innovative short courses on wine marketing and global competitiveness this September.  25 Aug 2006 Read more >>

New mentoring programme to help optimise skills developmentThe UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) is launching a new programme this September that will provide leaders with powerful tools to optimise their skills development efforts through mentoring. 17 Aug 2006 Read more >>

Bringing strategy and creativity closer togetherCan creatives also be good strategists and good strategists be more creative? The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) thinks yes and to prove its point this August launches a brand new course that will allow people from both worlds to break the mould, learn from each other and grow.  24 Jul 2006 Read more >>

UCT develops strategic marketing and branding expertiseThe UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) runs two popular courses this September that provide an in-depth understanding of the strategic and tactical elements of marketing and branding. The courses will be run by Gordon Cook, recently voted as one of the Financial Mail's Top 20 most influential people in advertising. 17 Jul 2006 Read more >>

New director brings vision of executive wellness to top business programmeThe UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) has appointed Elspeth Donovan to direct its prestigious Executive Leadership Programme (ELP), it was announced this week. 10 Jul 2006 Read more >>

New UCT programme unlocks self-knowledge in HR peopleHuman Resources Practitioners will have a unique opportunity to harness valuable personal insight while sharpening their practical HR skills on a brand new programme launching at the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) this September. 29 Jun 2006 Read more >>

UCT Graduate School of Business hosts open evening in Jo'burgThe UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB), which offers the only MBA programme in South Africa to receive an international ranking as well as Executive Education short courses rated in the global top ten, will be holding an open information session in Johannesburg next week. 14 Jun 2006 Read more >>

UCT course offers tools for business growthThe UCT Graduate School of Business is offering a new course that provides small and medium enterprise owners and managers with the skills and knowledge to grow their businesses sustainably and avoid costly pitfalls. 15 May 2006 Read more >>

The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) has taken the unusual step of marrying two disciplines - coaching and strategy - in order to aid in solving a problem common in the world of business: the gap between strategy and implementation. 7 May 2006 Read more >>

The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) runs a course this May that aims to give experienced managers and executives the equivalent of a skills shot in the arm.  2 Apr 2006 Read more >>

The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) will bring five of its highly-rated courses to the Gauteng business community this April. The courses cover a wide spectrum of critical performance areas, from project management and strategic HR to finance. 12 Mar 2006 Read more >>

The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) will this March launch a short-course geared to provide dealmakers with the negotiating skills to turn tough stand-offs into win-win situations. 9 Feb 2006 Read more >>

Executive education programmes on offer at the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) are among the very best in the world. This according to the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) 2005 survey of short executive education programmes, which saw UCT place in the global top ten. 5 Dec 2005 Read more >>