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Actis sponsors international scholarships for students or alumni of Honoris United UniversitiesActis, a leading growth markets investor, has announced that it will be providing US$100,000 in sponsorship for two Honoris United Universities graduates to complete a postgraduate qualification at the world's leading educational establishments. 16 Oct 2017 Read more >>

First pan-African private higher education network Honoris United Universities launchedHonoris United Universities, the first pan-African higher private education has been launched in London. The network, built upon its unique ‘collaborative intelligence' concept, brings together the pioneering efforts of leading tertiary education institutions in North and Southern Africa, to educate Africa's next generation of leaders and professionals. 13 Jul 2017 Read more >>

Open seminar series on Critical Conversations in Sustainability‘Critical Conversations' is a series of transdisciplinary seminars in sustainability hosted by Regent Business School, The Mercury, and other private and public sector stakeholders. The year-long series aims to creatively engage in critical discussions, provocative dialogue and idea-sharing around sustainable questions that delve into novel and innovative ideas that may assist in mobilising changes necessary for our planet to become a better place for all who live in it. 10 May 2017 Read more >>

Muslims in Seychelles - A Historical Appraisal of their LegacyMuslims in Seychelles is a fascinating account of the history of Seychelles, taking the reader back in time when the Arabs and pirates used to frequent the islands, the French established a settlement, the British annexed the islands, the road to independence, the period during independence, the coup d'état, introduction of a one-party state and re-introduction of a multi-party democracy. 20 Feb 2017 Read more >>

Master entrepreneur GG Alcock inspires students at Regent Business School in DurbanRenowned author, mentor, strategy guru and master entrepreneur GG Alcock shared key insights and learnings in Durban, encouraging students to overcome South Africa's current economic challenges by seeking out opportunities within the informal sector. 6 Feb 2017 Read more >>

Educating for good governanceResearch indicates that there is a strong correlation between education and governance. There are multiple relationships between education and good governance and they are cyclical and mutually reinforcing. Of particular interest are the characteristics of education systems and the content of education, which may mediate the effects of education on governance. Within this context the nature of both the structure of education systems and content of teaching and learning are critical. In particular, education that is socially inclusive and relevant has a positive effect on governance, while education that alienates or marginalises individuals or lacks relevance to the aspirations and possible livelihoods of people may have negative effects on governance. For example, the content and skills about which a citizenry is empowered through education will determine how it has an effect on governance. 7 Dec 2016 Read more >>

Mobilising South African civil society for just governanceIt is estimated that in South Africa, corruption and cronyism contribute about 25 percent of state procurement. Nefarious activity of this scale begins to affect almost every aspect of governance, sustainable economic development and service delivery. It is a scourge that is inextricably linked to the violation of ethical values, justice and the rule of law and undermines the very foundations of our hard-fought democracy. Corruption affects society, at large. Moreover, it is the poorest amongst us who suffer the most harmful effects of corruption, because it is they who are principally dependent on public policy outcomes, especially in terms of delivery of infrastructure, housing, food security, basic healthcare, sanitation, clean water and education. 1 Dec 2016 Read more >>

Paradise lost: Navigating in search of a national moral compassSouth Africa is in a state of ferment and the country is struggling to overcome a fractured political, economic, social and moral landscape. It is the social malaise of crime, in all its negative ramifications that unremittingly violates the majority of the population. On a daily basis we hear about the excesses of crime against person and property. 30 Nov 2016 Read more >>

Spring ushers in a flurry of activities at Regent Business SchoolThere has been a hive of academic and social activity at Regent Business School in the recent past and there are plans afoot to have many more in the near future. On 16 September 2016, Regent Business School presented a BRICS Masterclass titled, 'Doing Business with the BRICS'. The event was hosted in partnership with the Durban Chamber of Commerce, Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal, Nedbank, MANCOSA and the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) in a new addition to the institution's campus, the Institute of Entrepreneurship. The new building accommodates state-of-art-facilities including a 180-seater raked lecture theatre. 26 Sep 2016 Read more >>

BRICS Masterclass Breakfast invitationThe Centre for Entrepreneurship and the Institute for Local and Global Research Initiatives (ILGRI) at Regent Business School in partnership with the South Africa's Department of International Relationships and Cooperation (DIRCO), The Embassies of the BRICS nations in South Africa, the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry, eThekwini Municipality, the Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) and other Corporate and Public Sector Organisations is hosting a BRICS Masterclass on 16 September 2016. The occasion will also be used to launch the BRICS and Emerging Markets Business Schools' Association and provide an opportunity for delegates to interact with the Trade Missions of the BRICS countries. 5 Sep 2016 Read more >>

Business education and relevance of culture in global tradeAhmed Shaikh
Anis Karodia
Dhiru Soni
 26 Jul 2016 Read more >>

Governance, corruption and state capture: Portending a slippery slide for South Africa's economyIn recent weeks we have been witness to a proliferation of media reports and press clippings about alleged corrupt relationships between the Gupta family and the state. For example, Andrew England writing in the Financial Times claims that the predatory relationship between capital interest and the state is not only a shady one, but is effectively the cause of state pillage. In this respect he alleges that the Gupta family has for all intents and purposes been responsible for 'state capture'. He further argues that under these circumstances the Gupta family is increasingly portrayed "as a symbol of the malaise afflicting the nation", especially in terms of wielding their influence over state officials and appointments and procuring government contracts. 3 May 2016 Read more >>

Regent Business School alumni deems innovative thinking a scarce commodity in the public service sector of AfricaI have always been intrigued by the high levels of sophistication and development defining the standards of living and professionalism in different sectors and or industries of both the Western and Eastern worlds. From the perspective of the public sector, my recent tour to the UK of the British Civil Service suggested that the answer was in the willingness to evolve with changing times, and by inference, to innovate perpetually. 30 Mar 2016 Read more >>

Gordhan's budget speech compels government to (re)define its leadership roleAnis Karodia
Ahmed Shaikh
Paresh Soni
Zaheer Hamid
 14 Mar 2016 Read more >>

Private-public partnerships can assist in the higher education crisisIt is an extremely hot summer's day in January 2016 as we drive down Stalwart Simelane Street in Durban, almost two decades after the birth of our democracy. Suddenly we witness a chaotic scene alongside the University of South Africa. Out of curiosity we bring our vehicle to a sudden halt. We exit the motor vehicle to find out what is happening. Our enquiries inform us that the almost unruly crowd were waiting from the early hours of the morning to join a queue to enter the buildings of the higher education institution. The queue or rather a throng of people is composed of old and young people, possibly parents and their university aspirant offspring hoping to register for a higher education programme. The never-ending mass of people is clearly reminiscent of the myriads of eager South Africans that waited patiently in the sweltering heat to cast their votes for the dawn of a new South Africa. The majority of these were black people confident that their dreams of a new dispensation would be fulfilled and they would live a better life in the rainbow nation that was enunciated by a new government in waiting. 18 Feb 2016 Read more >>

Academics recommend an EXIM Bank for South AfricaAcademics from Regent Business School recommend an EXIM Bank for South Africa. 23 Oct 2015 Read more >>

Regent Business School professor receives prestigious Alumni Award from the North West UniversityProfessor Anis Karodia, a senior member of the faculty and prolific researcher at Regent Business School, received the prestigious Alumni Award from North West University (NWU). The award was presented to him for his contribution to research and knowledge production at a gala event held at Central Imperial Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg. 19 Oct 2015 Read more >>

Pray, do say why and how I should do business in AfricaAnis Karodia
Ahmed Shaikh
Dhiru Soni
 13 Oct 2015 Read more >>

Regent Business School commits to SDGs, encourages others to do same or partner usRegent Business School commits to the Global Sustainable Development Goals and challenges individuals, civics and other private and public sector organisations to do the same or partner us in this worthy global campaign. 6 Oct 2015 Read more >>

The jury is out for African business schools: In search of a new lodestar to guide business educationParesh Soni
Nadeem Cassim
Guillermina Ritacco
Xolelwa Linganiso
 4 Aug 2015 Read more >>

Regent Business School and Indoni SA host a youth boot camp for social entrepreneurshipIndoni SA was officially launched in June 2011. Its mission is to fill the gap of addressing social issues with a strategic plan of action. The founder, Dr Nomcebo Mthembu, is assisted by other board members, leadership, staff and volunteers from across the country with various skills in arts, culture, heritage, education, skills, life and business mentorship. Indoni's programmes were established in response to various challenges observed among young people after the liberation of South Africa in 1994, inclusive of leadership and entrepreneurship. 1 Jul 2015 Read more >>

Regent Business School to launch an entrepreneurship hub and adopts a new campus habitus in anticipationNumerous academic and press articles, coupled with the decline of long-established industries, the global financial crisis, and high rates of unemployment worldwide have combined to play a significant role in an attitudinal change towards a phenomenon that has existed and which has been central to our existence, our psyche, our wealth accumulation, and indeed, our collective survival since time immemorial. The phenomenon is called Entrepreneurship. 8 Jun 2015 Read more >>

The coming annual Finweek review and the need for a radical makeover of the MBA in South AfricaIt is that time of year when Finweek, a weekly magazine which focuses on business and investment issues, publishes its review of MBA programmes in South Africa. The primary audience is business executives and investors. The annual review has become a compass bearing-point for managers, leaders and executives of finance houses and potential MBA students. 20 May 2015 Read more >>

Hedge funds and corporate raiders in Africa: Space invaders of the third kindRecently, at a Journal Club meeting, we had occasion to read and critically analyse an excerpt from William Dalrymple's new book, The Anarchy: How a Corporation Replaced the Mughal Empire, 1756-1803. The book apparently is expected to be published next year (company-original-corporate-raiders). While the article provided a critical overview of the brutal British exploitative history in India, it alerted the reader to the fact that it was not the British Government per se that was responsible for 'looting' the riches of India, but a corporate named the "East India Company". This does not in any way suggest that Britain can deny its complicity in the 'raiding' of India. Dalrymple poignantly and eloquently reminds the reader of the 'hurt' that is still felt in India when the 'loot' is displayed in the form of artworks or artifacts in a foreign land that was for all intentions and purposes a 'right royal marauder'. 10 Mar 2015 Read more >>

Turnkey operations key to empowerment of entrepreneurs and SMMEs in South AfricaThe South African economy is facing some very difficult times, both locally and internationally. This statement distils widespread concerns for the future of the country and all those who live in it. The process of globalisation has unleashed changes that have affected almost every country in the world and the recent financial crisis of 2008 has further exacerbated the situation. 26 Feb 2015 Read more >>

Private providers can widen access to higher education in South AfricaAn academic revolution has taken place in higher education in the past half century marked by transformations unprecedented in scope and diversity. The academic changes of the past few decades are extensive due to their nature and the number of people they affect. Globally, public higher education is in the throes of a major crisis. For example, one of the most pressing problems of our time is the demand for places in higher education which far outstrips supply of available seats globally. 3 Feb 2015 Read more >>

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