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Future-proof yourself with a TSIBA post-graduate qualification
In a world obsessed with change, and the future hurtling towards us at breakneck speed, how does one future-proof oneself? You do so by remaining connected to the changing world and by constantly upskilling oneself. Lifelong learning is no longer a luxury; it's an imperative! So welcome to the TSIBA world, where future-focused skills, ongoing learning, access and competitive pricing for post-graduate study are prioritised. 10 Feb 2023 Read more

Passion + purpose + problem-solving = prosperity!
What drives business success? This is a million-dollar question, but foremost, is that it must serve a need, and that the owner of the entrepreneurial venture must be passionate about the service or product! 28 Oct 2022 Read more

A space to dream for present and future business leaders
Where do you go to dream? To connect? To be inspired? To learn? To feel secure? Tsiba Business School is providing such a space through its recent new campus acquisition. 18 Aug 2022 Read more

'Manning up' towards less toxic masculinity
During Women's Month when so much attention is on the high levels of violence against women in South Africa, the focus should also be on the mitigating role that education can play. 15 Aug 2022 Read more

You(th) can - show up, then start up!
June in South Africa is Youth Month! It is a poignant reminder of the gallant youth of 1976 who in their quest for a decent education, courageously challenged the might of the South African security forces and one can argue, they also played a seminal role in the march towards democracy. However, the youth dividend doesn't end here. Think of the energy behind the 'fees must fall' campaign, the 'decolonisation of education' movement and further afield, efforts by Malala Yousefzai who in her drive for girls' education in Pakistan took a bullet. Also, Greta Thundberg, the Swedish teen, mobilised thousands of young people and challenged world leaders to bring qualitative changes to environmentally disastrous policies. 29 Jun 2022 Read more

'Edumocracy': Education by the people, for the people, to the people!
In his book, Beyond the Limits to Growth (2014), author Hiroshi Komiyama writes about the pursuit of a 'platinum society' - a society that aims to improve the lives of people through innovation, through coordination with industry, government, and academia. It was such a society that beckoned at the new dawn of democracy in 1994 when the country transitioned into a new political dispensation with a new Constitution and Bill of Rights, new anthem and a new international identity. 6 Jun 2022 Read more

Adaptability Intelligence (AQ) through LifeLong Learning!
How life has changed! Just four years ago hardly anyone knew of Covid-19. Little did we realise that the coronavirus, one of the great disruptors of modern times (Leadership, May 2020) will redefine how we work, live and relate to each other. Remote working, masking, and social distancing was suddenly foisted on us and will probably be the way we live well into the future. 13 May 2022 Read more

Purpose-lived - Elixir to a meaningful life!
What is the value of one's heart beat? What is the meaning of life? Do I matter? These are existential questions that people increasingly reflect on in light of the Covid pandemic and the rising number of existential threats facing humanity. Placing a value on life is a poignant ontological question, nearly impossible to answer, yet profound enough to drive many a passion. 29 Mar 2022 Read more

Corporate conduct: The need for positive behavioural attributes
Many South African businesses are trapped in a low growth cycle. Much of this stems from problems that lie in the macro socio-economic and political spheres in which businesses find themselves. However, what is becoming increasingly clear is that the organisational challenges of corruption, unethical conduct or poor productivity, are directly related to employee behaviour. It is not surprising, therefore, that many companies are placing high emphasis on behavioural attributes at recruitment interviews. These are then linked to desired workplace outcomes and levels of productivity. 21 Jan 2022 Read more

Employability: Shift the paradigm; do the work; change the destiny
Colin Coleman, former CEO of Goldman Sachs and Senior Fellow at Yale University, recently wrote an article 'SA doesn't have a debt problem. It has a growth problem - and a solution.' (Sunday Times, Insight, 3 Oct 2021). This sparked much needed debate about economic austerity and growth. Coleman underscores the need to refocus away from our debilitating debt and more towards opportunities for growth. Some of the examples he uses are to capitalise on the recent commodity boom that had given the JSE a healthy boost, as well as to leverage value from covid and other financial grants to the unemployed. These can be recycled into the economy to stimulate growth through social spending. 9 Nov 2021 Read more

Unlocking South Africa's youth 'dividend'!
"The technology of tomorrow requires not millions of lightly lettered (wo)men, ready to work in unison at endlessly repetitious jobs, it requires not (wo)men who take orders in unblinking fashion, but (wo)men who can make critical judgments, who can weave their way through novel environments, who are quick to spot new relationships in the rapidly changing reality." - Alvin Toffler, Future Shock, 1970
 2 Jul 2021 Read more

'Powering off' the Eskom grid: Suggestions for energy self-sufficiency
Load shedding, load reduction, and power outages reflect the 'heart of darkness' of a government that has plunged South Africa into a deep economic and social mess through systemic dysfunction and failure to govern. 14 Jun 2021 Read more

#BudgetSpeech2021: Converting hope to opportunity
"Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness." - Archbishop Emeritus, Desmond Tutu. It was, therefore, unfortunate that the minister of finance, Tito Mboweni, would premise his recent Budget Speech 2021 with 'hope' and, days later, South Africa was hit with a spate of power failures - which, through its destructive impact on the economy, is the anathema of 'hope'! 30 Mar 2021 Read more

TSIBA helps entrepreneurs leap forward in the business world
The current economic downturn brought by the impact of Covid-19 has not only changed the way companies do business but has renewed focus on the role of small and medium enterprises (SMME) as a catalyst for growth and job creation. 14 Aug 2020 Read more

International online collaboration and synergy benefit startup entrepreneurs
What do local startup entrepreneurs and 36 students have in common? They shared in a 'mindfest' international dialogue to create real-world solutions to real world entrepreneurial problems! 12 Aug 2020 Read more

When passion drives purpose, the result is success!
Eighty-eight days after lockdown, TSIBA Business School students on 22 June 2020, sat for their first online examinations! This remarkable achievement, in contrast to many institutions still struggling with data and learning devices, resulted from many robust discussions, endless 'muting' and 'unmuting' online meetings, navigating complex issues of data, learning devices and selecting appropriate epistemology. All this was underpinned by passionate and committed teaching and academic support staff determined to deliver the academic programme and turn what was potentially a winter of despair, into a season of hope! 2 Jul 2020 Read more

Covid-19: Education's moment of enlightenment
Here is a question: You have two options presented to you right now; live or learn. Which one do you choose? 18 May 2020 Read more

Announcement of chief executive officer - Dr Riedwaan Kimmie
Following an extensive and thorough recruitment and selection process, it is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr Riedwaan (Rudi) Kimmie as the new chief executive officer of TSIBA Business School, registered as TSIBA Education NPC. Dr Kimmie will assume the role from 1 May 2020 following a full hand-over from our current interim CEO Professor Kobus Visser. 8 Apr 2020 Read more

#Covid-19: TSIBA's response to the new educational reality
Disruptive innovation is the hallmark of the digital economy. But we did not expect its acceleration to be forced upon us through an invisible, viral contagion such as the coronavirus Covid-19! 7 Apr 2020 Read more

TSIBA Business School is still accepting students for 2020 and offering scholarships
With most education institutions closing applications at the end of this month, what happens to the thousands of students with Bachelor Pass matrics whose dreams rely on a place at university for a bright future? 13 Dec 2019 Read more

Is South Africa's economic challenge moving the country into a debt trap?
South Africa's economy is in a precarious state, judging from Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni's 2019 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBS). The Finance Minister presented a dire view of the South Africa economy which is characterised by excessive government spending, the collective impact from load shedding, weak investments and slow growth in most sectors of the economy. The country's expenditure is way over revenue income, the national debt is bulging and there are no prospects of international respite because of a slowdown in the global economy, mainly driven by the China-US trade wars and the uncertainty of Brexit. 3 Dec 2019 Read more

TSIBA 2020 applications open
Recent media statements have indicated that student applications to all public universities in the Western Cape has closed, that no walk-in applications will be accepted and that these higher education institutions are already fully subscribed. 5 Nov 2019 Read more

TSIBA Business School as a new home
From humble beginnings in a blanket factory in Mowbray (2004-2005) to an outdated training facility in Pinelands (2006-2019), TSIBA will be moving into new premises in January 2020; premises that will serve as a first-class and aspirational educational establishment for its students. 18 Oct 2019 Read more

Learning to earning: Making education relevant
A researcher at the University of the Free State, Ms Patience Mukwambo, wrote in a Fin24 article how higher education must do more than help graduates get jobs. 11 Oct 2019 Read more

Scholarships available for the Postgraduate Diploma in Small Enterprise Consulting
As a first postgraduate programme of its kind in South Africa, the Postgraduate Diploma in Small Enterprise Consulting (PGDip SEC) is designed to support consultants, coaches and mentors working with entrepreneurs. The 18-month modular part-time course (NQF Level 8 accreditation) is currently only available at TSIBA Business School and develops consultants so that they can meaningfully support and guide the scale and scope of microenterprises into small and medium-sized businesses. 30 Apr 2019 Read more

Calling entrepreneurs ready to grow!
Are you a small business owner based in Cape Town? Are you involved in the operations side but you are struggling to think strategically about your business growth? Is your annual turnover less than R2m? 9 Apr 2019 Read more

How to prepare leaders of tomorrow, today
"Our greatest challenge is to create jobs for the unemployed of today, while preparing workers for the jobs of tomorrow." President Cyril Ramaphosa's 2019 SONA speech. 12 Feb 2019 Read more

TSIBA Business School is still offering scholarships and accepting students for 2019
With most education institutions closing applications at the end of this month, what happens to the thousands of students with Bachelor Pass matrics whose dreams rely on a place at university for a bright future? 29 Jan 2019 Read more

Fees have fallen - at TSiBA!
Fees Must Fall has always been TSiBA's ethos and a reality for our students who ONLY PAY WHAT THEY CAN AFFORD with the rest being funded by scholarships. 17 Jan 2018 Read more

From Langa to Zurich: Lundi's opportunity
At school Lundi (Bill) Mkosi had no idea how he was going to study further, but everything changed when he was awarded his TSiBA scholarship. Just three years later this final year bachelor student was accepted at top global financial services company Credit Suisse in Zurich, doing his international work internship (part of the criteria required for a student to graduate). 5 Jul 2017 Read more

TSiBA - helping to create a positive change
These inspiring words come from Kaylin Meyer (21), a second-year student and scholarship recipient at the TSiBA Education in Pinelands, Cape Town. 2 Jun 2017 Read more

Scholarships available to NPC leaders for high-impact leading sustainability programme
In partnership with the Deutsche Bank South Africa Foundation the Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) has launched applications for their third eight-month, modular Leading Financial Sustainability programme, created to fill the critical gap of supporting NGOs and NPOs through their journey towards financial sustainability. Even though organisations in the non-profit sector do invaluable work, various factors, including the global economic crunch, have made fundraising and organisational sustainability a challenge. 6 Feb 2017 Read more

#FeesMustFall is old news... TSiBA Education NPC has been doing it for over a decade!
At practically every higher education forum I am asked how the TSiBA model works to provide sponsored education, aka 'free' education, to 500 students a year across two campuses. Every audience, without exception in the last year, has been completely enamoured by the success of the academic and business model and the achievements of our students and graduates. That is, until they focus on the numbers, the impact that such a small, private university can have on a problem of such immense proportions as highlighted by the #RhodesMustFall and then #FeesMustFall campaigns. 7 Nov 2016 Read more

Scholarship graduates' futures on the rise
Dreams have finally been realised for some of South Africa's future leaders and entrepreneurs at the Tertiary School in Business Administration's (TSiBA) annual Graduation Ceremony. Graduates come from diverse backgrounds all over the country, but are united by their determination to study despite financial and personal challenges. 29 Aug 2016 Read more

TSiBA business scholarships ignite the light at the end of the tunnel
It is an unfortunate reality that during Youth Month, while we remember the sacrifice of young people in 1976 standing up for the right to be educated, South African youth are once again protesting in order to create a better future. Over twenty years into democracy there are still too many people unable to afford a tertiary education. For some it goes deeper in that the shortcomings of our schooling system limit university access due to academic reasons. 15 Jun 2016 Read more

Tertiary scholarships ignite opportunity for SA youth
"Inclusive, good-quality education is a foundation for dynamic and equitable societies." Arch D. Tutu 24 Feb 2016 Read more

Renowned humanitarian brings message of peace to South African youth
As a humanitarian and peace ambassador Prem Rawat has dedicated his life to addressing humanity's essential need for peace with his extraordinary passion inspiring millions of people over the last five decades. Rawat has spoken in some of the most prestigious universities and forums around the world including Harvard, Oxford, Berkley and now the Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) in Cape Town, South Africa. 1 Dec 2015 Read more

Local youths' proud day at their TSiBA Graduation Ceremony
Youth Day celebrations continued for 90 proud local youths on Friday, 19 June 2015, when they were awarded their hard-earned higher education qualifications at the Tertiary School in Business Administration's (TSiBA) Graduation Ceremony. These students have now graduated from TSiBA, a non-profit, rural business school, empowered and in a strong position to find employment, start their own business or continue with university studies. 22 Jun 2015 Read more

Education helps local youth rise up to the challenge
"Never forget the purpose." Lerato Bontsi, 19 years, TSiBA student from George, Western Cape 17 Jun 2015 Read more

Scholarship opportunities at Business School's open day
Planning to study further is one of the most important choices you will ever make. But not everyone has the means to pay for tertiary studies. The Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) is a unique not-for-profit business school created to ignite opportunity by awarding full or part tuition scholarships for those having difficulty accessing tertiary studies due to financial or academic reasons. 15 May 2015 Read more

Unique skills programme jumpstarts careers for unemployed youth
So many highly qualified South African youth struggle to get jobs after graduation, or move up the corporate ladder. This is often due to a lack of the vital soft skills key to survival in today's competitive marketplace - attributes which may be neglected by South African universities. 21 Apr 2015 Read more

TSiBA Eden wins an award for lifting rural youth out of poverty
The Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) Eden campus has been awarded the Western Cape Department of Social Development Ministerial Youth Excellence Bronze Award. 20 Apr 2015 Read more

Education ignites opportunity for young South Africans
The harsh reality is that in South Africa not everyone can afford tertiary study due to socio-economic constraints as well as low standards of basic education. 26 Feb 2015 Read more

Cycling can change the world
How many cyclists does it take to effect change in the world? 22 cyclists, 2,398km of road and one cause is all it takes to change the lives of African youth and their communities forever. 16 Feb 2015 Read more

Million rand reason to celebrate SA business graduates
The Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) is not your typical business school and its sixth annual graduation is no typical graduation ceremony. This unique university has the biggest percentage of prestigious award winners in the country. While students come from diverse backgrounds, their dreams are all the same - to study at tertiary level and change not only their lives, but those around them. Most TSiBA students are the first in their families, even communities, to graduate at tertiary level. 1 Aug 2014 Read more

Scholarships opening doors to the business world
The Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) will host an Open Day on Saturday 15 March 2014 where prospective higher education students can experience the Cape Town campus and its many opportunities. TSiBA students will be hosting tours of the campus, sharing their experiences with potential applicants so they can get insight into what TSiBA has to offer. 10 Mar 2014 Read more

10 out of 10 for TSiBA Education on its 10th anniversary
Many life-changing innovations and world-firsts emerged in 2004. These include Facebook, the world's first one gigabyte SD card; Taiwan's building Taipei 101 - the world's tallest skyscraper, the first privately-funded human spaceflight as well as the Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) in the Western Cape, South Africa. Founded on 27 February 2004, TSiBA is a private, not-for-profit business school registered and fully accredited by the Department of Higher Education & Training. Over the last decade TSiBA's enduring mission remains to graduate entrepreneurial leaders who will ignite opportunity and social change. 27 Feb 2014 Read more

Six million reasons to celebrate winning a TSiBA scholarship
Ever wondered what R6 million looks like? The Tertiary School in Business Administration's (TSiBA) 2014 Scholarship & Awards Ceremony is the place to find out. On Wednesday, 19 February 2014, one hundred and twenty TSiBA Cape Town students were awarded full tuition scholarships to study towards their Higher Certificate in Business Administration (HCBA). These students earned their place at TSiBA by not only meeting admission criteria and passing academic tests, but by also successfully completing an intensive orientation week selection process. 21 Feb 2014 Read more

TSiBA Eden shines with a Gold Impumelelo Award
Twenty-five best-practice projects around South Africa have won awards from the Impumelelo Social Innovations Centre for implementing innovative, well-managed and replicable models addressing a variety of South Africa's social challenges. The Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) Eden campus has been awarded a Gold Award for being an exceptional model for rural tertiary education. 10 Dec 2013 Read more

A billion reasons to celebrate SA business school's newest graduates
"Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." - Martin Luther King Jr 19 Jul 2013 Read more

How Juta is helping TSiBA to change the world one book at a time...
Nelson Mandela said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." 11 Jun 2013 Read more

TSiBA's first postgraduate students get down to business
History was made this week in the South African entrepreneurship arena with the inaugural students beginning their Postgraduate Diploma in Small Enterprise Consulting (PG Dip SEC) - the first postgraduate programme of its kind in South Africa which targets consultants, coaches and mentors working with entrepreneurs instead of the entrepreneur themselves. The 18-month modular part-time course at NQF Level 8 accreditation is currently only available at the Tertiary School in Business Education (TSiBA) and is designed to develop consultants to be more effective coaches and mentors who can effectively support and guide the scale and scope of micro enterprises into small and medium-sized businesses. 29 May 2013 Read more

Rotary turn up the heat by donating solar oven to TSiBA Education
On the 26th April, various local and international Rotary Club representatives officially handed over a specialised solar oven to the Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) Eden campus in Karatara. Dr Dereck Wheeldon will talk about the benefits of solar energy - especially important for South Africa with high electricity costs and relatively abundant sunshine. Not only will the solar oven help TSiBA save the environment, but it will help save electricity costs for this unique not-for-profit tertiary education institution. 26 Apr 2013 Read more

Change your life - visit the TSiBA Business School's Open Day on 16th March!
Planning to study further is one of the most important choices you will ever make. But not everyone has the means to pay for tertiary studies. The Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) is a unique private, not-for-profit business school created to assist people who have difficulty in accessing educational opportunities with tuition scholarships to help them get a jump start in life. 14 Mar 2013 Read more

First of its kind post grad diploma to help SA entrepreneurs!
The Tertiary School in Business Education (TSiBA) accredited post grad diploma in Small Enterprise Consulting (PG Dip SEC) will now be offered at its Knysna and Cape Town campuses in 2013. The course develops consultants who can coach and mentor small business owners to grow their businesses to be profitable and sustainable. 22 Feb 2013 Read more

It's appreciation time!
The Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) celebrated its annual Appreciation Breakfast on Friday, 30 November 2012. The purpose of the event was to thank all those people who have contributed to TSiBA's success over the past year and it was hosted by two TSiBA graduates, Kim Hickley and Mkhuseli Ngcube. Invited guests included sponsors, donors, mentors, lecturers, interns, volunteers and other non-profit organisations that TSiBA works with. It was held in TSiBA's auditorium at the TSiBA campus in Pinelands, Cape Town. 6 Dec 2012 Read more

TSiBA Eden gets a perfect 10
The Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) Eden campus in Karatara near Knysna, has a lot to smile about. Ten TSiBA Eden students were recently interviewed for an amazing training programme venture between Unilever and Smollans. Each and every one of the students made it onto the programme. They are: Lucky Sithole, Mkhombeni Hlengwa, Monwabisi Tese, Zamuxolo Nqweniso, Masala Ramulifho, Thabang Ramaano, Nokwazi Shezi, Sinelizwi Mkhwebula, Thembeka Gola and Zenthia Kamfer, a TSiBA Eden graduate. The students will be placed by the Smollan Group within a corporate environment in various positions that suit their skill-set in 2013. With the Smollan's structured training at this level coupled with the right development, most of these individuals, via their own merit and determination, have the potential to move into various positions within the Unilever Field Sales structure (a Business Unit within the Smollan Group). 15 Nov 2012 Read more

TSiBA is tops with another Mandela Rhodes scholar!
The Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) is extremely proud to announce that TSiBA graduate, Thokozile Mcopele, has received the prestigious Mandela Rhodes scholarship for 2013. Thokozile completed her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Entrepreneurial Leadership in 2012 and has her eyes set on an Honours Degree in Strategic Management at one of Gauteng's Institutions of Higher Learning. Thokozile is the fifth Mandela Rhodes scholar for TSiBA in five years and positions TSiBA as the institution with the highest percentage of Mandela Rhodes Scholars in the country - an unequalled achievement! 10 Oct 2012 Read more

TSiBA students launch their first book
The Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) was founded in 2005 with a mission "to be an innovative learning community that graduates entrepreneurial leaders who ignite opportunity and social change". TSiBA has been graduating leaders and entrepreneurs for over four years now and has already produced four Mandela Rhodes scholars. Now this unique business school has another accolade to add to the list - an innovative and inspiring book written by TSiBA students themselves! Containing the secrets of success, it shares the stories of inspired youth. The book, It Starts with Me, is intended for young people of all ages who believe they can make a difference and want to ensure they live their dreams. 17 Sep 2012 Read more

Cindy Krawe, TSiBA's Community Training Courses Co-ordinator, has recently launched a joint venture project with Silulo Ulutho Technologies to create a training academy in Khayelitsha. Ekasi Entrepreneurship Academy aims to empower township entrepreneurs by giving them the necessary skills and training to grow their businesses. 23 Aug 2012 Read more

Gia Whitehead is TSiBA's Top Woman!
On the eve of Women's Day, the Top Women awards ceremony took place at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. It was a star studded evening with esteemed members of government in attendance including DIRCO Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Energy Minister Elizabeth Dipuo Peters, and MEC Nomusa Dube. Gia Whitehead, TSiBA's Sustainability Director, won the award for Top Woman Entrepreneur (sponsored by ACSA) category. 14 Aug 2012 Read more

Minister Trevor Manuel lauds SA's "pay it forward" business school
On Friday, 20 July 2012, the Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) was very proud to host their graduation ceremony at Old Mutual. With extra special guest speaker, Minister Trevor Manuel, 31 TSiBA graduates were capped for achieving their Bachelor of Business Administration degrees in Entrepreneurial Leadership. This is the biggest graduation ceremony TSiBA has ever seen and brings the total number of TSiBA graduates to 77 since this unique private, not for profit business school held its first Graduation ceremony in 2008. 27 Jul 2012 Read more

A new CEO for TSiBA
The Board of the Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) is very proud to announce the appointment of their new CEO, Adri Marais. Adri will take over from Leigh Meinert from 01 July 2012. 21 Jun 2012 Read more

Investing in the future: Derrick Msibi runs Comrades for TSiBA
Derrick Msibi, MD of Investment Solutions and non-executive director of TSiBA Education, is running this year's Comrades Marathon on the 3rd of June to raise money for TSiBA Scholarships. Investment Solutions will match the funds raised up to R50,000. 25 May 2012 Read more

South Africa's smallest university delivers big results
The Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA), South Africa's youngest and smallest higher education institution, produced two Mandela Rhodes scholars for 2010. This is a record achievement for an institution that only began producing graduates in 2008. 18 Feb 2010 Read more

TSIBA Education trading as TSIBA Business School is registered as a non-profit and public benefit organization with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997. (Registration certificate no. 2007/HE08/001)