Breaking colonial chains on MBAs

It’s time to place less emphasis on case studies from the West and focus more on African themes and context, say academics

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How to get an MBA bursary

MBA bursaries and scholarships are available. The challenge, sometimes, is to find them

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Where is the next generation of SA business school leaders?

Business schools pride themselves on teaching leadership, so why are they scrambling to find successors to incumbent heads who are nearing retirement?

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How business schools are revising the MBA

Business schools are working hard to revise their MBA programmes to keep them relevant and in tune with students’ needs

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Why Judy Dlamini is fighting for boardroom equality

Women have proved themselves ready for business leadership. So why aren’t more of them taking up the reins?

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A lean, green, African manufacturing future

The Durban-based Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing Studies exists to raise the level of manufacturing knowledge and management across Africa

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Lesetja Kganyago on defending the Reserve Bank’s independence

Accolades have been heaped on SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago for his bold defence of the Bank against political interference

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As NHI looms, should Adrian Gore be more worried?

As the government forges ahead with plans to introduce National Health Insurance, SA’s largest medical aid administrator is facing its biggest battle yet

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Discovery Bank won’t compete on price, says Gore

Discovery CEO Adrian Gore does not want to bring on board a whole lot of clients who won’t use the bank

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SA’s retail apocalypse: how retailers lost their game

With SA’s once blue-chip retail giants reeling in tandem with the economy, straitened consumer spending and online shopping trends, is now the time for ...

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Decoding Walmart’s intentions with Massmart

After failing to create a compelling 21st-century retail business with an effective internet presence, Walmart might call it quits in SA

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Shoprite: not so bulletproof after all

Until two years ago it was the blue chip that could do no wrong. Now Shoprite has lost its status as a market darling, and proved it’s just as vulnerable as ...

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Cyril Ramaphosa at war (... but does he know it?)

The Ramaphosa era has been acutely disappointing to some, who feel the lack of action cannot be blamed on any fightback by allies of Zuma and the public ...

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Has the sun set on FirstRand’s entrepreneurial edge?

FirstRand remains the most highly rated banking group in SA. But after the founders’ departure from its boards it seems more like just another bank

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Banking competitors flattering FirstRand

Perhaps the most shameless imitator of FirstRand has been Absa – the bank with the most catching up to do

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SA’s great unravelling: can the economy still be saved?

SA has arrived at a point where politics and debt collide. Though the country seems locked into terminal decline, there is an outside chance that the Ramaphosa ...

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