Global business challenge finalists announced


The final four teams scheduled to compete in the South African Global Business Challenge title on May 17 are Team Botlhale Solutions from University of Johannesburg, Team Unisa1 from UNISA, Team Exorior Jumbe from North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus) and Team Monomotapa from the University of Witswatersrand.

The four teams will meet in Johannesburg at the South African final to be held on 17 May at the Sandton Holiday Inn, where they will present their case study to a panel of judges representing CIMA and the sponsors, Barclays and Absa Capital.
Other sponsors include CharterQuest and Coach Approach.

All finalists will participate in a business coaching and personal development workshop from Coach Approach as part of the preparation for the finals. The winning team of four to be announced at the finals will jet off to the global finals in Sri Lanka in July.

The competition, run by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, in partnership with Barclays and Absa Capital, is designed to identify the business leaders of tomorrow. Participants gain valuable skills for the future and an opportunity to gain global exposure through this international business competition.

Says Samantha Louis, CIMA Africa regional director: "Entries this year show a 41% growth on last year. This demonstrates that the Global Business Challenge is growing in stature and that awareness of the competition is growing year on year on campuses around the country.'

Other teams taking part in the global final will come from Australia, Bangladesh, Mainland China, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, the Middle East, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, the UK, Vietnam and Zambia.