Education, best described as the process of imparting or receiving knowledge, is one of the highest priorities on the global agenda. Across the world, governments and organised groups are working to eradicate illiteracy in order to emancipate impoverished people groups. Education can take place in formal and informal settings, however, schools and learning institutions are the primary mediums through which people receive an education in modern society. Reading and writing are the foundations of formal education. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela.

Professor Frank Horwitz, Director of the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB), has won the Emerald Literati Network?s 2007 Outstanding Reviewer Award it was announced this month.

Education Minister Naledi Pandor has wished all the Grade 12 learners well in their examinations which kicked off on Wednesday.
About 599 048 learners are sitting for matric examinations across 8 000 centres.

This week sees the first group of grade 12 learners sitting for their final senior certificate examinations.

The 2007 senior certificate examinations have started in some provinces with the rest to follow next week.

The benefits of a mentoring environment, from an improved bottom line to informed and productive staff, have been recognised globally. According to Janine Everson director of the UCT GSB mentorship course, this has led to an increased expectation that leaders and people in senior positions must to play a mentoring role in the workplace.

The pace of transformation in South Africa is so "painfully slow' that Jimmy Manyi, commissioner of the Employment Equity Commission, wants to recommend to the minister of labour a "quantum of fines' like "10% of turnover' and for remedial action to start sooner in order to force companies to comply with employment equity. Manyi was speaking at the University of Stellenbosch Business School.

An innovative course will be run this October to help leaders make a success of key strategies and bring their visions to life. The GSB's Strategic Leadership through Coaching course is a first in South Africa in its innovative fusion of two disciplines - coaching and strategy to target the problem many organisations have in turning strategies, such as organisational change initiatives, into results.

The UCT Graduate School of Business MBA programme has been rated the best in South Africa in a local survey. The survey, conducted by management publication Professional Management Review, used the feedback from some 478 line managers and HR leaders around South Africa.

More widespread university education means more prosperous economies and provides rich rewards in the labour market for those who graduate. Furthermore, the job prospects for the less well qualified do not appear to be damaged by the expansion of higher education and may even be improved, according to the latest edition of the OECD?s annual Education at a Glance.

The local business community opened their hearts and purses at the University of Stellenbosch Business School fundraising gala dinner where more than R250 000 worth of bursaries for previously disadvantaged and deserving MBA students were raised. Dr Trevor Manuel, minister of finance, delivered the keynote address which looked at the recent financial market turmoil and its implications for South Africa.

The 4th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning will take place in October at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB). The event offers an opportunity for discussion and networking to South African businesspeople, academics and students with their counterparts from across the world.

The learning process is set to change forever for pupils of two rural Ntabankulu schools in the former Transkei after they were presented with 40 computers by Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana. He urged the pupils and staff of Ntsikayezwe and Ntabankulu Senior Secondary Schools to make full use of the units to improve their studies.

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.

The FET College sector has been placed in the limelight as one of the possible answers to the national skills shortage

We all grew up knowing IQ (Intelligence Quotient) was an important indicator for success. Later, EQ (Emotional Quotient) became equally important. Now, there is SQ (Spiritual Quotient), which transcends reason and emotion. It encourages us to see the bigger picture and be co-creators of the world we live in.

New research from the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) has revealed seven X-factors that have helped South Africa?s top financial services sector entrepreneurs achieve success.

A group of 19 of the country?s eminent researchers in various fields are to be recognised for their efforts and bestowed with awards. The National Research Foundation (NRF) will honour the scholars at their annual NRF Presidents Awards, which will be attended by dignitaries including Minister of Science and Technology Mosibudi Mangena.

National Research Foundation (NRF) vice president Professor Albert van Jaarsveld told jounalists gathered at the Johannesburg Press Club that South Africa will need to drastically improve on delivery of skilled people if they hope to remain competitive in the growing global knowledge economy.

The 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.

The University of KwaZulu-Natal, Graduate School of Business cordially invites you to an open day where you will have the opportunity of interacting with staff, students and alumni who will be able to answer all your questions pertaining to the degree and allay any fears you may have.

This is an invitation from the North-West University to all of those interested in applying for their 2008 Extended Programmes .

In a rapidly changing information, communications and technology (ICT) industry, technical ability will no longer guarantee you the strategic role of chief information officer (CIO). Contemporary CIOs are required to be knowledge leaders, change agents and innovators who extend their influence and expertise to others.

The Lean Summit, the only such event on the African continent, aims to increase the adoption of Lean as a means of improving product and service delivery while reducing costs, and will act as the catalyst for the establishment of an African Lean centre of excellence at the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB).

Whole system change, that seeks to bring together large scale change in communities and companies, is not merely about "nice' or "easy' change: we must head for "amazing change', said Dr Steve Cady, American publisher, teacher, and consultant on whole system change.

The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) has appointed Dr Shadrick Mazaza as a Senior Lecturer in Health Management. Dr Mazaza will play a key role on the Oliver Tambo Fellowship Programme, run as an equal partnership between the UCT School of Public Health and Family Medicine (SPHFM) and the Corporate Learning division at the UCT GSB.

The fast pace of the 21st Century has turned us into impatient consumers who expect that "off the shelf, ready-made, one-size-fits-all' solutions will be the answer to our challenges.


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