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Budding entrepreneurs considering starting their own business and business leaders who want a guide to new project development have the chance to get their wheels in motion with a brand new course launching at the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) this July.

The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) has taken the unusual step of marrying two disciplines - coaching and strategy - in order to aid in solving a problem common in the world of business: the gap between strategy and implementation.

Mzikayise Theo Qabaka, Managing Director of Bateman Africa will be the guest speaker at the first Regenesys Leadership Seminar with the subject "Leadership and Empowerment - Lessons from Bateman Africa'.

The seminar will focus on the important lessons learnt by Bateman Africa as they have taken on the empowerment mantle.

The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) will run a novel course this May that promises to give adults at all career levels another chance to master a fundamental but elusive competency: mathematics.

The most recent polls conducted by Life-Long Learning Solutions show that 80 percent of respondents believe that continuing professional development is essential for professionalizing the engineering disciplines.

"I had a vision that I could do something great. I refused to be tempted to fall into drugs and a life of crime, which is where so many guys here end up." With some support from CCI-CA, Moegamat Gallant has been able to achieve his vision.

With research showing that new businesses have a low survival rate in South Africa, the UCT Graduate School of Business is responding with a new course that provides small, medium and micro enterprise owners and managers with the skills and knowledge to grow their businesses sustainably and avoid costly pitfalls.

Graduating students at the Regenesys School of Public Management are excited about the prospect of Minister in the Presidency Dr Essop Pahad's presence at the institution's tenth graduation ceremony.

Training company Life-Long Learning Solutions is running an innovative professional development programme which has seen more than 600 engineers tuning in to a lively and stimulating television broadcast.

The prevailing and somewhat ill-informed notion that today’s leadership consists of having a vision and aligning people with it is all but void. Indeed, to take it even one step further, leaders simply don’t have all the answers anymore. GIMT's Ashleigh Cohen explores this issue.

South Africa’s business landscape is dominated by a drive to enhance the workforce diversity in our companies. But, in meeting these diversity targets, are the real performance benefits of diversity being missed by our organisations? Associate Professor Chris Breen discusses ahead of his new course at the UCT Graduate School of Business.

In an effort to strategically align closer to Microsoft, On-Site Training has joined the Microsoft Certified Partner (MCP) program. The partner program consists of a number of specializations called "competencies" and the company has achieved the Learning Solutions competency.

Mindy Mogudi scored an outstanding 100% exam score on her first attempt at the Foundation certificate in IT Service Management presented by Foster-Melliar.

Budget Insurance has invested R50 000 in people development by supporting South Africa’s Life College, a non-profit organisation that provides emotional intelligence, entrepreneurship and leadership education to South African youth.

Guest columnist Tony Dovale tells us that each time he hears comments about skills, skills skills, he shudders. "Has no-one recognised the importance of a some kind of decent foundation and mental structure within which to place these skills?" he asks.

The South African Local Government Association has rolled-out a week-long training programme, to help councilors familiarize themselves with their political role in municipal governance, development and service delivery.

UCT's Graduate School of Business is running a new course called the A-Z of Skills Development in the Workplace. It is targeted at HR practitioners, development facilitators and trainers, giving them the latest insights on legislation and a guide to best practice implementation.

World’s largest business school information fair arrives in South Africa this month with a showcase at the Sandton Sun and Towers.

The first day of the Cape Town power cuts wasn't too much of a problem. But as the cuts continued businesses had to try to keep operating without power. Truida Prekel shares her experience of keeping the training going while the lights were out.

IT training provider On-Site Training has been nominated for an award by Proudly South African, recognising their outstanding service and delivery.

The SA Police Service is making major inroads into adult illiteracy with a national progamme that has seen more than 1 300 learners already successfully complete their studies.

The South African business community can learn a thing or two from the success SARS has had in the last year in exceeding budget expectations. Professor Norman Faull from the UCT Graduate School of Business believes that the Receiver's success comes from improving the efficiency of their processes.

A first group of 41 officers from the SA Police Service have been awarded a level 5 OD-ETDP qualification as the SAPS moves to raise the skills levels of its officers and achieve accreditation as a workplace provider.

Debra Ialamov, who works for Foschini, has achieved a double-distinction for her Foster Melliar course in IT Service Management - an internationally accredited course that only gets a 50% pass rate.

The GSB has appointed Dr Vash Mungal as its new Academic Programme Director, it was announced this week.


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