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A photo project showing the stark difference between how rich and poor South Africans live has gone viral, captured the attention of the international community.
08 August 2016
Business model change in the age of digital disruption.
01 March 2016
In a first for South Africa (SA), a national Savings Index has been launched to measure the country's state of savings against international counterparts, providing the real facts about savings.
02 February 2016
Tanya van Lill, director: of Academic Programmes at University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), has been appointed to the Executive Master of Business Administration Council (EMBAC) board of trustees.
18 January 2016
The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has been chosen to host the 2015 Health and Humanitarian Logistics Conference from 18 – 20 November, at its Illovo campus in Johannesburg.
05 November 2015
Conventional mining as we know it will soon no longer exist, chief executive officer of South African-based gold miner, Gold Fields, Nick Holland.
30 October 2015
South Africa’s only happiness-at-work conference to reveal how and why happy employees affect the bottom line
29 October 2015
The Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2015 opening ceremony, will take place at GIBS on 16 November 2015.
27 October 2015
ollowing a meeting of university vice chancellors and leader of student councils convened by President Zuma on Friday, 23 October...
26 October 2015
The University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has once again taken top honours among South African and African business schools in the latest UK Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2015.
19 October 2015
The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has once again topped rankings in the 2015 Financial Mail ‘Ranking the MBAs’ annual survey.
15 October 2015
The manufacturing sector in South Africa is under intense pressure with increasing headwinds placing the long-term viability of industry under threat. While it is government’s responsibility to create an enabling environment, manufacturers must look to their own operations and decide what efficiencies they can unlock to create value, CEO of Nampak Andre de Ruyter told a Forum at GIBS.
18 September 2015
The SA gold industry is going through significant turmoil which will inevitably impact on the way mines will be structured in future.
15 September 2015
In this article the author investigates whether initial start-up ideas lead to start-up success.
14 September 2015
This article highlight the possible banking risks in emerging markets
14 September 2015
Technology is broadening our enjoyment of sporting experiences. This year's Tour de France was not only viewed by millions on TV but the riders' every move was tracked and analysed. Join Dimension Data CEO, Brett Dawson, SA cycling icon, Douglas Ryder: MTN / Qhubeka Team Principal, Supersport head of programming, Alvin Naiker and Dr Carol Austin, Director Health and Performance of Team MTN-Qhubeka since 2008, for a talk about how technology is disrupting the world of sport and health and fitness.
09 September 2015
We are pleased to share with you the call for applications from BANKSETA to the Executive Development Programme in Inclusive Finance (EDP-IF), offered in collaboration with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and Positive Planet.
08 September 2015
Thinking is in fact quite an important activity when it comes to assessing and developing a strategy
07 September 2015
Three of South Africa’s top social entrepreneurs will be sharing their experiences at GIBS. Over the last 12 months, the Network for Social Entrepreneurs (NSE) team has been compiling a book to be launched in January 2016. The book profiles South Africa’s social entrepreneurs. We would like to introduce these social entrepreneurs from all walks of life who are united by their passion to resolve social ills in an innovative way.
04 September 2015
Mc Kinsey has released two important areas of work highlighting the opportunities for growth in South Africa. The first states that if local companies pursue opportunities in advanced manufacturing and infrastructure elsewhere on the continent, the economy is poised to grow by R1-trillion and create 3.4 million new jobs over the next 15 years. The second, The "Big Five" list, the product of research into more than 100 ideas, includes advanced manufacturing, infrastructure investment, natural gas and agricultural exports. "Big Five" set of priority growth opportunities that could add more than 1% to SA’s growth rate and create 3.4-million jobs by 2030. This would bring the economy closer to the targets set out in the National Development Plan.
03 September 2015
Chairperson of civil action group Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (OUTA) Wayne Duvenage told a recent Forum at GIBS; “Something very interesting is happening in our democracy.”
02 September 2015
Join us for this Career Insights forum and hear what high-profile specialties have to say about managing the next step in your career.
02 September 2015
NEXUS 2016 Application form
02 September 2015
The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), Centre for Dynamic Markets (CDM) team won the coveted Tony Elumelu Foundation Africapitalism Award for the Best Teaching Case on Sustainable Business in Africa at the sub-Saharan chapter of the annual Academy of International Business (AIB) conference hosted at the business school last week. The three-day conference formed part of the 18 AIB conference chapters around the world, with the goal of bringing together scholars, consultants and specialists in the field of international business from around the world.
02 September 2015
Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub told a forum at GIBS recently that the nature of the mobile telecoms industry is due to fundamentally change as exponential data growth drives revenue.
02 September 2015
​In this article the author gives guidelines on how leaders can commnicating effectively so that their organizations can survive and thrive. To read the full article, click here.​
17 August 2015
Join us at this launch event where we will host a panel of speakers talking about Innovation, including Mandla Maseko (future generation astronaut), Tashmia Ismail and Dr Jonathan Marks.
17 August 2015
As the world struggles to recover from the devastating financial crisis that began in 2008, and the socio-economic fallout that followed, there’s no shortage of experts offering ways out of the continuing malaise. Yet hardly anyone highlights the role or importance of management. Nor is sufficient attention given to what’s wrong with management, and how we might get it right.
17 August 2015
Best Practice in Private Equity Portfolio Valuation Reporting - A master-class in the IPEV Guidelines and their application in reporting to investors
11 August 2015
This article discusses the relationships companies have with their customers
04 August 2015
CFA Society SA and GIBS are proud to present a conference on global investments. Save the date for this not-to-be-missed annual conference.
30 July 2015
In honour of Madiba’s 97th birthday, the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) coaches and faculty members will be volunteering two hours of their time on 17 July at the Illovo campus, to ensure that competent South African Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) can continue to be effective and work towards the improvement of social conditions in our country.
16 July 2015
East Coast Radio has invited four influential and dynamic speakers to help KwaZulu-Natal celebrate Women’s Month. Author and Madiba’s assistant, Zelda la Grange, Freshly Ground’s Zolani Mahola, award-winning ballerina, Lorna Maseko, and former Google SA boss, Stafford Masie, will share their insights and learnings at the FNB Business Women’s Breakfast in association with East Coast Radio at Durban’s ICC on 5 August 2015.
16 July 2015
Managing and motivating the millennial generation remains a challenging task for many of today’s senior leadership. Defined as self-obsessed, demanding and famously non-committal, this group does not respond well to the traditional structures found in hierarchical organsations.
03 July 2015
In commemoration of Women's Month in August, African Management Initiative (AMI) in collaboration with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Enterprise Development Academy (EDA), is offering 50 women entrepreneurs a scholarship opportunity to complete a six-month educational programme.
03 July 2015
Disruption in business is nothing new, but the speed at which it occurs - enabled by digitisation and mobile technologies - is. While disruption is seen as a threat by incumbents, it presents opportunities for entrepreneurs who are more agile and able to implement ideas quickly.
29 June 2015
A new class of financial journalists and professionals interested in financial journalism has begun its Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) Executive Training Program 2015.
23 June 2015
Driverless vehicles, 3D printing, wearables, virtual realities, artificial intelligence, robotics, big data, simpler and faster communications, internet of everything..the list goes on. The massive pervasion of digital technologies is shaking up business models, value chains and ecosystems in almost all industries. It is reshaping the environment and markets that businesses are operating today and future. Digital transformation is not just disrupting the way things are done in the realm of marketing and customer service. It goes across business models, processes, products development, innovation, new skills and organisational structures. How is your business adapting to this digital revolution? Can you transform your organisation into more efficient and productive entities? Is your business evolving and reinventing itself to meet the demands of digital customers in a disruptive world? It’s not the big fish who eats the small fish, it’s the fast fish that eats the slow fish!
18 June 2015
Cyber risk is now a top ten global risk, according to Aon's 2015 Global Risk Management Survey. Technology has disrupted the way business is conducted and creating sophisticated ways and easy targets for cyber criminals. Are you prepared for the growing risk of cyber attacks? What are the latest methods, controls and systems to mitigate fraud and risk? What are the liabilities of your business? Business leaders need to get on top of the game about managing cyber breach risks. It should be priority in the boardroom, rather than left to your IT department to deal with in isolation. Attend this conference to protect your business and reputation from cyber crime and fraud.
18 June 2015
A recent survey by the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has revealed that South African Youth have a fundamental interest in the political state of our country and while they generally have a positive outlook on the future of South Africa, corruption and leadership issues are top of their minds. Unsurprisingly, celebrity news also remains high their agenda.
15 June 2015
This programme will provide you with tools, techniques and best practices for competitive strategy execution in a turbulent business environment.
28 May 2015
Are you ready for the game changers, or are you the game changer? Strate, PASA and GIBS are proud to be hosting our annual premier thought leadership conference for institutions, policy makers, market participants, stakeholders, players and professionals in the South African financial markets. The primary objective of the conference is to create a platform to update and discuss latest regulations, disruptive innovations and security risks in the current challenging economic environment.
20 May 2015
The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Enterprise Development Academy (EDA) was awarded “Most Innovative Training Programme” for the NHBRC GIBS Women Empowerment Programme at the Women in Construction Awards, held on the 13th of May at the Sandton Convention Centre. The awards, now in their third year, celebrate women excellence in various categories related to the construction sector on the continent.
20 May 2015
The Gordon Institute of Business Science’s (GIBS) Future of Business in South Africa Project today announced the launch of its inaugural GIBS Alternative Future Scenarios for South African Mining, Manufacturing and Financial Services report.
18 May 2015
The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has once again come out tops as the only African and South African business school to be ranked as one of the top providers of executive education programmes – this is according to the prestigious annual UK Financial Times (FT) Executive Education rankings announced today.
18 May 2015
Explore the challenges and opportunities ahead for your business and strategies for dealing effectively with them. Professor Nick Binedell will facilitate this day in which you will have the opportunity to further develop your strategy, test it against best practice and develop a sound action plan.
15 May 2015
The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) will once again be hosting its annual GIBS CareerExpo on Saturday, 9 May at its Illovo campus in Sandton. To be held in partnership with MTN, the CareerExpo which is aimed at exposing high-achieving grade 11 and 12 learners to the wide variety of possible careers, bursaries and work opportunities available to them after high school is expected to host over 2300 learners and 180 educators from 240 schools around Gauteng.
08 May 2015
For executives, managers and project team members requiring tools, skills and techniques to effectively execute projects.
07 May 2015
For executives who need to build a customer-centric enterprise at home or rejuvenate their strategies with a modern customer centric approach, as they expand globally or into Africa and emerging expanding markets.
06 May 2015
For directors and company secretaries who want to gain the latest thinking on board leadership, and the necessary procedural and process skills in the increasingly difficult area of boardroom interaction, leadership and decision-making.
21 April 2015
Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa partners with key African universities to provide executive training for the advancement of financial journalism
23 March 2015
This article is about Africa's projected economic growth in the next five years.
23 March 2015
According to the authors, separating strategy from execution leads to confusion
23 March 2015
Brand architect Alan Hilburg, President and CEO of HilburgAssociates, widely recognised as problem-solver in brand survival, told a recent Forum at the Gordon Institute of Business science (GIBS) that music and especially hip hop, is an important tool for marketers hoping to build bridges with the generation and ultimately gain their trust.
11 March 2015
Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), senior lecturer, Kerry Chipp, recently won the best research paper award at a conference hosted by the Institute of Management Technology (IMT), for her joint work on the concept of value in acquisition. The paper entitled: A Little Respect: CVP Development and the Low Income Consumer, was presented at the Emerging Markets Conference – Redefining Value in Emerging Markets, held in Dubai.
11 March 2015
A successful male leader said to me recently that he had been an outsider since an early age and that this "made me work harder, smarter and made me hungrier about becoming an insider".
09 March 2015
This article discusses how LinkedIn can add value to peersonal branding.
23 February 2015
A workshop for board members who want to enhance the practical skills they require to positively contribute to the performance of the board.
19 February 2015
The recent collapse of the oil price comes as a welcome boon to the South African economy at a time when it is most needed. However, continued power supply shortages, electricity tariff increases and likely personal income tax increases will place a dampener on growth prospects for the year ahead, a panel of leading economists told the Economic Outlook Conference at GIBS.
13 February 2015
On 12 February 2015, South Africa’s leading UK Financial Times ranked business school, the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and the African Management Services Company (AMSCO) hosted a half-day seminar themed, “Executing for Growth in Africa – Trends, Opportunity and Strategies" in Nairobi, Kenya.
13 February 2015
This article discusses how the role of the chief financial officer has changed
11 February 2015
This article is about how to lead successfully during uncertain times
11 February 2015
This article discusses whether companies should offer financial wellness programs to employees
29 January 2015
This article highlights some issues that need to be addressed during career transitions
29 January 2015
This article talks about how France was able to boost entrepreneurship
29 January 2015
This report discusses the link between diversity and performance in corporate leadership
29 January 2015
The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and Dimension Data today announced the formation of the Dimension Data Programme in Digital Disruption, which will be funded by Dimension Data through a sponsorship endowment to GIBS.
26 January 2015
As the financial pressure for those working for non-profit organisations continues, the debate for and against social entrepreneurship is intensifying in South Africa.
22 January 2015
The University of Pretoria today announced that after a local and international search, Professor Nicola Kleyn has been appointed as the dean of the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). This appointment is effective from 1 April 2015, prior to which Professor Kleyn will work alongside the business school’s current dean, Professor Nick Binedell, as dean elect.
20 January 2015
MTN Group has partnered with the Gordon Institute of Business Sciences (GIBS) to roll out the Spirit of Youth initiative, the institution’s leadership development programme. This is a three year partnership that will commence in 2015.
27 November 2014
Helena Barnard, previously associate professor and director of research at University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), has been appointed as a full professor at the institution effective from 1 January 2015.
25 November 2014
Tshifhiwa Gladys Ramuthaga, a graduate of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) class of 2010 at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), has won the 2014 Visionary CIO Award. This prestigious award, presented by the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA), in association with ITWeb, recognises a CIO who has shown visionary leadership and used IT to make their businesses more innovative and strategic.
11 November 2014
The GIBS FirstRand India-Africa Business Network is proud to present India week from the 17th -21st November 2014.
11 November 2014
The University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has taken top honours among South African and African business schools in the latest UK Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2014.
23 October 2014
The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), Deputy Dean, Professor Nicola Kleyn has been appointed by the board of directors of the South African Business School Association (SABSA), to serve as a vice president for a two-year term.
17 October 2014
Join us at this launch event where we will host a panel of speakers featured in the book including Trevor Manuel, Prof Nick Binedell, Herman Mashaba, Kabelo Mabalane and Yogavelli Nambiar will discuss elements of the book.
07 October 2014
The Gordon Institute of Business Science’s (GIBS) Illovo campus played host to a lively interrogation of two key pieces of research commissioned by the Network for Business Sustainability South Africa (NBS-SA) recently.
06 October 2014
The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) economics professor Adrian Saville has won the 2014 CEEMAN Champions Teaching Excellence Award for outstanding achievement by an individual faculty member.
30 September 2014
GIBS presents the 10th annual Latin American & Caribbean Film Festival.
29 September 2014
Congratulations to our GIBS Alumnus - Glad Dibetso, on being featured in the City Press "100 World Class South Africans" list this year
29 September 2014
Studying for a Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree should be a "transformational" experience, says Nicola Kleyn, deputy dean of Pretoria University’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs). Not only for the practical business lessons it teaches but also for the way it alters students’ view of the world around them. "You should not go out the same person you came in."
29 September 2014
Brand Week at GIBS: A celebration of brands in South Africa
26 September 2014
On 31 July 2014, some of our GIBS Bidvest Executive Development Programme (EDP) delegates went to Home of Hope to give a group donation.
18 August 2014
This week saw the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) formally launch the GIBS Enterprise Development Academy (GIBS EDA) at an event held at the business school’s campus in Illovo, Johannesburg.
15 August 2014
The University of Pretoria announced today that Professor Nick Binedell will be stepping down as Dean of the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).
06 August 2014
There was a lot of scurrying and even more espressos, but finally the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – were able to ink a deal, although they left it quite literally to the last minute.
04 August 2014
Nick Binedell is a man who loves a good story and the dean of the Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs) at the University of Pretoria is a master of using anecdotes to good effect.
21 July 2014
The 2014 Nexus programme delegates recently participated in an ‘Inner City Treasure Hunt’ (the second of three, full-day experiential learning days).
17 July 2014
Fulufhelo (Living Hope) is a non-profit organisation (NPO) formed in 2010 by GIBS MBA students and community leaders in the Ivory Park/Kaalfontein area to undertake socioeconomic projects in that community.
11 July 2014
The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and Business Results Group (BRG) are proud to present the Progress Conference with internationally acclaimed best-selling author, speaker, researcher and consultant to business leaders and executives, Dr David Norton.
07 July 2014
The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) recently handed over R20 000 worth of school jerseys to learners from Ekukhanyisweni and Ikage primary schools in Alexandra Township.
30 June 2014
The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS Business School) and Primedia Unlimited’s Mall Division have joined forces to conduct a shopping mall survey to ascertain shopper behaviour and how advertising impacts them.
23 June 2014
The Grand-Pa Spaza Academy, which will be run through the GIBS Enterprise Development Academy and the Inclusive Markets Programme (IMP), is a three-month business management certificate programme specifically designed to address the daily challenges faced by many spaza shop owners when managing their small businesses.
20 June 2014
Despite the weakening of global economic recovery, which has further aggravated job crises in many countries around the world, South African youth remain optimistic about their prospects of finding a job in the country, an annual youth survey conducted by University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) reveals.
17 June 2014
Full-time Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) MBA student Lyborn Mashava is the latest recipient of the Alumni Bursary Fund.
02 June 2014
The Dr Nthato Motlana Foundation and the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) are pleased to formally announce a partnership whereby the Foundation has committed to fund the leadership component of the GIBS Centre for Leadership and Dialogue in the order of R1.5 million per annum over a period of three years. The announcement was made at the Foundation’s launch event held at the GIBS Illovo campus last night.
29 May 2014
Join exhibitor, Nick Walsh at 6pm for the official launch where the show is depicted in various parts: a formal series of grand land mark buildings, the legendary scramble for the skyline in the 1930’s, and the surge of art-deco influences in design.
19 May 2014
The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has again taken the top ranking among South African and African business schools in the annual UK Financial Times Executive Education rankings announced today. The Financial Times survey presents a global benchmark for providers of executive education and GIBS has now been ranked among the top business schools worldwide for 11 consecutive years.
12 May 2014
The GIBS CareerExpo offers learners the opportunity to interact with various exhibiting brands, which range from top corporate firms showcasing their employment brands and opportunities to educational institutions who will be on hand to highlight the fields of study and wide range of courses available to learners, the applicable entrance requirements and bursaries available.
06 May 2014
The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) recently held its formal graduation ceremony for all its academic programmes where a total of 307 graduates walked the stage from the following programmes: Master in Business Administration (MBA), Post-graduate Diploma in Business Administration (PDBA) and Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA).
05 May 2014
The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) recently premiered a new television programme ‘GIBS Business’ on DSTV’s Channel ED, 318.
14 April 2014
Improving education in South Africa Barbara Creecy, MEC for Education in Gauteng
07 April 2014
The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), in collaboration with Standard Bank recently hosted a discussion with Professor Cheryl De La Rey, Vice Chancellor of the University of Pretoria (UP). The discussion was held as part of the GIBS HERstory Series – a series of dialogues intended to shine a spotlight on the stories of successful women in business, government and society.
31 March 2014
African literature has a new and major rising star. She is NoViolet Bulawayo, author of Man Booker-shortlisted “We Need New Names". Her own name – one of the fancier ones – stands out as something completely new, unexpected.
26 March 2014
Kgomotso Tlhabanelo, one of the graduates of the Goldman Sachs-Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) 10,000 Women programme, has been selected for the Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership programme.
25 March 2014
Expats urged to return "and assist in creating a better country," despite crime, etolls, load-shedding and potholes.
17 March 2014
Dr Wayne Visser, accomplished writer, speaker and lecturer in the area of corporate responsibility and sustainability and innovation, has joined the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) as the Transnet Chair of Sustainable Business. The Chair was created with generous funding from Transnet SOC through the Transnet Programme in Sustainable Development (TPSD).
13 March 2014
“Winning customers’ hearts by creating and delivering compelling customer value is the single most effective strategy for acquiring and retaining customers and growing earnings; something that Peter Drucker said should be the fundamental goal of any business. It is also, hands down, the best investment a company can make in its own future growth and success."
05 March 2014
Emerging markets will continue to be the growth engines of the global economy in the coming year, making it crucial to avoid generalisations about these economies in order to accurately guide investment decisions
28 February 2014
When I was eight, my father, an engineer working in Pakistan, took me up the Khyber Pass. As we went higher and higher towards the Afghan border, he pointed to the plaques on the arid, rock-strewn hillsides.
28 February 2014
Why marketers must make a difference Responsible marketing is about more than just bottomline profits. Professor Nicola Kleyn examines some recent published research on this thought-provoking topic.
18 February 2014
In September 2012, Anne Rimbault exhibited an installation, illustrating the poaching statistics over the last 6 years, with each horn representing a rhino killed. This exhibition can now be seen in the GIBS foyer area.
10 February 2014
Some of South Africa’s leading business schools have recorded high registration numbers for prospective students enlisting for a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) this year.
07 February 2014
GIBS will be running a three-day programme that focuses on how governments, regulators and industry must co-operate for new online multimedia services in Africa.
30 January 2014
The Gordon Institute of Business Science’s Centre for Dynamic Markets (CDM) yesterday announced the launch of its inaugural GIBS Dynamic Market Index (DMI).
30 January 2014
On Monday, 27 January, the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) hosted the first 27dinner event of 2014
30 January 2014
Professor Nicola Kleyn has been appointed as the deputy dean at the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) working alongside the business school’s Dean, Professor Nick Binedell.
20 January 2014
Minister of Communications Yunus Carrim told a recent GIBS Forum that South Africa is rapidly running out of time to catch up with the rest of the world’s advances in information and communication technology.
01 January 1900
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