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Ramaphosa moves to reclaim ‘radical economic transformation’ from those 'misusing' term  

By: Terence Creamer     21st June 2017 Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has moved, just days before the convening of the African National Congress’s (ANC’s) policy conference, to reclaim the phrase ‘radical economic transformation’ from those who he said were misusing and misrepresenting it as part of a paid-for “publicity offensive”.... 

Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa Appoints CEO

     25th May 2017 Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa, a value-added technology distributor of category-leading solutions in Security, Collaboration, Networking, Cloud and Data Centre, has announced that it has appointed Rakesh Parbhoo as CEO of WestconGroup SA, effective 1st August 2017.    Parbhoo will replace Guy... 

Incapable State and economic sabotage

By: Terence Creamer     14th April 2017 The decision by President Jacob Zuma to retain in his Cabinet Bathabile Dlamini and Faith Muthambi (albeit with the latter in a new role as Public Service and Administration Minister) brought to mind arguments about the vital relationship between an individual’s competence and her or his ability... 

Business school association appoints new president

By: Anine Kilian     22nd March 2017 The South African Business School Association (Sabsa) has appointed Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Dean Professor Nicola Kleyn as its new president. Kleyn who was appointed dean at GIBS in April 2015, is widely published on the topics of business ethics, branding and reputation... 

GOLDEN HATCH

     10th February 2017 The Chinese Lunar New Year, the celebrations for which began on Saturday January 28, ushered in the ‘Year of the Rooster’, which is associated with being trustworthy, punctual and confident. Pictured above is a gold chick figurine on display inside a Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group store in Hong... 

Digital mining gaining traction – EY 

By: Martin Creamer     30th January 2017 The tempo of mine modernisation – the coming together of mechanisation, digitisation and behavioural change – is on the up as mining companies pursue what is seen as the next productivity step change. With several companies having already mechanised, a growing number are now looking to digitise... 

Digital solutions to drive next wave of industrial productivity – Immelt

By: Terence Creamer     27th January 2017 The next wave of industrial productivity will be driven by digital solutions, GE CEO Jeff Immelt argued during a visit to South Africa this week, adding that industrial firms would, therefore, have little option but to rethink their strategies in a digital context. The US multinational is in the... 

Schalk Venter

     21st October 2016 This week we feature Schalk Venter, CEO of African Oxygen, an industrial gases and welding technologies company 

Alex Ackron

     7th October 2016 This week we feature Alex Ackron, MD of High Power Equipmnent Africa, the sole distributor of Hyundai earthmoving equipment in Southern Africa 

Ethical conduct relies on values and capability

By: Terence Creamer     30th September 2016 The fact that the main lecture hall at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs), in Johannesburg, was bursting at the seams last week for a discussion on ethics and its importance in driving trust in society and business is a strong reflection of the ‘signs of our times’. While attendance... 

Francophone Africa seen as untapped market for South African firms

By: Mia Breytenbach     26th August 2016 Despite significant opportunities across a range of sectors, the Francophone African markets remain relatively untapped from South Africa, speakers stated at the ‘Doing Business in Francophone Africa’ business forum. Speaking at the forum in Johannesburg at the end of June, Africa House strategy... 

Randhir Haripersad

     19th August 2016 This week we feature Randhir Haripersad, General Manager for Africa at Goscor Group of Companies 

Quantity Surveyors Need To Concentrate More On Life Cycle Costing, Asaqs Congress Urged

     5th July 2016 There is widespread ignorance among quantity surveyors, and apathy and resistance from building owners and developers, about Life Cycle Costing - a concept that will become increasingly important as the Green Building revolution sweeps the world. This cautionary message was spelt out by Dr Hoffie... 

GIBS Annual CareerExpo for Grade 11 and 12 Learners

     11th May 2016 The Gordon Institute of Business Science will once again be hosting its annual CareerExpo on Saturday, 14 May at its Illovo campus in Sandton. Now in its eleventh consecutive year, the CareerExpo which has grown exponentially over the years, having reached over 20,000 learners thus far, promises... 

An ethical leader leaves no room for corruption – Mogoeng

By: News24Wire      12th April 2016 Ethical leadership is not an option but a national imperative, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng said on Monday. "[It] really isn't an option but a national imperative because when you are a leader you have the authority to influence those that you lead, and it is what you do that largely determines... 

Corporate social investment handbook launched

By: Anine Kilian     22nd January 2016 The Trialogue 2015 CSI Handbook was launched last month at the Gordon Institute of Business Science in Johannesburg, Gauteng. The yearly Trialogue CSI Handbook, now in its eighteenth edition, reports on primary research into corporate social investment (CSI) spending patterns and support per... 

Gold Fields to invite solar power tenders for South Deep – report

By: Martin Creamer     6th November 2015 Gold mining company Gold Fields is to invite tenders for a photovoltaic power installation at its South Deep gold mine, west of Johannesburg. A report in Energy and Mines states that the JSE- and NYSE-listed company, already out on an expression of interest, will on Monday invite proposals for a... 

Gold production hiatus on way – Gold Fields

By: Martin Creamer     3rd November 2015 Expenditure on exploration has been declining to such an extent that a break in the continuity of global gold production is inevitable. “It’s only a question of when,” says Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland, who points out that it currently takes 18 years to get a mine from grassroots exploration... 

Smallest GoPro camera aims for broader market  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd September 2015 Action video camera manufacturer GoPro has released its 74 gram Hero4 Session camera, which it hopes will also be used to film lifestyle and family moments, broadening its use beyond its traditional markets of action and extreme sports. 

GIBS, AmCham launch leadership programme 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     27th August 2015 The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has, in partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) and the Gauteng provincial government, launched a public–private partnership to improve leadership. The partnership, in the form of a training programme, was aimed at improving the... 

Local SMME Pump Manufacturer Wins Prestigious Awards

     2nd July 2015 The South African Premier Business Awards Awards is an annual event hosted by the Department of Trade and Industries (the dti) to award business excellence and honours enterprises that promote the spirit of success and innovation as well as job creation, good business practises ethics and... 

GIBS Annual CareerExpo reveals ¾ of youth believe that political engagement can be an effective tool to effect change in South Africa

     15th June 2015 A recent survey by the Gordon Institute of Business Science has revealed that South African Youth have 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... 

Atlas Copco invests in South Africa’s future by reaching out to learners at GIBS Career Expo

     26th May 2015 Atlas Copco South Africa once again confirmed its commitment to investing in the future of the country and the continent by reaching out to learners at the GIBS (Gordon Institute of Business Science) Career Expo held on 9th May 2015 in Sandton. Kgothatso Ntsie, Atlas Copco South Africa’s... 

GIBS ranked as top Africa business school

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     20th May 2015 The yearly UK Financial Times’ Executive Education rankings has again ranked the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) as one of the world’s top providers of executive education programmes. Ranked at 44, GIBS was the only African and South African business school on... 

Mega housing projects to transform Gauteng 

By: SANews, SA government news service     2nd April 2015 The Gauteng Human Settlements Department will officially launch the Mega Housing Projects, which will see an unprecedented radical transformation in housing and spatial planning in the province. This follows the announcement of Gauteng Premier David Makhura’s strategy of radical transformation,... 

Murray & Roberts Resources & Industrial And Murray & Roberts Electrical & Control Systems Help Boost Skills Levels In The South African Construction Industry

     30th March 2015 Murray & Roberts Resources & Industrial and Murray & Roberts Electrical & Control Systems, located within Murray & Roberts’ Energy & Industrial operating platform, are playing a major role in boosting skill levels in the South African construction industry. Both companies offer a total solutions... 

Africa to remain key emerging market in 2015

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     9th March 2015 Africa’s economy is projected to continue growing at between 2% and 3% above the global average over the next five years, helping it retain its position as one of the key emerging markets for 2015. However, competition from other emerging markets across the globe would continue to increase. 

GIBS, Dimension Data join forces to educate business on digital technologies

By: Natasha Odendaal     22nd January 2015 The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and information technology solutions and services provider Dimension Data have collaborated to equip business leaders with the knowledge and tools to “anticipate and harness” digital disruption to the benefit of their... 

Kleyn to take over as GIBS dean

By: Natasha Odendaal     20th January 2015 The University of Pretoria (UP) has appointed Professor Nicola Kleyn as successor to Professor Nick Binedell as dean of the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) following a local and international recruitment drive. Kleyn, the current GIBS deputy dean and executive director for academic... 

African countries urged to take control of their destinies

By: Leandi Kolver     29th October 2014 The power was ultimately in the hands of each individual African country to take control of its destiny, as the US had done, US Secretary of Treasury Jacob Lew said on Wednesday. Addressing delegates at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs), in Sandton, he said countries such as South... 

Gibs deputy dean appointed Sabsa VP

By: Leandi Kolver     15th October 2014 The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs) deputy dean Professor Nicola Kleyn has been appointed VP of the South African Business School Association (Sabsa) for a two-year term. Sabsa, which represented South African business schools that offered locally and... 

S Africa to establish special economic zone in platinum belt 

By: Sapa     24th September 2014 Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has announced the establishment of a special economic zone (SEZ) in the Rustenburg platinum belt in the North West. "The purpose of this SEZ will be to develop industries that use platinum as an input," Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said. 

Enterprise development initiative boost for small and medium-sized enterprises

By: Bruce Montiea     12th September 2014 Small business development received a boost with the launch of the Gordon Institute of Business Science’s (GIBS’) Enterprise Development Academy (EDA) at the business school’s campus in Illovo, Johannesburg, last month. “Government’s National Development Plan stipulates that 90% of new jobs have... 

New academy to provide business education tailored for entrepreneurs

By: Zandile Mavuso     22nd August 2014 The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) launched its Enterprise Development Academy (EDA) last week in Johannesburg, which will focus on providing business education and supporting small business owners to further crea 

Anne Henschel

     15th August 2014 Main Activity of the Company: Nordex is a German-owned manufacturer of wind turbines that coordinates the overall technical design of wind turbines. The company also develops rotor blades more than 58 m long and integrates electrical and control technology for wind turbines 

Binedell steps down as Gibs dean

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th August 2014 After leading the Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs) for more than ten years, Professor Nick Binedell has stepped down from his role as dean, the University of Pretoria said in a statement on Thursday. Binedell, who had been with Gibs since inception in 2000, would remain with the... 

Addressable market, balanced scaling key to SME survival

By: Schalk Burger     7th August 2014 A worldwide study of small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) – the Start-up Genome Project – found that SMEs most often failed as a result of imbalanced growth between five criteria. Balancing the growth between customer numbers, products, employees, the business model and the funding, including... 

SA private equity investment has room to grow

By: Schalk Burger     6th August 2014 The amount of funds allocated to private equity investments in South Africa is significantly below the international average, presenting a potential boon to company growth prospects and early-stage venture capital. "While we have no definite numbers, South African pension funds invest only about... 

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