Award goes to Gordhan for courageous leadership

On 28 September 2017, during an event of celebrating leadership with courage and integrity, Mr Pravin Gordhan, former Minister of Finance was awarded Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership’s (SBL) Leadership in Practice Award (LIP). Read more

Great honour bestowed upon Unisa SBL’s Professor Extraordinaire by Ghanaian President

The Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership’s (SBL) first-ever appointed Professor Extraordinaire for supply and value chain management in Africa, Prof Douglas Boateng, was appointed independent chairman of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) by Ghanaian President, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo. Read more

Chairperson's foreword: Dr Claudelle von Eck

The Leadership dimension of the annual Corporate Governance Index (CGI) reveals that there is room for improvement when it comes to executive teams functioning optimally in delivering the strategy in their organisations. Read more

The Golden Age of Surveillance

We’re living in the Golden Age of Surveillance. We are always sharing information about what we’re doing, what we’re thinking through the utilisation of multiple devices. Read more

Interview with the Chair of the Alumni Association Executive Committee

Interview with the Chair of the Alumni Association Executive Committee, Dr Claudelle von Eck, SBL Alumnus and CEO of the Institute for Internal Auditors of South Africa Read more

Indigenisation and financial development: recent SBL study raises red flags

While every economy needs a highly developed and efficient financial system to drive financial and economic development, of increasing concern is that our local financial development index shows South Africa’s to be decreasing. Read more

Navigating through the organisational change landscape in a tough economy

Since the 2008 economic meltdown many organisations have been struggling to navigate through tough economic conditions; often traditional and old mindsets prevail where Leadership takes the position or view to reduce headcount, slash learning and development costs and reduce all unnecessary operational costs. Read more

From “big” to “smart” data: a critical evolution for Africa

In our fast-paced digital society, the definition of “big data” is constantly changing. With interest in the term reaching its peak between 2011 and 2014, Andre van der Poll, Professor at UNISA’s Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL), shares how the market is now shifting its attention towards “smart” data rather “big” data. This is a trend that Africa needs to note and take better advantage of. Read more

Acknowledging the onus of self-development

As young leaders continue making their voices heard across civil society and increasingly in business, it’s important to reflect on the responsibilities that leadership brings with it. Read more