Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL) launches education programme for military veterans

The education of military veterans received a boost with the launch of management and leadership programme at the Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL). Initiated by President Cyril Ramaphosa, the programme was specifically developed for members and veterans of, amongst others, the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), South African Police Service (SAPS), Metro Police and the South African Safety and Security Agency, particularly senior leaders employed as executives in their respective deployments.Read more

Gender pay discrimination cases lag despite amended legislation

The Employment Equity Act (EEA) known as the ‘equality clause’ was recently amended to make more explicit the remedy for unequal pay based on discrimination. Prior to this, the act did not specifically deal with wage discrimination on the basis of race or gender, despite the Labour Court having held that there were no reasons why equal pay claims should not be claimed in terms of the Act.Read more

Recognising the relevance of business schools in today’s disruption

The current business education discourse is fixated on questions around the value of the MBA and its true benefit to the world of business. This is in light of reports describing a sharp decline in applications at many United States’ business schools, with as many as 52% of programmes reporting a drop in application volumes last year. Read more

Expropriation has muddied the land reform field; don’t expect a win

As the land debate cautiously manoeuvres its way towards the end goal of articulating the grounds under which there can be land expropriation without compensation in section 25 of the South Africa’s Constitution, Professor Nhlanhla Cyril Mbatha, a professor within Unisa’s Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL), cautions that critical questions have been overlooked within the debate. He says that re-wording section 25 known as the ‘the property clause’ may not provide the much sought-after solution to land that is anticipated by South Africa’s communities.Read more

Budget 2019 must climb mountains to meet five key objectives

In his opening statements in Budget 2019 yesterday it was clear that Finance Minister Tito Mboweni had remained loyal to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s desire to commit to five key tasks that could change South Africa’s fortunes. In an economy stifled by corruption and burdened by stubborn levels of unemployment this was never going to be easy. Some of Mboweni’s intended solutions have potentially hit their mark; others remain more problematic. Read more

SONA 2019: A new infrastructure implementation model? Let’s not reinvent the wheel

“Government has committed to contribute R100 billion into the Infrastructure Fund over a 10-year period and use this to leverage financing from the private sector and development finance institutions.” - President Ramaphosa President Ramaphosa reiterated in SONA 2019 the commitment to establishing his Infrastructure Fund (although seemingly at a quarter of the original amount) which will be underpinned by a new infrastructure implementation model (as yet unannounced). Read more

SBL to ignite black business development

Unisa, on behalf of its Graduate School of Business Leadership, has signed a letter of intent with the National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry, committing the parties to work together to transform the economy. Read more

Does your leadership style positively contribute to employee well-being?

In South Africa’s tough economic climate and competitive business environment, progressive companies are compelled to focus on the engagement and retention of highly skilled and productive employees. To this end, the promotion of employee wellbeing has never been more critical. Read more

Telling the positive African story

At the Unisa SBL’s prestigious Leadership in Practice Awards, the multifaceted and multidimensional Dr Judy Dlamini received both the Leadership in Practice Award and the Woman in Leadership Award. Thomas Kgokolo, interim CEO of the Air Traffic and Navigation Services, was the recipient of the Emerging Leader Award.Read more