Bruce Whitfield talks thriving in chaos at the Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership alumni breakfast

Earlier this month, the Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL) hosted an alumni breakfast that called on South African businesses, entrepreneurs and innovators to harness uncertainty and chaos in order to find solutions to this country’s grave economic challenges.Read more

Can South Africa learn lessons from the mega mistakes of Eskom’s mega projects?

Professor Makgopa Tshehla of the Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL), who has significant expertise in project costing and project management of mega construction projects, considers aspects of the Kusile power station project that provided crucial warning signs from the beginning. Read more

Leading by Example

A born leader with a talent for guiding change and building administrative centres of excellence, the SBL is thrilled to have Dr Isaacs join the team. Dr Isaacs took the time to provide us with his insights into academia and leadership, as well as to share a little bit about what makes him tick.Read more

YALI AFRICA launch at Unisa marked by graduation of Africa’s young women leaders in energy sector

The Young African Leaders Initiative is a signature effort by the United States Government to invest in the next generation of African leaders as they catalyse change in their communities, countries, and continent.Read more

Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL) launches KZN Military Veterans Education Programme

On Monday, 8 April the Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL) launched the KwaZulu-Natal chapter of its education programme for military veterans in Durban. Initiated by President Cyril Ramaphosa, Unisa was identified as a strategic partner for the programme which has been 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. The launch was held in partnership with the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality.Read more

Can South Africa learn lessons from the mega mistakes of Eskom’s mega projects?

What can we learn from the Medupi and Kusile power station projects where mega mistakes have cost the country billions? Professor Makgopa Tshehla of the Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL), who has significant expertise in project costing and project management of mega construction projects, considers aspects of the Kusile power station project that provided crucial warning signs from the beginningRead more

How open should an organisation’s strategy be?

In a thought-provoking Masterclass lead by Prof. Richard Whittington from Oxford University he addressed the issue of an open strategy for organisations. The event was hosted by Unisa’s Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL) in Midrand and forms part of SBL’s regular thought leadership events. Prof Whittington holds both a PhD from Manchester Business School as well as an MBA from Aston Business School amongst others. He is globally regarded as a leader in strategy studies and has had an illustrious career with extensive features in high profile journals, board membership and guest lecturing at a wide variety education institutions.Read more

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