Month: Oct 2013


MANCOSA’s Graduation confers 650 degrees

An air of celebration and jubilation was evident amongst graduates and MANCOSA staff members at its recent graduation ceremony held at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC) where 650 students were conferred with their educational qualifications. Graduates and their loved ones travelled as far afield as Mauritius, South-Sudan, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Zimbabwe to witness this…


October 2013 Top Graduate Prathna Amrithlal

Mrs Prathna Amrithlal of Richmond scooped the honour of top student at MANCOSA’s 2013 graduation. Conferred with a Master in Business Administration degree, Mrs Amrithlal passed cum laude after obtaining all distinctions in her final year of studying. A component of the MBA assessment is a research dissertation and Mrs Amrithlal’s topic “The attitudes and…


October 2013 Graduate Dave Beattie

Good strategising equals good HR function. Organisations in KwaZulu-Natal should allocate more time to determine its strategic human resource function to improve its operations and function more effectively. This emerged out of research conducted by Mr Dave Beattie a MANCOSA graduate who explored the topic of “Human Resources Outsourcing: A Study of KwaZulu – Natal…


MANCOSA proud to cap South Sudanese students

A cohort of South Sudanese students were amongst the hundreds of graduates who were conferred with their degrees at MANCOSA’s recent graduation ceremony. This is a first for MANCOSA who has not capped students from this region in the past. Mr Samuel Mawel, Human Resources Officer for UNICEF was proud to obtain his Master of…


Social Media Shapes the Way We Live

Bilal Kathrada a Certified Software Developer and Trainer and winner of the 2012 Vodacom AppStar Challenge South Africa takes us through the importance of social media in the 21st century. Q&A Q. For those not familiar with technology briefly explain what social media is and provide examples of this phenomenon? A: Social Media are online…

Children Dominate in Household Purchase Decisions

Children have been known to throw a tantrum or two in a bid to get parents to concede to their demands. Now we have the research that proves 70% of children between the ages of 8 to 12 influence household purchases in the greater Durban region. A MANCOSA lecturer, Ms Shamola Pramjeeth and her student…


Research Colloquium at MANCOSA

Wide ranging topics under the theme Growth and Development within an African Context will be unpacked at MANCOSA’s research colloquium on October 2, 2013. Organised by the Research Unit, the colloquium highlights topical issues presented by academics, representatives from the Treasury, community leaders ands graduates. It aims to spark dialogue among delegates on critical issues…

Community Engagement

Enriching the Lives of Learners

MANCOSA made a positive difference to the lives of 115 grade 12 learners after providing free tuition during the June/ July vacation. The winter school is MANCOSA’s way of reaching out to the community by targeting the youth. Learners who were beneficiaries of the initiative come from underprivileged backgrounds and were unable to pay for…

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