Month: Jun 2015


MBA research explores agri-business development

Mr Clement Mawele had the opportunity to present his MBA research on the topic: Investigating the challenges of Co-operative Development within the Agri-business value chain in Mpumalanga at the recent Mancosa [GSB] Research Evening. An account executive for a banking institution, Mr Mawele undertook the research to ascertain how agri-business enterprise development could assist in…


Executive Education Short Learning Programmes – Enhances employee skills

MANCOSA Executive Education hosted short learning programme in May and June at the Mancosa [GSB] aimed at augmenting the skills of employees within the private and public sectors. Delegates with diverse work experience ranging from senior managers to junior administrative staff benefited out of the programmes in Supply Chain Management and Project Management. Evolving business…


GSB Leadership Lecture addresses SME challenges

A sound education, confidence in the product or service on offer and good financial skills are the key ingredients prospective entrepreneurs must have to be successful in the world of business. This was a key point made by Professor Walter Simeoni, the Founder of WS International, a Business facilitation Service, who recently (11 June 2015)…


Nostalgia marketing on consumer buying

Nostalgia marketing was the focus of a research presentation by Mr Lionel Muchirahondo at the recent MBA Research Evening at the Mancosa [GSB] who presented a paper based on his dissertation titled An Investigation on the Effect of Nostalgia on Consumer Buyer Behaviour in South Africa. Mr Muchirahondo’s research sought to establish the potential of…


Knowledge management for the success of SMEs

Malawian MBA graduate, Mr James Chilita presented the findings of his MBA dissertation research titled: The role of knowledge management in the growth and sustainability of Malawi small- medium enterprises at the Mancosa [GSB] Research Evening recently. Mr Chilita who in recent years has dabbled in entrepreneurship presented a study on how knowledge management helped…


Double win for MANCOSA student in Comrades Marathon 2015

MANCOSA BCom Supply Chain Management student, Mr Menzi Ncgobo was among the thousands of runners who completed the ultimate human race – the world-renowned Comrades Marathon, an ultra marathon run over 88 kilometres between Durban and Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Running the race for the second consecutive year earned a double win for Mr…