Aug 2019 - MANCOSA

Month: Aug 2019

Press Release

A successful future started with a dream

30 August 2019   For a long time, Steven Nemasango had a dream – he envisioned himself obtaining a university degree one day. The father of two from Bloubosrand in Johannesburg saw his dream come true recently when he bagged his first degree at 40 – and he believes this is just the beginning of…

Community Engagement

Reading with meaning gears young minds for success

27 August 2019 The future of a nation which puts reading with meaning at the forefront of early childhood education is sure to succeed, thus breaking the rampant cycle of unemployment, poverty and inequality, says Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga. The goals set out by President Ramaphosa to ensure every child learns to read…

Press Release

Success follows those who persevere

23 August 2019 The saying “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” has rendered true for Dr Claudine Hingston whose personal experiences of being caught in a 10-year civil war in Freetown, Sierra Leone did not diminish her will to achieve and succeed in life. The 48-year-old Durban resident who has flashbacks of bombs being…

Why is it critical for leaders and managers to delegate

Why is it critical for leaders and managers to delegate?

One of the most difficult things to learn in a leadership or managerial role is the right time and amount to delegate. In fact, learning how to delegate effectively could be the key to properly leveraging yourself and your enterprise’s value to gain even more success for your company as a whole. That’s why your…

Community Engagement

Developing young minds through reading

21 August 2019 Brooklyn Heights Primary School in Chatsworth, south of Durban, is the latest recipient of three mobile libraries ahead of International Literacy Day to be commemorated on 8 September. Professor Yusuf Karodia, founder of MANCOSA, a higher education institution in Southern Africa is a strong believer that reading is an essential ingredient for…

Differences between managers and leaders

Top 8 differences between managers and leaders

Many people are under the impression that being promoted into a managerial role automatically makes you a leader. However, there truly are very important distinctions between managing and leading a group of people. First, it starts with understanding the different roles these play in an organisation. What is business leadership? This is the action of…

IQ vs EQ

IQ vs EQ: Finding the balance for effective managers

Some people may argue that your EQ (Emotional Quotient) can be more of an indicator of professional success and managerial proficiency than your IQ (Intelligence Quotient). However, this isn’t necessarily true. After all, almost everyone has at one time or another worked with an extremely intelligent colleague who has zero people skills. Similarly, there are…

Motivations to pursue your Postgraduate studies

5 good reasons to pursue your Postgraduate studies

At some point or another, millions of students from all around the world have been faced with assessing the importance of further studies. Most postgraduate studies can lead to Masters and even Doctorates, exactly the kind of recognition many graduates crave. MANCOSA realises that the decision to embark on a postgrad programme involves time and…

Press Release

Addressing the need for more qualified teachers in the 21st century

Durban – 31 July 2019 The world is off-track in meeting education goals by 2030 and South Africa has huge challenges to overcome, a leading Durban education expert has observed. At least 263 million children and youth are out of school worldwide, according to Professor Renuka Vithal, MANCOSA Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Programme Director. Professor…