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The start of a unique Doctoral Journey: The MANCOSA DBA

MANCOSA kicked off its new DBA programme with an open Research Academy Seminar on Friday, 19 October 2018, where new doctoral candidates were exposed to the rigours of academic debate, as panelists spoke to the need for Doctoral programmes which produced leaders who could capacitate, transform and find solutions. Panellists, including Professor Zaheer Hamid (Academic…

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MANCOSA Graduation (12-13 October 2018): Celebrating Success!

Whether it is called graduation day, liberation day, or recognition day; every graduate experiences overwhelming emotions on the success of completing their qualification. Graduation is certainly a time for celebrations. MANCOSA hosted an extended graduation ceremony over 12 and 13 October 2018 at the Mosiek Lifestyle Centre in Johannesburg. An impressive 1735 students graduated with…

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Training for a brave new world

There’s an old Jesuit maxim “Give me the child for the first seven years and I will give you the man.” This view assumed people were largely stuck with what they had become when they entered the world of work, and is still influential. Similarly, educational institutions, including business schools sometimes like to give the…

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The Launch of MANCOSA’s new flagship programme – the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree

As Africa continues to navigate towards a knowledge-based economy, increasing importance is placed on doctoral level education. South Africa’s development trajectory is hinged on, amongst other drivers, the production of 5000 doctoral graduates per annum, by the year 2030. However, enrolment and completion rates on doctoral programmes in South Africa are significantly lower than desired….

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Fourth industrial revolution to spark change in the higher education research sector

Research geared towards the fourth industrial revolution in the higher educational sector has become the new imperative, whether in enhancing online modes of delivery, integrating emerging technologies into curricula, transforming business practice or effecting social change. When Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor in May 2018, made reference to universities investing in “research areas…

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2018 MANCOSA Research Excellence Awards: Celebrating significant achievements

It was a joyous occasion at MANCOSA’s Graduate School of Business on Friday, 04 May 2018, as the institution honoured its faculty for their remarkable research achievements during the 2016-2017 research cycle. The prestigious Research Excellence Awards ceremony commemorated an impressive two-year period, in which research output increase three-fold at the institution. In his opening…

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Graduation Day: A celebration of turning the impossible into success

MANCOSA hosted its 36th graduation ceremony at the Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban on Saturday, 7th April 2018. More than 5000 students, staff and guests attended the ceremony. Graduation day is a special day in the life of every student, and this event was no different. The event also marked an important milestone…

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Unpacking the “balanced” budget

MANCOSA, in partnership with the Sunday Tribune, hosted a post-budget speech breakfast on 22 February 2018, at the Graduate School of Business in Durban. A diverse panel of economic experts and political analysts, including, Professor Dilip Garach, Mr Jackie Shandu and Mr Paul Jones unpacked Minister of Finance, Mr Malusi Gigaba’s budget speech. The tax…

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Budget Speech: ‘Are we going to be alright?

On 22 February 2018, MANCOSA hosted a Post Budget Dialogue Dinner at its Johannesburg Learning Centre. The purpose of the event was to unpack and analyse the budget speech delivered by the Minister of Finance, Mr. Malusi Gigaba on 21 February 2018. MANCOSA invited two experts to explain and analyse the budget speech from a…

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The start of something great: Khalipha Primary School receives the first of many mobile libraries

Providing youth with the opportunity and resources to read is perhaps as important as inculcating the importance of reading. In 2017, MANCOSA partnered with the Department of Basic Education and New Africa Education Foundation on the current “Read-to-Lead” campaign which was launched four years ago. The “Read-to-Lead” campaign is an initiative of the Department of…

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2017 National Research Conference on Business, Management and Sustainable Development: Emerging Opportunities and Challenges

Deputy Mayor, Councillor Fawzia Peer presents a Keynote Address at a National Research Conference jointly hosted by two of the leading private, business and management higher education institutions in Southern Africa – The Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) and REGENT Business School, on 7th December 2017 in Durban, South Africa. Both institutions are now…

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