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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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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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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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Raising Cancer Awareness: 2017 MANCOSA Cancer High Tea

On Sunday, 15th October 2017, The Muslim Women’s Network in Port Elizabeth, hosted a successful cancer awareness function themed and titled, “Together We Can”. The non-profit organisation, which has been in existence for sixteen years, includes an element of education in all their programme discussions. They hosted a panel consisting of prominent doctors specialising in…

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4th annual Dr Chota Motala Memorial Lecture

MANCOSA hosted the 4th Annual Dr Chota Motala Memorial Lecture in Durban on 17 November 2017. The annual memorial lecture is held to commemorate the life and contributions of the late Dr Motala and to celebrate his courage and leadership as a political activist. The lecture also celebrates him as an intellectual and a caring…

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The Mancosa Literacy Project: Helping address South Africa’s shocking literacy levels

“Do you know that reading statistics show that only 14% of South Africans’ are readers of books?” This was the opening statement made by South Africa’s Honourable Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, in an interview conducted during National Book week in 2016. The Department of Basic Education launched the “read to lead” campaign in…

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Charting the way to a global alumni association for impact

Recent research reveals that the relationships between alumni and their alma mater are fast evolving. New expectations from alumni are being driven by the proliferation and expansion of platforms to engage them on a regular basis – regardless of geographical borders. However, the fundamental questions still remain: How do we continue to keep alumni returning…

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