UCT-GSB to feature at HR Indaba

The GSB offers a wide range of qualifications, from their top-ranked MBA to their suite of executive education short courses.

The UCT Graduate School of Business UCT-GSB has signed up as a partner for the inaugural HR Indaba, which will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre on 3 and 4 October 2018. As a top school with more than five decades of experience in the emerging market, the GSB offers a wide range of qualifications, from their top-ranked MBA to their suite of executive education short courses. The GSB caters to leaders and managers at every stage of their learning journey. It listens to the market and develops courses that can help to get students future-ready as they believe they have has a responsibility to engage with its socio-political and economic context.

The institution’s teaching, learning and research are directed towards building a more economically prosperous, more equitable, and more integrated continent. 

The school is constantly investing in quality scholarship and strong partnerships to support these aims through initiatives like the Allan Gray Centre for Values-Based Leadership, the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development, Development Finance Centre, and the MTN Solution Space. 

UCT GSB graduates really understand from the inside out that what they do needs to be in the service of profit, but also always in the service of building a better world and improving the lives of ordinary people and the communities where they operate. UCT-GSB business development director Rayner Canning says Students at the GSB are thrown into the deep end. He says:

“We don’t expect them to just sit in the classroom and absorb theories about how to manage and lead – although there is plenty of that too. We get them out in the world where they have the opportunity to try out their newfound skills by working with real businesses."

At the township satellite base in Philippi Village, which was established in 2017, for example, GSB students are given an opportunity to engage with real-world challenges while also assisting in bridging geographic and economic divides, working with local entrepreneurs to develop empathy and resilience and opens their eyes to wider perspectives.

As a partner, the UCT-GSB will have an exhibition stand at the HR Indaba, which will be the largest of its kind in South Africa. It will give HR professionals an opportunity to learn everything they need to know about the latest HR technology, HR strategy, company culture, labour laws, recruitment, employee engagement and HR leadership. It will also bring together thousands of colleagues, suppliers, platforms, universities, specialists, recruitment agencies, CHROs and thought leaders.