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GIBS and Primedia Unlimited Mall Division uncover shopping mall gold
GIBS News
Posted on 01 Aug 2014

The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and Primedia Unlimited’s Mall Division have joined forces to conduct a shopping mall survey to ascertain shopper behaviour and how it is impacted by advertising.

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GIBS/Grand-Pa spaza shop programme to take headaches away
GIBS News
Posted on 10 Jul 2014

The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), in partnership with Grand-Pa, a division of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), announced the launch of a business management programme aimed at assisting shop owners in growing their existing spaza shops into sustainable businesses.

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GIBS youth survey gives a glimpse into the mind of the Mandela generation
GIBS News
Posted on 26 Jun 2014

Despite the slow-down in the recovery of global economic systems, which has aggravated job crises in many countries around the world, South African youth remain optimistic about their prospects of finding a job in the country, an annual youth survey conducted by the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) reveals.

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GIBS remains in its top spot as the number one African and South African Business School
GIBS
Posted on 22 May 2014

The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS Business School) again achieved the top ranking among South African and African business schools in the annual UK Financial Times executive education rankings announced earlier this month. The Financial Times survey presents a global benchmark for providers of executive education and GIBS has now been ranked among the top business schools worldwide for 11 consecutive years.

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GIBS ranks #33 top 50 most Social Media friendly international MBA schools in the world
GIBS News
Posted on 15 Apr 2013

We are proud to share with you that GIBS has been ranked #33 out of the top 50 most Social Media friendly international MBA schools in the world

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Dr. Lyal White talks to the Kelley School of Business about Dynamic Markets
GIBS News
Posted on 25 Mar 2013

Dr. Lyal White talks to the Kelley School of Business about Dynamic Markets

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Economic debate is in the common interest of all
GIBS News
Posted on 07 Mar 2013

South Africa is a country in crisis with a glaring need for a national economic debate, a panel of leading representatives from business and civil society told the audience at a recent GIBS Forum.


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GIBS PMD: Best of online and face-to-face business education
GIBS News
Posted on 22 Feb 2013

It is no secret that the world is changing. Businesses are no longer what they were 50 years ago and in order to remain relevant in today’s fast paced world, it is imperative that businesses adapt accordingly. While business managers need to track these changes and use them in adapting their business strategies, business schools also need to play their part in designing and executing programmes that are relevant to the current status quo.

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Accreditation and media rankings key criteria for GIBS MBAs, survey reveals
GIBS News
Posted on 22 Feb 2013

The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) MBA students ranked the following as the most important aspects when selecting a business school according to the latest Universum Student Survey 2012/13.



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Designer wins Elle of a prize
GIBS News
Posted on 17 Oct 2012

She used to create window displays for shops - but Jane Elizabeth Kotze has come a long way since then. The 31-year-old Stellenbosch fashion designer showcased her work on a Joburg catwalk this week, and the collection won her a top fashion industry award. Kotze was this week named the winner of the Elle Rising Star Design Award

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South African Business Schools are first class
GIBS News
Posted on 17 Oct 2012

The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has consistently over several years been rated by the Financial Mail as one of the top five business schools in South Africa.

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John Elkington highlights “inevitable systemic change”
GIBS News
Posted on 17 Oct 2012

John Elkington, a world authority on corporate responsibility and sustainable development, addressed a packed audience at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) in Illovo, Johannesburg at an event hosted by GIBS’s Transnet Programme in Sustainable Development in conjunction with the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership.



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The Economist Intelligence Unit Business Professor of the Year Award
GIBS News
Posted on 17 Oct 2012

We are extraordinarily proud to announce that Professor Adrian Saville has been nominated for The Economist Intelligence Unit Business Professor of the Year Award.



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CEEMAN – Leading through Adversity and Leading in a Changing Socio-economic Landscape
GIBS News
Posted on 17 Oct 2012

On the 24th and 25th of September, 2012, GIBS hosted 35 Deans and Directors from CEEMAN, the international management development association in Eastern Europe, for a two day seminar on the role of business schools in nations in transition.



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UP GIBS Masterful History
GIBS News
Posted on 17 Oct 2012

The University of Pretoria's (UP) business school is 12 years old in 2012. Or is it 63?

The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), founded in 2000, has quickly earned a reputation as one of the world's top providers of executive education, and its MBA programmes are also gaining recognition. Its modern campus in the Johannesburg suburb of Illovo has just undergone another multimillion-rand upgrade


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Women at work
GIBS News
Posted on 17 Oct 2012

...In partnership with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), Anglo American Platinum incorporated 11 female employees into Nexus, a leadership programme which forms part of the Centre for Leadership and Dialogue, at GIBS. These women were identified as the top performers within the company and have been earmarked for development into higher positions

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The business of making money in a developmental state
GIBS News
Posted on 17 Oct 2012

SA is in the wrong place in terms of the structure of the economy," Zwelinzima Vavi, general secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), says. He made the remark on Thursday at the CNBC Africa "Great Economic Debate" held at the GIBS business school in Johannesburg

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FT rates GIBS MBA best in Africa
GIBS News
Posted on 17 Oct 2012

The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has been ranked in 60th place (having moved up 7 places) in the top 100 executive MBA programmes in the latest Financial Times (FT) Executive MBA Rankings 2012 released today.



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GIBS MBA student heading for the “Roof of Africa”: Kilimanjaro
GIBS News
Posted on 17 Oct 2012

It is not every day that one gets to learn a life lesson on a climb to the 'Roof of Africa', but on 21 October 2012 it will become a reality for a Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) MBA student, Bonolo Sekhukhune, when she takes part in the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) MBA Kilimanjaro Leadership Project.



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Entrepreneurship: Unplugged
GIBS News
Posted on 13 Sep 2012

The nature versus nurture debate is one of the oldest in psychology. While the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) doesn’t claim to have resolved this age-old conundrum, at least when it comes to the equally mysterious question of whether entrepreneurs are born or created they are providing the tools to unlock these innate business characteristics through their innovative full-time MBA in entrepreneurship.



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Women honoured at institute
GIBS News
Posted on 13 Sep 2012

Women were in the spotlight at the Gordon Institute of Business Science with a debate on the plight of women in South Africa and globally featuring some highly respected figures. Jay Naidoo, a founding member of Cosatu and the chairperson of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, played host and posed questions to Mary Robinson and Emma Mashinini.

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GIBS DBA degree gets full international accreditation
GIBS News
Posted on 13 Sep 2012

The University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree has been accorded full international accreditation by the London-based Association of MBAs (AMBA) for a five-year renewable term

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Launch of GIBS Magazine to "sharpen saw" on business debate
GIBS News
Posted on 13 Sep 2012

The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) yesterday launched its quarterly magazine, Acumen, which aims to provide organisations and leaders with the robust business insight, debate and in-depth content required to manage effectively in dynamic emerging markets.



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Going Global Insights from South Africa’s Top Companies
GIBS News
Posted on 13 Sep 2012

“The intention of this book, Going Global, is to allow those who are interested to explore the story behind the success, and learn from others’ success stories. Indeed, this book was first conceived to encourage the next generation of South African business leaders to take the risk, to start their own businesses and thus create the large number of jobs that these companies did in recent decades.”



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Marikana Forum at GIBS
GIBS News
Posted on 13 Sep 2012

The violence at Marikana was "outrageous" and the killers needed to be held accountable, Business Unity South Africa chairman Bobby Godsell said.

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Fulufhelo Toy Drive initiative
GIBS News
Posted on 13 Sep 2012

We are building toy libraries and collecting Christmas gifts for creches and orphanages in Ivory Park
Think age 0-6 appropriate toys: puzzles, books, card and board games, colouring books, stuffed animals, dolls, cars no candy or foodstuffs or anything fragile like glass

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GIBS full-time MBA Scholarships 2013
GIBS News
Posted on 13 Sep 2012

The University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) is offering part-scholarships to two successful applicants for the 2013 intake of the school's full-time MBA programme

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Appetite for MBA offerings still strong
GIBS News
Posted on 03 Aug 2012

Despite the tough economic climate, the MBA remains a highly sought-after business qualification and interest in the degree and many other leadership development programmes shows little sign of slowing, says Shireen Chengadu, executive director academic programmes at GIBS.

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Entrepreneurship: Unplugged
GIBS News
Posted on 03 Aug 2012

The nature versus nurture debate is one of the oldest in psychology. While the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) doesn’t claim to have resolved this age-old conundrum, at least when it comes to the equally mysterious question of whether entrepreneurs are born or created, they are providing the tools to unlock these innate business characteristics through their innovative full-time MBA in entrepreneurship.

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Mobile technology is a potent force for change in Africa
GIBS News
Posted on 01 Aug 2012

Mobile technology has had an immeasurable political, economic and social impact on the developing world and the manner in which Africa has embraced it is inspirational for the rest of the world, mobile technology entrepreneur and MXit CEO Alan Knott-Craig told the audience at a GIBS Forum in Johannesburg last night.

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Local government audit outcome
GIBS News
Posted on 01 Aug 2012

Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan spoke with Minister in the Presidency, Collins Chabane at the Gordon Institute of Business Science in Illovo, Johannesburg, yesterday. Gordhan attended a media conference on Auditor General Terence Nombembe's annnouncement of the outcome of the local government audit.

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Strategic scrutiny crucial for success in uncertain times
GIBS News
Posted on 01 Aug 2012

Companies have to adapt to remain relevant in today’s complex and uncertain business environment, and this means evaluating their purpose and strategy on an ongoing basis.

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Adrian Gore – Success and leadership
GIBS News
Posted on 01 Aug 2012

A clear vision of the future, innovation and a firm belief that you will prevail are essential elements of achieving success, Discovery Group CEO Adrian Gore told the audience at a GIBS Forum last night.

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GIBS' top 10 tips for starting your business
GIBS News
Posted on 23 Jul 2012

So, you're ready to join the millions of women entrepreneurs changing the world? The experts at GIBS take you through the paces...

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Eurozone will survive as any alternative is unthinkable for the global economy
GIBS News
Posted on 23 Jul 2012

Despite the ever-present prospect of contagion, continuing problems in Greece and the looming fear of a severe recession, Europe has to stay united in order to find a way out of its economic woes.

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News editors debate the State of the Nation
GIBS News
Posted on 23 Jul 2012

The Editors' Forum, organised and hosted by the Gordon Institute of Business Science, featured Ferial Haffajee, editor-in-chief of City Press, Mondli Makhanya, editor-in-chief of Avusa Media, Debora Patta of 3rd Degree, Peter Bruce, editor of Business Day and Marc Ashton, editor of Finweek magazine. Chris Gibbons, Talk Radio 702 news anchor, kept the conversation flowing as the master of ceremonies.

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African partnerships key to JSE’s strategy
GIBS News
Posted on 18 May 2012

Speaking at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) last night, JSE CEO Nicky Newton-King outlined the future plans and strategic intent of the local exchange.

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GIBS MBA/PDBA applications now open
GIBS News
Posted on 18 May 2012

The 2013/14 MBA and PDBA applications are now open.

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GIBS scoops top honours as Africa’s best business school
GIBS News/GIBS Nuus
Posted on 14 May 2012

The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has again been ranked the top South African and African business school in the annual UK Financial Times Executive Education rankings.

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GIBS CareerExpo guides learners for the future
GIBS News
Posted on 09 May 2012

The seventh annual Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) 2012 CareerExpo was held on Saturday, 5 May 2012, in Illovo and provided over 2 400 top performing Grade 11 and 12 learners from 190 schools across Gauteng with post-Matric connecting points for career and tertiary opportunities.

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Fight against corruption in SA at a crucial turning point
GIBS News
Posted on 20 Apr 2012

Addressing a GIBS Forum at the Gordon Institute of Business Science in Johannesburg this past week, Advocate Hoffman said: “Corruption is a huge problem in South Africa. We are in danger of the state being seized by a small minority whose main aim is guided by self-interest.”


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Transnet poised to take advantage of growth in African trade
GIBS News
Posted on 20 Apr 2012

Transnet CEO Brian Molefe told a GIBS Forum in Johannesburg last night that his market demand strategy to invest R300bn in upgrading Transnet’s ports, rail and pipeline infrastructure will make the company into a top-tier freight logistics provider.

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Project Art - Edutainer donation
GIBS News
Posted on 03 Apr 2012

‘Project Art’, an art exhibition and auction held at GIBS in November 2011, successfully raised R300 000 for the Zoe Carss Education Trust.

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Dr Reuel Khoza speaks on leadership
GIBS News
Posted on 02 Apr 2012

According to DR Reuel Khoza, author of the book Attuned Leadership, who spoke at last week’s GIBS Forum, ”powerful leaders don’t lead from the top, but consult the people around them before they make decisions”.

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GIBS Centre for Japanese Studies announces new academic director
GIBS News/GIBS Nuus
Posted on 27 Mar 2012

The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) announced the appointment of Professor Seiichiro Yonekura as the Academic Director of the Centre for Japanese Studies (CJS).

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SA has resources to become powerhouse
New Age
Posted on 19 Mar 2012

South Africa has the resources to become an economic powerhouse provided it could "generate the hunger to compete". So says Professor Nick Binedell, Dean of The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).

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Chris Gibbons joins the team at GIBS
Mediaupdate.co.za
Posted on 19 Mar 2012

The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has announced that radio broadcaster, Chris Gibbons, will be joining the GIBS team from 1 March 2012 as editor.


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GIBS Certificates Graduation
GIBS News
Posted on 19 Mar 2012

The Gordon Institute of Business Science held its formal graduation ceremony for all its Academic Certificate Programmes on the evening of 7 March 2012.

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GIBS DBA, MBA & PDBA Graduation
GIBS News
Posted on 19 Mar 2012

The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) held its formal graduation ceremony for its DBA, MBA and PDBA programmes on the evening of 8 March. In total, there were 270 graduates who walked the stage, making this the largest number of graduates ever hosted in the same graduation ceremony at the business school. In total the number of guests attending graduation exceeded 1 000.

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Challenging the law of averages
GIBS News
Posted on 19 Mar 2012

The world is changing and average just doesn’t cut it anymore. That was the resounding message from First National Bank (FNB) CEO, Dr Michael Jordaan, to a packed GIBS Forum.

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Dimension Data launches its career portal in partnership with GIBS
GIBS News
Posted on 19 Mar 2012

Dimension Data and the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) have partnered to provide invaluable support for employees who want to manage their careers.

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Supply Chain and Logistics Programme launched
GIBS News
Posted on 22 Feb 2012

The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and IMPERIAL Logistics, a global leader in logistics and supply chain management, recently launched a Supply Chain and Logistics Programme. The partnership provides advanced teaching and research in the fields of logistics, supply chain and transportation management.

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Risk and reward in Africa
GIBS News
Posted on 21 Feb 2012

In a world turned on its head by the global financial crisis, investors and multinational companies have turned their attention to the emerging, dynamic world for new opportunities. Africa has been at the forefront of this interest.

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GIBS Arts on Campus
GIBS News
Posted on 21 Feb 2012

Step into the awe-inspiring world of Richard John Forbes. Join the GIBS Arts on Campus initiative for the official opening of this art exhibition.

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New GIBS Dean has his work cut out
Sunday Times, Business Times
Posted on 15 Feb 2012

The University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has appointed Nick Binedell to the newly created position of Dean at GIBS.

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The Art of Possibility - Ben & Ros Zander speak at GIBS
GIBS News
Posted on 15 Feb 2012

On Friday, the Spirit of Youth were treated to an inspirational session with world renowned Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra conductor Ben Zander, and his wife Ros, who co-authored the book The Art of Possibility.

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GIBS launches online learning platform
GIBS News
Posted on 15 Feb 2012

Recognising the challenges of taking time out to study, the University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has joined the growing ranks of world-class business schools that offer online learning, harnessing the information-sharing ability of technology to deliver truly flexible education.

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Economic forecasts may prove overly bleak
Business Day
Posted on 31 Jan 2012

With SA's economy facing headwinds from abroad and at home, many economists predict it will slow sharply this year, but the gloom may be overdone, South Africans should not worry too much about bad news from the World Economic Forum's 2012 meeting in Davos-Klosters in Switzerland, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said.

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Economic Outlook 2012
GIBS News
Posted on 31 Jan 2012

In the closing session of the Johannesburg session of the GIBS Business Day Economic Outlook Series 2012 delegates tapped into a live feed from Davos, where world leaders, politicians and commentators were gathered to discuss the precarious state of Europe, the world economy and the year ahead.

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Mandela's book translated into Japanese
GIBS News
Posted on 31 Jan 2012

Dr Masako Osada, Programme Director of the Centre for Japanese Studies at GIBS, translated Nelson Mandela’s Conversations with Myself into Japanese. The Japanese translation was published by Akashi Shoten in January 2012.

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GIBS MBAs' "Amazing Race"
GIBS News
Posted on 24 Jan 2012

As part of their orientation programme, this year’s intake of MBA students took part in an “Amazing Race” team-building experience through the streets of Johannesburg.

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BizSchool December Programme 2011
GIBS News
Posted on 13 Dec 2011

73 Matriculants attended the December BizSchool Programme hosted by the Gordon Institute of Business Science from the 3 – 14 December 2011. The mission of BizSchool is: “to equip young people to enter the world of work with the attitudes, skills and knowledge required to excel and be fulfilled”.

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Engaging with and learning from NTT
GIBS News
Posted on 09 Dec 2011

Key Japanese companies such as Toyota, Canon, Nippon Steel Corporation and Toshiba believe their future is to stay Japanese but to expand outside Japan.

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Time to tackle grown up problems
GIBS News
Posted on 09 Dec 2011

A year ago, at the GIBS Foresight 2011 Forum, the sentiment was profoundly positive. Still buoyed from a successful 2010 FIFA World Cup, South Africans were upbeat about 2011; about the possibilities for emerging markets and the opportunities on offer as global growth and influence swung increasingly eastwards.

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Training for businesswomen
Sowetan, Business
Posted on 09 Dec 2011

The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has partnered with the Goldman Sachs Foundation to train women entrepreneurs.

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SA's labour laws work, says Motlanthe at GIBS Forum
Sunday Times
Posted on 23 Nov 2011

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has defended the country's labour laws, saying they were not the main stumbling block to job creation. Motlanthe, who is being touted as a possible successor to President Jacob Zuma in 2014, was addressing academics and business executives at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) on Friday night.

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SA must up its game before it falls behind
Business Report Sunday Tribune
Posted on 18 Nov 2011

If South Africa does not take advantage of its geopolitical and institutional competitiveness it risks falling behind its emerging counterparts, says Abdullah Verachia, director of emerging market consultancy firm Frontier Advisory

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The Devil is in the Detail
GIBS News
Posted on 15 Nov 2011

Minister Trevor Manuel spoke at a GIBS Forum on the NPC and vision for 2030

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GIBS Entrepreneurship MBA alumnus wins 2nd prize in the national SAB Foundation Innovation Awards
GIBS News
Posted on 04 Nov 2011

Tito Mbatha, a GIBS Entrepreneurship MBA alumnus, was awarded the runner-up prize for his company The Invoice Exchange.


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Homegrown innovation insights
GIBS News
Posted on 28 Oct 2011

Henra Mayer and Kate Elphick joined forces to pull off an insightful opinion poll looking at innovation in South Africa discussed at a GIBS Forum

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Financial Times rates GIBS MBA top in Africa
GIBS News
Posted on 24 Oct 2011

The University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has been ranked in 67th place in the top 100 executive MBA programmes in the latest Financial Times (FT) Executive MBA Rankings 2011 released today

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Qiniso dialogues: What is our common identity?
Mail & Guardian online
Posted on 19 Oct 2011

GIBS & Mail&Guardian are hosting 6 Qiniso Dialogues to encourage thought about our country's future

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Education vital for entrepreneurs
Business Day
Posted on 17 Oct 2011

Professor Nick Binedell talks about SA's entrepreneurial spirit & business DNA

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Qiniso dialogues: Where are we going, SA?
M&G Online
Posted on 13 Oct 2011

The series will produce, through honest and transparent engagement, a set of key questions that every South African must answer in order to secure a better future for our country.

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IMPERIAL Logistics and GIBS launch Programme of Excellence
ABR
Posted on 12 Oct 2011

Top-ranked business school, The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and IMPERIAL Logistics, a global leader in logistics and supply chain management, have launched their Supply Chain Management and Logistics Programme of Excellence

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GIBS PDBA students host post-Heritage Day celebration
GIBS News
Posted on 10 Oct 2011

The GIBS PDBA students hosted a post-Heritage Day celebration on Friday 30th September as a once-off initiative to raise funds for their CSI project for 2011

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Colin Daniels wins GIBS Business Plan Competition
GIBS News
Posted on 07 Oct 2011

Colin shares 10 things he learned from participating in the Business Plan Competition recently held at GIBS :


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Health Minister Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi speaks at GIBS Forum
Star
Posted on 05 Oct 2011

Motsoaledi was speaking in Joburg at a Gordon Institute of Business Science discussion on the controversial National Health Insurance (NHI)

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GIBS receives Diamond awards
GIBS News
Posted on 04 Oct 2011

This week GIBS received two Diamond awards from the PMR.africa publication, based on the results of their annual national survey on Accredited Business Schools offering the MBA/MBL degrees in South Africa.

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Lowering the value of MBAs will be detrimental to SA business and education says Nick Binedell
GIBS News
Posted on 03 Oct 2011

The MBA is well-established globally as a premier degree designed for business, which is accepted as not fitting neatly within the educational hierarchy.

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Magnet MBA survey rates GIBS tops
GIBS News
Posted on 27 Sep 2011

Independent research by Magnet Communications shows that MBA students rate GIBS the highest in 7 out of 10 categories in a survey of business school satisfaction levels

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GIBS MBA student in the Wall Street Journal
GIBS news
Posted on 19 Sep 2011

'Coffee drinker extraordinaire' is a title that only a true entrepreneur would pick, but it is what York Zucchi, of York Zucchi Partners, tends to go by.

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Car Exhibit & Forum at GIBS
GIBS news
Posted on 14 Sep 2011

Mercedes Benz, BMW, Ford & Hyundai held an exhibit at the GIBS campus and representatives participated in the forum

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Southern Sun managers on course at GIBS hosted by Soweto guesthouse owners
GIBS news
Posted on 09 Sep 2011

The managers were attending a management development course at the Gordon Institute for Business Science (GIBS).


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Upcoming Art Exhibit, Sale & Auction at GIBS
GIBS news
Posted on 07 Sep 2011

All in support of the Zoe Carss Education Trust... Read more here & view artworks up for auction.

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Washington University students visit GIBS
GIBS news
Posted on 05 Sep 2011

GIBS recently hosted 23 undergraduate students from University of Washington

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GIBS Forum on new Consumer Protection Act
GIBS news
Posted on 02 Sep 2011

Consumers only have to show that they are entitled, Neil Kirby, Werksmans director, told a recent GIBS Forum on the Future of Contracting.


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Forum at GIBS on SA Business & fighting corruption
GIBS news
Posted on 01 Sep 2011

Join us in an evening Forum at GIBS as leading experts from diverse sectors in South Africa debate the business role on anti-corruption.


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CAR EXPO and Forum on GIBS Campus
GIBS news
Posted on 26 Aug 2011

13 September - manufacturers will have show cars on the GIBS campus followed by a Forum

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Phuti Malabie - CEO of Shanduka shares her leadership journey with GIBS women
GIBS news
Posted on 24 Aug 2011

Some GIBS women were privileged to have an intimate lunch gathering with this inspiring woman at the GIBS campus yesterday.

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GIBS hosts local rugby coaching clinic in Alexandra
GIBS news
Posted on 23 Aug 2011

John Neal, renowned leader and rugby coach, attended this event with the Alex Rugby Wolves lads.

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Divergent views on the local mining industry at recent GIBS Forum
GIBS news
Posted on 22 Aug 2011

Divergent views on the local mining industry's progress with implementing the Mining Charter were heard at a recent GIBS Forum on this subject.

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Women's Month breakfast with Shirley Zinn
GIBS news
Posted on 18 Aug 2011

Shirley Zinn is the Deputy Global Head Human Resources Standard Bank Group & HR Director of Standard Bank SA

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GIBS Centre for Japanese Studies
GIBS news
Posted on 17 Aug 2011

Our newly launched webpages for the Centre for Japanese Studies...

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Art on GIBS Campus this Woman's Month
GIBS news
Posted on 16 Aug 2011

The Umama Photographic exhibition of 11 Great South Africans

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Countering unemployment
News24
Posted on 15 Aug 2011

Entrepreneurial choices like the GIBS MBA to strengthen SA...

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GIBS survey reveals perception of less gender prejudice in the workplace by 2015
GIBS news
Posted on 12 Aug 2011

82% of respondents have confidence that young women graduating from university in the next four years will fare better than their older counterparts.

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MBA in South Africa is a dream for millions
ArticleMotron
Posted on 11 Aug 2011

Demand for MBA programs has grown tremendously in the last few years thereby attracting career enthusiasts from various corners...

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Start-up businesses need to be encouraged
Sunday Tribune
Posted on 10 Aug 2011

Entrepreneurship continues to be a cornerstone of our business today. It is key to growth, job creation and building a better South Africa

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Japan's investments in Africa will continue
Business Live
Posted on 08 Aug 2011

Japan has assured that its investments in Africa would continue despite the crippling natural disasters it experienced in March

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Gold price bubble 'unlikely to burst'
Herald - Business
Posted on 04 Aug 2011

The rising gold price is not a bubble that will burst anytime soon, Mercer Investment Consulting executive director Louis Boulanger says

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Robotic seal coming to GIBS
GIBS news
Posted on 03 Aug 2011

Paco is one of Japan's many Mental Commitment Robots. Unlike industrial robots, Mental Commitment Robots are developed to interact with human beings

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SA's 'image problem' scares investors away
Sunday Times, Business Times
Posted on 01 Aug 2011

The latest Unctad (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) World Investment Report has found SA lags in attracting foreign direct investment

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Handbag initiative for the Jes Foord Foundation
GIBS news
Posted on 28 Jul 2011

The Jes Foord Foundation helps survivors of any form of abuse and rape...

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The seat of power
GIBS news
Posted on 26 Jul 2011

For Chief Marketing Officers, wielding power in the boardroom is about more than just experience and expertise. Nicola Kleyn analyses new research on the perennial issue of marketing's place at the boardroom table.

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India week explodes at GIBS
GIBS news
Posted on 20 Jul 2011

The launch of India week at GIBS signifies the start of great business relations and future opportunities between the two BRICS members

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GIBS welcomes Rotterdam School of Management
GIBS news
Posted on 15 Jul 2011

The students spent the week of 4th-8th July immersed in a programme that consisted of classroom sessions, experiential and company visits.

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Risk and reward as business shifts towards sustainability
Business Day
Posted on 14 Jul 2011

Business leaders are starting to refocus and examine the sustainability challenges facing the modern, global world: water, energy, food, climate change, biodiversity, HIV/AIDS

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NPC diagnosis: 'not terminal', GIBS Forum hears
GIBS news
Posted on 13 Jul 2011

National Planning Commission (NPC) Deputy Chairman Cyril Ramaphosa and Acting Head of the Secretariat Kuben Naidoo discussed the NPC's Diagnostic Report at a GIBS Forum...

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GIBS and Multichoice partner to create GIBS programme for Digital Media Management
GIBS news
Posted on 12 Jul 2011

The GIBS Programme for Digital Media Management aims to contribute to the pan-African regulatory environment by focusing on fostering knowledge about cutting edge technological and commercial advancements in digital media convergence and its impact on society and the public and private sectors.

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Junior managers 'need training to cope with workloads'
Business Day
Posted on 11 Jul 2011

South African business schools say the global economic recession has placed greater pressure on junior managers...

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A Lula Continua, Zweli - by Dr Lyal White
Mail & Guardian
Posted on 08 Jul 2011

Brazil offers economic policy lessons for South Africa but not in the manner proposed by Malema or Vavi

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Moeletsi Mbeki speaks at GIBS Forum
GIBS news
Posted on 06 Jul 2011

Moeletsi Mbeki spoke at a GIBS forum on July 4th about his latest book "Advocates for change"

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Global Business School Network Gathers Leaders for International Conference
GBSN news
Posted on 04 Jul 2011

The annual GBSN conference provides a unique networking and learning opportunity for educators, corporations, foundations and NGOs with an interest in strengthening management education for the developing world.

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Nick Binedell joins international board
Business Day
Posted on 01 Jul 2011

The University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science has announced that its director, Professor Nick Binedell, will serve on the Association of MBA's international management board

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SA has failed to keep pace with rest of Africa's growth
Business Day
Posted on 30 Jun 2011

SA needs to reinvent itself to ensure it remains relevant and competitive all over the globe

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Nationalisation debate 'worries investors'
Business Day, Companies and Markets
Posted on 29 Jun 2011

The debate about nationalisation of SA's mines is damaging investor confidence in the country and could hinder companies' ability to raise capital towards sustaining or growing production.

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Reminder: MBA thesis survey wants your input
Colin Daniels MBA Student
Posted on 29 Jun 2011

If you are a highly skilled worker with a tertiary qualification and at least two years' work experience in a technology start-up firm, a reminder that GIBS MBA student Colin Daniels is interested in your responses to a survey for his MBA thesis.

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GIBS welcomes the third intake of Full Time Entrepreneurship MBA students
GIBS news
Posted on 28 Jun 2011

Over the past week they have had orientation, which prepares them for their MBA journey...

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World Class
Financial Mail
Posted on 27 Jun 2011

Africa may remain the main target of most schools' outward focus, but the rest of the world is also coming into their sights.

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The National Planning Commission Diagnostic Overview Forum Event
GIBS news
Posted on 27 Jun 2011

The National Planning Commission (NPC) has just released its diagnostic overview, as well as five reports covering human conditions, material conditions, nation building, institutions and governance, and the economy of the country. This overview serves to advance the discussion of major issues confronting the nation. Join Cyril Ramaphosa, deputy chairperson of the NPC and Mr Kuben Naidoo, acting head of the secretariat, for a discussion on the findings.



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Michelle Obama acknowledges GIBS student
GIBS news
Posted on 24 Jun 2011

Michelle Obama in her keynote address at Regina Mundi in Soweto this week, made a special mention of Gqibelo Dandala, a GIBS Social Entrepreneurship Certificate Programme graduate and current Nexus delegate

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Comprehensive survey into residential adoption of solar water heating systems launched
Alberton Record
Posted on 23 Jun 2011

The most comprehensive survey to date in South Africa into the residential adoption of solar water heating systems by middle and high income earners has been launched by an honours student at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).


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ABLA encourages the continent to work together, because our time has come
Media Update
Posted on 22 Jun 2011

At the launch of the inaugural Africa Business Leaders Awards (ABLA) press conference, held at CNBC Africa in Sandton. Dr Yunus Suleman, chairman of KPMG commented, "It is important to be leaders and not followers. Africa's time has come."

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What's an MBA worth today?
Sunday Times, Business Times
Posted on 20 Jun 2011

It's probably the biggest investment you can make in yourself ? so make it pay...

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Don Peppers speaks to GIBS forum about 'Extreme trustability'
GIBS news
Posted on 15 Jun 2011

Don Peppers, founding partner of Peppers & Rogers Group, leading authorities in customer-focused relationship management, highlights that interaction amongst people has become faster, cheaper and more pervasive.

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International MBA students visit SA
GIBS news
Posted on 13 Jun 2011

GIBS recently hosted a group of 5 MBA students and their Professor from the Dominican University's Brennan School of Business in Chicago.

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Youth believe SA is a good place to have a successful career
GIBS news
Posted on 09 Jun 2011

A recent survey by GIBS (Gordon Institute of Business Science) has revealed that the majority of senior high school students are optimistic about their career prospects in South Africa.



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CNBC AFRICA, KPMG and GIBS partner to select Africa's top business leaders
News Time
Posted on 08 Jun 2011

Auditing and Professional Services firm KPMG and the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) have partnered with ABN Events and CNBC Africa to find, select and analyse the top business leaders in Africa.



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Wal-Mart deal signals growing American business interest in Africa, US official asserts
Engineering News
Posted on 07 Jun 2011

Speaking on 'Africa in the US Policy Landscape' at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, in Johannesburg, on Monday, Fernandez said the US government and American companies were increasingly "eager" to pursue opportunities in Africa

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Dominican MBA students visit GIBS
GIBS news
Posted on 06 Jun 2011

GIBS recently hosted 5 MBA students from the Dominican University during their one week global immersion.

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Brics must unite in a bid for the top IMF job
GIBS news
Posted on 03 Jun 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn's resignation as head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has unexpectedly presented the Brics group (Brazil, Russia, India, China, SA) with it first true "stress test" as a globally recognised coalition of emerging powers in a new world order, says Dr. Lyal White of the Gordon Institute of Business Science.

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GIBS hosts US Undergrads
GIBS news
Posted on 31 May 2011

Recently, GIBS had the privilege of welcoming the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill's Kenan Flagler Business School .

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Good Investment
Finweek 02 June 2011
Posted on 30 May 2011

The general feeling among MBA students, business schools and businesses is that an MBA qualification advances a career, improves earnings and contributes to considerable personal growth.

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We are failing our children
GIBS news
Posted on 26 May 2011

"We are failing our children in a massive way," said Jansen. "We are staring down the barrel of a gun... I don't think (people) realise how serious this problem is. We need to get this right."


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Leadership is about the sustainability of business
Sunday Times, Business Times
Posted on 25 May 2011

In the aftermath of the global financial crash three years ago, MBA providers took a fresh look at training programmes designed to produce responsible managers and leaders.

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Business school refocus 2010
David Furlonger
Posted on 16 Jul 2010

As world events prove, teaching the fundamentals is no longer enough, writes David Furlonger. Business schools say companies and government departments are less concerned with the long-term development of managers and executives than with them learning skills that will benefit employers immediately.

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