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USB Agenda Magazine

 

USB Agenda places current management, leadership and business education matters on the table for debate. It features the intellectual capital of the school as well as the achievements of its graduates. It also serves as a meeting place for alumni to renew networks. Hence, its tagline: Learning, Linking, Leading. Published by: USB, USB Executive Development Ltd, and the USB Alumni Association. Distributed free of charge to: USB and USB-ED alumni, corporates, companies, friends of the USB and other interested parties. Publication frequency: twice a year.

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  • Mgayi, Bongani (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, University of Stellenbosch Business School, 2012-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Bongani Mgayi takes a look at African wisdom. Does it add value in the workplace? Must special provision be made for it?
  • Leuvennink, Jaco (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, University of Stellenbosch Business School, 2012-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: South Africa is planning infrastructure projects worth thousands of billions of rand while it is widely accepted that Africa needs an infrastructure boom period of a decade or so to realise its ...
  • Muller, G. H.   Steyn-Bruwer, B. W.   Hamman, W. D. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, University of Stellenbosch Business School, 2012-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Predicting distress is essential for investors or lending institutions who wish to protect their financial investments. Which predictive techniques work best?
  • Haw, Penny (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, University of Stellenbosch Business School, 2012-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: That the pace of transformation in South Africa – in business, in particular – is too slow is widely accepted. What is not clear is exactly why this is so. Recent research, however, sheds new light on ...
  • Moving up 
    Smith, Cherice (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, University of Stellenbosch Business School, 2012-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: At the age of 34, Franco Feris reached his dream of becoming a CEO when he took up the position of chief executive officer of Santam Namibia Limited in Windhoek. He tells Cherice Smith about his new ...
  • Powell, John (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, University of Stellenbosch Business School, 2013-04)
    There’s a lot of breast beating and self-examination going on in the South African business school community at the moment. The national authority for higher education is increasing the entry requirements for MBAs, ...
  • Mothole, Kgopotso   Smith, Johan du P (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, University of Stellenbosch Business School, 2013-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: To comply with the requirements of Basel II, banks frequently need to assess the market values of properties secured by mortgages. Can they rely on an indexbased approach to value property?
  • Wyngaard, Heindrich (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, University of Stellenbosch Business School, 2013-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The USB will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2014. In the run up to next year, Heindrich Wyngaard has asked some of the USB’s alumni to share memories of the first 10 years of the School’s existence. ...
  • Smith, Cherice (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, University of Stellenbosch Business School, 2013-04)
    USB MBA alumnus Lebo Thagane works in two very different career fields – human resources for a corporate company and wine marketing for her family’s business.
  • Smith, Cherice (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, University of Stellenbosch Business School, 2013-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: He was the first black editor of Die Burger newspaper, chairperson of the South African National Editors’ Forum and recipient of the sought-after Nieman Fellowship to study at Harvard University. These ...
  • Makholwa, Andile (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, University of Stellenbosch Business School, 2013-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: An MBA is often seen as essential for aspirant managers to boost their chances of climbing the corporate ladder and as a solid foundation for those intent on going solo. However, there is a growing ...
  • Burger, Karin (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, University of Stellenbosch Business School, 2013-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Human resources is no longer just a staff department that makes sure people get appointed and paid. It has become a strategic business partner that emphasises talent management. Experts share the importance ...
  • Smith, Cherice (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, University of Stellenbosch Business School, 2013-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Africa has vast resources, but the continent’s economy struggles to prosper. Is this because of a lack of knowledge, leadership and management skills? Cherice Smith speaks to African business experts about ...
  • Landman, Frik (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, University of Stellenbosch Business School, 2013-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: How do we grow Africa? Where will our resources have the greatest impact? Frik Landman, CEO of USB Executive Development Ltd (USB-ED), explores the role of management training in Africa.
  • Wyngaard, Heindrich (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch UniversityStellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch Business School, 2013-06)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Also called fansourcing, crowdcasting or mass collaboration, crowdsourcing draws on the collective intelligence of many people to come up with an idea or solution – often for free or at a fraction of the ...
  • Smith, Cherice (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch Business School, 2012-12)
    AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Gretchen Arangies is ’n kenner van menslike hulpbronne. Ná die voltooiing van haar MBA aan die USB het haar loopbaan ’n opwindende nuwe rigting ingeslaan. Sy praat oor haar suksesse, passies en ...
  • Smith, Cherice (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch Business School, 2012-12)
    AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Die USB herdenk sy 50ste bestaansjaar in 2014 en vra insette van alumni om ’n volledige prentjie van die bestuurskool se geskiedenis te help skep.
  • Powell, John (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch Business School, 2012-12)
    AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Ons is geneig om oor kennis te dink as ’n bate, ’n Goeie Ding. Hoe meer kennis, hoe beter – behalwe dat ek pas tot die besef gekom het my veronderstellings is verkeerd. Ons moet soms ook kennis vernietig.
  • Matthee, Amanda (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch Business School, 2012-12)
    Die Universiteit van Stellenbosch Bestuurskool het in November 2012 AACSB-akkreditasie verwerf en die eerste bestuurskool van ’n universiteit in Afrika geword om al drie internasionale akkreditasies te verkry. Wat beteken ...
  • Burger, Naomi Magdalena (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2005-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Customer relationship management (CRM) is perceived as critical to the longterm success of any organisation, since CRM could be developed into a core competence providing a competitive advantage. Although ...

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