2013 April - USB Agenda Magazine

 

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  • Korporatiewe sosiale verantwoordelikheid is nie 'n projek nie 

    Leuvennink, Jaco (2013-04)
    Daar is ’n behoefte aan ernstige voorraadopname oor die stand van ons planeet, samelewing en ekonomie. Volgens prof Arnold Smit moet die sakewêreld ’n rol speel deur middel van ’n wyer en meer holistiese begrip van ...

  • Taking a look at nearly 50 years of USBs existence 

    Matthee, Amanda (2013-04)
    As a foretaste of a year filled with memories in 2014, when USB commemorates its 50th anniversary, we look back at some photos of the past 50 years – from the first MBA group to what USB looks like today

  • Dink sake-ontwerp 

    Smith, Cherice (2013-04)
    AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Sedert die aankondiging dat Kaapstad die Wêreldontwerphoofstad 2014 is, het ontwerp ’n gewilde onderwerp geword. Cherice Smith verken ontwerpdenke – ’n proses wat gebruik word om ’n uitdaging deur ...

  • Think business design 

    Smith, Cherice (2013-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Since the announcement of Cape Town as World Design Capital 2014, design has become a much talked-about topic. Cherice Smith explores design thinking – a process used to turn a challenge into ...

  • CSR 

    Leuvennink, Jaco (2013-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Serious stock-taking about the state of our planet, society and the economy is needed. According to Prof Arnold Smit, business should play a role by means of a broader and more holistic understanding ...

  • New horisons 

    Smith, Cherice (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 ...

  • Vra die skare vir oplossings 

    Wyngaard, Heindrich (2013-04)
    AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Crowdsourcing, wat ook fansourcing, crowdcasting of mass collaboration genoem word, maak gebruik van die gemeenskaplike intelligensie van ’n klomp mense om met ’n idee of oplossing vorendag te kom – ...

  • Helping small businesses to grow 

    Smith, Cherice (2013-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The USB launched its Small Business Academy (SBA) in May 2012. The first cohort of 23 participants from Khayelitsha, Cape Town, started with their business development programme in March 2013.

  • The present is so out of date 

    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, ...

  • An index approach to property mortgage security valuations 

    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?

  • Memories and moments of the USBs first decade 

    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. ...

  • Best of both worlds 

    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.

  • New horizons 

    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 ...

  • MBA : more than just a career enhancement 

    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 ...

  • Better talent, better results 

    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 ...

  • Getting Africa to flouris 

    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 ...

  • Management muscle 

    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.

  • Turning to the crowd for solutions 

    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 ...