The WBS Case Centre
WBS is the only business school in South Africa to have a dedicated case centre. Case studies bring real-world business challenges into the classroom for students to address, and create a context for discussing and analysing business processes that is seldom generated using traditional teaching methods.
While WBS uses many international cases in its courses, the real-world decisions, companies and scenarios depicted in these cases are not always applicable in the South African context. Moreover, the South African business environment has unique characteristics that cannot be depicted in cases set in international contexts.
Today WBS has a team of case writers who work with academics to produce timely, relevant cases to current challenges facing business and society. The case centre has developed more than 200 cases on companies as diverse as AngloGold, SABMiller, Nando's, Discovery, Harley Davidson®, Avis, Massmart and Capitec Bank. The cases cover all areas of business and management including strategy, organisational design and development, entrepreneurship, internationalisation, operations management and human resources. They are made available to academics and course facilitators for use in the classroom and through the WBS website. Our cases are used in other South African and international universities and business schools.
Academic and educatonal institutions may order our cases. To order a case or for more information, simply email:
Nthabiseng Kekana: Nthabiseng.Kekana@wits.ac.za or call on (011) 717 3922