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Thursday, 19 November, 2020

MMBEC - Online Information Evening

Do you want to play a key role in developing our future business leaders? Gain both personal and professional fulfilment with Wits Business School’s Master of Management degree in the field of Business and Executive Coaching and learn how to focus your passion for positive change into shaping tomorrow’s leaders in business.

17:00 Thursday, 19 November, 2020

Tuesday, 17 November, 2020

MMSM - Online Information Evening

Do you want to take your marketing career to a more senior level? The Wits Business School’s Master of Management degree in the field of Strategic Marketing is designed to grow a new generation of leading marketing specialists and professionals who can navigate the digital landscape with a strong foundation in marketing principles, models and techniques.

17:00 Tuesday, 17 November, 2020

Thursday, 05 November, 2020

4th Colloquium: The Importance of ESG

Up to 80% of the market cap of companies are not additives in a balance sheet according to financial reporting standards. This percentage is made up of environmental, social and governance issues. These so-called ESG factors include how the board of a company is acting as a steward of nature, the quality of its social relationships with its stakeholders and how the company is being led and managed. People and planet have become important because of the resource constraints of planet Earth.

08:00 - 13:00 Thursday, 05 November, 2020

Wednesday, 04 November, 2020

Public Lecture: Has the Constitutional Court Killed the Gas Industry?

Natural gas is becoming an increasingly important part of South Africa’s economy, especially in support of renewable power generation as we transition to a lower carbon society. However, a recent Constitutional Court decision on NERSA’s maximum gas prices may have put paid to gas industry investment. Initially, seven large gas customers took NERSA to court, but have they ended up leaving South Africa’s regulated energy markets with an intractable problem?

16:00 Wednesday, 04 November, 2020

Thursday, 22 October, 2020

MMIS - Online Information Evening

Does innovation fascinate you? Are you responsible for shaping the innovation strategy in your organisation? Take your career to new heights with Wits Business School’s one-of-a-kind Master of Management in the field of Innovation Studies. This specialist programme investigates how innovation and its impact on economic growth and development can be shaped for the achievement of broader societal goals. Interested in finding out more? Please join us at our next information session

18:00 Thursday, 22 October, 2020

Thursday, 22 October, 2020

Panel Discussion : SMME Funding During and Beyond Covid-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant challenges to South African small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs). In response, both the public and private sectors have provided much-needed relief funding for SMMEs as a stop-gap. Have requirements and access been relaxed during this difficult time? How effective have these interventions been? What needs to change to ensure ongoing support for small businesses and start-ups going forward? Wits Business School warmly invites you to a panel

16:00 Thursday, 22 October, 2020

Tuesday, 20 October, 2020

Online MBA Information Evening

Are you thinking of doing your MBA? Now more than ever, business needs clear thinkers and problem solvers. Reach your leadership potential and enrol for an MBA from Wits Business School. Our MBA is designed to give you a globally relevant management degree at Master’s level while reflecting the changing business landscape in Africa. The curriculum has a strong focus on personal development, leadership, strategy and critical thinking skills.

17:00 Tuesday, 20 October, 2020

Monday, 21 September, 2020

Online Energy Leadership Information Evening

Africa has vast, untapped energy potential, and yet the sector is beset by energy shortages and a scarcity of skills. This continent urgently needs a new generation of leaders in an industry which is of crucial importance to Africa’s development. To help address this need, Wits Business School’s African Energy Leadership Centre (AELC), is excited to offer two cutting-edge programmes: Postgraduate Diploma & Master of Management in the field of Energy Leadership

17:00 Monday, 21 September, 2020

Thursday, 17 September, 2020

Online PDBA Information Evening

Do you want to grow your career and develop exceptional management skills? Wits Business School’s Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration is for ambitious graduates who want the edge. Interested in finding out more? Please join us at our next information session on Thursday, 17 September 2020.

17:00 Thursday, 17 September, 2020

Tuesday, 15 September, 2020

ZZ2 – The story behind one of the biggest farming successes in South Africa’s history

Please join us for a conversation with Chief Executive of ZZ2 Tommie van Zyl, hosted by Interim Head of School Jannie Rossouw. Van Zyl will chat about his leadership philosophy, how he has created a “living company” as well as the impact on COVID-19 on ZZ2, the lessons he has learnt and his views on the future of farming in South Africa.

16:00-17:00 Tuesday, 15 September, 2020

Thursday, 27 August, 2020

A Conversation with the Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu – Reflections on a Career in the Public Service

Wits Business School invites you to a fireside conversation evening titled, “A Conversation with the Auditor-General, Mr Kimi Makwetu – Reflections on a Career in the Public Service.” The event takes the format of an intimate one-on-one virtual conversation between Mills Soko, Professor of International Business and Strategy at WBS, and South Africa’s outgoing Auditor-General Thembekile Kimi Makwetu.

16:00-17:00 Thursday, 27 August, 2020

Wednesday, 26 August, 2020

Online Digital Business Information Evening

Digitalisation is fast becoming the driving force in business, and there is no doubt that organisations that embrace the digital revolution will outperform those that don’t. This is creating a demand for qualified people to manage the process. The WBS/BCX Chair in Digital Business is addressing this need, with the aim of helping businesses in Africa thrive in the digital era.

17:00 Wednesday, 26 August, 2020

Tuesday, 28 July, 2020

WBS Alumni Event | Navigating through uncertainty

In recent months we have experienced how the Covid-19 pandemic is changing the world. We have observed leaders worldwide implementing different measures to try and curb the spread of the disease. These measures have resulted in disruptive change for many industries, organisations and individuals. While many organisations and individuals have fallen victim to disruption, some have embraced and even capitalised on it.

17h30 – 19h30 Tuesday, 28 July, 2020

Thursday, 26 September, 2019

In Conversation with Sim Tshabalala

Achieving gender equity isn't a women's issue, it's a human rights issue. When we engage 100% of the population, the impact on competitiveness, profitability and sustainability is enormously beneficial. This is why gender equity matters so much for economic growth, human development and most importantly, justice and fairness.

17h30 for 18h00 Thursday, 26 September, 2019

Thursday, 26 September, 2019

Management in the field of Innovation Studies (MMIS) | Information Evening

The MMIS is a specialist programme that investigates how innovation and its impact on economic growth and development can be shaped for the achievement of broader societal goals. This Master’s programme links innovation and its impact on economic growth and competitiveness in countries of the Global South and provides one of the most unique offerings of its kind on the African continent.

17:30 for 18:00 Thursday, 26 September, 2019

Wednesday, 11 September, 2019

Public Discussion: International Electricity Market Designs. Lessons for South Africa

Wits Business School (WBS) is pleased to invite you to a special panel discussion titled, “International electricity market designs. Lessons for South Africa”. Eskom has been described as the single largest threat to the South African economy due to the size of its debt and its inefficiencies. The State President has just announced the unbundling of Eskom into three separate companies - generation, transmission and distribution.

17h30 for 18h00 Wednesday, 11 September, 2019

Thursday, 05 September, 2019

MMENVC Information Evening

Entrepreneurship and new venture creation are vital building blocks for economic growth, especially in emerging markets. Do you see yourself growing your career in this exciting space? Wits Business School is proud to be a leader in entrepreneurial research and knowledge creation through our specialised Master’s programme: Master of Management in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation (MM-ENVC).

17:30 for 18:00 Thursday, 05 September, 2019

Monday, 26 August, 2019

MBA | Information session

Take your career to the next level through our teaching excellence and outstanding academic reputation. Enrol for a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PDBA) for 2020

17:30 for 18:00 Monday, 26 August, 2019

Thursday, 22 August, 2019

Public Event - After Dawn: Hope After State Capture

In 2015, former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas was offered a bribe of R600 million by the Gupta brothers in return for accepting the position on Finance Minister. Jonas turned down the bribe and a period of deep introspection followed in which he questioned the very fundamentals of our democratic state. His new book, After Dawn: Hope after State Capture, analyses the crisis at the heart of our current system, which places politics at the centre of policy-making and implementation

18h00 – 20h00 Thursday, 22 August, 2019

Tuesday, 13 August, 2019

How to See Into the Future – Innovation, Human Inclinations & the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Wits Business School invites you to a fascinating peek into the future with author and entrepreneur Tiisetso Maloma. Maloma is a pattern researcher, entrepreneur and author of The Anxious Entrepreneur, Township Biz Fastrack and Township Biz Adjacent. He has innovated and developed business and behaviour tools such as the EBC Business Model, The Human Greed Pyramid and Spaza/Convenience Metrical.

18h00 – 20h00 Tuesday, 13 August, 2019

Thursday, 08 August, 2019

PDM Information Evening

Are you a graduate looking to hone your business skills? The Wits Business School’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PDM) is the ideal bridge between undergraduate study and the world of work. The PDM is a generalist, one-year, full-time programme designed to expand your knowledge of the fundamentals of business. The PDM also offers students a two-month internship – perfect for giving you a taste the working environment and helping you make the right choice of career.

17h30 for 18h00 Thursday, 08 August, 2019

Thursday, 25 July, 2019

Master of Management in Business and Executive Coaching (MM-BEC) | Information Evening

Is a career in coaching beckoning? Are you already an executive coach looking to deepen your understanding of the practice of coaching in the ever-changing world of work? Would you like to sharpen your skills and give your coaching practice a solid theoretical foundation which is underpinned by the latest research? We would like to invite you to our next Information Evening on 25 July where you can find out more about this rewarding programme and be part of our 2020 intake!

17:30 for 18:00 Thursday, 25 July, 2019

Friday, 19 July, 2019

Public Dialogue: Disaster Management in Africa

The African Centre on Philanthropy and Social Investment (ACPSI) together with the Graca Machel Trust, the Mandela Institute for Development Studies and Wits Business School have the pleasure of inviting you to a half-day public dialogue on natural disaster management in Africa.The dialogue will focus on issues emanating from the recent devastation wrought by Cyclones Idai and Kenneth and the perennial flooding in Southern African countries.

09h00 – 13h30 Friday, 19 July, 2019

Tuesday, 11 June, 2019

Public Lecture: The Organisational Burden of Stress

Wits Business School invites you to explore the topic of stress in the workplace with health and performance facilitator Richard Sutton. Richard consults with leading companies on stress resilience, employee engagement and productivity, and has worked with many top-tier athletes, including Kevin Anderson, Martina Navratilova, Ryk Neethling and Maria Sharapova. He is the author of the book The Stress Code (Pan MacMillan).

17h30 for 18h00 Tuesday, 11 June, 2019

Thursday, 09 May, 2019

Public Lecture: “Implications of the Liquefied Natural Gas investment decisions in Mozambique”

Since 2010 over 150 trillion cubic feet of natural gas has been found in Mozambique. Two separate Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) developments are planned: Area 1 (led by Anadarko Petroleum) and Area 4 (led by ENI and ExxonMobil). Along with the under-construction Coral South floating liquefied natural gas plant, Mozambique could be producing 31.5 million tonnes per annum of LNG by the mid-2020s. Two onshore LNG final investment decisions are expected by the 3rd Quarter 2019.

17h30 for 18h00 Thursday, 09 May, 2019

Monday, 15 April, 2019

Public Lecture: The Intrapreneurship Empowerment Model – How Innovative Companies Can Drive Growth

“Perhaps the most under-utilised assets in companies today are the ideas in their employees’ heads.” Wits Business School and its Master of Management in Innovation Studies programme are very pleased to invite you to a public lecture by Hugh Molotsi Silicon Valley-based innovator, entrepreneur, author, and founder and CEO of Ujama.

17h30 for 18h00 Monday, 15 April, 2019

Thursday, 04 April, 2019

Public Lecture: “Brulpadda - An Example of the Exploration Risk/Reward Business and its Potential Impact"

Global energy giant Total and partners have announced a major natural gas and condensate find off the south coast of South Africa. Named Brulpadda (Afrikaans for bullfrog), this substantial find “could be around one billion barrels of hydrocarbon resources, gas and condensate light oil”, says Total. Wits Business School is pleased to invite you to a special public lecture by energy expert Ebbie Haan on the impact of this discovery.

17h30 for 18h00 Thursday, 04 April, 2019

Tuesday, 19 February, 2019

Lord Peter Hain - Public Lecture: Brits in a Mess: What to Make of Brexit

So far, ‘Brexit’ has not gone smoothly for Prime Minister Theresa May. As parliamentarians and lawmakers debate endlessly on the ‘divorce deal’, Britain seems to be spiralling into deeper chaos. And, with the deadline of 29 March looming and a ‘no deal Brexit’ still a possibility, Britain is facing massive uncertainty. To cut through the noise and to make sense of it all, Wits Business School is pleased to welcome back Visiting Professor Lord Peter Hain.

17:30 for 18:00 Tuesday, 19 February, 2019

Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

MAP Information Evening

The Management Advancement Programme (known as MAP) at Wits Business School accelerates your career in this ever-changing business environment. For over 35 years, our sought-after MAP has provided a platform for thousands of managers to advance their careers to senior level.

17h30 for 18h00 Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Energy Leadership Programmes Information Evening

Africa has vast, untapped energy potential, and yet the sector is beset by energy shortages and a scarcity of skills. This continent urgently needs a new generation of leaders in an industry which is of crucial importance to Africa’s development. To help address this need, Wits Business School, under the auspices of the new African Energy Leadership Centre (AELC)

17h30 for 18h00 Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Thursday, 27 September, 2018

PDM Information Evening

Are you a graduate looking to hone your business skills? The Wits Business School’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PDM) is the ideal bridge between undergraduate study and the world of work. The PDM is a generalist, one-year, full-time programme designed to expand your knowledge of the fundamentals of business. The PDM also offers students a two-month internship – perfect for giving you a taste the working environment and helping you make the right choice of career.

17h30 for 18h00 Thursday, 27 September, 2018

Tuesday, 21 August, 2018

South Africa’s Energy Transition

South Africa was recently ranked 113th out of 114 countries in the Effective Energy Transitions Index 2018, a report by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The Index measures the ability of countries to balance energy security and access with environmental sustainability and affordability.

18:00 for 18h30 Tuesday, 21 August, 2018

Wednesday, 18 July, 2018

Coming Back Stronger Presented by Robby Kojetin

Join us for a very special event with Robby Kojetin, Everest Summiteer, author and one of the most entertaining and inspirational speakers on international stages today. Robby will takes us on a journey from the depths of dispair having lost everything after a climbing accident sentenced him to a wheelchair for almost a year, to the summit of Mount Everest.

17h30 for 18h00 Wednesday, 18 July, 2018

Wednesday, 20 June, 2018

Public Lecture: A Lifetime in Property – Redefining Entrepreneurial Success

It was the wisdom of others that helped Marc Wainer, Chairman of Redefine Properties, grow the seeds of his entrepreneurial success. Armed only with a matric, Marc started his career as a shopping centre manager and, 40 years later, is acknowledged as one of the country’s foremost property practitioners and deal-makers. With a market value of approximately R65 billion, Redefine is the second largest listed property company in South Africa.

17h30 for 18h00 Wednesday, 20 June, 2018

Wednesday, 09 May, 2018

Panel Discussion: Is Nuclear the Answer?

Nuclear power stations require significant long-term investment. Electricity demand, however, is flat – or even declining, which poses a risk for investors. Added to this is the fact that there are a number of new, low-cost innovations emerging in electricity markets which pose further risks to investments with long pay-back periods.

17h30 for 18h00 to approximately 19h30 followed by networking, snacks and drinks Wednesday, 09 May, 2018

Thursday, 15 February, 2018

Panel Discussion: Money Laundering, State Capture and the Role of UK Institutions

Lord Peter Hain, visiting professor at Wits Business School, British politician, author and activist, has been something of a thorn in the side of certain global institutions lately. Passionate about South Africa, the country of his youth, and outraged at the systematic looting of state coffers to benefit a “corrupt, crony, monopoly elite”, Hain has fearlessly brought the issue of money laundering and corruption in South Africa to the attention of the British parliament.

17:30 for 18:00 Thursday, 15 February, 2018

Wednesday, 14 February, 2018

Davos Deconstructed

Wits Business School is pleased to invite you to a discussion at which our panellists will share their learnings and insights from Davos 2018, implications for the future of the global economy and the role South Africa can play in a highly volatile and ‘fractured’ global context.

17h30 for 18h00 - 20h00 Wednesday, 14 February, 2018

Tuesday, 14 November, 2017

Global Entrepreneurship Week Conversations

Wits Business School’s Centre for Entrepreneurship (CfE) is celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. Contributing to the spirit of GEW, which runs from 13 to 17 November around the world, the Centre for Entrepreneurship is hosting two important discussions

17h30 for 18h00 Tuesday, 14 November, 2017

Thursday, 31 August, 2017

Public Lecture: Give Up Control To Gain Control – Lessons Learnt Since Business School

Wits Business School invites you to an evening with Rael Bricker, a “serial entrepreneur” and business coach who loves sharing his unique perspective on building and growing businesses. Rael’s passion lies in growing small businesses into larger, more successful ones by enabling the business owner to see their business through new lenses.

17h30 for 18h00 Thursday, 31 August, 2017

Thursday, 24 August, 2017

Energy Seminar: Women entrepreneurs in the Energy Industry – celebrating successes and overcoming challenges

Over the past four years, Maurice Radebe, Executive in Residence at Wits Business School has hosted a series of seminars in conjunction with WBS. The seminars focus on energy industry matters, highlighting opportunities and challenges to address the major Sub-Saharan African issues of poverty, unemployment and inequality.

17:30 for 18:00 Thursday, 24 August, 2017

Friday, 28 July, 2017

Re-Imagining University Education for the 21st Century

Wits Business School, in collaboration with its Master of Management in the field of Innovation Studies programme, invites you to a special morning with Fred Swaniker, founder of the African Leadership University (ALU). With newly opened campuses in Mauritius and Rwanda – the first two of a planned 25 campuses across Africa – ALU provides a unique learning model and a completely fresh approach to tertiary education.

08h00 – 09h30 Friday, 28 July, 2017

Thursday, 06 July, 2017

How Disruptive Technologies and Innovation in this Digital Age is transforming Customer Service Operations

In the age of Uber, Airbnb and Amazon, traditional models of delivery and customer service are radically changing, while cryptocurrencies (such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple) are further driving disruptive innovation in financial services and beyond. In addition, the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics is changing the ways in which companies need to be organised for success in the 21st century.

17h30 for 18h00 Thursday, 06 July, 2017

Tuesday, 13 June, 2017

What does South Africa’s Energy Future look like?

Please join us at a public lecture by energy expert Jarrad Wright in which he will provide an overview of the energy sector in South Africa and the options available. He will look at the current electricity playing field in the context of the National Development Plan (NDP) and against a backdrop of more recent trends in the sector.

17h30 for 18h00 Tuesday, 13 June, 2017

Tuesday, 06 June, 2017

Public Lecture: Planning For Water Security

Wits Business School invites you to a lecture by Commissioner Sechemane, a member of the National Planning Commission and leads the task team on water. He is currently the Chief Executive of Rand Water. He will speak about the current water shortages and what can be done to plan for water security.

17h30 for 18h00 Tuesday, 06 June, 2017

Wednesday, 24 May, 2017

In Conversation with Tembinkosi Bonakele

Following on from our last successful ‘In Conversation’ evening with Professor Imraan Valodia, Wits Business School invites you to another informal evening of discussion, this time with Tembinkosi Bonakele, Commissioner of the South African Competition Commission. Professor Valodia, Dean of the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management (CLM) at Wits University, will facilitate the evening.

17h30 for 18h00 Wednesday, 24 May, 2017

Wednesday, 22 March, 2017

Tourism as a catalyst for economic development in South Africa

More than 10 million international tourists arrived in South Africa in 2016, 13% more than in 2015. This is good news for a sector that remains a key driver of South Africa’s national economy and a major contributor to job creation and employment. How can we keep the momentum going and ensure that the sector continues to impact economic development in South Africa?

17h30 for 18h00 Wednesday, 22 March, 2017

Wednesday, 26 October, 2016

Industialisation in South Africa, China and Africa – From mere suppliership to c

The strong political and economic ties between South Africa and China have greatly intensified in recent years, and not without controversy. China is South Africa, and Africa’s largest export, trade and development partner. The rapid industrialisation of China has accelerated growth in many African countries, particularly those rich in natural resources.

17:30 for 18:00 - 20:00 Wednesday, 26 October, 2016

Wednesday, 19 October, 2016

Master of Management Programmes Information session

These days everyone is an expert, so it’s even more important to cater for the increasing demand for specialist practitioners in business. We offer the widest selection of “specialists master of management programmes “ in any business school South Africa. The specialists’ courses include field of Strategic Marketing, Entrepreneurship and new venture creation, Business executive coaching and Innovation Studies i. Come and hear about our 2017 full-time Intake on these programmes

18:00 - 20:00 Wednesday, 19 October, 2016