What is South Africa's economic outlook for 2021 and beyond?
Powerful! 2 Jul 2021 Read more
The Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs) is immensely proud to announce its newly awarded B-BBEE rating, which was greatly enhanced by its partnership with the Youth Employment Service (YES). The school is now a level three B-BBEE contributor. 22 Jun 2021 Read more Corteva Agriscience is partnering with the Entrepreneurship Development Academy (EDA) at the Gordon Institute of Business School (Gibs) to host a roundtable event on 10 June 2021. The virtual discussion will host leading agricultural voices who will engage around issues impacting youth interest and exposure to venturing into agriculture, the need for youth in agriculture, particularly women, and practical advice for first-generation female farmers who are serious about hustling hard to become a success. 11 May 2021 Read more Social entrepreneurs who position their business activities at the intersection of purpose and profit are uniquely placed to contribute to the regeneration of South Africa's economy post-Covid. 8 Apr 2021 Read more Access to finance, land and markets remain key barriers for women entrepreneurs in agriculture. When devising policy, governments should be mindful of these obstacles and deliberate about supporting women in agriculture, creating an enabling environment to harness their passion. 30 Mar 2021 Read more Book launch - Hot Seat: Hard-won Lessons in Challenging Times by Jeff Immelt 19 Mar 2021 Read more With the eruption of the pandemic, the fault lines in our economic system have become all too apparent. A new collaborative model would need to be fostered between the public, private and civic sectors across Africa to deploy capital directly towards primary markets, thereby re-establishing the primary function of linking capital to means of production, labour and technology. 1 Mar 2021 Read more The University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and Corteva Agriscience Women in Agriculture Programme launched recently with its first cohort of participants. The 12-month tailor-made programme aims to enhance the entrepreneurial, business and leadership skills of 30 women in agriculture to enable them to run and operate their agricultural enterprises more effectively. The programme is run through GIBS' Entrepreneurship Development Academy (EDA). 26 Feb 2021 Read more As the Covid-19 pandemic swept across the globe forcing governments to implement lockdowns and self-isolation for months on end to contain the spread of the virus, this subsequently led to cessation of face-to-face classroom interactions as we knew it. Online learning has become the 'new normal', but how can both learners and instructors make a success of it? 23 Feb 2021 Read more The National Home Builders Regulatory Council (NHBRC), in partnership with the Entrepreneurship Development Academy (EDA) at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs), will be launching the third annual Women Empowerment Programme (WEP). The programme which is targeted at women entrepreneurs in the construction sector will kick off in March 2021. 18 Jan 2021 Read more The Embassy of France in South Africa is partnering with the Entrepreneurship Development Academy (EDA) at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) to develop a tailor-made programme to support 50 members of the Circle of Global Business Women (CGBW). 21 Aug 2020 Read more The Embassy of France in South Africa is working with the Entrepreneurship Development Academy (EDA) at the Gordon Institute of Business School (GIBS) to develop a tailor-made programme to support entrepreneurial networks in South Africa. 8 Jul 2020 Read more Global business school analyst Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has released the 2020 World University Rankings: Global Executive MBA (EMBA) and University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has once again been ranked in the top 60. This is the fourth edition of the ranking and the second time that GIBS has been ranked out of 161 schools globally. This ranking adds to GIBS' accolades including the prestigious London Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking, where GIBS ranks as top South African and African business school. 7 Jul 2020 Read more Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs) lecturers Professor Caren Scheepers and Dr Tracey Toefy have won the award for Best African Business Case at the prestigious European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) 2019 Case Writing Competition. This award was for their case, SweepSouth South Africa: Contextually Intelligent Female Leadership of Entrepreneurial Domestic Services. They were nominated for the award by Ivey Publishing, who are the publishers of the case. SweepSouth is an app-based platform that connects over 9,000 unemployed domestic workers with clients looking for home cleaning services in South Africa. The focus or dilemma in the case was on how the CEO of SweepSouth, Aisha Pandor, could best scale the business. 10 Jun 2020 Read more The need for South African entrepreneurs to reassess, rethink and reinvent their approach has never been as prominent as it is now during the Covid-19 pandemic. The GIBS Entrepreneurship Development Academy (EDA), with support from J.P. Morgan, will roll out a series of video-based programmes to ensure SMMEs across South Africa are empowered with a practical toolkit to navigate the current climate of uncertainty and economic distress. 29 May 2020 Read more University of Pretoria has appointed executive director of faculty and senior lecturer Dr Morris Mthombeni as interim dean of the Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs). He will commence the role on 1 July 2020. Mthombeni will fulfil this role until such time that a permanent dean is appointed following an extensive and exhaustive process by the University of Pretoria. In the meantime, he will work with Professor Nicola Kleyn, the outgoing dean, who steps down at the end of June for a post at the Rotterdam School of Management, in the Netherlands, to ensure a smooth leadership transition. 26 May 2020 Read more University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business (Gibs) has again been ranked as the top South African and African business school for executive education by the UK Financial Times in its Executive Education 2020 Ranking. This marks the 17th year in which Gibs has consistently ranked among the top 50 best executive education providers globally. The school is ranked at number 38. 12 May 2020 Read more The Gibs Ethics Barometer is positioned at the intersection of academia and action. It combines a commitment to independent, rigorous research with a clear focus on achieving impact and making a practical contribution. Building on Gibs's reputation as the 'business school of business', the Ethics Barometer aims to deliver benefits on both a micro and macro level - to individual companies as well as to the broader business community. 11 May 2020 Read more The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Entrepreneurship Development Academy (EDA) has pledged its continued support to capacitating township entrepreneurs following the successful implementation of their Khulisanani/Godisanang and GrowYourBiz initiatives that were aimed at assisting retail entrepreneurs in township businesses across South Africa. The initiatives, made possible through a grant from the Walmart Foundation, ran over two years across seven provinces and assisted more than 200 small business owners. 11 Mar 2020 Read more Associate Professor Dr Caren Scheepers of the University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs) has won the Outstanding Contribution to the Case Method at the European Case Awards. The 11 awards and five competitions - which are in their 30th year - are an annual celebration of excellence in case writing and teaching at schools of business, management and government worldwide. 26 Feb 2020 Read more A two-year programme, through generous grant funding support from the Walmart Foundation, has resulted in research that has lifted the veil on South Africa's township economies and the entrepreneurs who drive them; highlighting robust, often thriving entrepreneurial activity spurred on less by need than by opportunity and well-supported by the communities in which these entrepreneurs operate. 12 Feb 2020 Read more The University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has again been ranked in the top 100 executive MBA programmes by the latest UK Financial Times (FT) Executive MBA Ranking. 19 Nov 2019 Read more The Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing Studies (TWIMS) in partnership with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) is offering 10 scholarships for the 2020 intake for the GIBS/TWIMS MBA manufacturing focus. 12 Nov 2019 Read more University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) was recently profiled by UK Financial Times, as one of the world's leading business schools in the teaching of sustainable business education. The GIBS MBA was selected as one of the best in sustainability, ethics and social purpose. 5 Nov 2019 Read more It has become a relatively well-worn fact that over the past two decades the African economy has grown faster than the world economy by some 2% per annum. This translates into impressive headlines. 22 Oct 2019 Read more Do you have a business idea that addresses a social or environmental problem? Together with the SAB Foundation, we're giving away R50,000 in cash prizes! 18 Oct 2019 Read more Enterprise and supplier development (ESD) is one of the most sustainable ways to grow South Africa's ailing economy. But, to drive the impact potential of ESD, stakeholders need to come together to forge a path forward. 10 Sep 2019 Read more University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has announced the launch of a new digital programme that will combine many of the benefits of the methodologies of on-campus executive education with the power and flexibility of online learning. 3 Jul 2019 Read more GIBS has joined forces with one of the world's leading research universities, the Georgia School of Technology (Georgia Tech) in the United States, to host the Emerging to Converging Technology Conference. GIBS is extremely excited to be hosting this two-day event, from 26-26 June to explore the opportunities stemming from a future-focused world. 7 Jun 2019 Read more In line with its commitment to deliver powerful learning experiences for managers and leaders, University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has again been ranked by the esteemed UK Financial Times as the top provider of executive education, not only in South Africa but also across the African continent. GIBS moved up six places to 36th in this ranking. 4 Jun 2019 Read more Absa has partnered with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) to roll out the Spirit of Youth (SOY) leadership development programme. The one-year partnership which commenced on 4 May 2019, will see the development of 100 high school students across the Gauteng province. The SOY programme is a forum that aims to create and facilitate a high-impact and innovative peer-to-peer learning platform for learners to define and voice their vision of South Africa. 7 May 2019 Read more University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), offers one of the world's best Executive MBAs, this is according to global business school analyst QS, or Quacquarelli Symonds, which has released its World University Rankings: Global Executive MBA (EMBA) 2019. 29 Apr 2019 Read more As the financial pressure for those working for non-profit organisations continues, the debate for and against social entrepreneurship is intensifying in South Africa. 10 Apr 2019 Read more University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), has announced the appointment of Zoaib Hoosen, former managing director of Microsoft South Africa, as an Executive-in-Residence at the business school. The Executive-in-Residence programme is designed to provide seasoned executives the opportunity to immerse themselves in the business school environment whilst also enriching student learning and faculty development. 14 Mar 2019 Read more In a partnership with the new Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing Studies (TWIMS), the University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), has launched a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Durban which is be focused on the manufacturing industry. 8 Mar 2019 Read more University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has been chosen to host the United Nations (UN) Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) 2019 Champions Meeting from 4-8 March, at its Illovo campus in Johannesburg. This will be the third face-to-face meeting for the 2018-2019 PRME Champions cycle. 7 Mar 2019 Read more Africa offers exciting possibilities for companies looking to access new growth markets in a constrained global economic climate. 21 Feb 2019 Read more UK Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2018 15 Oct 2018 Read more Research studies launched on small and medium business growth 15 Oct 2018 Read more University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has announced the launch of the Centre for African Management and Markets (CAMM), a hub that will drive research, innovation, and thought-leadership across the continent. The centre was inaugurated at the Business of Africa Conference held at the GIBS campus in Illovo, Sandton. 27 Sep 2018 Read more The hotel and travel industry should look to provide unique experiential offerings to customers in their attempt to respond to technological disruptions threatening the sector. 10 Sep 2018 Read more The Advanced Professional Business Coaching Programme, offered by University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), has received the stamp of approval from the International Coach Federation (ICF) as an Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP). 24 Aug 2018 Read more Applications for the 2019/2020 internationally accredited and ranked Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree are now open and will close on 31 August 2018 for its full-time track and 28 September 2018 for four of its additional tracks. 4 Jul 2018 Read more A PDBA for undergraduates and MPhil in International Business to meet industry growing demands 22 Feb 2018 Read more Third annual Influential Leaders Challenge celebrates 29 change-makers and their impact on global issues 13 Feb 2018 Read more University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has been selected as one of the 38 global business schools that will be part of the United Nations Global Compact and Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) for the 2018-19 Champions Cycle. PRME officially announced the 2018-2019 Champion schools at the Global 100 Executive Roundtable in Davos, Switzerland on January 23, 2018, coinciding with the World Economic Forum. 31 Jan 2018 Read more New transformative digital technologies hold substantial promise for South African companies and the economy. While local organisations have shown an early willingness to adopt artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and big data, it remains for these to be customised to the local context in order to realise their true potential for economic gain. 8 Nov 2017 Read more The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has retained its dominance in the 2017 Financial Mail ‘Ranking the MBAs' annual survey. The rankings place GIBS first in three categories: first choice for graduates, most reputable MBA programme among employers, and a commanding reputational lead compared to its competitors with regard to best overall reputation among employers. 29 Sep 2017 Read more Times of great change and uncertainty offer the opportunity to reassess practices, business models and theories that have traditionally guided thinking across industries. 26 Sep 2017 Read more “The status quo is dangerous to all us of, and we must embrace change,” former chairperson of the African Union and presidential hopeful, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma told a Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) forum. 1 Sep 2017 Read more South Africa can learn a lot from India, its fellow BRICS member which has achieved an average GDP growth rate of eight percent in recent years and is one of the most popular destinations for foreign direct investment in the world. 10 Jul 2017 Read more Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas believes South Africa is at a critical juncture in its history and is in dire need of “remarkable leadership” to lead the country forward. 16 Mar 2017 Read more Responsible and effective leadership is under the spotlight at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) in Illovo, Johannesburg this week. 14 Mar 2017 Read more The era of global connectivity has only just begun, according to Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalisation and Development at Oxford University and former Vice President of the World Bank. 3 Mar 2017 Read more Disruptive digital technology has fundamentally changed the way millions of people travel in cities, where they stay on holiday and how they shop. While household names like Uber, Airbnb, Amazon, Spotify and Netflix have barely been around for a decade, their impact on consumers, and established industries, has been felt across the globe. 3 Mar 2017 Read more Engaging employees to create effective teams that win in the workplace, as well as in the marketplace, is a challenge common across industries, President of HilburgMalan Alan Hilburg told a recent forum at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). 3 Mar 2017 Read more Industrial companies need to reconsider their organisational strategies in a digital context so as to avoid becoming irrelevant. 3 Mar 2017 Read more Organisations wanting to retain their competitive advantage amidst a myriad of disruptive entrants must evaluate new technologies and decide which would enhance their effectiveness. 3 Mar 2017 Read more An MBA degree is arguably one of the most challenging experiences any student can have. However, it is important to note that akin to climbing Mount Everest or running the Comrades Marathon, undertaking – and successfully completing - an MBA requires extensive preparation. The University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Director of Academic Programmes, Tanya van Lill, says: “An MBA is not a sprint, it's not even a marathon, it is an ultra-marathon and you have to be prepared for it.” 26 Jan 2017 Read more The Social Entrepreneurship Programme (SEP) is a multi-disciplinary training programme which equips participants with the necessary skills to run a business savvy, socially conscious organisation. The programme brings together the best practices in civil society with the best practices in business from around the world. The programme is designed to provide social change makers and entrepreneurs with the skills, creative thinking and networks needed to tackle the complex social and economic realities of the communities within which they work. Classes have a reputation for passionate debate as theories, experience and the diverse worlds of entrepreneurs, NGOs, business and government meet. 25 Jan 2017 Read more The UK Financial Times has again placed University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) in pole position. The only African business school in the paper's annual Executive MBA Ranking, GIBS has moved to 74th position for the modular and part-time executive MBA, a climb of 13 places. 18 Oct 2016 Read more General George W. Casey, who served as Chief of Staff of the US Army efforts in Iraq, told a recent Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) forum that the current unpredictable global political and economic climate requires leaders of vision, courage and character. 22 Sep 2016 Read more A growing sense of dissatisfaction with the current political status quo is causing a fundamental shift in global politics. The unexpected outcome of the Brexit vote, populism and upheaval in the run up to the American presidential elections and increasing levels of frustration among African nations with unaccountable governments are but a few symptoms of this. 21 Sep 2016 Read more Faculty members who lecture on a core module of the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) PGDip (Postgraduate Diploma in General Management) programme entitled Human Behaviour and Performance have recently been awarded the prestigious Aspen Institute Business and Society 2016 Faculty Pioneer Award. 16 Sep 2016 Read more The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) is proud to announce that 2015/2016 MBA students Elicia Demont, Thomas Kgokolo, Jamal Sahib and Ewald Beukes of Team Brand SA in the 2016 Zurich Enterprise Challenge have made it to the final round of the global challenge. 6 Sep 2016 Read more The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Personal and Applied Learning (PAL) unit strives to ensure that every individual who attends a programme at the business school can optimise their learning experience, maximise their return on effort and feel equipped to customise their application in their unique workplace roles. This is done by developing design approaches as well as using faculty expertise to deliver integrated and personalised learning processes. 1 Sep 2016 Read more Today's leadership requires an in-depth understanding that South Africa's destiny as an emerging market economy is linked to leadership capabilities. The economic challenges we face as well as the untapped opportunities require a higher level of energy and a new set of insights from leaders. With the country battling in a low-growth trap, the need to develop strong managers and leaders who are prepared to deal with complexities in this uncertain terrain has become more urgent. The role of good leadership and management is a key ingredient for sustainable economic prosperity and growth in any country. 4 Aug 2016 Read more The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) will once again be hosting its annual CareerExpo on Saturday, 14 May, at its Illovo campus in Sandton. Now in its eleventh consecutive year, the CareerExpo which has grown exponentially over the years, having reached over 20,000 learners thus far, promises to be an enlightening experience for all invited learners. 10 May 2016 Read more The latest results of the Investec GIBS Savings Index reveal a net figure for 2015 of 63.0, down from 63.4 for the first half of 2015. Launched in January 2016 to provide the real facts around SA's national state of savings, the index score paints a subdued picture of the country's ability to fund investment through savings. In turn, this points to low levels of near-term economic growth with an on-going need to remain a willing recipient of foreign capital to fund investment. Positives from the data include cumulative gross savings as a percent of GDP are holding up well, capital stock per worker continues to show steady gains and SA's high real interest rate for 2015Q4 stands out favourably in a world of capital mobility. 22 Apr 2016 Read more Alison Reid, Associate Director: Personal & Applied Learning (PAL) at University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), has been appointed to the executive committee of the Graduate School Alliance for Education in Coaching (GSAEC) effective from April 2016. 22 Apr 2016 Read more The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) Financial Journalism programme is about to kick off the third leg of its intensive training initiative. The programme, a $10m commitment by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Ford Foundation is a three-year pan-African initiative aimed at building media capacity, enhancing the skills and knowledge of media professionals and improving access to information on the African continent. 22 Apr 2016 Read more In a first for South Africa (SA), a national Savings Index has been launched to measure the country's state of savings against international counterparts, providing the real facts about savings. The structural decline of SA's national savings rate over the last two decades has been no secret however, the importance of savings to fuel investment for sustained economic growth is less understood. 29 Jan 2016 Read more The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has been chosen to host the 2015 Health and Humanitarian Logistics Conference from 18-20 November, at its Illovo campus in Johannesburg. Over 130 delegates from around the world are expected to engage in discussions around this year's theme of "Strengthening Health and Humanitarian Logistics in Africa." 6 Nov 2015 Read more Scenarios and solutions for SA and SADC energy crisis 21 Oct 2015 Read more The University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has once again taken top honours among South African and African business schools in the latest UK Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2015. 20 Oct 2015 Read more The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has once again topped rankings in the 2015 Financial Mail 'Ranking the MBAs' annual survey. GIBS has been recognised as having the best reputation among employers - both our MBA offering - and first choice for graduates. 19 Oct 2015 Read more The manufacturing sector in South Africa is under intense pressure with increasing headwinds placing the long-term viability of industry under threat. While it is government's responsibility to create an enabling environment, manufacturers must look to their own operations and decide what efficiencies they can unlock to create value, CEO of Nampak, Andre de Ruyter, told a Forum at GIBS. 21 Sep 2015 Read more The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Centre for Dynamic Markets (CDM) team won the coveted Tony Elumelu Foundation Africapitalism Award for the Best Teaching Case on Sustainable Business in Africa at the sub-Saharan chapter of the annual Academy of International Business (AIB) conference hosted at the business school last week. The three-day conference formed part of the 18 AIB conference chapters around the world, with the goal of bringing together scholars, consultants and specialists in the field of international business from around the world. 7 Sep 2015 Read more Chairperson of civil action group Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (OUTA), Wayne Duvenage, told a recent Forum at GIBS: "Something very interesting is happening in our democracy." 7 Sep 2015 Read more Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub told a forum at GIBS recently that the nature of the mobile telecoms industry is due to fundamentally change as exponential data growth drives revenue. 7 Sep 2015 Read more In honour of Madiba's 97th birthday, the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) coaches and faculty members will be volunteering two hours of their time on 17 July at the Illovo campus, to ensure that competent South African Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) can continue to be effective and work towards the improvement of social conditions in our country. 14 Jul 2015 Read more A new class of financial journalists and professionals interested in financial journalism has begun its Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) Executive Training Program 2015. 6 Jul 2015 Read more In commemoration of Women's Month in August, African Management Initiative (AMI) in collaboration with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Enterprise Development Academy (EDA), is offering 50 women entrepreneurs a scholarship opportunity to complete a six-month educational programme. 2 Jul 2015 Read more