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The Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s Global Business School

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Posted on 10 June 2012 by Gaurav Malik

Global Business School At CPUT

Professor Binza, Dean of the Business Faculty

At the helm, Professor Binza, Dean of the Business Faculty

“The Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s Global Business School, based in Cape Town, South Africa, is an environment where you would want to complete your internationally recognised postgraduate studies and continue your professional development, reflect on current and best practices and open your mind to a world of opportunities and possibilities,” says Prof. Mzikayisa Binza, Dean of the Faculty of Business.

“Nelson Mandela said that education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

 Driven by this statement, the Global Business School seeks to integrate best practice, with the focus on Development Leadership and Responsible Business Practice. We do this in a global context but from an African perspective. Built into all our qualifications is the awareness that we have a responsibility to society and a philosophy of ‘doing good to do well’. Our unique approach is to use an academic base to provide programmes and business expertise that are practical and achieve the difficult balance between theory and practice. We provide programmes that add value and are relevant to personal and professional life and underpin a management career.

The Business School has strong, mutually beneficial relationships with our international, public and private partners. We rely on these partners for work-integrated projects, funded research opportunities, postgraduate placements and trend-setting case studies testing future best practice. Added value lies in providing to partners and current and former participants, a stimulating forum for the exchange of ideas and excellent networking opportunities.

In the current international economic climate business, industry, government and education need to think critically, creatively and  innovatively about how best to integrate ‘responsible business practices’. To accommodate our partners and participants various blended learning delivery modes are available. These include full thesis research and course based block-release programmes with four one-week contact sessions per year and customised in-house management. In addition, leadership, coaching and mentorship qualifications and short courses are on offer, all supported by our e-learning student support system, incorporating latest technology.

Certain programmes offer community based experiential learning or semester study abroad opportunities. International students are welcomed as they lend an alternate world view, depth and new dimensions to discussion. As a result, this influences the social, political, cultural, educational and economic environments that have an impact on leadership, professional management, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Granger Bay

One of the delivery points of the Global Business School located near Cape Town’s Waterfront

Through its array of courses, the Business School offers today’s managers the know-how to motivate, mentor and inspire to achieve common goals, recognising that beyond management and leadership skills, managers also require emotional and cultural intelligence and innovative approaches.

The following qualifications are offered at the CPUT Business School:

  • BTech/MTechBusiness Administration
  • MTech Business Information Systems – a dual qualification in association with Hochschule Wismar and a SAP Corporate Masters
  • Honours and Masters in Responsible Business Leadership
  • Honours and Masters in Supply Chain Management
  • MSc Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) qualifications
  • International Event Management (MA)
  • Professional Property Practice Academy (PPP)

For more information email business@cput.ac.za

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Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)

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Posted on 09 May 2012 by Gaurav Malik

The sign of quality…

As the largest residential higher education institution in the country, the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) will provide you with skills, knowledge and opportunities to enable you to live your life to the full and to create your own destiny.

The seven faculties offer an large range of diploma and degree programmes for prospective students to choose from more of 70 per cent of which are also offered at a postgraduate level.


While we excel in both the cultural arena and the sport arena and have a vibrant student life, we remain a focused academic institution. New market-related courses are developed continuously with the help of members of trade and industry – ensuring that courses are affordable and that curricula have definite vocational and professional links.


Most courses also have an experiential learning component to ensure that you can apply the knowledge


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University Of Johannesburg

University of Johannesburg

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Posted on 09 May 2012 by Gaurav Malik

University Of Johannesburg

The University of Johannesburg is a premier African city university, committed to delivering outstanding higher education to students of exceptional calibre and potential. Known for its excellence in teaching, research and community outreach, UJ stands poised to address the challenges of our national transformation agenda, by combining the best of university and vocation-oriented education inherited from the years of experience of its constituting institutions.

International students UJ welcomes various categories of international students

  • Full-time undergraduate applicants who need a post-school qualification that is equivalent to a South African matric and postgraduate applicants who need a relevant first degree.
  • Study Abroad students in various categories

Come and experience:

• Academic excellence in a world class city

• An awesome student life

• Diversity that adds spice to student life

• An outstanding academic and social encounter

• Support on non-academic matters for the duration of your study

UJ offers international students the opportunity to experience an academic and social encounter of outstanding cultural, political and historical significance.

We offer programmes in 9 faculties; Art Design & Architecture, Education, Economics and Financial Sciences, Engineering and Built Environment, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, Management and Science

Contact the University of Johannesburg

at www.uj.ac.za or visit the UJ Facebook

page or the www.go2uj.mobi site

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The University of the Western Cape (UWC)

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Posted on 08 May 2012 by Gaurav Malik

Vision and Mission
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) is a national university, alert to its African and international context. It is committed to excellence in teaching and research, to nurturing the cultural diversity of South Africa and to responding to the needs of a society in transition. Drawing on its proud experience in the liberation struggle, the University is aware of its academic role in helping build an equitable and dynamic society.

Message from the Rector and Vice-Chancellor, Prof Brian O’Connell
UWC is an engaged university, remaining responsive to the social and economic development imperatives of the country. The University is one of South Africa’s leading higher education institutions, and is ranked in the top five in the country in the research areas of Development Studies, History, Physics, Biology and Biochemistry, Computer Science, Molecular Biology and Genetics. As an historically disadvantaged university, UWC is committed to supporting Africa’s development through research and to providing teaching and learning opportunities that are contextually responsive to the challenges of globalisation and which enhance the students’
capacities as change agents. In doing so, it has one of the lowest fee structures in South Africa.

Undergraduate programmes
• Community & Health Sciences promotes primary health care and its School of Public Health is a designated World Health Organisation.
• Arts offers high quality education which enables graduates to pursue careers in many fields.
• The Law Faculty offers legal training and carries out legal research within all branches of the legal profession.
• Dentistry, one of five dental schools in South Africa, produces 47% of all the country’s dentists.
• Natural Sciences offers programmes such as Water Studies, Herbal Sciences, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Population Studies, Materials Science, Marine culture, Reproductive Physiology and Environmental Science.
• Economic & Management Sciences offers programmes in accounting, economics, business management, finance, politics, industrial psychology (human resource management), information systems, development studies and public administration.
• The Education Faculty covers fields such as pre- and in-service teacher education, language education, science and mathematics education, curriculum studies, adult education, further education, higher education, policy studies, special needs education, the history, sociology and philosophy of education, as well as
educational leadership and management.
Postgraduate programmes and Research The Arts faculty hosts the Centre for Humanities Research, recognised as the leading centre of its kind in South Africa. Cutting-edge research by the Institute for
Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies and by academics in the Community Law Centre in human rights law and children’s rights continue to impact on policy formulation and development at national and international levels. The African Centre for Citizenship and Democracy works towards the development of a more inclusive citizenship in the region and the African Continent.

The UNESCO Centre of Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education in Africa, under the UNESCO Chair, has championed research capacity development in these areas. UWC has been awarded 11 South African Research Chairs – in Poverty & Agrarian Studies; Astrophysics; Bioinformatics & Human Health; Mathematics Education; Nano-Electrochemistry and Sensor Technology; Microbial Genomics; Earth observation applications for water resources assessment and management; Multi-Level Government, law and development; Nuclear Science; and Health Systems, complexity and social change.

The South African National Bioinformatics Initiative is one of 18 comparable centres worldwide, hosting a dedicated super Cray Computer for research. The University hosts a National Centre of Excellence, the
DST/MinTek Nanotechnology Innovation Centre (NIC) Biolabels Unit as well as a Biosensors Lab, and the Department of Science and Technology has recently established a Nanoscience Centre at UWC to develop South Africa’s human capital needs in this area.

The International Centre for Indigenous Phototherapy Studies (TICIPS) is a major UWC/University of Missouri (USA) project on indigenous knowledge systems within the South African Herbal Science and Medicine Institute. The University has major research programmes in Biotechnology and hydrogen fuel cells (instead of fossil fuel) as energy resource and hosts a DST (Department of Science and Technology) National Centre of Competence in hydrogen fuel cell technology.

In 1963, UWC capped 23 students with undergraduate degrees. In 2011, the University capped over 4000 graduates – 74 of whom where PhDs.

UWC is a metaphor for South Africa – a place of hope to action through
knowledge. Partner with us in our continent’s journey!

Join UWC in its pledge to find solutions for the challenges facing Africa and the world.
• For International Relations, contact Mr Leolyn Jackson at ljackson@uwc.ac.za
• For all Research-related queries and programmes, contact Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Academic, Prof Ramesh Bharuthram at rbharuthram@uwc.ac.za
• For all Funding Partnership Projects, contact Pro Vice-Chancellor, Ms Patricia Lawrence at plawrence.uwc.ac.za


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Welcome to Mbombela

Welcome to Mbombela

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Posted on 07 December 2011 by Gaurav Malik

Cllr Cathy Dlamini

Cllr Cathy Dlamini The Hon Executive Mayor

Mbombela (Nelspruit) is situated in the Eastern part of South Africa and is the capital of Mpumalanga Province. The city serves as a gateway to some of the best eco- and adventure activities in Southern Africa and with its moderate climate, it becomes the preferred tourist destination all year round. Our sub-tropical fruits (like mangos, avocados, oranges, lemons, litchis and bananas) is a huge drawing card for visitors and during spring-time the blossoms of orange trees can be smelt for kilometres. For shopping enthusiasts the city offers world class shopping malls, casinos and entertainment venues with air conditioning systems. This creates excellent opportunities for prospective investors and businesses to establish themselves in the area.

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Tlokwe Local Municipality

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Posted on 07 December 2011 by Gaurav Malik

Tlokwe Local Municipality (before February 2007, Potchefstroom Local Municipality) is a local municipality in Dr Kenneth Kaunda District MunicipalityNorth West ProvinceSouth Africa. The seat of the local municipality is Potchefstroom.

The most widely accepted theory on the origin of the name Potchefstroom is that the name is composed of three words: Potgieter, chef and stroom. The first syllable is that of Potgieter, the second from the fact that he was a “chef” or a leader of the emigrants, and the third signifying the Mooi River. The complete name “Potgieter” was gradually shortened to “Pot”.[3]

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Welcome to the City of Tshwane

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Posted on 07 December 2011 by Gaurav Malik

City of Tshwane Executive Mayor, Cllr Kgosientso Ramokgopa revealed to environment experts and potential investors attending the COP17 Conference in Durban how the Municipality will be promoting green investments and what its strategies were.He was hosting a Green Investment Breakfast Meeting in Umhlanga Rocks on Monday (5 December) which was attended by among others representatives from the Industrial Development Corporation, World Bank, Department of Trade and Industry and the United Nations Environment Programme.

The City Manager Jason Ngobeni (photo), Speaker and Chief Whip of Council, Cllrs Morakane Mosupyoe and Jabu Mabona, Members of the Mayoral Committee and the senior management team of the Municipality also attended.

“Tshwane will become the only Municipality in the whole country that will be able to account significantly for the contribution of agriculture to its GDP within the next five years,” Ramokgopa said.

He added that Tshwane was setting targets to employ green services in its future maintenance and infrastructure development work, to be announced soon.

“If the burden is legislatively placed on South African cities to institute carbon taxes, the City of Tshwane is in favour of employing this income for further green development.”

Ramokgopa said some of the major green projects that the City of Tshwane will unveil in the near future included the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system that will be partly powered by CMG technology and the construction of a 20 megawatt solar energy power station in Rooiwal.

He added that in order for local government to be capacitated to create and attract the skills that would enable it to employ the benefits of green technology, the IDC’s collaboration in this regard was invaluable.

Ramokgopa said the Municipality will be releasing its Tshwane Green Economy Policy Statement by February 2012.


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