A new business environment in Africa: Understanding the POST-COVID-19 context an alternative scenarios approach

by Marius Oosthuizen (@MariusOosthuiz7) and Kelly Alexander The Covid-19 pandemic has had a particularly stark impact in Africa, where the majority of the population depends on the informal sector for their livelihoods, the measures to mitigate against infection have had limited success. This has resulted in increased food insecurity, and job losses in vulnerable sectors […]
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New GIBS whitepaper – Platforms of prosperity: the African edition.

We were on the most sustained and widespread outbreak of prosperity the world has ever seen (Pinker, 2018). The seven decades since the end of the Second World War brought greater improvements in living standards to more people than could previously have been imagined. In the two decades to 2020 alone, global poverty rates were […]
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Fact-checking 101: You can stay relevant without misinforming other social media users

A very insightful article about misinformation with some tips and tricks on things like reverse image searching from our Junior Information Specialist, Lerato Selepe. Click here to read it.

The economic impact of load shedding: The case of South African retailers by Ariel Goldberg (GIBS MBA)

As South Africa continue to be carry the burden of load shedding, Ariel’s MBA research investigated the impact of load shedding on retailers. Her research is clearly relevant, six years later, as it received the most page views (2,019) on UPSpace (University of Pretoria’s Institutional Repository) Q1 2021. Abstract: South Africa is currently experiencing an […]
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Infrastructure for South Africa report (BLSA)

Business Leadership SA has launched a report on how to boost infrastructure investment to drive the economic recovery. BLSA commissioned the research to support government’s efforts to drive infrastructure investment. While business, government and social partners have agreed that greater investment is important, the reality is that over the past five years investment volumes have […]
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The impact of job automation on shifts in levels of work [Whitepaper] (C Bezuidenhout, A Wöcke, N Plint & M Mthombeni)

The purpose of this research was to determine the impact of technological change on workforce structures and industries. Previous studies forecasted the impact of automation on jobs and categories of jobs, but did not deal with the structure of organisations, particularly levels of work. This study applied Jaques’ Stratified Systems Theory model of job analysis […]
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Focus areas of the GIBS Knowledge & Information Services (Info Central)

Amplying personal and leadership development through group coaching [Whitepaper] (Natalie van der Veen & Alison Reid)

With the ever-expanding role of technology, an increasing focus on human-centricity and ubiquitous global influence, workplaces have become increasingly complex. Working effectively in groups will be essential to future organisational and individual success. Human beings have always survived and thrived in groups. In today’s fully globalised environment, we have seen the benefits of multiple perspectives […]
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Agriculture in Africa 2021 (Oxford Business Group)

Home to 60% of the world’s arable land, Africa has the potential to meet not only its own food needs, but also those of the rest of the world. Agriculture remains one of the most important economic sectors for the continent, employing the majority of the population and accounting for 14% of GDP in sub-Saharan […]
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Technology futures: Projecting the possible, navigating what’s next (WEF)

What lies ahead for us? Although the modern world allows us to know and control so many things, our collective future remains slippery. This seems particularly true this year, as we live through a global pandemic and amid countless existing environmental, economic and political uncertainties. Combining insights from the history of computing, the practical lens […]
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