Category Archives: GIBS Knowledge and Information Services

All things relating to the workings and service offerings of the Information Centre

[Gibs whitepaper] Game-based learning: Teaching principles of economics and investment finance through Monopoly. by Charlene Lew and Adrian Saville.

The authors made used of a qualitative cross-sectional research design through content analysis of learning documents for 77 participants and analyzed basic behavioral trends over a 10-year period. The results show the breadth of learning through the game of Monopoly that was modified by incorporating disruptive elements. Themes include learning about the investment environment, financial management, […]
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LGBTQ+ inclusion in the workplace[by Diana Ellworth, Bryan Hancock and Bill Schaninger]

McKinsey Talks Talent podcast How to take action to support LGBTQ+ employees—not just during Pride Month, but year-round. During Pride Month, many large companies take the opportunity to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in myriad vital and visible ways. But creating a genuinely inclusive culture means taking year-round action—and the COVID-19 pandemic has only compounded the challenge. Diana […]
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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.

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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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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