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Understanding value in media: perspectives from consumers and industry (WEF)

“In an age of fake news and misinformation, good quality content is more valuable than ever.” (WEForum) The disruption of the media industry, with the rise of social media, the digitization of content and the increase in mobile consumption has changed traditional funding models beyond recognition. The role of media historically has been central to […]
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The future of energy special report (

The Financial Times just released their special report on the future of energy. The report addresses issues such as: Covid-19 and price wars shock US shale production; Life after a $600m gamble on renewables; Biofuels for aviation; Ammonia’s potential for shipping; New power sources as architectural landmarks; and Ending human gluttony for cheap power. Click […]
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Dean Nicola Kleyn receives an Emerald Management Review Citations of Excellence Award

Very hearty congratulations to Nicola Kleyn and Russell Abratt whose paper “Corporate identity, corporate branding and corporate reputations: Reconciliation and integration”, European Journal of Marketing, 2012 has been recognised by Emerald. On a yearly basis the Emerald Group Publishing awards certificates to highly cited papers relating to the areas of Business Management, Finance, Accounting, Economics and Marketing – subjects […]
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GIBS Africa Week celebrated in the Information Centre

We felt we had to contribute to the efforts of the Centre for Dynamic Markets during Africa Week by extending their exhibits into the Information Centre.                       Thank you Monica and Pride for bringing the artifacts and driving this initiative.

Mobile services for the unbanked: finding a viable commercial model

The cost of providing financial services remains high. Shared services platforms could offer an answer to increase financial inclusion, says Prateek Shrivastava GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: Inclusive markets – mobile: ” . . .  a number of potential barriers to the deployment of such a shared technology platform and distribution network: • Financial […]
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Can Business Schools Meet the Challenges of the Future

Can Business Schools Meet the Challenge of the Future by Dominique Turpin IMD on strategies for business school development. See on

AfDB Calls for Partnership to Promote Best Practices in Higher Education Policies in Africa – African Development Bank

Titled ‘Accelerating the AfDB’s Response to the Youth Unemployment Crisis in Africa’ this African Development Bank (AfDB) publication takes stock of… GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: Youth, Africa – “Africa’s exploding youth population represents both a challenge and an opportunity for the continent. Strong economic growth has not translated in the amount of good […]
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Kenya hits $100bn rare earth jackpot – bog blog article 30 Jul 2013

Kwale County has one of the top five deposits of the element in the world GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: Kenya, Africa– “World demand for rare earth elements is estimated at 136,000 tonnes per year, with global production around 133,600 tonnes in 2010. The difference is covered by previously mined stocks. World demand is […]
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Solutions Forum Cheat Sheet: The Making of Inclusive Economies

Ashoka Summer Associates Jenny Weber (@JennyWeber0) and Stephanie Van Dyke (@Steph_VanDyke) reflect on the Ashoka Solutions Forum: The Making of Inclusive Economies, held last month in Saint Paul, MN, with support from the Bush Foundation. GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: (US) INCLUSIVE ECONOMIES – “…many social innovators and businesses working on changing financial systems to […]
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GIBS Social Innovation Workshop – Thinking without the box | 6 & 7 September 2013

Addressing South Africa’s complex social issues requires different thinking. Our conditioned responses are deepening our development crisis – … GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: GIBS  – This two day course will teach you how to see the world differently, to re-see problems, and based on this, to develop a business plan that you can […]
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