Fifteen Entrepreneurs Honoured in Business School Champions Programme

The Graduate School of Business and Leadership’s Regional Local Economic Development Initiative celebrated the success of its Champions Programme with 15 social entrepreneurs being honoured for their hard work and contribution towards their communities. The Champions Programme is a social entrepreneurship development intervention offered to social entrepreneurs to accelerate and extend changes in their communities across KwaZulu-Natal.

Alumni Network for KZN’s Social Entrepreneurs Launched

The Local Economic Development Champions Alumni Network – which is a platform where KwaZulu-Natal’s social entrepreneurs can regularly network, share resources and enhance collaborations – is the latest deliverable development from the partnership between the KwaZulu-Natal Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Department (EDTEA) and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The Champions Alumni Network (CAN), which

GSB&L Hosts Local Economic Development Winter School

Effective Local Government for Radical Economic Transformation was the theme of the recently held Regional and Local Economic Development Initiative (RLEDI) Winter School. The two-day event, held at the Royal Hotel in Durban, was hosted by the Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) in partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs

RLEDI Winter School participants.

GSB&L Hosts Local Economic Development Winter School

Effective Local Government for Radical Economic Transformation was the theme of the recently held Regional and Local Economic Development Initiative (RLEDI) Winter School. The two-day event, held at the Royal Hotel in Durban, was hosted by the Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) in partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Department (EDTEA). The event

UKZN Alumnus Runner-Up in Global Techno Entrepreneurship Contest

Global Start-up Weekend Women (GSWW) South Africa winner, UKZN alumnus Ms Farnaaz Shaikjee was the runner-up at the global finals of the competition held in Paris. Shaikjee holds an Honours degree in Accounting and was an academic trainee at UKZN’s School of Accounting, Economics and Finance. She presented her Beauty Butler app at the finals.

Guest Lecture Explores Role of Small Towns in Post-Apartheid South Africa

The role of small towns in post-apartheid South Africa was the topic of a guest lecture delivered at the Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) by the Director of the Centre for Small Towns Regeneration Ms Phila Xuza. As a leading strategist, scholar and practitioner of spatial economic development in African small towns, Xuza

Mr Lindo Duma with the Iziko Stoves.

Former GSB&L Champion Giving Former Substance Abusers a Second Chance

Entrepreneur and co-founder of Iziko Stoves Mr Lindo Duma is positively transforming the Durban community by employing rehabilitated substance abusers and helping them reintegrate into society. Iziko Stoves are innovative cooking and braai stoves made from recycled geysers, gas cylinders and paint drums. The stoves can utilise various fuel sources and are sold by rehabilitated

The future looks bright for GSB&L’s Young Researchers.

Business School’s Young Researchers ready to Contribute to the Growth of LED

The Graduate School of Business and Leadership’s (GSB&L) Regional and Local Economic Development Initiative (RLEDi) celebrated the graduation of eight of its young researchers. Ms Thobeka Radebe, Mr Senzo Majola, Mr Lisborn Khoza, Ms Phindile Mkhize, Mr Naman Ramadhar, Mr  Isaac Khambule, Ms  Sinethemba Mthimkhulu and Ms Ziphozihle Titi are all looking forward to using their newly

Highlights of the Global Startup Weekend Women 2018.

UKZN Graduate School Hosts International Entrepreneurship Weekend for Women

The South African edition of the Global Startup Weekend Women (GSWW) was held for the first time in Durban this past weekend. Hosted by the UKZN Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSBL), the event was held under the theme: Women in Technology. This international event, which is part of the globally known Startup Weekend aimed to

Dr Pfano Mashau.

Mission More Than Accomplished for Young Doctoral Graduate

When Dr Pfano Mashau joined UKZN’s Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) through its Regional and Local Economic Development Young Researchers programme in 2013 his mission was to get his master’s degree and secure a job in industry. Fast forward to today and he has just been awarded his PhD and is enjoying being