August 22, 2023

‘My Milpark doctorate opened doors for me professionally’

Thobile Mhlongo, 43, has garnered many achievements in her career, but speaking on stage at the Nedbank Top Empowerment Conference held this July ranks high on the list. Addressing over 400 people in the audience and 6 000 online attendants was both daunting and exhilarating for Thobile.

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August 11, 2023

Never let circumstances define your future – you have the power to change it!

Samantha Pinn, 41, tells a story of how she got her current position as a human resources business partner. A few years ago, she asked to apply for a position for which a colleague had been shortlisted. From her own recruiting experience, she knew that, on paper, her colleague was a stronger candidate.

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August 10, 2023

Take the leap – and the flight – into the economies of the future

If you’re in business, no matter in what capacity, and looking to keep some footing in the future, consider this: by the year 2050, the five biggest economies in the world are going to be China, the United States, India, Indonesia and Germany. Three of those – China, India, Indonesia – are emerging market economies.

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July 13, 2023

‘My MBA helped me get back into the corporate system’ – Benett Maluleka

“When you’re in a functional role in a big organisation, you only focus on your space. When you move into being responsible for the entire function, you need to learn how to operate as an orchestra conductor” – a challenge that seemed beyond the scope of his skillset at the time.

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July 3, 2023

Segran Nair appointed as Milpark Business School’s new director

Segran Nair has been appointed Director of Milpark Business School. Nair, formerly the director of open academic programmes at the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB), took on the role with immediate effect on 1 June, 2023.

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June 30, 2023

‘MBA helped me set up my successful business’

It was during her first job at ABSA bank that Nonjabulo Sikhakhane, 33, began to develop her idea for a business. Working in customer service and as a sales consultant, all day long she’d hear stories of people struggling with crippling debt or trying unsuccessfully to save money. “I would get into trouble with the branch manager because I spent so much time talking to each person!” laughs Nonjabulo.

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June 23, 2023

Banking exec reflects on her long road to professional success

Antoinette van Ross, 41, did not grow up with plenty of opportunities for a bright future. She was raised in Westbury in Johannesburg, an area plagued by gang violence and low socio-economic living conditions. She remembers high school as a phase of her life that she wanted to get over and done with, so she could go out and get a job and start to earn money.

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June 21, 2023

The MBA journey – sacrifice and incredible transformation

During the course of his matric year in 1998, Shawn Reddy lost his father – a devastating event for him and his family that changed the trajectory of his life, forcing him into the work environment prematurely to help support the household. In the early 2000s and the years that followed, his work life began to take shape and he progressed in the automotive aftermarket industry.

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