MILPARK NEWS

March 4, 2024

Empowering South Africa: Voting and education in a shifting landscape

In the heart of South Africa's political dilemma lies a crucial question that resonates with every citizen: to vote or not to vote? Being South African means navigating through a myriad of challenges in the realms of politics, economy, and society. As we stand at the crossroads of a complex societal maze, the decision to cast a vote emerges as a powerful tool for change.

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December 13, 2023

Before you can rebuild, you have to deconstruct, says CFO Brad Wentzel

My recent career change coincided with this phase of the motorcycle build, and the lessons, I’ve found, are very similar.

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December 8, 2023

Molding effective governance: An overview of Milpark's PGDip (Public Admin)

Public Administration is a critical component of modern governance and plays an imperative role in the function of society. What better proof is there of this than the contemporary frustrations we grapple with in South Africa?

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November 8, 2023

The good, the bad, and the greenwashing

Simply working for profit is not going to help us build the future we need for ourselves and our children. Purpose-driven leaders have the power to use their businesses to effect positive change in society, but they need to give authentically for it to really count.

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October 23, 2023

How a PGDip Public Admin student's struggle became his strength

McDeal de Vries (39) might appear to be a fairly regular man in his late thirties. He’s a father who has a good job to pay the bills and looks after his family. But in so many instances, a first impression of a person can be far different from who that person really is. Behind every person is a story and McDeal is certainly no exception.

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October 18, 2023

Know the ‘why’ before you take the MBA leap

Enrolling for an MBA was not a decision that Beharrie took lightly, having worked closely on the programme in her previous job: “I knew how tough it was, and also knew that personal motivation got people through it at the end of the day. You must know your why!” 

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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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