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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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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