UCT's Graduate School of Business opens first-ever satellite campus in Philippi

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has opened its first-ever community campus, in the heart of Philippi.

The space, in the Philippi Village, will function as a satellite campus for the Graduate School of Business (GSB) and is one of a kind, says GSB's Ndileka Zantsi.

Zantsi explains that GSB has chosen Philippi in order to boost entrepreneurial development in the neglected township.

She says the campus will facilitate space for entrepreneurs and local businesses, and host community functions, development and training.

In addition, the UCT Careers department has set up a computer lab on campus to conduct job-readiness training.

There hasn't been much of any business buzz happening. The aim is to create a business drive within Philippi.

Ndileka Zantsi, Head of Programming at UCT's Graduate School of Business

Our core function will be youth and entrepreneurship... we will see how we can collaborate with other organisations.

Ndileka Zantsi, Head of Programming at UCT's Graduate School of Business

She advises that the campus will also create opportunities for local entrepreneurs and MBA students to exchange skills and ideas.

Zantsi says the satellite campus is a huge milestone for GSB.

We have had operations within various communities, but it's a first to actually have a satellite in the community.

Ndileka Zantsi, Head of Programming at UCT's Graduate School of Business

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