October is mental health awareness month. Mental health concerns were on the rise before the COVID-19 pandemic, with depression being the leading cause of incapacity to work. Unfortunately, the financial burdens, pessimism, loss of loved ones, and demands of a brisk change in the way we live our lives to ensure our survival has placed immense burdens on all of us.
Today we’re talking to Dr Babar Dharani, a senior lecturer at the Allan Gray Centre for Values-Based Leadership at the UCT GSB. One of his areas of expertise is emotions and wellbeing at work
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted almost all industries. The future worker and workspace has evolved considerable and there may be no going back. Will remote working become the norm after COVID-19? What should companies be doing to prepare for the new normal? What are the key trends and skills that are going to be in high demand?
These and other questions will form the basis of a dynamic four-part series of interactive webinars on the Future of Work hosted by the UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) in partnership with Accelerate Cape Town.
Here to talk to us about this today is Ryan Ravens, CEO of Accelerate Cape Town.
According to hospitality data analytics company, TREVPAR, the hospitality industry has lost hundreds of millions of Rands in revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic over the last few months. Some reports say that around 438,000 jobs are threatened in the sector, with a 75 percent revenue drop forecast for 2020.
Jonathan Steyn, course convenor for the Business of Wine and Hospitality short courses at the UCT GSB will be part of a webinar in the upcoming weeks that looks to interrogate the effects of the pandemic on the industry. The webinar will attempt to shed some light on the state of tourism and hospitality in light of all that has happened.
Koketso joined by Jonathan Steyn Convenor Of The Business Of Wine Programme at Uct Graduate School Of Business.
The UCT GSB’s Solution Space recently hosted a virtual Future of Tourism Bootcamp where participants were given the opportunity to develop innovative solutions to solve challenges amplified by the Covid-19 pandemic within the tourism industry. The Bootcamp aimed to reimagine what the future of tourism looks like post Covid-19.
Here to talk to us about it today are Shiela Yabo, Programme Manager at the UCT GSB’s Solution Space, and Gomolemo Lolo Madikgetla, who, together with her teammate, Adam Mukuddem, won the Bootcamp for their mobile art exhibition experience, DriveThroughArt.
Research shows that up to 3 700 000 schoolgirls in South Africa cannot afford sanitary pads. Here to talk to us today is Euodia Naanyane-Bouwer, the owner of Gracious Nubian, a social enterprise based in Bloemfontein that designs, develops and manufactures an innovative washable sanitary pad that can be reused for up to 2 years. Euodia is one of the speakers at the UCT GSB’s Annual Women in Business Conference which takes place this coming Friday, 21 August. This year, the conference will be going virtual for the first time in its 21 year history, which means anyone can attend, no matter where they are in the world. Tickets can be booked via the UCT GSB’s social media platforms.LISTEN TO PODCAST
Today we’re going to be talking about employee wellness which is predicted to become one of the most important parts of workplace strategy going forward. Millennials and Gen Z are health-conscious employees who are choosing to work at companies that care about their well-being. That’s not going to change after the COVID-19 crisis is over; it will only intensify.
We’re speaking to Khavitha Singh, who is an alumna of the UCT GSB’s MBA programme and is currently Academic Head: Lean Management at Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing Studies.
Thielshad Karriem, is currently an MBA student at the UCT GSB and a member of the committee organising the annual Women in Business conference, which will take place virtually, for the first time in its 21 years of existence, in August.
One of the key objectives of the annual WiB conference is to raise funds for a scholarship to the UCT GSB for candidates who would otherwise be financially excluded.
Kieno joined by Thielshad Karriem
Sheila Yabo Programme Manager at the UCT GSB’s Solution Space at the WaterfrontLISTEN TO PODCAST
Assoc Prof Kosheek Sewchurran, Director of the EMBA programme at the UCT GSBLISTEN TO PODCAST
Dr Solange Rosa, has just been appointed as the new director of the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the UCT GSB. Dr Rosa – an activist, academic, policy and strategy advisor and former public servant – joins the Centre on the eve of its tenth anniversary and at an extraordinary time in human history, when the world is transitioning to a ‘new normal’. “The COVID-19 pandemic and sweeping Black Lives Matter protests across the world are demanding a new response from us,” says Dr Rosa. “And an institution such as the Bertha Centre – that is firmly rooted in research and actively challenging the status quo, connecting different sectors and communities, and promoting innovative responses to achieve social impact – is needed now more than ever to help us to reimagine how the world could work.”LISTEN TO PODCAST