The Department of Business Management wishes to extend a warm welcome to Mr Luyolo Mahlangabeza, who has been appointed as a Lecturer in Business Management.

 

The Nelson Mandela University Department of Business Management, together with the Department of Dietetics, has formulated and introduced a new bachelor's programme - BCom Food Service Management.

 

Prof Miemie Struwig and Mr Storm Watson attended the recent 19th Annual International Conference on Management held on 28-30 June & 1 July 2021. The conference accepted in-person and remote (online) presentations and was hosted by the Athens Institute for Education and Research in Athens, Greece.

 

On 23 June 2021, Dr Ayanda Deliwe participated in and presented her research paper at the 7th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’21). The virtual conference was held during 22 and 23 June 2021, and was organised in Valencia, Spain by the Faculty of Business Administration and Management of the Universität Politècnica de València (UPV).

 

Ms Sumaiya Sidat, Junior Lecturer in the Department of Business Management, recently presented a paper (co-authored by HOD, Dr Tony Matchaba-Hove) at her first international research conference. She attended the 10th International Conference on Business and Economic Development (ICBED), co-hosted by the Centre for Business and Economic Research (CBER) and Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York.

 

We would like to congratulate Mr Viwe Mlonzi on his progression as one of the Top 50 finalists of the Mr. South Africa 2021 competition! Viwe is a former student of the Nelson Mandela University Department of Business Management, having joined us in 2008 when he commenced his BCom Financial Planning degree. Thereafter, he went on to complete his Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning and finally his Masters in Development Studies.

 

Junior lecturer from the Department of Business Management, Ms Sanele Matomela, has been selected to participate in the Virtual Summer Seminar in Entrepreneurship Research for doctoral-level training in Entrepreneurship, led by Associate Professor Vishal K. Gupta (University of Alabama).

 

In 2019, an international collaborative project between Nelson Mandela University, University of Pretoria and Ghent University in Belgium was initiated. The project is funded by Vlir-Uos* and is titled "Improving Student Entrepreneurship Support at South African Universities in order to Mitigate Youth Unemployment".

 

Congratulations to Dr Talifhani Khubana, who completed his PhD in Business Management and graduated during the April 2021 graduation period. Dr Khubana shared the story of his amazing PhD journey.

 

The Department of Business Management wishes to Congratulate Junior Lecturer, Mr Storm Watson, who completed his Master of Commerce in Business Management degree. Mr Watson graduated cum laude from Nelson Mandela University during the April 2021 virtual graduation period and has subsequently shared a bit more about his research and academic journey thus far.

 

The Department of Business Management has appointed an Academic Advisor to assist students navigate the difficulties of student life.

 

The Department of Business Management wishes to extend a warm welcome to Dr Viwe Mrwebi, who has been appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Business Management.

 

Dr Ayanda Deliwe represented the Nelson Mandela University as a guest speaker at the 3rd Annual Africa e-Learning and Technology Conference 2021, which was hosted by The Federated Management Institute.

 

The Unit for Continuing Education will host its annual short-learning programme (SLP) focusing on 'Planning and Designing a Masters or Doctoral Research Proposal'.

 

On 20 October 2020, Mrs Palframan (Senior Lecturer in the Department of Business Management at Nelson Mandela University) was hosted by Cover Magazine for a short interview regarding professionalism in the financial planning industry and the role of formal qualifications.

 

On 11 and 12 December 2020, various members of the Department of Business Management participated in the 11th Global Conference on Business and Social Sciences 2020 (GCBSS). The theme of the conference was “Contemporary Issues in Management and Social Sciences Research”, and was hosted by Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam, in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference was held virtually, with participants submitting pre-recordings of their presentations.

 

It is with great pleasure that we wish to congratulate Dr Tony Matchaba-Hove, on successfully obtaining his PhD during the April 2020 graduation period.

 

Congratulations to the Department of Business Management's own Ms Sumaiya Sidat, who completed her Master of Commerce degree and graduated during the April 2020 graduation period. Sumaiya shared her experience and provided some great insights into her research and what it takes to be a researcher.

 

Dr Boitumelo Rasethuntsa completed her PhD in Business Management and graduated during the April 2020 graduation period.

 

Dr Wise Mbewe completed his PhD in Business Management and graduated during the April 2020 graduation period.

 

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Mr Haydn Hayidakis
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Tel: 041 504 2696
Haydn.Hayidakis@mandela.ac.za