Tag: South Africa

Twenty-Five new Entrepreneurs

My ties to South Africa have been established far before I was offered an internship at Wits Business School. For my first two trips to the country, I have had the privilege of volunteering in Mamelodi—a black township in Pretoria East. As a part of The Mamelodi Initiative, a community-based youth education and empowerment organization,…

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Remembering Nelson Mandela: A Reflection

In light of Mandela’s recent passing, Professor Emeritus Jean-Pierre Jeannet shares this reflection on a not-so-chance meeting: I have had an opportunity to meet Nelson Mandela as part of the Emirates Global Business forum held in Dubai in the year 2000. I received an invitation to join the conference during an already busy travel time.…

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Higher Learning–A Reflection of South Africa

By Michelene Wilkerson, Class of 2016 In Mandela’s autobiography A Long Walk to Freedom he says, “Without [seeking to understand another’s] language, one cannot talk to people and understand them; one cannot share their hopes and aspirations, grasp their history, appreciate their poetry, or savor their songs.” When Nelson says “language” I do not simply perceive that…

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