MBA Scholarship

Everyone deserves to reach their full potential. 

TWIMS is acutely aware of the complex operating environment facing South African based manufacturers and acknowledges that many deserving individuals are unable to pursue the GIBS MBA (manufacturing focus) due to financial constraints.

Our manufacturing Ambassador Scholarship could cover up to 70% of your tuition and accommodation. 

GIBS MBA [Manufacturing Specialisation]

The manufacturing focused MBA is an academically rigorous degree that will enable you to identify, assess and interpret a business problem within a specific manufacturing context and propose relevant, effective and ethical solutions. The program is completed in 18 months of part-time study in a format that allows you to minimise time away from the office.

Webinar: Building the Textiles and Clothing Value Chains

The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance has partnered with Policy Research in International Services and Manufacturing (PRISM), the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED, University of Johannesburg), Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS, University of Pretoria), the Centre for Comparative Law in Africa (CCLA, University of Cape Town), Africa International Trade and Commerce Research (AITC), the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) and the Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing Studies (TWIMS) to launch a webinar series.

Future of Manufacturing applications now open!

Manufacturing is our passion:
Is it yours?

TWIMS provides structured programmes with the aim of developing Africa’s manufacturing leaders. 

We provide formal academic courses through our partnership with GIBS, as well as a range of non-academic short courses.

“The creation of a deep manufacturing culture (“monozukuri” – meaning making things in Japanese) has contributed to the development of Asian economies such as Japan, Thailand and Korea. I believe we need to start building a similarly deep culture of manufacturing in Africa. The development of this culture can transform African society. Africa needs highly skilled engineers and production managers that can lead and manage complex manufacturing businesses.”

– Johan van zyl

The best of both worlds:
Finding the Right Course for you.

GIBS Formal Academic Programme

As a tuition centre of GIBS, we deliver the GIBS Masters (MBA) and Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip) in Business Administration (manufacturing specialisations at our state-of-the-art campus in Kloof, South Africa.

TWIMS Executive Short Courses

We also deliver a range of TWIMS executive manufacturing short courses.

Our 2020 Objectives

PGDip/MBA enrolments

Executive Development Programmes

Monthly Seminar Programme

World-Class Campus

Primary Focus Areas


TWIMS’ world-class facilities and staff place it at the centre of a manufacturing community dedicated to value creation and societal transformation.


International Standards

Participating in Global value Chains requires engaged management, advanced strategic frameworks, the embracing of new technologies, and relentless skills development. These imperatives lie at the heart of our programmes.

Executive Development

Responsible, skilled, ethical and socially engaged leadership is central to the development of a dynamic manufacturing sector in Africa. These leadership attributes lie at the heart of TWIMS.


Our Founder: TWIMS Trust

TWIMS has been established through the generous support of the Toyota Wessels Trust. The Trust’s seed funding is from Toyota Motor Corporation Japan, with annual funding from Toyota South Africa.

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