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TWIMS Manufacturing Focused Executive Programmes

Applications for the TWIMS Manufacturing Ambassador Scholarship are open from 01 June 2023




Applications are open for Competitive Strategies for Manufacturers Masterclass | 5 Oct 2023


Reserve your seat for the GIBS MBA Open Evening 24 October 2023




Applications are open for Building Collaborative and Psychologically Safe Teams Masterclass 19 Oct 2023



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.

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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Wheels in motion to upskill leadership

Wheels in motion to upskill leadership

The Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing Studies (TWIMS) has set the wheels in motion for a leadership programme that is geared towards upskilling a diverse group of decision-makers in the Eastern Cape (EC) to positively impact the province’s manufacturing and...

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