Manufacturing Ambassador Scholarship

Applications close 31st of October

Our world class GIBS MBA was designed for individuals who are committed to the development of the African manufacturing sector. We are 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. In response to this challenge, TWIMS is honoured that we are able to fund up to 20 Manufacturing Ambassador scholarships annually for our 2022 intake. The scholarships will cover up to 70% of student tuition and global module expenses; and all residency costs at TWIMS during block release and exam periods. 

Lean Supply Chain Management

26th -29th October

The UK has been plagued by far reaching supply chain disruptions across virtually every sector, with some calling it an economic crisis. They are not alone. As we emerge from the pandemic at different rates, supply chain disruptions are on the mind of every manufacturing leader. 

In the new normal how do we ensure a lean and functioning supply chain capable of withstanding shocks? Join Khavitha Singh, Toyota Head of Lean Management at TWIMS, as she explores the global value stream within which firms operate and uses real-world examples of how leading firms within complex value streams have successfully supported lean development within their supply and customer bases – for mutual competitiveness benefit.

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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