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TWIMS Telegraph September 2020

by | Sep, 2020

Happy Spring Day!

1st of September rings in a new season for us. The flowers start to bloom, days get longer and TWIMS announces their long awaited webinar!

“And suddenly you just know that it is time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings”

TWIMS Webinar

Date: 23rd September      Time: 11:30am – 1pm         Price: Free

As the country and world start to open up again our focus shifts from reaction to proactive. The first TWIMS webinar featuring Wandile Sihlobo, Chief Economist at Agricultural Business Chamber of South Africa, will discuss the topic “The contribution of agriculture and agro-processing to economic recovery”. 

South Africa’s agriculture and agro-processing sectors have shown, despite many challenges experienced in recent years, an ability to confound the doomsayers. In the agricultural sector, the country’s exports in key agricultural commodities has been strong, with important signs of productivity growth. Recent years have also seen a growing number of new agro-processing businesses, particularly those in the food and beverage sectors. In a context where global competition for markets of agriculture-related primary and secondary products remains fierce, both within South Africa and beyond, key questions are being asked about what can be done to sustain an environment for growing agriculture and agro-processing linked investment and employment.


Our Presenters

Wandile Sihlobo, Chief Economist, Agricultural Business Chamber of South Africa and member of TWIMS Advisory Board.

Wandile Sihlobo, Chief Economist, Agricultural Business Chamber of South Africa and member of TWIMS Advisory Board.

Mr. Gavin Dalgleish, Group Managing Director of Illovo Sugar Africa

Mr. Gavin Dalgleish, Group Managing Director of Illovo Sugar Africa

African Trade and Industrialisation

Date: 8th-10th September           Price: R12000  

For centuries Africa has both fascinated and scared individuals. This view is still evident in our business today with many hesitating to make the journey north in search of new markets. Our African trade and industrialisation course aims to demystify and provide some direction for those who are ready to access more of the 1.2 billion individuals on our beautiful continent. 

Join us for a three day course online or on campus as Glen Robbins, Research Head of African Trade at TWIMS, explores the key role of African trade and industrial development for the future of South African based manufacturers; and prepares course participants to take advantage of emerging regional opportunities through the application of a selection of strategic approaches to African expansion.

Seats are limited so apply now!

MBA Scholarship

The Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing Studies (TWIMS) was established in 2018 with a single vision: An industrialised Africa built on world class manufacturing capabilities. To realise this vision TWIMS has partnered with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) to offer the GIBS MBA (manufacturing focus). This prestigious qualification is delivered exclusively at TWIMS’ state-of-the-art campus in Kloof, Durban.


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. In response to this challenge, TWIMS is honoured to announce that it is now able to offer such individuals the opportunity to apply for the Manufacturing Ambassador Scholarship. As the result of a generous endowment from the Toyota South Africa Educational Trust, TWIMS will be able to fund up to 20 Manufacturing Ambassador scholarships annually from 2021. 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.

This scholarship is open to all South Africans and will be awarded on merit.
Applications close 11:59pm on 30th October. 

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