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Why Should I Do A GIBS Manufacturing Focused MBA?

Why Should I Do A GIBS Manufacturing Focused MBA?

Why should I do an MBA? This is a question business leaders across the globe regularly consider. A worthwhile MBA degree requires a serious investment of time and money but should provide significant tangible and intangible benefits for the rest of your career.  Here...
Africa As A Place To Manufacture: Three Charts To Consider

Africa As A Place To Manufacture: Three Charts To Consider

According to the OECD by the year 2040, 34% of youth (age 15-29) or 164 million young people in Africa will have at least an upper secondary or tertiary education. This positions the continent well towards being a manufacturing hub for goods for both domestic...
NAACAM Launches Manufacturing Scholarship

NAACAM Launches Manufacturing Scholarship

The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) has announced it will provide a full manufacturing-focused MBA scholarship at the Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing Studies (TWIMS) for its intake in 2022. The one-off...
Time to look again at prospects across the African continent?

Time to look again at prospects across the African continent?

“If we want to export and specialise more, to add value to our raw materials, we’ve got to make the AfCFTA work.” – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the head of the World Trade Organisation1 The recent upheavals in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng have fundamentally...
We will rebuild

We will rebuild

The Toyota Institute for Manufacturing Studies (TWIMS) joins together with citizens of South Africa and the community of business owners and their staff to condemn the violence and looting that has affected most of KwaZulu-Natal, and some of Gauteng, in recent days....
Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles in South Africa

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles in South Africa

Executive Summary: This report was compiled to (1) discuss the progress of South Africa’s proposed Hydrogen Society and Platinum Valley Project, (2) elaborate on the ongoing debate between Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV), and (3)...
Report Back: Future of Manufacturing Executive Short Course 2021

Report Back: Future of Manufacturing Executive Short Course 2021

The month of May saw TWIMS host its Future of Manufacturing Executive Short Course. Professor Justin Barnes (TWIMS’ Executive Director) and Dr Kruschen Govender (TWIMS’ TFG Head of Future Manufacturing) led the course which consisted of executives from: Illovo Sugar,...
Can African trade support economic recovery from the pandemic?

Can African trade support economic recovery from the pandemic?

“Whatever the setbacks of the moment, nothing can stop us now! Whatever the difficulties, Africa shall be at peace! However improbable it may sound to the sceptics, Africa will prosper!”6 Thabo Mbeki, South African President (1999-2008) Africa Day 2021 (25 May) comes...
Covid 19 and the Taken for Granted Care Economy

Covid 19 and the Taken for Granted Care Economy

Friday the 9th of April 2021 saw TWIMS host its first session of the Inclusive Conversations series, entitled Covid 19 and the taken for Granted Care Economy. Liesel Kassier – TWIMS’ Metair Academic Head of Green Manufacturing – led the session which consisted of...