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Prototype face shields and masks: how REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL is assisting in the fight against COVID-19

Hundreds of reusable face masks and protective face shields that are being produced at REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL’s iLeadLABs using 3D printed parts will be donated to healthcare professionals in the public sector.  REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL, a member of Honoris United Universities, has heeded the SOS call from healthcare professionals fighting COVID-19 across South Africa for…

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REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL responds to call for PPEs

In response to the urgent call from those fighting COVID-19 on the frontlines, REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL has mobilised its nationwide innovation hubs or iLeadLABs to produce Personal Protective Equipment or PPE. “We have prototyped a series of face shields and splash protection masks using 3D printed parts,” explains Dr Ahmed Shaikh, Managing Director of REGENT…

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Message to the REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL community

Dear Members of the Regent Business School Community The Executive, Faculty, Staff and Students of REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL note with sincere regret and condemnation the recent human tragedy that has unfolded in the form of xenophobic attacks against foreign nationals and the ongoing national violence against women and children in South Africa.   Our deepest…

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Restoring the Integrity of Compliance Institutions is Key to SA’s Future Development says Standard Bank’s Chief Economist

Standard Bank’s Chief Economist, Mr Goolam Ballim, led a robust discussion on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s turnaround strategy for South Africa in Johannesburg at Crown Plaza Hotel, Rosebank, late last month. The evening’s Masterclass, which was hosted by REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL, a member of Honoris United Universities, included an interactive session with the audience that comprised…


Honoris United Universities Announces Academic Council and Appoints New Independent Board Member

Academic Council will focus on providing Honoris students with access to 21st century workplace skills May 21, 2019 – Honoris United Universities (Honoris), the first private pan-African higher education network, has appointed a new independent Board Member and established the ‘Honoris Academic Council’ in an effort to boost the sharing of academic best practices and…

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Durban Professor Appointed Honorary Consul Seychelles

Professor Emeritus Mohseen Ebrahim of the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics and Senior Professor at REGENT Business School, Durban has recently been appointed Honorary Consul of Seychelles by the Seychelles President, Mr Danny Faure. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, has officially endorsed this appointment of Prof Ebrahim. The Ministry of International Affairs and Cooperation…

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Corporate Social Responsibility in South Africa: Post Budget Reflections

Ahmed Shaikh Ridwaan Asvat Nadeem Cassim Dhiru Soni Subsequent to deliberations at a pre-Budget Roundtable meeting held by REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL about a few weeks ago in Johannesburg, the authors, the moderator, Fatima Vawda and the panellists which included Professor Somadoda Fikeni, Dr Ralph Mathekga, Dr Emile du Plessis and Nadir Thokan had a debriefing…

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Scaling up the MBA for Relevance in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The global economy is undergoing massive disruption. The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has brought with it a world of ‘cyber-physical systems’ characterised by the merging of physical, digital, and biological realms in profound ways, and Artificial intelligence (AI) serves as the primary catalyst of this transformation. The digitally-enabled 4IR is already the fastest period of innovation…

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Government’s fiscal rescue plan under the spotlight at a Pre-Budget Roundtable

Picture L-R Marvin Kambuwa, Nadir Thokan, Somadoda Fikeni, Fatima Vawda, Ahmed Shaikh, Ralph Mathekga, Emile du Plessis, Dhiru Soni, Ridwaan Asvat Some of SA’s foremost analytical minds in politics and economics sparked robust debate at the REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL* Pre-Budget Roundtable last night when they shared their insights, forecasts and perceptions on Finance Minister, Tito…

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How business schools can prepare students for employability

by Dr Ahmed Shaikh Business schools have an important role in preparing young people for the 21st-century workplace It is no longer news that disruptive technologies will be the driving force behind the fourth industrial revolution. In fact, it sounds clichéd to even talk about how the world of work is in a profound state…

Dr Ahmed Shaikh
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Higher Education Institutions need to unpack the Link between Education, Employability and Entrepreneurship

by Dr Ahmed Shaikh It is axiomatic to state that business models, across all sectors of the economy, are being fundamentally disrupted.  From the pervasive use of exponential technologies, the rise of smart machines and artificial intelligence, shifting demographics, increased market transparency, limitless individual choices and consumer sophistication – their structural impacts are clear to…


October Graduation Update

There were tears of joy and cheers of excitement at our 2018 graduation ceremony on 13 October 2018. The Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Gauteng was filled to capacity as loved ones clapped and celebrated the achievements of nearly 500 graduates from around the world! It was a crowning moment for REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL students…

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