UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) has taken a landmark step beyond South Africa's borders through a strategic alliance with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Advisory Services in Harare, Zimbabwe. The business school and one of the world's leading consulting firms have joined forces to boost leadership and management capacity in Zimbabwe by launching an innovative strategic alliance in that country.
The first-of-its-kind partnership between the UCT GSB and PwC Advisory Services will see the two working together to co-design and roll out executive education across the private and public sector with a view to bringing world-class learning opportunities to company's doorsteps.
Walter Baets, director of the UCT GSB, says that the initiative comes at a time when the Zimbabwean economy - after more than a decade of decline - is reviving and the need for leadership, management and strategic skills, particularly at the top level, is more urgent than ever. "Given the brain drain from the country over the past decade, there is a huge gap in terms of experience, knowledge and exposure in the current leadership that this initiative will go some way towards closing," says Baets.