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COVID-19: Specialised content from USB experts

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Life after lockdown

Guest lecturer in corporate and development finance at USB, Jason Hamilton, forecasts the impact the current 21-day nationwide lockdown will have on South African industry.

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How businesses can thrive in the New World Order

Entrepreneurism is the tool that will allow us not only to survive but thrive in this new world order.

#Flattenthecurve on Cybercrime

Dr Martin Butler, Senior Lecturer in Digital Transformation at USB warns against digital vulnerability and how to flatten the curve on cybercrime.

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Is COVID-19 Africa’s economic curse or cure?

African business experts converse about COVID-19 and its impact on Africa’s economy.

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Managing Performance in the New Normal of Remote Work

Performance management can be an excruciating experience for both managers and employees, and the process of measuring performance is potentially even more challenging when done at a distance in today’s “new normal” of remote work.

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South Africa’s survival and recovery options

Guest lecturer in corporate and development finance at USB, Jason Hamilton, says South Africa needs a long-term growth plan after lockdown ends.

Life after lockdown: Survival of the fattest

The coronavirus will lead to business failures, market consolidation and entrench incumbents with strong balance sheets. Should policymakers react?

From COVID-19 to a recession

MPhil in Development Finance final year students at USB, Livingstone Banga and Nii Darko Otoo, explore the connection between the spread of COVID-19 and a global recession. They delve into how this devastating domino effect could impact the future of Africa’s development.

Not all leaders are equally well during COVID-19

USB’s Dr Nicky Terblanche explores the underlying truth of leadership during a pandemic.

Leadership

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Workplace bullying and sick leave during COVID-19

Although sickness in the workplace is not uncommon, the strict guidelines in place to reduce transmission of COVID-19 and constant news updates on the spread of the disease, can make people hyper-aware and even suspicious of their co-workers’ health.

Not all leaders are equally well during COVID-19

USB’s Dr Nicky Terblanche explores the underlying truth of leadership during a pandemic.

Gender-based violence increases during lockdown

USB’s Dr Nthabiseng Moleko addresses the alarming increase of gender-based violence (GBV) during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Finance

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The future of business finance

Traditional models of business funding need a rethink, writes Daniel Strauss, Senior Extraordinary Lecturer at USB.

#WTFuture: Post-COVID-19 possible futures in Africa

Even if COVID-19 is soon eradicated, will it ever be business as usual again on the African continent?

Life after lockdown: Survival of the fattest

The coronavirus will lead to business failures, market consolidation and entrench incumbents with strong balance sheets. Should policymakers react?

Social Impact

Grief during covid-19

Society is grieving: How can we make meaning of it?

This opinion piece was written by Prof Arnold Smit, Associate Professor of Business in Society at USB, and was used as an exclusive on Fin24.

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What is our right to health?

Prof Renata Schoeman, head of the MBA in Health Care Leadership programme at USB, says COVID-19 highlights the need for people to take personal responsibility for their health.

Philanthropy lacks imagination.

Dr Armand Bam, Head of Social Impact at USB, encourages philanthropists to shift focus from traditional philanthropic models in order to genuinely effect positive change.

Technology

What USB is doing to ensure teaching and learning continue during COVID-19

The USB has been developing its Blended Learning format since 2015 - even more digital platforms have been investigated since then.

#Flattenthecurve on Cybercrime

Dr Martin Butler, Senior Lecturer in Digital Transformation at USB warns against digital vulnerability and how to flatten the curve on cybercrime.

Organisations embracing technology in response to COVID-19

Dr Lize Barclay, Senior Lecturer in Futures Studies and Systems Thinking, University of Stellenbosch Business School, unpacks the global effects of the coronavirus pandemic, and highlights how technology can help us through the accompanying challenges.

Economics

Rightsizing the Goldilocks dilemma

Rightsizing: the ‘Goldilocks dilemma’ for business under COVID-19 pressure

Downsizing may present a short-term solution to survival for businesses under the pressures of the coronavirus pandemic, but rightsizing – checking the relevance of value propositions, repurposing resources and filling gaps in customer needs – should not be overlooked as a route to longer-term sustainability.

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Is COVID-19 Africa’s economic curse or cure?

African business experts converse about COVID-19 and its impact on Africa’s economy.

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South Africa’s survival and recovery options

Guest lecturer in corporate and development finance at USB, Jason Hamilton, says South Africa needs a long-term growth plan after lockdown ends.

Entrepreneurship

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The four capabilities you and your business require for future success

To ensure sustained relevance and customer value, four distinctive capabilities need to be developed, operationalised and renewed over time.

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How businesses can thrive in the New World Order

Entrepreneurism is the tool that will allow us not only to survive but thrive in this new world order.

Advice for entrepreneurs

Seraj Toefy, Custodian of Entrepreneurship at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) says that according to the Small Business Association, the average cash safety net for small businesses is estimated to last only 27 days.

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