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An International Ethical Leadership Colloquium 

hosted by 
Wittenberg Centre for Global Ethics (WCGE) in Germany
and the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) in South Africa

  • NOV 27 2018
  • Tags Ethical Leadership



We are proud to announce a joint initiative between two well-established business education institutions to enhance business ethics leadership skills on the African continent.

The International Ethical Leadership Colloquium is designed for senior level managers and participation is limited to 20 select members from the African continent only.

It will take place over two stimulating and highly interactive study schools in Stellenbosch near Cape Town (South Africa) and Wittenberg close to the capital city of Berlin (Germany).


  • Has moral intelligence moved from a “soft” issue to become a key leadership requirement for business today?
  • What key competencies and behaviours are required for ethical business leaders?
  • What can we learn from the link between ethical reputation and commercial success or failure?
  • Is it possible to do ethical business in a context of endemic corruption?
  • How does a business leader determine stakeholder value?
  • What role do local context and culture play in global business organisations?
  • What is the role of civil society in respect of ethical leadership?
  • What can we learn from positive business and civil society ethical role models?
  • What global codes exist that can assist us to achieve better governance?


Participation is via successful application only. Applications must be submitted on a prescribed form which is available by contacting the International Office here​Applications close by 16h00 RSA time on Friday, 15 February 2019.


  • Stellenbosch (Cape Town): 7-11 April 2019
  • Wittenberg (Berlin): 17-23 June 2019


Due to partial funding made available, the cost of this invaluable learning experience is now ZAR99 900, reduced significantly from ZAR114 000.  The only additional costs are visa-related expenses.  All other costs – including food, accommodation, local travel, return flights for both study schools are included.

Contact Sheena Maneveld for more information
+27 21 918 4196​

It provided me with fresh insights on ethical leadership. That as business leaders we have a role to play not just in making profits but also in crafting a just society, which can be achieved by recognizing the needs of the various communities of the organizations and providing appropriate solutions to them. This was indeed illustrated by our visit to “fairhills wine farm”.

I come out of this Leadership Colloquium empowered and inspired to do more good for the communities. I am hoping to influence the inclusion of Business Ethics education in the health care professions in South Africa, and that the networks I created will enable me to realise my ambition of pursuing a PhD in Business Ethics in Health Care.

Let me start by acknowledging the fact that for me this was a once in a lifetime opportunity that I will forever be grateful for to both USB –WCGE teams. This programme was very informative, insightful, enlightening, provocative, challenging and more over exceedingly inspirational.

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