TSIBA mourns the recent passing of Abduraghmaan Vollenhoven

TSIBA mourns the recent passing of Abduraghmaan Vollenhoven. We knew Abduraghmaan as a dedicated Mentor to our students, a father to students who studied with us, a generous financial contributor over many years and a committed human to the service of others, young people in particular. The piece written by Abduraghmaan, and which appeared in a past TSIBA Annual report reflects his values and …

TSIBA Journey Through the Covid-19 Pandemic: A TSIBA Guide for Health and Healing.

This “Tips for health and healing” is the final product in the TSIBA: Journey through the pandemic event. The brainchild of TSIBA safety team, this booklet contains thoughts, COVID advice and tips, all generously shared by TSIBA students and staff as they encountered the reality of the Coronavirus for themselves. Although they have all fought a common enemy, their experiences …

TSIBA Business School – Announcement of New Board Chair

Dear Friends of TSIBA  Following seventeen years of service as the TSIBA Education (now TSIBA Business School) Board Chairperson, the tenure of Professor Fatima Abrahams will end in June of this year.   We are delighted and proud to announce that TSIBA Co-Founder, Gia Whitehead, will succeed Professor Abrahams in the role of TSIBA Board Chair.    “I have been a …

How to gain financial freedom

Going back to more than 11 years ago, when I was a student in your position, made me think, “What would I have liked to hear when it comes to finance?” A lot, to be quite honest, but I will focus on just a few. Given that we are wrapping up freedom month, cliché, as it may be, not talking …

Graduation Ceremony 2020

Congratulations on reaching a significant milestone in your life! Graduation is a time to celebrate your hard work, dedication and achievements throughout your time spent at TSIBA Business School. It is a fantastic opportunity to come together with family, colleagues and your lecturers to recognise your wonderful accomplishment and also to look forward to what the future holds. Due to …

Alumna: Zikhona Ngumbela

It was a challenge studying at a different institution after graduating. It was a new environment, larger classes and change is support systems. I took it as an opportunity to apply all the tools I had learnt about to cope in the new environment. When I was overwhelmed with being in a new environment, I remembered that I learnt a …

The Mandela Rhodes Charm

My experience as a TSIBA Business School student was about family, growth, and exposure. Even today, ten years after graduating, TSIBA continues to open doors for me. Getting on a plane and traveling abroad was something completely foreign to me, but because of the privilege of studying at TSIBA, it is now normal. I also built long-lasting friendships that carried …

The Marina Garden at TSIBA House

Audrey Hepburn (1929 – 1993) once quoted “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow”.  One can only be inspired by the life and legacy of this remarkable person, most notably for her considerable work for the international children’s relief organization UNICEF. It is however the spirit of this particular Audrey Hepburn quotation that captures the beautiful garden that …

First Semester Review

It is with great pleasure that we share herewith the 2020 First Semester Review of the TSIBA Social Enterprise. What has been accomplished this year would not have been possible without the incredible support of the whole TSIBA community.     Thank you for your generous commitment to us, our students and learners, and the business entities that we support.  We hope …

Battles of a black female

FEMALE. This gender which I chose not to be, comes with a target on my back. A slap to my cheek by his masculine hands. I feel the sting and burn on my face. I turn away in shame, this awakens the darker beast in him. The beast that believes I am his possession, that he can do with me …

TSIBA Helps Entrepreneurs Leap Forward in the Business World

The current economic downturn brought by the impact of Covid-19 has not only changed the way companies do business but has renewed focus on the role of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMME) as a catalyst for growth and job creation. While many jobs have been decimated and entrepreneurs left battling for survival, TSIBA, through the TSIBA Ignition Academy, is making …