How a business school leads social change

“TSIBA recognizes the critical need in SA to provide access to tertiary studies for talented and ambitious school leavers who, for financial or academic reasons would not otherwise have had the opportunity to do so. From the start, we’ve offered tertiary education opportunities for young people who don’t have the financial means to further their studies.”

Creating active economic citizens

TSIBA Business School is an accredited not-for-profit higher education institution offering undergraduate and postgraduate business qualifications. What began in 2004 as TSIBA Education NPC has evolved into TSIBA Business School as part of a broader social enterprise collective. The result? “TSIBA has transitioned many ambitious and talented young people from a position of unemployability to becoming active economic citizens with a business degree,” says Graham Moore, the Head of Fundraising and Brand at TSIBA.

A unique education model

“We invest in purpose-driven humans and emerging businesses who lead social change,” he explains. Two things set TSIBA apart:

  1. Studies at TSIBA are supported by generous tuition scholarships which enable students to contribute towards their tuition at different levels of affordability. TSIBA Business School’s undergraduate students pay only what they can afford, removing any financial barriers to tertiary education. 
  2. TSIBA students are required to pay-it-forward as opposed to paying all of their study fees. In this way, they give back to their own communities and work towards taking South Africa forward. 

A website to showcase impact

The TSIBA website showcases their work, their impact, and how all of their stakeholders can participate in TSIBA as students, experts, donors and small business enterprises. 

“Our hosting was with xneelo before I joined TSIBA,” explains Graham, “and I’ve seen no need to change it. I chose xneelo for a dedicated server to host our new ERP earlier this year. We were happy with xneelo already and there were no other providers that could give us a sufficiently better value.”