New Dean For TSIBA Business School

The Journey To Invest In Humans Continue

The time has also come to bid farewell to TSIBA’s Dean, Pearl Pugin as her five-year term will come to an end on 15 August 2019.

Pearl was responsible for TSIBA’s academic portfolio which includes Curriculum design and delivery, Library, Student Development and Support and Academic Administration. The programs in this portfolio include the Further Education and Training Certificate: Business Administration Services, the Higher Certificate in Business Administration, a Bachelors in Business Administration and the Postgraduate Diploma in Small Enterprise Consulting. Through her passion for academic excellence, Her dedication to TSIBA was pivotal to the success of the institution as a leading private higher education institution that continues to invest in humans.  Pearl has also been influential in leading TSIBA in the design of a new, future-focused Bachelor of Commerce degree that was submitted in October 2018 to the South African Council on Higher Education (CHE) for accreditation. Pearl’s presence will be sorely missed by staff, students, volunteers, lecturers and the extended TSIBA family.

As we bid farewell to Pearl, we’re delighted to announce that we have a new Dean, Dr Reidwaan (Rudi) Kimmie who will be joining TSIBA on 1 August 2019.  Dr Kimmie has a wealth of knowledge in teaching and academic development with more than 20 years’ experience at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in diverse roles from lecturer, strategic projects coordinator, to Operations Manager for the UKZN Foundation. With forays into the corporate world, his expertise lies in forging partnerships, locally and internationally, between academia and business, which will stand him in good stead at TSIBA. With a PhD in Leadership Studies from UKZN, he currently sits on the boards of Durban Green Corridors, Iqraa Trust, Education Solutions and Datachem.

Dr Kimmie said; “Facing the future depends on how we build in the present. The knowledge economy requires agile, adaptive and creative minds that can weave through complex environments and add value where opportunities arise. Hence joining a growing brand like TSiBA provides a unique opportunity to forge a new nexus of innovation, collaboration and application.”

We know that together with our energetic and committed team at TSIBA Dr Kimmie will be a powerful force into our future.