Catch-up With Vision2020 and Our Alumni Stars

Dear Friends of TSiBA,

“Visioning a more impactful future at TSiBA”

With our remarkable history of educational success, we’re constantly striving to produce top graduates who are making a difference. Operating in a socio-political education landscape with #feesmustfall, TSiBA has now been placed in a “competitive” space with public universities for recruits, bursaries and funding – and we are proud of it!

We’ve always said our ultimate success will be when other institutions start seeing what we are seeing and start paying attention to the financial hurdle preventing so many talented youths from entering the world of work in a competitive, knowledge-driven economy. Our plans are to grab this unique opportunity to evolve by focusing on crafting a niche industry-targeted degree which will profoundly change the trajectory of our students with maximum impact on the communities we serve. This is TSiBA’s Vision2020.

To implement this new operational model, we will re-energise the look and feel of the brand and unfortunately we will also be closing the TSiBA Eden campus at the end of the year as an operational site of delivery. Whilst the Eden Campus will cease to operate, we are proud of what we contributed to the Eden Community. We injected between R30m - R40m over the last 8 years and touched the lives of thousands of people. We remain committed to recruit talent and run sustainable, pre-funded projects in the area - so it’s not a goodbye, but a different hello.

While we are very excited about our ambitious new plans for Vision2020 we carry the loss of a campus and the Eden staff. We remain deeply grateful for the time, commitment, energy and loyalty that so many members of the community poured into Eden and you remain part of the TSiBA family. 

By bringing all our students under one roof in the heart of Cape Town, we can streamline our offering without impacting the excellent standard of education we’re known for.

We continue to drive social change and meet the future.

Yours in Igniting Opportunity,

Adri Marais


Alumni star continues to strive towards greatness

Congratulations to 2012 TSiBA BBA Graduate and Kofi Annan Scholar, Andile Dyonase, who passed the internationally accredited Chartered Financial Analyst Level 2 (CFA 2) exam while working as an Analyst at Johnson & Johnson in Antwerp, Belgium.

This challenging, but prestigious, qualification greatly enhances a financial professional’s career potential. (CFA Institute stats reveal the pass rate on Level 1 is 35% and only 50% for Level 2 & 3.)

Andile says, “I’m completely humbled by the experience I gained at TSiBA. I want to raise awareness about what one can achieve - especially to graduates to show that it's important to invest in yourself.” 

Read more on Andile story.

TSiBA Learnership Programme rolls out in Johannesburg
Is your organisation interested in impactful Skills Development programmes to bolster B-BBEE compliance? If so, the TSiBA Certificate in Practical Business Administration (CPBA) learnership is a must!

Due to industry demand, we are rolling out our accredited learnership nationally in 2018 through our commercial arm, 
TSiBA Education Solutions. This programme hardwires TSiBA’s unique methodology of leadership and self-development with added extras including access to any five short courses on the Educate24 e-learning platform.

Full info and brochure 
TSiBA runs from Cape Town to Switzerland
Team TSiBA had 15 runners compete in the annual Greifenseelauf Run in Zurich on the 16 September to create awareness and raise funds for student scholarships. The very next day - half-way across the world in Cape Town - 5 Team TSiBA runners joined 10 000 runners in the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon to also sweat it out ran to raise funds for TSiBA.

Team TSiBA runner Carmen Andrews said that “Running for a cause to change the future of our youth through education made it extra special.”

No matter where you are in the world you can still support them here.
Cape Town Awards Ceremony
Each semester we take some time out to have an Awards Ceremony and celebrate top achievers. TSiBA scholarship students give their all so they can excel and make their sponsors proud - which explains the long Merit List this year. Awards ceremonies are special days dedicated to not only the top achievers but to all students as a reminder that we need to be inspired to break boundaries and continually strive to greatness.

Congratulations to all our achievers as well as our staff members who also took away the titles for Favourite Staff Member: Anneke van Damme and Favourite Lecturer: Mustoffa Khan. See the full photo album here.

Scholarships available

Do you know any achievers who need a scholarship and are interested in studying towards a Business degree?

We’re looking for young people with leadership potential to apply. TSiBA is accepting 2018 student scholarship applications until mid-October - limited places available.

Visit or contact Kwanele on to see if you meet the educational requirements and how to apply.

Volunteer appreciation
There many ways to volunteer at TSiBA and give of your time or expertise. No matter how much time it is, or where you are in the world. One example is Peter Hurst, an international TSiBA mentor based in Spain, who took time on a business trip to Cape Town to spend an evening with his six mentees.

Courage Chiringa, a BBA2 student said, “We are so grateful for Peter who is taking his personal time to help us become better leaders of today - and tomorrow - in our prospective careers.’’ Read more

Join our monthly volunteer coffee morning or contact our Tutor and Lecturer Coordinator,
Shameez Naidoo on 021 532 2750/ or for more information click here.

Eden students graduate
Another cohort of CPBA and HCBA graduates celebrated being awarded their qualifications and the start of a new career path. Honorary Guest Speaker Gill Marcus, Former South African Reserve Bank Governor, inspired all to continue on their journey to success.

Another star of the show was TSiBA Eden Alumni speaker, Andrew Selondo, Eden HCBA Graduate and Cape Town BBA1 student. 
Andrew reflected on his challenging journey from Pretoria to Plettenberg Bay Township before finding his way to a TSiBA scholarship.

"TSiBA is an institution that shapes one’s life into a life of meaning and purpose. I say this because here at TSiBA we live by some of the most profound values which become a part of our lives."

Read Andrew's appreciation speech
Entrepreneurship in Action
We're always looking to take entrepreneurial training to the next level, offering various tailor-made corporate solutions in the ESD and SD sector. Here are some of the highlights:
  • TSiBA’s entrepreneurial support moves to the cloud with an online monitoring and evaluation platform for Business Development Support (BDS) suppliers - Catalyst4Growth.
  • Beta-launch of the TSiBA Ignition Hub, a virtual platform for Businesses and Entrepreneurs about our programmes, to access opportunities, training and entrepreneurial inspiration.
  • A bespoke Business Training learning intervention for professionals in the New Foundry Generation Forum (NFGF) project hosted by the CSIR for the steel industry. This programme can benefit all highly technical industries that wish to equip young professionals with business acumen to fast-track their careers into leadership positions using the TSiBA Ignition Centre as an ideal training partner.
 For more information on this programme email Karien Cloete at

Please click here to see our wishlist of items. If you are able to donate any of these or wish to sponsor purchasing some of these items email us on

Upcoming Events

Eden Campus:
Eden Graduation: 15 December 2017

Cape Town Campus:
Graduation: 7 October 2017
Volunteers Coffee: 26 October 2017
Appreciation: 28 November 2017

Directors: Prof. F Abrahams (Chairperson), A Marais (CEO), P Pugin (Dean), L Muzame (COO)
L Meinert, G Whitehead, D Pillay, Y Scholtz, J Kalani, Prof. E Smit, R Hendricks,

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