50 Year Celebration

John Livanas, MBA, 1982

Truly the most challenging and amazing 2 years which provided the foundation for my career. Many in our class excelled in business, all excelled as leaders of all kinds. I am honoured to be a Wits Business School alumni.

Taofeek Adejare OWOSENI, PhD, 2018

Coming to WBS for my PhD was a highly significant and rewarding decision I made in my career. Coming to WBS for my PhD was a highly significant and rewarding decision I made in my career. I love the environment, the top-notch researchers and the support structure for graduate programmes, especially for PhD. Proud Witsie!

Louise Lepan, MBA, 2004

I had asked Prof Patrick McGraw to borrow his teaching notes to copy, intending to return it the following week. Over the weekend my car was stolen, with his notes, my course materials, and text books. Thank you to Douglas Jung and friends who helped me with copies of their files so that I could prepare for the exams. The MBA program taught me that you can survive any hardship if you have a strong support network.

Ismail Lambat, MBA, 2010

I recall the second day of my MBA when my first child was born and then while in China completing my final elective, I received the news of the birth of my second child and had to fly back immediately…. An amazing two years of learning and personal growth.

Kathy Lewis, MBA, 1987

“The MBA was indeed an occasion in my life!”   I remember Buzz, the resident cat, who often adopted interesting poses at the front of the lecture theater while grooming himself. Mark Addleson once commented during an Economics lecture, “Cats have no sense of occasion!” The MBA was indeed an occasion in my life!

George Cave, MAP, 2016

The MAP programme shaped my thinking and provided me with a platform to challenge myself. The programme also enhanced my business acumen and leadership competencies including how to be a well-balanced individual.

Blazius Kwakwala, MMFI, 2014-2015

The MMFI afforded me the richest learnings ever. It made me blossom into a fully fledged operations/support services practitioner/business partner. Memorable moments were Prof. Malikane’s lectures with his familiar refrain of “Woe Unto Thee” if ……

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