‘Public opinion is increasingly dictating the success or failure of companies and brands’ – UP academics on fixing reputational damage
Posted on November 13, 2020
In order to retain market value, a customer base and employee loyalty, an organisation must take stock of its reputation.
Alumnus profile: Dr Mpinda Mvita
Posted on November 09, 2020
Having heeded his own advice during his years as a student at UP, Dr Mpinda Mvita not only obtained two master’s degrees, he was recently also awarded his PhD in Financial Management Sciences. While this may be considered the pinnacle of success, going forward, he has several more goals....
Alumnus profile: Dr Kiruben Naicker
Posted on November 02, 2020
EMS alumnus Dr Kiruben Naicker is highly acclaimed for his long-standing strategic role in the Biodiversity sector for the SA Government. Despite everything he has achieved thus far in his illustrious career, going forward he hopes to play an even bigger role, internationally.
Social distancing in macrodynamic models
Posted on October 28, 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, policymakers have often relied on epidemiology models to track the spread of the outbreak. However, such models lack the necessary tools to account for individual behaviour potentially influencing the dynamics of the pandemic. This column integrates individual...
Alumnus profile: Dr Tinashe Mushayanyama
Posted on October 26, 2020
An advocate of public sector reform, Dr Tinashe Mushayanyama, Director of Policy Planning and Research at the City of Johannesburg, firmly believes the public sector, as a profession, needs to be professionalised.
EXPERT ADVICE: On Boss’s Day, here’s how to identify and deal with workplace bullying
Posted on October 16, 2020
Boss’s Day is observed every October to encourage colleagues to strengthen their relationship in the workplace. Fostering a professional environment that is free of intimidating behaviour is one way to do this, and recognising workplace bullying is where it needs to begin.
Alumnus profile: Niel Schoombee
Posted on October 12, 2020
For many years, the talented singer/songwriter, alumnus Niel Schoombee, ‘lived’ his passion in the entertainment industry. Besides creating the highly acclaimed 5-person male vocal group, Hi-5, he gained numerous prestigious awards, in SA and abroad. He wrote over 700 songs for many...
Alumna profile: Prof Nasima MH Carrim
Posted on October 05, 2020
Credited with a long list of notable achievements, Prof Nasima Carrim is a role model in every respect: Apart from her newly appointed role as Exco member of the Society of Industrial and Organisational Psychology of South Africa (SIOPSA), Prof Carrim is part of a team of conveners for a future...