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Black Economic Empowerment

Executive Development

At USB Executive Development we believe in continuous transformation. That is why we became the first management development company in a business relationship with a university to obtain black economic empowerment (BEE) accreditation. USB-ED has obtained a broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) Level 3 status. Since the company's inception in 2001, transformation and empowerment has been part of our DNA. The fact that one of the BEE pioneers, Louisa Mojela, CEO of WIPHOLD, joined our board of directors is proof of this. In 2007, USB-ED entered into a BEE deal with businessman Vincent Raseroka and WIPHOLD, a company focusing on the empowerment of women. This was marked by the sale of 26% of USB-ED shares. The University of Stellenbosch remains the majority shareholder.

Corporate social responsibility

As part of our corporate social responsibility we present, in partnership with the USB Alumni Association, a Management Development Programme for Non-profit Organisations.

Participants of the Senior Management Development Programme, complete a business-driven action learning assignment. During this group assignment, participants design a turnaround strategy for an NGO or small business that is in need of improving its performance, as well as an implementation or roll-out plan for putting their recommendations into practice effectively.