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Being at TSiBA

29 Jul 2011 in

So often the Career Centre is a buzz with activity, amist organising internships, e-mails, monitoring and evaluation, clerical duties etc etc
No time to stop - no
A student knocks, walks in and asks to be seated. He then begins by praising me about how he is so grateful that now he has…

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And the Winner is…

28 Jul 2011 in

Between schemes to recycle trash to produce biogas, mobile health and hygiene workshops, waterproof shoulderbags from recycled paper, a SMS-based micro-surveying application among many other ideas, the jury had a difficult decision to make (see my previous blog). One of the jury was our very own TSiBA lecturer Stuart Minnaar who logged in live from…

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Brains X Change

27 Jul 2011 in

I’m posting this from a train between Groningen and Rotterdam. I’m on my way to the Creative Factory where I have been invited by Marieke den Nijs of Enviu to the final Pitch Event of their Brains X Change project. Brains X Change is a project initiated by Enviu and Projects Abroad. The project aims…

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TSiBA Education partners with Aard Mining Equipment for Enterprise Development

08 Jul 2011 in


TSiBA has entered into an exciting partnership with Aard Mining Equipment (Proprietary) Limited and its major shareholder’s, Matasis Investment Holdings and Nedbank Capital Private Equity, which will see a donation of R500 000 to TSiBA’s Ignition Centre for the support of Entrepreneurs to grow their businesses.
Aard Mining…

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New Graduates

30 Jun 2011 in

There are nine final year students on the last legs of their time at TSiBA. They have all completed their three month internship in Cape Town and two students went to Switzerland. They have all handed in their 10,000 word report on their internship and also formally presented to a panel. They have all written…

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Mrs Obama

30 Jun 2011 in

Michelle Obama recently spoke for the first time in Johannesburg and guess what five young women leaders were selected to attend a womans dialogue forum from TSiBA Education.
The ladies have been very active as students at TSiBA including heading many conferences, talks, events, and representing many good causes.
None of them could…

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Mandla declares the end of Assembly at Eden a (w)rap….

24 Jun 2011 in


Every morning the Eden staff and students start with an assembly in their beautiful garden. A student is then asked to wrap up the event with a reading of his/her choice.
At yesterday’s assembly, Mandla (w)rapped it up with a “reading” of an “unknown poet” - check it…

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Entrepreneurship Breakfast Conference!

24 Jun 2011 in

The breakfast conference yesterday morning was great! First, let me start by saying that South African food is awfully bizarre (in a good way!) as I’ve never had muffins with cheese before? It truly was a great start to the morning for this Dairy state native. The attendees kept coming and coming and coming, and…

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What’s that?!!

24 Jun 2011 in

So I looked at the menu not quite sure what to order, and there is was…THE GATSBY? I was told it was like a long sandwich with loads of good stuff packed in. Thought why not give it a try. I mean I was expecting it to be at least a footlong…

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2011 NEU/TSiBA Field Study Programme Update

24 Jun 2011 in

The time is fast approaching, and the businesses have finally been narrowed down. After about a month of constant attempts at communication with about 35 businesses from around the area through 400+ phone calls, 300+ emails, and 30+ interviews, we have secured a very diverse and solid group of budding entrepreneurs. Spanning far and wide,…

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