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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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Hanze University

24 Jun 2011 in

A while ago, I wrote about TSiBA’s relationship with Northeastern University in Boston. There are other international universities with close ties to TSiBA, and I am privileged to spend part of my sabbatical in the city of Groningen in the Netherlands, home of Hanze University. Three of our students have been here as well: Elkay,…

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The Library During June Exams

23 Jun 2011 in


The library is full to capacity, but it is so quiet.
Why?  It’s exam time and this is the best place to come to get in some good study time.
Just a few more days and then students may take a break and relax. A wonderful way…

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No One Is Left Behind - Go Xolani!

23 Jun 2011 in


In May this year, things turned from bad to worse for one of TSiBA Cape Town’s HCBA students and he was forced to deregister and return to his home in the Eastern Cape. Unbeknownst to him, his friend (not a TSiBA student) found out that we have another campus…

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TSiBA Eden: Plans afoot to open an Ignition Centre

23 Jun 2011 in


TSiBA Eden is hard at work looking at the possibility of starting an Ignition Centre in Karatara. The initial planning stages included the completion of a needs analysis in the community as well as discussions with members of the community.
In the picture above, David, Eden’s campus supervisor,…

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First Day!!!

23 Jun 2011 in

Wednesday 22nd June 2011, this was my first day here at TSiBA and what a day it was! At first I was quite nervous but once I had arrived and was introduced to all, I felt more comfortable as everyone was really nice and welcoming. Too bad the weather was not as inviting…
The…

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Mandela Rhodes nominees

21 Jun 2011 in


Luwanda Mxhosana

Unathi Mazamisa

Nqobile Bhengu

Once again final year BBA students at TSiBA Education applied for sponsorship via the Mandela Rhodes bursary scheme for postgraduate study next year
This is a very prestigious…

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They’ve ACEd it!

17 Jun 2011 in


Stirring the Entrepreneurial Soup

Coaching Session
On Wednesday, I had the privilege of spending over an hour of Martin Haring’s time. Martin (@martin_haring) is Coordinator of the Amsterdam Centre for Entrepreneurship, better known as ACE. The mood was very upbeat as…

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Shop Open

15 Jun 2011 in

The Second Hand Clothing Shop has been around before, but due to a lack of time to manage the store, the shop was forced to close. Currently, Tarryn Africa, Emile Saaiman, Melissa Adams and Basil Collins (BBA 3 Students at TSiBA) have revived the store and are trying to rebuild relationships with past suppliers and…

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Nails and Eyelashes

15 Jun 2011 in

Stuart Minnaar, an entrepreneur and tutor at TSiBA Education approached the Career Centre with an entrepreneurial idea!
He commissioned students (selected by the Career Centre) to research viability of false nails and false eyelash business in Khayelitsha.
It gave TSiBA students an insight into how to ask questions from a pre-prepared list. Thokoza,…

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