The NWU Potchefstroom Business School annually organises a Prestige Day that is part of the MBA study school.  Given the social, economic and business challenges that South Africa is currently facing, the Business School decided it would be a good idea to present leadership as the most appropriate topic for this year.  

The topic is actual and of value for all MBA students and other decision-makers in all sectors of the community.  “We trust that the theme of this year’s Prestige Day will create greater interest among key stakeholders in the community.”  For many years, Prof Raymond Parsons was involved full time with the organised business sector and was involved in a part-time basis with the academic world.  Nowadays, he is involved in a full-time capacity with the academic world at the NWU Potchefstroom Business School and part time at BUSA and Nedlac in the organised business sector.  Now that he is on the verge of publishing his next book, Zumanomics Revisited, as well as the release of the National Development Plan, he is in a unique position to converse about leadership on the highest level in SA.

Along with Dr Theuns Eloff, Vice-chancellor of the NWU, and Mr Brand Pretorius from McCarthy Motor Holdings, Prof Parsons will during this year’s Prestige Day cast an overview over the necessity of strong leadership on all key levels in SA in order to create an economy that will be bigger, stronger and better in the years to come. He will especially emphasise the importance of an ‘outside the box’ mentality in both the private and public sectors should the implementation of the National Development Plan takes place in such a manner that SA can look forward to a period of shared welfare and stability in the years ahead.

This Prestige Day will take place on 24 July at the Quest Conference Centre in Vanderbijlpark and is an open event to attend.  For more information about the event, you can contact Marilize Minné, the communications officer at the NWU Potchefstroom Business School, at 018 299 1412. 

Article source: North West University