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Fifty years is a long time and the School has seen thousands and thousands of students pass through its doorways… copious numbers of proud graduates who’ve gone on to do interesting things in their careers!  So many syndicate groups that have worked through the night, so many friends made and businesses started!

We set up this wall to provide an opportunity for students, alumni, staff and friends of WBS to share their messages or memories of WBS. We hope you enjoy them.

What are your memories?

If you would like to be part of our 50th celebrations and “write on the wall” we would love to hear from you.  Whether you are a student or alumnus, a current or past staff member or lecturer – why not add your name, an anecdote and/or a photograph?  Or even just a simple message.

Go to the ‘Share your Memory’ page and send your contribution.

WBS Memory Wall

Armstrong Ngcobo, MM–ENVC, 2015

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Papi Lidovho, Case Competition, Tel Aviv, 2014

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Select Mphahlele, PDM, 2015

For the first time in my life, in 2015, I ascended the graduation stage and I was fortunate to embrace the Vice Chancellor of Wits, ...
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Vuyisile Zondi

A defining moment in my career has been the ability to start a business and sustain its growth in a highly competitive market.
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Vuyo Gumede, 2017

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Nkosinathi Sipho Shongwe, PDM, 2016

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Craig van Wyk, MBA, 2002

I met many outstanding professionals at Wits. The part-time MBA was a memorable experience, and I met many outstanding professionals at Wits. I would particularly ...
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Rob Croll, MBA, 1974-1975

The life skills learnt, in-particular from Dave Cawood, have stood me in good stead throughout my working life.
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Paul Ballen

The glow of the newly installed blue iridescent Paul’s Homemade Ice Cream logo on the opening of our first the store in The Zone, Rosebank, in December ...
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Craig Yeatman

I believed that I could work hard enough to earn a fabulous early retirement. I started a retail company in 1989 and my optimistic best mate helped ...
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Roy Raeburn, MBA, 1973

I was one of the early recipients of the of the new Wits Business School MBA programme. I found the whole executional and social interaction ...
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Derick Mahlo, Executive Education Student, 2014

I work for the Department of Home Affairs and our Learning Academy awarded me an opportunity to study at WBS in 2012. I was a ...
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Jack Bloom, MBA Full Time, 1984-1985

I benefited immensely from my interaction with older and more experienced students and it was good background for my subsequent career in politics
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Boas Chauke, MAP 2015, MBA 2016-2017

Years to be remembered!
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Gail Kelly, MBA Full Time, 1986

Precious memories came flooding back to me as I walked through the grounds of our Business School for the first time since I graduated in ...
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Judy Dlamini

My career started at KEH VIII Hospital in Durban as a medical intern. It’s been an exciting journey! The first milestone was opening my medical ...
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Faizel Mansoor

J.R. Morgan said, “A man always has two reasons for doing anything – a good reason and the real reason.” At the end of 2009, ...
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Roselinah Hlelani, 2014

I graduated in 2014. The course had a positive impact on my life, especially in business and in the working environment in general. I had ...
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Ntombifuthi Taiwe, MAP, 2018

Our journey to C-suites
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Mohammed Majam

The Wits Business School has played an incredibly important role in shaping not just my career but also much of the person I am today. ...
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Sanam Shree

The most defining moment in my career so far was the critical decision that I made to transition from the corporate environment to the family business ...
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Lanre Banjo, MBA, 2016

I do not know how to begin but I would not be where I am today without the Wits Business School Education. I am actually ...
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Sikonathi Mantshantsha

Every day is a great opportunity to claw one back for the ordinary person in a corruption-infested South Africa that is making every one of ...
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GRAHAM GAULT, MBA, 1990

Awesome Course, good as post Graduate, and overall experience was great…….Sets you up well for future career I felt…
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John Caesar Mwangi, MBA, 1994

I had arrived from Kenya at WBS on February 17th 1993 to join the full-time 1993-94 MBA class. As the first Kenyan student to enrol ...
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Thandiwe Peach, PDM, 2014-2016

My WBS story is one that will be forever fulfilling; it was full of goodness, headaches, hard work, and in the end strong corporate networks ...
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Mamello Mafisa, Fast Track Leadership Development, 2015

Reflecting on leadership…
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Lezanne Human

The defining moment of my career was when I left a successful career in the corporate world to join a few ex-colleagues and friends in starting a ...
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Nomaxabiso Mahlawe, MAP 26, 1996

What Wits Business School did for me was to spark an interest in creativity and invention. The highlight of my studies was Marketing. I had ...
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Thanusha Govender

During the summer of 2003, a lifelong dream materialised that resulted in an inspired trip to Paris, which put into motion a plan that would ...
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Uri Marks, PDM 1996, MBA 2004

Most people will think back on their days at WBS and will reminisce about the stimulating academic challenges and the inspiring interesting social interactions. Many ...
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Don Scott, MBA Full Time, 1975-1976

My MBA totally changed my life. Prior to my studies at the Business School, I had been a technical manager for a chemical company. After ...
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Richard Chiwa, Current MBA, Part Time, 2013

One of my best moments was doing a syndicate assignment video presentation for the Organisational Design and Development module, under the topic “Design of an Agile Organisation”, ...
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President Ntuli, MAP, 2015

I am still applying the learnings daily.   I was part of the MAP 120 group. What a privilege to have been in this class ...
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Gail Kelly

Connecting the dots of a career with the benefit of hindsight, the pivotal elements quickly become apparent. One of these was my Wits Business School MBA
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Rutendo Nxumalo, Marketing Manager, MM-SM, 2016

I had no idea how prominent the Wits and WBS brand was when I joined the institution. What was initially supposed to be a short ...
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Rrabana Seemane, MDP, 2013

I did not have any diploma or tertiary qualification and then I enrolled in 2012 through Learning Academy in Home Affairs for Middle Management Development Programme ...
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Helene Smit

There are many moments that felt important in my career, such as when I conducted my first leadership development course for the Chief Justices of ...
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Pavlo Phitidis

Late one Thursday night, as I walked past my library, an epiphany struck me. I realised, just then, in that moment, what the purpose of ...
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Bongani Mthimkulu, MAP, 2018

Success Crowned Labour
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Jovana Korać

It is my fundamental belief that social entrepreneurship is the future of doing business. Shared value equates to shared growth - across industries and communities.
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Ajay Jivan, Phd, 2017

The day I handed-in my final Phd thesis at 12:12pm…  WBS holds many dear memories for me. There were many days of toil, tentativeness, and ...
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Blazius Kwakwala, MMFI, 2014-2015

Great camaraderie in the whole MMFI class of 2014.
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David Smith, Exchange Student 2013

What truly set me on my path of enlightenment began at registration. I saw a self-identification box to check “Coloured” when I completed my registration form ...
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Jerard Scorgie

In February of 2014, I joined a small consulting organisation as a senior project manager, immediately after I had completed my MBA. The organisation was ...
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Danny Flax, PDM, Part Time, 2013-2014

Graduation and Celebrating at Mike’s Kitchen after the ceremony.    
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Ntombifuthi Taiwe, NMP, 2017

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Brad Kaftel, MBA Full Time, 1983-1984

Thank you to Wits Business School for giving me the education which assisted me to build up my own company – Hatfield Motor Group. Congratulations ...
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Ismail Lambat, MBA, 2010

I recall the second day of my MBA when my first child was born and then while in China completing my final elective, I received ...
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Barry Greyling, MBA, 2012-2013

Awesome experience!   PS: The WBS and I are the same age 🙂
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