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WATCH: Raymond Ledwaba’s Speech about the MBA World Summit 2018

YALI Fellow Raymond Ledwaba, 2015 alumni of the MBA World Summit, agreed to partner with MBA World Summit organisers to bring the MBA World Summit to South Africa in 2018.

“We are happy and proud of the opportunity to host the MBA World Summit in partnership with the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business to be able to put emphasis on the immense challenges the African continent in general and South Africa in particular is facing” – MBA World Summit organisers.

Enjoy an excerpt of Raymond’s speech, held at this year’s opening ceremony for the MBA World Summit in Berlin and learn more about our upcoming journey!

Don’t miss the opportunity to take part at next year’s MBA World Summit 

Cape Town, South Africa
14 – 16 March 2018
Apply here: https://admissions.mbaworldsummit.com

The MBA World Summit is about shaping a Global Leadership Community. Since its inauguration in 2014, it has prided itself as the pinnacle international gathering for the global MBA community. Each year, 100 of the most exceptional and rigorously selected MBA talents from the top business schools worldwide (out of more than 3.000 applicants) are invited to attend this exclusive conference.In 2018,  MBA World Summit will be hosted in the beautiful City of Cape Town in partnership with the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business.

All of the invited students are involved in co-creating the agenda of the three-day Summit, which focuses on the three pillars of nurturing a collaborative culture, facilitating high-impact exchange and championing interdisciplinary approaches to global business and societal problems. Attendees debate the most pressing issues of our times as well as future challenges and engage in a vibrant best-practice sharing. Attendees also work on a critical challenge faced by the host city in an effort to leave an impact and empower the local community. The goal for 2018 is to empower 25 entrepreneurs who operate in Cape Town’s townships of Phillipi, Nyanga and Khayelitsha.

To qualify, MBA students must be first or second year full or part time MBA students, on a deferred enrollment program for  an MBA (eg. 2+2 or 1+1), Executive MBA students as well as postgraduate MBA students have the possibility of participating in the MBA World Summit up to one year after the final graduation.

Application Deadline:
30 November 2017. Selected candidates will be notified by 26 January 2018.


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