Our footprint in Africa
We have a presence in three South African provinces, Western Cape (Cape Town), Gauteng (Johannesburg) and KwaZulu-Natal (Durban). We are committed to development in Africa, offering programmes in Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, eSwatini, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and beyond Africa in the United Arab Emirates.
In 2001, USB joined hands with the private sector to create an executive development company, namely USB Executive Development (Pty) Ltd (USB-ED) within the University of Stellenbosch Business School.
Since then USB-ED has increased its South African footprint beyond the borders of the Western Cape by opening offices in Sandton and Umhlanga.
USB-ED hosts a range of events for its clients, participants and alumni throughout South Africa. These include the We Read For You series, Knowledge Sharing workshops and various forums.
Initially, USB-ED was expected to operate largely in South Africa. Yet today, we are providing high-quality executive development services throughout Africa and beyond.
In 2018, USB-ED initiated the launch of USB-ED Botswana. Through a strategic partnership with EOH Consulting, USB-ED is able to deliver programmes in-country.
USB-ED Botswana is in the process of registering with the Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA). All USB-ED programmes in Botswana are accredited with the BQA either through EOH Consulting or through the Council of Higher Education in South Africa.
USB-ED annually hosts a series of Knowledge Sharing events for current participants, alumni and clients in Gaborone to gain expert insights, which they can implement and share back at their workplace.
USB-ED has partnered with the Leadership Group, which is based in Nairobi, Kenya in order to deliver programmes in-country.
USB-ED has been delivering programmes in Mauritius since 2014 through its in-country partner, Global Natives.
USB-ED annually hosts a series of Knowledge Sharing breakfast and cocktail events for key clients in Moka, Mauritius to gain expert insights, which they can implement and share back at their workplace.
USB-ED has had a presence in Namibia since the early 2000s and offers a range of in-country programmes in Windhoek, Namibia.
Current participants, alumni and clients annually receive invitations to attend a series of Knowledge Sharing events in Windhoek and Walvis Bay, which afford attendees the opportunity to gain expert insights, to implement and share back at their workplace as well as new innovative programme offerings.
In eSwatini, USB-ED’s programmes are delivered through our in-country partner RES Corporation. Programmes are delivered via their Learning Academy at the country club in Simunye where accommodation is also available. RES Corporation and USB-ED have been delivering programmes in eSwatini since 2017.
In Zimbabwe, USB-ED has two strategic in-country partners. The first is the Management Training Bureau (MTB) which falls under the Ministry of Higher Education with whom USB-ED has a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The primary focus of this partnership, although not exclusively, is the Public Sector. The second in-country partner is PWC with whom USB-ED also has a MoU and where the primary focus, not exclusively, is the Private Sector.