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South Africa is at an inflection point – will our crisis response be fight, flight or freeze?

Daily Maverick, 20 July 2021 JON FOSTER-PEDLEY AS SOUTH Africa appeared to teeter on the brink of its much-prophesied descent into failed nation status in the third week of July, many people were starting to ask questions of themselves. Wall-to-wall coverage of civil unrest and widescale looting on top of a third wave of a…

Pandemic fatigue sets in. Snap poll on social media shows 75% of respondents agree.

Johannesburg: A snap poll across Henley Business School’s social media community hints that South Africans are becoming pandemic fatigued. As the country returned to an adjusted Level 4 lockdown this week, the dipstick may indicate a greater social and economic hangover that could last beyond Covid-19 says Henley Dean Jon Foster-Pedley.   “It’s been a…

Henley Africa’s ladder of learning bears fruit for executive education graduates

23rd June 2021, Johannesburg, South Africa. HENLEY Africa is set for another first – a mid-year graduation in July. There will be 19 virtual ceremonies held between 12 July and 27 July, with most of the 728 graduates coming from executive education programmes, ranging across Henley’s unique ladder of learning, but also including the open…

Pandemic fatigue, and how to combat it

It’s been a challenging year-and-some, what with the isolation of lockdowns, the inconvenience of masking, and the various Covid conventions that have made life inconvenient and stressful. It’s no wonder, then, that many of us are suffering from what psychologists are labelling “pandemic fatigue”. We just “don’t want to know about it” any more. A…

Henley Africa wins the best MBA business school as voted by corporate South Africa for the 4th year

18th June 2021, Johannesburg, South Africa. HENLEY Business School Africa is the highest ranked business school campus in Africa in the inaugural Open Syllabus/ Financial Times survey on Teaching Power announced at the end of May. There are about 13000 business schools worldwide and Henley was ranked 17th globally in this survey.  A total of…

“Reach out during Pride Month,” says Henley Business School’s Foster-Pedley

“Pride Month presents us with an annual reminder to be sensitive to the needs of members of the LGBTQ+ community,” urges dean Jon Foster-Pedley. “It’s easy to forget the daily challenges of these family members, colleagues, and peers who constantly navigate a minefield of prejudice, indignity, self-harm, substance abuse and even violence, within their work and living…