Prof. Caren Scheepers and Dr. Tracey Toefy have won the 2019 EFMD case writing competition in the category African Business Cases with ‘SweepSouth South Africa: Contextually Intelligent Female Leadership of Entrepreneurial Domestic Services’.

They were nominated for the award by Ivey Publishing, who are the publishers of the case. SweepSouth is an app based platform that connects over 9,000 unemployed domestic workers with clients looking for home cleaning services in South Africa. The focus or dilemma in the case is on how to best scale the business.

The EFMD Case Writing Competition which has been running for over 30 years has predominantly awarded faculty who have developed learning and development case material that can be used globally. The focus is always on innovative and impactful case material which improve the quality of teaching and elicit robust debates and engagement from students. Deputy Dean at GIBS, Professor Danie Petzer said, “We are honoured to have our faculty recognised by such a prestigious organisation, we are indeed proud of Professor Scheepers and Dr Toefy for their achievement. Case writing at GIBS had seen significant growth over the last few years and this award is testament to the quality of cases being produced by the school.”

Please see more information on the winners by following this link: https://blog.efmdglobal.org/2020/06/02/the-2019-case-writing-competition-winners/

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GIBS professional associate and doctoral student, Sarah Babb has had her case study titled: ‘What next for Tech SA? Aligning leadership, culture and strategy’ accepted for publication in Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies.

GIBS faculty, Prof.  Albert Wöcke and Hayley  Pearson have had their case study: ‘Talent management at Air Traffic and Navigation Systems in South Africa’ accepted for publication by Ivey.

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