About the Business School

Founded in 1997, we started by offering the University of Wales MBA in Pretoria, South Africa. In 2004, we were accredited with 14 other Business Schools in South Africa to offer a South African accredited MBA. Since then many students have completed our MBA programme and have gone on to become prominent business and public leaders in South Africa and internationally.

In 2018 we were also accredited to offer the prestigious DBA qualification. As the only business school in the Capital City  and Tshwane Metro area, we are right in the heart of the country’s leadership, power and influence, which allows us to be a strategic influencer of note.

In 2019 we changed our name from TUT Business School to the Tshwane School for Business and Society (TSB) in order to better reflect our vision of becoming a Business School with prominent impact on the South African society.

As such, we endeavour to create an environment that enables our students and staff to think ambitiously and creatively, and to act with a great sense of resourcefulness and responsibility to achieve lofty goals.

We have excellent facilities and offer an engaging environment wherein dedicated students can challenge their way of thinking and expand their knowledge in the areas of business, management and entrepreneurship. In 2020 we expanded our MBA offering to Mbombela and as of 2021, we have also begun offering our MBA in Polokwane.

We are a member of the South African Business Schools Association (SABSA) and were awarded a PMR Africa Silver Arrow in 2019 as a testament to the quality of our programmes. We look forward to welcoming you to the Tshwane School for Business and Society (TSB) and are confident you will have an enriching time. We look forward to seeing in what ways you will positively impact the world.

Our Vision

To play a leading role in inspiring business and government to serve society.

Our Mission

To develop and equip resilient and responsible leaders, managers and entrepreneurs who will have the courage to transform themselves and their organisations to achieve the “common good” of a holistic society.

Our Values

  • Resilience
  • Integrity and Transparency
  • Passion
  • Professional Conduct
  • Respect
  • Responsible Leadership

Message from the Director

Thank you for visiting our website. Some of you may be new to the school, while others are friends, alumni and associates with longstanding relationships with us.

We believe that both the business community and business schools can play an integral role in addressing the systemic issues that will alter the future for generations to come. Issues such as climate change, rising inequality, the mismatch of education, skills and employment opportunities, and addressing the challenges of state owned enterprises and government institutions. As a community, we must commit to use our position and influence to make progress against these challenges, working across sectors and mindful of the needs of our communities. We can do this in any business sector or industry, as well as in society and governmental organisations.

Although TSB has been offering an excellent accredited MBA programme for many years, we have now begun to spread our wings and use our influence to become a notable facilitator of change in the Tshwane Region and beyond. The first outcome of this initiative was the Tshwane Leadership Summit, in partnership with the MIKS Foundation and The Innovation Hub, which was held for the first time in October 2019. The summit, themed Leadership for a Better Society, convened respected and well-known thought leaders, and highlighted the importance and vital role of reputable leadership.

A second initiative is the Entrepreneurship and Business Development Programme with Social Impact. In a first for South Africa, TSB recently signed a MoU with a partner business school in Italy to offer an International Certificate in Impact Entrepreneurship. Developed in cooperation with African countries, the programme has already been successfully launched in eight other African countries. In addition, TSB has started to offer Master Classes targeted at specific sectors in the region.

We have also been appointed as one of the preferred partners of the National School of Government. Under this partnership, we will cater to executive development, with programmes such as executive management development and leadership development. This appointment allows us to further our focus on having a social impact. We are excited to be making such a contribution to the South African society.

And we look forward to welcoming you at TSB.


Prof Kobus Jonker

TSB Faculty Members

Our programmes are served by distinguished local and international faculty members. Their teaching draws on years of knowledge and experience they have gained within their relevant focus areas.

TSB also frequently draws on the expertise of leading business people from both the corporate and entrepreneurial environments to complement our teaching faculty.

Prof Kobus Jonker

Business Strategy

International Business

Prof Zeleke Worku

Quantitative Techniques

Research Methodology

Prof Vinessa Naidoo


Woman Leadership

Prof Tumo Kele

Research Methods


Leadership and Projects

Dr Emmanuel Innocents Edoun

Management Economics

Public Management

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Professor Extraordinaire


Management and Governance

Prof Steve Burgess

Professor Extraordinaire

Marketing in Emerging Economies

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Prof David Mabunda

Professor Extraordinaire

Leadership and governance

Strategic planning

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Prof Cobus Oberholster

Professor Extraordinaire

Agricultural marketing and financing

Agribusiness management

Prof Enslin van Rooyen

Prof Enslin van Rooyen

Project Management

Dr Kuziva Muganiwa

Dr Kuziva Muganiwa

Accounting and Financial Management

Ms Ayanda Nteta

Dr Ayanda Nteta

Operations Management and Operations Research

Dr Andile

Dr Andile Mtotywa

Quality Management

Monitoring and Evaluation

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Dr Sydwell Shikweni

Business Strategy

Human Resources and Change Management

Ms Leeann Naidoo

Human Resources and Change Management

Mr Ntando

Mr Ntando Kubheka

International and Environmental Management

Mr Shameegh Khan

Mr Shameegh Khan

Management of Technology and Innovation

Mr Pieter van der Merwe

Dr Pieter van der Merwe

Leadership and Organisational Behaviour

TSB Staff Members

Ms Riana Knighton

Research Office

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Marketing and Special Projects Lead

Mr Singatha Nzukuma

Research Office

Ms Trophy Komane

MBA Office


Finance and HR

International Faculty Members

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Prof Gangfeng Zhang
(Zheijang University)

International Culture

Prof KaiUwe Wellner gut

Prof Kai-Uwe Wellner
(Technical University Nürnberg)

International Business

Mr Lorenzo Mule Stagno

Mr Lorenzo Stagno
(Malta Business School)

International Business Strategy 


Prof Mike Hoffmeister
(Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences)

Leadership and Human Resources 

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