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Boris Urban is a lecturer at Wits Business School, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Expertise: Entrepreneurship and new Venture creation.
CASE STUDY. Raizcorp chief executive Allon Raiz was faced each day with many applications to join his business incubation Prosperator programme.
CASE STUDY. In late 2013, Nando’s, a global chicken restaurant chain, marked the successful implementation of a project for ethical sourcing of African bird’s eye chillies (ABE) – the signature ingredient of the brand.
CASE STUDY. In November 2014, as the South African development agency, Kagiso Trust (KT) prepared to celebrate 30 years of existence in 2015, Themba Mola, KT’s chief operating officer, reflected on the development work that the organisation had done since it started out in 1985.
CASE STUDY. On 1 September 2009, as financial services firm Discovery Ltd was about to release its annual results for 2008/2009, its chief executive officer (CEO) and founder, Adrian Gore, took some time to consider the company’s trajectory since its inception 16 years ago.
CASE STUDY. Doctor Nicolaas Duneas was in a quandary: as he sat in his dishevelled office at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), he pondered the future of his company Altis Biologics.