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Claire Beswick

Claire Beswick

Claire Beswick heads up the case centre at Wits Business School (WBS), having joined the institution as a case writer in September 2001. She has more than 20 years’ experience in research and writing: as a researcher at the South African Institute for Race Relations, a journalist, and now at the WBS Case Centre. In her position at the case centre, Claire has written a wide range of cases herself and overseen the writing of most of the cases that are currently in the collection.

The Don Group: Bitter End to Suite Dreams?

CASE STUDY. By January 2011, Thabiso Tlelai, chief executive officer (CEO) of The Don Group, South Africa’s largest all-suite hotel chain, knew he had to take drastic measures to save the company.

Kagiso Trust: Deciding its Future

CASE STUDY. In November 2014, Kagiso Trust (KT) was at an important crossroads. Anti-apartheid struggle icons such as Dr Beyers Naudé and Archbishop Desmond Tutu had established the organisation with European Union (EU) funds in the 1980s to promote the struggle against apartheid.

Kagiso Trust: Investing for Development Impact

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.

Legendary Retail Brands: A Sustainable Business Model?

CASE STUDY. With many years of experience as an entrepreneur and businessman, Alan Reeves, chief operating officer (COO) of Legendary Retail Brands (LRB), which was the shareholder and administrator of the Mica, DIY Depot and House of Paint and Décor voluntary buying group (VBG) brands, was continuously thinking about the next step for the group.

Discovery Ltd: Entrepreneurship in its DNA

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.

Ndaba Ntsele: Entrepreneurial Vision

CASE STUDY. On 19 May 2010, Ndaba Ntsele – Ernst & Young World Best Entrepreneur (SA, 2007) and CEO of Pamodzi Investment Holdings (PIH), a diversified investment company – was preparing for the launch of Pamodzi Aviation the next day.