Entries by Anneke du Toit

Land the job you deserve

When studying it can be difficult to think much beyond the tasks at hand like the next assignment or test. Looking a little further ahead, your end goal is obviously to complete your course and graduate, but what about after that? Gaining a qualification is the start, the next step is landing yourself a decent […]

Take care of yourself

If you want to perform at your very best with your online studies, then it is essential to take care of your body and your physical health. In a previous article, we spoke of the importance of staying connected in looking after your mental health. There is a strong link between a healthy mind and […]

Staying connected

With October 10 being World Mental Health Day, it is a good reminder to think about mental health. Depression and anxiety disorders are the most common forms of mental illness, with depression affecting about 1 in 15 adults in any given year while one in six people will experience depression at some time in their […]

Why study public management

You may not realise it, but chances are good that public managers and public management affect your day-to-day life. So, what is public management? Public management is used by both the government and the nonprofit sector. It uses private-sector business and management approaches to manage the provision of services to the public. The goal of good […]

The difference between economics and business

So, you’re interested in money, the making of money and how it works. Economics and business are two fields that will likely appeal to you, but perhaps you aren’t sure about the difference between an economics degree and a business degree. In weighing up an economics degree versus a business administration degree, it is best […]

Be a public management leader

If you hope to climb to the top of your career, chances are good that you will end up involved with management. Whatever the field or industry, be it engineering, accounting, sales, mining, government or any number of other fields, as you rise to the top of your industry, your job involves less of the […]

How to be a success

Dedication, hard work and consistency are the basic requirements to be successful in any field of study. The same applies to a business school candidate or potential graduate. Attending lectures, jotting down notes and participating will separate the mediocre student from the excellent. However business-orientated you may be, investing in your studies can determine how […]

This is what you need to start a business

Anyone can start a business, but that does not mean that just anyone will make a success of it. The sad truth is that many new businesses fail. An often-quoted statistic says that 20% of new businesses fail within their first year, while 50% fail to make it to their fifth year, and only 30% […]

What type of manager are you?

Top-level management is the ultimate career goal for most ambitious professionals. The types of managers in a small business are similar to a large company, but a small company has fewer people and likely fewer management roles. A very large organisation on the other hand could have several managerial layers, with branch managers, regional managers […]