BON BONS

NWU BUSINESS SCHOOL INITIATIVE

NWU BUSINESS SCHOOL INITIATIVES

Our initiatives were developed to stimulate critical thinking and reasoning, foster reflexivity, debate possible solutions to challenges, and identify research areas on the AU Agenda 2063 and UN Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in Africa.

“We need to be relevant to our continent, and we have an obligation to use our expertise to address issues such as water shortages, food security, lack of leadership, health and safety, unemployment, corruption, political instability, etc. By hearing first-hand, the voices of Africa—their concerns, their needs—we will be able to provide innovative ideas to change Africa for the better.” Prof. Anet Smit, Programme Leader: Community Engagement, Professor: Sustainable Development.

These points are addressed within the extension of our African “footprint”, as we believe that the answers to the multiple challenges facing Africa can only be found by seeking and uncovering African solutions by Africa’s people. The African continent is a global treasure and deserves to be listened to, and our current initiatives create that platform. The NWU Business School will continue to create such opportunities, as we have the responsibility to deliberate in pursuit of the possibility of a well-governed and thriving South Africa.

Our initiatives were developed to stimulate critical thinking and reasoning, foster reflexivity, debate possible solutions to challenges, and identify research areas on the AU Agenda 2063 and UN Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in Africa.

“We need to be relevant to our continent, and we have an obligation to use our expertise to address issues such as water shortages, food security, lack of leadership, health and safety, unemployment, corruption, political instability, etc. By hearing first-hand, the voices of Africa—their concerns, their needs—we will be able to provide innovative ideas to change Africa for the better.” Prof. Anet Smit, Programme Leader: Community Engagement, Professor: Sustainable Development.

These points are addressed within the extension of our African “footprint”, as we believe that the answers to the multiple challenges facing Africa can only be found by seeking and uncovering African solutions by Africa’s people. The African continent is a global treasure and deserves to be listened to, and our current initiatives create that platform. The NWU Business School will continue to create such opportunities, as we have the responsibility to deliberate in pursuit of the possibility of a well-governed and thriving South Africa.

OUR BON BONS INITIATIVE

The Bonbons initiative takes inspiration from the well-known ‘Bonbon’ chocolate sweet. Just like this small confectionary is filled with flavour, the Bonbons initiative is filled with compact, relevant, and significant achievements and suggestions for Africa in the convenient form of short interviews.

The NWU Business School’s African Bonbons Initiative was launched in 2021 and brings together the valuable opinions of experts, researchers, and academics on African current affairs through short interviews. We like to refer to these short “in a nutshell” interviews as compacted, sting suggestions for Africa. The short form of these valuable insights allows easy distribution (as well as access) to the media, our alumni, and the public.
Listen to our Bonbons podcast channel, available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Copy RSS or read our flavourful Bonbons magazine here:

VIEW OUR BON BONS MAGAZINES

In our Think Tank webinars topical issues affecting business and society are debated and analysed by a panel of experts from industry and academia, where-after attendees are allowed to engage with the panel members in an Q and A session.