Where do you go to dream? To log in? To be inspired? Learn? To feel safe ? Tsiba Business School offers such a space thanks to its recent acquisition of a new campus.
With many companies divesting their offices and real estate, Tsiba’s brick-and-mortar investment is more than a contrarian view, or even an on-balance sheet asset acquisition. It is a tangible expression of confidence in the future of South Africa! The new campus will provide space to dream of ‘haven of hope’ and an ambitious and safe learning environment for its rapidly growing student body; many of which will drive social justice and economic growth in the near future.
Tsiba’s unique educational value propositions are to provide state-of-the-art, fully accredited programs for all of its qualifications and, at the same time, to confidently implement its social impact mandate that responds to the current challenges facing society. Some of these social mandate activities include: the partnership with Northeastern University (USA) to help SMEs in Cape Town, the development of the certificate in cultural and community tourism, the Business Circle (provides organized business support), Tsiba Global (promoting global learning through international student exchange), Tsiba Earth (student engagement in environmental sustainability projects) and Tsiba Talent (developing work readiness and employability skills).
The three-year journey to find a suitable campus that met most if not all of Tsiba’s “real” goals was an arduous one. It needed to meet the business school’s spatial needs of a rapidly growing student body (>300% over two years) and enable Tsiba to pursue its sustainability ambitions. These include facilities to accommodate part-time courses and pending additional undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications, sharing with commercial entities (rental income), having sufficient ‘green’ space to promote the activities of Tsiba Earth, as well as the operation of the solar panel infrastructure of the new campus. to completely displace Eskom’s grid energy needs.
The purchase of the campus will be funded through a capital campaign, Founders’ Gift, which honors those who had the foresight to establish Tsiba and contribute to social and economic transformation. The Founders Gift fundraising campaign, to be launched locally and internationally, provides opportunities for philanthropic expression and legacy for philanthropists, businesses and civil society to participate in a virtuous circle of fundraising intent that will contribute to more sustainable communities in the Western Cape and subsequently, South Africa.
The irony is not lost that the purchase of the new Tsiba Business School campus was made from the Western Cape Blood Service. Essentially, Tsiba Business School will ensure the sustainability of life through the “lifesaving” of education!
For more information, please download the Founders Gift brochure here.
Investors interested in Founders’ Gift can invest via the Tsiba Give page or by contacting us at [email protected]