30 November 2021

REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL brings state-of-the-art iLeadLAB to KZN’s Ndumo community

Submitted by Hellen Moropa

REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL is committed to using education to drive significant change in the communities and lives of previously disadvantaged students. As part of its commitment to ensuring that young South Africans have the skills they need to join the 21st Century’s world of work, REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL, in partnership with the Iqraa Trust, Durban, is proud to announce the launch of a fully equipped iLeadLAB, or “Makerspace”, at Mandla MthetwaSchool of Excellence in Ndumo, KwaZulu-Natal.

AcademicMakerspaces are seen as a way to engage learners in creative, higher-order problem-solving and active learning skills through hands-on design, construction, and iteration.

“Makerspaces provide powerful contexts and opportunities for students to learn and develop new skills and draw on the innately human desire to make things, using our hands and our brains. Student-centred learning in a Makerspace can also empower students, helping them to shift from being passive consumers of information and products, to active creators and innovators. The goal is to increase practical educational opportunities for the students at Mandla Mthetwa School of Excellence,” says REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL MD Dr Ahmed Shaikh.

“The iLeadLAB provides students with opportunities to bridge the gap between secondary and tertiary learning, thus reducing the mismatch between education and available jobs, and increasing employability in the future. Consequently, the interdisciplinary, collaborative and empowering nature of these Makerspaces helps to prepare students for a future that one cannot imagine. REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL has met this need by combining formal discipline-centric education with the experiential learning of flexible in-demand skills. This project will provide many opportunities for the students of the Mandla Mthetwa School of Excellence,” he says. The establishment of the iLeadLAB at Mandla Mthetwa School of Excellence will benefit students, staff, and the entire community in many ways,” says Shaikh.

You can find information about the innovative, relevant graduate and post graduate courses now available at www.regent.ac.za. Design your Future with REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL, a proud member of Honoris United Universities.

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Since 1998, REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL (RBS) has been at the forefront of premium management education across the continent. Headquartered in South Africa, RBS’s acclaimed business, finance and management programmeshave helped individuals and organisations build and sustain competitive advantages in a rapidly-changing, complex business environment. With campuses in all major hubs of South Africa, including Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pretoria, as well as in SADC countries, Swaziland and Namibia, the institution’s alumni base of 10,000 is rapidly expanding.  RBS’s leading centres for excellence - The Institute of Entrepreneurship, The Centre for Islamic Finance and Banking, and The Centre for Public Sector Administration Management and Innovation – are popular with high performers who are serious about making positive, impactful change within the global finance and management sectors. It’s latest 4IR innovation hub and academic makerspace, the iLeadLAB, is at the forefront of the institution’s strategy to empower students and stakeholders with in-demand skills as well as the hard and soft digital skills for the 4th Industrial Revolution.



***About Honoris United Universities

Honoris United Universities is the first pan-African private higher education network committed to preparing and educating the next generation of African leaders and professionals able to impact regionally in a globalized world. Collaborative intelligence, cultural agility and mobile mindsets and skills are at the heart of Honoris’ vision of higher education.

Honoris United Universities joins the expertise of its member institutions to create pan-regional profile graduates that are competitive in today’s fast-paced and demanding labor markets.

Honoris United Universities gathers a community of 27,000 students on 48 campuses, learning centers and on-line, in 9 countries and 30 cities across Africa. More than 100 degrees are offered in the fields of Health Science, Engineering, IT, Business, Law, Architecture, Arts and Design, Media, Education and Political Science.

Honoris United Universities. Education For Impact™.



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