In yet another milestone for Regenesys Business School, for the first time in its 24 years of existence, the school conferred two deserving female students with doctorate degrees in a graduation ceremony that took place on 2 November at the Regenesys Business School Sandton campus.
Says the Dean of Regenesys Business School, Sibongiseni Kumalo, “We are extremely proud to be have conferred these doctorate degrees on these two hard working women. They both come from different sectors, but both have one thing in common, to using education as a means of changing the world. We were excited that they were the only two graduates who received doctorate degrees at this year’s graduation ceremony, among many others who received their qualification in other studies. This just goes to show that with hard effort and dedication, all things are possible.”
Lindiwe Skhosana, Programme Director of the Mpumalanga Department of Education, received her Doctorate of Business Management qualification with a research paper entitled ‘A critical assessment of the association between decentralised strategic planning and capacity development as drivers of leadership performance in schools’. She also holds a Master of Public Management from Regenesys Business School.
Says Ms Skhosana, “Education is the key to success, and combined with one’s skills and abilities, you can use it to soar. My future ambitions are to eventually go into academic spaces where I can fully utilise my knowledge attained from the Master of Public Management and Doctorate of Business Management programmes.”
Another doctorate degree recipient was Sharmane Naidoo, Executive Head: Human Resources for Nedbank’s Africa Regions. She has a wealth of experience in multiple disciples in human resources, marketing, business strategy and innovation.
Ms Naidoo holds an MBA (cum laude) from Regenesys Business School, where she was top student. She has also completed various executive development programmes from Duke CE University, the Gordon Institute of Business Science and the University of Stellenbosch. Her Doctoral Research title was ‘The relationship between organizational culture, organizational commitment, and performance: A comparative study of commercial banks in two African countries’. “The past few years of the Covid-19 pandemic have been truly challenging for HR professionals, and ensuring the health and wellbeing of employees was at the forefront of this change. Fortunately, it’s also been such rewarding experience for me to be able to make a difference in people’s lives,” says Ms Naidoo.