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On Wednesday, June 22, members of Stetson University Executive MBA’s Cohort 8 travelled to Cape Town, the oldest city in South Africa. It is regularly heralded as one of the most beautiful cities on Earth. Their arrival coincides with that of First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters, who landed on the Cape on their South […]

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Mike Rodel, Chief Operating Officer for Rebosis Property Fund and Billion Group, greeted Stetson Executive MBA students in Cohort 8 to a lavish boardroom Tuesday afternoon. Rodel shared information about his company’s prosperous business in South Africa, specifically regarding the recent merger with Rebosis Property Fund. The combined company has two main lines of business, […]

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Cohort 8 executives experienced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at Cullinan Diamond Mine on Tuesday. Hosted by underground engineer, Pat, the students toured the mine, which is one of the leading producers of “large” diamonds in Africa. The company’s general manager and supervisory staff joined them on their tour. The mine, which is located in Pretoria, produces […]

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The Stetson University Executive MBA program’s Cohort 8 visited the Johannesburg Stock Exchange today and got great insight into how the JSE’s operation works in the global economy. South Africa is a major agriculture export earner of maize, wine, fruit and wool, said Chris Sturgess, Director of Commodity Derivatives. Infrastructure plays a major role in […]

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Vodacom was the first stop on the Stetson University Executive MBA students’ business tour of South Africa, and the cohort’s visit was well-timed. Only three months ago, Vodacom underwent a large rebranding initiative. Vodafone acquired Vodacom in 2008, and Vodacom’s new look and new purpose were just unveiled April 1, 2011. Vodacom is the leading […]

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Cohort 8 goes on safari

Today, members of Stetson Executive MBA’s Cohort 8 went to Pilanesburg on a safari. The cohort’s guide, Gunther, acclimated the students to the region and all the interesting aspects of the volcano that has now collapsed and created one of the most natural habitats in the world, featuring thousands of the rarest species. “We were […]

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Students in Cohort 8 experienced South African culture first-hand yesterday when they visited the Apartheid Museum, rode through Soweto, and attended an UMOJA dinner show. Their day began with a guided tour of the Apartheid Museum, where they participated in exhibits that communicated the atmosphere of the troubled era into present time. They learned about […]

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After arriving in Johannesburg, the cohort had lunch in Nelson Mandela Square in a fabulous cafe called Balio’s, overlooking the Nelson Mandela bronze statue.  After an afternoon of sightseeing near the hotel and/or taking a brief nap, the students headed to Carnivore for the Welcome Dinner and an authentic South African meal. Carnivore specializes in 13 different […]

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Stetson University’s Executive MBA Cohort 8 group has arrived in Johannesburg! The group of 15 passengers departed Orlando International Airport yesterday at 7 a.m. After a 1 1/2-hour layover at JFK, the group flew 15 hours across the Atlantic Ocean to Johannesburg, South Africa. “We arrived this morning at 8:40 local time,” said program coordinator […]

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