Business Management students launch SABPP Chapter

The Department of Business Management in the Faculty of Management Sciences has over the years worked closely with the South African Board for People Practice (SABPP) to ensure its Human Resources Management (HRM) programme is demand-driven and meets the set industry standards.

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On 31 August 2017, SABPP and the Department of Business Management at CUT reached yet another milestone when students from the department launched the 11th SABPP student chapter in the country to create awareness and the importance of HR standards amongst students.

As of January 2015, the SABPP actively began creating awareness and launching student chapters at universities and colleges around South Africa. The SABPP student chapter is an exclusive SABPP Human Resource Student society, comprising of HR students who are actively registered as student members with the SABPP. As part of developing the future talent pool, SABPP recognises the important role it can play to ensure that tertiary students are fully prepared for the industry. SABPP aims at practically preparing students to become familiar with the HR profession.

“I hope that the launch will be informative and beneficial to the department.  It will help us to develop the type of HR practitioners our country needs and those that will contribute to the economic growth, HR professional and ethics issues; including corruption,” said Prof. Tshedi Naong, Head of the Department Business Management.

Mr Marius Mayer, CEO of SABPP said that South Africa is faced with leadership crisis that needs immediate attention. “People no longer know who to follow and trust anymore. As SABPP, we would like to see ethics within the work place and leaders who will become change agents in the country. We are proud to be associated with CUT because we see the potential this institution has in producing quality leaders that this country really needs.”

CUT SABPP Student Chap_2w

He also shared the first leadership standard framework that is going to be developed and launched on 14 September to assist all organisations and guide leaders to be successful in South Africa.

He mentioned that in the leadership standard there are 9 elements of what good leadership is about: the elements include 4 key elements: leadership philosophy, tone at the top, leadership culture and leadership outcomes and 5 elements which include: vision, value, ability to lead people, and reflecting back on achievements.

“Mr Xolani Mawande, SABPP COO said he is proud that the second best student in the country to win the SABPP National Excellence Awards is from CUT. “Congratulations to Mr Zuko Hlanjwa for representing CUT in a good way; we at SABPP promote and contribute to excellence at universities.”


1: Zuko Hlanjwa: Vice Chairperson SABPP CUT, Neo Tlali, Kamohelo Molefe, Lindiwe Bosman, Fhatuwani Raliphaswa, Polo Sengoara, Sekoele Ramajoe: Chairperson SABPP CUT, and Mojalefa Alphonse.

2: From left: Sekoele Ramajoe, Prof. Deseré Kokt, Associate Professor: HR Management, Mr Marius Mayer: CEO of SABPP, Ms Kgomotso Mopalami: Chairperson SABPP Free State and CUT Alumnus and Zuko Hlanjwa.


Uploaded: 08 September 2017

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