Managing tomorrow

Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences


Thuthuka Umbala Day: Conference on Leadership


The 200 or so BCom (Accounting) students in the programme recently attended Thuthuka’s annual Umbala Day (meaning colour in Xhosa), in which students were encouraged to identify their leadership styles, through a series of workshops and a presentation by ethics professor Piet Naude, director of NMMU’s Business School, who spoke on ethical leadership in the accounting profession.

The message to students from SAICA senior executive Chantyl Mulder, who heads up the institute’s transformation and growth division, was that leaders needed to choose to have the right attitude.“True leadership is all about the power of your thoughts,” she said.