Duke CE has been a part of the African continent for more than a decade, having opened our Johannesburg office in 2008. We quickly came to realize that South Africa, and the broader continent, offered a wide range of opportunities – both to educate and to learn. Our presence in Africa is now two-fold. We work locally with South African clients, spanning industries including financial, government, automotive, and extraction, and we also deliver customised education across the continent to African and global clients. Our presence is headquartered in Johannesburg with about 30 staff members, and we have a strong network of partners across the continent, including in Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Botswana, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.
As both a global and local company, we are well-positioned to have continental reach, tapping into our ground-level expertise, while at the same time, leveraging our global scale and best practices of our business. We join local insights to cutting-edge global thinking to create truly customised programmes designed to local contexts. With experience in some 30 African countries, we deliver our education in-country, at an immersive level, rather than bringing participants into a brick-and-mortar classroom.
Africa is certainly an economic growth story with its resources, burgeoning business and growth rates, but we believe its biggest story is yet to be written by unlocking the talents of its people. Duke CE is well-placed and excited to join in that journey.
For two decades, the Financial Times has consistently ranked Duke Corporate Education (Duke CE) among the top global custom executive education providers. This year, Duke CE was the #1 provider based in South Africa and #4 worldwide.
South Africa National Budget Review 2021
Watch the recording of our virtual event on 25 February to hear from some of South Africa’s top economists and business minds on the nation’s economy and national budget.
Spotlight Programme: Management & Leadership in Action (MLAP)
Our popular MLAP programme for cohorts has gone online
Prepare for the management revolution and earn Duke CE’s Online Accredited National Certificate for Generic Management, NQF Level 5.
MLAP Online equips leaders with the skills to confront today’s challenges with confidence by developing managers to lead collaboratively in today’s rapidly-changing business environment.
Featured Virtual Programmes
Are you ready to reset?
The global pandemic has created unprecedented disruption, requiring business models everywhere to shift overnight. As we settle into the new normal, we must recognize that things will never go back to the way they were. Rather, leaders must prepare for a big reset. We must learn and grow in order to adapt to our new environment.
Partnering with Duke CE
We build solutions grounded in your business context to help address your transformational challenges. Programs can be delivered in virtual, blended and face-to-face formats and address challenges like deep skill acquisition, behavior and mindset changes, new habits and practices, strategy and culture change.
The absence of face-to-face interaction and the idea of working from anywhere other than a physical place of work has to a large extent caught the South African workforce off-guard.
Duke CE has designed the Remote Working Webinar Series to help you and your organization navigate these challenges.
To attract young talent and differentiate themselves in the marketplace, this firm focuses on gearing GEN Y and GEN Z talent through a new graduate solution.
This firm sees leaders as a lever to drive profit, growth and operational excellence. They are‘”future-proofing” their organization in a changing world to build resilience.
Design thinking opens the gateway to innovation that solves problems for internal and external stakeholders. Nedbank South Africa discovered this first hand during a Duke Corporate Education program.
How 2020 Has Changed the Fight for Gender Equality
In partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce, Duke CE invited business and leadership development professionals looked back at 2020 – a year that has been unlike any other in living memory, through a gripping online event.
The US Ambassador to South Africa, Lana Marks, shared valuable insights during her keynote, “Entrepreneurship as a Business Tool for Women,” and a panel of leaders from different industries shared lessons learnt have reshaped the drive to advance women leaders and gender equality.
We invite you to listen to this 33-minute podcast which brings highlights from #NoGoingBack!
Digital Learning Strategy ThinkTank 2020
More than 50 senior leaders in Learning and Development convened with the Duke CE South Africa team to discuss Digital Learning Strategy in an era of remote work.
Watch this free, on-demand video to hear their perspectives on challenges, best practices and innovations in digital learning.
Recent Media Coverage
|Cliff Central Podcast||Davos of Human Capital Event Recap & Interviews with Duke CE Leaders||August 2019|
|Financial Mail||Sharmla Chetty Becomes a Duchess||August 2, 2019|
|M-Net Carte Blanche TV Series||Davos Event Recap||July 29, 2019|
|eNCA||Unpacking the Fourth Industrial Revolution – Recap of Davos Event||July 13, 2019|
|Daily Sun||Can Robot Sophia Speak Zulu?||July 12, 2019|
|The Star||Sharmla Chetty: The Future Just Arrived – But is South Africa Ready||June 7, 2019|
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