The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply Southern Africa (CIPS SA) has signed an MoU with the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), a reputable public higher education institution.
“Our vision as a faculty is to be a leading provider of business education in Africa and beyond, “ said Professor Mzikayise Binza, the Dean of the Faculty of Business at CPUT. Having undertaken the rigorous application process, CPUT is now an approved CIPS Study Centre, joining an elite group of institutions that offer CIPS' international courses in Southern Africa. These courses will be incorporated into the CPUT's supply chain management offerings, and CIPS SA will also be represented on the future CPUT Business School's Board of Advisors.
'We are very pleased about this partnership, as this will provide avenues for our learners to study further after completion of CIPS courses, starting in the second part of 2012. Articulation is a main focus area for us at the moment, and we are looking forward to working together not only in South-Africa but also in the rest of Africa, ' said Carin Stoltz-Urban, CIPS SA Head of Professional Development and Education.
Andre Coetzee, MD of CIPS Southern Africa, said that CIPS Southern Africa is eager to explore ways in which the two organisations can support each other in issues of mutual interest, like ethics and sustainable and green procurement.