"Teaching cases are a powerful tool in business education and they transform the classroom, both for students and faculty. Cases expose students to the reality and trickiness of doing business in Africa. Plus working with some of the most outstanding businesses on the continent is a real honour."
Claire started and manages the CWC, which was founded in 2017 and boasts a collection of 75 published teaching cases. Prior to cases, Claire was group editor of the Sunday Times' Neighbourhood and had a decade of editorial experience as an editor and journalist in print. Claire is passionate about writing and championing African and emerging market business cases.
MA in Media Theory & Practice (UCT), BA Hons (Rhodes)
International Case Teaching & Writing Workshops
"Case research gives us the privilege of collaborating with real African organisations to understand their inner-workings in depth. Seeing how businesses, academics, and students are mutually enriched by the experience of both producing and analysing cases is the best part."
Sarah joined the CWC as a Case Editor at its founding in 2017. Previously, she worked as an engineer in the South African manufacturing industry before earning her MBA from the GSB. Her case work is further informed by her MBA research in organisation development, operations management, and social innovation.
MBA (UCT GSB), MEng & BSc in Materials Engineering (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
“The case writing journey gives me an opportunity to get immersed in the experiences of captivating African businesses that are actively reshaping the future of the continent, while also embracing its unique identity.”
Thabile joined the CWC as a Case Writer in 2021 while completing her MPhil at the GSB. She has extensive experience in the manufacturing industry where she has conceptualised and developed engineering solutions, and led projects across their lifecycle. She uses this industry lens to explore the use of technology to solve the continent’s unique challenges. Her research interests include social enterprise, business model innovation, business process, and systems development.
MPhil in Inclusive Innovation (UCT GSB), BSc (Hons) in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science (University of Witwatersrand), ND in Chemical Engineering (Durban Univeristy of Technology)