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The Case Writing Centre of the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, (UCT GSB) has, for the second consecutive year, been named among the winners in the annual Case Writing Competition of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), taking top honours in the 2018 African Business Cases category.

The Centre won the award for a teaching case study on Vitalite, a Zambian company that operates “at the intersection” of solar energy technology and mobile money in that country. The winning case was authored by Vimendree Perumal and Peter Munthali, both MBA graduates from the GSB; Professor Ralph Hamann, research director at the GSB; Vitalite co-founder Dr John Fay; as well as Sarah Boyd of the GSB Case Writing Centre.

Fay co-founded Vitalite soon after he completed his PhD at the GSB under Hamann’s supervision. The first products released by the company – whose stated mission is “to make quality products and services accessible and affordable to all Zambian households” – were standalone solar lights and energy efficient stoves. Vitalite has since introduced Zambia’s first Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) Solar Home System, making electricity affordable at much lower income levels.

It was Hamann who first proposed that Vitalite be developed as a teaching case study for MBA students, with first Perumal and, later, Munthali working on it as their main research projects during their MBA. Their two studies were combined in the teaching case study written up with Boyd.

Today, Hamann uses it on the course he teaches on the MBA: Business, Government, and Society, specifically in a session on innovation. “Vitalite has been a fabulous company to study and discuss in our classes,” he says. “The case shows why and how founders may continuously question and recreate their business model to achieve their economic and social aspirations in challenging contexts.”

Moreover, it provides a number of important additional themes for classroom discussion, he explains. These include the hurdles faced by businesses operating in areas of limited statehood; and the challenges of running a hybrid enterprise, i.e. one that has both social and financial objectives.

Putting together a teaching case of a multi-layered award-winning pedigree is demanding, Hamann adds. The challenges include collecting sufficient data that are rich and reliable, making sense of that data, writing up the case study, and then revisiting and re-editing it numerous times until it fits the bill. In this case, it meant that both Perumal and Munthali had to travel to Zambia to embed themselves in the company. From these initial findings they had to fashion a compelling storyline that focuses on key learning objectives of the case.

The Vitalite teaching case also benefitted from different perspectives brought to it by Perumal and Munthali. “It’s an interesting and valuable case because it’s been researched consecutively by different students – so the data collection has a continuation. That presents a rare opportunity,” notes Claire Barnardo, who heads the GSB Case Writing Centre. The Centre is a recent addition to the school and was established specifically to develop and publish African-focused teaching case studies that are relevant to business in the sometimes unique and often confounding contexts of emerging markets.

The GSB Case Writing Centre’s current collection consists of 34 teaching cases published since its inception in 2017. In addition to the wins in the EFMD African Business Cases category, GSB teaching cases have also been awarded top prizes in the 2017 African Governance Showcase Competition and the 2017 Emerald/Association of African Business Schools (AABS) Case Study Competition, and featured among the top 10 teaching cases of the 2018 international CEEMAN/Emerald Case Writing Competition.

The EFMD is a global non-profit organisation dedicated to management development, and serves as internationally recognised accreditation body for business schools, business school programmes and corporate universities. Each year, it presents awards across 17 categories in its Case Writing Competition. The event aims to provide useful insights into the internal practices of the profiled companies, while also reflecting social and economic changes from all across the globe that serve as practical teaching and learning material.

Some 550 submitted cases vied for the 17 category awards in 2018.

The post A Teaching Case Study On The Pioneering Work Of A Zambian Solar-energy Company Earns The UCT Graduate School of Business A Prize In The 2018 EFMD Case Writing Competition appeared first on African Leadership Magazine.

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Since the re-introduction of the multiparty political system in Tanzania in the year 1992, political parties have undergone a fair share of ups and downs. This article will try to highlight a few factors that have led to the current status of opposition parties, their strength and weaknesses so as the incumbent Government can have the incumbency advantage come 2020.

With reference to the 1995 General election which was the first multiparty general election, the following parties contested for Presidency and National Assembly: Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), National Convention for Constitution Reforms – Mageuzi (NCCR-Mageuzi), Civic United Front (CUF), United Democratic Party (UDP), Tanzania Labor Party (TLP), Nation Reconstruction Alliance (NRA), Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA) and many more.

In February 1995, Hon Augustine Lyatonga Mrema who was then the Minister for Labor and Youth Affairs defected to NCCR-Mageuzi outfit which took no time to name him as the new chairman, and their candidate for 1995 General election. Mrema had a large following, which included many of the youths, low skilled people, unemployed and people who were dissatisfied by the leadership of former President Ret Hon Ali Hassan Mwinyi. Mrema was a populist who rode on the wave of indigenization (uzawa). After a hotly contested General Election, the vote distribution for Presidency and National Assembly are as shown in the table below.

PRESIDENCY VOTES

S/No. CANDIDATE POLITICAL PARTY VOTES %
1 BENJAMIN MKAPA CCM 4,026,422 61.82
2 AUGUSTINE MREMA NCCR-MAGEUZI 1,808,616 27.77
3 IBRAHIM LIPUMBA C.U.F 418,973 6.43
4 JOHN CHEYO U.D.P 258,734 3.97

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

S/No. PARTY VOTES % SEATS SPECIAL WOMEN SEATS
1 CCM 3,814,206 59.22 186 28
2 NCCR-MAGEUZI 1,406,343 21.83 16 3
3 CHADEMA 396,825 6.16 3 1
4 CUF 323,432 5.02 24 4
5 UDP 213,547 3.32 3 1

As seen, the opposition did fare average in the 1995 election, they could have built on that to make a sustained challenge on ruling party on the other coming election. But as I would show in later paragraphs, the sustained challenge can never be made by the opposition in Tanzania due to the following factors.

  1.   Lack of Vision/Ideology

Any political party must have a clear vision, policy and ideology which it must hold dear. Most opposition parties have ideologies that are enshrined in their constitution but that hardly follow them, they rely on party hopping for members of the ruling party who feels aggrieved by the decision to cut their names off the list of candidates to vie for a different position which are contested in General Election. As I have previously shown the Mrema factor, the same can be said about the former premier Hon Edward Lowassa who also has a cult-like following in Youth, some members of CCM, Unemployed and low skilled people.

  1.   Defection of Influential Members

Lately, there has been an insurgency of the defection of opposition members to join the Magufuli bandwagon; many have given different reasons for doing so. But it all has the same tone in “kuunga mkono juhudi za Raisi Magufuli” some they have gone a bit far by claiming that had their candidate won, he wouldn’t have the same energy and guts like President Magufuli. This clearly shows that the opposition was not ready to form the Government. As it has been witnessed, two of the former presidential candidates in the 2015 election have joined CCM. Though a lot has been said on such moves it doesn’t take away the fact that opposition is disorganized.

  1.   Nepotism/favouritism

This fact is usually put under the rags by the opposition. There is credible evidence on the said matter. Some party leaders prefer their spouses to be elected as members of the national assembly on special seats. This demoralizes the grassroots activist who is working day and night to popularize the party. Women special seats are to be awarded in accordance to where the party garnered most votes, and there should be a transparent method which the nominees are selected instead of being done in shrewd of mystery which leaves a lot of questions and very little answers.

  1.   Lack of grass root structure

Another important feature that lacks in the opposition is the lack of grass root party structure. If you want to win en mass, you should have a credible grassroots structure that works in tandem with the ward, district, regional, zonal and national party leadership. This will enable the party to preach its policy in grass root level; this will help a lot in recruiting of new members.  The ruling party has been taking advantage of such a system for years, though lately, they were some lapses in concentration in that area.

The above points narrate the weaknesses in opposition parties that could derail their challenge in 2020. Other factors, as I will be discussing them in the next paragraphs, have to do with the excellent performance of the fifth phase government of Chama Cha Mapinduzi led by Hon John Magufuli. Fifth phase government has outdone the expectations of most Tanzanians, it has put emphasis on ensuring that we become a mid-income economy by 2025 by putting the necessary infrastructure to achieve that. In doing that President Magufuli has done the following;

  •    Fight against graft and corruption

Corruption is a vice that robs millions of Tanzania of much-needed progress; through corruption, few individuals have enriched themselves and their cronies thus leaving the country in bad shape. Monies lost in corruption through inflation of tender, provision of substandard service to the nation, tax avoidance and evasion and many more. All these have been reduced to the minimum since the fifth phase has come into power. This has enabled the country to implement pledges made by President Magufuli when he asked to be voted in during 2015 campaigns. Numbers of suspects in grand corruption have been taken to court. This has increased the accountability in the public sector thus making it easier for any aspiring entrepreneur to seek business opportunity in the country.

  •    Strategic Investment in ATCL

The government has invested in ATCL which is a national carrier. So far, President Magufuli has purchased six aeroplanes on behest of the government. ATCL will help in bringing revenue and tourist to our country. Cynics were first to downplay the significance of aviation industry in Tanzania. Once direct flights from Tanzania to China, India and the Middle East countries commence, we will be able to attract tourists to visit Tanzania and thus boost our economy.

  • Construction of Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) and Stiegler’s Gorge Hydro-Electric Power Dam

Fifth phase government led by Hon JP Magufuli started construction of Standard Gauge Railway from Dar es Salaam to Mwanza, which will branch to Kigoma, as well as the construction of Hydroelectric power Dam at Stigler Gorge in Rufiji basin. All these are huge investments and number of employees in the formal and informal sector which are associated with the projects, are vital to our economy Upon completion, these projects will propel the country towards mid-level income; the country will be more industrialized and the cost of doing business in Tanzania will be reduced. This will attract foreign direct investments to our country which will help elevate status of people in our country.

  •    Rehabilitation of Central Railway Line

The government has also embarked on a task of rehabilitating the central railway line which starts at Dar es Salaam and goes all the way to Kigoma and Mwanza and has tributaries branching out to Tanga and Arusha. Central Line is still vital to our economy if revitalized can help in reduction of cargo transported via road thus the roads we build can last linger without needing maintenance. If we can afford to unload and dispatch the cargos from Dar es Salaam port to the destinations such as Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, DRC and Zambia, our port will be the preferred choice for businesses based in landlocked countries which border us.

  •   War against drugs

The fifth phase government has continued the fight against drugs. Tanzania was used as a corridor in transporting the drugs coming from Asia all the way to Europe. We had porous borders in oceans and international airports. Many Tanzanians were caught peddling drugs in Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland China.  Since President Magufuli came into power, he has fought this vice with renewed vigour which has resulted in a historic bust of drug barons and has disrupted the flow of drugs in the local market too.

Those are the few but concrete points that make a strong case for the reelection of incumbent president Hon John Pombe Magufuli. Through his leadership, the country has excelled on all fronts. His style of leadership is what Tanzania was missing for a while. He is walking the walk and talking the talk. Our economy is steadily improving and the value of currency keeps gaining against the US dollar which shows good signs for economic recovery.

Now, the current state of opposition parties is not good, this is mainly attributed to defections of key figures from one party to the other. Since the last general election, the opposition has suffered the loss of key personnels who propelled them to garner about 6,000,000 votes. One of them being former premier Hon Edward Lowassa. It is factual that Hon Lowassa is among the experienced and one of the most influential politicians in Tanzania, he has a massive following from people of all walks of life. His candidature helped to propel the opposition to have 114 seats in a National Assembly. His contribution to the strong showing of opposition under the wing of UKAWA cannot be taken lightly. Now that he has defected to CCM, the opposition will have an insurmountable mountain to climb for them to pose a credible challenge to the ruling party.

Just a few days ago another hotshot in opposition politics, Maalim Seif Hamad left the party he helped found and joined ACT-Wazalendo which is led by Hon Zitto Kabwe. This trend of party hopping confuses the voters and sometimes they get tired of seeing their beloved politicians hopping from one party to the other. Also, ACT-wazalendo was established by former members of CHADEMA who were accused of betrayal and hence expelled from the party.

As for the opposition, all is not lost, they have to clean their house first, have a clear view on what sort of politics they want to conduct, as it has clearly shown that activist type of politics is not what Tanzanians are expecting. So far only Hon Tundu Lissu has given an early indication that he will run for the presidency on opposition platform. Tundu Lissu is a very able orator, he’s full of rhetoric’s that don’t gain traction with most Tanzania. Numerous times, he’s been advocating for imperialist companies that have been milking our National wealth through inequitable distribution.

They also should stop spreading fear and advocate for values which are against our esteemed norms and culture such as homosexuality.

About Author:

Kileo is a multiple-skilled engineer with over a decade of experience when he is not glued to his professional works, he spends time writing some scientific, political and economic articles.

The post Dissecting Opposition In Tanzania As We Move Towards 2020 General Election appeared first on African Leadership Magazine.

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