Things you may want to know...

Is there a possibility that the programme could be cancelled?

In the unlikely event that the programme is cancelled for any reason, you will receive ample notification to this effect and monies already paid will be refunded or you will be given an opportunity to defer as per our T&Cs.

What will your accommodation be like?
  • You will be staying in quality accommodation in the Cape Town City Bowl.
  • Your programme fee includes 43 days of accommodation at a rate per person sharing, with a maximum of two (2) people sharing a room, should you require a room to yourself, this will incur additional charges.
  • Accommodation will be co-ed
  • You will have access to kitchen facilities, as your programme fee includes only one meal (lunch) during your stay.
  • Your accommodation will be within walking distance (where possible) or within a short taxi ride from your campus at Innovation City (Gardens, Cape Town)
  • There will be a TSIBA Elevate representative living on-site with you for support

How will I get around?
Your Programme fee includes an Uber Voucher of ZAR 85.00 per training day for you to travel to and from campus. Transport will also be provided from your accommodation to all included/structured field trips. Your info pack will include details of other safe modes of transport for evening and weekend excursions and dining and
Is Cape Town safe?

Cape Town is an international tourist hotspot and its quality of life has attracted many South African residents in recent years. However, one must be aware of security risks in this major South African city. We have taken all possible steps to ensure the safety of our participants such as:

  • Virtual and in-person orientation.

  • Airport meet and transfer.

  • Secure accommodation in a safe neighbourhood.

  • A dedicated, stay-in representative who will always be on hand for guidance and support.

What about travel arrangements?

You will be responsible for your own flight and VISA arrangements, requirements around VISAs and vaccines will vary depending on your originating country. We will however provide you with contact information of useful resources that can assist you.

We recommend that you leave on the Thursday before the programme starts, travel Friday and arrive Saturday. All participants must arrive in Cape Town, South Africa on Saturday the 6th of July 2024. Airport shuttles, move-in support and an in-person orientation session will happen on this date.We recommend securing travel and health insurance as these are not provided.

What does the price include?
7-week Business and Entrepreneurship skills course:
  • 1-week virtual
  • 6-weeks in Cape Town

  • 43 days (13/07/24 - 25/08/24)
  • Central
  • High-quality
  • Stay in representative providing advice and ensuring safety

Uber Travel Vouchers
  • 85ZAR daily

  • Included every working day and on field trips

Field Trips

  • During week: Tsiba Business School; Philippi Village (entrepreneurial co-working space)
  • On weekends: Cape Town Walking Tour; !Khwa ttu Nature Reserve

Airport Shuttle

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Extra recreational costs
How much additional ‘walking around’ money should I bring?

What about my phone, will I be able to us it in South Africa?
  • International roaming tariffs are high but it is quick and cheap to set up a pay-as-you-go South African SIM card upon arrival.

What is the weather like?

The average daily temperature in July and August is around 15°C. The weather can be somewhat unpredictable in Cape Town so be sure to prepare for both rain and sunshine.

Will there be South Africans on the course?
Yes. As far as possible we like to maintain a ratio of 1:5 of South African and International students.
What is the Keystone Project?

A keystone project in an educational programme serves as a catalyst to ignite and consolidate learning experiences within a specific academic curriculum. It functions as a central, integrative endeavour that bridges theoretical knowledge with practical application, encouraging active engagement and deep comprehension among students. By providing a focal point for collaborative exploration and problem-solving, the keystone project galvanizes learning, inspires creativity, and cultivates critical thinking skills essential for success in the chosen field of study.

For the 2024 Programme participants will be asked to conceptualise a project linked to the following theme: Integrating sustainability into business cultures. Develop innovative solutions aligned with SDGs challenges.

When will accommodation end?
You will have to check our on the 25th of August 2024/
Is the course worth International University Credits?

The TSIBA Elevate programme falls under our Executive Education offerings and do not carry international credits. It is meant to impart highly practical skills applicable to varied Business environments and to help participants to be employment ready. At the end of the programme you will receive a Certificate of Completion endorsed by the TSIBA Business School.  

What Language is the Programme presented in?
The TSIBA Elevate language of instruction is English. We therefore require that applicants have a high English language proficiency.