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- In 2002, two of the founders of TSiBA, Gia Whitehead and Leigh Meinert met while working together.
- In 2003, the four founders of TSiBA, Adri Marais, Graham Lashbrooke, Gia Whitehead and Leigh Meinert came together to start TSiBA Education with funds donated by the Shuttleworth Foundation
- In 2004, TSiBA Education was registered as a Section 21 company and the four founders spent the year planning to open doors in 2005 in Mowbray, Cape Town for TSiBA’s first 80 students.
- In 2006, TSiBA moved to Old Mutual’s former training centre in Pinelands and the TSiBA Education Trust was initiated to help build towards long term sustainability.
- In 2007, Graham Lashbrooke moved to head up Eden Campus in Karatara.
- In 2008, Peter Kraan began mentoring entrepreneurs and the Ignition Centre was born. Our first students also graduated and one of them, Khanyisa Mtombeni, won a Mandela Rhodes scholarship.
- In 2009, Eden Campus, now under the leadership of Sandy Ueckermann, became a part of TSiBA and TSiBA Eden was born.
- Also in 2009, two more graduates, Asanda Dodi and Siyabonga Gobingca, were awarded the prestigious Mandela Rhodes scholarship.
- In 2010 our BBA degree obtained full accreditation status and our HCBA was accredited.
- In 2011 we registered a new offering, a Certificate in Practical Business Administration (CPBA) at the Further Education and Training (FET) level.
- Also in 2011, a fourth TSiBA Graduate, Thobela Mfeti was awarded the Mandela Rhodes Scholarship.
- The mandate of our Trust was integrated into the broader ambit of the TSiBA Fund.
- In 2012, TSiBA students wrote and launched their first book titled “It Starts With ME”. In five years of producing graduates, Thokozile Mcopele became the fifth TSiBA Graduate to be awarded the prestigious Mandela Rhodes Scholarship.
- Also in 2012, We launched TSiBA Executive Education and registered the PG Dip SEC. TSiBA partnered with Ekasi Entrepreneurship Academy and offered training to township entrepreneurs.