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Cape Town - In developing leadership skills it is also important to focus on so-called soft skills, according to Associate Professor Mills Soko, new director of the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB).

"Soft skills are important as leadership is also about leading people and people are complex," Soko told Fin24. "We want to ensure we produce leaders who understand the complex social environment in which they operate."

He believes as a business school the UCT GSB has a responsibility to play a role in addressing the challenges that face SA and Africa.

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