South African Business School, Red & Yellow has announced that it will accept Bitcoin payments for all degrees, advanced diplomas, certificates and online courses.

Red & Yellow has been teaching future business leaders since 1994. As a progressive institution with campuses in both Cape Town and Johannesburg, the school is focused on preparing its students for career success in a digital future, so the acceptance of the next wave of financial currency is the obvious route, according to the company because these forward-thinking learners will be the business leaders of tomorrow.

“The world is changing rapidly, as are our students and it’s our responsibility to ensure we are serving their future focussed needs” says Rob Stokes, Chairman of Red & Yellow and founder of digital agency, Quirk. “The reality is that Bitcoin is here to stay and with many youngsters having made a good return on their investment in cryptocurrencies, they now want to use this digital cash to invest in their education, as future leaders.

With creative thinking being the most important business skill of the 21st Century, Red & Yellow believes that the most successful professionals will be those who are logical business thinkers who understand human behaviour and can use the magic of creative thinking to grow the organisations of which they are a part, with many going on to become global business leaders.

Prof. John Simpson, former Head of Management Studies at UCT is now leading the same faculty at Red & Yellow agrees that “not only will this make our offerings more accessible to the public – individuals and organisations – but it will set us apart on an international scale, regardless of the market. We are very fortunate in being a private institution able to innovate like this, it’s an important part of why I joined Red & Yellow”.

This article was first published by IT News Africa on 8 January 2018