Todayâ€™s business environment is challenging and ever-changing. Accordingly; any manager; whether in the public or private sector; and whatever the size and type of organisation; has to have some basic management knowledge and skills. General management is a back-to-basics textbook that provides the grounding managers and entrepreneurs need to survive and prosper in todayâ€™s fluid and competitive global marketplace. General management incorporates the fundamental concepts found in any general management course; including the basic functions of planning; organising; leading (activating) and control. The discussion is augmented with updated; real-life management-in-action examples and an Afrocentric perspective has been woven into the chapters where applicable.