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Episode 178: Short course - Building and maintaining a sustainable business.

Date: 23 Jun 2016
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Caterpillar launches free e-learning website for future technicians in Africa
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Anton Harber
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Ministers meet to develop partnership for skills

A high-level workshop on a new "Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology in Africa" began on Friday, 12 July 2013, in Ethiopia. The three-day event organised by the World Bank and the Government of Ethiopia connects Ministers of Education and Training from nine African countries with a wide range of experts from Brazil, China, India and Korea.

15 Jul 2013

For better quality education in Africa

Amid continuing calls to increase primary school enrolment in Africa, a new report urges greater emphasis on the quality of what students learn. The Africa Progress Panel, a policy think tank chaired by Kofi Annan, former UN secretary-general, noted in September that "many of the children in school are receiving an education of such abysmal quality that they are learning very little."

By Kingsley Ighobor 15 Apr 2013

African News Innovation Challenge winners announced
African News Innovation Challenge winners announced

20 digital journalism projects have earned US$1 million in funding and technical support as part of the African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC).

29 Nov 2012

15th IACC calls for young journos from sub-Saharan Africa
15th IACC calls for young journos from sub-Saharan Africa

Transparency International and the hosts of the 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference (15th IACC) invite young journalists working in the sub-Saharan Africa region to be part of the anti-corruption conference to be held in Brasilia, Brazil from 7-10 November 2012.

7 Aug 2012

Seminar tackles youth employment in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) hosted a High Level Policy Dialogue Seminar on Youth Employment in Lusaka, Zambia, focusing on the challenges and opportunities faced by countries in the Southern Africa Region.

10 Jul 2012

Cultural leadership training for Southern Africa
Cultural leadership training for Southern Africa

An initiative of the African Arts Institute, in partnership with the Goethe-Institut, the Southern African Training Hub will host a three-year programme in cultural leadership, governance and entrepreneurship will be launched in Johannesburg, South Africa during May 2012. It will host candidates from Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

3 Apr 2012

Masterclass in documentary photography in Cape Town

Noor, Nikon and the Cape Town School of Photography invite photographers to submit their portfolios for selection for the 2012 Noor-Nikon Masterclass in Documentary Photography to be held 26-30 March 2012. Applications will close today, 22 February 2012.

22 Feb 2012

R886m invested in varsity ICT
R886m invested in varsity ICT

The Higher Education and Training Department says R886 million has been invested in connecting South African universities and public research organisations to each other at a minimum speed of 10 gigabits per second.

26 Jan 2012

IAJ calls for training course applications

South Africa's Institute for the Advancement of Journalism (IAJ) and the International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) in Berlin, Germany, of the GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit - are inviting mid-career journalists to apply for a two-week training course on Reporting regional integration - the history, politics and economics of SADC.

23 May 2011

Education for all: damning report on state of education in Africa
Education for all: damning report on state of education in Africa

The state of education in many parts of the world and Africa, especially in zones in conflict, is appalling, miserable and in bad shape, according to a 2011 UNESCO Global Monitoring Report set to be released today, Tuesday, 1 March 2011 in New York.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 1 Mar 2011

African applications invited for entrepreneurship MBA scholarships
African applications invited for entrepreneurship MBA scholarships

Four entrepreneurs from sub-Saharan Africa and South Africa, who aspire to build and develop their business skills, will be fortunate enough to access scholarships which have been made available to study the 2010/11 Entrepreneurship MBA at the University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).

12 Mar 2010

SAP curriculum and WiMax for Mozambique University

JOHANNESBURG: SAP University Alliances and Foris Telecom have signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide the SAP curriculum and WiMax connection respectively to the Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique.

15 Apr 2009

Stretching for universal primary education by 2015

MAPUTO: Opening day at Escola Communitaria 4 de Outobro in the Mozambican Capital, Maputo, is an anxious occasion as parents worry about their children's admission if they cannot pay the fees.

6 Feb 2009

Music video project for Africa

Pan-African music entertainment network MTV Networks Africa and oil marketer Shell have partnered to boost Africa's contemporary music industry.

22 Nov 2007

Stellenbosch Business School brings its popular high-level Leader's Angle talk series to Gaborone

The University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) is bringing its countrywide and cross-border tour of its high-level talk series, Leader's Angle, to Gaborone in September – with a well-known South African chairman of companies and former South African ambassador to Belgium as speaker.

Issued by USB-ED 5 Sep 2007

Swaziland hopes to reverse the skills flight

The haemorrhage of skilled and educated people from both the public and private sectors in Swaziland, which is already facing a chronic shortage of capacity, will continue unabated unless lucrative jobs start keeping people at home, a government survey has found.

16 Aug 2007

USB-ED enhances its offering to business in Gauteng by opening a new office
USB-ED enhances its offering to business in Gauteng by opening a new office

USB Executive Development Ltd (USB-ED), the executive education arm of the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), recently celebrated the official opening of its new offices in Gauteng at a cocktail function at the Westcliff Hotel.

Issued by USB-ED 25 Jul 2007

USB-ED launches Business Women's Academy
USB-ED launches Business Women's Academy

The Business Women's Academy, the first of its kind in the country concentrating on women in business, was launched last month by USB Executive Development (USB-ED) of the University of Stellenbosch Business School, in association with HERS-SA. HERS-SA is a leading non-profit organisation dedicated to the advancement of women.

Issued by USB-ED 12 Jun 2007

Mozambique youth unemployment takes the shine off economic growth

Unemployment in Mozambique affects even the most educated of youths, although the answer may lie in linking education strategies more closely with those of job creation.

By Maura Quatorze 1 Mar 2006