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Putting learning into practice
KZN programme focuses on teaching early cancer detection

An initiative between two universities is working on developing a head and neck cancer outreach programme to educate healthcare practitioners,and improve patient outcomes...

21 hours ago

Bridging the education gap to fulfil basic human rights
Bridging the education gap to fulfil basic human rights

Education is a fundamental human right and the foundation upon which other rights are built on. Without education, an individual cannot realise their full potential...

By Jackie Carroll 22 hours ago

Thomas Schaefer, chairman and MD of VW Group SA and Themba Kojana, head of department for the Eastern Cape Dept of Education.
VW Community Trust launches first literacy centre in Uitenhage

The Volkswagen Community Trust has opened its first literacy centre at Ntlemeza Primary School in Uitenhage, with the aim to provide structured literacy support to learners, teachers and parents...

3 days ago

Five lessons in strategy from the non-profit world
Five lessons in strategy from the non-profit world

During a recent trip to Innsbruck to work with SOS, I learned a lot about the parallel workings of the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds...

By Nicola Tyler 3 days ago

SA 'has money to cover fees'
SA 'has money to cover fees'

Advocacy organisation Equal Education (EE) made an impassioned plea for the provision of free, quality higher education at the fees commission on Wednesday, saying SA had an abundance of resources that were mismanaged...

By Michelle Gumede 17 Mar 2017

Recruiting millennial graduates through EQ
Recruiting millennial graduates through EQ

The reason it is so difficult to recruit graduates that are able to fit in and positively contribute to their team is the generational gap between the Millennials (graduates entering the workplace) and previous generations...

By Antoinette Pombo 17 Mar 2017

CUT celebrates Faculty of Management Sciences Excellence Awards
CUT celebrates Faculty of Management Sciences Excellence Awards

The Faculty of Management Sciences at Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT), held its annual excellence awards in honour and recognition of the top achieving staff and students within the faculty...

17 Mar 2017

Highway round of BDO School Quiz goes to Kearsney College
Highway round of BDO School Quiz goes to Kearsney College

Kearsney College has taken the third round of the 2017 BDO Inter-School Quiz held at Westville Girls High School...

17 Mar 2017

SUSE, Limpopo government launch Offline Content Project
SUSE, Limpopo government launch Offline Content Project

Enterprise Linux and open source solutions provider, SUSE South Africa, has joined forces with Limpopo Connexion to launch the Offline Content Project...

17 Mar 2017

Combat cyberbullying by teaching a culture of digital civility
Combat cyberbullying by teaching a culture of digital civility

Like the humble spreadsheet before it, the internet is one of the most transformative technologies in history. However, like any piece of technology, the internet can be used for bad as well as good...

By Angela Schaerer 17 Mar 2017

DHL Express launches entrepreneurial training program
DHL Express launches entrepreneurial training program

DHL Express recently launched its ‘Growing Beyond Borders' entrepreneurial training programme in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)...

17 Mar 2017

Dr Mukani Moyo and Dr Providence Moyo on graduation day in Stellenbosch. Photo: Anina Fourie/Stellenbosch University
Research on grapevine diseases sees Zim friends receive PhDs

Friends and classmates, Dr Providence Moyo and Dr Mukani Moyo, received their PhD degrees in agricultural sciences from SU. The newly capped doctors both researched diseases that are associated with grapevines...

16 Mar 2017

Advantages of Learning Record Store in e-learning
Advantages of Learning Record Store in e-learning

A Learning Record Store has taken e-learning to a completely new level. It collects, records and stores people's learning experiences from remote sources...

By Robin Singh 16 Mar 2017

Parklands College named Apple Distinguished School
Parklands College named Apple Distinguished School

Parklands College has been recognised as an Apple Distinguished School for 2016–2018...

16 Mar 2017

New aquaponics facilities to feed primary schools
New aquaponics facilities to feed primary schools

Mondelez International Foundation and INMED is building two aquaponics facilities, one in PE and the other in Soweto, to provide primary schools with access to fresh, nutritious produce...

15 Mar 2017

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Auditing profession must look beyond the numbers for real transformation

IRBA outlines its concerns around the slow pace of transformation of the financial services sector before parliament...

15 Mar 2017

How young upstarts are merging education and safety
How young upstarts are merging education and safety

As we move into the 21st century, accessibility to e-learning is becoming more of a necessity than a luxury. Yet South Africa's disadvantaged youth face more problems than merely inadequate educational facilities...

By Shan Radcliffe 14 Mar 2017

First Johnson & Johnson Africa Innovation Challenge winners
First Johnson & Johnson Africa Innovation Challenge winners

Johnson & Johnson has announced the winners of the first Africa Innovation Challenge at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress today, 14 March 2017...

14 Mar 2017

SA foundation named in Top 100 Global Leaders in Training and Development
SA foundation named in Top 100 Global Leaders in Training and Development

At the 4th World Training and Development Congress, part of the World HRD Congress held in Mumbai, India recently, the Nunnovation Africa Foundation was recognised as one of the Top 100 Global Leaders in Training and Development by the congress judges...

13 Mar 2017

Entrepreneurship education: How can universities help reduce unemployment?
Entrepreneurship education: How can universities help reduce unemployment?

South Africa has a high unemployment rate and sluggish economic growth. It's time to consider what our academic institutions can do to reduce unemployment and to help the poor...

By Prof Dr Chris Friedrich 10 Mar 2017

TVET college certificates backlog being cleared, says department
TVET college certificates backlog being cleared, says department

Major steps have been taken to clear the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) examination results and certificates backlog...

10 Mar 2017

Free higher education 'not sustainable'
Free higher education 'not sustainable'

Business Unity SA (Busa) says free higher education is not sustainable and business cannot carry its costs alone, given the low levels of economic growth...

By Michelle Gumede 10 Mar 2017

New programme to make learning fun
New programme to make learning fun

Evidence shows that a play-based approach to learning allows children to better understand mathematical and language concepts and to become creative, solution-oriented learners...

10 Mar 2017

Applications open for The Hope Factory's 2017 mentorship programme
Applications open for The Hope Factory's 2017 mentorship programme

Enterprise and supplier development organisation, The Hope Factory is inviting applications from eligible entrepreneurs for the April 2017 intake of its entrepreneurial development programme...

9 Mar 2017

Diepsloot girls compete at SA Junior Chess Championship
Diepsloot girls compete at SA Junior Chess Championship

Two Grade 5 girls from Diepsloot, who started playing chess through the Tsogo Sun Moves for Life Chess programme]] in 2015, made such excellent progress in the sport that they were selected to be part of the Johannesburg Metro Chess Union team...

8 Mar 2017

Hilton College wins PMB regional of BDO Inter-Schools Quiz
Hilton College wins PMB regional of BDO Inter-Schools Quiz

Hilton College won first place in the second round of the 2017 BDO Inter-Schools Quiz for the Pietermaritzburg region at St Anne's Diocesan College in Hilton...

8 Mar 2017

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Gauteng increases mental health spending after Esidimeni crisis

Gauteng finance MEC Barbara Creecy tabled a R108bn budget for the province, which included R10bn added to the baseline of departments to meet increased demand...

By Genevieve Quintal 8 Mar 2017

Universities' external moderation, exam processes in place
Universities' external moderation, exam processes in place

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says all the 26 public universities' processes on external moderation and examination are in place...

7 Mar 2017

Over R4bn for varsity fee increase
Over R4bn for varsity fee increase

Government has contributed over R4 billion towards covering university fee increases, says Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande...

7 Mar 2017

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