Education Trends 2018

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Dangote's Unibadan Business School nearing completion
Dangote's Unibadan Business School nearing completion

The University of Ibadan Business School, the N250 million tertiary institute currently under construction in Nigeria and funded by the Aliko Dangote Foundation, will soon be ready, says entrepreneur, Aliko Dangote...

1 hour ago

Applications open for CTIJF Arts Journalism and Photojournalism courses
Applications open for CTIJF Arts Journalism and Photojournalism courses

The Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) has opened applications for its free Arts Journalism and Photojournalism courses, set to take place from 17 - 24 March 2018...

19 hours ago

Final call for SA creative economy conference submissions
Final call for SA creative economy conference submissions

The South African Cultural Observatory has made a last call for abstract and panel discussion submissions for its third International Conference, to be held at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium this March...

1 day ago

Entries open for annual Accounting Olympiad
Entries open for annual Accounting Olympiad

The SAIPA National Accounting Olympiad will once again been open for entry to Grade 11 and Grade 12 learners that are currently taking Accounting as a school subject, following the increase in interest last year...

1 day ago

#HeadStart: Meet Cornel Amariei, the next Elon Musk
#HeadStart: Meet Cornel Amariei, the next Elon Musk

Cornel Amariei has started three companies, created a device called the Lumen that helps blind people get around, he's written a book called the Arduino Development Cookbook, is an Innovation Manager at Continental, is a Forbes 30 under 30 Standout Member and he has a girlfriend!

By Shivad Singh 2 days ago

Curro's expanding education plans
Curro's expanding education plans

JSE-listed independent school operator, Curro Holdings will be welcoming five new campuses into the fold this year, with construction starting on six new schools, set to be ready for the 2019 academic year.

19 Jan 2018

Sasco and Nehawu shut down Unisa over multiple financial disputes
Sasco and Nehawu shut down Unisa over multiple financial disputes

The South African Students Congress (Sasco) and the National Health Education and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) have joined forces to shut down the University of SA (Unisa).

By Sipho Mabena 18 Jan 2018

Last chance to register for supplementary exams
Last chance to register for supplementary exams

Tomorrow is the last day for those 2017 matriculants who still need to register for the supplementary examinations, to do so...

18 Jan 2018

ACSA and Tshimologong design security challenge call for entry
ACSA and Tshimologong design security challenge call for entry

Maths geniuses, mad scientists, engineering wizards, IT wonderkids and tech boffins - ACSA needs your skills...

18 Jan 2018

New school opens on first day of academic year
New school opens on first day of academic year

Learners attending the newly constructed Everest Primary School in Newclare, Westbury, were full of smiles as they entered their school on the first day of the academic year...

17 Jan 2018

The Private Hotel School to launch Joburg campus
The Private Hotel School to launch Joburg campus

After 11 years of conducting hospitality training and higher education in Stellenbosch, The Private Hotel School (TPHS) will be opening its second campus in Rosebank, Johannesburg this year...

17 Jan 2018

US maritime business students learn from SA
US maritime business students learn from SA

The 19 top-performing students from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy visited Nelson Mandela Bay recently as part of a South African tour to explore the cultural complexity of the global maritime industry...

17 Jan 2018

Applications open for award-winning disruptive education programme
Applications open for award-winning disruptive education programme

The UnSchool of Disruptive Design is heading for Cape Town and is inviting applications for a unique edu-adventure this May...

17 Jan 2018

Gauteng Legislature assesses school readiness
Gauteng Legislature assesses school readiness

Members of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature (GPL) will embark on a school readiness drive from Wednesday until Friday (17 - 19 January 2018) to assess issues such as registration, teaching and the state of affairs in schools...

16 Jan 2018

Commission set to wrap up probe into school uniform sector collusion
Commission set to wrap up probe into school uniform sector collusion

The Competition Commission's probe into the supply of school uniforms has so far established that various schools had made exclusive supply deals with stockists...

16 Jan 2018

Unisa to reopen 2018 applications
Unisa to reopen 2018 applications

The University of South Africa (Unisa) will reopen its applications for the 2018 academic year for first-time entering undergraduate students...

15 Jan 2018

Sanral offering bursary opportunities to study civil engineering
Sanral offering bursary opportunities to study civil engineering

As one of the oldest professions in the world, civil engineering uses design to improve the lives of communities and contributes to the well-being of the economy...

15 Jan 2018

Help turn the tide on matric results
Help turn the tide on matric results

When the tide pulls back before a tsunami hits, they say that the beach is littered with beautiful starfish. Often people go down onto the beach and collect these star-shaped echinoderms, admiring their bright colours. In the distance, however the power of the ensuing wave builds...

By Jade Jacobsohn 15 Jan 2018

Partnership offers discounted access to online STEM learning platform
Partnership offers discounted access to online STEM learning platform

Standard Bank is offering discounted access to Siyavula, a powerful maths- and science-centred online learning platform...

15 Jan 2018

TVET colleges must be ready for late applications
TVET colleges must be ready for late applications

Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister Buti Manamela has advised management at Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges to have plans in place to deal with late walk-in applicants...

12 Jan 2018

Four keys to improving the matric pass rate
Four keys to improving the matric pass rate

Despite increased attempts to improve the outcome of the matric exams, only three-quarters of South African students achieved a pass. Why is this? What sustainable solutions are there and how do we implement them...?

By Cindy Glass 12 Jan 2018

Ensure you make the right study choice the first time
Ensure you make the right study choice the first time

New matriculants are urged to carefully consider their higher education choices to avoid becoming another statistic in South Africa's already significant first year drop-out rate...

11 Jan 2018

Building education on solid early development foundation
Building education on solid early development foundation

Basic education is once again in the spotlight following the release of the matric results by the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga...

11 Jan 2018

Why SA's class of 2017 should consider a career in hospitality
Why SA's class of 2017 should consider a career in hospitality

For matriculants at a crossroad on what to do as a career, there are many career opportunities in hospitality - from reception to guest relations, chef to restaurant manager...

10 Jan 2018

Student registration system hit by tech glitches
Student registration system hit by tech glitches

Scores of students in the last-minute rush to secure space at the country's universities and colleges have been unable to access the higher education and training department's registration system as a result of technical glitches...

By Sipho Mabena 10 Jan 2018

Thuli Madonsela officially joins Stellenbosch University
Thuli Madonsela officially joins Stellenbosch University

In a tweet on Tuesday afternoon, the university welcomed her to the team...

By Naledi Shange 10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: More participation, better results
#BizTrends2018: More participation, better results

It is the job of school leaders to work with all stakeholders in co-creating a positive environment, so that learners can receive a well-balanced, enriching education...

By Arthee Rajkumar 10 Jan 2018

Education lobby group asks court to prevent WSU law accreditation from being revoked
Education lobby group asks court to prevent WSU law accreditation from being revoked

A lobby group, the Higher Education Transformation Network (HETN), has brought an urgent high court application in Gauteng, to interdict the Council for Higher Education from proceeding with its decision to revoke the accreditation of the Walter Sisulu University's (WSU's) law degree...

By Linda Ensor 9 Jan 2018

Last call for all-inclusive Sasol Inzalo Foundation bursary applications
Last call for all-inclusive Sasol Inzalo Foundation bursary applications

Sasol Inzalo Foundation (SalF) is urging learners who have completed Grade 12 and have been admitted to an academic institution to apply for its all-inclusive bursary before the closing date, which is Friday, 19 January 2018...

9 Jan 2018

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