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Skills development in agriculture should be seen as an investment

The population from which agriculture will draw the next several generations of employees will be under 30 years old. It is important that the youth own the skills they need to build a competitive and resilient agriculture sector...

19 hours ago

Gareth Hawkey
#YouthMonth: How the software industry can help combat youth unemployment

We chat to Gareth Hawkey, the CEO of redPanda Software, to get some insight on the role the software industry can play in combating youth unemployment in South Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 20 hours ago

UJ Council names new vice-chancellor and principal
UJ Council names new vice-chancellor and principal

The Council of the University of Johannesburg has appointed of Professor Tshilidzi Marwala as the university's second vice-chancellor and principal...

1 day ago

Curro sets sights on 500 schools
Curro sets sights on 500 schools

Fast-growing private education business, Curro Holdings, which investment company PSG Group controls, has set a longterm expansion target of 500 schools by 2030...

By Marc Hasenfuss 1 day ago

Mahala.ms portal empowers students
Mahala.ms portal empowers students

Microsoft South Africa, in conjunction with Intervate and 2enable, has launched an online portal called Mahala.ms...

1 day ago

How-to guide on community-based HIV programmes launched
How-to guide on community-based HIV programmes launched

A guide, which solidifies nine years' worth of experience in developing and implementing community-based HIV-prevention programmes, has been launched...

1 day ago

#YouthMonth: Creating solid foundations to unleash unlimited potential
#YouthMonth: Creating solid foundations to unleash unlimited potential

A structured and stable education in the early years is crucial to giving children the best developmental start to life. Unfortunately, not all South African children have access to a good early childhood education, but NPO, The Unlimited Child, is looking to change that...

By Shan Radcliffe 23 Jun 2017

Majority cut for Curro's Stadio in SA school with stake in Namibian venture
Majority cut for Curro's Stadio in SA school with stake in Namibian venture

Curro's tertiary education arm Stadio has acquired 74% of the Southern Business School (SBS), the latest regional acquisition as the company continues a strategy to expand its geographical reach in the tertiary education sector...

By Karl Gernetzky 23 Jun 2017

FET needs to create employable graduates
FET needs to create employable graduates

Further Education and Training (FET) should strive to achieve three goals, making graduates employable, creating a diverse workforce and meeting the needs of the country's economy...

23 Jun 2017

WITSReview named joint winner of international award
WITSReview named joint winner of international award

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education, based in Washington, DC, has announced that WITSReview is the joint winner in the external audience print newsletter category, for its December 2016 issue...

22 Jun 2017

Crowdfunding initiative to support student education
Crowdfunding initiative to support student education

Standard Bank is supporting a new crowdfunding initiative aimed at significantly enhancing access to education for students countrywide...

22 Jun 2017

Tourism Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thebethe, Deputy Minister of the Presidency Buti Manamela and North West Tourism MEC Desbo Mohono engaging with one of the exhibitors at the Youth in Tourism Imbizo
Youth in Tourism Imbizo: Tourism has the potential to alleviate youth unemployment

Tourism has the potential to create opportunities that will contribute to alleviating youth unemployment, poverty, and inequality...

22 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Making agriculture a viable career choice for the African youth
#YouthMonth: Making agriculture a viable career choice for the African youth

The shortage of skilled people in the sector is growing, while the number of students enrolling in agriculture-related training continues to decrease...

By Howard Blight 21 Jun 2017

Africa Code Week to train half a million young Africans
Africa Code Week to train half a million young Africans

Africa Code Week 2017 was officially launched in Mauritius this week. Now in its third year, the event aims to spread coding literacy among African youth, with a target of 500,000 across 35 African countries...

21 Jun 2017

Tourism industry offers hope for SA's unemployed youth
Tourism industry offers hope for SA's unemployed youth

While many see it as a space for tour guides or front-of-house hotel workers, it now encompasses a variety of career options including opportunities for advertising, marketing and design, financial management, IT and tech and more...

21 Jun 2017

UJ announces 2016 South African Literary Award shortlist
UJ announces 2016 South African Literary Award shortlist

The English Department at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) has named the nominees for the The University of Johannesburg Prize for South African Writing in English published in 2016...

20 Jun 2017

Inaugural Africa Science Week launches in SA
Inaugural Africa Science Week launches in SA

The Next Einstein Forum, an initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in partnership with Robert Bosch Stiftung, will be launching NEF Africa Science Week, to be held in Pretoria and Limpopo from 26 - 29 June 2017...

20 Jun 2017

EduWeek 2017 to launch Africa TradeXchange
EduWeek 2017 to launch Africa TradeXchange

As part of the growth of EduWeek, this year sees the launch of the event's newest addition, the Africa TradeXchange, which will take place a day ahead of the main event...

19 Jun 2017

UJ to compile manual to guide decolonisation of curriculum
UJ to compile manual to guide decolonisation of curriculum

Through dialogue and later the publication of a book in the form of a manual, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) is planning to decolonise its curriculum and make it more Pan-African...

By Kgaugelo Masweneng 19 Jun 2017

More Cape Town schools to get Entrepreneur Societies
More Cape Town schools to get Entrepreneur Societies

The SA Teen Entrepreneur Foundation will be expanding its rollout of Entrepreneur Societies to more high schools across Cape Town this year...

19 Jun 2017

Partnership helps female farmers, youth bridge the unemployment gap
Partnership helps female farmers, youth bridge the unemployment gap

As the girls' interest in farming grew and with quite a few interested in setting up cooperatives, Khulisa decided to seek additional opportunities and with the support of the Monsanto Fund, enrolled 28 girls at Buhle Farmers Academy...

19 Jun 2017

Knox Msebenzi, CEO of Niasa. Photo: EE Publishing
#YouthMonth: Debunking the myths about nuclear

The class of 2017 must remember and take heed of the example set by the youth of 1976, who understood the importance of education...

19 Jun 2017

Research indicates universities' reliance on high foreign donations
Research indicates universities' reliance on high foreign donations

Against the background of Youth Month and the national crisis in higher education, Inyathelo, the South African Institute for Advancement in Cape Town, has released its Annual Survey of Philanthropy in Higher Education in local universities...

Code4Change aims to reach 300,000 learners by 2020
Code4Change aims to reach 300,000 learners by 2020

#CodeClimbers have created a crowdfunding campaign to raise R100,000 for Code4Change to bring coding to three schools in Gauteng...

19 Jun 2017

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Harnessing the skills of the future

Whitney Houston perhaps summed it up best when she crooned about the children being our future...

By Sharon Piehl 16 Jun 2017

Canada to teach computer coding starting in kindergarten
Canada to teach computer coding starting in kindergarten

OTTAWA, Canada: Canadian schoolchildren will soon start learning computer coding and other digital skills from kindergarten through to high school...

15 Jun 2017

'Schools are so violent teachers live in fear'
'Schools are so violent teachers live in fear'

Twenty percent of South Africa's teachers believe that schools are violent places and suspect their students and colleagues are armed...

By Katharine Child 15 Jun 2017

Launch of interactive online tool to track young people's wellbeing
Launch of interactive online tool to track young people's wellbeing

In celebration of Youth Day, UCT researchers at the Poverty and Inequality Initiative (PII) are launching an interactive online tool, Youth Explorer, that provides a range of information on the status and wellbeing of South Africa's young people...

15 Jun 2017

Front row, L-R: Avuyile Maqolo, Masande Mlanjeni, Christiaan Abrahams, Siphenathi Kowa, Yolani Kaso

Back row: Siphokazi Taliwe, Yolanda Ngwevela, Yanga Tshaya (behind Yolanda), Tiffany Andrews, Louise Jones (Old Mutual Foundation), Siphesihle Tshaka, Siyabulela Makedama (behind Siphesihle), Phelisa Ntsokotha, Emihle Ganyaza, Zenande Fuzile, Sinobom Gosa, Porchia Jacobs, Samkelisiwe Magwaza, Simamkele Ncapayi, Nosipho Ngcawe, Yonela Zondwayo, Mpontseng Ramothathaki, Ntombentsha Stuurman
Old Mutual funding helps PYDA bring skilled youth into the WC wine industry

Old Mutual Foundation invested development funding with the Pinotage Youth Development Academy which saw 23 students graduating from the PYDA class of 2017...

15 Jun 2017

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