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Wits professor makes of TIME 100 list

Professor Lee Berger, of the University of the Witwatersrand, has been included on 2016's TIME 100, the annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world...

18 hours ago

Certification in ECD gives women access to funding
Certification in ECD gives women access to funding

Britehouse will collaborate with the Diepsloot Preschools Project and Training Force, on a one-year project focused on early childhood development certification for preschool teachers in underprivileged areas...

16 hours ago

Comments welcome for proposed compliance officers' exams
Comments welcome for proposed compliance officers' exams

The Registrar of Financial Services Providers has published draft amendments to Board Notice 127 (BN 127), entitled 'Qualifications, Experience and Criteria for Approval as Compliance Officer', which is still in draft form and subject to public comments and must reach the Financial Services Board (FSB) by 16 May 2016...

2 days ago

R2m boost for African case studies - UCT Graduate School of Business
R2m boost for African case studies

A collaboration between two of the world's top business schools will see the development of emerging market-focused business learning material that will contribute to the 'decolonisation' of the business school curriculum locally...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 22 Apr 2016

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Partnerships to promote crop research

The Department of Agronomy at SU received a donation of an Equalizer minimum till plot planter to improve their research in the crop cultivation of grain...

By Pia Nanny 22 Apr 2016

GIBS Associate Director: Personal & Applied Learning appointed to executive committee for international coaching institution - Gordon Institute of Business Science
GIBS Associate Director: Personal & Applied Learning appointed to executive committee for international coaching institution

Alison Reid from University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science has been appointed to the executive committee of the Graduate School Alliance for Education in Coaching...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 22 Apr 2016

Applications open for 2017 JLL/Tétris Graduate Programme
Applications open for 2017 JLL/Tétris Graduate Programme

The JLL and Tétris South Africa Graduate Programme provides graduates with the opportunity to learn from specialised property-related disciplines in the business, allowing them to obtain real property experience...

21 Apr 2016

Plan postgraduate studies from first undergraduate year
Plan postgraduate studies from first undergraduate year

A postgraduate degree opens doors for employees in the current competitive labour market but planning such a degree should not be left until the completion of the undergraduate degree but rather form part of a student's goal from the beginning...

21 Apr 2016

The solutions to youth unemployment are at our finger tips
The solutions to youth unemployment are at our finger tips

The current unemployment rate for youngsters just out of school or tertiary education is 60%, which is much higher than the overall unemployment rate of 25%, and equates to two out of three South Africans aged between 18 to 28 being unemployed...

By Jill Young 20 Apr 2016

Winning entrepreneur says laziness won't get you anywhere - UCT Graduate School of Business
Winning entrepreneur says laziness won't get you anywhere

A Cape Town student and winner of a prestigious South African competition says too many South African entrepreneurs are not determined enough to succeed...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 20 Apr 2016

Standard Bank Youth Expo provides students with tools for future
Standard Bank Youth Expo provides students with tools for future

Branded Youth, with headline sponsor Standard Bank, has developed the Standard Bank Youth Expo to provide South African matriculants and university students with the tools needed to navigate the volatile economic environment...

19 Apr 2016

Shoprite offering bursaries at career fair in Cape Town
Shoprite offering bursaries at career fair in Cape Town

The Shoprite Group will be exhibiting at the General and Accounting Career Fair from 10am to 3pm at the University of the Western Cape's Main Hall in Bellville on 20-21 April 2016...

19 Apr 2016

Google aims for one million digital learners
Google aims for one million digital learners

Over the next year, Google will train one million young Africans in digital skills across the continent...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Apr 2016

MBAWC offers free course in construction supervision
MBAWC offers free course in construction supervision

The Master Builders Association of the Western Cape (MBAWC) is offering a free Certificate in Construction Supervision to those who have passed maths at Grade 12 level...

12 Apr 2016

R56m NMMU centre opens
R56m NMMU centre opens

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University launched a R56-million state-of-the-art building for budding foundation phase teachers at its Missionvale campus on Monday, 4 April 2016...

12 Apr 2016

Thato Mogotsi of Botaki & Associates handing over construction sites to various contractors
Construction of new hotel school facilities commence

Construction of the new hotel school facilities is underway with the principal agents and architects, Botaki & Associates handing over various construction sites...

11 Apr 2016

Honouring three decades of Chartered Accountants in South Africa
Honouring three decades of Chartered Accountants in South Africa

Celebrating that the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) is widely recognised as one of the world's leading accounting institutes, it has recently honoured the contributions of nine individuals who have made South Africa's Chartered Accountancy (CA[SA]) profession a world leading designation...

11 Apr 2016

SAIPA applicants have 91% pass rate
SAIPA applicants have 91% pass rate

The results from the latest professional evaluation exam, regulated by the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA), indicates that a record 91% of applicants passed and subsequently earned the designation of Professional Accountant (SA), making South Africa richer by 457 professional accountants...

8 Apr 2016

CityVarsity students to take on Europe after winning best film in SA - CityVarsity
CityVarsity students to take on Europe after winning best film in SA

Film students from CityVarsity Cape Town have won the best film in the country after entering an international Red Bull competiton in March...

Issued by CityVarsity 8 Apr 2016

Worlddidac delegation at EduWeek 2016 in Johannesburg
Worlddidac delegation at EduWeek 2016 in Johannesburg

The renowned global trade association Worlddidac will be bringing a delegation of the leading manufacturers and producers of educational resources to this year's Eduweek event, taking place 29 and 30 June...

Issued by Spintelligent 7 Apr 2016

Partnership to aid employability of accounting graduates
Partnership to aid employability of accounting graduates

In an effort to increase the employability of students, the University of Johannesburg's Department of Commercial Accounting is in partnership with the South African Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT [SA]) to prepare UJ's accounting graduates to exit the institution with workplace competencies and professional membership...

6 Apr 2016

Prestigious EduWeek Awards nominations open
Prestigious EduWeek Awards nominations open

Entries for the EduWeek Awards are now open and EduWeek encourages members of the South African and African education system to enter or nominate a worthy recipient...

Issued by Spintelligent 6 Apr 2016

Artisan training offers quick access to employment
Artisan training offers quick access to employment

Youth should consider careers as artisans, particularly given the 50% failure rate at university, indicating that many are out of their depth...

5 Apr 2016

Open Stellenbosch students set sights on language policy
Open Stellenbosch students set sights on language policy

Student activist group Open Stellenbosch is to approach the Equality Court to challenge the University of Stellenbosch's "discriminatory" language policy...

5 Apr 2016

Lecture hall set alight at Wits
Lecture hall set alight at Wits

A small group of protesting Wits University students led by the EFF Student Command torched a lecture hall after disrupting classes and demanding free education...

5 Apr 2016

Still time to join JSE Investment Challenge
Still time to join JSE Investment Challenge

The Investment Challenge, an annual game that aims to teach South Africans of all ages about investing on the JSE and the larger role that such investment plays in the country's economy, is still open for entries until 12 April 2016...

4 Apr 2016

Students warn war on fee hikes is not over
Students warn war on fee hikes is not over

Buoyed by their #FeesMustFall and #OutsourcingMustFall victories, students have pledged to intensify their battles on campuses across South Africa...

By Suthentira Govender 4 Apr 2016

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Unqualified, but experienced dental assistants registration update

The HPCSA has submitted recommendations to the minister of health regarding amendments to qualifications required to register as a dental assistant...

1 Apr 2016

First Thuthuka student makes top 10 in ITC exam
First Thuthuka student makes top 10 in ITC exam

One of the students of the SAICA Thuthuka Bursary Fund is the first to achieve a top 10 spot in the Initial Test of Competence examination, the first of two qualifying examinations that university graduates must pass to become a Chartered Accountant...

31 Mar 2016

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