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Industry first - Launch of furniture making at TVET Colleges - False Bay College
Industry first - Launch of furniture making at TVET Colleges

On 2 February, 60 unemployed youths from Khayelitsha will be the first intake of students to learn and develop their skills in all aspects of furniture production at False Bay College's Westlake Campus.

Issued by False Bay College 30 Jan 2015 12:31

Drop in PhD students to affect skills
Drop in PhD students to affect skills

A shortage of supervisors for doctorates in business administration students has resulted in fewer enrolments this year, adding to SA's skills deficit...

30 Jan 2015 09:45

Smart Cape aims to help people study, find jobs and business opportunities
Smart Cape aims to help people study, find jobs and business opportunities

Cape Town is banking on its Smart Cape initiative to help job seekers and entrepreneurs find opportunities...

27 Jan 2015 15:00

Albert van Jaarsveld
Innovation, a catalyst for development

WEF is uniquely placed to offer South Africa a chance to position itself and communicate its value proposition to international decision makers...

By Albert van Jaarsveld 27 Jan 2015 13:53

Turned away by university? There is a second chance for you - Educor
Turned away by university? There is a second chance for you

Students who have been turned away by universities should not be discouraged as they can still apply at Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges2. Are you one of them?...

Issued by Educor 27 Jan 2015 09:55

Port Alfred varsity joins hunger fight
Port Alfred varsity joins hunger fight

A Dutch university has set its sights on stamping out hunger on the Sunshine Coast by teaming up with 50 institutions around the world to fight the problem...

27 Jan 2015 09:45

Maties speak a new language
Maties speak a new language

When 5,000 new Maties and their parents were officially welcomed to Stellenbosch University last week those who could not understand Afrikaans could tune in to a translation on their cellphones and earphones...

27 Jan 2015 09:30

What we've learned from institutions of higher learning
What we've learned from institutions of higher learning

According to figures released by the Department of Basic Education, 403,874 students passed their NSC this year. Amid the excitement of negotiating this hurdle, for many it brings the question: "Where to now?" into sharp focus. For higher education institution brands, this is peak season, with brands playing an important role in informing decisions...

By Christopher Human 26 Jan 2015 10:45

TUT partners with TVET colleges
TUT partners with TVET colleges

Higher Education and Training Minister Dr Blade Nzimande has commended the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) for heeding government's call for higher learning institutions to partner with Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges...

23 Jan 2015 09:25

Strategic Disability Policy Framework needed urgently says minister
Strategic Disability Policy Framework needed urgently says minister

Higher Education and Training Minister, Blade Nzimande, has reiterated the importance and urgency of developing the Strategic Disability Policy Framework in the post-school education and training (PSET) system...

22 Jan 2015 11:30

Exciting study chance for nursing students
Exciting study chance for nursing students

Four Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University nursing students are in the US for a four-week learning expedition in Minnesota...

22 Jan 2015 07:40

Drop first-year fee demands, SRC tells Wits
Drop first-year fee demands, SRC tells Wits

The Wits Student Representative Council has demanded that Wits University revoke its decision to charge first-year students awaiting financial aid half of the R9,340 registration fee...

22 Jan 2015 07:25

R1.5m allocated to academic medical research
R1.5m allocated to academic medical research

The AstraZeneca Research Trust, a non-profit for the disbursement of academic medical research funding is calling for 2015 research proposals, and awarding R1.5 million to local, high-level, non-interventional studies including doctoral and post-doctoral work...

21 Jan 2015 14:30

Sasco: Wits is anti-poor
Sasco: Wits is anti-poor

Wits University has quashed allegations by the SA Students Congress that it was not registering students whose fees were paid by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme...

21 Jan 2015 11:20

Registration process going well at higher learning institutions
Registration process going well at higher learning institutions

Admissions and the registration process at higher learning institutions are going well, the Department of Higher Education and Training said today...

19 Jan 2015 14:25

UCT PhD graduate evaluates safer rugby through BokSmart
UCT PhD graduate evaluates safer rugby through BokSmart

Wanting to complete a PhD that not only provided novel information to the world but also had a direct application and improved rugby player safety led University of Cape Town PhD graduate, James Craig Brown to the thesis, Safer rugby through BokSmart? Evaluation of a nationwide injury prevention programme for rugby union in South Africa...

19 Jan 2015 10:05

Finding fake qualifications a thriving business
Finding fake qualifications a thriving business

Verification agencies are reporting an increased focus on ensuring that job candidates have the qualifications they claim, following several high profile incidents last year in which top executives and board members were unmasked as frauds...

By Karl Gernetzky 16 Jan 2015 14:05

Glitches loom as varsities prepare for influx
Glitches loom as varsities prepare for influx

While Eastern Cape universities have proclaimed readiness for the influx of thousands of students when lectures start next month, funding problems and the outcomes of the ongoing investigation into the group cheating allegations could throw a spanner in the works...

By Deneesha Pillay 16 Jan 2015 13:15

CIMA challenges business leaders of tomorrow
CIMA challenges business leaders of tomorrow

The Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA), in partnership with Barclays, gives students the opportunity to gain global exposure and learn valuable skills through its annual Global Business Challenge...

15 Jan 2015 11:45

Metro offers financial help
Metro offers financial help

Students in need of financial assistance while studying towards a degree in civil, mechanical and electrical engineering could receive a full bursary with the promise of a guaranteed job from the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality as new calls to prospective engineers will be advertised soon...

By Rochelle de Kock 15 Jan 2015 09:15

Cida staff in court to keep university open
Cida staff in court to keep university open

Staff at SA's only no-fee university, Cida City Campus, have urgently approached the High Court to ensure that the university - whose registration was cancelled in November by the Department of Higher Education because of its dire financial situation - can get back on its feet...

By Franny Rabkin 15 Jan 2015 08:40

Hope for matrics that don't gain a place in accounting says Cassim
Hope for matrics that don't gain a place in accounting says Cassim

Head of South Africa for CIMA, Zahra Cassim says that there is hope for those who don't gain a place in an accounting degree programme at university. All is not lost she says, as there are other options including professional qualifications offered by professional institutes...

14 Jan 2015 11:00

Bursaries to study agricultural science
Bursaries to study agricultural science

Twenty Eastern Cape students received bursaries yesterday to study agricultural sciences...

14 Jan 2015 07:15

DA urges funding boost for students
DA urges funding boost for students

The Democratic Alliance is planning to write to Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande urging him to request immediate emergency funding from the Treasury to aid the National Student Financial Aid Scheme...

14 Jan 2015 07:00

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship applications open 19 Jan
Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship applications open 19 Jan

Fellowship applications for Grade 12 learners and first-year university students open next Monday, 19 January...

13 Jan 2015 15:00

Higher education opportunities for 2015... there are more than before says Nzimande
Higher education opportunities for 2015... there are more than before says Nzimande

Higher Education and Training Minister Dr Blade Nzimande says there are 425,095 opportunities available to the matric class of 2014 in the country's universities and training institutions...

13 Jan 2015 07:30

CUT gives away 15 scholarships to top 100 Grade 12s
CUT gives away 15 scholarships to top 100 Grade 12s

Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) is giving away 15 scholarships to the top 100 Grade 12s, from local schools, who have performed exceptionally well and are intending to pursue their tertiary education at CUT...

12 Jan 2015 09:45

Matriculants should study agriculture - IFP
Matriculants should study agriculture - IFP

KwaZulu-Natal matriculants who achieved good results should consider a career in agriculture, the Inkatha Freedom Party said in a statement on Tuesday...

9 Jan 2015 14:30

Henley Business School coaches Mr South Africa contestants
Henley Business School coaches Mr South Africa contestants

A group of Mr South Africa 2014 contestants recently received executive coaching sessions at Henley Business School to orientate them towards future leadership roles in the business world...

9 Jan 2015 09:45

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