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North-West Uni, Standard Bank partner to grow inventors
North-West Uni, Standard Bank partner to grow inventors

The North-West University (NWU) and Standard Bank SA with its virtual commercialisation platform, the Innovation Highway, will be hosting an intellectual property project showcase...

21 hours ago

Committee satisfied with post-school education plan
Committee satisfied with post-school education plan

Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training, Connie September, has voiced her satisfaction with the national plan on Post-School Education in the country...

1 day 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 2 days ago

CRET students continue to achieve excellent results
CRET students continue to achieve excellent results

The Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust provides bursaries and support towards tertiary studies for disadvantaged students, while providing young adults with opportunities to gain essential work experience...

Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 20 Mar 2017

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

GSB graduate launches ‘Epic Scholarship' fundraiser
GSB graduate launches ‘Epic Scholarship' fundraiser

UCT GSB alumnus Mervyn Christoffels will participate in the 2017 Absa Cape Epic cycle race as part of the Team GSB Foundation to raise funds for talented but financially disadvantaged students wanting to do an MBA at the GSB...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 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

SACAP's coach training gains international accreditation
SACAP's coach training gains international accreditation

All three of the coaching programmes offered by the South African College of Applied Psychology are now accredited by the International Coach Federation...

Issued by SACAP 16 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

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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

GIBS hosts the fourth International Conference on Responsible Leadership
GIBS hosts the fourth International Conference on Responsible Leadership

Responsible and effective leadership is under the spotlight at the Gordon Institute of Business Science in Illovo, Johannesburg this week...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 14 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

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

BDO Durban's trainees achieve 100% pass rate
BDO Durban's trainees achieve 100% pass rate

BDO South Africa has announced that all 16 of its accountancy trainees who wrote the SAICA APC Exam in November 2016 have passed, with Kelton Bingham being placed on the honours roll...

6 Mar 2017

Free varsity a myth, body tells fees panel
Free varsity a myth, body tells fees panel

There is no such thing as free education - someone has to pay...

3 Mar 2017

Digital disruption – new applications to transform higher education with Carl Sparks – CEO Academic Partnerships
Digital disruption – new applications to transform higher education with Carl Sparks – CEO Academic Partnerships

Disruptive digital technology has fundamentally changed the way millions of people travel in cities, where they stay on holiday and how they shop...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 3 Mar 2017

Law graduate awarded UFS/IAWJ bursary
Law graduate awarded UFS/IAWJ bursary

The UFS Faculty of Law, in conjunction with the IAWJ South Africa Chapter, recently hosted a gala dinner to raise awareness on the development programmes in which women judges in South Africa are involved...

3 Mar 2017

ConCourt orders release of FeesMustFall student
ConCourt orders release of FeesMustFall student

After almost six months in custody, FeesMustFall student activist Bonginkosi Khanyile is a free man...

2 Mar 2017

Keum and Jones
#DesignIndaba2017: Students' social activism FTW!

Global design students Bo-Won Keum of the Rhode Island School of Design affectionately known as ‘Risdee' (RISD) and Rhys Jones of Canada's Carleton University of Industrial Design, enthralled attendees at the second day of Design Indaba 2017 with their use of design to make the world a better place...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Mar 2017

Career Indaba
Career Indaba

Now brought to you by MultiChoice, Career Indaba is the leading event in South Africa empowering parents, teachers and students with the necessary knowledge to practically apply their passion after school and studying...

Issued by Spintelligent 2 Mar 2017

Fee adjustment grant allocated to assist poor students
Fee adjustment grant allocated to assist poor students

Government has allocated a “fee adjustment grant” to assist students from poor, working class and missing middle households to pay for increases of up to 8% on the 2017 higher education fees...

1 Mar 2017

Curro to list higher education unit separately
Curro to list higher education unit separately

Curro intends unbundling its tertiary-education division into a separately listed company, it said in its results statement on Tuesday...

By Robert Laing 1 Mar 2017

Principal defies order to suspend art school
Principal defies order to suspend art school

Renowned Durban political cartoonist Nanda Soobben has defied a directive from the Higher Education Department to shut his school...

1 Mar 2017

Northlink College students add talent to WorldSkills SA Team
Northlink College students add talent to WorldSkills SA Team

The National WorldSkills Competition was hosted in Durban recently, where 32 members represented Team Western Cape in 16 different skill areas...

28 Feb 2017

Nzimande gives Mbeki the glad eye at Unisa inauguration
Nzimande gives Mbeki the glad eye at Unisa inauguration

The University of SA (Unisa) made former president Thabo Mbeki's appointment as its chancellor official on Monday in a ceremony that was attended by one-time political nemesis Blade Nzimande...

By Michelle Gumede 28 Feb 2017

Max Price calls for tax on graduates
Max Price calls for tax on graduates

The state should consider a graduate tax to tackle the funding challenges faced by most students at tertiary institutions, UCT vice-chancellor Max Price has said...

By Bekezela Phakathi 28 Feb 2017

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