Education Trends 2018

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Meeting to discuss DUT labour dispute
Meeting to discuss DUT labour dispute

Deputy Minister for Higher Education and Training, Buti Manamela, will next week meet with all parties involved in the ongoing labour disputes at the Durban University of Technology (DUT)...

1 hour ago

Rob and Sam Paddock, co-founders of GetSmarter | Photographer: Terry Levin
#DesignIndaba2018: Getting smarter at partnering by design

Brothers and co-founders (or 'partners by design' as they call themselves) Sam and Rob Paddock, CEO and chief of strategic partnerships at GetSmarter addressed Design Indaba delegates yesterday on how partnering at the student level as well as the employee and executive level has not only increased their course completion rate but resulted in the turnaround of the business...

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

Zuma blindsided Treasury when he announced fee-free education, says Gigaba
Zuma blindsided Treasury when he announced fee-free education, says Gigaba

Former president Jacob Zuma's announcement of free higher education blindsided the National Treasury, said Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba...

19 hours ago

New Ozblu Academy to cultivate blueberry education
New Ozblu Academy to cultivate blueberry education

In an effort to contribute towards the growth of the agricultural industry, blueberry breeder, Ozblu is launching the Ozblu Academy, which will ultimately provide both in-classroom and online education facilities, coupled with practical in-field activities on the production of low-chill blueberries...

20 hours ago

First seminar in Africa on mind-brain-education (MBE) - registrations open
First seminar in Africa on mind-brain-education (MBE) - registrations open

Exclusive not-to-be missed event with internationally acclaimed US authors of "Neuroteach: Brain science and the future of education" - only 200 spaces available...

Issued by ITSI 22 hours ago

GIBS boosts its academic offering with two new programmes
GIBS boosts its academic offering with two new programmes

GIBS is now offering a full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (PDBA) for undergraduate students, as well as a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in International Business...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 22 hours ago

R57bn for free tertiary education
R57bn for free tertiary education

Government has been forced to hold back on some of its capital projects and reduce spending on goods and services in order to find R57-billion to fund free tertiary education...

By Thabo Mokone 1 day ago

Applications open for Agricolleges International short courses
Applications open for Agricolleges International short courses

Agricolleges International, an AgriSETA accredited, agricultural e-learning platform, has opened for short course applications...

1 day ago

Lullu Krugel, chief economist at PwC
#BizFinFocus: PwC's economic take on what #Budget2018 will hold

While there has been an upward revision in growth for the year - 1.5-1.8% for South Africa - with business confidence also increasing, the country is still not where it needs to be by a long shot...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 days ago

Exceptional graduates honoured at CRET Student Awards
Exceptional graduates honoured at CRET Student Awards

Graduates who excelled academically and personified outstanding leadership skills and social commitment, were celebrated at the Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust's (CRET) Student Awards...

Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 3 days ago

Economics professor earns honorary doctorate
Economics professor earns honorary doctorate

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) will be awarding world-renowned economist and the 2003 Nobel laureate in economics, Prof Robert Fry Engle with an honorary doctoral degree in economics today, 19 February 2018...

3 days ago

Boo-Yah! founder Carmen Murray launches The Connected Marketer courses in SA
Boo-Yah! founder Carmen Murray launches The Connected Marketer courses in SA

Boo-Yah! is bringing a different edge to education through Future-Fit Training Courses. These masterclasses are coming to South Africa in May...

Issued by Boo-Yah! 3 days ago

New construction-focused academy launches
New construction-focused academy launches

Afribiz Academy is a new tertiary education institution launching in Johannesburg and specialising in technical training within the construction industry...

19 Feb 2018

Moroccan, Mauritian universities join Honoris United network
Moroccan, Mauritian universities join Honoris United network

Morocco's Ecole Marocaine des Sciences de l'Ingénieur and YK Business School (YKBS) in Mauritius have formally joined the Honoris United Universities' network as member institutions...

16 Feb 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa. Photo: Sandton Chronicle
#BizFinFocus: Wishlist for #SONA2018

South Africans wait with bated breath to hear what President Cyril Ramaphosa has to say in his maiden State of the Nation Address (Sona) tonight...

16 Feb 2018

Why universities need to prioritise availability
Why universities need to prioritise availability

The cost and importance of higher education mean this sector is always open to scrutiny. Whether that is from politicians, journalists or even their own staff and students...

By Claude Schuck 14 Feb 2018

AACSB recognises GIBS alumna Stacey Brewer as 2018 Influential Leader
AACSB recognises GIBS alumna Stacey Brewer as 2018 Influential Leader

GIBS alumna Stacey Brewer was recently recognised at the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business' 2018 Deans Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 13 Feb 2018

Brent Spilkin and Vega introduce WTF, new course for freelancers
Brent Spilkin and Vega introduce WTF, new course for freelancers

South Africans are three times more likely to freelance than their global counterparts, but the freelance movement is not a millennial movement, says Brent Spilkin, also known as 'Spillly', author of What the Freelance...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Feb 2018

New course helps public schools improve support networks
New course helps public schools improve support networks

In South Africa, many low and no-fee public schools are poorly equipped for the challenge of educating children affected by hunger, poverty, violence or ill-health. To ensure quality education for these learners, schools need to improve their skills in leading and sustaining partnerships with social purpose organisations and governments...

13 Feb 2018

2019 Sasol bursary programme open for entry to maths and science whizzes
2019 Sasol bursary programme open for entry to maths and science whizzes

Applications are now open for Sasol's all-inclusive bursary programme - aimed at those top mathematics and science Grade 12 learners who want to study courses in engineering, science and accounting at approved South African universities and universities of technology in 2019...

6 Feb 2018

CoCT offers scarce skills bursaries
CoCT offers scarce skills bursaries

The City of Cape Town has set aside R4,5 million to help students in need of financial assistance ahead of the busy registration period for universities and FET colleges for the 2018 academic year...

6 Feb 2018

UFS appoints new Dean for Faculty of Law
UFS appoints new Dean for Faculty of Law

Prof John Mubangizi has been appointed as Dean of the Faculty of Law by the Council of the University of the Free State (UFS). He assumed office on 1 February 2018...

5 Feb 2018

Universities open for new academic year
Universities open for new academic year

Thousands of university students are getting ready to tackle the 2018 academic year as public universities open their doors for learning...

5 Feb 2018

Staff strike forces DUT to delay the start of the academic year
Staff strike forces DUT to delay the start of the academic year

An ongoing staff strike at the beleaguered Durban University of Technology has forced the institution to delay the start of the academic year by a week...

By Suthentira Govender 2 Feb 2018

ICT bursaries up for grabs
ICT bursaries up for grabs

iTversity Belgium Campus, a private tertiary education provider specialising in ICT diplomas and degrees, is offering 125 free bursaries to students in 2018, to the value of R8.5 million...

2 Feb 2018

Agricultural education and training: The landscape, challenges and opportunities
Agricultural education and training: The landscape, challenges and opportunities

Many leading South African farming entities share the common sentiment that agricultural colleges are no longer delivering well-rounded, technically skilled professionals...

By Prof Charlie Reinhardt 2 Feb 2018

SANDF set to wow Rand Show visitors!
SANDF set to wow Rand Show visitors!

Tens of thousands of Rand Show visitors annually rate the massive SANDF static display, explosive capability demonstration and entertaining arena programme a highlight of their visit...

Issued by Rand Show 2 Feb 2018

Engineering degree now available through Monash SA
Engineering degree now available through Monash SA

Monash South Africa (MSA) is expanding its academic offering in 2018 by offering Engineering within the Faculty of Business, Engineering and Technology...

1 Feb 2018

Xoliswa Hlongwane, CFO designate at uShaka Marine World
#BizFinFocus: Making a splash in the world of public sector finance

Xoliswa Hlongwane is about to take over as uShaka Marine World's chief financial officer (CFO). She shares her insights on working in the public sector...

1 Feb 2018

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