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Business students willing to sacrifice future salary for good corporate social responsibility: study
Business students willing to sacrifice future salary for good corporate social responsibility: study

More than 90% of business students in a study on corporate social responsibility said they would be willing to sacrifice some percentage of their future salary to work for a responsible employer...

By Debbie Haski-Leventhal and Mehrdokht Pournader 11 hours ago

Four basic accounting misconceptions that could be holding you and your business back
Four basic accounting misconceptions that could be holding you and your business back

If you don't want to be tripped up in meetings or have the wool pulled over your eyes by your employees when it comes to money matters you need to make sure you understand the basics of accounting...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 2 days ago

UCT business school drives strategic collaboration to fund bursaries in SA's wine industry
UCT business school drives strategic collaboration to fund bursaries in SA's wine industry

The UCT Graduate School of Business has teamed up with key industry stakeholders to offer several bursaries for its Business of Wine short course this May...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 2 days ago

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Student housing crisis hits NMMU

NMMU students have resorted to sleeping in TV rooms and laboratories while others squat with friends and family amid what the Black Students Stokvel (BSS) has called a housing crisis at the university...

By Siyamtanda Capa 17 Feb 2017

R50,000 for information on campus arson
R50,000 for information on campus arson

NMMU is offering a R50,000 reward for information on the petrol-bombing of a building on its south campus at the weekend and two earlier cases...

17 Feb 2017

"Design thinking" can prepare graduates for the real working world
"Design thinking" can prepare graduates for the real working world

At first glance, it looks as though the group of young adults is building Lego...

By Rael Futerman 16 Feb 2017

Parly committee gives new NSFAS model the nod
Parly committee gives new NSFAS model the nod

The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training says it is satisfied with the student-centred model introduced by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) for funding applications...

15 Feb 2017

How learning space affects student attention and engagement
How learning space affects student attention and engagement

There are so many things vying for student attention today it makes it harder to get attention and therefore engagement but there are five things that can be done to dramatically improve results...

15 Feb 2017

Nikki Bush, parenting expert, encourager and author to speak at Henley MBA Family-Friendly event
Nikki Bush, parenting expert, encourager and author to speak at Henley MBA Family-Friendly event

Nikki Bush will be giving part two of her ‘Parenting on the Run' talk at Henley Business School Africa's MBA Family-Friendly event, on Wednesday, 22 February, at 6:30pm...

Issued by Henley Business School 15 Feb 2017

Cipla bursary scheme now open for entries
Cipla bursary scheme now open for entries

Cipla SA, South Africa's third largest pharmaceutical company, is encouraging all students in their first, second or third/final year, who want to make a difference in the world by becoming a part of the pharmaceutical industry, to apply for a bursary at the company...

Issued by Cipla 14 Feb 2017

Parents under pressure
Parents under pressure

Thousands of students and their parents are having to dig deeper into their pockets to pay for studies at private tertiary educational institutions as full-house signs go up at universities around the country...

By Taschica Pillay 13 Feb 2017

Calling innovative developers: enter the Wits Campus Personal Navigator Challenge
Calling innovative developers: enter the Wits Campus Personal Navigator Challenge

The Wits Campus Personal Navigator Challenge is calling on developers and entrepreneurs to develop innovative systems to assist students with visual and physical disabilities to independently navigate Wits' vast campus...

13 Feb 2017

NSFAS starts appeals process for rejected students
NSFAS starts appeals process for rejected students

Thousands of prospective university students' funding applications have been turned down by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) for the 2017 academic year...

By Michelle Gumede 10 Feb 2017

Your eight-point checklist for choosing student digs
Your eight-point checklist for choosing student digs

Upon acceptance into a university far from home, one of the top items on that to-do list is finding accommodation...

9 Feb 2017

Bespoke textbooks offer printers respite from the revenue-eliminating e-book model
Bespoke textbooks offer printers respite from the revenue-eliminating e-book model

Publishers have made their bread and butter off textbooks for longer than students have endured on microwave noodles and crackers...

By Vaughan Patterson 8 Feb 2017

Global business education is the best antidote to economic nationalism
Global business education is the best antidote to economic nationalism

The Global Network for Advanced Management, a network of 29 leading international business schools dedicated to driving innovation and creating value through exchange and engagement, will celebrate its fifth anniversary in April...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 8 Feb 2017

#BizTrends2017: The next wave of technology transforming the classroom
#BizTrends2017: The next wave of technology transforming the classroom

Imagine you are a high school learner struggling with the textbook in front of you. You point your smartphone and ta-da – a video pops up on screen...

By Nirvani Dhevcharran 8 Feb 2017

Cape Wine Auction to support education
Cape Wine Auction to support education

Eugene Yiga spoke to Andi Norton, who coordinates the beneficiaries of The Cape Wine Auction, to find out about the upcoming event which takes place on 10 and 11 February at the Anthonij Rupert Wine Estate in Franschhoek.

By Eugene Yiga 8 Feb 2017

#BizTrends2017: Machine learning trends in SA for 2017
#BizTrends2017: Machine learning trends in SA for 2017

Machine learning as a subset of artificial intelligence is an emerging trend in South Africa, with demand for data scientists rising sharply...

7 Feb 2017

#BizTrends2017: SA's graduate labour market - trends and issues
#BizTrends2017: SA's graduate labour market - trends and issues

The #FeesMustFall movement is running riot, and free tertiary education is the demand, but is the higher education system already producing too many graduates...?

7 Feb 2017

Business raises R140m for education
Business raises R140m for education

As SA's universities begin the new academic year, the private sector has already raised about R140m of a targeted R200m to finance the pilot scheme for the new funding model for poor and "missing middle" students...

By Hilary Joffe 6 Feb 2017

SACAP opens new campus in Pretoria
SACAP opens new campus in Pretoria

Building on its solid growth over the past three years, the South African College of Applied Psychology (SACAP) has opened its third campus in the country, in Pretoria...

6 Feb 2017

Master entrepreneur GG Alcock inspires students at Regent Business School in Durban
Master entrepreneur GG Alcock inspires students at Regent Business School in Durban

Renowned author, mentor, strategy guru and entrepreneur GG Alcock shared key insights in Durban, encouraging students to overcome current economic challenges by seeking out opportunities within the informal sector...

Issued by Regent Business School 6 Feb 2017

Unisa, Nehawu reach salary agreement
Unisa, Nehawu reach salary agreement

The University of South Africa (Unisa) and the National, Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) have formally signed an agreement for the 2017 salary financial year...

3 Feb 2017

Professor Mark New, pro-vice-chancellor and director of the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI), UCT. Image source:
#WSF2017: How Africa should tackle the climate change challenge

Speaking at the recently held World Sustainability Forum in Cape Town, Professor Mark New discussed the current outlook for global temperature rise, as well as the mitigation and adaptation challenges Africa faces...

By Sindy Peters 1 Feb 2017

Higher education requires a radical shift
Higher education requires a radical shift

In today's education system, we stand at a meaningful crossroads. In many ways, it is a time rich in opportunity as we devise fresh methods to prepare learners for the information economy. On the other hand, we face several challenges that threaten to restrict the creation of a relevant, modern curriculum...

By Prof. Alwyn Louw 1 Feb 2017

Professor Norman Duncan, vice principal of the University of Pretoria, presenting at the UN Global Colloquium of University Presidents at Yale University in 2016.
#WSF2017: How #FeesMustFall presented opportunities for greater student accessibility

At the recently concluded World Sustainability Forum 2017, Professor Norman Duncan noted how the #FeesMustFall protests have highlighted issues around sustainability...

By Sindy Peters 31 Jan 2017

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#WSF2017: Six key investment areas for Africa to achieve the SDGs - Jeffrey Sachs

Professor Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute, addressed attendees at the sixth World Sustainability Forum, recently held in Cape Town, providing six key investment areas that he believes need to be a priority for Africa in order for the continent to meet the targets of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

By Sindy Peters 30 Jan 2017

Unisa deficit looms over increases
Unisa deficit looms over increases

The University of SA (Unisa) will have to raise R134m if it wants to meet workers' demands...

By Michelle Gumede 30 Jan 2017

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