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Cape Town's top young entrepreneurs
Cape Town's top young entrepreneurs

The top 26 young entrepreneurs in the City of Cape Town's #YouthStartCT Entrepreneurship Challenge have been selected from an original group of 100 that underwent skills and business development training facilitated by the SEED Academy...

24 May 2016

Learners need creative-thinking, experiential problem-solving
Learners need creative-thinking, experiential problem-solving

Schools have an antiquated approach to education and both public and private schooling systems are failing to prepare a large number of children for real world work and business...

20 May 2016

UCT officially launches new English Language Centre
UCT officially launches new English Language Centre

The University of Cape Town has officially launched a new English Language Centre (ELC) within the Faculty of Humanities to position Cape Town as a top destination for English language learning...

20 May 2016

Communication skills vital for new graduates
Communication skills vital for new graduates

Technical proficiency in a chosen field is no longer enough to help a graduate land a job and be successful in the workplace. Other attributes, such as building relationships, listening carefully, influencing and building empathy, are also vital in securing employment in a tight market...

19 May 2016

#AfricaMonth: Our time is now
#AfricaMonth: Our time is now

The world is getting more excited about Africa. Dozens of countries are making meaningful investments in the continent, in everything from infrastructure and telecommunications to mining and manufacturing...

By Ashlyn Padayachee 19 May 2016

Front Simphiwe Buthelezi (Siyayenzalenlo Tourism), Nonhlanhla Poswa (Fitness Class), Tsholofelo Ntuli (Fitness Class) and Mlungisi Shabalala (Siyayenzalenlo Tourism). 
Back Ray-ann Sedres (head: transformation at Santam), Karl Bishop (head: niche business at Santam) and Martine Solomon (Phama Media Marketing and Solutions).
Giving entrepreneurs a head start

With 5,7 million South Africans of working age unemployed, teaching budding entrepreneurs the skills they need to grow their business is becoming a necessity...

18 May 2016

Seven sought-after engineering skills
Seven sought-after engineering skills

There is a strong South African demand for engineering candidates with seven skills topping the list...

By Bellah Nxumalo 16 May 2016

Equatorial Guinea launches oil and gas technical training programme
Equatorial Guinea launches oil and gas technical training programme

Equatorial Guinea is to launch an oil and gas technical training programme, covering critical industry disciplines, which will see students spend two years in Canada at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT Polytechnic)...

16 May 2016

Africa Code Week aims to spread digital literacy
Africa Code Week aims to spread digital literacy

Africa Code Week 2016, a large digital literacy initiative organised on the African continent, will run from 15-23 October, with thousands of free coding workshops and online training...

12 May 2016

Top chef awarded Mentorship Award
Top chef awarded Mentorship Award

Executive chef of the Cullinan Hotel Tsogo Sun in Cape Town, Henrico Grobbelaar, has recently been awarded the Mentorship Award by TPHS in Stellenbosch...

11 May 2016

Successes of DSA-UJ training, employment collaboration
Successes of DSA-UJ training, employment collaboration

A 14-year-long collaboration between the Direct Selling Association of South Africa and the University of Johannesburg has seen more than 14,000 students earn a combined R8.8 million through direct selling...

10 May 2016

New tech institution opens for coders
New tech institution opens for coders

Arlene Mulder, Camille Agon, Justinus Adriaanse and Yossi Hasson founded WeThinkCode_, a newly established tech institution, as 70,000 jobs in South Africa remain vacant due to a skills shortage of coders...

9 May 2016

What our education system needs is edupreneurs
What our education system needs is edupreneurs

The Gauteng online school registration system received 600 hits per second from parents registering on the site when it initially launched in April. This proves that growing demand - more than 200,000 parents are expected to be applying for Grade 1 places in Gauteng alone...

Issued by Impak 9 May 2016

Inspiring Transformation - Psychology Festival of Learning
Inspiring Transformation - Psychology Festival of Learning

Inspiring Transformation is the theme for the annual Psychology Festival of Learning, which will be hosted by SACAP (The South African College of Applied Psychology) at their Johannesburg campus on 19-20 May and at their Cape Town campus on 26-27 September.

Issued by liquidlingo Communications 9 May 2016

Transformation in live events technical, production sector
Transformation in live events technical, production sector

The Live Event Technical and Production Conference (LETPC) 2016 will take place 12-14 May 2016 at the Sunnyside Park Hotel in Parktown, Johannesburg...

9 May 2016

Generation Z goals: Prepare for a job that doesn't exist yet
Generation Z goals: Prepare for a job that doesn't exist yet

With the rise of robots, artificial intelligence and automation, today's comfortable careers are no longer an option for job seekers from Generation Z...

By Angelique Robbertse 6 May 2016

Microsoft YouthSpark grant for Mentec Foundation SA
Microsoft YouthSpark grant for Mentec Foundation SA

Microsoft Philanthropies has partnered with over 100 non-profit organisations in 55 countries as part of its $75m commitment to increase access to computer science education around the world...

6 May 2016

NMMU Mechatronics Engineering graduate, Nathan Kops (left) is now a full-time employee at GMSA. Inspecting one of the robotic systems in the Struandale assembly plant with him, is automation technician, Rais Salie.
GMSA, NMMU renew skills development deal

General Motors South Africa has renewed a partnership deal with Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University's mechatronics department, aimed at ensuring continued skills development for motor manufacturing...

By Lee-Anne Butler 5 May 2016

How big business can help accelerate the success of entrepreneurs
How big business can help accelerate the success of entrepreneurs

While we may indeed have an abundance of innovative and dedicated individuals in our country, resourcefulness alone does not guarantee success...

By Khululiwe Mabaso 5 May 2016

Inscape Education Group Teachers Conference
Inscape Education Group Teachers Conference

According to SouthAfrica.info, the government's newest strategy for turning education around is known as "Action Plan to 2014: Towards the Realisation of Schooling 2025", which aims to improve learning and the work of teachers...

Issued by Inscape Education Group 4 May 2016

Cutting back on skills development has long-term consequences
Cutting back on skills development has long-term consequences

As companies review their new financial year budgets, many are tempted to cut back on skills development but this mistake can cost companies dearly in the end...

26 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

Is a career in coaching for you?
Is a career in coaching for you?

The demand for professional coaches has increased, opening up ample career opportunities. This, in turn, has created an ever-increasing demand for expert, accredited training...

Issued by Liquidlingo Communications 19 Apr 2016

VWV Group inducts 25 students into Phakama Women's Academy
VWV Group inducts 25 students into Phakama Women's Academy

The Phakama Women's Academy, an initiative founded by brand experience agency VWV Group two years ago to empower young women in the marketing, advertising and communications industry, has inducted its 2016 class...

18 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

Upskilling networking specialists for full digital integration
Upskilling networking specialists for full digital integration

Cisco has launched a pilot project to upskill specialised networking experts to assist South Africa in obtaining full digital integration...

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

FUEL training company is booming!
FUEL training company is booming!

With a retail giant joining the client portfolio, FUEL will be deploying training to an additional 170,000 users in 15 African countries, within the next year. FUEL will also be launching internationally within 12 months...

Issued by FUEL 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

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