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The emergence of the accidental project manager - UNISA Graduate School of Business Leadership   (SBL)
The emergence of the accidental project manager

Project management has developed into a strategic and integral function of companies. Although firmly in its ascendancy, the project management office is faced with a number of challenges that can inhibit effective implementation...

Issued by UNISA Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL) 12 Dec 2014 15:56

EduPlant nurtures a new generation of eco-savvy entrepreneurs
EduPlant nurtures a new generation of eco-savvy entrepreneurs

Winners of this year's EduPlant tree planting and entrepreneurial competition were announced recently at an awards ceremony for schools that have had the most success in the programme...

3 Dec 2014 09:30

Defining a profitable opportunity
Defining a profitable opportunity

Time and again, entrepreneurship - as defined by South Africans across the spectrum - comes down to identifying a profitable opportunity...

2 Dec 2014 15:17

Success can be found in all of us
Success can be found in all of us

With 2015 upon us the first thing we tend to do is set goals or New Year's resolutions for the year ahead. For the majority of us we look at our career first...

2 Dec 2014 14:28

REDISA launches transporter workshops for SMME development
REDISA launches transporter workshops for SMME development

The Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa ran its first Transporter Workshop in Maitland on 27 November where REDISA officials trained 20 active transporters on efficiency, what is required in terms of providing a service to dealers, and insights on the support provided by the organisation...

2 Dec 2014 08:10

SAP Africa and FIRST LEGO League support skills development of SA youth
SAP Africa and FIRST LEGO League support skills development of SA youth

During a showcase event held last week, SAP Africa showcased its continued sponsorship of FIRST LEGO League South Africa where COO Derek Kudsee announced a financial contribution of R1,4 million...

1 Dec 2014 11:05

Economic growth key to reducing unemployment: Deputy President
Economic growth key to reducing unemployment: Deputy President

South Africa needs to accelerate its rate of economic growth if it is to meaningfully reduce its levels of unemployment, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa...

1 Dec 2014 10:32

Gizelle McIntyre
The importance of educated training choices

Building a career path isn't quite as easy as enrolling at university, completing a course and seeking employment...

By Gizelle McIntyre 28 Nov 2014 15:05

Academy for African Filmmakers to mentor young African talent
Academy for African Filmmakers to mentor young African talent

The Academy for African Filmmakers is a new initiative by Unilever and MOFILM to help young African talent develop their storytelling and pitching skills while working on real live Unilever briefs with the possibility of having their work broadcast...

27 Nov 2014 16:15

Val Bourdos Nichas
Leadership skills should remain fine-tuned

Educating management or leadership is an ongoing process that requires formal interventions as well as valuable development through mere experience and years of trial and error...

By Val Bourdos Nichas 27 Nov 2014 14:09

Wits partners with major international MOOC provider
Wits partners with major international MOOC provider

Wits has announced its partnership with edX - a non-profit online learning platform founded by Harvard and MIT to offer massive open online courses - marking the first collaboration between a major international MOOC provider and an African university...

26 Nov 2014 15:00

Nedbank's Talks4Success wins Biggest Social Conscience Award
Nedbank's Talks4Success wins Biggest Social Conscience Award

The Biggest Social Conscience Award went to Nedbank's Talks4Success initiative at the 5th Annual Student Village Makoya Youth Awards earlier this month in Illovo, Johannesburg.

26 Nov 2014 11:45

Considering taking on an intern?
Considering taking on an intern?

More than 150,000 graduates from higher education institutions are likely to want join the workforce in 2015 so it's that time of year when business owners and HR departments get more internship requests...

21 Nov 2014 12:03

Why not to ignore your personal brand
Why not to ignore your personal brand

Brand consistency, in the long term, ensures consistent business and career growth. Very often business owners steer clear of focusing on their personal brand, as they do not like the spotlight...

By Ronell Swartbooi 21 Nov 2014 10:26

The psychological price of entrepreneurship
The psychological price of entrepreneurship

Being an entrepreneur often means being a trailblazer and pioneering new things. This may sound good when things go according to plan, but there's always "the voice of fear" when having to do something new...

19 Nov 2014 11:34

JCSE ICT skills survey reveals SA's critical skills gap
JCSE ICT skills survey reveals SA's critical skills gap

Trends such as the Internet of Things have fast become a reality, and while these new and emerging technologies create strong demand for certain skill sets, they reshape others and it often results in many employees becoming redundant. - Adrian Schofield ...

19 Nov 2014 10:10

Education: Filling the skills gap
Education: Filling the skills gap

Advertising agencies and colleges say they must step up their talent-spotting and training efforts to provide the industry with the skills it needs...

By David Furlonger 18 Nov 2014 05:45

Local student receive awards from USB
Local student receive awards from USB

Two students of the Small Business Academy (SBA) Development Programme offered by the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) have received awards for their small businesses...

17 Nov 2014 09:59

M-Net Magic in Motion Academy provides internship opportunity
M-Net Magic in Motion Academy provides internship opportunity

As a means of investing in skills development and nurturing new talent, television giant M-Net, with its newly established M-Net Magic in Motion Academy, is offering previously disadvantaged...

14 Nov 2014 08:00

Applications open for January 2015 intake of Digify candidates
Applications open for January 2015 intake of Digify candidates

Digify, the Google and IAB SA-backed three-month digital bootcamp run by youth agency Livity Africa, is calling talented 18-to-25-year-olds to apply for its January 2015 intake...

12 Nov 2014 15:30

[Mobile360] Geeks versus princess engineers
[Mobile360] Geeks versus princess engineers

"It was always this awkward looking guy who was tech savvy, solved a big problem and got the girl in the end ... I consider myself a geek. A geek can look like this too. A geek can wear pink dresses and can wear sparkles and be just as geeky as anybody else." - Margaret Burgraff...

By Jessica Taylor 12 Nov 2014 08:38

Khayelitsha Skills Development Summit - False Bay College
Khayelitsha Skills Development Summit

The main objective of the Khayelitsha Skills Development Summit was to create a roadmap towards developing the skills, competency and progress of the community of Khayelitsha in order to advance economic and social upliftment...

Issued by False Bay College 5 Nov 2014 11:27

Want to work at an agency? Send a CV worth reading
Want to work at an agency? Send a CV worth reading

Standing out amongst a pile of CVs is often not easy, so how do you make a good first impression with a CV destined for the 'yes' pile?

4 Nov 2014 16:17

How to not squander skills development budgets
How to not squander skills development budgets

Overspending on irrelevant employee training hinders return on investment, results in a frustrated workforce and is, essentially, nothing more than an unnecessary waste of time and money.

By Gizelle McIntyre 31 Oct 2014 13:30

JSE announces Investment Challenge winners
JSE announces Investment Challenge winners

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange has announced the winners of its 41st Investment Challenge - South Africa's largest financial literacy initiative - during an awards ceremony at their Sandton offices on Friday, 24 October.

28 Oct 2014 14:10

Tertiary education takes steps to meet market needs
Tertiary education takes steps to meet market needs

Many international education institutions are making internship and workplace readiness training an essential and compulsory part of their syllabus.

By Abram Molelemane and Anton Ressel 23 Oct 2014 12:15

Back to school fundraiser tops R30m for education - Shanduka Black Umbrellas
Back to school fundraiser tops R30m for education

Guests attending the Adopt-a-School Foundation's annual Back to School Party in Johannesburg on 18 October raised a record R6m for school development...

Issued by Shanduka Black Umbrellas 22 Oct 2014 12:32

AfriGIS Learnership, in association with CTU Training Solutions and MICT SETA - AfriGIS
AfriGIS Learnership, in association with CTU Training Solutions and MICT SETA

In 2012 AfriGIS launched a new Learnership Programme, in association with CTU Training Solutions and MICT SETA, to empower young learners and offer them the opportunity to gain hands-on work experience at AfriGIS...

Issued by AfriGIS 14 Oct 2014 11:34

SAA's warning over bogus websites
SAA's warning over bogus websites

South African Airlines (SAA) has warned the public about fraudulent websites that reportedly have information on the Cadet Pilot Development Programme. Applications for positions are now closed.

14 Oct 2014 08:18

Investec announces winners of 2014 Junior Innovators competition
Investec announces winners of 2014 Junior Innovators competition

A "Heating Kettle Bottle" - a battery-powered kettle and water bottle - has taken the winning title in the third annual Junior Innovators competition hosted at Investec in Sandown earlier this week.

10 Oct 2014 13:00

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