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Boris Dzhingarov
Mastering the art of learning a new language – English is dominant everywhere!

There can be no secret potion, computer program or magic pill to help you learn English immediately. It takes a lot of dedication, planning and hard work...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 5 hours ago

Putting learning into practice
KZN programme focuses on teaching early cancer detection

An initiative between two universities is working on developing a head and neck cancer outreach programme to educate healthcare practitioners,and improve patient outcomes...

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 1 day ago

Unique new support for high school maths from Ivy Academy
Unique new support for high school maths from Ivy Academy

The core ingredient in breaching the economic division that plagues our nation as a whole is through taking drastic measures to enhance the quality of education for all South Africans. Eli Katz of Ivy Academy has been working on establishing a programme to do just that...

Issued by Boston College 3 days ago

Five lessons in strategy from the non-profit world
Five lessons in strategy from the non-profit world

During a recent trip to Innsbruck to work with SOS, I learned a lot about the parallel workings of the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds...

By Nicola Tyler 3 days ago

Recruiting millennial graduates through EQ
Recruiting millennial graduates through EQ

The reason it is so difficult to recruit graduates that are able to fit in and positively contribute to their team is the generational gap between the Millennials (graduates entering the workplace) and previous generations...

By Antoinette Pombo 17 Mar 2017

SUSE, Limpopo government launch Offline Content Project
SUSE, Limpopo government launch Offline Content Project

Enterprise Linux and open source solutions provider, SUSE South Africa, has joined forces with Limpopo Connexion to launch the Offline Content Project...

17 Mar 2017

DHL Express launches entrepreneurial training program
DHL Express launches entrepreneurial training program

DHL Express recently launched its ‘Growing Beyond Borders' entrepreneurial training programme in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)...

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

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

First Johnson & Johnson Africa Innovation Challenge winners
First Johnson & Johnson Africa Innovation Challenge winners

Johnson & Johnson has announced the winners of the first Africa Innovation Challenge at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress today, 14 March 2017...

14 Mar 2017

SA foundation named in Top 100 Global Leaders in Training and Development
SA foundation named in Top 100 Global Leaders in Training and Development

At the 4th World Training and Development Congress, part of the World HRD Congress held in Mumbai, India recently, the Nunnovation Africa Foundation was recognised as one of the Top 100 Global Leaders in Training and Development by the congress judges...

13 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

Applications open for The Hope Factory's 2017 mentorship programme
Applications open for The Hope Factory's 2017 mentorship programme

Enterprise and supplier development organisation, The Hope Factory is inviting applications from eligible entrepreneurs for the April 2017 intake of its entrepreneurial development programme...

9 Mar 2017

Diepsloot girls compete at SA Junior Chess Championship
Diepsloot girls compete at SA Junior Chess Championship

Two Grade 5 girls from Diepsloot, who started playing chess through the Tsogo Sun Moves for Life Chess programme]] in 2015, made such excellent progress in the sport that they were selected to be part of the Johannesburg Metro Chess Union team...

8 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

Tech design empowering children with autism
Tech design empowering children with autism

Researchers at the University of Pretoria are developing guidelines to design better learning applications for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)...

6 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

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

R17m skills programme to empower youth
R17m skills programme to empower youth

A newly launched R17 million skills programme is expected to enhance the employability of people, especially the youth, from poor backgrounds and those that are referred to as the missing middle...

24 Feb 2017

New FemBioBiz Acceleration Programme to boost women in biosciences
New FemBioBiz Acceleration Programme to boost women in biosciences

An acceleration programme aimed at supporting women in biosciences was launched by the NEPAD Southern Africa Network for Biosciences on Tuesday, 21 February 2017...

23 Feb 2017

PERT... for a better way to teach
PERT... for a better way to teach

When I was a young teenager, I actually asked my dad: “What is the difference between education and training?” He answered without hesitation: “Put it this way, would you rather have sex education or sex training?”...

By Peter Horszowski, Issued by Pert Industrials 23 Feb 2017

Chef Khumalo, BON Hotel Group launches culinary school
Chef Khumalo, BON Hotel Group launches culinary school

Located at the refurbished restaurant venue at BON Hotel Midrand, the culinary school–cum-restaurant is the result of a desire to bring young African chefs into the industry

22 Feb 2017

Burson-Marsteller SA's new programme searches for CEO-in-training
Burson-Marsteller SA's new programme searches for CEO-in-training

Burson-Marsteller have launched the Cornerstones Executive Development Programme, designed to develop the future generation of leadership of the firm in South Africa...

21 Feb 2017

Parliament sets the record straight on bursaries for staff
Parliament sets the record straight on bursaries for staff

Parliament on Sunday refuted the claims made in several media reports over the criteria used to allocate bursaries...

20 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

WildArk acquires first wildlife conservancy in SA
WildArk acquires first wildlife conservancy in SA

Conservation organisation WildArk, together with guide training organisation EcoTraining, has acquired its first wildlife conservancy known as ‘Pridelands'...

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

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