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‘Africa is where others will look for the best in new innovation'
‘Africa is where others will look for the best in new innovation'

Between East and West: Africa's economic transformation will create a third centre of global power, according to a new ‘Afro-Optimism' series...

By Brett Parker 3 days ago

Inspiration for South Africa at Festival of Learning
Inspiration for South Africa at Festival of Learning

With every sector of the country in considerable turmoil, a wide range of homegrown solutions, approaches and ideas are on the programme of the upcoming sixth annual Psychology Festival of Learning hosted by SACAP...

Issued by SACAP 3 days ago

Centre for Entrepreneurship to empower Free State youth
Centre for Entrepreneurship to empower Free State youth

Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu on Friday launched the Centre for Entrepreneurship in Welkom, Free State, saying such a centre will promote entrepreneurship as a career of choice...

21 Apr 2017

Learnerships key to combating youth unemployment
Learnerships key to combating youth unemployment

With 50.9% of the country's youth unemployed, more focus should be placed on how youth can enter the job market without a formal tertiary qualification to contribute positively to the country's economy.

20 Apr 2017

Bangladesh trains teenage girls to fight cyber crime
Bangladesh trains teenage girls to fight cyber crime

DHAKA, Bangladesh: Bangladesh on Tuesday began training thousands of teenage girls to fight cyber crime, citing an "alarming" rise in social media-related abuses mostly targeting adolescents.

20 Apr 2017

Education needs to update to global skills inclusion in curricula
Education needs to update to global skills inclusion in curricula

The 2016 report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) revealed that educational institutions worldwide are failing to equip learners with the global competencies they will need to be employable in coming years...

19 Apr 2017

SMME skills development workshop empowers rural women
SMME skills development workshop empowers rural women

The top 20 nominees in the “Imbokodo Iyazenzela” Women in SMMEs Awards 2016 were hosted at a business skills development workshop in Durban...

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 13 Apr 2017

New skills networking platform for healthcare funders
New skills networking platform for healthcare funders

The Board of Healthcare Funders has established a networking platorms where middle managers can share ideas and hone skills...

13 Apr 2017

Entries close on 18 April for the SingularityU Southern Africa GIC
Entries close on 18 April for the SingularityU Southern Africa GIC

Entries close on 18 April for the Singularity University, Global Impact Challenge. This challenge is an open call to innovators, entrepreneurs, scientists, and technologists to foster moonshot innovations and startups that positively impact the lives of people living in southern Africa...

Issued by Mann Made Media 12 Apr 2017

SACAP catapults transformation through RPL programme
SACAP catapults transformation through RPL programme

The South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) is about to unveil an online platform that will launch its Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme...

By Yashaen Luckan 12 Apr 2017

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Drone industry closing the skills gap through training

A plethora of job opportunities exists for drone pilots, an untapped sector ready and waiting to train students, address the lack of skills in the industry, and boost the country's employment rate.

12 Apr 2017

Nzimande launches Umgungundlovu TVET College
Nzimande launches Umgungundlovu TVET College

Higher Education and Training minister Blade Nzimande has launched the Umgungundlovu TVET College Recognition of Prior Learning Assessment Centre in KwaZulu-Natal...

12 Apr 2017

Breaking ground in management development
Breaking ground in management development

The managerial ladder is often built with rungs that depend on technical expertise...

By Mark Orpen 11 Apr 2017

Kenya Airways, GE, Boeing donation to boost aviation training
Kenya Airways, GE, Boeing donation to boost aviation training

Technical University of Kenya (TUK) has landed high-tech aviation training devices in a joint initiative by Kenya Airways, General Electric, and Boeing...

10 Apr 2017

Barloworld Transport addressing shortage of truck drivers
Barloworld Transport addressing shortage of truck drivers

One of the biggest roadblocks to ensuring the safe and efficient transport of goods on South Africa's roads is without a doubt the severe shortage of skilled and experienced truck drivers. Barloworld Transport is addressing this problem...

10 Apr 2017

Trio of Setas remain under administration
Trio of Setas remain under administration

Three Sector Education and Training Authorities (Setas) remain under administration for various reasons, including poor governance and noncompliance with the Public Finance Management Act...

By Bekezela Phakathi 10 Apr 2017

Training puts youth on road to success
Training puts youth on road to success

After announcing the project late in 2016, Porsche has now opened its new training centre in Cape Town...

7 Apr 2017

Short courses can offer an alternative route to a quick career path
Short courses can offer an alternative route to a quick career path

Education which balances critical thinking with practical application enables young learners to fulfill their full potential and lends itself to immediate application in the workplace...

Issued by Vega School 6 Apr 2017

Online maths club sparks results in Limpopo schools
Online maths club sparks results in Limpopo schools

A researcher has launched an online maths club that has seen 30 students at Madonsi High sharpen their maths skills...

5 Apr 2017

Montessori institute offers new internationally accredited ECD course
Montessori institute offers new internationally accredited ECD course

The internationally accredited Association Montessori Internationale Assistants to Infancy Course 0-3 will be on offer for the first time in southern Africa at the Indaba Montessori Institute Stellenbosch...

4 Apr 2017

New post-grad diploma for public sector financial management
New post-grad diploma for public sector financial management

A post-graduate qualification in public sector financial management has been launched by SAIPA and UWC's School of Government...

3 Apr 2017

Young Globals Student Competition & Internship finalists selected
Young Globals Student Competition & Internship finalists selected

The 2016 finalists of the Global Awards' Young Globals Student Competition & Internship have been selected and include teams from Columbia College Chicago and Miami Ad School...

31 Mar 2017

Let's Code this holiday
Let's Code this holiday

The Cape Town Science Centre is hosting its Let's Code holiday camp, from 3-7 April 2017, to introduce children to the awesome world of coding...

31 Mar 2017

How to make the SETAs work for your business
How to make the SETAs work for your business

Companies narrowly viewing the SETA governing their industry just through the lens of compliance may very well be missing out on optimising on the various benefits built into their statutory obligations...

30 Mar 2017

Trump needs to learn that great dealmakers listen, they don't tell!
Trump needs to learn that great dealmakers listen, they don't tell!

When it comes to the art of the deal it would be better to act more like Mandela than self-styled dealmaker US President Donald Trump, says David Venter, who convenes a course on Negotiation Skills for Managers at UCT GSB...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 30 Mar 2017

African languages a must for lawyers
African languages a must for lawyers

Proficiency in at least one indigenous African language should be demonstrated before anyone can be awarded a law degree, says parliament's justice and corrections oversight committee...

30 Mar 2017

Monsanto internship call for entry
Monsanto internship call for entry

Application for Monsanto's year-long internship programme is now open for entry to recent graduates or final year students in the fields of Agriculture...

27 Mar 2017

Novus wins gold at National Skills Development Awards
Novus wins gold at National Skills Development Awards

At the National Skills Development Awards, held 23 March 2017, Novus Academy won a gold award in the Best Artisan Development Programme category...

27 Mar 2017

Red Bull Amaphiko Academy heads to Mamelodi
Red Bull Amaphiko Academy heads to Mamelodi

Red Bull Amaphiko, a programme that supports social entrepreneurs to make a difference in their communities, will run its annual academy at the Mamelodi this May....

24 Mar 2017

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