Ni hao, Chinese for "hello," or ting bu dong, meaning "I hear you, but I don't understand," are two expressions one often overhears today in Zimbabwe's capital. It is one of the results of tenacious efforts by governments, private companies and individuals across Africa, but in Zimbabwe particularly, to learn the Chinese language and understand China's culture.
By Tonderayi Mukeredzi 1 Mar 2013 15:08
WorldVentures, a global direct seller of vacation club memberships, will bring in-depth training to 350 of its independent representatives in Africa.
4 Dec 2012 11:01
Transparency International and the hosts of the 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference (15th IACC) invite young journalists working in the sub-Saharan Africa region to be part of the anti-corruption conference to be held in Brasilia, Brazil from 7-10 November 2012.
7 Aug 2012 10:52
Thomson Reuters, the global news and information company has made the final call for entries to the 2012 Kurt Schork Memorial (KSM) Awards which will take place in London in November, and made the announcement of a seminar on reporting on terrorism and global security.
By Walter Wafula 3 May 2012 11:41
An initiative of the African Arts Institute, in partnership with the Goethe-Institut, the Southern African Training Hub will host a three-year programme in cultural leadership, governance and entrepreneurship will be launched in Johannesburg, South Africa during May 2012. It will host candidates from Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
3 Apr 2012 11:04
Noor, Nikon and the Cape Town School of Photography invite photographers to submit their portfolios for selection for the 2012 Noor-Nikon Masterclass in Documentary Photography to be held 26-30 March 2012. Applications will close today, 22 February 2012.
22 Feb 2012 10:22
The Higher Education and Training Department says R886 million has been invested in connecting South African universities and public research organisations to each other at a minimum speed of 10 gigabits per second.
26 Jan 2012 12:25
The Malawi-Zimbabwe Executive Twinning Programme, an innovative new WAN-IFRA project that matches two newspaper groups in Malawi with two newspaper groups in Zimbabwe for a series of exchanges including newspaper study tours, job shadowing and collaboration on business projects, entered a new phase with the launch of the Twinning Programme Brain Trust in Johannesburg, South Africa.
17 Nov 2011 15:26
South Africa's Institute of Marketing Management has joined forces with Zambia's Institute of Marketing, Marketers Association of Zimbabwe and Marketing Society of Kenya to launch the African Marketing Confederation in the aim of promoting and maintaining standards of professional skills, ability, ethics and integrity among marketers through the various African marketing bodies.
By Issa Sikiti da Silva: @sikitimedia 9 Sep 2011 12:34
South Africa's Institute for the Advancement of Journalism (IAJ) and the International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) in Berlin, Germany, of the GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit - are inviting mid-career journalists to apply for a two-week training course on Reporting regional integration - the history, politics and economics of SADC.
23 May 2011 11:11
The state of education in many parts of the world and Africa, especially in zones in conflict, is appalling, miserable and in bad shape, according to a 2011 UNESCO Global Monitoring Report set to be released today, Tuesday, 1 March 2011 in New York.
By Issa Sikiti da Silva 1 Mar 2011 11:40
The Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (ZIMSEC) released results for both A-level and O-level in May 2009, rather than in February. Due to the delays, students were admitted into A-level using mid-year school examination results, or school assessments. But most lost their A-level places after failing.
By Dumisani Ndlela 13 Jul 2009 10:04
The University of Zimbabwe, which has been closed for five months, could reopen its doors next month. University authorities have informed the government that the university will reopen on 6 July 2009.
By Moses Mudzwiti 29 Jun 2009 10:43
Econet, Zimbabwe's largest mobile service network provider, has established a pan-African scholarship fund for academically gifted Zimbabweans to pursue high tertiary studies.
25 Mar 2009 11:51
Zimbabwe teachers were expected to return to school on 2 March after almost a year of being on strike. Presently, the Zimbabwean dollar is so weak due to hyperinflation that teachers are demanding to be paid in a foreign currency because, on their current salaries, they are unable to afford basic costs of living or, for some, transportation to and from work.
By Gabrielle Wade 3 Mar 2009 11:59
HARARE: Zimbabwean teachers ignored the start of the new school term on 27 January, 2009 and remained on strike, demanding the payment of their salaries in US dollars.
28 Jan 2009 10:24
HARARE: The collapse of Zimbabwe's education system, once heralded as sub-Saharan Africa's finest, is being compared to a situation usually experienced by countries at war.
20 Oct 2008 12:00
Harare: Rather than encouraging enrollment, schools in Zimbabwe are asking children not to report for lessons.
26 Sep 2008 10:32
For the past 18 years, Chipateni Nyirenda from Lusaka, Zambia, wanted to meet her role model former President Nelson Mandela. Her dream was realised on Tuesday, 4 March 2008, as she, along with 23 students from across the continent, sat next to him to receive her Nelson Mandela Rhodes Scholarship.
By Gabi Khumalo 6 Mar 2008 12:56
Pan-African music entertainment network MTV Networks Africa and oil marketer Shell have partnered to boost Africa's contemporary music industry.
22 Nov 2007 14:43
The University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) is bringing its countrywide and cross-border tour of its high-level talk series, Leader's Angle, to Gaborone in September – with a well-known South African chairman of companies and former South African ambassador to Belgium as speaker.
Issued by USB-ED 5 Sep 2007 11:58
The haemorrhage of skilled and educated people from both the public and private sectors in Swaziland, which is already facing a chronic shortage of capacity, will continue unabated unless lucrative jobs start keeping people at home, a government survey has found.
16 Aug 2007 11:15
USB Executive Development Ltd (USB-ED), the executive education arm of the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), recently celebrated the official opening of its new offices in Gauteng at a cocktail function at the Westcliff Hotel.
Issued by USB-ED 25 Jul 2007 17:09
The Business Women's Academy, the first of its kind in the country concentrating on women in business, was launched last month by USB Executive Development (USB-ED) of the University of Stellenbosch Business School, in association with HERS-SA. HERS-SA is a leading non-profit organisation dedicated to the advancement of women.
Issued by USB-ED 12 Jun 2007 15:56
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