Unexpected global skill shortages threaten corporate growth, innovation
Unexpected global skill shortages threaten corporate growth, innovation

NEW YORK, US: A survey of senior executives and talent managers shows future leadership and research & development are hardest hit.

3 Jan 2011

Egyptian government to train 20 African journalists
Egyptian government to train 20 African journalists

The Egyptian government has offered scholarships to 20 African journalists including one Ugandan, to sharpen their news reporting skills.

By Walter Wafula 2 Dec 2010

Four Loerie Grands Prix this year
Four Loerie Grands Prix this year

Four Grands Prix were handed out this past weekend at the 32nd annual The Loerie Awards, held for the second time at Good Hope Centre in Cape Town: King James once again in TV & Cinema Commercials for Allan Gray's 'Legend'; the VWV Group in Experiential: Live Events for the 2010 FIFA World Cup closing ceremony; Boogerman+ Partners Architects in Architecture & Interior Design for Soccer City aka FNB Stadium aka National Stadium; and Grid Worldwide Branding and Tonic Design in Design Mixed-Media Campaign for the Comair/British Airways SLOW Lounge.

4 Oct 2010

UK lags behind US on employee return on investment
UK lags behind US on employee return on investment

NEW YORK, US / LONDON, UK: organisations have proved far more agile than those in the UK and the rest of Europe at maximising profit from their investment in people, according to PwC research published today, 26 July 2010.

26 Jul 2010

Draftfcb launches Institute of Decision Making
Draftfcb launches Institute of Decision Making

CHICAGO, US: Draftfcb, one of the world's leading marketing communications agencies, announced on 7 July 2010 further steps to enhance its ability to influence consumer behaviour by launching the Draftfcb Institute of Decision Making.

8 Jul 2010

Re-designing news challenges journos, publishers
Re-designing news challenges journos, publishers

Visual journalists like Charles Apple play an increasingly important role as the news industry attempts to increase engagement, with consumers used to sound bites and quick synopses of news as it happens. Their work and strategic importance is already apparent locally in the recent redesigns of South African newspapers Rapport and City Press. Bizcommunity.com chats to Apple about visual journalism.

By Herman Manson: @marklives 28 Jun 2010

Rhodes to host global conf on journ education
Rhodes to host global conf on journ education

The School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, will host a three-day global conference on journalism education starting from 5 July 2010, head of school Prof Guy Berger told Bizcommunity.com. So far, 330 delegates - half of them from Africa - have already registered to attend the conference.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 15 Jun 2010

Media encouraged to commemorate World Press Freedom Day
Media encouraged to commemorate World Press Freedom Day

World Press Freedom Day will be commemorated on Monday, 3 May 2010, by press organisations worldwide. The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has made available a package of various materials available free of charge for publication focusing on the theme, "Journalists in Exile".

30 Apr 2010

The Loeries Travelling Exhibition visits Vega and CityVarsity
The Loeries Travelling Exhibition visits Vega and CityVarsity

The Loeries Travelling Exhibition is at Vega, 8-14 April 2010 and at CityVarsity 17-24 April 2010. One of the exhibition's goals is to educate audiences, and Adobe will be hosting complimentary workshops at both venues. These deep dive sessions are an introduction to new and enhanced features in the product, hosted by Learning Curve, an authorised education reseller. The workshops are a must-attend for students, photographers and all creative professionals.

1 Apr 2010

IPS Africa hosts training for Sudanese journalists

IPS Africa, with support from the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, hosted a training workshop for South Sudanese print, radio and television journalists in Nairobi (Kenya) during 15 - 17 March 2010, to critically examine the role and responsibility of the media during elections reporting.

24 Mar 2010

African applications invited for entrepreneurship MBA scholarships
African applications invited for entrepreneurship MBA scholarships

Four entrepreneurs from sub-Saharan Africa and South Africa, who aspire to build and develop their business skills, will be fortunate enough to access scholarships which have been made available to study the 2010/11 Entrepreneurship MBA at the University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).

12 Mar 2010

IMM Africa Association of Marketers launched

In reinstating the concept of the original Institute of Marketing, the IMM Africa Association of Marketers has been launched - a body that will embrace marketers and organisations across the continent and provide benefits to a membership base that wishes to align itself with the ideals of a new and dynamic marketing association.

Issued by IMM Graduate School of Marketing 10 Mar 2010

Egypt technology taken to schools

American superconductor giant, Intel, is continuing to see its Egypt footprint grow with a number of initiatives aimed at promoting the country's struggling education system.

6 Jan 2009

Alcatel-Lucent promotes Moroccan education through ICTs

The Ministry of National Education, Higher Education, Executives training and Scientific Research of Morocco (MENESFCRS) and Alcatel-Lucent signed a co-operation agreement for a new educational program entitled, “Dynamic Knowledge for Education”.

25 Nov 2008

USB named SA's top business school

The University of Stellenbosch Business School has been named the number one business school in South Africa by the Professional Management Review. The USB achieved the highest overall score of 4.11 out of a possible 5 points in the annual national survey of MBA accredited schools.

Issued by USB-ED 13 Aug 2008

USB-ED presents new managers' development programme in Windhoek

USB Executive Development Ltd (USB-ED), which has for a number of years presented management development programmes in Namibia, can equip those wishing to enter the ranks of management with the necessary knowledge and skills as they move into their new roles.

Issued by USB-ED 1 Jul 2008

Demystifying voice and data communications systems

Alcatel-Lucent is organising a customised workshop for media professionals in Egypt in order to enhance their understanding of the "how and why" of voice and data communications systems, networks and terminology and the impact of these technologies on business decisions and opportunities.

11 Jun 2008

USB-ED presents Management Development Programme in Gaborone, Botswana

USB Executive Development Ltd (USB-ED) is offering the ideal opportunity for aspiring future business leaders to position themselves favourably in today's demanding business environment with its Management Development Programme (MDP) to be presented in Gaborone, Botswana. It consists of two study schools of which the first one will be taking place from 14 to 18 July 2008.

Issued by USB-ED 3 Jun 2008

USB-ED highly rated in world ranking for management training

USB-Executive Development (USB-ED), the public training company which forms part of the University of Stellenbosch Business School, recently achieved the exceptional honour of being selected as one of the world's top business training institutions.

Issued by USB-ED 2 Jun 2008

Understand and experience the Chinese business environment
Understand and experience the Chinese business environment

USB Executive Development Ltd of the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), in conjunction with Stellenbosch University's Centre for Chinese Studies, is launching a new, structured executive learning programme called “Passport to China”. This is in response to China's increasing global presence and rapid economic expansion that have created considerable business interest in the world's most populous nation.

Issued by USB-ED 25 Mar 2008

Clios looking for future gold

NEW YORK: Applications from around the world for the 2008 Clio Future Gold | Young Creatives Programme are now open until 1 April 2008. The programme, with its mission to elevate and inspire up-and-coming talent in the advertising industry, is run by the 49th Annual Clio Awards and Festival, a global awards competition for advertising, design and interactive, in conjunction with ihaveanidea.

7 Mar 2008

Mandela Rhodes Scholarship students announced

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

Boost for education in Rwanda

Rwanda has been chosen as the first country to benefit from support by the Global Education Alliance, a creation of several stakeholders in The World Economic Forum.

By Walter Wafula 29 Jan 2008

West Africa: Meeting education targets - access versus quality
West Africa: Meeting education targets - access versus quality

Midway to the Millennium Development Goals set in 2000, several West African countries have made vast efforts to achieve universal education and gender parity in primary schools by 2015. But education officials and teachers' unions say the push for increased access to education has come at a cost.

7 Dec 2007

Music video project for Africa

Pan-African music entertainment network MTV Networks Africa and oil marketer Shell have partnered to boost Africa's contemporary music industry.

22 Nov 2007

Eepad invests in education

The Algerian education system will soon benefit from a large ICT facility being provided by the country's private Internet Service Provider (ISP) Eepad, the general manager of the ISP, Nouri Harzellah, recently announced.

By Laeed Zaghlami 20 Nov 2007

Arusha catches up with Britain's Parliament - and sees red (and amber... and green)

Yes, it's true - traffic lights (otherwise called robots) were first introduced outside Britain's Parliament in 1868. Now Arusha, the Tanzanian town in the shadow of Kilimanjaro, has caught up just 139 years later and its first traffic lights have been installed.

23 Oct 2007

Ghana: Positive attitude can enhance service delivery in hospitality industry says official

Neequaye Sasraku, Deputy Director in-charge of Studies at the Hotel Catering and Tourism Training Institute (HOTCATT) has observed that the hospitality industry had problems with quality service delivery and urged operators to adopt a positive attitude when dealing with their clients.

9 Oct 2007

When someone telephones your company...

Do they get a response that encourages them to stay – or are they driven towards your competitors? How your staff talks to people who call can attract – or repel – those people. And that means a better business, or a failing one.

7 Sep 2007

Stellenbosch Business School brings its popular high-level Leader's Angle talk series to Gaborone

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

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