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What we've learned from institutions of higher learning
What we've learned from institutions of higher learning

According to figures released by the Department of Basic Education, 403,874 students passed their NSC this year. Amid the excitement of negotiating this hurdle, for many it brings the question: "Where to now?" into sharp focus. For higher education institution brands, this is peak season, with brands playing an important role in informing decisions...

By Christopher Human 26 Jan 2015 10:45

Miller Matola
South Africa's education system critical to our competitiveness

The nation brand is an extremely complex concept. I recently found a diagrammatic representation in a paper entitled the Nation Brand Molecule which illustrates exactly how complex this concept is...

By Miller Matola 22 Jan 2015 11:10

Bez Sangari
Warm-ware: schools readiness for ET

As with any technology, there are always early adopters, followed by users who implement the technology when it is already accepted, and finally late adopters, those who implement the technology after it is being widely used...

By Bez Sangari 13 Jan 2015 14:30

Robert Morris
Online resources that promote students' digital citizenship

Not all professors are keen on implementing digital strategies, but even the most obstinate educators must admit that the level of student engagement is positively affected when technology becomes an integrated part of their learning habits...

By Robert Morris 18 Dec 2014 11:00

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

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

Kgotso Schoeman
Celebrating South Africa's real teachers

As matric learners write their final examinations, Kagiso Trust is honing in on the invaluable contribution made by real teachers in the lives of learners, parents, communities and society at large...

By Kgotso Schoeman 20 Nov 2014 11:40

[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

Mautji Pataki
Teaching should be a response to 'the calling'

There are significant role players and members of society who have the power and influence to assist in changing the stereotype around teachers and the profession.

By Mautji Pataki 7 Nov 2014 12:00

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

Our teachers the future
Our teachers the future

Teaching is far from the "noble profession" of which the ANC spoke in its Polokwane resolutions. Professionalisation of teachers is imperative, yet it is far more than just getting qualifications, as we have seen since 1994.

By Graeme Bloch 31 Oct 2014 11:45

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

How to choose an essay writing service
How to choose an essay writing service

The process of writing academic essays can be very frustrating and time consuming. As a result, many students are now opting to engage the services of a professional essay writing agency.

By Charles Mburugu 13 Oct 2014 13:45

Ian Henderson
Bilingual universities the only way to promote diversity

The language debate rages on in tertiary education. The latest from the desk of the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Blade Nzimande, is the pronouncement that South Africa no longer has (or should have) Afrikaans, Zulu or Tswana universities - only South African ones.

By Ian Henderson 28 Aug 2014 14:33

How to overcome the lack of senior woman in higher education
How to overcome the lack of senior woman in higher education

There still remains a significant and visible gender inequality gap at higher education institutions.

By Pauline Machika 7 Aug 2014 09:15

Danette Breitenbach
New CSI initiative empowers young women in marketing sector

A new initiative focusing on empowering young women entering the marketing sector with on the job skills has been launched in Gauteng.

By Danette Breitenbach 28 Jul 2014 07:11

Ian Henderson
How BIG is the Chinese opportunity?

Recent reports that Mandarin may be taught in some South African schools got tongues wagging about the size and shape of the 'Chinese opportunity' that may arise from this.

By Ian Henderson 26 Jun 2014 08:17

Chris Moseley
Tertiary technology tips

Choosing the right technology to suit your educational needs is one of the most important decisions you'll have to make before setting foot on campus, and I'm sorry to say, but your dad's hand-me-down - the one without a webcam that's slower than peak-hour traffic - is just not going to cut it.

By Chris Moseley 13 Jun 2014 10:00

Brett Bowes
Government and private sector after 20 years of democracy

We are enjoying 20 years of democracy so it is a good time to take an objective look at transformation as a partnership between government and the private sector.

By Brett Bowes 22 May 2014 13:21

Private service providers linked to increased funding for primary schools
Private service providers linked to increased funding for primary schools

In January 2014, it was announced that the amended national norms and standards for school funding had been gazetted and implemented. The funding policy details how much government money each public school will receive - depending on their rankings.

By Genevieve Allen 9 May 2014 13:36

Peter Davidson
How a spokesman can transform your conference

If you are in charge of planning an important corporate conference, you want to make sure that your company shines in all its glory. Whether the event lasts for just several hours, a standard business day, or spans several days, you want it to go smoothly.

By Peter Davidson 17 Apr 2014 10:06

Must-have educational tools for e-learners
Must-have educational tools for e-learners

When it comes to learning, traditional methods may be restricting to some. Whether you want to take advantage of an opportunity far away, such as a course with a university on the other side of the country, or you want to expand your horizons and learn something new online, e-learning is a great way to achieve your goals.

By Peter Davidson 7 Apr 2014 14:44

John French
Towers Watson research study on effective communication and ROI

Companies with highly effective internal communication strategies are 3.5 times more likely to outperform their peers significantly, according to a new Change & Communication study by Towers Watson.

By John French 10 Mar 2014 09:26

John French
Improving your presentation skills can improve your earning capacity

If you'd like to boost your earning potential in 2014, billionaire Warren Buffett has some advice for you: master the art of presenting. Buffett once told a class of business students of Columbia Business College that he would pay anyone in the room $100,000 for 10% of their future earnings. If they were great presenters, he would raise his bid by an amazing 50%! Buffet believes that excellent presentation skills makes an employee far more valuable.

By John French 10 Feb 2014 15:25

Anton Harber
Bloomberg's Africa media plan raises questions

It may be imprudent to write this about someone who is spending $10m on African journalism. But then, of all the things I have been accused of in my time, prudence was never among them.

By Anton Harber 7 Feb 2014 05:23

Are you a square peg in a round hole?
Are you a square peg in a round hole?

My first training assignment for 2014 was to train a new marketing manager in sales skills and strategy. The directors he was working for were less than happy with his sales performance and they were especially worried about his communication skills and Emotional Intelligence when it came to dealing with their valued customers.

By John French 24 Jan 2014 10:18

[2014 trends] E-learning trends for 2014
[2014 trends] E-learning trends for 2014

According to research firm, Ambient Insight, the global market for self-paced e-learning products and services reached US$ 27.1 billion by 2009 and is likely to double by 2014. With that said, let's have a quick look at the e-learning trends for 2014.

By Kirsty Chadwick 21 Jan 2014 06:36

Finding our way together
Finding our way together

There is plenty that is going right in SA education - but it is not enough unless disparate players pull together - and that includes government.

By Dr Francois Bonnici 16 Jan 2014 08:55

What are your New Years' Communication Resolutions?
What are your New Years' Communication Resolutions?

It's that time of year again. January is the month when goal-oriented people reflect on the past 365 days, examine their past successes and failures and decide how this new year they CAN make things better. There is something very significant about the beginning of a new year that causes us to reflect and set goals for future self-development.

By John French 8 Jan 2014 09:50

Tim Wyatt-Gunning
What is web hosting?

Being a "good host" was definitely high up the list of what parents of middle-class spoilt brats, like me, expected from their children. Apart from learning to place many more pieces of cutlery on a table than were required, I think the answer to being a good host was, and still is, to provide a decent and handy location for a group of people to share vaguely similar interests and to start a few conversations and make sure there are no uncomfortable silences. And, for me, that location was usually around a dinner table. Now it's around a computer.

By Tim Wyatt-Gunning 12 Dec 2013 12:18

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