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Bespoke textbooks offer printers respite from the revenue-eliminating e-book model
Bespoke textbooks offer printers respite from the revenue-eliminating e-book model

Publishers have made their bread and butter off textbooks for longer than students have endured on microwave noodles and crackers...

By Vaughan Patterson 8 Feb 2017

Cape Wine Auction to support education
Cape Wine Auction to support education

Eugene Yiga spoke to Andi Norton, who coordinates the beneficiaries of The Cape Wine Auction, to find out about the upcoming event which takes place on 10 and 11 February at the Anthonij Rupert Wine Estate in Franschhoek.

By Eugene Yiga 8 Feb 2017

Professor Mark New, pro-vice-chancellor and director of the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI), UCT. Image source:
#WSF2017: How Africa should tackle the climate change challenge

Speaking at the recently held World Sustainability Forum in Cape Town, Professor Mark New discussed the current outlook for global temperature rise, as well as the mitigation and adaptation challenges Africa faces...

By Sindy Peters 1 Feb 2017

Professor Norman Duncan, vice principal of the University of Pretoria, presenting at the UN Global Colloquium of University Presidents at Yale University in 2016.
#WSF2017: How #FeesMustFall presented opportunities for greater student accessibility

At the recently concluded World Sustainability Forum 2017, Professor Norman Duncan noted how the #FeesMustFall protests have highlighted issues around sustainability...

By Sindy Peters 31 Jan 2017

Professor Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute. Image source:
#WSF2017: Six key investment areas for Africa to achieve the SDGs - Jeffrey Sachs

Professor Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute, addressed attendees at the sixth World Sustainability Forum, recently held in Cape Town, providing six key investment areas that he believes need to be a priority for Africa in order for the continent to meet the targets of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

By Sindy Peters 30 Jan 2017

Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, DVC Research and Internationalisation, UCT
The role of African universities in achieving the SDGs

While the SDGs are wide-ranging, said Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng...

By Sindy Peters 30 Jan 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Classroom essentials necessary for English teachers

Whether highly experienced or just making the first steps as a novice teacher, you need to be aware of the classroom essentials that are needed to offer a really great learning experience to all the students that attend...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 27 Jan 2017

The do's and don'ts of implementing blended learning
The do's and don'ts of implementing blended learning

A key buzzword at the moment in the education space is "blended learning", but very few people would have heard this term before the higher education crisis...

By Dr Felicity Coughlan 4 Jan 2017

How to develop your learning agility to get ahead in the job market
How to develop your learning agility to get ahead in the job market

The pace of change in the business world is accelerating and as a result, employers are looking for people who are fast learners and agile thinkers...

By Heidi Duvenage 21 Dec 2016

Education gap looms in event industry
Education gap looms in event industry

The events industry in South Africa is heading for a knowledge gap within five years. Here's how the sector helps those studying the subject realise just what is required when they start out...

By Glenn van Eck 7 Nov 2016

Starfish Greathearts Foundation's disruptive approach to charity fundraising
Starfish Greathearts Foundation's disruptive approach to charity fundraising

An interactive, iPad e-book, it's a first for a South African charity; challenging the traditional business model and providing consumers with a product of value when donating to a cause...

By Mike Sharman 31 Oct 2016

#FeesMustFall: Business calls for a good, hard look at the skills the country really needs
#FeesMustFall: Business calls for a good, hard look at the skills the country really needs

Can we justify free tertiary education, when there's a greater need for a robust social security system? Does SA need more poets and politicians, when artisans are what will grow the economy?...

By Ryan Ravens 21 Oct 2016

Counting the cost of #FeesMustFall and other protests
Counting the cost of #FeesMustFall and other protests

The 39% increase in the severity of insurance claims is directly attributable to increases in service delivery and student unrest...

By Sharon Snell 17 Oct 2016

#TEDxCT speaker profile: Tatenda Mhunduru
#TEDxCT speaker profile: Tatenda Mhunduru

During TEDxCapeTown 2016 on 15 October at Ratanga Junction, mathematician Tatenda Mhunduru will be talking about how he uses music to teach maths in his classroom...

By Beverley Klein 14 Oct 2016

#TEDxCT speaker profile: Penelope Tainton
#TEDxCT speaker profile: Penelope Tainton

Penelope Tainton will be taking the stage at TEDxCapeTown on 15 October at Ratanga Junction to talk about her passion for bringing positive change to the South African education system...

By Beverley Klein 13 Oct 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Starting young: How early education shapes entrepreneurs

Parents currently wondering where their little ones will learn their ABCs may not realise just how much of a determinant the style of that education plays in their children's career trajectory...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 30 Sep 2016

Tech-savvy contact centres essential for higher learning institutions
Tech-savvy contact centres essential for higher learning institutions

There is endless data that supports claims of how technology is shifting how we interact with each other and with the information we gather...

By Jed Hewson 30 Sep 2016

I have a dream...
I have a dream...

Ciao Bella, a women empowerment initiative aimed at uplifting the lives of young women, is the dream of Alarece Eaton, HR manager group of the MediaShop...

By Danette Breitenbach 29 Sep 2016

10 secrets to thriving as an entrepreneur
10 secrets to thriving as an entrepreneur

While every entrepreneur is unique and each story is different, there is a common factor that unites them - they take risks, follow their dreams and pursue their passions...

By Steven Cohen 15 Sep 2016

#WomensMonth: The woman behind the mentor
#WomensMonth: The woman behind the mentor

In a world where most people are just looking to get ahead, there are the few who find purpose in helping others get there. Protea Hotels' training manager, Nancy Gaylard is one of those who have a passion for mentoring and helping others become the best they can be...

By Shan Radcliffe 29 Aug 2016

Anke Kuipers
#CoCreate2Accelerate: the gamification of education

Sea Monster, a company that creates beautiful and unique 2D-animations as well as develop engaging games for work or play is participating in #CoCreate2Accelerate...

By Cari Coetzee 18 Aug 2016

Genetic counselling: Helping patients assess the risk of familial disease
Genetic counselling: Helping patients assess the risk of familial disease

With rapidly advancing science, many hereditary conditions can be pre-empted, and if not averted at least managed appropriately, and that's where genetic counselling comes in...

By Nicci Botha 28 Jul 2016

#MandelaMonth: Klipstone Transport helps to grow Eldorado Park Primary
#MandelaMonth: Klipstone Transport helps to grow Eldorado Park Primary

On Mandela Day, Klipstone Transport, in a bid to provide Eldorado Park Primary school with a sustainable food solution and education, launched a CSI project...

By Cari Coetzee 26 Jul 2016

#MandelaMonth: Sparrow Schools marketing takes flight
#MandelaMonth: Sparrow Schools marketing takes flight

DUO Marketing recently partnered up with Sparrow Schools to offer pro bono digital consulting services. The school delivers specialised education for learners between 7 and 18 years of age...

By Beverley Klein 18 Jul 2016

What marketers really want
What marketers really want

While there is no doubt that modern marketing has evolved, the question is: have marketing skills evolved with it..?

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Jul 2016

Sibonile Dube
#MandelaMonth: Unilever uses the most powerful weapon to change the world

Unilever hosted a celebration of South African youth at Shine Studios in Braamfontein on Tuesday 5 July 2016, where CEO Peter Cowan revealed how they plan to tackle some of the tough challenges facing young learners...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Jul 2016

10 cost-effective ways to upskill your staff
10 cost-effective ways to upskill your staff

Training does not have to be time-consuming and expensive. During tough economic times, it is worth considering how you can train and educate your team to enhance their performance...

By Sandra Swanepoel 5 Jul 2016

#YouthMonth: Chevron SA, Amy Biehl Foundation tackle youth unemployment
#YouthMonth: Chevron SA, Amy Biehl Foundation tackle youth unemployment

South Africa has the third highest unemployment rate in the world between the ages of 15 and 24...

By Sindy Peters 29 Jun 2016

Transforming the MAC industry through education
Transforming the MAC industry through education

On Thursday 9 June in Cape Town and on 13 June in Johannesburg, the Red & Yellow School hosted information sessions to address the changes and updates to the B-BBEE Sector Code for the South African MAC industry...

By Beverley Klein 15 Jun 2016

Youth Day is 40 years old ... and it's time to wise up
Youth Day is 40 years old ... and it's time to wise up

By the time you're 40 you've learnt a few things about life, about goals and reaching them, about responsibilities and taking them. You still have your dreams, but you're no longer naive.

By Mosima Selekisho 15 Jun 2016

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