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What every student should know about the NQF and course accreditation
What every student should know about the NQF and course accreditation

Terminology related to education in South Africa can often be very confusing, particularly when learners and prospective students need to consider the National Qualifications Framework...

By Dr Felicity Coughlan 25 Jun 2018

#AfricaMonth: The digital life expectancy of Africa's youth
#AfricaMonth: The digital life expectancy of Africa's youth

Africa's new digitised youth population, Generation Z, will define Africa's digital future and these are the skills they will need to do it...

By Louise Marsland 8 May 2018

Emilar Gandhi, public policy manager for the SADC region for Facebook | Photo: Jessica Tennant
Facebook Africa, Digify Africa launch online safety programme for SA youth

Facebook Africa and Digify Africa have partnered to launch an online safety programme called Ilizwe Lam, Xhosa for my world...

By Jessica Tennant 25 Apr 2018

#WhenIGrowUp: Get developing with the Digital Geekaship
#WhenIGrowUp: Get developing with the Digital Geekaship

Software development is one of the most sought-after skills in today's job market and the great thing is, you don't have to go to university for three years to learn the skills needed to succeed in the digital industry...

By Shan Radcliffe 30 Mar 2018

Bottomup outreach programme inspires learners to stay in school
Bottomup outreach programme inspires learners to stay in school

Bottomup - a non-profit organisation in Edgemead, Cape Town - goes far and beyond to provide schools with programmes that nurture belonging and identity; undertaking to understand why the youth have become disconnected from education...

By Robin Fredericks 26 Mar 2018

#StartupStory: Cognition - the Uber of tutoring
#StartupStory: Cognition - the Uber of tutoring

Private tutoring is in great demand, but many believe it's unaffordable. This is where Cognition.Online's tailored tutoring platform comes in - offering options to suit everyone's pocket...

By Shan Radcliffe 19 Mar 2018

Rob and Sam Paddock, co-founders of GetSmarter | Photographer: Terry Levin
#DesignIndaba2018: Getting smarter at partnering by design

Brothers and co-founders of GetSmarter, Sam and Rob Paddock addressed Design Indaba delegates on how partnering at the student, as well as the employee and executive, level has not only increased their course completion rate but resulted in the turnaround of the business...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Feb 2018

Lullu Krugel, chief economist at PwC
#BizFinFocus: PwC's economic take on what #Budget2018 will hold

While there has been an upward revision in growth for the year - 1.5-1.8% for South Africa - with business confidence also increasing, the country is still not where it needs to be by a long shot...

By Danette Breitenbach 20 Feb 2018

Why universities need to prioritise availability
Why universities need to prioritise availability

The cost and importance of higher education mean this sector is always open to scrutiny. Whether that is from politicians, journalists or even their own staff and students...

By Claude Schuck 14 Feb 2018

Brent Spilkin and Vega introduce WTF, new course for freelancers
Brent Spilkin and Vega introduce WTF, new course for freelancers

South Africans are three times more likely to freelance than their global counterparts, but the freelance movement is not a millennial movement, says Brent Spilkin, also known as 'Spillly', author of What the Freelance...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Feb 2018

#BizTrends2018: From knowledge resources to communication - trending apps for education
#BizTrends2018: From knowledge resources to communication - trending apps for education

The volume of information we need to process on a daily basis is hugely overwhelming if you don't know where to start. And no more so than for students and their educators. But fortunately, these days, there's an app for almost everything. Here are a few trending apps for students, as well as parents and schools, to keep on top of things...

By Shan Radcliffe 31 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Landscapes, learning and the employee
#BizTrends2018: Landscapes, learning and the employee

Kicking off 2018, the priority for the Education and Training (ETD) and Management Training calendar is planning for the coming year ahead...

By Mark Orpen 8 Jan 2018

Howard Blight
#AgriIndaba: Modernised, scalable agri-education is key in training and feeding the masses

How important is modernising agricultural education to the transformation of the industry?

By Cari Coetzee 30 Nov 2017

John Sanei
#Newsmaker: Singularity University invites John Sanei to panel

John Sanei, business innovation strategist, trend specialist, futurist and author of South African bestseller What's your moonshot?, has been invited to join Singularity University's panel of global speakers...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Nov 2017

From left to right: Ready D, Neo Muyanga, John Gilmore, and Jason Storey,
Maths meets art - connecting two divided worlds

Vanguard: A month where math meets art, was created with the aim to connect ideation, dialogue and collaboration between education and the arts...

By Robin Fredericks 27 Oct 2017

Trevyn McGowan, co-founder of Business of Design and the Guild Group.
#BODJHB: A disconnect between business and purpose

Trevyn McGowan, co-founder of Business of Design and the Guild Group, opened day one of Business of Design in Johannesburg this morning, reflecting on the past year, which has been an extraordinary year for them with new ventures and a massive amount of hiring in a short space of time...

By Jessica Tennant 19 Oct 2017

Flight Centre Foundation looks to tackle poverty through education
Flight Centre Foundation looks to tackle poverty through education

The Flight Centre Foundation aims to break the cycle of poverty through education, running a number of relevant programmes...

By Sindy Peters 17 Oct 2017

From left to right: Principle School of Hope, Jesrael Jacobs, Laura Collura, Yaseera Adonis, Ashley Visagie and Kurt Minnaar.
Education in South Africa - improving the system with art

The month-long exhibitions, titled Vanguard: A month where math meets art, was created with the aim to connect ideation, dialogue and collaboration between education and the arts and includes...

By Robin Fredericks 17 Oct 2017

Changing the dreamer's education through art and music
Changing the dreamer's education through art and music

Kurt Minnaar, founder of Dreamer Education, has been making strides in education with his unconventional teaching methods...

By Robin Fredericks 16 Oct 2017

Be great, in order to build greatness in others
Be great, in order to build greatness in others

Chris Jordan offers some tips about what to keep in mind when teaching radio broadcasting to your students...

By Chris Jordan 10 Oct 2017

Going Mad about education with Francois Pienaar
Going Mad about education with Francois Pienaar

Francois Pienaar has been a household name in South Africa for over 20 years. So what does a former Springbok captain do once he leaves the stadium and hangs up his national rugby boots for good? Why, he goes Mad and inspires new generations of learners and leaders, that's what...

By Shan Radcliffe 29 Sep 2017

#THINCAfrica: Developing Africa's hospitality professionals of the future
#THINCAfrica: Developing Africa's hospitality professionals of the future

Associate Dean and Professor at ESL, Dr Achim Schmitt, participated in a panel discussion on HR and education issues in the hospitality industry at the THINC Africa conference...

By Cari Coetzee 13 Sep 2017

#WomensMonth: Getting frank with Diane Awerbuck
#WomensMonth: Getting frank with Diane Awerbuck

Part educator, part writer and part Frank (in more than one way), Diane Awerbuck is the award-winning author of Gardening At Night and other stories. This Women's Month, I chatted to her about life, classic literature, and important lessons we should be teaching our girls...

By Shan Radcliffe 31 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Illiteracy rates among women are falling: why isn't this good news?
#WomensMonth: Illiteracy rates among women are falling: why isn't this good news?

Functional illiteracy rates in South Africans over the age of 20 are on the decline. But, this doesn't necessarily point to either a satisfactory education system or an equitable employment environment...

By Jackie Carroll 10 Aug 2017

Richard Perez, founding director of d-school.
Practice creativity with confidence

Open Design's Steam Symposium speaker, Richard Perez unpacks the “design thinking” concept and shares his vision for the future of Steam education...

By Juanita Pienaar 7 Aug 2017

#CSIMonth: Imbalie Beauty Academy opens doors into the industry
#CSIMonth: Imbalie Beauty Academy opens doors into the industry

South African beauty franchise group Imbalie Beauty has become a key player in South Africa's robust franchising industry...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 24 Jul 2017

(c) Marcin Jucha -
#Newsmaker: Reimagining an education brand in Red & Yellow

Heléne Lindsay recently joined the “disparate, quirky bunch” at Red & Yellow, where she's taking on the customer side of things. Her appointment coincides with the school's brand repositioning, which will be unveiled at the end of August...

By Jessica Tennant 19 Jul 2017

#YouthMonth: Some are old, some are new, some are business, some are youth
#YouthMonth: Some are old, some are new, some are business, some are youth

Educational success has always relied on two factors - the students' willingness to learn, and a teacher's ability to teach. The art of teaching, however, is multi-faceted and it's a continual process - something ORT SA understands all too well, as it looks to provide and support education at a variety of levels...

By Shan Radcliffe 29 Jun 2017

Journalist and political commentator, Max du Preez
Has SA finally hit the reset button?

This country is never boring. Where else in the real world does the skinniving, intrigue and corruption offer more plot twists than Game of Thrones?

By Nicci Botha 14 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: John Mashiri graduates top achiever in brand management with a Pencil in hand
#YouthMonth: John Mashiri graduates top achiever in brand management with a Pencil in hand

Vega student John Mashiri received the Pencil Award, sponsored by the Pendoring Advertising Awards, for graduating with top honours in brand management last month...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Jun 2017

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