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Black varsities get R30m boost in research funds

Historically disadvantaged universities have received a R30-million boost to research topics such as indigenous medicinal plants and childhood mortality in Limpopo. The SA Medical Research Council announced the research capacity development initiative yesterday. The council's president, Glenda...

Brands & Branding release online brand case study tutorials for tertiary education

Brands & Branding has released online brand case study tutorials for tertiary education. It provides a unique source of credible, locally relevant, content-rich material, instructive and interesting for both undergraduate and postgraduate diploma level students. Over 20 tertiary institutions have...

Highest citation for Rhodes MBA

Rhodes Business School has become the sixth South African school to have its Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree accredited by the UK's Association of MBAs (Amba). Rhodes has 32 students in this year's MBA intakeā€š and works out of a building it shares with Rhodes University's drama...

Eskom has issued a load-shedding alert

Eskom has announced South Africans could be in for another bout of load shedding. It made the announcement this morning.

Blade orders probe into students' fund

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has ordered a forensic audit into the National Students' Financial Aid Scheme, the government's bursary and loan scheme for the needy students. This year, the fund received more than R9-billion to benefit about 450,000 students. Briefing the...

Push for University of Fort Hare to be renamed Robert Sobukwe University

The Pan Africanist Congress in the Eastern Cape wants the University of Fort Hare to be renamed Robert Sobukwe University. Fort Hare was a military outpost during the frontier wars and was named after Colonel John Hare, a lieutenant-governor (administrator) of the Eastern Province. The PAC...

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation extends scholarship application deadline

The deadline to apply for the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Scholarship has been extended. Applications will close on 30 October 2014. This opportunity is open to current Grade 6 pupils who will start Grade 8 in 2016. To apply, visit www.allangrayorbis.org to download an application form, or SMS...

CIMA offers 33% discount on registration fees

In a bold move to counter the effects of currency fluctuation in the market, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) has launched a special offer of 33% off its standard registration fee until 30 September. In addition, the capped exemption fee rate of GBP165 that has applied in...

WEF report: SA bottom of the class in maths, science

When it comes to the quality of maths and science education, South Africa is bottom of the class, according to a World Economic Forum report. The comprehensive report ranks 148 economies across a number of categories. In some SA ranks reasonably well, but the quality of our educational system ranks...

Oxford University Press launches Student Zone

Just in time for students starting tertiary study, Oxford University Press Southern Africa has launched a self-help resource called Student Zone. Oxford's Higher Education Student Zone is a central point where students using a prescribed Oxford textbook can find tools that have been developed to...

Last chance to apply for an Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Scholarship

The deadline to apply for the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Scholarship is fast approaching. Applications close on 13 September 2013. This scholarship is open to current Grade 6 learners who will start Grade 8 in 2015. Following the application cut-off, there will be a rigorous selection process...

Radio station provides 100 learners with uniforms

As part of its annual CSI initiative, Ligwalagwala FM has donated school uniforms to 100 disadvantaged high school pupils to be delivered early next week in Mpumalanga. Listeners nominated deserving schools during a charity drive on the Breakfast show in December 2012. The schools include; Makhosana...

Bizcommunity features on SABC1's Media Career Guide Show
Bizcommunity features on SABC1's Media Career Guide Show

Be sure to catch Bizcommunity.com's editor-at-large, Simone Puterman, on the repeat show of SABC1's Media Career Guide Show tonight, Monday, 11 February 2013, from 11pm-11.30pm. She will provide insightful career guidance for the marketing, advertising, media and retail industries. The show is...

MySchool card spreads love

During the month of love, remember to swipe a MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet card and a percentage of your Valentine's Day purchase will be donated to your beneficiary of choice, whether it is a charity caring for children or the elderly, an environmental, wildlife cause, or a school. The card may be...

Kaya FM celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week

As part of the celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), Kaya FM will run entrepreneur-based discussion on the Steve Backer show until Friday 16 November. Topics will include personal finance and the entrepreneur, technology and the entrepreneur, balancing personal life and a business as...

New PR consultancy for Boston City Campus

Idea Engineers has been appointed as the media relations agency for Boston City Campus and Business College, effective since 1 October 2012. Boston opened its doors 21 years ago with the intention of equipping UNISA students to succeed better in their examinations. Today, the college offers 100...

SEACOM launches mentorship programme to celebrate third birthday

SEACOM celebrated its Foundation Day on Monday 23 July 2012, by giving back to the community through its Solution Quest, beginning with Tembisa Secondary High School. This is a three-month social collaboration and mentorship programme where its employees will work with selected scholars to help them...

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