Edzai Conilias Zvobwo
Matric results: Learner retention should be at forefront

[Edzai Conilias Zvobwo] On Monday, 5 January 2015, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced the 2014 National Senior Certificate (NSC) results for the country and the provinces. The results were received with mixed feelings and in the spotlight was the national retention rate...

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Rob Paddock
Short courses as an alternative to degree programmes

Short courses as an alternative to degree programmes[Rob Paddock] For a host of reasons, many of South Africa's school-leavers will be unable to pursue a tertiary education in 2015. So what other options are available for these individuals?

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

What we've learned from institutions of higher learning[Christopher Human] 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...

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

[Miller Matola] 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...

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Bez Sangari
Warm-ware: schools readiness for ET

[Bez Sangari] 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...

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Robert Morris
Online resources that promote students' digital citizenship

[Robert Morris] 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...

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Gizelle McIntyre
The importance of educated training choices

[Gizelle McIntyre] Building a career path isn't quite as easy as enrolling at university, completing a course and seeking employment...

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

[Mautji Pataki] 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.

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Gizelle McIntyre
How to not squander skills development budgets

How to not squander skills development budgets[Gizelle McIntyre] 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.

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Graeme Bloch
Our teachers the future

Our teachers the future[Graeme Bloch] 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.

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Abram Molelemane and Anton Ressel
Tertiary education takes steps to meet market needs

Tertiary education takes steps to meet market needs[Abram Molelemane and Anton Ressel] Many international education institutions are making internship and workplace readiness training an essential and compulsory part of their syllabus.

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Charles Mburugu
How to choose an essay writing service

How to choose an essay writing service[Charles Mburugu] 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.

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

How to overcome the lack of senior woman in higher education[Pauline Machika] There still remains a significant and visible gender inequality gap at higher education institutions.

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D - Next
Cumulus Johannesburg Conference - Greenside Design Center

Cumulus Johannesburg Conference - Greenside Design Center[D - Next] This year the international community of design educators and other professionals will converge on Johannesburg to present papers, participate in workshops and share their expertise in their respective fields of design.

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Chris Moseley
Tertiary technology tips

[Chris Moseley] 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.

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Private service providers linked to increased funding for primary schools

Private service providers linked to increased funding for primary schools[Genevieve Allen] 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.

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Peter Davidson
How a spokesman can transform your conference

[Peter Davidson] 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.

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Peter Davidson
Must-have educational tools for e-learners

Must-have educational tools for e-learners[Peter Davidson] 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.

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John French
Improving your presentation skills can improve your earning capacity

[John French] 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.

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

Are you a square peg in a round hole?[John French] 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.

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