Damelin sponsors All Girls' Schools Festival 2016 in Durban! - Damelin
Damelin sponsors All Girls' Schools Festival 2016 in Durban!

23 top girls' high schools from around the country will descend upon Durban Girls' High School for South Africa's largest annual All Girls' Schools Festival. This year its Durban's time to shine as the hosting province of this prestigious festival, which is set to kick off on 27 April to 30 April. Damelin is one of the lead sponsors and is delighted to be in partnership with this renowned high school festival.

Issued by Damelin 14 hours ago

Governance, corruption and state capture: Portending a slippery slide for South Africa's economy - Regent Business School
Governance, corruption and state capture: Portending a slippery slide for South Africa's economy

In recent weeks we have been witness to a proliferation of media reports and press clippings about alleged corrupt relationships between the Gupta family and the state. For example, Andrew England writing in the Financial Times claims that the predatory relationship between capital interest and the state is not only a shady one, but is effectively the cause of state pillage. In this respect he alleges that the Gupta family has for all intents and purposes been responsible for 'state capture'. He further argues that under these circumstances the Gupta family is increasingly portrayed "as a symbol of the malaise afflicting the nation", especially in terms of wielding their influence over state officials and appointments and procuring government contracts.

By Ahmed Shaikh, Anis Karodia & Dhiru Soni, Issued by Regent Business School 14 hours ago

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'Going Global' educational conference opens in CT

An international partnership between University College London (UCL) and Wits University will be the focus of a discussion at the education conference, 'Going Global', taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 3-5 May 2016.

19 hours ago

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Wits gets new blitz

Wits University has hired 11 black academics at a cost of R3.2m in its latest attempt to transform itself.

By Shenaaz Jamal 19 hours ago

#AfricaMonth: Van Schaik Bookstore expands into Southern Africa
#AfricaMonth: Van Schaik Bookstore expands into Southern Africa

The expansion of Van Schaik Bookstore into neighbouring countries dates back to 2006 when it opened its first store in Windhoek at the University of Namibia. The second Namibian store was opened in 2012 at the Oshakati Campus. More recently, the bookstore opened a branch in Gaborone, Botswana at Fairgrounds Mall, followed by four shops in Swaziland - three at the local university and one at the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, in July and October, respectively. This affords Van Schaik the opportunity to service students from the respective universities, tertiary learning institutions and schools in surrounding areas, as well as those studying through correspondence.

By Jessica Taylor 19 hours ago

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ExpoRSA curating valuable learning experiences

ExpoRSA recently brought the American Museum of Natural History's award-winning travelling exhibition, The Power of Poison, to Cape Town for the first time. When ExpoRSA presents an exhibition, it always has a focus on education and usually comes with additional educational material and benefits for teachers. After attending the exhibition, we wanted to know more about ExpoRSA and the exhibitions they bring to our country from Nick Dreyer, director of ExpoRSA.

By Cari Van Wyk 20 hours ago

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Shortfall in student accommodation contributes directly to poor pass rates

South African universities are midway through the first semester, fresh out of the first series of tests for the year.

21 hours ago

Shoprite's Class of 2016 empowers learners, families
Shoprite's Class of 2016 empowers learners, families

As part of Shoprite's 'Class of 2016' initiative, over 420 young South Africans will have their school fees paid for this year.

21 hours ago

Improve education leadership, improve youth unemployment rate
Improve education leadership, improve youth unemployment rate

The Statistics South Africa's report 'The Social Profile of Youth, 2009-2014' shows that black Africans, between the ages of 25 and 34, are less skilled than their parents and every other race group, points to the dismal state of the country's education system.

28 Apr 2016

Certification in ECD gives women access to funding
Certification in ECD gives women access to funding

Britehouse will collaborate with the Diepsloot Preschools Project and Training Force, on a one-year project focused on early childhood development certification for preschool teachers in underprivileged areas. The 67-Day Digital Activation Movement is designed to accelerate the benefits that communities derive from corporate social investment initiatives.

28 Apr 2016

Wits professor makes TIME 100 list
Wits professor makes TIME 100 list

Professor Lee Berger, of the University of the Witwatersrand, has been included on 2016's TIME 100, the annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

28 Apr 2016