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Go2Africa providing training opportunities for safari agents

Go2Africa is once again opening its in-house training programme to those who want to learn to sell the best of Africa to fully independent travellers (FIT). Now in its tenth year, Go2Africa's Safari Expert Academy gives beginner agents and other sector industry experts looking to get into safari game opportunities, tutorials on everything from air logistics and handling reservations to on-the-ground experience of lodges from Kruger to Victoria Falls.

9 hours ago

Disruptive fintech degree launches at UCT
Disruptive fintech degree launches at UCT

A new degree, Master of Data Science with a specialisation in Financial Technology (fintech), which combines finance, technology and entrepreneurship is set to disrupt the financial services industry.

10 hours ago

Searching for a superhero... teacher
Searching for a superhero... teacher

In celebration of the upcoming World Teachers' Day, Woolworths and MySchool have launched their annual Teachers' Day competition for learners to put their superhero teachers into the limelight. This year there is an increase in prizes with over R400,000 worth of prizes to be won by the winning learners, teachers and schools.

1 day ago

International assessment streamlines acceptance to local business schools
International assessment streamlines acceptance to local business schools

Candidates can now apply to six leading South African business schools with one test and receive complimentary test preparation materials from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), which has launched registrations for the NMAT by GMAC exam.

1 day ago

Micro-finance, education reduces women's vulnerability to gender-based violence
Micro-finance, education reduces women's vulnerability to gender-based violence

Tackling gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS which plagues South African women, the Intervention with Microfinance for AIDS and Gender Equity (IMAGE) programme works to improve the economic well-being and financial independence of rural women by combining microfinance with gender and health education.

1 day ago

Scrapping maths in school won't solve problem
Scrapping maths in school won't solve problem

Doing away with the maths as a compulsory school subject will not solve the problem of South Africa's appalling math results, and will have dire consequences for the accounting profession, says the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (Saipa).

1 day ago

Short courses can improve career prospects
Short courses can improve career prospects

Short course qualifications that are recent, relevant and specific can be far better indicators of a person's current skills than a qualification achieved years ago. Needing from 8 to 120 hours of commitment, they enable someone to kick-start his or her career.

2 days ago

South African, Korean schoolchildren collaborate on drone building
South African, Korean schoolchildren collaborate on drone building

A team of Korean educators, who won a tender from Samsung for a study to forecast what education might look like in the year 2030, approached Curro, a South African educator group, to collaborate on a drone-building project. Aside from the science and technology focus, the research also looked at the challenges of cross-cultural and communication barriers in a teaching/learning environment.

2 days ago

Seed Engine gets increased investment from WDB
Seed Engine gets increased investment from WDB

WDB Investment Holdings (WDBIH) has increased its stake in Seed Engine (incorporating Seed Academy and the WDB Seed Fund) from 35% to 51%, making Seed Engine a 51% black women-owned company. Venture capital company Grovest is Seed Engine's second major shareholder with a 30% stake.

3 days ago

#WomensMonth: Bitten by the enterprising Bugz
#WomensMonth: Bitten by the enterprising Bugz

Most people probably don't put much value in playparks as an educational facility, but they're more than just a place to let your kids run riot for the afternoon.

By Shan Radcliffe 3 days ago

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Student Council members of Brand Council South Africa announced

The Brand Council South Africa (BCSA) decided that a student council must be formed, one that would get a unique, youthful perspective and tap into the thoughts, behaviours and insights of students and added value to members.

3 days ago

Mellony Ramalho, African Bank’s group executive: sales, branch network
#WomensMonth: Investing in women will make a difference

Having benefitted from opportunities, mentorship and hard work herself, Mellony Ramalho, Africa Bank's group executive: sales, branch network, believes women, especially young women, need to be shown that there are possibilities and taught that through hard work they too can succeed.

3 days ago

All South African schools to be online by 2018
All South African schools to be online by 2018

Deputy Minister of Basic Education, Enver Surty, says every South African school will be digitally connected by 2018.

Issued by Kaelo Engage 14 Aug 2017