Tech-savvy contact centres essential for higher learning institutions
Tech-savvy contact centres essential for higher learning institutions

There is endless data that supports claims of how technology is shifting how we interact with each other and with the information we gather, but even more telling than the numbers, is the change in terminology from a call centre to a contact centre.

By Jed Hewson 3 hours ago

Unrest could damage medical schools' status and healthcare delivery
Unrest could damage medical schools' status and healthcare delivery

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has issued a statement saying that the current unrest at universities could severely impact on healthcare service delivery as well as damage the accreditation status of medical schools in the country

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SANRAL hosts tender training workshops
SANRAL hosts tender training workshops

The South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) is hosting tender training workshops to help SMMEs create sustainable enterprises. The workshops are part of SANRAL Southern Region's community development and Routine Road Maintenance Projects, and is offered as part of SANRAL's Small Contractor Development, Training and Community Participation in SANRAL contracts.

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Joburg leg of SAP Skills for Africa initiative kicks off
Joburg leg of SAP Skills for Africa initiative kicks off

SAP Skills for Africa is a skills development and job creation initiative launched by SAP Africa in 2015. The latest chapter in the South African leg commenced this week with student orientation, prefacing the actual training due to start on 29 September.

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Entire year could be lost
Entire year could be lost

If student protests don't cease by the end of next week the entire academic year could be lost, resulting in dire consequences for students and the country.

22 hours ago

I have a dream...
I have a dream...

Ciao Bella, a women empowerment initiative aimed at uplifting the lives of young women, is the dream of Alarece Eaton, HR manager group of the MediaShop. "Having this dream translate into reality is so exciting for me."

By Danette Breitenbach 23 hours ago

Bridging the learning gap
Bridging the learning gap

While it is often easy to identify children who are at possible risk of falling behind in their learning, addressing these children's individual learning needs remains a challenge. Many schools simply do not have the staff or resources to intervene intensively in order to give struggling learners the chance of successfully completing a grade.

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Jozi teen wins top prize at google fair

Johannesburg teenager Kiara Nirghin's drought-busting idea using avocado and orange peels has earned her the grand prize at the Google Science Fair. The awards, which attracted bright young scientists from around the world, were held at Google's Googleplex headquarters in Mountain View, California, on Tuesday.

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NMMU, Rhodes lawsuit threat
NMMU, Rhodes lawsuit threat

NMMU and Rhodes University could be facing a lawsuit from hundreds of angry parents whose children have been affected by fee-related protests.

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#BehindtheSelfie with... Chris Rawlinson

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Chris Rawlinson, ex-Ogilvy/WPP, now creator of 42courses.com, a learning platform for the creative industries.

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

'Free' higher education: unrealistic expectations, unsustainable solutions
'Free' higher education: unrealistic expectations, unsustainable solutions

Free higher education is a myth. There is no such thing anywhere in the world, even in wealthy states like Germany, Finland, Norway and Sweden, which insist that their tertiary education systems are "free". In fact, higher education in those countries is predominantly paid for by taxpayers. They can afford it. They are rich, socially and economically equitable societies.

By Damtew Teferra 2 days ago

AfriForum's Unisa language case to go on
AfriForum's Unisa language case to go on

Lobby group AfriForum says its battle to preserve Afrikaans as a medium of instruction at various universities in the country will continue despite a high court ruling that dismissed its urgent application to interdict the University of SA (Unisa) from implementing its English-only policy.

By Bekezela Phakathi 2 days ago

Education awards honour excellence in digital teaching
Education awards honour excellence in digital teaching

Kedibone Makgato, Mokhudu Machaba and Erika Esterhuizen have been recognised as ISPA teachers of the year at the annual ISPA SuperTeacher Awards Gala Dinner on 22 September 2016.

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