North-West Uni, Standard Bank partner to grow inventors
North-West Uni, Standard Bank partner to grow inventors

The North-West University (NWU) and Standard Bank SA with its virtual commercialisation platform, the Innovation Highway, will be hosting an intellectual property project showcase in Johannesburg later this month.

2 days ago

Boris Dzhingarov
Mastering the art of learning a new language – English is dominant everywhere!

If you've seen the movie The Matrix, you must have seen how Neo, the main character learns Kung Fu. A character simply inserts a program directly into the brain of Neo and later on when he opens his eyes, he shouts out, “I know King Fu.” Those of you who are trying to master a foreign language know exactly why this example has been cited here. But unfortunately, The Matrix is just a fantasy and in reality there can be no secret potion, computer program or magic pill to help you learn English immediately. It takes a lot of dedication, planning and hard work.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 2 days ago

Pandor punts science training
Pandor punts science training

Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has proposed ring-fencing full funds for science, engineering and artisan training to attract and retain young people in these fields.

By Michelle Gumede 2 days ago

Committee satisfied with post-school education plan
Committee satisfied with post-school education plan

Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training, Connie September, has voiced her satisfaction with the national plan on Post-School Education in the country.

2 days ago

Last call for Pragma student training programme applications
Last call for Pragma student training programme applications

Enterprise asset management company, Pragma, will again host its student training programme from 26 June - 14 July in Cape Town this year, with applications open until 30 March.

3 days ago

Putting learning into practice
KZN programme focuses on teaching early cancer detection

An initiative between two universities is working on developing a head and neck cancer outreach programme to educate healthcare practitioners,and improve patient outcomes.

22 Mar 2017

Bridging the education gap to fulfil basic human rights
Bridging the education gap to fulfil basic human rights

Education is a fundamental human right and the foundation upon which other rights are built on. Without education, an individual cannot realise their full potential. Basic education is one of the focus areas identified by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in order to fulfil its mandate of promoting, protecting and monitoring the realisation of all human rights in South Africa effectively.

By Jackie Carroll 22 Mar 2017

CRET students continue to achieve excellent results
CRET students continue to achieve excellent results

The Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust (CRET) provides bursaries and support towards tertiary studies for disadvantaged students, while providing young adults with opportunities to gain essential work experience.

Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 20 Mar 2017

Unique new support for high school maths from Ivy Academy
Unique new support for high school maths from Ivy Academy

The core ingredient in breaching the economic division that plagues our nation as a whole is through taking drastic measures to enhance the quality of education for all South Africans. Unfortunately, we are not witnessing fast enough progress and it is time for us as corporates and community builders to do something constructive to aid school leavers. Eli Katz of Ivy Academy has been working on establishing a programme to do just that. Twenty-three years into democracy the youth falling within the lower LSM are still battling to secure a valuable education, and they are being made to believe that their tuition will suffice. Katz's programme will provide value to (specifically) maths learners.

Issued by Boston College 20 Mar 2017

Thomas Schaefer, chairman and MD of VW Group SA and Themba Kojana, head of department for the Eastern Cape Dept of Education.
VW Community Trust launches first literacy centre in Uitenhage

The Volkswagen Community Trust has opened its first literacy centre at Ntlemeza Primary School in Uitenhage, with the aim to provide structured literacy support to learners, teachers and parents.

20 Mar 2017

Five lessons in strategy from the non-profit world
Five lessons in strategy from the non-profit world

Nestled in the heart of the Austrian Alps, Tyrol is home to some of the world's best wines (yes, who knew?), heritage architectural sites and, of course, ski resorts. Innsbruck, the state's capital, is the only city to be found within the Alps. Innsbruck is also home to one of the world's most diverse organisations – SOS Children's Villages. This 1.2 billion euro non-profit supports over one million parentless and homeless children around the world and lives for it's mission that “no child should grow up alone”. During a recent trip to Innsbruck to work with SOS, I learned a lot about the parallel workings of the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds.

By Nicola Tyler 20 Mar 2017