WITSReview named joint winner of international award
WITSReview named joint winner of international award

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), based in Washington, DC, announced that WITSReview, the magazine for alumni and friends of the University of the Witwatersrand, was a joint winner in the external audience print newsletter category, for its December 2016 issue. The other winner was the University of Chicago's publication, Tableau.

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Crowdfunding initiative to support student education
Crowdfunding initiative to support student education

Standard Bank is supporting a new crowdfunding initiative aimed at significantly enhancing access to education for students countrywide.

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Tourism Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thebethe, Deputy Minister of the Presidency Buti Manamela and North West Tourism MEC Desbo Mohono engaging with one of the exhibitors at the Youth in Tourism Imbizo
Youth in Tourism Imbizo: Tourism has the potential to alleviate youth unemployment

The core message of The Youth in Tourism Imbizo - recently held in Potchefstroom at the Ikageng stadium in the NW 405 Municipality and hosted by both the North West MEC for Tourism, Desbo Mohono and the Deputy Ministers of Tourism and Presidency, Elizabeth Thabethe and Buti Manamela respectively - is that the South African government is determined to ensure that the youth in the country are developed and molded to become leaders in the future.

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#YouthMonth: Making agriculture a viable career choice for the African youth
#YouthMonth: Making agriculture a viable career choice for the African youth

There is a serious crisis facing the African agricultural sector that ultimately threatens the food security of the continent and beyond. The world's population is growing extremely fast, putting a high demand on the agricultural sector and its ability to produce enough food to feed the growing number of the hungry.

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Africa Code Week to train half a million young Africans
Africa Code Week to train half a million young Africans

Africa Code Week 2017 was officially launched in Mauritius this week. Now in its third year, the event (which will take place from 18-25 October) aims to spread coding literacy among African youth, with a target of 500,000 across 35 African countries. Its key focus is on female skills development and training.

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Tourism industry offers hope for SA's unemployed youth
Tourism industry offers hope for SA's unemployed youth

The future for SA's young people looks challenging with rising unemployment and job opportunities dwindling. However, the tourism sector shows modest growth and should this growth continue, it could offer hope by providing many of SA's youth the opportunity to get a foothold on a career.

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UJ announces 2016 South African Literary Award shortlist
UJ announces 2016 South African Literary Award shortlist

The English Department at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) has named the nominees for the The University of Johannesburg Prize for South African Writing in English published in 2016.

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Inaugural Africa Science Week launches in SA
Inaugural Africa Science Week launches in SA

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF), an initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with Robert Bosch Stiftung, will be launching NEF Africa Science Week, to be held in Pretoria and Limpopo from 26 - 29 June 2017.

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EduWeek 2017 to launch Africa TradeXchange
EduWeek 2017 to launch Africa TradeXchange

As part of the growth of premier education event EduWeek, this year sees the launch of the event's newest addition, the Africa TradeXchange, which will take place a day ahead of the EduWeek main event on 11 July 2017. This event came about as event organisers felt there was a need to facilitate a more intimate and structured environment in which to carry out EduWeek's ethos to advance educational growth in Africa.

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UJ to compile manual to guide decolonisation of curriculum
UJ to compile manual to guide decolonisation of curriculum

Through dialogue and later the publication of a book in the form of a manual, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) is planning to decolonise its curriculum and make it more Pan-African.

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More Cape Town schools to get Entrepreneur Societies
More Cape Town schools to get Entrepreneur Societies

The SA Teen Entrepreneur Foundation will be expanding its rollout of Entrepreneur Societies to more high schools across Cape Town this year. The Foundation educates high school learners about the benefits of entrepreneurship.

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Partnership helps female farmers, youth bridge the unemployment gap
Partnership helps female farmers, youth bridge the unemployment gap

The growing global population remains a challenge for food security - soon, farmers might not be able to produce enough food to support everyone, resulting in people competing for limited food stocks.

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Code4Change aims to reach 300,000 learners by 2020
Code4Change aims to reach 300,000 learners by 2020

In July 2017, four South Africans will attempt to set a new team record for the fastest time to complete the nine summits in South Africa. The climbers have created a crowdfunding campaign to raise R100,000 for Code4Change to bring coding to three schools in Gauteng and impact 350 learners with a fun, basic coding course while encouraging the start of new coding clubs in these schools.

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