Universities of Africa are responsible for our future workforce
Universities of Africa are responsible for our future workforce

Technology is evolving at a rapid pace, the skills of yesteryear are no longer enough to remain ahead of the pack. How are Universities adapting to this new world? As dynamics and demand change, how is the academic domain ensuring that their graduates are ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

Issued by OLSPS Analytics 1 day ago

Closing the gender gap in SA by just 10% could achieve higher economic growth - report
Closing the gender gap in SA by just 10% could achieve higher economic growth - report

A recently released report from PwC Economics analyses the behavioural measures that bring gender equality to emerging tech. 16 nudges for more #WomenInTech notes that the imbalance between men and women in the technology sector is unlikely to be remedied unless organisations, schools and universities work together to change entrenched perceptions about the industry.

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#YouthStartCT 2018 entrepreneurial challenge opens
#YouthStartCT 2018 entrepreneurial challenge opens

The City of Cape Town's #YouthStartCT challenge, now in its third year, is officially open for entry. The competition is aimed at young adults between the ages of 18 and 35 who have innovative business ideas that can help grow the economy and create employment in their communities.

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Changing gender perceptions: 16 nudges to get more #WomenInTech
Changing gender perceptions: 16 nudges to get more #WomenInTech

Women are still significantly under-represented in emerging tech, and this imbalance will remain unless organisations, schools and universities work together to change entrenched perceptions about the tech industry, and also educate young people about the dynamics and range of careers in the technology world. This is according to a report issued by PwC's Economics team yesterday, 17 April 2018.

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Academic performance still a precondition for new bursary scheme
Academic performance still a precondition for new bursary scheme

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor has emphasised that meeting academic and progression requirements is still key in getting a bursary under the new scheme administered by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

2 days ago

Government to start enrolment planning for 2020 and beyond
Government to start enrolment planning for 2020 and beyond

The Department of Higher Education and Training is to embark on a new enrolment planning exercise for the academic period 2020 to 2025.

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Final subject choices: don't limit yourself in the face of changed requirements
Final subject choices: don't limit yourself in the face of changed requirements

In coming months, Grade 9s will choose which subjects to pursue during their final school years, on which they will be tested when they sit for their final Matric exams. And while the Department of Basic Education recently announced the withdrawal of the "designated subject" list - the list of subjects from which students who want to pursue a degree after school have had to select their subjects - there are some serious considerations not to be ignored, an expert says.

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FutureLearn partners with Quanta Books to broaden its Physical Sciences offering
FutureLearn partners with Quanta Books to broaden its Physical Sciences offering

FutureLearn recently partnered with Quanta Books to broaden its Physical Sciences offering. The Quanta Book series, which is available in English and Afrikaans, provides preparation books and DVDs for Grade 10, 11 and 12 to learners, tutors and schools. The agreement with Quanta Books, concluded in April this year, will see the companies joining forces to strengthen FutureLearn's current offering to its clients.

Issued by FutureLearn 2 days ago

My big idea for South African science education
My big idea for South African science education

When I matriculated nearly 30 years ago there were few matric options in South Africa. Now there are many more. I thought I'd give a brief overview and use it to present an idea for a new science programme.

By Peter Horszowski, Issued by Pert Industrials 2 days ago

Limpopo applications for 2019 open on Wednesday
Limpopo applications for 2019 open on Wednesday

The Limpopo Department of Education will open its Grade 1 and 8 applications for 2019 on Wednesday.

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CUT training farm opens
CUT training farm opens

The Free State's Central University of Technology (CUT) officially opened its farm on 11 April 2018 to the first-year students who attended their practical sessions on a farm for the first time. This facility is more than just a farm; it is a training centre intended to provide academic support and research to the university; unlock the full potential of students; and equip them with skills in agriculture through practical learning and demonstrations.

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Parents apply in droves for 2019
Parents apply in droves for 2019

On the first day of opening applications for 2019 school admissions, the Gauteng Department of Education said it received 144,124 online applications.

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Anglo American launches education programme
Anglo American launches education programme

Anglo American, in partnership with the Department of Basic Education (DBE), has launched a major new education programme to improve outcomes for learners in 100 early childhood development (ECD) sites and 100 primary and secondary schools local to its mining operations in South Africa.

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