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Zuma responds to debate on Presidency's budget

President Jacob Zuma said the gains that await developing countries through the BRICS New Development Bank will far outweigh the cost of establishing the bank.

25 Jul 2014 06:59

August's Women's Month commemorates anniversary

President Jacob Zuma will launch Women's Month at the Union Buildings, in Pretoria on 31 July with the theme of anniversary of the Women's charter.

By More Matshediso 25 Jul 2014 06:37

NETCB offers training tour to BrainShare 2014

Networking specialist NETCB has announced that it will once again be hosting a training tour to BrainShare 2014 from 2-5 November 2014. BrainShare is the premier conference event for Novell, NetIQ, SUSE and Attachmate customers.

24 Jul 2014 09:38

Solving the maths problem - a brain development approach

Since the World Economic Forum (WEF) released its Global Information Technology Report, which placed South Africa last out of 148 countries for the quality of its mathematics and science education, there's been much debate on the state of mathematics in the country's schools.

22 Jul 2014 14:35

How to manage your student loan

President Barack Obama only finished paying off his student loan eight years ago. This demonstrates the massive commitment that comes with going into debt to pay for your studies.

22 Jul 2014 12:10

AMI launches free online courses in Africa

The African Management Initiative (AMI) has launched the first in a series of free online courses developed with top business schools, aimed at reaching 1 million African managers and entrepreneurs in the next decade.

22 Jul 2014 08:45

[African EduWeek] Bringing technology into our classrooms

"It is so worthwhile to come and see what is available in e-learning and classroom technology. It is the only way to move forward," said Kennia Plaskitt, Principal of Willowmoore High School in Benoni during the SABC Education African EduWeek that took place in Johannesburg earlier this month. "One never has time during term and having the event at the start of the holiday enabled us to send 14 teachers from our school," she said.

21 Jul 2014 11:25

Eastern Cape college aims high with international skills partnership

Eastcape Midlands College (EMC) has partnered with an international programme to improve its certification rate and increase the employability of its students. The college's vision is to obtain a 100% certification and retention rate and 100% placement of its students by 2016.

21 Jul 2014 10:25

Lessons from successful entrepreneurs

It's a rare entrepreneur who sets out to build a business based on billing more efficiently than the competition - but for Brian Timperley and Louis Jardim of Turrito Networks, streamlined billing turned out to be one of the unexpected factors behind their success.

18 Jul 2014 11:33

How do we teach tomorrow's leaders to define their purpose?

You can't achieve anything without a clear sense of purpose: a personal commitment to giving your best and building community. Nelson Mandela had a clear purpose: to restore dignity to all. I don't think he ever woke up and said: "Well, dignity can wait; I'm tired, so I'm taking today off ... " Once he had set a goal, he never tired of working towards it. What makes people like him and Desmond Tutu so special is that they aren't in leadership for money or glory; they're there to take something forward. This is what we need - in government, in business, and even at a personal level.

By Ajen Sit 18 Jul 2014 10:19

NECT practice what they teach

What appears at first glance to resemble a Codesa-like process to raise education standards significantly across the board has achieved comprehensive buy-in at national, provincial and district levels, and, as importantly, seems to be gathering steam.

18 Jul 2014 08:50