Time running out to enter the Standard Bank Top Women Awards
Time running out to enter the Standard Bank Top Women Awards

Entries for the 14th annual Standard Bank Top Women Awards close on 30 June 2017.

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Skills development in agriculture should be seen as an investment

The social and economic responsibility of the agriculture sector continues to increase as Africa's population increases. Agriculture, as a key driver of economic growth and development on the continent, needs to continuously reinvent itself to remain agile, sustainable and competitive in order to fulfill this responsibility.

19 hours ago

Gareth Hawkey
#YouthMonth: How the software industry can help combat youth unemployment

Gareth Hawkey is the CEO of redPanda Software and his drive as the head of the company is to bridge the disconnect between business and IT and change the landscape of custom software development in South Africa. We chat to him to get some insight on the role the software industry can play in combating youth unemployment in South Africa.

By Ilse van den Berg 20 hours ago

UJ Council names new vice-chancellor and principal
UJ Council names new vice-chancellor and principal

The Council of the University of Johannesburg has appointed of Professor Tshilidzi Marwala as the university's second vice-chancellor and principal. Prof Marwala's appointment follows a rigorous and extensive selection process, as required by the University statute and the University's rules for the appointment of the vice-chancellor.

1 day ago

Curro sets sights on 500 schools
Curro sets sights on 500 schools

Fast-growing private education business, Curro Holdings, which investment company PSG Group controls, has set a longterm expansion target of 500 schools by 2030.

By Marc Hasenfuss 1 day ago

Mahala.ms portal empowers students
Mahala.ms portal empowers students

Microsoft South Africa, in conjunction with Intervate and 2enable, has launched an online portal called Mahala.ms. Through this portal, young South Africans can activate licenses for the Microsoft Office 365 suite and OneDrive cloud-based storage services free of charge.

1 day ago

How-to guide on community-based HIV programmes launched
How-to guide on community-based HIV programmes launched

A guide, which solidifies nine years' worth of experience in developing and implementing community-based HIV-prevention programmes, has been launched.

1 day ago

FET needs to create employable graduates
FET needs to create employable graduates

Further Education and Training (FET) should strive to achieve three goals, making graduates employable, creating a diverse workforce and meeting the needs of the country's economy.

23 Jun 2017

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.

22 Jun 2017

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.

22 Jun 2017

#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.

By Howard Blight 21 Jun 2017

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.

21 Jun 2017

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.

21 Jun 2017