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 hours ago

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 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

Recruiting millennial graduates through EQ
Recruiting millennial graduates through EQ

The reason it is so difficult to recruit graduates that are able to fit in and positively contribute to their team is the generational gap between the Millennials (graduates entering the workplace) and previous generations.

By Antoinette Pombo 17 Mar 2017

GSB graduate launches ‘Epic Scholarship' fundraiser
GSB graduate launches ‘Epic Scholarship' fundraiser

UCT GSB alumnus Mervyn Christoffels will participate in the 2017 Absa Cape Epic cycle race as part of the Team GSB Foundation to raise funds for talented but financially disadvantaged students wanting to do an MBA at the GSB.

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 17 Mar 2017

Highway round of BDO School Quiz goes to Kearsney College
Highway round of BDO School Quiz goes to Kearsney College

Kearsney College has taken the third round of the 2017 BDO Inter-School Quiz held at Westville Girls High School on 14 March 2017.

17 Mar 2017

SUSE, Limpopo government launch Offline Content Project
SUSE, Limpopo government launch Offline Content Project

Enterprise Linux and open source solutions provider, SUSE South Africa, has joined forces with Limpopo Connexion to launch the Offline Content Project which provides schools with access to educational information even when they have no connectivity.

17 Mar 2017

Combat cyberbullying by teaching a culture of digital civility
Combat cyberbullying by teaching a culture of digital civility

Like the humble spreadsheet before it, the internet is one of the most transformative technologies in history. However, like any piece of technology, the internet can be used for bad as well as good, with some of the online dangers being hackers, online predators, and internet bullies.

By Angela Schaerer 17 Mar 2017

DHL Express launches entrepreneurial training program
DHL Express launches entrepreneurial training program

DHL Express recently launched its ‘Growing Beyond Borders' entrepreneurial training programme in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) – a program specifically designed to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) understand the economic potential of international trade and the subsequent benefits to their businesses.

17 Mar 2017

SACAP's coach training gains international accreditation
SACAP's coach training gains international accreditation

All three of the coaching programmes offered by SACAP (the South African College of Applied Psychology) are now accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF). The ICF, which was founded in the USA in 1995, is the world's largest coaching organisation connecting practitioners and educators in a professional community that today, spans more than 100 countries.

Issued by SACAP 16 Mar 2017

Dr Mukani Moyo and Dr Providence Moyo on graduation day in Stellenbosch. Photo: Anina Fourie/Stellenbosch University
Research on grapevine diseases sees Zim friends receive PhDs

Friends and classmates, Dr Providence Moyo and Dr Mukani Moyo, who studies together at Zimbabwe's Midlands State University in their undergraduate years both received their PhD degrees in agricultural sciences from Stellenbosch University. The newly capped doctors both researched diseases that are associated with grapevines.

16 Mar 2017

Advantages of Learning Record Store in e-learning
Advantages of Learning Record Store in e-learning

By making a shift from formal to experiential education, modern technology has done so much for learning practices in the digital age. A Learning Record Store (LRS) is one of those achievements that has taken e-learning to a whole new level. It collects, records and stores people's learning experiences from remote sources, thus reaching beyond of what is already possible with the use of a Learning Management System (LMS).

By Robin Singh 16 Mar 2017

Parklands College named Apple Distinguished School
Parklands College named Apple Distinguished School

Parklands College has been recognised as an Apple Distinguished School for 2016–2018. The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for programmes that meet criteria for innovation, leadership and educational excellence, and demonstrate a clear vision of exemplary learning environments.

16 Mar 2017