Why Joburg is the best place in Africa to study
Why Joburg is the best place in Africa to study

This year's QS Best Student Cities survey saw Johannesburg ranked 84th of 100 top cities to study in, with Cairo being the only other African country to make it onto the list at 88. Johannesburg hasn't previously appeared in the top 100. Johannesburg achieved a particularly high score for affordability in the Best Student Cities index, reflecting its fairly low tuition fees and living costs. Montréal was voted the world's number one student city, bringing an end to Paris' four-year reign at the top.

12 hours ago

Damelin Braamfontein makes history with over 1000 first years
Damelin Braamfontein makes history with over 1000 first years

Damelin Braamfontein celebrated a significant milestone with a record number of first year students at its orientation day, as students kick off the 2017 academic year. The significant number can be attributed to the popularity of the brand and the quality of education and opportunities that a private education holds.

Issued by Damelin 16 hours ago

Degree fraudsters to face the music
Degree fraudsters to face the music

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says serious action will be taken against those who have fake qualification certificates.

3 days ago

First-day jitters for Central Technical College students
First-day jitters for Central Technical College students

Central Technical College (CTC) welcomed approximately 300 first-year students to the Braamfontein Campus for their first day at campus.

Issued by Central Technical College 3 days ago

R17m skills programme to empower youth
R17m skills programme to empower youth

A newly launched R17 million skills programme is expected to enhance the employability of people, especially the youth, from poor backgrounds and those that are referred to as the missing middle.

3 days ago

Damelin Benoni students enjoy a Valentine's Day treat
Damelin Benoni students enjoy a Valentine's Day treat

Damelin is increasingly becoming an institution that promotes campus life and emphasises the balance between work and play. With the pressures of studying, it can be easy to forget to relax your mind and body. For Valentine's Day the Benoni campus demonstrated love and caring by providing a calm day for students to get some reprieve from their daily campus lives.

Issued by Damelin 3 days ago

Leading private education company seeks research specialist
Leading private education company seeks research specialist

A leading private education provider in South Africa is seeking to employ a marketing researcher at their head office in Pinetown.

Issued by Educor 3 days ago

Heads to roll over unissued TVET certificates
Heads to roll over unissued TVET certificates

The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training has called for disciplinary measures against the officials responsible for delays in issuing certificates to students who have graduated from Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges.

3 days ago

PERT... for a better way to teach
PERT... for a better way to teach

2017 marks PERT's 50th year in technical education and training. When I was a young teenager, I actually asked my dad: “What is the difference between education and training?” He answered without hesitation: “Put it this way, would you rather have sex education or sex training?” (Of course this explains why we at PERT value practical work so highly!) But jokes aside, I hope that you can see how good this reply is. It immediately and memorably gets a concept across. At the same time, you realise you pretty much understood the thing anyway, and that you just needed a little guidance and prompting. That is good teaching. In fact, it is PERT's byline: For a better way to teach.

By Peter Horszowski, Issued by Pert Industrials 23 Feb 2017

The WIL to work
The WIL to work

In 2014, South Africa had the third-highest unemployment rate in the world for people between the ages of 15 to 24, behind Spain and Greece. – World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Risk 2014 report.

By Colleen Brennon, Issued by False Bay College 23 Feb 2017

#BudgetSpeech2017: Additional R5 billion to fund higher education
#BudgetSpeech2017: Additional R5 billion to fund higher education

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says a provision of R5 billion has been set aside to fund the higher education and training sector in 2019/20.

22 Feb 2017

Business students willing to sacrifice future salary for good corporate social responsibility: study
Business students willing to sacrifice future salary for good corporate social responsibility: study

More than 90% of business students in a study on corporate social responsibility said they would be willing to sacrifice some percentage of their future salary to work for a responsible employer. A surprising number of 14% are willing to sacrifice more than 40% of their future income to do so.

By Debbie Haski-Leventhal and Mehrdokht Pournader 22 Feb 2017

Universities to improve access for disabled
Universities to improve access for disabled

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has invested about R175.6 million to ensure that students and staff with disabilities have improved access to university facilities.

21 Feb 2017