Skills and Career Development Summit prepares, uplifts learners
Skills and Career Development Summit prepares, uplifts learners

The 2017 FP&M SETA Skills and Career Development Summit is aiming to prepare and uplift learners for a better future. “It is important for you to know that the sky is the limit,” said Felleng Yende, CEO of FP&M SETA in her opening address, yesterday, 14 September 2017.

15 Sep 2017

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Africa Safety Tour heads to South Africa, Zimbabwe

Facebook's Africa Safety Tour team is this week meeting with leading South African and Zimbabwean representatives, civil society, and experts, giving training, and facilitating workshop sessions on the topic of online safety.

15 Sep 2017

A staff-wielding Arcstrider character takes on foes in Destiny 2. The video game by Bungie studio, published by Activision, makes use of badges and other achievements to spur on players — a technique that can be applied to education. Handout
How gamification can boost student success

In a perfect world, students would be self-motivated to focus during lectures and practice or study the material. Unfortunately, this is often not the case for many reasons. Recognising that engagement is one of the key elements for student success is what leads many of us, as professors and teachers, to develop and adopt techniques to foster it.

By Aaron Langille 15 Sep 2017

How ensure you're on the right career path
How ensure you're on the right career path

Choosing a career path is one of the most important and possibly difficult decisions we will ever have to make, and has long-standing implications for our future. That is why it is critical to do an aptitude test to clarify your strongest skills and find your place in the job market.

14 Sep 2017

Launch of CRF Artisan Programme at Diepsloot Combined School
Launch of CRF Artisan Programme at Diepsloot Combined School

Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation (CRF) recently launched its Artisan Programme at Diepsloot Combined School in Gauteng, by selecting two potential learners to train as artisans on full bursaries in 2018. The award took place at the first CRF Diepsloot Career Expo, been hosted in collaboration with a Diepsloot Stakeholder Forum, where hundreds of learners gathered to learn about the possibilities offered for their future careers and studies.

Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 13 Sep 2017

Twenty years of developing practical project managers
Twenty years of developing practical project managers

On Friday, 31 August 2017, a function was held to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Programme in Project Management (PPM) - a continuing education course to develop practical project managers. A number of clients that regularly send their employees on the course, and several other stakeholders attended.

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 13 Sep 2017

#THINCAfrica: Developing Africa's hospitality professionals of the future
#THINCAfrica: Developing Africa's hospitality professionals of the future

The hospitality industry, in SA and Africa, has expressed concern regarding the lack of well educated, experienced hospitality professionals entering the market - the very issue that has prompted HVS to launch its executive matchmaking service for Africa's hotel industry. On the other hand, according to Tim Smith, managing partner HVS South Africa, hospitality students have expressed that course content covers too much ground without delivering enough depth of content and cites lack of opportunity and low salaries as a barrier to significant participation in the industry by graduates.

By Cari Coetzee 13 Sep 2017

From left to right: Sydney Mello, Maryna Huysamen, and Banele Vakele.
Cape Winemakers Guild sends protégés to France and USA

The Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme is paying it forward and sending three protégés to gain international experience in some of the world's most renowned wine growing regions this year. Since 2013, the Protégé Programme, under the auspices of the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Development Trust, has given nine protégés the opportunity to partake in this annual exchange programme.

13 Sep 2017