#WomensMonth: Breaking into the world of corporate finance with Bravura
#WomensMonth: Breaking into the world of corporate finance with Bravura

Bravura launched its Corporate Finance Graduate Academy this Women's Month with the aim to empower black women through its specialised programme and help launch their careers in the world of corporate finance.

By Shan Radcliffe 13 Aug 2018

Bonnie Horbach, Dutch CG in Cape Town and founder of Inspiring Fifty SA.
#InspiringFiftySA: Cocreating a brighter female tech future

Bonnie Horbach is a true Jill of all trades. She's been the Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, based here in Cape Town, for the last five years, and spearheaded passion projects the likes of Inspiring Fifty SA, with the second round of winners announced last night. Here, she explains the importance of encouraging more females in the Stem professions and why she says, "there's something special going on in Africa"...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Aug 2018

The social path to optimising your content marketing efforts
The social path to optimising your content marketing efforts

Your business having a social presence is all good and well, but if there's no strategy in place, you're wasting your time and potentially damaging your reputation.

By Jessica Tennant 7 Aug 2018

Epic Job Expo on at UCT
Epic Job Expo on at UCT

The University of Cape Town (UCT) will host its biggest ever Epic Job Expo on 8 August 2018, offering students the opportunity to engage with 100 potential employers, get professional help with curriculum vitaes and be inspired by TED-style talks with industry leaders.

6 Aug 2018

Image supplied. L to R: Chad Nelson, Eugene Nkundlande, Jarrod Pretorius, Wesley Wolf, Michelle Mckenna, Katlego Ditlhokwe, Chan-Yue Ma, Tshepo Mogorosi, Laurie Sloan, Dave McCullough, Jed Mowat. Missing: Matthew Quarta.
#Loeries2018: Joe Public on running for the creative future

When you think of Loeries Creative Week, you're likely to picture glitzy award nights, networking with your industry colleagues over drinks in Durban and dancing the night away. If you work at Joe Public United, it's more likely a picture of sweat and the satisfaction of improving the country's creative future. Plus, they've challenged other agencies to join them in their quest.

By Leigh Andrews 3 Aug 2018

Jetting off to teach English in Japan - see how you can too
Jetting off to teach English in Japan - see how you can too

South Africa's 2018 contingent of 45 graduates headed to Japan this past weekend to join the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) programme, which is aimed at enhancing foreign language education and promoting international exchange between Japanese and foreign youth.

1 Aug 2018

Local tourism growth unlocks industry careers for students
Local tourism growth unlocks industry careers for students

As the South African and African tourism continues to rise, more students are opting for a career in the industry as opportunities grow. "We've seen a steady increase in enrolments for tourism and hospitality-related qualifications and courses over the past three years, which points to a growing demand in the field," says Ncumisa Makrayi, senior team leader at Oxbridge Academy, which serves more than 20,000 South African distance learning students every year.

1 Aug 2018

Rashied Small, executive: education, training and membership at the South African Institute of Professional Accountants
Upskilling accountants for a digitally disruptive world

The greatest challenge that the accounting and auditing profession faces today is investing in the education and training that is needed to keep up with the change of pace in the environment. Advances in technology and digitisation has led to the industry requiring a different set of skills than what many of today's professional accountants have been equipped with. In today's professional landscape, we are essentially applying 2005 skills in a 2020 environment.

By Rashied Small 30 Jul 2018

SETA-accredited barista training opens global market for SA locals
SETA-accredited barista training opens global market for SA locals

The Daily Buzz, which operates 12 coffee bars in corporate locations across Gauteng - including an in-house coffee roastery, Craft Coffee - has launched South Africa's first SETA-accredited Barista Training Academy in Newton, Johannesburg. According to CEO, Andrew Brown, "South Africa's biggest problem is unemployment. But every new coffee bar needs at least five new baristas. We want to improve the quality of baristas' skills, employ more people and improve their earning ability."

24 Jul 2018

UJ's Enactus project uses co-op system to empower women in the textile sector
UJ's Enactus project uses co-op system to empower women in the textile sector

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) recently presented its African Stitch Secondary Co-operative Enactus project at the Enactus South Africa National Competition, which was held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The project is aimed at addressing the challenges women face in the textile sector.

20 Jul 2018

R5m in bursaries available from Bursary Lottery
R5m in bursaries available from Bursary Lottery

Bursarylottery.co.za - suitably launched on Mandela Day by local entrepreneur and chairman of the Red & Yellow Creative School of Business, Rob Stokes - aims to connect South African students with financial assistance options to further their education.

19 Jul 2018

#Mandela100: Collaborative event helps SA's youth get work ready
#Mandela100: Collaborative event helps SA's youth get work ready

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet recently partnered with Better SA to host a collaborative volunteer event to help address youth unemployment in SA. Celebrating what would have been Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday, the partnership went beyond the traditional 67 minutes of volunteerism, gathering 72 volunteers to help youths from local development organisations change their stars.

18 Jul 2018

How Africa can embrace an AI-enabled future
How Africa can embrace an AI-enabled future

It's no longer news that artificial intelligence (AI) will be a driving force behind the Fourth Industrial Revolution, with the global economic returns of this revolution expected to be in the region of about $16 trillion.

By Zoaib Hoosen 18 Jul 2018