The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas:

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

#FairnessFirst: How sending girls to school changes the economy
#FairnessFirst: How sending girls to school changes the economy

Ever thought the answer to breaking the country's poverty cycle was as simple as improving basic education for females? Economist Dr Dawie Roodt explained the implications at last week's Ads24 Food for thought session.

By Leigh Andrews 15 Oct 2018

New free online university by Tari Labs
New free online university by Tari Labs

With the aim to help incubate open source projects and train blockchain developers, both locally and globally, Tari Labs has launched a a free online university. Tari Labs is a contributor to Tari, the South African-based blockchain protocol.

12 Oct 2018

Closing the skills gap with cybersecurity training
Closing the skills gap with cybersecurity training

To close the skills gap, organisations and academic institutions must take proactive measures when it comes to cybersecurity training.

By Doros Hadjizenonos 12 Oct 2018

How educators have to adapt to new social challenges
How educators have to adapt to new social challenges

"Education is the mother of all professions" is the adage that continues to provide inspiration to countless educators across the world who tirelessly serve the profession with commitment and passion. Educators affect learners' lives in a positive and profound way; they shape their minds and lay solid foundations for their future career paths. Most educators are not in it for money but see teaching as a calling. As agents for social change, they believe theirs is a profession that requires them to go beyond the call of duty. They say they find it immensely fulfilling and rewarding to see their former learners succeeding in their various spheres of influence and making a meaningful contribution to society.

By Kaya Nyati 12 Oct 2018

Top tips for staying engaged and beating the job search blues
Top tips for staying engaged and beating the job search blues

The latest youth unemployment figures released by StatsSA again illustrate the dire position in which young jobseekers find themselves, with little indication that the situation will ease in the near future. And, while the negative impact of youth unemployment on the country as a whole is significant, at an individual level it can be catastrophic.

Issued by Oxbridge Academy 10 Oct 2018

SA hospitality gets industry boost through chef training programme
SA hospitality gets industry boost through chef training programme

One hundred and sixteen youth have graduated from the 2017 / 18 National Youth Chefs Training Programme. Two graduation ceremonies were held in Greyville, KwaZulu Natal in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape respectively.

8 Oct 2018

Why knowledge is power in customer service
Why knowledge is power in customer service

Fostering a culture of continuous learning is essential in today's business environment, but companies find this principle difficult to implement. Fortunately, recent business developments are making ongoing training and team development a reality. Today's workforce can access information, training and more using new learning tools such as an interactive knowledge base, and this feeds directly into a younger workforce's expectations for on-the-job skills development.

By Wynand Smit 4 Oct 2018

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Accenture creates new decentralised internship programme

Accenture has launched a new decentralised internship programme that was created in partnership with the Central University of Technology (CUT) in Bloemfontein.

1 Oct 2018

Adobe Creative Jam!
Adobe Creative Jam!

Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography students and lecturers got a chance to show off their creativity and learn from top industry talent at the Adobe Creative Jam on Tuesday, 25 September. The event was hosted by Media 24/Spree on the Nasdak floor of the Naspers Building in Cape Town.

Issued by Stellenbosch Academy of Design & Photography 1 Oct 2018

Why creating a learning culture at work is crucial to business development
Why creating a learning culture at work is crucial to business development

Just for a minute, think about someone that you really enjoy spending time with. Besides their obvious likable character traits such as friendliness, wit and warmth, chances are you probably enjoy spending time with them because they have something valuable to share. Oftentimes, that "something" causes you to leave the conversation feeling inspired, energised or simply with food for thought that lingers long after the time spent in each other's company. These conversations could take place with a family member, a trusted friend, a co-worker and hopefully your leader.

By Brian Eagar 26 Sep 2018

New cardiac simulation lab to revolutionise medical training
New cardiac simulation lab to revolutionise medical training

The University of the Free State's (UFS) School of Biomedical Sciences' has introduced a state-of-the-art Cardiac Simulation laboratory to its clinical simulation and skills unit.

26 Sep 2018

How to future-proof Africa
How to future-proof Africa

As humans we possess the unique ability to think about a problem and invent a solution. However, often the solution requires a changing behaviour, which leads to other inventions. The result is a wheel that is spinning faster and faster, and one that is creating anxiety - more recently about jobs.

By Danette Breitenbach 21 Sep 2018