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New university to advance tech innovation in SA
New university to advance tech innovation in SA

Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister, Blade Nzimande, has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement on the establishment of a new University of Science and Innovation...

20 Feb 2020

Bill to make early childhood development compulsory
Bill to make early childhood development compulsory

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the department will table a bill this year that will make two schooling years before Grade 1 compulsory...

19 Feb 2020

Be P&G's CEO for a day
Be P&G's CEO for a day

Online applications for the Procter & Gamble (P&G) 2020 CEO Challenge are officially open, offering students from across the globe the chance to experience what it would be like to be a key decision maker on a billion dollar brand...

19 Feb 2020

Preparing the 21-century general manager for Africa's growing hospitality industry
Preparing the 21-century general manager for Africa's growing hospitality industry

We chat with Jan van der Putten, vice president of Africa and Indian Ocean at Hilton Worldwide about the role of the 21st-century general manager...

By Robin Fredericks 19 Feb 2020

Cengage, Edge Learning Media expand access to learning for SA's tertiary students, instructors
Cengage, Edge Learning Media expand access to learning for SA's tertiary students, instructors

Cengage and Edge Learning Media's new partnership will see Cengage representing Edge's leading textbook catalogue within the South African public university sector, as well as in Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho and Eswatini...

Issued by EDGE Learning Media 19 Feb 2020

4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020
4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020

All 16 finalists will each receive a trophy, a certificate and £1,000 to expand the scope of their projects...

19 Feb 2020

Sona 2020's impact on the learning year ahead
Sona 2020's impact on the learning year ahead

The State of the Nation address for the year 2020 most certainly has been a memorable one. Despite the 90-minute delay, South Africans were enlightened by the hope of a positive year ahead with many opportunities...

By Devan Moonsamy 18 Feb 2020

Malaysian scholarships available to Commonwealth students
Malaysian scholarships available to Commonwealth students

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has launched a new scholarship at the King Henry VIII College in Selangor, Malaysia...

17 Feb 2020

#Digsaur2020 finale venue announced: Fountain Rez, Cape Town
#Digsaur2020 finale venue announced: Fountain Rez, Cape Town

The finale of Digsconnect.com's #Digsaur2020 challenge will be held at Fountain Rez on Main Road in Rondebosch, Cape Town...

Issued by Digs Connect 17 Feb 2020

Sign up for the Senior Leadership Development Programme now!
Sign up for the Senior Leadership Development Programme now!

The Senior Leadership Development Programme (SLDP) will provide you with the opportunity to reflect on your leadership style and capacity and to immerse yourself in the latest thinking about best practice in leadership...

Issued by UKZN Extended Learning 17 Feb 2020

#StartupStory: Creating something from nothing
#StartupStory: Creating something from nothing

Cape Town-based startup, Creative Crafting Club is the brainchild of sisters, Christelle Janse van Rensburg and Stefanie de Wet...

By Evan-Lee Courie 14 Feb 2020

Yale Women's Leadership Programme launches in Paris
Yale Women's Leadership Programme launches in Paris

HEC Paris Business School and the Yale School of Management have joined forces to bring the successful Yale Women's Leadership Programme to Europe. The programme, to take place at HEC Paris in March 2020, is set to bring together women leaders from around the continent...

14 Feb 2020

Upskilling vital to construction industry
Upskilling vital to construction industry

Amid positive job creation news, it is now especially vital for the construction industry to adapt to advancing standards and adequately train the emerging workforce...

By Anthony Keal 14 Feb 2020

#WomenInScience: Female titans of tech in South Africa
#WomenInScience: Female titans of tech in South Africa

We are in the midst of a technological revolution set to disrupt the world as we know it...

By Onyi Nwaneri 14 Feb 2020

Start the academic year on a good note with Digicape's incredible back-to-school savings on Mac
Start the academic year on a good note with Digicape's incredible back-to-school savings on Mac

Start the academic year with Digicape's incredible back-to-school savings on selected Mac's, to prepare students and educators for what is going to be a busy year...

Issued by Digicape 13 Feb 2020

SU, UCT invest in new University Technology Fund
SU, UCT invest in new University Technology Fund

Stellenbosch University (SU) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) will be co-investing with the newly established R150m University Technology Fund (UTF) that was set up by the SA SME Fund...

13 Feb 2020

Sasol's 2021 bursary programme open for application
Sasol's 2021 bursary programme open for application

Sasol is calling all high-achieving, highly motivated Grade 12 learners, who have plans to study towards an engineering or science degree in the 2021 academic year, to apply for an all-inclusive bursary...

12 Feb 2020

HP's plan to bridge gap between tech, education and Africa's hidden talent
HP's plan to bridge gap between tech, education and Africa's hidden talent

Elisabeth Moreno, vice president and managing director of HP Africa, offers insight into how technology and education can help economic growth in Africa...

By Imran Salie 11 Feb 2020

SDC partners with Fix Scholarship programme - open for applications
SDC partners with Fix Scholarship programme - open for applications

Local media personality and leading social entrepreneur, Fikile Moeti aka DJ Fix is launching a learnership programme in partnership with the Skills Development Corporation (SDC). Applications for the May intake of The Fix SDC Learnership Programme are now open...

11 Feb 2020

Cape Winemakers Guild selects 4 graduates to join its 2020 Protégé Programme
Cape Winemakers Guild selects 4 graduates to join its 2020 Protégé Programme

The programme, funded by the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Development Trust, aims to cultivate the next generation of award-winning winemakers, as well as empower students while promoting transformation within the industry...

11 Feb 2020

How to fix the gap between school and work in South Africa
How to fix the gap between school and work in South Africa

The world of work is changing constantly, profoundly, and faster. This is clear from the outsourcing of work, waves of technological advances, increasing automation in business, and big data analysis driving the growth of industries...

By Kobus Maree 10 Feb 2020

SA colleges to benefit from Germany
SA colleges to benefit from Germany

Germany has agreed to identify a few technical colleges in South Africa to work with, in an attempt to develop skills and create more jobs in the country...

10 Feb 2020

Delegates from IDT keep up with the global market through Enterprises UP
Delegates from IDT keep up with the global market through Enterprises UP

Enterprises University of Pretoria's (Enterprises UP) recently hosted a Project Quality, Risk and Time Management (PQRTM) in-house training, for two groups of 20 delegates from Independent Development Trust (IDT)...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 10 Feb 2020

ALU, GE scholarships boost IT in Africa
ALU, GE scholarships boost IT in Africa

General Electric and the Africa Leadership University (ALU) have kicked off the third cohort of the Africa Industrial Internet Programme (AIIP), which is aimed at equipping young Africans with skills that will enable them to take part in the fourth industrial revolution...

10 Feb 2020

Register now for the Emerging Managers Programme!
Register now for the Emerging Managers Programme!

The Emerging Managers Programme is aimed at individuals who are earmarked as future leaders/managers in an organisation or individuals who have recently been promoted to management level and are now having to navigate a new landscape...

Issued by UKZN Extended Learning 10 Feb 2020

Vusi Mfupi at St Martins De Porres, for the Room 13 Inspiration Day in Soweto.
Art is the solution to SA's 'decade of action' in education and re-skilling

The re-introduction of art in schools is an essential starting point to instilling the requisite skills necessary to the next entrants of higher education students being ready for the modern economy - of the fourth industrial revolution...

By Ntombi Malaza 10 Feb 2020

Academic partnership brings Pan-African training programme for clean energy leaders to SA
Academic partnership brings Pan-African training programme for clean energy leaders to SA

A total of 11 South Africans among record number of participants selected for Open Africa Power...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 7 Feb 2020

Cartrack's new skills programme gives young South Africans a leg up
Cartrack's new skills programme gives young South Africans a leg up

So far, 180 unemployed youth aged between 20 and 30 years have participated. The majority of participants reside in Alexandra and Soweto in Johannesburg, Gauteng...

7 Feb 2020

Experts at engineering symposium call for more young female students in STEM
Experts at engineering symposium call for more young female students in STEM

Science and engineering experts attending the recent Engineering for Girls Symposium at the Baze University in Abuja, Nigeria, called for more young female students to pursue...

7 Feb 2020

High Court hands down groundbreaking judgment on the right to basic education
High Court hands down groundbreaking judgment on the right to basic education

The Eastern Cape Division of the High Court in Grahamstown recently handed down a groundbreaking judgment upholding the right to education of undocumented children...

By Jacquie Cassette and Tricia Erasmus 6 Feb 2020

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