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SOUTH AFRICA

Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, UCT vice chancellor
#WomensMonth: Shaking up the hallowed halls of academia in pink

Barely two months into the job, and University of Cape Town (UCT) Vice Chancellor, Professor Mamokgathi Phakeng, looks primed to knock the colonial stuffiness out of the venerable institution and introduce a new school (pun intended) of academic thinking...

By Nicci Botha 22 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

What every student should know about the NQF and course accreditation
What every student should know about the NQF and course accreditation

Terminology related to education in South Africa can often be very confusing, particularly when learners and prospective students need to consider the National Qualifications Framework...

By Dr Felicity Coughlan 25 Jun 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#WhenIGrowUp: Get developing with the Digital Geekaship
#WhenIGrowUp: Get developing with the Digital Geekaship

Software development is one of the most sought-after skills in today's job market and the great thing is, you don't have to go to university for three years to learn the skills needed to succeed in the digital industry...

By Shan Radcliffe 30 Mar 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Bottomup outreach programme inspires learners to stay in school
Bottomup outreach programme inspires learners to stay in school

Bottomup - a non-profit organisation in Edgemead, Cape Town - goes far and beyond to provide schools with programmes that nurture belonging and identity; undertaking to understand why the youth have become disconnected from education...

By Robin Fredericks 26 Mar 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Why universities need to prioritise availability
Why universities need to prioritise availability

The cost and importance of higher education mean this sector is always open to scrutiny. Whether that is from politicians, journalists or even their own staff and students...

By Claude Schuck 14 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

From left to right: Ready D, Neo Muyanga, John Gilmore, and Jason Storey,
Maths meets art - connecting two divided worlds

Vanguard: A month where math meets art, was created with the aim to connect ideation, dialogue and collaboration between education and the arts...

By Robin Fredericks 27 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#WomensMonth: Getting frank with Diane Awerbuck
#WomensMonth: Getting frank with Diane Awerbuck

Part educator, part writer and part Frank (in more than one way), Diane Awerbuck is the award-winning author of Gardening At Night and other stories. This Women's Month, I chatted to her about life, classic literature, and important lessons we should be teaching our girls...

By Shan Radcliffe 31 Aug 2017

UNITED STATES

Boris Dzhingarov
Student loans holding you back from achieving your entrepreneurial dreams?

The student loan debt issue is a national crisis. Not only is it preventing young millennials from enjoying financial freedom in their personal lives, but, in many cases, it's also making it more difficult to achieve business success...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#AfricaMonth: Exploring Africa's perspectives on knowledge and science
#AfricaMonth: Exploring Africa's perspectives on knowledge and science

Following the official opening of the University of Johannesburg's African Centre for Epistemology and Philosophy of Science, I caught up with Professor Alex Broadbent, the executive dean of the Faculty of Humanities, to find out a bit more about the development of the centre and its research...

By Shan Radcliffe 31 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#WhenIGrowUp: How to become a FAN-shionista
#WhenIGrowUp: How to become a FAN-shionista

The brand-new Johannesburg-based fashion design college, Fashion Academy Network (FAN), has opened its admission doors for its first intake of students in 2018...

By Shan Radcliffe 24 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Chance meeting helped SA startup GetSmarter secure over $100m sale
Chance meeting helped SA startup GetSmarter secure over $100m sale

A chance meeting with US listed company 2U's CEO Chip Paucek in October last year set Cape Town based SA edtech startup GetSmarter on the road to being acquired by the US firm in a $103-million deal signed on Monday evening.

By Stephen Timm 3 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Educating through a whole new print medium
Educating through a whole new print medium

In order to encourage young disadvantaged learners to read and gain a better grasp of the language more quickly, this group of UCT Upstarts developed an innovative solution, using cheap and readily available printing systems, to produce relevant stories and news...

By Shan Radcliffe 28 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Education crucial for Africa - Tony Blair
Education crucial for Africa - Tony Blair

Part of attracting investment to a country is education...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Shan Radcliffe
#BrandManagerMonth: Branding the teacher

For every group of successful brand managers, there is a lecturer, professor, teacher or mentor who taught them the tricks of the trade...

By Shan Radcliffe 31 Mar 2017

UNITED STATES

Boris Dzhingarov
Five top jobs for MBA graduates

There are some jobs that have much better outcomes than others. MBA graduates need to understand their options and how their education can set them up for life if they choose their career wisely...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Education: which path should you take?
Education: which path should you take?

Whether you want to become a supremo of leadership, a don of entrepreneurship or want to delve into the history of culture, there are plenty of educational roads for you to travel...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 7 Dec 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Transformation at Stellenbosch: What the future holds
Transformation at Stellenbosch: What the future holds

Transformation at universities - or lack thereof - has been hitting the headlines in recent months, with the call from various bodies for change in the country's venerated institutions of higher learning...

By Nicci Botha 6 Oct 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Jackie Carroll
Do your homework before contracting training suppliers

Underlining the dire state of further education and training in South Africa is a story on the Mail & Guardian website, 'Limpopo youth lose out after R28m skills project grinds to halt'...

By Jackie Carroll 11 Aug 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

What we've learned from institutions of higher learning
What we've learned from institutions of higher learning

According to figures released by the Department of Basic Education, 403,874 students passed their NSC this year. Amid the excitement of negotiating this hurdle, for many it brings the question: "Where to now?" into sharp focus. For higher education institution brands, this is peak season, with brands playing an important role in informing decisions...

By Christopher Human, Issued by Brand Union 26 Jan 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Our teachers the future
Our teachers the future

Teaching is far from the "noble profession" of which the ANC spoke in its Polokwane resolutions. Professionalisation of teachers is imperative, yet it is far more than just getting qualifications, as we have seen since 1994.

By Graeme Bloch 31 Oct 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Tertiary education takes steps to meet market needs
Tertiary education takes steps to meet market needs

Many international education institutions are making internship and workplace readiness training an essential and compulsory part of their syllabus.

By Abram Molelemane and Anton Ressel 23 Oct 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

How to choose an essay writing service
How to choose an essay writing service

The process of writing academic essays can be very frustrating and time consuming. As a result, many students are now opting to engage the services of a professional essay writing agency.

By Charles Mburugu 13 Oct 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

How to overcome the lack of senior woman in higher education
How to overcome the lack of senior woman in higher education

There still remains a significant and visible gender inequality gap at higher education institutions.

By Pauline Machika 7 Aug 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Tertiary technology tips
Tertiary technology tips

Choosing the right technology to suit your educational needs is one of the most important decisions you'll have to make before setting foot on campus, and I'm sorry to say, but your dad's hand-me-down - the one without a webcam that's slower than peak-hour traffic - is just not going to cut it.

By Chris Moseley 13 Jun 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

No student will be left behind - Shai Reshef
No student will be left behind - Shai Reshef

In an ideal world quality higher education would be available to everyone, all educational resources and technologies would be free, no student would be left behind for financial reasons - education would be a right and not a privilege.

By Sindy Peters 21 Nov 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Abram Molelemane
New book designed to help UNISA students launched

South Africa faces unique education challenges. Every year we hear stories of students being denied access to universities because of insufficient marks. Equally heart-wrenching are the stories of students who get into university or technikon but are unable to cope with the demands of tertiary education and, as a result, fail to obtain their qualifications.

By Abram Molelemane 12 Jun 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Will Smith
Overseas education consultants - Steering educational goals of the students

It is a dream of millions of students worldwide to study abroad to give a new shape to their career. Getting a degree from a renowned international university is recognised throughout the world. The foreign universities have the first-class infrastructure and offer a wide range of courses to the students. The universities provide an international exposure to the students, which enable them to get high paid jobs in multinational companies.

By Will Smith 5 Mar 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Lyndy van den Barselaar
Final year students need to start preparing for the workplace

2013 Grade 11 and 12 pupils need to start preparing for their careers after school, as these actions in the last years of schooling will directly affect career development. Currently, up to 50% of youths aged 15 to 25 are unemployed in South Africa, which means that securing a job after leaving school is a very dim prospect for many matriculants.

By Lyndy van den Barselaar 27 Feb 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

MBAid inspires Henley UK MBA students
MBAid inspires Henley UK MBA students

Four years ago, amid the 2008 global financial crisis, mortgage banker James Wiedenhoeft - having refused to sell the sub-prime housing mortgages that set the crisis off - closed his US firm, bought a sailing boat and took to the Caribbean.

By Stephen Timm 31 Oct 2012

SOUTH AFRICA

What students should look for when choosing a college

Choosing a college can be a daunting and stressful decision in any young person's life. Deciding what you are going to study, and where, is your first step to ensuring that you will graduate with the right skills to find that all-important job and build your career.

By Cobus Potgieter 19 Jan 2012

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