#BizTrends2021: 3 online high school trends gaining traction this year
#BizTrends2021: 3 online high school trends gaining traction this year

In the past, South African students have been largely restricted to local curricula and qualifications via traditional, brick-and-mortar schools. With the growth of online schools, access to international curricula is not only in higher demand, but is becoming increasingly easier to access...

By Rebecca Pretorius 3 days ago

#BizTrends2021: Evolution of workforce skills demand - what the future holds
#BizTrends2021: Evolution of workforce skills demand - what the future holds

When reflecting on the fourth industrial revolution, a number of things immediately spring to mind... the industrial internet of things (IIoT), artificial intelligence (AI), robots and 3D printing for example. Regrettably, little attention is given to individual employees and workers in this emerging industrial world, unless one is discussing the concerns related to potential job losses...

By Lyndy van den Barselaar 3 days ago

What are SA's most in-demand jobs for the next decade?
What are SA's most in-demand jobs for the next decade?

Unemployment in South Africa remains an alarming issue. The country has among the highest youth unemployment rates globally with 58% of 15-24-year-olds not working. To add to the challenge, we are facing the rapidly changing skill set that is required by businesses...

By Jake Willis 11 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Re-thinking our approach to providing student housing in 2021
#BizTrends2021: Re-thinking our approach to providing student housing in 2021

During the last year, South African students faced some of their greatest challenges yet. On top of the usual academic pressure and issues of affordability, many were forced to leave their on-campus accommodation...

By John Schooling 7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Reinvent, redirect, discard and restore
#BizTrends2021: Reinvent, redirect, discard and restore

2020 was the year never to be repeated. Or was it? GetSmarter surveyed the future of work, and the unfortunate refrain that keeps repeating is that in 2021 we can expect more of the same...

By Ann-Mari Höfinger 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Addressing educational issues and making improvements in 2021
#BizTrends2021: Addressing educational issues and making improvements in 2021

In 2020, the education sector came under major scrutiny in what can best be described as 'the most turbulent year yet'...

By Malcolm Mooi 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: 10 e-learning trends that enhance workforce performance
#BizTrends2021: 10 e-learning trends that enhance workforce performance

Thanks to the advancements in modern-day technology, it was possible for organisations to react quickly to the major disruptions presented in 2020. However, many were stuck having to MacGyver their way into the digital learning space...

By Michael Hanly 6 Jan 2021

Introducing Africa's first cannabis academy: Q&A with Cheeba Cannabis Academy co-founder Trenton Birch
Introducing Africa's first cannabis academy: Q&A with Cheeba Cannabis Academy co-founder Trenton Birch

One of the latest endeavours to emerge from South Africa's burgeoning cannabis industry is the launch of the Cheeba Cannabis Academy...

By Ruth Cooper 2 Dec 2020

Meet Shruti Dowlath, UCT Shark Tank 2020 winner
Meet Shruti Dowlath, UCT Shark Tank 2020 winner

Shruti Dowlath, founder of UnifySA, has been named the UCT Shark Tank 2020 winner...

By Evan-Lee Courie 5 Oct 2020

#DoBizZA: Just Brands Africa gives back to SA by helping educate future leaders
#DoBizZA: Just Brands Africa gives back to SA by helping educate future leaders

Just Brands Africa develops creative experiences for established brands and businesses seeking new ways to communicate with their audiences...

By Juanita Pienaar 30 Sep 2020

#WomensMonth: Prof. Nelishia Pillay of UP believes women in IT and STEM need to be showcased more
#WomensMonth: Prof. Nelishia Pillay of UP believes women in IT and STEM need to be showcased more

Professor Nelishia Pillay is the Head of the Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology at the University of Pretoria...

By Evan-Lee Courie 17 Aug 2020

Student accommodation: Designing for the new normal
Student accommodation: Designing for the new normal

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to create uncertainty for the country's higher education sector...

By John Schooling 22 Jul 2020

#LockdownLessons: Digital transformation isn't a nice-to-have, it's a basic need
#LockdownLessons: Digital transformation isn't a nice-to-have, it's a basic need

Sylvester Ratlabala, OneConnect CEO, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how the organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Shan Radcliffe 29 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Education essential in breaking cycle of poverty, liberating young people
#YouthMonth: Education essential in breaking cycle of poverty, liberating young people

Musa Thomo is operations manager at Sparrow FET College, a social enterprise that specifically caters for the disenfranchised youth of South Africa...

By Sindy Peters 15 Jun 2020

#Loeries2020: Creative hour with... Suhana Gordhan
#Loeries2020: Creative hour with... Suhana Gordhan

The Loeries recently launched a new series of webinars called Creative Hour, whereby new Loeries CEO, Preetesh Sewraj hosts industry leaders from across the region, raising industry-related topics that would typically be discussed in private at the close of business...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Jun 2020

Bokang Mokoena, executive director of Phakamani Young Minds Academy
#YouthMonth: Youth must prepare, start strategising for the new normal

We chatted to Bokang Mokoena, executive director of youth-led NPO Phakamani Young Minds Academy, to find out more about the origins of the organisation, some of its most significant achievements...

By Sindy Peters 5 Jun 2020

#LockdownLessons: Education and technology are not two separate things
#LockdownLessons: Education and technology are not two separate things

Rebecca Pretorius, Country Manager at Crimson Education, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how the organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Shan Radcliffe 29 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Every challenge presents parallel opportunities
#LockdownLessons: Every challenge presents parallel opportunities

Professor Mandla Makhanya, Vice Chancellor of Unisa, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how the higher education institution is navigating these unusual times...

By Shan Radcliffe 28 May 2020

Using beauty as a vehicle for economic inclusion
Using beauty as a vehicle for economic inclusion

The Covid-19 lockdown has stalled South Africa's dynamic beauty services industry. Due to the high-touch nature of the job, it may be a while until beauty practitioners are able to safely resume trade...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: RISE Academy keeps students active in lockdown
#LockdownLessons: RISE Academy keeps students active in lockdown

Sue Green, co-founder of RISE Academy of Entrepreneurship, shares how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the academy...

By Evan-Lee Courie 18 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Aim for survival, look after one another - Lisa Ilingworth, Futureproof SA
#LockdownLessons: Aim for survival, look after one another - Lisa Ilingworth, Futureproof SA

Lisa Ilingworth, CEO and co-founder of Futureproof SA, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 12 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Opportunity to re-invent, revamp education system - Zakheni Ngubo, Syafunda
#LockdownLessons: Opportunity to re-invent, revamp education system - Zakheni Ngubo, Syafunda

Zakheni Ngubo, founder and CEO at Syafunda, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 8 May 2020

#UnsungHeroes: Mhinti Pato of Sakhisizwe YDP
#UnsungHeroes: Mhinti Pato of Sakhisizwe YDP

A mother of three, a small business owner, and hands-on involved in uplifting the youth through the Sakhisizwe Youth Development Programme (YDP), Mhinti Pato is basically the South African version of Wonder Woman...

By Ilse van den Berg 6 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Pride Factor launches academy in lockdown
#LockdownLessons: Pride Factor launches academy in lockdown

Given the tough economic times, the Pride Factor Online Academy has launched with five courses, three of which will be available for free as long as learning institutions are closed...

By Evan-Lee Courie 28 Apr 2020

#LockdownLessons: Finding the silver lining in WorksheetCloud
#LockdownLessons: Finding the silver lining in WorksheetCloud

As the national lockdown saw the closure of schools and regular teaching methods, and the rise of homeschooling and virtual classrooms, companies in the edtech space have found it's their time to shine...

By Shan Radcliffe 24 Apr 2020

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Spend your lockdown skilling up

Being homebound is our reality for the foreseeable future, but it doesn't have to spell disaster for your income says Jacqueline Raw, owner and founder of marketing consultancy, Ycagel...

By Jacqueline Raw 1 Apr 2020

Kutlwanong Promaths Programme puts rural learners on a professional career path
Kutlwanong Promaths Programme puts rural learners on a professional career path

"Mathematics and Physical Science are gateway subjects to professional careers," says Tumelo Mabitselo, CEO for the Kutlwanong Centre for Maths, Science & Technology. "Poor marks in these subjects eliminates a range of study and career options for students..."

By Shan Radcliffe 16 Mar 2020

#StartupStory: Coding Mamas teaches moms digital skills
#StartupStory: Coding Mamas teaches moms digital skills

The digital age is now. The skills gap in South Africa is very evident, more specifically digital skills amongst women...

By Evan-Lee Courie 4 Mar 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

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

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