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#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

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

#BizTrends2020: Managing human-digital relationships in the hospitality education sector
#BizTrends2020: Managing human-digital relationships in the hospitality education sector

Trends disrupting and evolving industry dynamics create opportunities for new players on the market, new business models, and new kinds of travel experiences...

By Vera Schneider 10 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Student housing - what do Gen Z's want?
#BizTrends2020: Student housing - what do Gen Z's want?

Born between the mid-90s and early 2010s, Gen Z's have grown up around Wi-Fi, smartphones and social media. With easy access to Google and YouTube, they're accustomed to having infinite knowledge at their fingertips...

By John Schooling 6 Jan 2020

Redefining the way we give could drive greater social cohesion in SA
Redefining the way we give could drive greater social cohesion in SA

Social cohesion is imperative to addressing the deep-seated issues that divide South Africans, especially in a country as unequal as ours, says Professor Jonathan Jansen...

By Sindy Peters 7 Nov 2019

#StartupStory: DigsConnect, the solution to student accommodation
#StartupStory: DigsConnect, the solution to student accommodation

During her honours year in Biology at UCT, Alexandria Procter effectively built and launched South Africa's first digital solution to student accommodation in South Africa, DigsConnect...

By Evan-Lee Courie 16 Sep 2019

#StartupStory: Zomila is tackling the South African education system
#StartupStory: Zomila is tackling the South African education system

Zomila, a mobile platform, is tackling the massive issue of guiding students in their after school careers...

By Evan-Lee Courie 10 Sep 2019

Developing the global mindset through education networks
Developing the global mindset through education networks

Honoris Academic Council member and Mancosa Academic Director, Professor Zaheer Hamid talks to us about the council's vision to provide Honoris students with access to 21st century workplace skills...

By Shan Radcliffe 26 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: Takalani Netshitenzhe on connecting ICT to education
#WomensMonth: Takalani Netshitenzhe on connecting ICT to education

We chat to Takalani Netshitenzhe, chief officer of corporate affairs at Vodacom Group to find out about her journey to the top and how Vodacom is using its expertise in ICT to offer modern solutions...

By Evan-Lee Courie 19 Aug 2019

#YouthMonth: Our future needs education, enrichment and togetherness
#YouthMonth: Our future needs education, enrichment and togetherness

As part of our #YouthMonth profiles, we chatted to Webber Wentzel's candidate attorney, Lerato Molefi about the importance of education, why it takes a village to raise a child and remembering your voice...

By Shan Radcliffe 28 Jun 2019

#YouthMonth: Thabiso Joyisa calls on SA's youth to create more, build more, love more
#YouthMonth: Thabiso Joyisa calls on SA's youth to create more, build more, love more

Durban's Thabiso Knowledge Joyisa is a young architecture graduate on a mission, tackling social and physical boundaries through collaborative, innovative thinking...

By Sindy Peters 28 Jun 2019

The many wrongs of the right to education
The many wrongs of the right to education

Human Rights Day offers us the chance to assess the Constitution, and an evaluation of the Constitution's right to education reveals stark results. It is a difficult report card to read...

By Jackie Carroll 20 Mar 2019

Why biometric vetting should be standard practice in the education sector
Why biometric vetting should be standard practice in the education sector

The spate of incidents, in recent years, involving offenders posing risk to the safety of learners across various schools in South Africa calls for some serious action to be taken...

By Pine Pienaar 12 Mar 2019

#BizTrends2019: Digital transformation, transforming lives
#BizTrends2019: Digital transformation, transforming lives

We live in an increasingly connected world. The technologies, both emerging and established, that connect us, have the power to influence and reshape the ways in which we live, work and learn...

By Simon Goldstone 22 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The future of learning in relation to disruptive innovations
#BizTrends2019: The future of learning in relation to disruptive innovations

According to American developmental biologist, Dr. Bruce Harold Lipton, the brain of a child under the age of seven is in a lower vibrational frequency, a state called theta, imagination...

By Neo Rantele Kuaho 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Top 11 trends in South African education
#BizTrends2019: Top 11 trends in South African education

Higher Education in South Africa has undergone many changes over the past few decades, with local and global trends continuing to influence the sector...

By Yusuf Karodia 7 Jan 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Much more than make-up with Mud Cosmetics
#EntrepreneurMonth: Much more than make-up with Mud Cosmetics

Beyond its reputation as a quality cosmetics brand in the professional makeup industry, what gives Make-Up Designory (MUD) Cosmetics the edge is that its roots lie in education...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Nov 2018

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Fruit South Africa: Sow the critical seeds of fruit consumption amongst our kids

We owe it to our children to advocate for their awareness around nutrition and obesity, and their fruit consumption seems a good place to start...

By Konanani Liphadzi 19 Oct 2018

Why we need to take a lifelong approach to learning
Why we need to take a lifelong approach to learning

As technological advancements continue to drive the global economy, linking the two aspects of learning - literacy and skills development - has become essential...

By Jackie Carroll 14 Sep 2018

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

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It's not a matter of why we should empower women at work - it's how

In early 2018, Media Works and academic publisher Juta and Company launched Effective Leader, a course that aims to help aspiring employees become great leaders...

By Jackie Carroll, Issued by Juta and Company 14 Aug 2018

#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

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

#AfricaMonth: The digital life expectancy of Africa's youth
#AfricaMonth: The digital life expectancy of Africa's youth

Africa's new digitised youth population, Generation Z, will define Africa's digital future and these are the skills they will need to do it...

By Louise Burgers 8 May 2018

Emilar Gandhi, public policy manager for the SADC region for Facebook | Photo: Jessica Tennant
Facebook Africa, Digify Africa launch online safety programme for SA youth

Facebook Africa and Digify Africa have partnered to launch an online safety programme called Ilizwe Lam, Xhosa for my world...

By Jessica Tennant 25 Apr 2018

#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

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

#StartupStory: Cognition - the Uber of tutoring
#StartupStory: Cognition - the Uber of tutoring

Private tutoring is in great demand, but many believe it's unaffordable. This is where Cognition.Online's tailored tutoring platform comes in - offering options to suit everyone's pocket...

By Shan Radcliffe 19 Mar 2018

Rob and Sam Paddock, co-founders of GetSmarter | Photographer: Terry Levin
#DesignIndaba2018: Getting smarter at partnering by design

Brothers and co-founders of GetSmarter, Sam and Rob Paddock addressed Design Indaba delegates on how partnering at the student, as well as the employee and executive, level has not only increased their course completion rate but resulted in the turnaround of the business...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Feb 2018

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