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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

#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

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

#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: 3 major changes coming to the way we learn
#BizTrends2020: 3 major changes coming to the way we learn

Benjamin Franklin once said: "An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." In a world defined by flux, education itself is the only certainty of 100% return - and sometimes the only lifeboat we have to remain relevant in a world tossed by constant change...

By Adi Stephan 6 Jan 2020

Collaboration key in closing the digital skills gap in Africa
Collaboration key in closing the digital skills gap in Africa

In the face of an immensely challenging digital skills gap on the continent, Mojolaoluwa Aderemi-Makinde, head of brand and reputation at Google Africa, remains optimistic...

By Sindy Peters 2 Dec 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: The program that prepares youth with future-fit skills
#EntrepreneurMonth: The program that prepares youth with future-fit skills

In an effort to prepare the youth for the needs of a changing global economy, Dieudonne Allo developed a program that equips learners with future-fit skills such as coding, entrepreneurship and design thinking...

By Evan-Lee Courie 28 Nov 2019

Neo Mashigo, chief creative officer of M&C Saatchi Abel, announced as the FM AdFocus industry leader 2019. Image credit: M&C Saatchi Abel.
#FMAdFocus2019: Creativity holds keys to exciting solutions for old problems

Creativity is a word that carries a magical, if not mystical, aura. Creatives are often seen as different people, in a different room, while the suited folk get on with the business of running companies and the country...

By Neo Mashigo 28 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: RISE Academy nurtures youth to follow their passion
#EntrepreneurMonth: RISE Academy nurtures youth to follow their passion

RISE Academy of Entrepreneurship isn't just your average academy; its core function is to make business skills available to the youth in a way that speaks their 'language'...

By Evan-Lee Courie 31 Oct 2019

#StartupStory: Meet Riaz Moola, the 'Steve Jobs of SA'
#StartupStory: Meet Riaz Moola, the 'Steve Jobs of SA'

Dubbed the 'Steve Jobs of South Africa' by the Sunday Times in 2017, as well as being listed in Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans in 2016, Riaz Moola has a spectrum of accomplishments that speaks for itself...

By Evan-Lee Courie 25 Sep 2019

Aviv Weil with the winners of the Facebook and Brand South Africa workshop. Image credit: Strikeapose Photography.
#Loeries2019: Facebook's Aviv Weil on how upskilling the youth can impact the creative industry in a powerful way

Facebook Africa's Aviv Weil chats to us about the Facebook Challenge and workshops at Loeries, the HeForShe campaign and how upskilling the youth translates into the creative industry being much more powerful...

By Juanita Pienaar 23 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

3 ways digital learning can empower star employees
3 ways digital learning can empower star employees

Technology continues to disrupt every aspect of our lives. One sector that is benefitting from this disruption is education and training. The rise of online learning platforms continues to make studying more accessible and convenient to students and employees...

By Desiree Gullan 30 Jul 2019

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How can we establish a pro-youth and entrepreneurship strategy for South Africa?

Entrepreneurial and small businesses have been touted as the panacea to cure South Africa's high unemployment rate, especially among the youth...

By Nicci Botha 10 Jul 2019

The world then and now, and how the way we protect our children needs to change
The world then and now, and how the way we protect our children needs to change

This National Child Protection Week (CPW), Google South Africa and Media Monitoring Africa hosted a roundtable putting a spotlight on the importance of online safety for children...

By Jessica Tennant 31 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Helping entrepreneurs to innovate and grow
#AfricaMonth: Helping entrepreneurs to innovate and grow

Innocircle, a South African innovation consultancy, helps entrepreneurs innovate and grow...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 May 2019

SAP Skills for Africa provides life-long career paths
SAP Skills for Africa provides life-long career paths

The SAP Skills for Africa programme celebrated the graduation of its 13th class, at a ceremony hosted by the City of Cape Town on Thursday, 11 April 2019...

By Shan Radcliffe 15 Apr 2019

#Bookmarks2019: Transformation isn't just about your scorecard or employing more black people
#Bookmarks2019: Transformation isn't just about your scorecard or employing more black people

Having won the same award in 2017, Nomacala Mpeta, head of learning at Digify Africa, explains why they're proud to be recognised a second time for leading the push for transformation in digital and encourages more agencies and NGOs to recognise the need to do so as a business imperative in corporate SA...

By Jessica Tennant 11 Apr 2019

#Propak19: Developing artisan skills for the future
#Propak19: Developing artisan skills for the future

Twenty years ago, there were in excess of 50,000 to 70,000 artisans employed throughout the mining, manufacturing, construction and local authorities' sectors in SA...

By Danette Breitenbach 28 Mar 2019

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Why character-driven animation is vital to the future of workplace education in South Africa

Thanks to accelerated technological change, no company can hope to survive if it doesn't properly equip its employees to deal with the challenges of the contemporary workplace. Workplace education is no longer a nice-to-have, it's a necessity...

By Glenn Gillis 28 Mar 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

How local businesses are closing SA's education gap
How local businesses are closing SA's education gap

While South Africa's government faces challenges with providing quality education to all, local businesses have increasingly stepped into the learning gap to upskill their staff...

By Jackie Carroll 7 Mar 2019

#BizTrends2019: Out with the old, in with the new!
#BizTrends2019: Out with the old, in with the new!

Large corporates and multinationals are keeping a close eye on developments from the Department of Home Affairs. 2019 promises a number of changes in the Immigration Act which will impact the way business can attract and retain expat resources...

By Marisa Jacobs 8 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

#RecruitmentFocus: Noella Coursaris Musunka on the power of mentorship in Africa
#RecruitmentFocus: Noella Coursaris Musunka on the power of mentorship in Africa

International model, philanthropist and advocate for women and children empowerment Noella Coursaris Musunka was recently in SA to accept an award in recognition of her humanitarian work in Africa...

By Sindy Peters 10 Dec 2018

#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

#EntrepreneurMonth: Jewellery SMME incubator looks to develop, support local startups
#EntrepreneurMonth: Jewellery SMME incubator looks to develop, support local startups

SLJI is an NGO that aims to create economic opportunities for emerging jewellery businesses from historically disadvantaged communities...

By Sindy Peters 21 Nov 2018

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