Equity deal adds academic muscle to TowerStone

In January 2019, TowerStone signed a 52% equity deal with Professor John Volmink and Professor Elias Links and in so doing, added a wealth of academic and adult education experience and knowledge to the Institute's Board. Volmink is best known for his involvement in curriculum reform in...

18 Mar 2019

OSISA offers media management scholarships at Rhodes

Eight postgraduate students may be granted scholarships to study media management at Rhodes University's Sol Plaatje Institute (SPI) for Media Leadership in 2019. The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) has opened applications for Southern African women media leaders who have...

13 Nov 2018

2019 Nedbank IMC Conference to award first IMC Bursaries

The 2019 Nedbank IMC Conference will be awarding the first IMC Bursaries, which are courtesy of MSC Education Holdings. The bursaries are two national diplomas in marketing management with a duration of two years. The IMC Conference is also making over R200,000 in entrance value available to...

13 Nov 2018

UCT's Renee Kraan-Korteweg wins Minister's Special Award

The University of Cape Town's (UCT) Professor Renee Kraan-Korteweg received the Minister's Special Award at the South African Women in Science Awards (SAWISA) 2018. The Department of Science and Technology honours women who make a significant contribution to science and research. The Minister's...

5 Sep 2018

Tumi Voster is an honorary member of UJ's Chapter of the Golden Key Society

University of Johannesburg's Chapter of the Golden Key Society presented media personality Tumi Voster with an honorary lifetime membership. Voster was presented with her new member recognition certificate at the university's Sanlam Auditorium. She was awarded and recognised for upholding...

31 Aug 2018

Sentraal High School wins CUT's High School Quiz Whizz competition

The Central University of Technology's (CUT) faculty of engineering and information technology recently hosted Grey College Secondary School, Sand du Plessis, and Sentraal High Schools in its annual High School Quiz Whizz competition. The competition is aimed at promoting the importance of science,...

28 Aug 2018

Amandla.mobi launches campaigner fellowship programme

Amandla.mobi has launched campaigner fellowship programme, which is open to black women and non-binary people. The paid fellowship is also aimed at contributing to transforming the sector. There are six spots available for the fellowship. It will be based in Braamfontein, Johannesburg and will...

24 Aug 2018

Biomedicine student awarded Maps Maponyane Pearson Bursary

Biomedicine student Molinah Makasana Nkomo has received the 2018 Maps Maponyane Pearson Bursary. Through the fully-paid bursary, she will be able to complete her studies at the Pearson Institute of Higher Education. The bursary will cover Nkomo's full tuition for one year up to the value of...

24 Aug 2018

AwearSA Fashion Show proceeds to go to UWC's middle-income student bursary fund

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) has partnered with Wear SA for its middle-income student bursary fund. The ticket sales proceeds of the AwearSA Fashion Show will be donated to the UWC Ikamva Lethu Student Bursary Fund. The missing middle category is students whose parents or guardians...

23 Aug 2018

Absa takes UJ's 2018 missing middle fund to R130m

Absa has donated R8m to the University of Johannesburg's (UJ) 'Missing Middle' fundraising campaign. The campaign is aimed at raising funds for students who are in the 'missing middle' and do not qualify for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). With the Absa donation, it has secured...

23 Aug 2018

Mandla Khumalo joins Bookboon SA

Emthonjeni Media Mandla Khumalo has partnered with Bookboon SA in an effort to make access to educational materials more affordable in South Africa. Bookboon SA provides access to education and skills development by offering university students and entrepreneurs free textbooks in key...

23 Aug 2018

Alibaba Business School takes GET programme to Rwanda

Along with the Rwandan Higher Education Council and the Rwanda Development Board, the Alibaba Business School introduced its Global E-Commerce Talent (GET) programme to the country's higher education teachers. The introduction of the GET programme forms part of a larger effort to bring the...

23 Aug 2018

Arup Education Trust achieves a 91% pass rate for 2017

The Arup Education Trust (AET) has announced that its students have achieved a 91% pass rate across all its courses for 2017. Furthermore, six AET bursary beneficiaries successfully graduated in 2017 and 23 students passed with distinction. AET was launched in 2011 with a mission to enhance...

21 Aug 2018

Jumia, HP offer scholarships in Nigeria

Jumia and Hewlett-Packard (HP) will provide 15 students with N3,700,000 worth of educational scholarships. To qualify for the scholarships, students must be between basic four and university level and must reside and attend school in Nigeria. To enter, students must buy any HP product over...

20 Aug 2018

Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct unveils new digital content hub

Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, in partnership with Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS), has created a new digital content hub that is an incubator of audio-visual content. The three-year EUR 950,000 (R14,500,000) grant from AFD will...

9 Jul 2018

SABC's Virtual Academy to assist learners in five critical subjects

SABC Education recently unveiled its SABC Education Virtual Academy (SEVA), which is aimed at equipping learners with additional resources in five critical learning areas. SEVA will make video lessons, flash cards, notes and online assignments in mathematics, accounting, English, physical and life...

20 Feb 2018

Four Vega students acknowledged in WPO competition

Four students from Vega School have been recognised in the 2017 WPO International Packaging Design Student Competition. The competition serves as an international platform for students who have won awards for packaging design in their home countries. Eliana Raff, Page Lotze, Casey Ogilvie, and...

7 Feb 2018

GSA Summer Show gets sponsorship from Paragon

Paragon Architects has sponsored the University of Johannesburg's (UJ) Graduate School of Architecture's (GSA) Summer Show. The event will be held at the Museum of African Design (MOAD) in Maboneng on 30 November 2017. The Summer Show will feature a speaker line-up and will showcase the work of...

23 Nov 2017

Vega invests R3m

Vega has invested R3m in bursary programmes and annual events in an attempt to nurture the next generation of decision makers. There are currently 73 bursary students registered at Vega. Vega also provided seven KZN-based students with full scholarships in 2017 as part of its ongoing...

26 Oct 2017

UJ's new CBE to provide practice-orientated commerce education

The newly unveiled College of Business and Economics at the University of Johannesburg aims to provide practice-orientated commerce education. The CBE will combine the strengths of the former UJ faculty of management and faculty of economic and financial sciences in teaching and learning as well as...

20 Jul 2017

Prospective students welcome to attend Vega open day

Vega will be holding an open day for prospective students at all its campuses, across the country, on 27 May 2017. A brand of The Independent Institute of Education, Vega offers IIE certificates, baccalaureates, honours, and master's programmes in design, branding, and business. Those interested...

24 May 2017

Teboho Loate announced as winner of the Chancellor Excellence award

On 30 March 2017, during a ceremony held at the Central University of Technology in the Free State, Teboho Loate was announced as the first candidate ever to receive the Chancellor Excellence award - an award in recognition of his continuous leadership and community involvement. Loate previously...

7 Apr 2017

Damelin awards R67k bursary

Damelin's Work Integrated Learning Programme has awarded a R67,000 bursary to Sphindile Khethiwe Cele, a 19-year-old student from Kwazulu-Natal who has been struggling to pay her college fees for the past two years. The programme encourages the education industry to give back to students through...

31 Jan 2017

Young woman from Tzaneen awarded Lindsey Milne bursary

The South African Subtropical Growers' Association (Subtrop) has awarded the Lindsey Milne bursary to 23-year-old Nasreen Malik of Tzaneen. Malik has just completed her BSc agriculture with honours and intends on obtaining her master's degree in horticulture from the University of Stellenbosch in...

8 Dec 2016

Centre for Japanese Studies launched at UP
Centre for Japanese Studies launched at UP

© Fernando Carniel Machado – 123RF.comThe University of Pretoria has launched the Centre for Japanese Studies to enhance knowledge about Japan and South Africa, with a focus on the academic and business community. A number of events, aimed at strengthening ties with Japanese business communities,...

21 Sep 2015

Black varsities get R30m boost in research funds

Historically disadvantaged universities have received a R30-million boost to research topics such as indigenous medicinal plants and childhood mortality in Limpopo. The SA Medical Research Council announced the research capacity development initiative yesterday. The council's president, Glenda...

9 Jun 2015

Brands & Branding release online brand case study tutorials for tertiary education

Brands & Branding has released online brand case study tutorials for tertiary education. It provides a unique source of credible, locally relevant, content-rich material, instructive and interesting for both undergraduate and postgraduate diploma level students. Over 20 tertiary institutions have...

21 May 2015

Highest citation for Rhodes MBA

Rhodes Business School has become the sixth South African school to have its Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree accredited by the UK's Association of MBAs (Amba). Rhodes has 32 students in this year's MBA intake‚ and works out of a building it shares with Rhodes University's drama...

16 Mar 2015

Blade orders probe into students' fund

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has ordered a forensic audit into the National Students' Financial Aid Scheme, the government's bursary and loan scheme for the needy students. This year, the fund received more than R9-billion to benefit about 450,000 students. Briefing the...

24 Feb 2015

Push for University of Fort Hare to be renamed Robert Sobukwe University

The Pan Africanist Congress in the Eastern Cape wants the University of Fort Hare to be renamed Robert Sobukwe University. Fort Hare was a military outpost during the frontier wars and was named after Colonel John Hare, a lieutenant-governor (administrator) of the Eastern Province. The PAC...

18 Feb 2015

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