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#AgriIndaba: Modernised, scalable agri-education is key in training and feeding the masses

How important is modernising agricultural education to the transformation of the industry?

By Cari Coetzee 30 Nov 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Ability is not defined by age
#EntrepreneurMonth: Ability is not defined by age

Kershen Pillay does not believe in luck. "I believe in working hard consistently and always staying focused on sharpening my skill. As an entrepreneur you have to be open to listening, learning and constantly developing yourself"

By Shan Radcliffe 29 Nov 2017

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#Newsmaker: Singularity University invites John Sanei to panel

John Sanei, business innovation strategist, trend specialist, futurist and author of South African bestseller What's your moonshot?, has been invited to join Singularity University's panel of global speakers

By Jessica Tennant 15 Nov 2017

Founders of the newly launched Explore Data Science Academy (LTR): Shaun Dippnall, Aidan Helmbold, and Dave Strugnell.
Explore Data Science Academy launches in Cape Town

The burgeoning demand for data analytics in the digital economy far exceeds current supply. The Explore Data Science Academy, which recently launched in Cape Town, aims to meet this demand

By Ilse van den Berg 31 Oct 2017

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

Buy a Bag of Hope - one way business can help SA's children succeed
Buy a Bag of Hope - one way business can help SA's children succeed

Uzwelo Bags was launched with the goal of making a meaningful difference

By Sindy Peters 19 Oct 2017

Trevyn McGowan, co-founder of Business of Design and the Guild Group.
#BODJHB: A disconnect between business and purpose

Trevyn McGowan, co-founder of Business of Design and the Guild Group, opened day one of Business of Design in Johannesburg this morning, reflecting on the past year, which has been an extraordinary year for them with new ventures and a massive amount of hiring in a short space of time

By Jessica Tennant 19 Oct 2017

Flight Centre Foundation looks to tackle poverty through education
Flight Centre Foundation looks to tackle poverty through education

The Flight Centre Foundation aims to break the cycle of poverty through education, running a number of relevant programmes

By Sindy Peters 17 Oct 2017

From left to right: Principle School of Hope, Jesrael Jacobs, Laura Collura, Yaseera Adonis, Ashley Visagie and Kurt Minnaar.
Education in South Africa - improving the system with art

The month-long exhibitions, titled Vanguard: A month where math meets art, was created with the aim to connect ideation, dialogue and collaboration between education and the arts and includes

By Robin Fredericks 17 Oct 2017

Changing the dreamer's education through art and music
Changing the dreamer's education through art and music

Kurt Minnaar, founder of Dreamer Education, has been making strides in education with his unconventional teaching methods

By Robin Fredericks 16 Oct 2017

Be great, in order to build greatness in others
Be great, in order to build greatness in others

Chris Jordan offers some tips about what to keep in mind when teaching radio broadcasting to your students

By Chris Jordan 10 Oct 2017

Going Mad about education with Francois Pienaar
Going Mad about education with Francois Pienaar

Francois Pienaar has been a household name in South Africa for over 20 years. So what does a former Springbok captain do once he leaves the stadium and hangs up his national rugby boots for good? Why, he goes Mad and inspires new generations of learners and leaders, that's what

By Shan Radcliffe 29 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Kickstarting a love of science
#InnovationMonth: Kickstarting a love of science

Bathabile Mpofu, co-founder and MD of Nkazimulo Applied Sciences, believes that true innovation comes from the access of existing knowledge

By Shan Radcliffe 26 Sep 2017

#THINCAfrica: Developing Africa's hospitality professionals of the future
#THINCAfrica: Developing Africa's hospitality professionals of the future

Associate Dean and Professor at ESL, Dr Achim Schmitt, participated in a panel discussion on HR and education issues in the hospitality industry at the THINC Africa conference

By Cari Coetzee 13 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Changing agri-education in Africa as we know it
#InnovationMonth: Changing agri-education in Africa as we know it

"It's imperative upon the world to help 'switch on' Africa's mobile platforms and to assist in bringing focused education and platforms to Africa's youth in order to develop its potential"

By Cari Coetzee 4 Sep 2017

#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

#WomensMonth: Bitten by the enterprising Bugz
#WomensMonth: Bitten by the enterprising Bugz

This Women's Month, the entrepreneurial genius behind Bugz Playpark, Lise Liebenberg, talks to us about early childhood development beyond the classroom, and running your own business

By Shan Radcliffe 15 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Illiteracy rates among women are falling: why isn't this good news?
#WomensMonth: Illiteracy rates among women are falling: why isn't this good news?

Functional illiteracy rates in South Africans over the age of 20 are on the decline. But, this doesn't necessarily point to either a satisfactory education system or an equitable employment environment

By Jackie Carroll 10 Aug 2017

Richard Perez, founding director of d-school.
Practice creativity with confidence

Open Design's Steam Symposium speaker, Richard Perez unpacks the “design thinking” concept and shares his vision for the future of Steam education

By Juanita Pienaar 7 Aug 2017

#CSIMonth: Providing skills and employment from the Ground Up
#CSIMonth: Providing skills and employment from the Ground Up

Skills development and job creation not-for-profit Learn to Earn South Africa has been offering “a hand up, not a hand out” to the unemployed in underprivileged communities for almost 30 years

By Shan Radcliffe 27 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Stop in for a little Khof & Khuk
#CSIMonth: Stop in for a little Khof & Khuk

Thato Mafokoane doesn't just want to run his own bakery. No, Khof & Khuk in Nellmapius, Pretoria, is much more than that

By Shan Radcliffe 26 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Imbalie Beauty Academy opens doors into the industry
#CSIMonth: Imbalie Beauty Academy opens doors into the industry

South African beauty franchise group Imbalie Beauty has become a key player in South Africa's robust franchising industry

By Lauren Hartzenberg 24 Jul 2017

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#Newsmaker: Reimagining an education brand in Red & Yellow

Heléne Lindsay recently joined the “disparate, quirky bunch” at Red & Yellow, where she's taking on the customer side of things. Her appointment coincides with the school's brand repositioning, which will be unveiled at the end of August

By Jessica Tennant 19 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Corobrik supports skills development, social upliftment in its CSI efforts
#CSIMonth: Corobrik supports skills development, social upliftment in its CSI efforts

A core focus in the Corobrik CSI strategy is upskilling members of the communities in which it operates

By Sindy Peters 17 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: How WNS SA fosters community spirit in its CSI initiatives to create a magical change
#CSIMonth: How WNS SA fosters community spirit in its CSI initiatives to create a magical change

WNS SA has four key initiatives that form part of its CSI strategy, one of which is its Youth4Change Movement which aims to assist young South Africans bring about positive change within their schools and communities

By Sindy Peters 13 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Building the future through early childhood development
#CSIMonth: Building the future through early childhood development

Founded by Phillip Shapiro in 2006, Build the Future is a non-profit organisation that facilitates early childhood development through learning and nutrition programmes in informal settlements in Johannesburg and KwaZulu-Natal

By Sindy Peters 12 Jul 2017

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Inspiring and nurturing tomorrow's talent

“Great companies don't hire skilled people and motivate them, they hire already motivated people and inspire them.” This quote is taken from Simon Sinek's book Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, and describes, in essence, the Native VML way of recruitment for our various learning programmes

By Samantha Bezuidenhout 3 Jul 2017

#YouthMonth: Economy to be powered by human creativity expressed in code
#YouthMonth: Economy to be powered by human creativity expressed in code

codeX Coding Academy is an initiative that aims to boost the number of software developers entering our economy each year. Cara Turner, chief operating officer of codeX Coding Academy tells us more

By Ilse van den Berg 30 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Instilling life skills, R2 at a time
#YouthMonth: Instilling life skills, R2 at a time

Academics and learning hard skills makes up only one part of the education process. These days, many jobs require soft skills not readily taught in the classroom. Randy Mampuru tells us about Kidz Hub, and how they are teaching kids commitment, consistency and sacrifice

By Shan Radcliffe 30 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Some are old, some are new, some are business, some are youth
#YouthMonth: Some are old, some are new, some are business, some are youth

Educational success has always relied on two factors - the students' willingness to learn, and a teacher's ability to teach. The art of teaching, however, is multi-faceted and it's a continual process - something ORT SA understands all too well, as it looks to provide and support education at a variety of levels

By Shan Radcliffe 29 Jun 2017

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