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Real-world necessity for workplace integrated learning
Real-world necessity for workplace integrated learning

The purpose of skills development is to facilitate access to mobility and progression within career paths through high quality education and training. As the skills development arena continues to evolve, the reality of the skills crisis is becoming evident. Skills development is becoming a Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) scorecard conversation - yet 7,2 million South Africans are still illiterate, with new forms of illiteracy developing with every new workplace innovation.

2 days ago

Applications open for 2018 digital talent bursary
Applications open for 2018 digital talent bursary

The Digital Skills Academy, in partnership with Brainstorm magazine, will once again offer a $10,000 bursary for one Brainstorm reader.

2 days ago

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Digital era opens opportunities in maritime industry for South African youth

The face of the maritime industry is being changed by technological advances and digitalisation, opening up opportunities, especially among the youth - rather than being a threat to South Africa jobs.

2 days ago

Exams in a tent for UCT
Exams in a tent for UCT

In an attempt to ensure peaceful exams, the protest-hit University of Cape Town has erected an enormous tent on its rugby field where students will write their final exams under police guard.

By Petru Saal 3 days ago

SA students' job-seeking app wins international award
SA students' job-seeking app wins international award

Umvozu, a mobile application developed by a team of South African students that links job-seekers with employers, has won the 2017 Geneva Challenge (GC). The app allows job-seekers to upskill themselves through training modules delivered in a gamified process.

3 days ago

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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

Hybrid system for fees proposed
Hybrid system for fees proposed

Free university education for all is neither affordable nor desirable, but the government could raise the money to help academically capable students who need financial assistance, says the Davis tax committee.

By Tamar Kahn, Genevieve Quintal and Bekezela Phakath 14 Nov 2017

Heher commission says public technical and vocational education should be free
Heher commission says public technical and vocational education should be free

The Heher Commission's report on funding tertiary education has recommended that public technical and vocational education and training (TVET) education be fee-free.

By Genevieve Quintal 14 Nov 2017

Meadowridge Primary wins theatrical competition
Meadowridge Primary wins theatrical competition

Meadowridge Primary School was named winner of the Oaky Stage Play Competition at the Liberty Promenade Mall this past weekend, where it beat three other Mitchell's Plain-based primary schools for the R10,000 prize.

14 Nov 2017

Securing a place for South Africa's next generation of doctors
Securing a place for South Africa's next generation of doctors

We are launching new medical schools but will we have places for their new graduates?

By Farah Jawitz 14 Nov 2017

Take the risk and invest in your future
Take the risk and invest in your future

Why educational loans can give you a great start in your career!

Issued by Iemas Financial Services 13 Nov 2017

Free Higher Education Report made public
Free Higher Education Report made public

President Jacob Zuma will release the Report of the Commission into the Feasibility of Fee-Free Higher Education and Training in South Africa today.

13 Nov 2017

Treasury on back foot as Zuma takes control
Treasury on back foot as Zuma takes control

The medium-term budget policy statement, presented a mere two weeks ago, has been thrown into question as a joint team from the Treasury and the Office of the President comb through it, looking for R40bn in expenditure cuts to fund free higher education.

By Carol Paton 13 Nov 2017