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International recognition for two Wits University academics
International recognition for two Wits University academics

Time magazine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences have recognised the scholarship of two Wits University academics - Professor Glenda Gray, an HIV medical researcher and Professor Achille Mbembe, a scholar of African history and politics.

20 hours ago

‘Africa is where others will look for the best in new innovation'
‘Africa is where others will look for the best in new innovation'

What a difference a century makes. If we stepped back in time to a hundred years ago we'd find a primitive China; a Middle East that had yet to discover the riches of oil and most of Southeast Asia consisted of countries that were barely distinguishable from medieval societies. It was an entirely different world.

By Brett Parker 1 day ago

Inspiration for South Africa at Festival of Learning
Inspiration for South Africa at Festival of Learning

Challenging times demand new ways of seeing and new ways of being in order to turn things around and create a better future. With every sector of the country in considerable turmoil, a wide range of homegrown solutions, approaches and ideas are on the programme of the upcoming sixth annual Psychology Festival of Learning hosted by SACAP (The South African College of Applied Psychology).

Issued by SACAP 1 day ago

Four tips to survive and succeed at university
Four tips to survive and succeed at university

The academic year is underway at South Africa's tertiary institutions, but some of the most important lessons for students cannot be learned in the lecture hall or prac labs. Success at varsity depends on students knowing themselves, staying within their own boundaries and maintaining consistency, according to Marlinie Ramsamy, CEO of FranklinCovey South Africa.

21 Apr 2017

Centre for Entrepreneurship to empower Free State youth
Centre for Entrepreneurship to empower Free State youth

Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu on Friday, 21 April 2017, launched the Centre for Entrepreneurship in Welkom, Free State, saying such a centre will promote entrepreneurship as a career of choice.

21 Apr 2017

What happens when you build a business solution, but your customers find other uses for it
What happens when you build a business solution, but your customers find other uses for it

As with so many new products and services that are developed, we have one expectation of how they will fit into the market but our customers will find many applications that were never envisaged at the start. Michael Griffin, CEO of ADDaBIT, built a simple, social, savings platform that created more value out of the tradition of giving gifts. His vision was to create an online savings platform that anyone could use and that made it possible for loved ones to contribute to goal-based savings, particularly around birthdays or Christmas time.

Issued by ADDaBIT 21 Apr 2017

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Minister Zokwana reaches out to agri colleges

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Senzeni Zokwana is set to visit agriculture colleges as part of Government Imbizo Focus Week.

21 Apr 2017

NSFAS rejects 2,000 appeals
NSFAS rejects 2,000 appeals

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has rejected the appeals of more than 2,000 students against their unsuccessful applications for study funding in the 2017 academic year.

By Michelle Gumede 20 Apr 2017

Learnerships key to combating youth unemployment
Learnerships key to combating youth unemployment

With 50.9% of the country's youth unemployed, more focus should be placed on how youth can enter the job market without a formal tertiary qualification to contribute positively to the country's economy.

20 Apr 2017

R7bn boost for university infrastructure
R7bn boost for university infrastructure

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has announced major new investment in university infrastructure, which will see government spending R7 billion on a range of projects countrywide.

20 Apr 2017

Support the love of reading this World Book Day
Support the love of reading this World Book Day

The national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, Nal'ibali is giving away books to the value of R250,000 to its literacy development partners in honour of World Book Day on 23 April 2017.

19 Apr 2017

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The marketer of the future

Today's traditional media is rapidly evolving towards the marketing of the future. The ‘brandscape' has changed dramatically in a short space of time and marketers are struggling to keep pace with the new environment.

By Dr. Ludi Koekemoer 19 Apr 2017

Education needs to update to global skills inclusion in curricula
Education needs to update to global skills inclusion in curricula

The 2016 report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) revealed that educational institutions worldwide are failing to equip learners with the global competencies they will need to be employable in coming years.

19 Apr 2017