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Lagos students get GE support in advanced manufacturing
Lagos students get GE support in advanced manufacturing

GE will collaborate with the Lagos Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment, Lagos State Technical and Vocational Education Board (LASTVEB) to train students in advanced manufacturing.

22 hours ago

Is franchising services the silver lining in a stagnant economy?
Is franchising services the silver lining in a stagnant economy?

The appeal of franchising is widespread. While other businesses often struggle to keep a positive cash flow in times of stunted economic activity, franchising remains resilient and typically shows positive growth rates. This is particularly true for the franchising services category which comprises 27% of the total franchising industry and has a combined turnover in excess of R133 billion per annum.

By Sybrand Bezuidenhout 23 hours ago

#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. The company, which owns salon brands Placecol Skin Care Clinic, Dream Nails Beauty and Perfect 10 Nail & Body Studio, markets and distributes its own in-house and independent health and beauty brands to its distribution network of more than 150 predominantly franchised beauty salons as well as independent salons and selected pharmacies.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

NMMU becomes NMU
NMMU becomes NMU

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth has relaunched itself as the Nelson Mandela University.

1 day ago

Institutional autonomy under threat as government seeks to increase number of black professors
Institutional autonomy under threat as government seeks to increase number of black professors

While it is essential to diversify the make-up of staff and students at tertiary institutions, the government's current fixation with increasing the number of black professors further threatens institutional autonomy.

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 21 Jul 2017

PE doctor develops surgery course
PE doctor develops surgery course

An innovative short-learning course to teach surgery skills to doctors in rural areas has earned a Port Elizabeth surgeon a PhD in Health Professions Education from the University of Bloemfontein.

By Estelle Ellis 21 Jul 2017

Highlights from Beyond Girls' Education Global Summit
Highlights from Beyond Girls' Education Global Summit

The Standard Chartered Goal Programme hosted ‘Beyond Girls' Education Global Summit 2017', which highlighted the best practices and opportunities to support adolescent girls and young women with confidence, knowledge and skills to ensure they have the opportunity to fulfil their economic potential.

21 Jul 2017

Students must sign loan deals or lose out on funding
Students must sign loan deals or lose out on funding

More than 200,000 students on the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) have not received their funding and are in danger of losing it entirely if they fail to sign loan agreements.

By Michelle Gumede 20 Jul 2017

SAB Foundation partners HeePD, contributes R2.1m
SAB Foundation partners HeePD, contributes R2.1m

The SAB Foundation has contributed R2,100,000 to Hub Employment Ecosystems for People with Disabilities (HeePD) as part of its partnership. Launched earlier this year, HeePD seeks to benefit people with disabilities by creating a hub ecosystem that provides employment, enterprise and innovation, including job prospects and placements for corporate partners.

20 Jul 2017

Educational technology needs skilled educators
Educational technology needs skilled educators

Technology plays an important role in addressing the critical education challenges in South Africa but equipped educators are needed to guide the process.

20 Jul 2017

Vega expands its portfolio, adds five new IIE degrees
Vega expands its portfolio, adds five new IIE degrees

Vega has broadened its range of world-class IIE qualifications following its assimilation with its sister brand, The Design School of South Africa (DSSA). Vega's expanded portfolio of IIE qualifications which now includes a new post-graduate degree and a range of exciting undergraduate degrees in the Bachelor of Arts design disciplines.

19 Jul 2017

Why experience and potential can trump a degree
Why experience and potential can trump a degree

With the fourth industrial revolution, entirely new jobs and careers now exist, and it may be time for business leaders and decision makers to review their dated notions that any candidate with a degree is ‘better' or ‘more employable' than one without.

19 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.

By Jessica Tennant 19 Jul 2017