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Business models and books to abandon
Business models and books to abandon

Times of great change and uncertainty offer the opportunity to reassess practices, business models and theories that have traditionally guided thinking across industries.

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 6 hours ago

New SANParks science leadership facility launches
New SANParks science leadership facility launches

The South African National Parks (SANParks), in partnership with the Organisation for Tropical Studies (OTS) and Nsasani Trust launched a science leadership facility at Skukuza on Thursday, 21 September 2017.

7 hours ago

Saving the world through better choices
Saving the world through better choices

Innovator and thought leader, Roger Martin, named the third most influential business thinker in the world in 2013, chooses Cape Town and the Nasdak at Media24 to launch his latest book, which calls on managers and leaders to embrace integrative thinking to create new value for the world.

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 22 Sep 2017

UCT launches MOOC focusing on practical academic writing skills
UCT launches MOOC focusing on practical academic writing skills

‘Writing Your World' is the latest massive open online course (MOOC) launched by the University of Cape Town (UCT). The MOOC was designed by the Language Development Group, which is part of the Academic Development Programme (ADP), in collaboration with the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT). Both are part of the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED) at UCT. The MOOC aligns with CHED's mission of widening access to higher education.

22 Sep 2017

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Wind farm sparks young minds

The Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm's Foundation Phase Literacy Programme will launch several reading clubs across the Kouga municipality in an effort to help re-ignite a love for reading which is often lost with age.

By Tremaine van Aardt 22 Sep 2017

iLearn contributes to empowering SA's disabled workforce
iLearn contributes to empowering SA's disabled workforce

Around 2.9-million South Africans are living with disabilities, yet only 1% have jobs. This is according to data by Statistics SA, and as the country observes Deaf Awareness Month, Richard Rayne, CEO of iLearn - a South African learning solutions company which offers a range of learnerships, short courses and digital learning solutions says, “an urgent intervention is necessary” to boost employment levels among the country's disabled.

21 Sep 2017

Capsicum Culinary Studio celebrates return of Cake Boss, offers R100,000 bursary
Capsicum Culinary Studio celebrates return of Cake Boss, offers R100,000 bursary

Celebrating the return of Cake Boss on TLC Discovery, SA chef school Capsicum Culinary Studio is offering the opportunity to win a bursary to study for a diploma in patisserie worth more than R100,000.

21 Sep 2017

Code4CT, Booking.com to co-host coding workshop
Code4CT, Booking.com to co-host coding workshop

Code for Cape Town (Code4CT) and Booking.com are partnering to encourage girls to code by co-hosting a one-day workshop on Saturday, 30 September 2017.

21 Sep 2017

New business school chair brings poetic vision to role
New business school chair brings poetic vision to role

The new chair of the Allan Gray Centre for Values-Based Leadership at the UCT Graduate School of Business, Professor Kurt April, believes responsible leaders are vital for flourishing communities, strong companies and booming economies.

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 20 Sep 2017

Technology used to drive inclusivity in Western Cape Schools
Technology used to drive inclusivity in Western Cape Schools

E-learning is one of seven key interventions identified by the Western Cape government to help prepare its learners for the future. The province is currently rolling out the infrastructure to make this vision a reality.

20 Sep 2017

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FP&M SETA hosts inaugural Skills and Career Development Summit and Expo

The FP&M SETA (Fibre Processing & Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authorities) Skills and Career Development Summit and Expo took place in Johannesburg recently with more than 2000 learners in attendance. The inaugural event officially opened when the CEO of FP&M SETA Felleng Yende delivered her keynote opening address, promoting opportunities for the youth.

20 Sep 2017

Private schools gain a foothold in Africa
Private schools gain a foothold in Africa

Corporations and their partner foundations, supported by international organisations, financiers and bankers, as well as individual investors are transforming education across Africa — from a government responsibility and social right to a series of investment opportunities.

By Lisa Vives 19 Sep 2017

This is how to stop students dropping out of university
This is how to stop students dropping out of university

The new university academic year will soon be upon us. Over half a million new hopeful students will begin what should be one of the most important experiences of their lives. Sadly, many of these students will drop out before the end of their first year.

By Dennis Duty and Ruth Brooks 19 Sep 2017