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Applications open for MEST class of 2020
Applications open for MEST class of 2020

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has opened applications for its next one-year, fully-sponsored entrepreneurial training programme in Accra, Ghana.

By Tom Jackson 2 days ago

Why we need to take a lifelong approach to learning
Why we need to take a lifelong approach to learning

As technological advancements continue to drive the global economy, linking the two aspects of learning - literacy and skills development - has become essential...

By Jackie Carroll 14 Sep 2018

Luke Peters, group CEO and founder of Gone Digital.
#StartupStory: Gone Digital Academy helps businesses stay ahead of the curve

Gone Digital, an agile digital marketing consultancy has recently launched the Gone Digital Academy, which offers Seta-accredited, digital marketing education to businesses, agencies and individuals...

By Juanita Pienaar 6 Sep 2018

African startups go beyond "find a tutor" model to improve educational outcomes
African startups go beyond "find a tutor" model to improve educational outcomes

Ed-tech startups connecting learners with tutors are increasingly prevalent across Africa, but these platforms are adding additional components to their models to increase impact.

By Tom Jackson 4 Sep 2018

Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, UCT vice chancellor
#WomensMonth: Shaking up the hallowed halls of academia in pink

Barely two months into the job, and University of Cape Town (UCT) Vice Chancellor, Professor Mamokgathi Phakeng, looks primed to knock the colonial stuffiness out of the venerable institution and introduce a new school (pun intended) of academic thinking...

By Nicci Botha 22 Aug 2018

SA needs to prioritise STEM education
SA needs to prioritise STEM education

South Africa already faces well-known challenges in its education system, felt nowhere more strongly than in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics...

By Rob Lith 22 Aug 2018

#StartupStory: Sum of 21 addresses transformation, skills development
#StartupStory: Sum of 21 addresses transformation, skills development

A closer look at Sum of 21 Academy, a creative agency that offers a 12-month training platform to young, previously disadvantaged creatives and communicators who already have a tertiary qualification and want to enter the creative industry...

By Juanita Pienaar 20 Aug 2018

Applications opened for SA female entrepreneur challenge
Applications opened for SA female entrepreneur challenge

Applications have opened for South African female entrepreneur challenge #0to6matters, a collaboration between Innovation Edge and The Startup Hatchery...

By Tom Jackson 16 Aug 2018

SA needs youth home-building plan
SA needs youth home-building plan

The latest available figures from StatsSA show that there are about 3.3-million South Africans aged 15 to 24 who are not currently in education, training or employment...

By Berry Everitt 16 Aug 2018

Female entrepreneurs graduate from Mastercard SA programme
Female entrepreneurs graduate from Mastercard SA programme

More than 120 young South African women have graduated from a Mastercard-funded initiative that empowers women to pursue entrepreneurial ventures of their own...

By Tom Jackson 14 Aug 2018

Jackie Carroll
It's not a matter of why we should empower women at work - it's how

In early 2018, Media Works and academic publisher Juta and Company launched Effective Leader, a course that aims to help aspiring employees become great leaders...

By Jackie Carroll, Issued by Juta and Company 14 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Breaking into the world of corporate finance with Bravura
#WomensMonth: Breaking into the world of corporate finance with Bravura

Bravura launched its Corporate Finance Graduate Academy this Women's Month with the aim to empower black women through its specialised programme and help launch their careers in the world of corporate finance...

By Shan Radcliffe 13 Aug 2018

UCT's Bertha Centre dishes out $50k startup grant funding
UCT's Bertha Centre dishes out $50k startup grant funding

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UCT GSB has awarded a total of R660,000 ($50,000) to 10 startups via two different grant funding mechanisms...

By Tom Jackson 10 Aug 2018

The social path to optimising your content marketing efforts
The social path to optimising your content marketing efforts

Your business having a social presence is all good and well, but if there's no strategy in place, you're wasting your time and potentially damaging your reputation...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Aug 2018

SA's SkillUp Tutors launches online lesson space
SA's SkillUp Tutors launches online lesson space

South African ed-tech startup SkillUp Tutors has launched an online lesson space that allows tutors to conduct lessons with students anywhere in the world...

By Tom Jackson 4 Jul 2018

#YouthMonth: The superpower that enables you to design the future
#YouthMonth: The superpower that enables you to design the future

WeThinkCode_ is a network of tech institutions dedicated to deliver Africa's human potential and meet the demand for software engineering skills...

By Ilse van den Berg 26 Jun 2018

What every student should know about the NQF and course accreditation
What every student should know about the NQF and course accreditation

Terminology related to education in South Africa can often be very confusing, particularly when learners and prospective students need to consider the National Qualifications Framework...

By Dr Felicity Coughlan 25 Jun 2018

Startupbootcamp receives over 1k applications for Cape Town accelerator
Startupbootcamp receives over 1k applications for Cape Town accelerator

Startupbootcamp Africa has received over 1,000 applications for its Cape Town-based accelerator programme after spending three months on a cross-world journey to source the best startups...

By Tom Jackson 14 Jun 2018

#Loeries2018: Suhana Gordhan's advertising journey (Part 2)
#Loeries2018: Suhana Gordhan's advertising journey (Part 2)

Loeries chair aunty and creative director at FCB Africa, Suhana Gordhan shares what creativity means to her and lessons in leadership she's learnt along her journey in advertising from the boys' locker room to the beaches of Nicaragua...

By Jessica Tennant 14 Jun 2018

#Loeries2018: Suhana Gordhan's advertising journey (Part 1)
#Loeries2018: Suhana Gordhan's advertising journey (Part 1)

Loeries chair aunty and creative director at FCB Africa, Suhana Gordhan shares what creativity means to her and lessons in leadership she's learnt along her journey in advertising from the boys' locker room to the beaches of Nicaragua...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Jun 2018

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#YouthMonth: Equipping unemployed youth aboard the SA Agulhas vessel

According to Trading Economics the youth unemployment rate in South Africa increased to 52.40% in the first quarter of 2018 from 51.10% in the fourth quarter of 2017. Luckily the maritime industry is doing its part in lowering these numbers...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 Jun 2018

Call 2 Care uplifts communities with garden education, after-school programmes
Call 2 Care uplifts communities with garden education, after-school programmes

About a year ago, we interviewed Cape Town-based non-profit organisation, Call 2 Care which invests its time and efforts to uplift communities in underprivileged areas through sustainable food access and gardening education.

By Robin Fredericks 22 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: The digital life expectancy of Africa's youth
#AfricaMonth: The digital life expectancy of Africa's youth

Africa's new digitised youth population, Generation Z, will define Africa's digital future and these are the skills they will need to do it...

By Louise Marsland 8 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: The power of smart technology in Africa
#AfricaMonth: The power of smart technology in Africa

People across Africa face considerable challenges - many of them existential. But, without the right devices, connectivity, and skills, those who badly need their problems solved often can't access available solutions...

By Greg Morris 8 May 2018

High school kickstarz learn to shine with financial literacy programme
High school kickstarz learn to shine with financial literacy programme

The winners of the Metropolitan Kickstarz programme at the Cape's Soneike High School were named on Friday, following the Grade 11 finalists presentations of their projects...

By Shan Radcliffe 4 May 2018

How this unfunded ed-tech startup quietly conquered Nigeria
How this unfunded ed-tech startup quietly conquered Nigeria

The ed-tech space across Africa is one of great potential, and we regularly hear about innovative startups building solutions tackling educational issues across a variety of countries on the continent...

By Tom Jackson 4 May 2018

Importance of digital skills training for your organisation
Importance of digital skills training for your organisation

Digital is fast-changing how consumers interact with brands. We, as consumers, are more empowered than ever before by search engines and social media...

By Senzo Dhlomo 30 Apr 2018

Why STEM is nothing without a flower...
Why STEM is nothing without a flower...

A major emphasis has been placed on the education of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) in recent years, while creativity and the Arts have been all but completely forgotten. Curro Holdings is looking to change that with CurroCreate - an initiative launched in partnership with Wordsmith's Theatre Factory...

By Shan Radcliffe 26 Apr 2018

Emilar Gandhi, public policy manager for the SADC region for Facebook | Photo: Jessica Tennant
Facebook Africa, Digify Africa launch online safety programme for SA youth

Facebook Africa and Digify Africa have partnered to launch an online safety programme called Ilizwe Lam, Xhosa for my world...

By Jessica Tennant 25 Apr 2018

How to cut through the clutter to create new digital learning paths
How to cut through the clutter to create new digital learning paths

How do organisations motivate their employees to make time for learning, and encourage them to engage with knowledge that's essential for career success - when they're already overwhelmed with information and short of time...?

By Anton Cabral 25 Apr 2018

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