How to future-proof Africa
How to future-proof Africa

As humans we possess the unique ability to think about a problem and invent a solution. However, often the solution requires a changing behaviour, which leads to other inventions. The result is a wheel that is spinning faster and faster, and one that is creating anxiety - more recently about jobs.

By Danette Breitenbach 12 hours ago

Chartered accountants and 4IR
Chartered accountants and 4IR

For the accounting profession, the disruption of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) began in the early 90s with the launch of desktop accounting software like Pastel and Quickbooks and has subsequently progressed to many of the 'cloud accounting' solutions that exist today. Blockchain, bitcoin, data analytics, process automation and artificial intelligence are but some of the other new areas where technology is having an impact on the role of accountants and auditors.

2 days ago

2019 applications open - BA Honours in Visual Communication
2019 applications open - BA Honours in Visual Communication

Applications are currently open for the 2019 intake for the BA Honours in Visual Communication program. The year-long degree is designed to produce industry-ready innovative critical thinkers who are able to create meaningful and professionally executed work, which can challenge conventional visual communication thinking. The degree comprises three subjects: Creative Practice, Contextual Studies and Visual Studies. Within Creative Practice students work closely with their lecturer to produce a body of work within their major (Graphic Design, Photography, Art Direction, Illustration or Multimedia). The Honours course coordinator is Dr Annabelle Wienand.

Issued by Stellenbosch Academy of Design & Photography 3 days ago

Kiswahili to be introduced to SA's curriculum
Kiswahili to be introduced to SA's curriculum

Starting in 2020, South African learners will have the option to take up Kiswahili as an optional second additional language.

3 days ago

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 17 Sep 2018

WESSA awards top environmental conservation, education efforts
WESSA awards top environmental conservation, education efforts

The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) annual awards have paid tribute to a range of environmental achievements at its 92nd AGM, which was hosted by WESSA's Eastern Cape membership branch at Cape Recife near Port Elizabeth.

17 Sep 2018

R22m boost for skills training of the unemployed
R22m boost for skills training of the unemployed

The Department of Labour is today set to unveil training programmes, to the value of R22 million, aimed at creating jobs in the aviation, maritime commercial diving and agricultural sectors.

17 Sep 2018

Young leaders - do you want to be a Mandela Washington Fellow?
Young leaders - do you want to be a Mandela Washington Fellow?

The 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is open for applications, inviting young South African leaders to apply for the chance to go to the United States for 6-weeks of intensive training on civic leadership, business, and pubic management.

17 Sep 2018

OMNI HR Consulting gets accredited with the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations
OMNI HR Consulting gets accredited with the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations

The core focus of Omni HR Consulting is to provide customers with innovative, relevant and industry-related training and development solutions, which will meet the skills development needs of their human capital and talent pipeline.

Issued by OMNI HR Consulting 14 Sep 2018

Technology can change the face of learning for SA's youth
Technology can change the face of learning for SA's youth

South Africa needs to undergo a learning revolution to keep up with the demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and improve the way young South Africans learn.

14 Sep 2018

MBA Tour journeys to Joburg
MBA Tour journeys to Joburg

This year, the Johannesburg MBA Conference will take place at the Hilton Hotel on Monday, 8 October, and is open to all prospective candidates wanting to embark on the MBA journey to stand out from the crowd and take the next step up the career ladder.

14 Sep 2018

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

The world commemorated the 2018 International Literacy Day under the theme "literacy and skills development" on Saturday, on 8 September. As technological advancements continue to drive the global economy, linking these two aspects of learning has become essential. To be employable and relevant in the 21st century, employees not only need to be literate and skilled, but must also have the capacity to acquire additional skills. Learning has to be viewed as a lifelong activity, and all parties have to be committed to its sustained progress.

By Jackie Carroll 14 Sep 2018

Give your brand the space to grow on Bizcommunity
Give your brand the space to grow on Bizcommunity

Give your brand the space to blossom on the biggest B2B website, catering to 18 professional industry sectors and niche audiences across Africa.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 14 Sep 2018