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The many wrongs of the right to education
The many wrongs of the right to education

Human Rights Day offers us the chance to assess the Constitution. It's a day on which we consider whether this pioneering document is living up to its promises, weighing up the ways in which it is serving us and the ways in which it is failing. An evaluation of the Constitution's right to education reveals stark results. It is a difficult report card to read...

By Jackie Carroll 20 Mar 2019

Why biometric vetting should be standard practice in the education sector
Why biometric vetting should be standard practice in the education sector

The spate of incidents, in recent years, involving offenders posing risk to the safety of learners across various schools in South Africa calls for some serious action to be taken...

By Pine Pienaar 12 Mar 2019

How local businesses are closing SA's education gap
How local businesses are closing SA's education gap

While South Africa's government faces challenges with providing quality education to all, local businesses have increasingly stepped into the learning gap to upskill their staff...

By Jackie Carroll 7 Mar 2019

Ad industry well-placed to boost SA education
Ad industry well-placed to boost SA education

Our current challenges that include perpetual spoiler Eskom throwing shade at our economy should not distract us from South Africa's impressive achievements...

By Devon Meerholz 7 Mar 2019

#BizTrends2019: Digital transformation, transforming lives
#BizTrends2019: Digital transformation, transforming lives

We live in an increasingly connected world. The technologies, both emerging and established, that connect us, have the power to influence and reshape the ways in which we live, work and learn...

By Simon Goldstone 22 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 3 trends affecting how independent education should be marketed in SA
#BizTrends2019: 3 trends affecting how independent education should be marketed in SA

Marketing schools is different to marketing a soft drink or an internet package. School education has an enormous influence on children's lives, from the way they tackle problems to the job prospects available to them...

By Marí Lategan 14 Jan 2019

Unhappy with your matric results? Here's what you can do
Unhappy with your matric results? Here's what you can do

The final results of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations a critical time in learners' lives as a matric certificate has become a basic requirement for getting a job in South Africa...

By Jackie Carroll 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Out with the old, in with the new!
#BizTrends2019: Out with the old, in with the new!

Large corporates and multinationals are keeping a close eye on developments from the Department of Home Affairs. 2019 promises a number of changes in the Immigration Act which will impact the way business can attract and retain expat resources...

By Marisa Jacobs 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The future of learning in relation to disruptive innovations
#BizTrends2019: The future of learning in relation to disruptive innovations

According to American developmental biologist, Dr. Bruce Harold Lipton, the brain of a child under the age of seven is in a lower vibrational frequency, a state called theta, imagination...

By Neo Rantele Kuaho 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Top 11 trends in South African education
#BizTrends2019: Top 11 trends in South African education

Higher Education in South Africa has undergone many changes over the past few decades, with local and global trends continuing to influence the sector...

By Yusuf Karodia 7 Jan 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: The local youth employment engine that can
#RecruitmentFocus: The local youth employment engine that can

Since 2011, Lulaway, the brainchild of Jake Willis and Errol Freeman, has placed 30,000 young South Africans in jobs...

By Sindy Peters 14 Dec 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: Noella Coursaris Musunka on the power of mentorship in Africa
#RecruitmentFocus: Noella Coursaris Musunka on the power of mentorship in Africa

International model, philanthropist and advocate for women and children empowerment Noella Coursaris Musunka was recently in SA to accept an award in recognition of her humanitarian work in Africa...

By Sindy Peters 10 Dec 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Much more than make-up with Mud Cosmetics
#EntrepreneurMonth: Much more than make-up with Mud Cosmetics

Beyond its reputation as a quality cosmetics brand in the professional makeup industry, what gives Make-Up Designory (MUD) Cosmetics the edge is that its roots lie in education...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Jewellery SMME incubator looks to develop, support local startups
#EntrepreneurMonth: Jewellery SMME incubator looks to develop, support local startups

SLJI is an NGO that aims to create economic opportunities for emerging jewellery businesses from historically disadvantaged communities...

By Sindy Peters 21 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Interning the tide of unemployment
#EntrepreneurMonth: Interning the tide of unemployment

The graduate unemployment problem is an age-old, catch-22 situation: In order to get a job, you need experience, but the only way to get experience is to get a job...

By Shan Radcliffe 16 Nov 2018

Why Book Dash produces beautiful, proudly African storybooks
Why Book Dash produces beautiful, proudly African storybooks

Book Dash is a non-profit organisation on a mission to make sure every child in South Africa owns 100 books by the age of five...

By Eugene Yiga 5 Nov 2018

Girl power high up on the CN Africa, Save the Children agenda
Girl power high up on the CN Africa, Save the Children agenda

Launched in August this year, Cartoon Network Africa's Powerpuff Girls (PPG) Awards is just about ready to draw to a close...

By Sindy Peters 29 Oct 2018

#5ForChange: Connecting, equipping, inspiring - enke helps SA's youth make their mark
#5ForChange: Connecting, equipping, inspiring - enke helps SA's youth make their mark

Founded in 2009 by international volunteers Tom Walsh, Philippa (Pip) Wheaton and Kathryn Maunders, enke enables young South Africans who are passionate about driving social change to become the masters of their own destiny and make their mark.

By Sindy Peters 25 Oct 2018

#5ForChange: CRSP dsgn tackles injustices around edtech with LCERT
#5ForChange: CRSP dsgn tackles injustices around edtech with LCERT

CRSP dsgn is one of this year's five beneficiaries of the 5 For Change black tie event set for Saturday, 27 October, at The Station in Newtown, Joburg...

By Sindy Peters 23 Oct 2018

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Fruit South Africa: Sow the critical seeds of fruit consumption amongst our kids

We owe it to our children to advocate for their awareness around nutrition and obesity, and their fruit consumption seems a good place to start...

By Konanani Liphadzi 19 Oct 2018

Closing the skills gap with cybersecurity training
Closing the skills gap with cybersecurity training

To close the skills gap, organisations and academic institutions must take proactive measures...

By Doros Hadjizenonos 12 Oct 2018

Kenya's Angaza Elimu using tech to transform classroom experiences
Kenya's Angaza Elimu using tech to transform classroom experiences

Kenyan startup Angaza Elimu is attempting to transform education by addressing the problems of inefficient classrooms and inadequate educational material...

By Tom Jackson 4 Oct 2018

#5ForChange: OLICO Maths Education makes maths make sense for SA learners
#5ForChange: OLICO Maths Education makes maths make sense for SA learners

Maths intimidates a lot of people. Even into adulthood many of us shudder at the mere mention of trigonometric identities...

By Sindy Peters 27 Sep 2018

Why creating a learning culture at work is crucial to business development
Why creating a learning culture at work is crucial to business development

Warren Buffett says clever people know their field because they studied it, but smart people are intentional about investing in continuous learning. His formula for success is: "Go to bed smarter than you woke up"...

By Brian Eagar 26 Sep 2018

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

Solutions to problems often require a change in behaviour, which in turn 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 21 Sep 2018

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

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

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