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Milpark Education was established in 1997, becoming one of the first private providers of higher management education in South Africa. Milpark services the higher education needs of various corporate entities as well as public students, through the qualification offerings of four schools: the School of Professional Accounting (incorporating CA Connect), the Business School; the School of Commerce; and the School of Financial Services. It currently offers 23 accredited programmes in higher education.
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Milpark Education reaffirms commitment to academic integrity
The newly-created Department of Assessment Integrity is an indication of how seriously Milpark takes academic standards, says its head, Riette Brune. She believes the fast-paced online environment and the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) demands continuous strict supervision and rigorous adherence to rules and regulations to ensure the educational institution maintains the highest levels of academic excellence. 16 Oct 2023 Read more

From listening to leading: Milpark's responsive approach to education
Being a higher education student in a country that has been called the most unequal country in the world is not easy. For millions of students in South Africa, the challenge is not only to obtain financial funding to further their studies, but to find a way of surviving while they are studying and possibly supporting family members too. This is no mean feat considering that unemployment and especially youth unemployment in South Africa is staggeringly high at 60% according to most recent numbers. 28 Sep 2023 Read more

Milpark's new course to meet rising demand for risk managers
Taking risks is part of any good business. As Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has said, "In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking any risks." But which risks should be taken and which ones are best avoided? That is a question for a well-trained risk manager. 14 Sep 2023 Read more

From a love for numbers to a thriving career as a CA
For Lazola Momo, three things have always been a given: his natural ability with numbers, a love for what he is good at, and the willingness to follow it and see where it takes him. 4 Sep 2023 Read more

The importance of environmental impairment insurance

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From classroom to boardroom: How education can drive South Africa's economic growth
We tell our youth that to succeed in a precarious economic climate they must be proactive, identify opportunities, initiate their own ideas. But without a secure foundation to give them a decent chance - both in the skills they'll need to progress and the supportive context - these are just empty words. 21 Aug 2023 Read more

From three setbacks to success: Only with Milpark
Audit manager Stephanie White, 37, had always hoped to become a chartered accountant CA (SA) but a few years ago, she saw her prospects slipping away. She failed the Certificate in the Theory of Accounting (CTA) programme at a distance learning academic institution and, as she had to work full-time, she felt she was running out of options. 16 Aug 2023 Read more

Half workload: A new path to CTA success
If you had told me at the beginning of bridging, that this journey would end, I would have agreed - every journey eventually ends. If you had told me that it would end successfully, I probably would have disagreed because I didn't have confidence in myself to believe in myself. If you had told me that it would have ended so successfully, I probably would have laughed at you - because that seemed like a crazy thought, especially since I had closed this chapter over ten years ago when I failed my first attempt. 8 Aug 2023 Read more

Segran Nair appointed as Milpark Business School's new director
Director of Milpark Business School Segran Nair says that it is critical for business schools to not only develop business literacy skills among students but to develop individuals holistically so that they become better businesspeople - and better leaders. 5 Jul 2023 Read more

Vukosi Nkhata: Public servant committed to self-improvement and better service delivery
Nkhata's foray into the field of accounting was more a matter of coincidence than a determined plan: her primary school marks were so impressive that she landed a spot at the best school in town, which happened to specialise in commerce subjects. She enjoyed these subjects and, along the way, discovered her love for numbers. 27 Jun 2023 Read more

No obstacle was going to deter me from completing my CTA
Karabo is from Taung, a small town in the North West province of South Africa. The first time she ventured beyond the town's borders was to study in Cape Town - a thousand kilometers away. During her first months in the Mother City, Karabo missed having her family close by, but she didn't let the distance get her down. 26 Jun 2023 Read more

Banking exec reflects on her long road to professional success
Antoinette van Ross, 41, did not grow up with plenty of opportunities for a bright future. She was raised in Westbury in Johannesburg, an area plagued by gang violence and low socio-economic living conditions. She remembers high school as a phase of her life that she wanted to get over and done with, so she could go out and get a job and start to earn money. 23 Jun 2023 Read more

Get on top of your finances with this free budgeting course
South Africa's economy is officially in the doldrums and all of us are being squeezed by rising food prices and rising interest rates. We need to think more carefully than ever about how we use our money and this free online course being offered by and Milpark Education's School of Financial Services could help. 21 Jun 2023 Read more

The MBA journey - sacrifice and incredible transformation
During the course of his matric year in 1998, Shawn Reddy lost his father - a devastating event for him and his family that changed the trajectory of his life, forcing him into the work environment prematurely to help support the household. In the early 2000s and the years that followed, his work life began to take shape and he progressed in the automotive aftermarket industry. Despite the professional strides he made, however, not having a tertiary qualification weighted heavily on Shawn's mind - it felt like he needed to further this education to propel himself to a more senior role. 21 Jun 2023 Read more

Milpark Education wins prestigious award for digital learning
Milpark Education has clinched top honours at the 2022 SABPP Awards again for its HR courses, sealing its status as one of Africa's most dynamic online learning institutions doing education differently. 26 Jan 2023 Read more

Digital platforms can help cut down on corruption at struggling SOEs
Covid-19 accelerated the use of digital technologies in supply chain management, improving efficiency and reducing costs, while introducing tighter controls that lessen opportunities for corruption. These technologies could help hold South Africa's state-owned entities accountable, which again came under fire for irregular expenditures in the latest Auditor-General's report. 12 Jan 2023 Read more

Looking backward - looking forward
As the sun sets on 2022, it is important to pause and reflect on what lies behind us, and what we can expect in the future, as management educator. 12 Dec 2022 Read more

Is cryptocurrency a safe-haven asset?
Have you ever thought of adding cryptocurrency to your portfolio as a safe-haven asset? Many investors believe that cryptocurrency (e.g. Bitcoin, Ethereum and the like) is a safe-haven asset. However, what are the characteristics of a safe-haven asset? 9 Dec 2022 Read more

CA Connect student shares her ICAN success story
Despite facing many challenges, CA Connect student Miriro Mlilo from Zimbabwe not only passed her Namibian ITC exam this year, but she also received the top marks of all students taking the exam. Here she shares her story as well as some tips and strategies for success. 5 Dec 2022 Read more

Top 35 under 35: More than just a CA
As a co-founder of CA Connect and a CA myself, I have been involved with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica) Top 35 under 35 Awards (T35U35) since its inception in 2014, when I was the runner-up in the competition. This year I am particularly privileged to be a T35U35 judge and pleased that Milpark is a contributor and sponsor for this inspiring initiative that celebrates the exceptional. 23 Nov 2022 Read more

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