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New MySchool fund to make teaching dreams come true


South African fundraising programme, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet is launching a new fund Dream2Teach, aimed at investing in teacher education. Through Dream2Teach, MySchool will help aspiring learners achieve their dreams of becoming a teacher with a personalised support and scholarships from…

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Without the youth, there can be no advance


Our people are not fighting for ideas but tangible things to make their lives better”- Cabral. Was it W.E.B Du Bois who said “ Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season. It is today that…

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Six things finance graduates need to know


Recently, LinkedIn conducted an analysis of the most promising finance careers of 2017. With high salaries and excellent career prospects, a job in finance has always been attractive to graduates. Now, as technology infiltrates finance, entirely new roles are being…

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Solutions for education providers and learners


The 2017 students in their final year of school are more than half way there. Each of them will be anxious about their upcoming exams, but also seriously pondering their futures. In South Africa the Presidential Commission report on the…

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Short courses can improve career prospects


Short course qualifications that are recent, relevant and specific can be far better indicators of a person’s current skills than a qualification achieved years ago. Needing from 8 to 120 hours of commitment, they enable someone to kick-start his or…

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M-education can speed up learning, participation


With many students using their mobile phones to access information, rather than laptop or tablet, South African higher education institutions – whether public or private – are encouraged to support the integration of mobile devices and apps in formal and…


Applications for 2018 financial aid open


Applications for financial aid for all learners, who wish to enter the post-school system and students, who do not have financial assistance to continue their studies in 2018 academic year, has officially opened. National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Acting…

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Financial sector staff slow to pay student loans


An estimated 17,000 employees at one financial services firm owe the National Students Financial Aids Scheme (NSFAS) more than R500m. On Tuesday, 1 August, the NSFAS said it had been struggling to retrieve student loans from many private sector employees…

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Inaugural Digital Academy Awards Ceremony announces nominees


The inaugural BlueMagnet Digital Academy Awards Ceremony has announced the nominees who have excelled across various digital marketing programmes. The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, 24 August 2017 in Sandton. Gillian Meier, CEO and founder of BlueMagnet comments,…


Funding gap at crowded colleges ‘set to widen’


Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges are underfunded because of over enrolment and the Treasury projects the funding gap will widen by 2020. In a developing economy, the technical skills offered by these colleges are critical to growth….