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Further education advances career possibilities


With intimidating competition and an ever-evolving economy, it is important to refresh and update skills and knowledge to progress in one’s career, which is often achieved through adding tertiary qualifications. While it may seem daunting to study part-time and climb…


Nzimande picks team to drive change at varsities


Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has established a 10-member committee to fast-track transformation in the tertiary sector. Nzimande’s department has been looking to accelerate transformation in universities, including setting clear targets and indicators. The demographics of the professoriate…


FET needs to create employable graduates


Further Education and Training (FET) should strive to achieve three goals, making graduates employable, creating a diverse workforce and meeting the needs of the country’s economy. The fourth Industrial Revolution, or the era of disruptive technology, requires complex problem solving,…

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Crowdfunding initiative to support student education


Standard Bank is supporting a new crowdfunding initiative aimed at significantly enhancing access to education for students countrywide. In a call to action for all South Africans, the bank has undertaken to be the financier, enabler and go-to-market partner of…


EduWeek 2017 to launch Africa TradeXchange


As part of the growth of premier education event EduWeek, this year sees the launch of the event’s newest addition, the Africa TradeXchange, which will take place a day ahead of the EduWeek main event on 11 July 2017. This…

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Young Investor Programme offers UWC students practical training


The launch of the recent Young Investor Programme (YIP) at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) offers enterprising young finance students the opportunity to learn by doing and putting their theoretical investment knowledge to good, practical use. The Young…


#AfricaMonth: Bridging the education gap with learner-created content


Presto Academy was born from two university students’ recognition of their peers struggle to make the transition between high school and varsity, and their willingness to help them. Both recent graduates of UCT, Shivad Singh (22) and Fuaad Coovadia (22)…

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Put education first to transform economy


  The continuing debate on radical economic transformation tends to focus on what we do not know, but there is in fact a key tenet regarding which there can be near certainty. Across factional lines in the governing party, almost…


Six South African students receive FirstRand international scholarships


The FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar and FirstRand Foundation postgraduate scholarship awards for 2017 have been awarded, in addition to a new award, the FirstRand Oxford African Studies scholarship. Six students have received scholarships worth over R4.8 million. Laurie Dippenaar Scholarships Two…

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No plans to privatise NSFAS


Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has disputed rumours that he is planning to privatise or hand over the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to the bank. “There is absolutely no intention to privatise or hand over NSFAS…