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There has been much debate surrounding the 4th industrial revolution and its impact on the workplace.

The question of whether or not robots will replace human beings has been at the forefront of this discussion.

While experts have warned that there will be an increase in job automation and artificial intelligence, specialists agree that human beings will never be made completely obsolete.

However there are certain skills that will grow in importance as technology becomes more entrenched in our everyday lives.

Reminder Of Unisa’s Registration Closing Date For Honours Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, And Master's & Doctoral Degrees


Honours degrees & postgraduate diplomas:

  • Semester and year modules (including CTA) registration closes on 24 January 2020
  • Year modules for students who write examinations in January/ February 2020 registration closes on 7 March 2020    

Master's & doctoral qualifications:

Boston City Campus CEO Ari Katz tells us that adding an international qualification to a CV adds tremendous value.

Companies can no longer operate in isolation from the global economies, if they wish to compete
in an ever varying economy, most especially an economy that plays to the ever changing rate of
exchange as well as an ever changing labour market with varying skills demands.

According to sections 193 and 194 of the Labour Relations Act (LRA), the awards and orders that can be made against the employer for unfair dismissal are as follows: 

The LRA requires the CCMA or Labour Court to reinstate the employee. This means that the employer must give the employee his/her job back and to pay the employee all remuneration calculated back to the date of the dismissal. The employer must also reinstate all the employee’s benefits retrospectively. 


Unisa's application window for the 2020 academic year is open now, giving first time students an opportunity to reserve their seat.

Undergraduates were able to submit their applications until the 27th September 2019. However Unisa have announced that the application period has re-opened. There's now confirmation on the new closing date so its important to act now and complete an application form.

Do you want to enter a study programme at Unisa? Then follow the steps set out below:

Unisa now offers Short Learning Programmes (SLPs).

As part of a pilot project the distance learning institution has committed to offering selected short programmes to students who want to broaden their skills and knowledge.

The short courses are non-credit bearing and are offered outside of the Higher Education Qualification Sub-Framework (HEQSF).

While most of the short courses do not lead to formal qualifications, the SLPs are quality assured and promote the principle of lifelong learning and continuous professional development.

The Mindspa Institute

You might have heard the phrase “Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching”. Companies can learn from learners and the learner can learn from the company. The opportunities and advantages are so worth it. This article explains Learnership programmes – whether you are a potential learner or a company looking to invest in the future economy and the workforce.
Herewith some frequently asked questions:

1. What is a Learnership?

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IMM Graduate School

While formal schooling systems have changed little over the past 300 years, the slow process of global synchronisation has sped up since the 1980s – and more so over the last decade alone. This has been exponentially aided by tech developments, which have changed not only the way in which learners engage with educational materials, but also how these materials are generated and distributed, and the processes used to evaluate outcomes.

matric exams

Attempting to forge a career without a Matric Certificate (or National Senior Certificate, as it is officially known) can be incredibly challenging. Having a Matric certificate forms the foundation of your career development and any further education you may seek. There are many adults who never had the opportunity to further their education or take advantage of employment opportunities because they lack the basic qualification that is the Matric certificate.

Do you want to know where the money is? Check out the five highest paying jobs in South Africa.

If you are deciding on a career path, it might help you to learn more about your job prospects after you graduate or qualify to work in your chosen field.

Learning about the earning potential of your prospective profession can motivate you to work hard and sacrifice now.

In the video the “Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs In South Africa” we look at which professions have the highest earning power.

Is there a difference between being qualified and being registered as a qualified assessor and/or moderator? The answer is simply yes.

All assessors and moderators must first and foremost be qualified as such. To become a qualified assessor or moderator the candidate must first be trained on unit standard 115753 - Assess outcomes based assessment. Following training the candidate must produce a portfolio of evidence and must be assessed as competent.