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New and different careers are emerging as the wants and needs of people change, find your place in an evolving job market.

Do you want to make a difference? If you feel called to the teaching sector there are a few things you need to know.

A new tool developed by SALDRU allows South Africans to compare their take-home pay with the rest of the country.

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

Want to redo Matric? Maybe you failed the first time around, or you just want to improve your marks. There are many options open to you; let's take a look at one government initiative.

Do you have years of work experience but no matric certificate? Has this left you feeling marginalised and undervalued? With the employment rate at an all time low it is important to explore the options available to South Africans in this position in order to make use of this underrated skills source.

If you haven't decided on a career path, job shadowing could help you discover the way forward.

High school graduation means that you qualify for the next stage of your life. Find out how you can make effective decisions to delight in a fulfilling career.

Most students have reached the midway mark of their end-of-year exams. If this is you there is still time to improve your study regime and ace your finals with these top study apps.

International bodies, politicians, policy makers and researchers have always been interested in the way teachers are prepared for the classroom. T

Do you have goals and dreams that require action? Here are a few thoughts and quotes to inspire you and help you get ahead.

It might be tempting to laze about this coming festive season but spending your time productively over Christmas could you set you up for life.

Are you looking for funding for your studies? Start with your university.

How do you concentrate on the page in front of you when there are so many physical and mental distractions? Here are some practical tips to help you focus.

The final countdown has begun! Matriculants all around the country are in the thick of the much anticipated (and most often feared) final exams! It is like climbing Kilimanjaro!

Looking for a new job can be a nerve-wracking process. And, sometimes, you might feel so desperate that you accept the first offer that comes along.

Term 4, for so many, can feel much like approaching the finish line of the Comrades Marathon. Although the end is in sight, the distance already covered in the race may have been significantly challenging.

Getting a matric with university entrance is one of the primary goals of secondary education.

Coffee and energy drinks are usually the go-to beverages for high school learners and students to help them cram for finals during the stressful months of October and November, but science suggests they drink rooibos tea as an alternative to help them stay on top of their “A” game.

Pursuing a career in the automotive industry or any male-dominated sector is never easy but Sisonke Nkekana is up to the challenge.

For some, the idea of being a freelancer is rather appealing. To be someone who creates or finds work for themselves by making use of their abilities to write, perform or provide any kind of service.

Roline Spees talks about what it means to work in the law enforcement field for the City of Cape Town.

We’ve come a long way from the thinking that creatives are a select crowd of eccentric people with stars in their eyes and flowers in their hair.

 

 

Balancing the various priorities that fill your day is one of the greatest differences between studying as an adult and studying when you have just finished school.

Should you make notes or listen to music while studying? There are many ideas about how to retain information before an exam but these scientifically proven tips will help you get the best out of your study time.

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