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Has unemployment or a lack of opportunities left you feeling hopeless? 10 September
is world suicide prevention day. It aims to highlight the issues that lead to suicide and
how to cope if you are feeling depressed.

Do you learn better in a classroom or on your own? Are you self-driven and
motivated? These are some of the questions you will need to answer before choosing
the right place to further your education.

Making the decision to pursue a higher education is always a positive step forward. However, choosing the best course and following the application process can be complicated and daunting. Here are the steps to submitting your application if you are planning to study through Unisa

Good leaders seem to be in short supply. What does it take to be a leader that others can respect and emulate? Here are ten easy to follow tips to becoming the leader you want to be.

Nearing the end of ones studies or exploring a new career path can be a stressful time
for an individual. Students all want to land the perfect internship to start a promising
future in the industry of their choice, however the competition is intense as many
students are hoping for the same opportunities.

To get the most out of any experience you need to find the right balance.
University is no different. If you approach it from a holistic point of view you
are guaranteed to learn from and enjoy every aspect of student life.

To help educate and grow entrepreneurs, Engen Petroleum have partnered
with Raizcorp to bring the Pitch and Polish programme to cities and towns across
South Africa, for the fifth time.

How well do you manage your time? Or are you like many of us and say
"There's just not enough time in the day'? These are all classic signs that you
may not be managing your time effectively.

People don't leave companies, they leave managers. Or so the saying goes.
While there's little to love about a mean boss, sometimes such managers are
the unfortunate side-effect of your dream job or that awesome company
you've always wanted to work for.

Due to international demand and limited space at the University of Cape Town
many young people will miss out on the opportunity to further their studies at
this renowned institution. Find out how you can secure your place.

There is enormous value in serving an internship either during one?s tertiary
education or immediately after graduating, before making a final decision on a

Delegation, meetings and recognition are some of the terms you will
encounter as a manager. Here are some tips to help you transition smoothly
into your new role.

The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, has
gazetted the National Scarce Skills List: Top 100 Occupations in Demand and
is calling for comments from all interested parties.

The reality of today?s world is that time has become a hindrance for most of us
due to the demand to do more in less time. This can easily consume us on a
daily basis especially if our job requires us to meet continuous deadlines.

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The challenges associated with finding employment are probably more daunting to first time job seekers, who do not know the jobsearch landscape and don?t know what to expect, but the search should be treated as a
journey, not a series of attempts.

I often look at youngsters coming into our industry. The interns. They?re the
ones that either light you up and inspire you with their talent and potential, or
they are the ones that make you despair.

If you have never considered a career as an engineer, motor mechanic or
electrician now might be the time. A severe shortage of artisan skills in the
country means that there are plenty of opportunities for youth who are
interested in this line of work.


The Central Application Clearing House (CACH), is once again helping students apply for higher education.

matric exams

If you are well beyond schooling age and are interested in completing your matric exams there are a few things you need to know. Find out which institutions offer matric programmes and choose the one that best suits your lifestyle.

The changes to the application process at Unisa will affect both new and existing students. Applicants will only be permitted to apply online via the Student Portal and those who do not follow the new process will be barred from registering.

Assessment is the process of making judgments about an individual's competence by
matching evidence of their performance to the appropriate outcomes. Assessors need
to have certain skills and expertise in order to judge competently.

The Services Seta is offering a wide range of learnerships for South African youth and full time job vacancies.

Being able to manage people effectively is about more than talent, it requires training
and practical implementation of the lessons learnt. This is according to the Henley
Business School which offers a variety of leadership and management programmes.

Motivation and passion are not always enough to pursue a career, even one as noble
as becoming a teacher. However Unisa and College of Cape Town is providing
opportunities to those who don?t have the time, money or resources to complete the
traditional Bachelor of Education degree.

Since your CV may be one of dozens that lands on the desk of a recruiter, it's worth investing the time and effort to make sure it stands out from the rest. Learn how to skillfully craft your CV in order to secure a job interview.


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