Education

Education, best described as the process of imparting or receiving knowledge, is one of the highest priorities on the global agenda. Across the world, governments and organised groups are working to eradicate illiteracy in order to emancipate impoverished people groups. Education can take place in formal and informal settings, however, schools and learning institutions are the primary mediums through which people receive an education in modern society. Reading and writing are the foundations of formal education.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela.

The interim report released by the Basic Education Ministerial Task Team (MTT) has found that textbooks used in South African schools generally adopt a mildly inclusive approach to diversity.

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has announced major new investment in university infrastructure, which will see government spending R7 billion on a range of projects countrywide.

Old Mutual and Nedbank have joined other major South African banks and insurance companies in investing in the African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management (AIFMRM) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) to develop scarce skills for the financial services industry.

There is a sophisticated spectrum of financial tools available to managers and entrepreneurs, all of which were non-existent 20 years ago.

South African non-profit organisations (NPOs), universities and other higher education institutions have ongoing challenges when it comes to remaining sustainable. It’s becoming more apparent that they require qualified practitioners who can attract resources.

The University of the Witwatersrand, or Wits, is located in Braamfontein, Gauteng. Fun fact: Wits University is home to one of the largest fossil collections in the Southern Hemisphere and is a leader in the field of paleo-science.

If you're looking for information on how to apply to Wits, you've come to the right place! Let's get started looking at how you can apply and what steps you'll need to go through to make it happen.

African languages have long played second fiddle to the likes of English and Afrikaans in academic and educational circles in South Africa.

The University College of the Western Cape was established in 1959 as a constituent college of the University of South Africa, specifically for people classified as "Coloured". The first group enrolled in 1960. UWC gained university status in 1970

Thinking of applying to study at the University of the Western Cape? That's great! UWC is a great institution and a good place for you to further your education. Continue reading to find out how to apply.

The University of Cape Town was founded in 1829. UCT's main campus is situated at the foot of Devil's Peak, giving it a beautiful view of the Cape Flats below.
The current Chancellor of UCT is Graça Machel, the fifth person to hold the position. The post of Vice-Chancellor is currently held by Dr Max Price, who is responsible for the leadership of the university.

So, you're thinking of applying to study at the University of Cape Town? Read on to find out how, and what forms you'll need to fill in and what documents you'll need copies of.

“What is Africa to you?” Mr Abel Sithole, senior research associate at the Institute of Futures Research (IFR) of the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) posed the very question to attendees at a panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities of doing business in Africa.

With the rapid growth of private higher education in South Africa, prospective students now have a wealth of options when choosing not only what to study, but also where.

An online mathematics club in the heart of rural Limpopo started by a business student is showing that even the poorest communities can find ways to leverage technology for learning.

Students hoping to study at the University of Cape Town (UCT) next year should steer clear of a fake admissions website offering credit card payment facilities.

Private universities and schools are mushrooming across Africa, as parents increasingly seek a quality education for their children outside of the state offering - a move which is largely attributable to the rapid growth of the middle class on the continent.

Traditionally, a business would build a product and hope to find customers who want to buy it. Aggressive marketing tactics would hook consumers who, faced with few other choices, would respond accordingly.

How often do you find yourself sitting at your desk, just staring at your books, struggling to keep focused and engaged while studying? When this happens, a change of scenery might just be the solution you need to get back on your A-game!

There are just a few weeks left for schools that have not yet entered the South African Institute of Professional Accountants’ (SAIPA’s) National Accounting Olympiad (NAO), says Zobuzwe Ngobese, the Marketing and Business Development Executive at SAIPA.

The South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) has awarded seven scholarships and bursaries for the 2017 academic year allocating over half a million Rand to supporting young academics conducting research across the creative and cultural industries (CCIs).

Generic references to Africa blur the contexts, opportunities, challenges and risks as they relate to individual countries and you cannot have a generic strategy for expansion into Africa, not even for a region, because “Africa is not a country”.

Government will take action against any teacher who breaks the law and beats children at school, says President Jacob Zuma.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says industry must partner with stakeholders in the post-school education sector to help mould the educational outcomes that will give the country the skills it needs to grow the economy.

The education sector needs to diversify its offering to meet the needs of all South African learners, said Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa during his address at the National Skills Conference.

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