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.

Ageing developed countries and a young African population present the African continent with the opportunity to create future jobs.

Is the expense and stress of a higher education really worth it? Here are four benefits of studying further that may not have crossed your mind.

A gender revolution has begun in what were exclusively male industries, led by a still-tiny vanguard of women artisans produced by South Africa’s TVET College system.

South Africa will next week host the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) high level policy dialogue forum on secondary education in Africa.

Everybody I know has stories about how they or people they care about have been treated badly at work. I am sure that every person reading this has their own stories of people not being treated like people.

I have the habit of striking random conversations with youngsters and asking them about their goals and ambitions, particularly in the career that they want to pursue.

"Many of today's skills won't match tomorrow's jobs." So how do we prepare for the future of work? By adopting the practice of lifelong learning.

South Africa’s largest private education provider, JSE-listed ADvTECH Limited, is growing its offering in the mid-fee schools sector, bringing the dream of a high-quality education closer to thousands more South African students and parents.

If everything goes according to plan, students from all district municipalities will have access to post-school training institutions.

Imagine holding a big juicy orange in your hand. The fruit feels heavy and cool and you excitedly anticipate enjoying what it has ‘inside’.

She lost her mother two months before enrolling for a Master of Commerce (MCom) degree, found out she was pregnant during her first block of classes and went into labour an evening before crucial tests during her second block.

While improving the local economy is seen as key in enabling South Africa to address the pressing developmental challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment, bridging the skills gap will be vital in order to ensure sustainable and accelerated growth. 

The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), the University of Pretoria's internationally accredited business school, based in Sandton, Johannesburg, announced the launch of a new digital course that will combine many of the benefits of the methodologies of on-campus executive education with the power and flexibility of online learning. 

Many South Africans and South African organisations are giving significantly more philanthropic funding to local universities. However, the vast majority of funding goes to more traditional, research-intensive, historically advantaged universities (HAIs).

Humanities cannot remain retrospective, but need to get ahead of emerging technologies, if higher education students are to be prepared to face the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Despite the massive push to transform the image of TVET colleges it seems businesses are still hesitant to hire these graduates.

Subjects like coding and data analytics will be introduced at primary school level in order to prepare South Africans for the new world of work, says President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Is a BCom the right study path for you? This abbreviation is often thrown about in Grade 12 classrooms but what does a BCom qualification mean?

South African teachers are spending a hefty amount of time on administrative tasks – time which could be better used on teaching in the classroom.

Our students of today are our leaders of tomorrow. If this statement is true then what kind of graduate does South Africa need?

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will release the results of a large-scale study investigating the condition of the teaching and learning environment in schools at a briefing scheduled for Tuesday.

On Monday 1 July 2019, Embury Institute for Higher Education (Embury) will kick off orientation week for a new programme and a South African first as it launches its South African Sign Language Teachers’ Training Programme.

What changes can South Africans expect within the higher education sector with President Ramaphosa at the helm?

South Africa says it is pushing ahead to grasp the many opportunities presented by the <a href="https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/01/what-is-the-fourth-industrial-rev...">fourth industrial revolution

It's that time of year again when high school students start to seriously consider their college applications. Here are some insights to help you secure your place.

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