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 first impact investment course for lawyers in South Africa is launching at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business (GSB) - aimed at increasing knowledge and promoting opportunities in the field of impact investment.

The term “business management’ is broad based and refers to a range of skills and job opportunities.

Despite their best efforts, many learners and students currently writing their mid-year exams are having to face up to the fact that their performance on papers written thus far isn’t what they hoped it would be. There is however still time to get back on track, and they should guard against catastrophizing their current situation, an education expert says.

Women underestimate how much networking can help them in their careers, boosting their chances of promotion and climbing the career ladder, writes Kumeshnee West, Director of Executive Education at the UCT Graduate School of Business.

Our world is changing and our skills, values, attitudes,and behaviours need to change with it.

Winter school holidays are just around the corner, and with it inevitably comes three weeks of your children sitting at home complaining that they are ‘bored’ and being unable to

With gender-based violence, including murder and rape, rearing its ugly head on campuses, the Department of Higher Education and Training is taking steps to protect students.

 

The academic year can be a challenging time for families. It becomes even more so when a child resists or tries to avoid going to school.

There is a tremendous demand for quality Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres in South Africa, but because of a lack of supply, thousands of young children still miss out on a solid foundation during the most important stage of their development.

As thousands of South African learners enter their June exams, an expert says that there are a few ways to optimise limited study time without resorting to cramming.

South Africa’s minister of Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has released a report from a ministerial task team that recommends a major overhaul of the history curriculum at schools.

False Bay TVET College hosted its annual Awards and Diploma Ceremony to acknowledge students who excel in their respective programmes and celebrate those who have graduated. 

The SA Road Passenger Bargaining Council recently said that the bus sector would count the cost of the month-long strike for years to come.

Winds of change will soon blow over the country’s Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges as the department in charge of these institutions wants to see them perform at a much higher level.

 

Are you pursuing a qualification in the services industry? The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Services SETA) is inviting bursary applications for the 2018 academic year.

The biggest news to hit our campus this year has been our award of accreditation with the British Accreditation Council (BAC).

It is easy to dismiss mid-year exams – which learners across South Africa will write in coming weeks - as less significant than end-of-year exams, but that would be a mistake, an expert says.

Student social entrepreneurs from the University of Cape Town (UCT) have been given a lifeline by the South African Breweries (SAB) Foundation after it pledged an amount of R1.5 million

The UCT Graduate School of Business has been ranked as a Top 90 business school in the prestigious Financial Times Executive Education Customised Rankings 2018, scoring in the top 50 for the future use and relevance of its programmes.

The inaugural Burke Scholarship, aimed at advancing democracy by developing promising young journalists, has been awarded to Khethokuhle Ayanda Mthethwa, from Tsakane, Gauteng.

All evidence points to creativity as being a critical skill needed to thrive in the fourth industrial revolution, says Professor Elaine Rumboll, founder of the Creative Leadership consultancy and founder and convenor of the Business Acumen for Artists (BAA) course at the UCT Graduate School of Business.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has reminded first year students, who have qualified to get a bursary from the NSFAS, to ensure that they have signed their agreements by 31 July 2018.

The idea of writing exams rarely brings about emotions of excitement and happy anticipation! In fact, feelings of anxiety, panic and outright fear are what most parents and learners experience when exam time comes knocking at their door!

Nearly a quarter of a century into democracy, four presidents and several curricular revisions later, South Africa has made little headway in its reading crisis.

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor says the department will spend R934 million on the University Capacity Development Programme (UCDP) to improve student development and decolonise the curriculum.

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