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.

As a young black woman the new Vice Chancellor of UCT, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, recently made headlines for being chosen to lead one of the most prestigious universities in the country.

In recognition of the positive changes in the political landscape in South Africa and in the spirit of corporate activism, Henley Business School Africa (Henley Africa) is launching an African Hero scholarship for its Post-Graduate Diploma in Management Practice (PG Dip) and MBA programmes.

Uber strongly believes that education is key to a thriving and sustainable community. And much like many hands make light work, educated communities make for a brighter country.

The Finland educational system has consistently proven its merit for more than a decade and now educational experts are uncovering the secrets to Finland's success.

The UCT Graduate School of Business is hosting this year’s MBA World Summit, an event that harnesses the collective thinking power of the top 100 MBA students from high-ranking international business schools and is being held for the first time on African soil.

Technology has taken the world by storm and its use now pervades arguably all fields. The education sector is also embracing the potential that technology offers, with good schools and universities incorporating tech to strengthen educational outcomes.

Students should be able to move through the educational system “seamlessly” says Minister of Higher Education and Training Naledi Pandor.

Newly sworn in Minister of Higher Education and Training Naledi Pandor says “grand ambitions” set out in the National Development Plan would require a lot of work and commitment in order to be fulfilled.

Navigating a world of people can be more challenging that climbing the most treacherous of mountains! Cindy Glass, Director and Co-founder of Step Up Education Centres says “As people, we are governed by emotions

The Department of Education in Mpumalanga has received the biggest portion of the provincial budget with over R20.97 million, which equates to 43.6% of the total provincial budget for the 2018/19 financial year.

There’s a great deal of comfort to be had in the idea that success at university is primarily or exclusively the result of a student’s hard work. All that’s needed is for students to do their best and fairness will prevail. Students who don’t apply themselves will fail. End of story.

A compelling event discussing the future of legal education took place last week. Hosted by Monash South Africa and The Law Society of South Africa.

With the academic year now in full swing, many prospective students who missed out on a space at their chosen institution, or those who considered furthering their studies but left it too late, mistakenly think that their chance will only come around again next year.

The Southern Highveld Community Development Trust (SHCDT), sponsored by Graceland Hotel Casino and Country Club, recently donated a new school hall to KI Twala Secondary School in eMbalenhle, valued at R1.5 million.

During his 2018 national budget speech on 21 February, former Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba announced that the government would invest R57 billion in free tertiary education.

When fear is present it stops us from learning and growing. So what can we do to move beyond a place of fear?

The business educational development of Northern Nigeria took a new turn at the weekend when the renowned businessman, Aliko DANGOTE donated a N1.2 billion ultra-modern business school edifice to the Bayero University, Kano, (BUK), first of such in the northern part of the country. 

Senior high school learners from Grade 9 to 12 should not only spend energy on mastering their academic work, but also on mastering those study habits that will set them up for a lifetime of effective learning - from when they hit varsity to when they enter the workplace, an expert says.

 

South African Sign Language (SASL) has officially been recognised as a home language in the curriculum as one of the examinable subjects for the National Senior Certificate.

The Department of Higher Education (DHET) and Minister, Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize hosted a two-day Conference, on the TVET College Student Support Services in East London.

The cohort of young academics conducting creative economy research is expanding thanks to the South African Cultural Observatory’s (SACO) successful scholarship and bursary scheme which has supported a total of 16 young scholars since 2015.

South Africa’s just-ousted Minister of Finance committed another <a href="http://www.treasury.gov.za/documents/national%20budget/2018/speech/speec...">R57 billion</a> to higher education and training over the next three years

False Bay TVET College signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Social Development, to increase the number of student placement opportunities and bolster further and higher learning opportunities for unemployed youth.

When the late Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko published his seminal book, “I write what I like”, in 1978 it wasn’t about individual self-expression or even self-indulgence.

A PDBA for undergraduates and MPhil in International Business to meet industry growing demands.

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