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The 2023 academic year has officially kicked off, and 2024 applications will soon be opening. It's crucial to take note of the various dates issued by South Africa's universities so that you don't miss the deadlines to send in your applications. 


It has been more than a decade since South Africa first encountered rolling blackouts. Loadshedding has been a heavy burden on various institutions that rely on electricity on a daily basis, and universities are among those whose pockets have been affected.

 


Ongoing student protests have spread from institutions in the Western Cape, and have plagued other places of tertiary education across the country. The protests are similarly related to the financial/academic exclusions implemented by universities. 


The recent release of OpenAI's ChatGPT has taken the world by storm, raising questions about its impact and implications across various industries. One sector that urgently needs to consider questions around the opportunities and challenges surrounding ChatGPT in particular, but artificial intelligence in general, is higher education.


Careers Portal had the pleasure of catching up with founder of DigsConnect, Alexandria Procter. She shared her top 5 tips for entrepreneurs who need a little push to get started. 


The costs associated with university is a complex challenge and previously sparked protests around South Africa. One university has proposed an increase to the registration fees which has been met with student protests.

 

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