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What parents need to know before buying back-to-school goods

As schools are set to re-open for the 2021 academic year, the Competition Commission urges institutions and parents to observe the circular on "Procurement of School Uniform and other Learning-Related Goods and Services"...

14 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Evolution of workforce skills demand - what the future holds

When reflecting on the fourth industrial revolution, a number of things immediately spring to mind - for example, IoT, AI, and robots. Regrettably, little attention is given to individual employees and workers in this emerging industrial world, unless one is discussing the concerns related to potential job losses...

By Lyndy van den Barselaar 14 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: 3 online high school trends gaining traction this year

With the growth of online schools, access to international curricula is not only in higher demand, but is becoming increasingly easier to access...

By Rebecca Pretorius 3 days ago

Take control while you wait for your matric results

As the matric class of 2020 await their results following a most tumultuous year, many still don't have a clear idea about what their future in general, or this year in particular, will hold...

13 Jan 2021

Matric marking will be completed on time, department says

The Department of Basic Education believes that it is still on track to wrap up the marking of matric papers before the end of the month...

12 Jan 2021

SA Mathematics Olympiad open for entries

As schools prepare to commence the 2021 academic year later this month, mathematics teachers will have an opportunity to register their learners for the annual Old Mutual South African Mathematics Olympiad (SAMO).

12 Jan 2021

What are SA's most in-demand jobs for the next decade?

Unemployment in South Africa remains an alarming issue. The country has among the highest youth unemployment rates globally with 58% of 15-24-year-olds not working. To add to the challenge, we are facing the rapidly changing skill set that is required by businesses...

By Jake Willis 11 Jan 2021

How to fund your 2021 journey through higher education

"Education is a powerful tool that helps to advance societies, driving innovation and birthing new industries that boost economies," says Leana de Beer, CEO of Feenix. But for many young South Africans, tertiary education is restricted - often seen to be expensive or out of reach for those who can't get funding through NSFAS, bursaries or student loans...

11 Jan 2021

Final call for applications: Cape Skills and Employment Accelerator

The Cape Skills and Employment Accelerator project is focused on creating employment opportunities for youth and women in the clothing and textile industry in Cape Town over the next three years...

11 Jan 2021

Safari company launches innovative training programme in East Africa

Asilia Africa has launched a new training programme in East Africa to help upskill young Kenyans and Tanzanians. The programme launches with help from US$100,000 grant from the Danish Investment Fund for Developing Countries...

8 Jan 2021

Why SA is well-equipped to compete in the global knowledge economy, especially the education space

South Africa has unique challenges in the education space. We spend a vast amount of money on both basic and higher education, yet our results are still very poor...

By Glenn Gillis 8 Jan 2021

8 reasons to book now for #BizTrends2021 online

Here's a sneak preview of what you can expect from BizTrends2021 - Towards New Norths & New Narratives on Thursday, 28 January 2021. We invite you to join us as trend 'rockstars' point to new 'north stars'...

Issued by 7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Re-thinking our approach to providing student housing in 2021

During the last year, South African students faced some of their greatest challenges yet. On top of the usual academic pressure and issues of affordability, many were forced to leave their on-campus accommodation...

By John Schooling 7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Reinvent, redirect, discard and restore

2020 was the year never to be repeated. Or was it? GetSmarter surveyed the future of work, and the unfortunate refrain that keeps repeating is that in 2021 we can expect more of the same...

By Ann-Mari Höfinger 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: 10 e-learning trends that enhance workforce performance

Thanks to the advancements in modern-day technology, it was possible for organisations to react quickly to the major disruptions presented in 2020. However, many were stuck having to MacGyver their way into the digital learning space...

By Michael Hanly 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Finding solutions to the complexities of 21st century youth unemployment

There are many factors affecting the global youth unemployment crisis. Tackling the situation starts with offering equal access to quality education...

By Gabriel Hamuy 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Addressing educational issues and making improvements in 2021

In 2020, the education sector came under major scrutiny in what can best be described as 'the most turbulent year yet'...

By Malcolm Mooi 6 Jan 2021

Why women mentoring women is critical for empowering underprivileged girls in Africa

The well-known Africa proverb goes, "If you educate a man, you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate a nation." This is further substantiated by the fact that...

By Regina Honu 5 Jan 2021

Africa Teen Geeks launches free coding and robotics holiday programme for kids

In partnership with Apodytes and Unicef South Africa, Africa Teen Geeks is running a free holiday coding and robotics classes from 4 to 22 January 2021. Classes will be conducted virtually in Zoom, the Ms Zora platform and YouTube...

Issued by Africa Teen Geeks 4 Jan 2021

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