UKZN’s Medical Degree receives full accreditation for a further 5 years
The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) recently assessed UKZN’s undergraduate medical degree and recommended full accreditation for the next 5 years. The College of Health Sciences had many reasons to celebrate as Council listed numerous commendations showcasing not only its exceptional medical programme but also its excellent... Read more
Japan opens scholarships for 2019
Japan has opened its doors to foreign students from around the globe to apply at any Japanese University and study under the Japanese Government Scholarship program in 2019 The scholar is open to research, undergraduate, specialized training college and teacher training college. Degree Level Research students (Master’s, Doctoral, or... Read more
Expose graduates to the workplace, business urged
Deputy President David Mabuza has called on more business leaders to make it their business to adequately skill young people at educational institutions and at the work place through internships. Speaking at the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) Summit in Kempton Park this past Thursday, the Deputy President applauded South... Read more
UCT Careers Service celebrates 50 years
UCT’s Careers Service (CS) started out in 1968 in a small wooden building next to the geology department, where the Leslie Social Science building is found today. A memo to the university community stated that the first careers office would be established on campus and the head, Niels Lindhard,... Read more
Tips for a successful management-level job interview
While all interviews can seem overwhelming and intimidating, interviewing for a management-level job is usually quite different from the usual job interview that most of us have experienced. Workplace solutions provider ManpowerGroup South Africa’s managing director, Lyndy van den Barselaar, shares her thoughts on how to properly prepare for... Read more
Korea offers study opportunity for 2018
Korea has opened its doors for South African scientists. The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology is offering South African students a scholarship to study towards a postgraduate qualification of which the Department of Higher Education and Training will be responsible for the nominations of qualifying candidates from... Read more
Company culture: Friend or foe
According to recent Harvard Business Review article, Harvey University authors of Professional Transitions Allan Church and Jay Conger say that many talented individuals stumble in a new company because they fail to read its culture. The writing team say that new employees tend to focus on the job and... Read more
Request for nominations for the Abe Bailey Travel Bursary 2018
The Registrar of the University of Pretoria is awaiting nominations from suitable senior students as well as members of staff of lecturer status (25 years or younger) for the above-mentioned travel bursary. The focus of the Abe Bailey Trust is leadership development and the Trustees wish the bursaries to... Read more
Over 680 000 employed in tourism sector
The tourism sector employed 686 596 persons in 2016, Statistician-General Risenga Maluleke said on Monday. This, according to Maluleke, is an increase of 2.7% percent or 17 945 employees compared to 2015. According to Stats SA, the tourism sector share of total employment increased from 4.2% in 2015 to 4.4% in... Read more
UCT Careers Services co-organisers of global summit
How do higher-education institutions ensure best practice when delivering careers services to tomorrow’s students and employers, while keeping up with the ever-changing world of work? These and many other questions were posed at the Global Careers Service Summit in the UK where 100 careers service leaders from 14 countries representing five... Read more