Be employable with these in demand trades
Millwrights, toolmakers and boilermakers are among the most in demand trades. This is according to a list compiled by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) in collaboration with Swiss-South African Cooperation Initiative. The list of in demand trades was compiled to raise awareness of the available career... Read more
Stanford launches opportunities to empower southern African entrepreneurs
Stanford Graduate School of Business  (Stanford GSB) today announced a USD $3 million, three-year partnership with De Beers Group to empower young, budding entrepreneurs and owners of established businesses in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa through two new educational programs launching in 2018. Stanford is expanding two of its... Read more
Improve your skills with Coursera
Imagine the opportunity to learn a new skill within four to six weeks at the low price of less than R1,500 taught by top instructors from the world’s best universities and educational institutions. I kid you not.  That’s what is on offer at Coursera , an innovative online course... Read more
Work friends, yay or nay?
Those who have work friends or a “best friend at work” are more likely to be happier and healthier, making them seven times more likely to be engaged in their job says leading business journal Harvard Business Review (HBR). In its latest edition which features “Having Work Friends Can... Read more
Free grammar check service: A must-have
With a following of close to seven million, the automated proofreader, Grammarly , provides most-needed grammatical support to writers across the world. Language and prose that is easy to understand is key to building a career, improving grades at university or school, as Barbara Kingsolver writes: “A career is... Read more
Clinical training of foreign-trained students at SA medical schools under pressure
The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) says that there is no moratorium on foreign-trained medical students undergoing their clinical training at local universities. However, South Africa’s eight medical schools are experiencing capacity constraints and this could lead to some students, who studied abroad, not being able to... Read more
Change your future study maths, science
Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has encouraged learners to change South Africa’s future by pursuing mathematics and science. The Minister was addressing learners at the launch of the 2017 National Science Week (NSW) at the newly renamed Nelson Mandela University, in the Eastern Cape. Hosted at the institution’s... Read more
New degrees at UL for agriculture, environmental sciences
The University of Limpopo (UL), a leader in agriculture and water and sanitation innovation, recently added two new specialised degrees under- and post-graduate programmes to its School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. The new degrees are designed to prepare students to respond to meet climate change’s dynamic demands and... Read more
Khetha Career Guidance
Learners can make informed career and study choices with the help of the Department of Higher Education and Training operates Khetha career development service. This multi-channel platform provides free access to career information, advice and guidance through telephone, SMS, social media, face-to-face and outreaches to schools among others. Over... Read more
4 top tips for the job hunter
Finding a job can be a tedious exercise. It can also involve a fair amount of rejection. So job hunters often appreciate any help they can get when it comes to setting themselves apart from other applicants. Be resume-ready Your resume should be updated and tailored for every position... Read more