5 tips to landing (and thriving in) your first job after graduation
With South Africa in the grips of graduation fever, and the soon-to-be capped proudly displaying their achievement on social media, the reality of the challenges associated with one’s first job search will soon set in for many. “Transitioning from studenting to adulting can be hard and often demotivating once... Read more
Jobs and skills in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
As the digital age transforms the way in which people live, it will also have an impact on the economy and on jobs. New trades with new skills will be created and some jobs that are currently being done by humans will be replaced by automated systems. All except... Read more
Science Forum SA: Science storytelling in the spotlight
The art of storytelling – telling a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) story in a manner that ordinary citizens will understand – came to the fore on Tuesday when journalists from across Africa discussed science journalism in the fourth industrial revolution. And it was the innovative storytelling of... Read more
Use the holidays to kickstart your 2019 career change plans
The coming weeks of relative workplace quiet provide the perfect opportunity for those considering a career change to put their plan into action, before the frenzy of back-to-work in January derails their big picture plans, an expert says. “If you’ve been thinking about making a change, but never seem... Read more
iKamva National e-Skills Institute Bill a Boost for digital skills training
The National Assembly has passed the iKamva National e-Skills Institute (iNeSI) Bill. The House on Tuesday unanimously agreed to give the Bill, which is expected to be a catalyst towards addressing youth unemployment, its stamp of approval. This Bill seeks to promote the use of information, communication and technology. It... Read more
Include women, youth in nuclear science development
Efforts to use nuclear science and technology for human development must include an element on skills development for women and the youth, says Energy Deputy Minister Thembisile Majola. “Our efforts in utilising nuclear science and technology towards human development will not be successful unless we locate at its core,... Read more
Three specialised degrees empower sought-after graduates in financial services
For anyone wanting an exceptional career in the financial services sector, the African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management (AIFMRM) in the Faculty of Commerce at UCT has developed something of a reputation as the go-to place. “Financial services is an innovative and dynamic industry, and our graduates... Read more
Changing careers? Make sure you plan for it financially
Change is never easy. This is especially true when you are considering a career change – it can be a daunting task at any point of your work life. As the end of the year approaches, many professionals entertain the thought of changing jobs, roles or, lately, even changing... Read more
Dear graduate, you should take that crappy job
The reality is that the crappy, lame, I-didn’t-study-for-so-long-to-end-up-here” job is better than sitting at home waiting for your perfect job to just come along and find you (which, unless your name is Kim Kardashian, isn’t going to happen). We know that these jobs are not what you studied for,... Read more
South African students aspire to go onto university and follow traditional careers
According to new research by Cambridge International, 85% of South African students aspire to continue their studies at university once they have left a school. In addition, many still aspire to go into the more traditional, highly respected careers like medicine and dentistry (13%), engineering (13%) and psychology and... Read more