SA students name their ideal employers
The Most Attractive Employer rankings for 2017, as conducted by branding firm Universum have been released. The students have spoken, and the most attractive South African employers include KPMG, DHET, Webber Wentzel Attorneys, CSIR, Google and Department of Health. The rankings are based on a survey of 46,981 students... Read more
Architecture, engineering, ICT leads top paying sectors in South Africa
Career Junction has released its latest salary review, detailing the top paying sectors in South Africa. The findings are based on actual salary offerings for intermediate and senior level candidates, which were posted on CareerJunction from October 2016 to March 2017. One of the highest paying sectors in South... Read more
Employers use social networks to screen candidates
“If you won’t put something on a billboard along a busy road for everyone to see, you should definitely not put it on social media”. This is advice from local social media law specialist Emma Sadleir regarding social media posting. A statement proven true when one considers that content on... Read more
Intellectual Property: Protect your idea says VUT
“If you are under 30, I am so jealous of you. The world is open for you and it is there for the taking”. These were the words shared by VUT’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Academic and Research, Professor Kuzvinetsa Dzvimbo at the VUT Science and Technology Park (SGSTP) on 30... Read more
Course in minimal access gynaecological surgery in full swing
Launched in April 2016, the new MPhil degree in Minimal Access Gynaecological Surgery (MAGS) is in full swing. And, according to programme coordinator Dr Viju Thomas, the first fellow is making great progress. This innovative programme is offered by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Stellenbosch University’s Faculty... Read more
Mining sector employs less people; manganese workers highest earners
The South African Chamber of Mines has released its annual fact book, reporting on the performance of the mining sector in 2016, as well as mine workers salaries. It employed 7.9% of all private sector labour (-4.5% on 2015) and nearly 6% of all people employed in South Africa (5%... Read more
Orientation programme empowers interns
“Put theory into practice, as we want to equip you with skills,” said the director of human resources at Univen, Tshililo Manenzhe. Speaking at the recent interns-orientation programme, Manenzhe said internships offer graduates an opportunity to enter the workplace. “It offers practical experience. Be marketable and have personal objectives... Read more
How to become a social impact filmmaker?
Lina Srivaskava, a social innovation strategist from the United States, visited VUT on 8 June to speak to interested students about filmmaking and photography and how they can be used to highlight social issues. She spoke about different projects run worldwide to do so which includes the works of... Read more
‘Build a career – not just a job’
It’s not often that she has the opportunity to speak to black students at UCT, said Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, so given the chance to mingle with UCT’s Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) cohort on 22 May, she took the opportunity to impart some golden career advice to the aspiring academics. UCT’s... Read more