What to do if your parents don’t agree with your study choice
Many Matrics considering their study options for next year are finding themselves in the difficult position of being at odds with their parents or guardians about their preferred direction. While this conundrum has always been around, it is even more pronounced today, given that there are a myriad qualifications... Read more
Breaking ground in the field of Food Security
Dr Joyce Chitja, a lecturer in the African Centre for Food Security at UKZN, has been selected as a “Wonder Women in Science” in 2018. To commemorate National Science Week and National Women’s Month, the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science is honouring its female scientists through a Wonder Women in Science campaign.... Read more
mGenAfrica: sparking interest in careers in genomics
Making learning fun is the aim of a new internet-based platform and mobile app designed to encourage interest and excitement about career possibilities in genomics and other life sciences among high school learners. The platform, mGenAfrica, was launched at the University of Cape Town (UCT) on Saturday, 18 August.... Read more
Popular workplace myths: Men vs women
A case study published by Harvard Business School argues that there are quite a number of things people get wrong about men and women in the work place. The case study looks at the popular myths that have been said about men and women in the past years. Some... Read more
SA promotes participation of girls in STEM career fields
The TechnoGirl programme is at the frontline of a process that will contribute towards women participating meaningfully in the mainstream economy in careers that are predominantly dominated by men, says Department of Women Deputy Director-General, Annette Griessel. Addressing the TechnoGirl partnership launch, Griessel said the programme plays a critical... Read more
UNISA and DST promote STEMI as a career
UNISA in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology hosted the 2018 National Science Week on the 30 July to the 4 August. The event which was attended by over 120 international delegates aims to promote science, engineering and technology as tools to economic freedom. This way the... Read more
SA’s science on the up
It might not always seem that way, but South African science is actually doing very well especially in terms of the number of scientific papers and international collaborations. This one of the major findings of a recent report at Stellenbosch University (SU). “Our report shows that South Africa’s performance... Read more
Epic opportunities at Job Expo
This year’s Epic Job Expo was the largest of its kind held at the University of Cape Town (UCT), combining five expos into one and giving students a unique opportunity to meet multiple possible future employers on a single day. Organised by UCT’s Careers Service and held on Wednesday,... Read more
Continuation of career guidance project is crucial – project team
The social impact project “Overcoming Career Circumscription and Compromise” – which offered career guidance to Grade 9 learners in communities with little to no resources – is so crucial that efforts must be redoubled to ensure the project’s continuation. This was the conclusion of the team and funder responsible... Read more
Accountants equipped with skills needed in a digitally disruptive world
The greatest challenge that the accounting and auditing profession faces today is investing in the education and training that is needed to keep up with the change of pace in the environment. Advances in technology and digitization has led to the industry requiring a different set of skills than... Read more