Shoprite Holdings bursary funding future retail managers
The Shoprite Holdings bursary aims at attracting and funding future Trainee Retail Managers who want to follow an exciting management career at the largest retailer in Africa. The funding is a steppingstone into the company and guarantees candidate’s employment upon the successful completion of their course. After undergoing a rigorous selection... Read more
NSFAS officially opens applications for 2021
Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, on Monday officially opened the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) 2021 application cycle. This year, the NSFAS application cycle will run for a period of four months starting from Monday, 3 August until the closing date of 30 November... Read more
UP’s TuksNovation incubator helps launch remote-learning platform  tailored for Africa
The University of Pretoria (UP) has seen another edtech start-up emerge out of its TuksNovation programme, the institution’s high-tech incubator and accelerator. Wingu Academy is a remote-learning platform that offers educational support to schools, tutoring centres and homeschoolers all over Africa, with live classes and tutorials, interactive online content... Read more
Maties #Train4Fees campaign goes into extra time
#Train4Fees 2.0 R732,137 has been raised Donor commits to doubling all funds raised Enquiries: Hans Scriba 072 631 2875 Other photos available Stellenbosch University’s #Train4Fees campaign, that aims to help student athletes who have lost financial backing due to the impact of COVID-19, is going into extra time. Launched on... Read more
UP professor leads process to adopt new UN standards on peaceful assemblies
The United Nations Human Rights Committee last week adopted comprehensive standards on the way in which States should deal with peaceful assemblies. These guidelines are authoritative for the 173 States in the world that have ratified the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The 18-member committee of international experts... Read more
Free training will make educators digitally literate for 21st century learning
With the realisation that two-thirds of the world’s children will work in jobs that currently don’t exist, higher education institution MANCOSA is preparing teachers for 21st century learning. Shamon Lortan, the Work Integrated Learning Manager at MANCOSA’s School of Education, says unless children are taught abilities such as problem-solving skills,... Read more
Chess star making all the right moves ahead of online Olympiad
Madibaz student Charlize van Zyl will use the time left ahead of South Africa’s entry into the Online Chess Olympiad to fine-tune her preparations for the competition in August. This tournament has been set up after the actual Chess Olympiad, scheduled for Russia next month, was postponed to 2021... Read more
SU renewable energy research to benefit from large British funding project
will allow the Centre to identify and engage talented early career African academics …help to establish a multidisciplinary African community of collaborators around renewable energy The African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Energy at Stellenbosch University (SU) is to benefit from large financial awards from... Read more
Third phase of free training draws educators to focus on teaching remotely
There has been remarkable response to the first two phases of free training being offered to educators to upskill them in teaching remotely with confidence during the lockdown. Now a third phase is ready to be rolled out. Many educators are challenged by a new reality of remote learning... Read more
ASAQS webinars a rewarding success, says EduTech director
EduTech, the educational arm of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS), has been offering free webinars since May and will continue to do so for the rest of the year. Karl Trusler, Director of EduTech, says the webinars are widely attended, and the value offering has challenged... Read more

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