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AdvTech provides new horizons for next generation of cruise line professionals
The cruise liner industry is experiencing major growth in South Africa and beyond, and with this growth comes a demand for well-equipped professionals to ensure tourists on board experience the highest level of customer satisfaction. As a result, unprecedented opportunities are arising for young professionals seeking adventure and international... Read more
MTN SA launches Made4U career portal ‘Skillsbox’ to empower job seekers
At least 7.9 million people, constituting 32.6% of the South African population, remain unemployed. Recognising the pressing need to address this challenge, MTN South Africa is taking proactive steps to uplift job seekers with the launch of its Made4U career portal, ‘Skillsbox.’ Skillsbox offers a comprehensive suite of resources,... Read more
FP&M SETA tells of successes at AGM
The Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority (FP&M SETA) celebrated its many achievements over the 2022/2023 period alongside various stakeholders from across the 13 sub-sectors that the organisation serves during its end-of-year annual general meeting (AGM) at the Midrand Convention Centre on 30 November 2023. The... Read more
Bursaries for Built Environment students
The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) will in the 2023/24 financial year award bursaries – valued at R16 million – to youth who will study towards Built Environment qualifications. Through the department’s Young Professional Programme, 79 candidates will be recruited for the 2023/24 financial year. Public Works... Read more
Scientists identify new benchmark for freezing point for water
Scientists have discovered yet another amazing aspect of the weird and wonderful behaviour of water – this time when subjected to nanoscale confinement at sub-zero temperatures. The finding that a crystalline substance can readily give up water at temperatures as low as -70 °C, published in the journal Nature today, has... Read more
Global survey results on women’s tech careers
Graduates’ business addresses skills gap
South Africa’s young graduates are struggling to find jobs. According to Statistics South Africa, the youth unemployment rate, measuring jobseekers between 15 and 24 years old, fell to a two-year low of 59.6% in the third quarter of 2022. Skills shortages are linked to the high unemployment rate because... Read more
South Africa’s sentencing legislation has not been successful in its objective to reduce the crime rate in the country; instead, the crime rate has increased, which is further driven by high levels of inequality and extreme poverty on the one hand, and greed and corruption on the other hand,... Read more
Improvement for SU in THE WUR rank
Stellenbosch University (SU) improved on three of the five performance indicators used in compiling the 2023 Times Higher Education (THE) World Universities Ranking (WUR) that was announced earlier. SU is ranked in the category 251–300 and shares the second position with Wits in South Africa. Approximately 1 800 universities... Read more
TVET students urged to contact their colleges for certificates
The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has advised Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college students to contact the colleges where they wrote their exams regarding their certificates and diplomas. Higher Education and Training Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, said the certificates for students are released to colleges... Read more

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