Perspective on Africa’s development
Nations that have excelled in innovation have benefited from substantial government investment in building a higher quality higher education system and training young minds in science, technology, IT and maths (STEM) and related fields said Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of the Republic of Mauritius. Speaking at the British Council’s Going... Read more
Higher Education transformation
Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says the latest statistics, showing that more than two-thirds of students studying at the country’s higher education institutions are black Africans, is a cause for celebration. “It is very pleasing that despite our country’s difficult past, as well as the many challenges... Read more
HEAIDS campaign: seventh year and approximately half a million students tested and screened
Hundreds of students were recently tested for HIV and screened for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and Tuberculosis (TB) at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University during the promotion of the 2017 First Things First campaign. Now in its seventh year, First Things First has tested nearly 500 000 students for... Read more
Be prepared, get that job!
“What attracted you to our company?” A comprehensive and therefore impressive answer to this question requires due diligence as far as research goes. It is imperative for job-seekers to conduct a form of information gathering on their prospective employer before a job interview. The research could be browsing the... Read more
TVET college applications open for second semester
TVET college students who wish to apply for funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) have until 4 August 2017 to apply. The scheme, which is an entity of the Department of Higher Education and Training, says that only applicants who intend studying or are already studying... Read more
R2bn funds on the cards for youth
The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) aims to raise R2bn in funds for youth, through a Youth Fund and Skills Fund. With aims to raise a minimum of R1bn per fund, the Youth Fund would be raised through government and private to pledges, and used to fund youth owned... Read more
Varsity mountain bike race venue fit for connoisseurs
Participants in the second Varsity MTB Challenge can expect a connoisseur experience when Nederburg Wines host the two-day race at their estate in Paarl later this year. ASG events operations manager Darren Herbst said Nederburg’s continued involvement added much value to what they were promoting as the ultimate alumni... Read more
Nuclear medicine on the forefront of cancer research
The field of nuclear medicine in South Africa and the rest of the world are expanding rapidly due to the development of hybrid cameras and new radiopharmaceuticals. These developments have a huge impact on the diagnosis and therapy of cancer. The most advanced of these cameras, Positron emission tomography... Read more
Careers Portal highlights latest internships for 2017
Careers Portal, www.careersportal.co.za, South Africa’s largest educational opportunities website, continues to provide an important information to young adults so that they can establish successful careers. The portal, which provides information on the latest available bursaries, learnerships and internships, is frequented by more than 350,000 users each month. A free... Read more
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