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Top nursing students to take part in national WorldSkills competition
Four young and ambitious nursing students from across South Africa have been selected to take part in the WorldSkills South Africa national competition, in the Health and Social Care skill category, later this year. They will be vying for the chance to represent South Africa at the 46th International... Read more
Hospitality graduates in high demand outside of traditional roles
Corporate sector companies are increasingly appointing Hospitality Management graduates to senior positions outside of their traditional roles, particularly due to their ability to interface effectively with the public and handle diverse crises, an education expert says. “In the wake of the pandemic and lockdown measures, the hospitality and service... Read more
CHIETA launches skills development programme for retrenched workers
CHIETA, the chemical industries SETA, in partnership with Options in Personnel recruitment and development agency, has launched a Retrenched Workers Support Programme that is equipping retrenched workers to find formal employment or become entrepreneurs. The launch was marked with the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on 1... Read more
BET software welcomes nine DUT graduates into their graduate programme
Nine graduates from the Durban University of Technology (DUT) kick started their careers with BET Software in Umhlanga, Durban, on 1 February 2022. These graduates will spend a year as part of BET Software’s Graduate Programme which is paid work experience, where they will learn about all aspects of the... Read more
MANCOSA launches Centre for Innovation for holistic education
MANCOSA has launched a Centre for Innovation (CFI) through which it will pursue projects that enhance value to students and help build the institution’s competitive positioning. The CFI is the start of building a culture of creativity and innovation within MANCOSA in order to meet the evolving needs of... Read more
SACAP announces 2022 subsidy for Bachelor of Social Work Degree
Poverty and unemployment, gangsterism and high crime, gender-based violence as well as domestic and substance abuse are all rife in communities across South Africa. These long-standing issues have been worsened by more than two years of the global COVID-19 pandemic.  The country’s socio-economic recovery requires multi-pronged and multi-level strategies... Read more
Chipping away at SA’s work crisis, one learner at a time
In 2021, South Africa’s unemployment rate reached a record-high: ranking South Africa’s number of unemployed the highest in the world. Last week, in his SONA 2022 address, President Cyril Ramaphosa stated that, despite “extraordinary” measures, “government does not create jobs. Business creates jobs.” Along with announcements including the extension... Read more
Great resignation: South Africans look for work abroad
The global ‘great resignation’ trend has emerged in South Africa, prompting local professionals to rethink their career options and consider emigrating abroad. As the go-to industry for those looking to work overseas, teaching English as a foreign language has opened doors for overworked employees seeking a more balanced lifestyle.... Read more
Local entrepreneurs get support
Fifty young business owners attended a Social Entrepreneurship workshop on small business building and sustainability held at the Bridal Community Hall. This programme, funded by Boikanyo Solar, is part of a broader and ongoing Enterprise Development initiative to aid small business owners. The aim of the programme is to... Read more
Social studies cheat sheet: Five tips to own your first year
Even the biggest go-getters might find going to university daunting, especially when moving away from home for the first time. It’s a milestone that comes with great freedom as a young adult, but it’s also a time when many students find themselves homesick or missing the support structures they... Read more

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