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Empowering deaf youth for a future of employment and success:
As this year draws to a close, the 2023 cohort of eight from the iSchoolAfrica Deaf Developers Programme has graduated. This programme emerges as a pioneering effort, inviting businesses to embark on a journey that not only addresses the pressing need for tech talent but also aims to create... Read more
Dos and don’ts for graduates negotiating a starting salary
Those looking for work after graduating from university seldom possess the experience companies desire and may feel they have little power to negotiate a better-starting salary. “While it’s true that having a degree, like an MBA, does not mean they will automatically be paid more, graduates are not without... Read more
Gaye’s legacy of service, mentorship and excellence
A giant of the industry, Prof. Gaye le Roux (85) an ASAQS Life Member, has recently stepped out of the Eastern Cape Chapter Committee of the ASAQS after almost five decades with the association. “After 49 years as a Chapter Committee member – from 1974 to earlier this year... Read more
MANCOSA alumni set to showcase his talent at Harvard
Rorschach Innovation Services, a company headed up by MANCOSA alumni Niall Naidoo, has won the recently held pan-African Honoris at Harvard Entrepreneurship Competition. Naidoo will be jetting off to Harvard University in the USA on 22 March to participate in the Africa Business Conference 2023. The Honoris at Harvard... Read more
Skip winter by teaching abroad
South Africans, like our houses, are not built for winter. Between waking up in the dark, and constantly avoiding coworkers coughing in the office, many locals will be looking to escape to sunnier shores, without breaking the bank.  As the world’s go-to option for working abroad, Teaching English as... Read more
How to implement strategies that benefit both communities and University students
Community Engagement should form a vital component of any successful and responsible higher education provider, not only because it is a moral imperative, but also because it is one of three key pillars of higher education alongside Teaching & Learning and Research. However, this important pillar is often an... Read more
Youth offered a space to kick off their careers
Internship programmes, which align with Government’s National Development Plan (NDP), encourage all sectors of the economy to develop youth. One such initiative, Globeleq South Africa’s internship programme, which incorporates the Northern Cape’s Droogfontein Solar Power, launched some eight years ago and has already prepared over 90 young graduates who... Read more
South Africa needs to challenge its contemporary view of education
Since the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in 2015 and its subsequent rise in prominence, the global view of education has been challenged to the extent that education systems need to be adaptable, or they will face becoming irrelevant. “The current view of education is changing at a... Read more
Social workers need better support
Unmanageable workloads, poor recognition, inadequate supervision and too much stress are just some of the things that make social workers in South Africa quit their jobs. Unsurprisingly, the turnover rate remains high despite the implementation of the Recruitment and Retention Strategy for Social Workers in 2009. “Frontline social workers... Read more
SA’s women academics burnt out when working from home
Working from home became a nightmare for many of South Africa’s women academics during the first six months of the Covid-19 pandemic-enforced lockdown in 2020. Increased workloads, domestic pressures, and inadequate workspaces turned the home into a more stressful place and left them feeling burnt out. This is according... Read more

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