Over 600 000 students use HealthCheck assessment tool
Over 600 000 screenings have been done across the post-school education and training (PSET) system since the launch of HealthCheck last month. HealthCheck is a risk assessment tool used by students and staff entering campuses to self-check their body temperature daily. Based on the answers entered on the platform,... Read more
Distance education – joyful educational advancement
By Professor Zaheer Hamid, Academic Director at MANCOSA private higher education institution Distance education popularly known as correspondence education in the 1980’s was commonly understood as an individual learning from home using printed study materials.  Perhaps a bland and uninspiring learning journey, however many a person pursued this form... Read more
Madibaz rugby graduate tells of victory over adversity
Humble Madibaz rugby prop Tembelihle Yase has demonstrated how hard work and a strong support base helped him achieve his aims after a period of great uncertainty when his varsity funding dried up. The 25-year-old Nelson Mandela University graduate, who is doing his master’s in marketing, feared his varsity... Read more
HENLEY Business School Africa is the MBA best business school in SA
HENLEY Business School Africa is the MBA best business school in South Africa – for a third year running, according to the PMR Awards which today announced that it had awarded the school its , highest award, the diamond arrow, again for 2020. “We are absolutely over the moon... Read more
Local Musician Graduates with a BCom Degree
Graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Economics and Marketing majors is a step in the right direction for Estcourt-born songwriter, guitarist and YouTuber, Ms Angel Mazibuko. While the love of music was ignited by her parents at an early age, she felt it was important to pursue... Read more
Microbiology PhD Graduate Examines Risks Arising from Pit Latrines
Dr Lorika Beukes, a principal microscopy technician at UKZN’s Microscopy and Microanalysis Unit (MMU), has received her PhD in Microbiology for her investigation of the presence of antibiotic resistant bacteria present in pit latrine faecal sludge and the presence of bacterial contamination on household surfaces after manual pit latrine... Read more
Newly remote: Develop your soft skills to boost your career
Working from home has brought into sharp focus the importance of soft skills and global competencies – and are allowing those employees who were previously overlooked in the office environment to shine, an education expert says. “Until recently, soft skills had to be content with a nod, while applause... Read more
Online academy to provide skills for youth
A life-skills academy, dedicated to inspiring young minds, has launched an online platform to provide South African teenagers and young adults with the vital skills required to build successful and fulfilling careers and enhance their quality of life. The brainchild of Pride Factor MD Dene Botha recently honoured as... Read more
Researcher receives doctorate in cheese-making
Farmers with a few cows and the necessary space available could for around R24 000 start their own artisan cheesemaking business. So says Dr Faith Nyamakwere of the Department of Animal Sciences at Stellenbosch University (SU). She recently received her PhD in Animal Sciences in the SU Faculty of AgriSciences... Read more
Educational institutions embrace new digital reality
Robert Speed, Vice President for Middle East and Africa at Blackboard Adopting a suitable and robust online learning strategy is key to maintaining academic continuity for institutions of higher learning. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound and indelible effect on all aspects of society, sweeping in disruptive... Read more

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