Scholarships open in Brazil
Brazil invites students to apply for a scholarship through their exchange program for undergraduate students. This program is provided to selective developing countries which include South Africa. Brazilian government also offers 100 scholarships at the doctorate level for students in these selected developing countries to go and study in... Read more
Labour broker ruling forces a change in employment strategies
The recent Constitutional Court ruling in which someone automatically becomes a permanent employee after three months, forces a rethink of hiring practices in South Africa.  The idea of hiring a person after three months’ probation may no longer be a best practice.  This opinion does not want to focus... Read more
UNISA and DST promote STEMI as a career
UNISA in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology hosted the 2018 National Science Week on the 30 July to the 4 August. The event which was attended by over 120 international delegates aims to promote science, engineering and technology as tools to economic freedom. This way the... Read more
Waterberg summit aims to get youth employed
Education stakeholders in Limpopo’s Waterberg District have been urged to drive youth towards employment opportunities that are prevalent in the district. Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister, Buti Manamela, on Monday addressed the Waterberg District Education Summit in Mokopane, Limpopo, where he called for targeted campaigns to open up... Read more
SA’s science on the up
It might not always seem that way, but South African science is actually doing very well especially in terms of the number of scientific papers and international collaborations. This one of the major findings of a recent report at Stellenbosch University (SU). “Our report shows that South Africa’s performance... Read more
Epic opportunities at Job Expo
This year’s Epic Job Expo was the largest of its kind held at the University of Cape Town (UCT), combining five expos into one and giving students a unique opportunity to meet multiple possible future employers on a single day. Organised by UCT’s Careers Service and held on Wednesday,... Read more
Rhodes Student leaders to be invited to hearings
The decision was taken in light of the need to hear all voices on the quality of action by law-enforcement agencies in dealing with gender-based violence complaints The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Mr Francois Beukman, said that Rhodes University student leaders will be invited to attend... Read more
Young people urged to be agents of change
Young people have been urged to rise up and defend South Africa’s democracy, while also effecting change in their communities. “We, as the youth, need to rise up and defend democracy. We have a purpose to fulfil. We must decolonise our State, minds and live up to the democracy... Read more
Enabling youth to power the digital economy
Hundreds descended upon Wits to hear the legendary Jack Ma, Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group, address entrepreneurs, students and policy makers. Wits University was selected as the site of the important event, Netrepreneurs: The Rise of Africa’s Digital Lions, organised by Alibaba and the United Nations Conference on Trade and... Read more
Reitz: the road to reconciliation nearly a decade later
People who work to reconcile communities, to bring about change and transformation, need to do more than get people to sit and talk. They need to go on and make something work afterwards, said the former UFS Dean of Student Affairs Dr Rudi Buys. Dr Buys launched his book,... Read more