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Three new SA Research Chairs awarded

Three new South African research chairs have been awarded in a United Kingdom-South Africa initiative that will foster research and academic cooperation between the two countries and strengthen their research and innovation capacities. At the British Council’s annual Going Global

Posted in Independant Thinking, July 2016

National Skills Fund and Denel partner to train Artisans

Financial aid from the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) through the National Skills Fund (NSF) continues to support Denel’s efforts to train artisans for South Africa’s defence, aerospace and engineering sectors. The DHET, together with other departments in

Posted in Independent Thinking, July 2016

Today’s students understand the message of 1976

Studying hard at transforming South Africa’s universities and colleges, the students of today understand the message of the generation of the era of the Soweto riots. History, a German philosopher once remarked, repeats itself – first as tragedy, second as

Posted in Independent Thinking, July 2016

Changing the demographics of the accountancy profession

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), South Africa’s preeminent accountancy body, is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading accounting institutes. The institute provides a wide range of support services to more than 40 000 members who

Posted in Independent Thinking, July 2016

Minister visits USA and Canada to forge partnerships

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande undertook official working visits to the United States of America and Canada recently to consolidate and forge new institutional partnerships to support the University Development Capacity Programme (UCDP), for strengthening the capacity of

Posted in Independent Thinking, July 2016

Accounting for the employability of youth

When the company that receptionist Belinda Mokoena worked for closed its doors in 2010, she felt she had let her family down. Despite working hard to achieve a good set of matric results and a Financial Management N6 qualification, she

Posted in Independent Thinking, July 2016

Be the best you can be

Make the right choice-and decide your future   Career choice is a powerful decision and every school  learner, school leaver, student, unemployed and employed person has to make informed career decisions throughout their lives. Choosing a career requires identifying the

Posted in Independent Thinking, July 2016

Distance learning options for artisans

Due to increased access to the internet and improving bandwidth speeds, distance learning opportunities are on the rise. “This option is especially attractive to individuals who are employed full-time, have demanding family priorities, and are geographically limited,” says Marian Theron,

Posted in Independent Thinking, July 2016