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Ushering in a new era at Vaal University of Technology

The Vaal University of Technology (VUT) celebrated change and welcomed in a new era of leadership with the inauguration of the newly appointed Chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi and Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Gordon Zide on 12 August. On this day at the Vanderbijlpark Campus, a new moment was recorded in the history books of the […]

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UCT launches GSB Solution Space in Philippi Village

On 24 July 2017, the University of Cape Town (UCT), for the first time in its 179-year history, established an official and permanent educational space in a Cape Town community with the opening of the GSB Solution Space in Philippi Village. Backed by the university’s Graduate School of Business (GSB) and the Bertha Centre for […]

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Empathy, economic growth and redistribution key to overcoming racial tensions

The most obvious factor stoking racial tension in South Africa is structural socio-economic inequality, which is heavily, though not exclusively, influenced by race. This is according to Dr Gavin Andersson, a prominent scholar in the field of race relations. Andersson, a former trade unionist and Managing Director of local NGO the Seriti Institute, was responding […]

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Transformation in higher education institutions commended

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says the latest statistics, showing that more than two-thirds of students studying at the country’s higher education institutions are black Africans, is a cause for celebration. “It is very pleasing that despite our country’s difficult past, as well as the many challenges that continue to affect South Africa’s […]

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Prof Marwala new UJ Vice-Chancellor

The Council of the University of Johannesburg (UJ) has announced the appointment of Professor Tshilidzi Marwala as the University’s second Vice-Chancellor and Principal. Prof Marwala’s appointment followed a rigorous and extensive selection process, as required by the University statute and the University’s rules for the appointment of the Vice-Chancellor.   Prof Marwala, who is currently […]

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Buzz 4 Eve launch for women entrepreneurs in townships

  Rhiza Babuyile is launching a Female Entrepreneurship Programme (FEP), Buzz 4 Eve for women entrepreneurs in townships on June 29, 2017 to increase their income, decrease vulnerability of entrepreneurs and their families as most women who depend financially on men are often abused or enter into prostitution, to increase financial and business knowledge, to […]

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VUT welcomes new VC

Vaal University of Technology has announced the appointment of renowned academic and social scientist, Professor Gordon Ndodomzi Zide, as Vice-Chancellor and Principal. In an statement, the education institutution said Prof Zide is an esteemed social transformation scholar who is respected in academia worldwide. He brings with him a wealth of experience and an academic career […]

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Why SA’s youth need to pursue specialised skills

In today’s fast-changing and technology-driven world of work, the skills and expertise required of employees, at every level, are in themselves becoming fluid and ever-changing, that’s according to Barloworld Logistics. The company says where job titles and roles were once fixed and specific, many are no longer relevant and fail to describe the tasks being […]

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Education first step to radical economic transformation

Communications Deputy Minister Thandi Mahambehlala says educating young people is the first step for the country to achieve radical economic transformation. The Deputy Minister said this when addressing a youth imbizo at the Old Cross Roads township, near the Cape Town International Airport, on Sunday. The event, which was part of the national Imbizo Week […]

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Historically disadvantaged universities get R2.5b funding

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has announced major new investment in university infrastructure, which will see government spending R7 billion on a range of projects countrywide. Making the announcement on Wednesday, Minister Nzimande said the investment will be spent over the next two years on new student housing, laboratories, communications technology, and other […]

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