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Hlubi Mboya-Arnold Scholarship Announced

The SAE Institute in Cape Town is South Africa’s internationally accredited tertiary institution and is proud to announce its latest scholarship opportunity for South Africans interested in learning Film Production at a state-of-the-art campus in the heart of Cape Town at the renowned Woodstock Exchange. The Hlubi Mboya Arnold Sunshine Cinema Scholarship will cover the […]

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There is racism in knowledge provision

Knowledge is not stagnant – nor is it absolute. Knowledge is ever changing and is what makes individuals or organisations transform. Now, the question at hand is: Why is it that in organisations such as institutions of higher learning, where the core business is the transferring of knowledge, is there often quite a lot of […]

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State guaranteed loans could fund varsity fees

The Heher commission has recommended that all tertiary students in South Africa be given access to State guaranteed bank loans, which they would only pay back once they start earning a certain income. The Commission of Inquiry into the feasibility of making higher education and training fee-free in South Africa has recommended that all students […]

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Tevin reaches his dream

Growing up in Merebank outside Durban, close to Engen Refinery, Tevin Richard dreamt of becoming an engineer and being able to change his world for the better. Tevin attended Merebank Secondary School where he found that “maths and science just made sense” and discovered that these subjects – in which many struggle – were fun […]

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Royal HaskoningDHV’s celebrates 10 years of Saturday Schools

Over the past month Royal HaskoningDHV has held celebrations across the country to mark 10 years of Investing in Education through their Saturday Schools programme.  It is said a nation that fails to invest in its youth fails to invest in its future. This was the motivating factor for Royal HaskoningDHV’s Saturday Schools programme in […]

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National Library of South Africa honours NWU literary giant

Eileen Pooe, the North-West University’s (NWU’s) very own literary giant and Setswana senior lecturer in the School of Languages on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Mahikeng, recently received an award in recognition of her continued writing and publishing in Setswana from the National Library of South Africa. As part of recognising and celebrating work […]

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North-West University appoints new deputy vice-chancellors

The NWU Council, during its extraordinary meeting on 17 August 2017, took a decision to appoint the two candidates indicated below, in order to fill the positions of Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching and Learning and Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Innovation for a term of five years. Prof Robert Balfour is a familiar face at the NWU. […]

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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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