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First-ever CHE-Accredited and SAQA-Accredited Higher Certificate in Management Practice for Entrepreneurs

ISSUED BY: HENLEY BUSINESS SCHOOL It’s big picture thinking for small business or, if you like, streetwise entrepreneurship for creative businesses. This September, Henley Business School Africa and Raizcorp will be offering the first-ever CHE-Accredited and SAQA-Accredited Higher Certificate in Management Practice for Entrepreneurs. “Raizcorp is recognised by The Economist as the only genuine business incubator in Africa,”…

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5 myths about tertiary education

By: Bizcommunity It’s a common belief in South Africa that a degree gives you the best chance of getting a job after your studies. However, with the never-ending changes in the technology industry, the course content of institutions offering traditional degrees often lacks the agility to remain up to date. An often-overlooked option for tertiary…

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The Five Learning Habits Of Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur Education Survey Heavy Chef launched The Annual Heavy Chef Entrepreneur Education Survey with over 4,000 entrepreneurs sharing insights to how entrepreneurs learn in South Africa. The inaugural launch of the study was done in light of exponential demand for entrepreneurial skills and thinking. “Not everyone is cut-out for starting and running a business, but…

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Reflections on online learning during the pandemic

Reflections on online learning during the pandemic BY: CLARE SEARLE The closure of school campuses during the Covid-19 lockdown has fundamentally challenged the manner in which students are taught. Almost overnight, face-to-face teaching in classrooms was replaced with various forms of remote teaching: from worksheets or lectures delivered by WhatsApp or downloadable from websites (often with…

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Corporate Vision has furnished us with the ‘Best Educational Services NPC- South Africa’ award for 2020

Even during a challenging year, Brainwave is extremely proud to announce that Corporate Vision has furnished us with the ‘Best Educational Services NPC- South Africa’ award for 2020. Corporate Vision researched and made nominations based on work conducted by selected service providers in the educational field. An extensive research process was then completed to evaluate…

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TRes, a digital platform for student accommodation

By: Bizcommunity TUT Enterprise Holdings (TUTEH), the commercial arm of the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), has officially launched TRes (pronounced “tee-res”), a digital platform that aims to simplify student accommodation for students and accommodation providers. Tshwane University of Technology has, at the beginning of each year, been facing challenges with long queues of students…

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AGOF Scholarship programme open for applications

  Allan Gray Orbis Foundation is calling on young learners to apply for its scholarship programme that focuses on developing the next generation of entrepreneurs. © Wavebreak Media Ltd – 123RF.com Scholarship applications close on 14 September 2020. The programme focuses on cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset, personal mastery and academic excellence among candidates. To date, over…

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Networks zero-rate maths education programme for township youth

By: Bizcommunity Telecommunications providers, Cell C, MTN and Rain, have added the Olico Maths Education Programme to their list of zero-rated educational resources, allowing network users to access the programme for free. Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels The Olico Maths Education Programme features a combination of the recently revised curriculum with puzzles and problem-solving activities, competitions, games…

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How Regent Business School ensures uninterrupted learning during the lockdown

ISSUED BY: REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL Regent Business School, a member of the global Honoris United Universities, has presented students with a rigorously coordinated response to the challenges imposed by the Covid-19 induced lockdown to ensure the continuation of knowledge exchange. As a result of strategic collaborations, digital innovation and a community-focused ethos, the business school offers…

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TVET Learner Support During COVID-19 – Online Courses

National Certificate (Vocational) Subjects and Topics Applied Accounting Level 2: – Cash Journals Applied Accounting Level 3: – Analysis of Cash Book Business Practice Level 4: – Time Management Carpentry and Roof Work Level 2: – Roof Construction Construction Level 2: – Foundation – Measuring and Setting Out Electrical Systems and Construction Level 2-4: – House Installation Electronic Control and Digital Electronics…

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UJ adds Xero Learn to its syllabus

By: Bizcommunity In a major boost for accountants of the future, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) has reportedly become the first tertiary education institution in South Africa to adopt Xero Learn. Developed by Xero, the global cloud accounting and small business platform, the aim of Xero Learn is to help drive innovation in financial education…

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PAMSA bursary, research programme application extended

The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) has extended the application deadline for its Masters of Engineering (M.Eng.) bursary and research programme until 22 June. The programme offers eligible BSc chemical engineering final-year students or graduates the opportunity to further their studies at participating universities by way of an R260,000 bursary over two years.…

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The Academy of Digital Arts launches virtual classes

ISSUED BY: ACADEMY OF DIGITAL ARTS New virtual class offering by Academy of Digital Arts The internationally-renowned Academy of Digital Arts has just launched a brand-new, real-time virtual short course offering, blending the best of live, instructor-led teaching with the convenience and accessibility of remote learning. Real-time virtual classes are being added to the existing offering,…

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Syafunda e-learning goes free

ISSUED BY: EDGE GROWTH SA EduTech company makes online learning possible for rural students Syafunda, an educational platform that provides access to digital content through mobile technology, has received investment funding from SME-enabler Edge Growth which will allow them to scale their platform to meet the surging need for online learning in South Africa. Syafunda, which…

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Curro launches online education solution

By Bizcommunity Independent education provider, Curro Holdings is launching Curro Online – the group’s first online school that aims to offer a flexible yet structured education model, with classes taught by current Curro teachers. Image source: Getty Images “We’ve been developing our digital education offering for some time now, which is evident with our recently…

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Be COVID-19 ready, be school ready!

Help us at Brainwave to support local South African businesses through sponsoring Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) packs to schools in need.  Purchasing your PPE school pack through us will ensure that: Supported schools receive top quality PPE equipment. You can assist in implementing a precautionary safety strategy in a quick turnaround time (no need to…

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Foonda connects students to scholarships, bursaries

By Bizcommunity Foonda Technology Solutions has launched a digital platform that aims to match eligible students with tertiary scholarships, bursaries, learnerships and other sponsorship opportunities from across the globe. © zimmytws – 123RF.com Company founder Vuyolwethu Pakade believes that sponsorship and skills development opportunities are available but young people from underserved communities do not have the…

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iCollege launches data-free app to keep students learning during lockdown

In an initiative to keep its higher education students studying during the national lockdown, iCollege has created an app to allow learners to continue accessing facilitation of their courses for free from the comfort of their homes. © loganban – 123RF.com iCollege, a private higher educational institution for underprivileged South African students who cannot afford to…

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NSFAS students urged to open bank accounts

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has urged qualifying students to open bank accounts to ensure a more efficient disbursement of funds from institutions. © ximagination – 123RF.com NSFAS Administrator, Dr Randall Carolissen, said the scheme is working on a banking model that will eliminate all intermediaries in the disbursement value chain. The model will…

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Mastercard offers free online STEM lessons

Mastercard extended access to its signature STEM curriculum, Girls4Tech, through a suite of new online, creative educational resources. The programme has been designed to help parents and teachers engage and inspire kids, ages eight to 12. Through the newly launched website Girls4Tech Connect, as well as through activities made in collaboration with Mastercard’s education partner…

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