Three recession proof industries for entrepreneurs

Staff ReporterMarketers and entrepreneurs are often the first to identify new opportunities because they are the mavericks with their eye on the horizon said...

Campus shutdowns and NSFAS woes mark start of the academic year

Precious Mamotingoe Lesupi   Google ‘university registration’ and you’ll immediately find photos of young people with backpacks and in classrooms, smiling as they hand over documents...

Basic education department must clip wings of SGBs, safeguard pupils’ future

Palesa LebitseTwo weeks ago, I wrote an article about how racists have found strategic ways to discriminate against blacks.This follows the uproar over pictures...

Business Economic Indaba: Strategic Dialogue for a Transformed and Inclusive Economy”

Sipho Pityana Sipho M Pityana, the president of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) address at the  Business Economic Indaba.This inaugural Business Economic Indaba follows my promise...

Poor-quality teachers are holding back South Africa’s education system

Natasha RobinsonHalf of all South African pupils who have attended school for five years can’t do basic calculations. This is according to a 2015...

Education quality and the youth skills gap are marring progress in...

David E KiwuwaThe Ibrahim Index of African Governance measures and monitors Africa’s governance performance. It produces an impartial picture of governance performance in every country on...

Tertiary institutions should adopt rigorous admission criteria for teacher education programmes

Nicola Vermooten Future generations need to be taught by capable and committed teachers.On 3 January 2019 Angie Motshekga, Minister of Basic Education, announced the results...

How technology, businesses and communities help poor schools thrive

William GumedeIt would take a Herculean effort to rescue South Africa’s failing government schools in townships and rural areas, yet it is urgently necessary...

#MatricResults2018: For those who failed, this is not the end of...

Omphitlhetse MookiBucket loads of tears were shed last week - tears of joy and tears of sadness.As some leapt for joy and basked in...

#MatricResults: Son of a street hawker becomes a top achiever

Staff ReporterEast London's International Convention Centre was a scene of jubilation on Friday evening as the Eastern Cape education department honoured its 2018 matric...

Forget the matric ballyhoo and focus on the real issues that...

Mary MetcalfeBecause the National Senior Certificate (NSC) results have great significance in the lives of individuals and families, SA celebrates the release of the...

Five young economists to listen to

Johan FourieIdeas, and the people that give birth to them, shape our future. So with this final issue of 2018, let us look at...

Picture books: A great way to encourage children to read

Athol Williams Win mini-librariesNal’ibali, South Africa’s reading-for-enjoyment campaign, is giving away 20 mini-libraries containing 30 to 40 books for primary school children. To enter, email info@nalibali.org by...

Holidays, a great time to relook your career path

Gillian MooneyFew of us can afford to make a clean break at work and then start on a new path from scratch.What you need...

Six ways to get teenagers more active – suggested by the...

Michaela James and Sinead BrophyThe UK department of health recommends that young people (aged five to 18) should get at least 60 minutes of physical activity...

Teachers use violence against children in Uganda

Katherine G Merrill In many parts of the world, teachers use violence against their students. This can become routine, and the school transforms from a nurturing into...

Africa: MBA not the only route to success

Bryan HattinghA master of business administration (MBA) degree has long been touted as a “crowbar” to pry open career opportunities that lead to corner...

Women in rugby challenge the sport stereotypes

GCIS Vuk'uzenzeleZinhle Ndawonde recently scooped the Sport Personality of the Year Award at this year’s KwaZulu-Natal Sport Awards held in Durban.“Winning this award means...

Africa: Finally graduated, officially in queue of the unemployed

Kwanele NdlovuThis week, after drawing the last monthly allowance from my bursary, I wrote the last exam for my degree. The pinnacle of my...

The banker of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Tshilidzi Marwala The banking industry is becoming a digital rather than a physical system. I wonder what sort of leaders should be running a modern...
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