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UCT Council vote unlawful, discriminatory and violates academic freedom

On Saturday 30 March, University of Cape Town (UCT) council members will vote on a controversial motion to restrict interaction between UCT and any Israeli academic institution. If adopted, not only would this be unconstitutional, discriminatory and flout the doctrine of academic freedom, it would be unlawful for certain members to have voted if they have previously been involved in actions relating to a boycott of Israeli institutions. 

Helping employees and their families gain education

For South African companies who have the available resources, there is a great initiative from the government which will allow companies to help employees and their families gain an education.Education should never be limited to just the rich and powerful. We need to empower a whole generation by giving them the education they need to better their lives.

Catalysing the future of professionals

A good pharmacist should have certain qualities. They should be friendly, efficient, knowledgeable on a wide range of medications and their contraindications and be organised. But do they need to be human? Perhaps not anymore.

AFRICA TO RETHINK WORKPLACE TRAINING

Effective managers and entrepreneurs hold the key to Africa’s prosperity; and the demand for training is greatest for new employees, managers and business owners...

NEW MBA’S – DESIGNED FOR BUSY PEOPLE

A reputable Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree can become your biggest competitive advantage. The key is to choose a programme that’s designed to...

Labour law training puts management on track

Labour law training is an operational necessity. However, it often happens that managers at whom this training is targeted often have the attitude of, 'let HR handle daily disciplinary problems, I’ll just mess it up'. But the implementation of discipline is an integral part of line management’s function and no manager can turn down the opportunity to add to his/her skills.

STUDENTS DUPED – NO DEGREE!

While qualification fraud has remained consistently high in Africa, with South Africa at 16% for two consecutive years, there are circumstances where candidates are...

Recognising the relevance of business schools in today’s disruption

The current business education discourse is fixated on questions around the value of the MBA and its true benefit to the world of business. This is in light of reports describing a sharp decline in applications at many United States’ business schools, with as many as 52% of programmes reporting a drop-in application volume last year. 

Vouchering education to benefit low income communities

In the 2016-2017 World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report, South Africa's primary education system was rated 126th out of 138 countries.

Previously disadvantaged students to become CAs(SA)

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) is delivering a steady stream of qualified CAs(SA) from previously disadvantaged groups into the financial and accounting sector through its Thuthuka Nation Building project, transforming the profession while building our nation in line with the vision of the National Development Plan (NDP).
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