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Global standard for digital literacy, skills and readiness launched

The Coalition for Digital Intelligence (CDI), a platform created in association with the World Economic Forum (Forum) and formed jointly by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), IEEE Standards Association (IEEE), and DQ Institute, has today launched the DQ Global Standards Report 2019 which is the world’s first attempt to define a global standard for digital literacy, skills and readiness across the education and technology sectors.

First-of-its-kind short course in Protection of Foreign Investment in Africa to...

The Protection of Foreign Investment in Africa –a first-of-its-kind short course in foreign investment law on the continent – could help investors make the most of increasingly attractive opportunities in Africa.

Lifelong learning is key to career success

The modern working world is changing at a rapid pace, across every industry. With constant changes in technology and the way we operate in business, it is vital for individuals to update their thinking frequently in order to keep up.

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. 

Lower matriculation exam enrolment adds pressure to existing skills gap

The 2018 matric results have been released, showing another successful year with an improved pass rate of 78.2%. While this will lead to a number of now officially qualified matriculants looking to study further or start to enter the ‘working world’, what effect can the year-on-year decrease in matric enrolments pose to corporate South Africa (SA)?

Is multilingualism the silver bullet?

The Apartheid government’s Afrikaans Medium Decree of 1974 forced black schools to integrate Afrikaans as a language of instruction. This event struck a nerve that triggered the Soweto uprising of 1976 and contributed to exposing the Apartheid system for what it was: government tyranny.

To what Degree?

On a daily basis we deal with graduates who are not able to find work despite impressive sounding qualifications. Some qualifications sound very glamorous, but only return value after a person has reached a Master or Doctorate Level.

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.

FEATURE | PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND CAREERS

This feature takes a look at how professionalism helps to build and maintain an ethical society, one that upholds the values of honesty, integrity and dependability. It explores the role professional bodies play in setting and upholding industry standards, and how professional development assists in the maintenance of those standards. It also looks at the role business schools are playing in professional development, and what skills will be needed in the future world of work.

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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