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SAIMI awareness campaign to boost SA's maritime culture

The South African International Maritime Institute has partnered with a team of maritime stakeholders to launch a national Maritime Awareness Programme aimed at growing a national maritime culture and pride in the country's oceans environment...

19 Aug 2019

Samsung R&D Academy to drive youth skills development - applications open
Samsung R&D Academy to drive youth skills development - applications open

Just weeks after unveiling its R280-million Equity Equivalent Investment Programme (EEIP), Samsung South Africa has announced its Research and Development (R&D) Academy Project...

8 Aug 2019

Why we shouldn't simply replace textbooks with electronic books
Why we shouldn't simply replace textbooks with electronic books

Trial and error has shown that before we simply swap textbooks for e-textbooks, we first need to get the basics right, then introduce electronic learning to complement book-based learning...

1 Aug 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

A review of Kenya's universities: What formed them, what's wrong with them
A review of Kenya's universities: What formed them, what's wrong with them

Factors behind the hits and missed of the higher education sector in Kenya and East Africa. What need to be done to fix address the problems...

By Michael Kithinji 17 Jul 2019

CUT professor helps Africa farmers adapt to climate change
CUT professor helps Africa farmers adapt to climate change

Drought remains the number one disaster in Africa, and of all the people affected by all types of disasters, drought is responsible for over 88% of them...

16 Jul 2019

Industry 4.0 requires a shift to Education 4.0
Industry 4.0 requires a shift to Education 4.0

In an industrial setting, Industry 4.0 is a term analysts use to describe the automation and data exchange used in manufacturing technologies...

By Bez Sangari 8 Jul 2019

Reviewing the role of universities in a post-development world
Reviewing the role of universities in a post-development world

Scholars began writing about post-development theory in the 1980s. Post-development is a school of thought that is critical of development. It promotes alternative ways of thinking and acting beyond the ideology of development which originated during the Cold War...

4 Jul 2019

Diamonds aren't forever, but knowledge is...
Diamonds aren't forever, but knowledge is...

A 1,758-carat-diamond bigger than a tennis ball was recently mined in Botswana. Despite this, the resource-rich country knows that diamonds don't last forever... and when the resources run out, a diversified knowledge-based economy needs to be in place. And that's where corporate executive education could be a gem...

27 Jun 2019

20 copywriting bursaries up for grabs through new ad industry initiative
20 copywriting bursaries up for grabs through new ad industry initiative

A new initiative by the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) and the Creative Circle is offering 20 academic bursaries to prospective students looking to enter the world of copywriting...

25 Jun 2019

IBM expands quantum computing program to Africa
IBM expands quantum computing program to Africa

IBM announced the expansion of its' quantum computing efforts to Africa in a new collaboration with the University of the Witwatersrand...

13 Jun 2019

Prof Hester Klopper, deputy vice-chancellor: strategy and internationalisation represented SU at the inaugural executive meeting of the Global Alliance of Universities on Climate (GAUC) in Beijing.
SU to represent Africa in Global Alliance of Universities on Climate

Based on its research performance and capacity, Stellenbosch University (SU) has recently been invited to represent Africa in the Global Alliance of Universities on Climate (GAUC) which held its inaugural executive meeting in Beijing, China, late last month...

13 Jun 2019

Why coding alone won't prepare our children for the 4IR
Why coding alone won't prepare our children for the 4IR

Cyril Ramaphosa made it very clear that the inclusion of coding into the national curriculum will be an objective he intends to see come to fruition during his presidency. This is commendable - but is it realistic...?

By Jenny Retief 10 Jun 2019

Evaluating Artificial Education
Evaluating Artificial Education

Artificial Intelligence can potentially transform the fundamentals of education and how people think in the future...

6 Jun 2019

AfDB president awarded honorary doctorate
AfDB president awarded honorary doctorate

The University of Alberta will confer an honorary doctorate of science degree on Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, at its convocation event on 4 June 2019 in Edmonton, Canada...

3 Jun 2019

Girls4Tech programme aims to reach one million girls by 2025
Girls4Tech programme aims to reach one million girls by 2025

First launched in South Africa in 2017, Mastercard's inquiry-based STEM programme Girls4Tech has so far reached more than 400,000 girls (ages 8-12) in 25 countries...

14 May 2019

Tips from Nigeria on teaching teens about breast and cervical cancer
Tips from Nigeria on teaching teens about breast and cervical cancer

Empowering young women with information in high school can help ensure that certain cancers are caught early...

10 May 2019

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Botho University creates distance learning programmes in Nigeria

Botswana's Botho University has launched distance learning programmes in Nigeria, following on the success of its four campuses in three SADC region countries...

18 Apr 2019

USAID launches 3 Centres of Excellence to build links between Egyptian, US universities
USAID launches 3 Centres of Excellence to build links between Egyptian, US universities

These centres have been created to foster high-quality applied research and build relationships among the education community, the private sector, and policymakers...

3 Apr 2019

10 strategic technologies impacting higher education in 2019
10 strategic technologies impacting higher education in 2019

Gartner has identified the top 10 strategic technologies impacting higher education in 2019...

2 Apr 2019

UP's Future Africa research institute places innovation at the centre of Africa's development
UP's Future Africa research institute places innovation at the centre of Africa's development

The University of Pretoria has been lauded for the launch of its Future Africa research institute. The institute aims to address complex societal challenges and contribute to the achievement of Africa's sustainable, inclusive and equitable development through science and technology...

1 Apr 2019

Tourism minister praises efforts of Free State hospitality graduates
Tourism minister praises efforts of Free State hospitality graduates

Ninety-six learners from Clarens, Xhariep and Thaba Nchu in the Free State have successfully completed their NQF level 2 and 4 qualifications in accommodation, food and beverage services...

1 Apr 2019

Education in Nigeria is in a mess from top to bottom. Five things can fix it
Education in Nigeria is in a mess from top to bottom. Five things can fix it

Nigeria's education system is based on the (1)-6-3-3-4 formula: one year pre-primary education, six years primary, three years junior secondary, three years senior secondary, and a minimum of four years tertiary education...

By Omowumi Olabode Steven Ekundayo 27 Mar 2019

Cell C and Facebook unveils Wi-Fi hotspots at UWC
Cell C and Facebook unveils Wi-Fi hotspots at UWC

Cell C in partnership with Facebook has unveiled the first public access Wi-Fi hotspots and is now live at the University of the Western Cape (UWC)...

20 Mar 2019

Stellenbosch University's agriculture initiative to aid Malawi farming community
Stellenbosch University's agriculture initiative to aid Malawi farming community

The Faculty of AgriSciences at Stellenbosch University will play a part in helping the Malawian economy move away from its dependency on tobacco farming towards other viable alternatives...

1 Mar 2019

FemiTI to stem drop-out rates of Ghanaian girls
FemiTI to stem drop-out rates of Ghanaian girls

A reported 75% of girls in Ghana attend primary school, but there's a significant drop in girls in high school and college. Research by the WWW Foundation further revealed that women in poor urban areas in developing countries are 50% less likely to use the internet than men. FemiTi aims to change all that...

15 Feb 2019

The Master of Science in Global Health Delivery Class of 2018. Photo by Jean Christophe Kitoko for UGHE
Rwanda university sets out to teach doctors medicine and management

A new university of health sciences is being launched in Rwanda. The University of Global Health Equity is being touted as a centre that will "contribute to addressing the critical shortage of health professionals" and "ensure they remain committed to the continent"...

By Agnes Binagwaho 6 Feb 2019

AIMS applicants in 2018.
Applications open for African Master's in Machine Intelligence

AIMS launches applications for the second intake of African Master's in Machine Intelligence...

23 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The future of learning in relation to disruptive innovations
#BizTrends2019: The future of learning in relation to disruptive innovations

According to American developmental biologist, Dr. Bruce Harold Lipton, the brain of a child under the age of seven is in a lower vibrational frequency, a state called theta, imagination...

By Neo Rantele Kuaho 7 Jan 2019

Data science presents enormous opportunities in Africa
Data science presents enormous opportunities in Africa

Data science needs to embrace African context and work for greater good...

17 Dec 2018

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