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The higher education experiences of the first wave of Covid-19 infections in South AfricaThe novel coronavirus disease's (Covid-19) first wave in 2019, originated in Wuhan city of China and has spread rapidly around the world, sending billions of people into lockdown. The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus a pandemic. In light of the above statement about the spread of the first wave of Covid 19 infections, a growing number of national institutions of higher learning across South Africa and in different contexts experienced challenges - disruptions such as either postponed or cancelled all campus events such as workshops, conferences, graduations, sports and other academic activities. The higher education institutions such as universities and colleges are taking intensive measures to prevent and protect all students and staff members from this deadly and highly infectious disease. Faculty members were already in the process of transitioning to online teaching platforms. 4 May 2021 Read more

'All is well' - remain positive and embrace change in times of uncertaintyDeteriorating mental health throughout the world is being showcased in social media, as people struggle to cope with danger and uncertainty. 24 Feb 2021 Read more

Lifelong learning and the growing trend in short coursesThere has certainly been a rise in the popularity of short courses lately, this may be due to people with the means and time to take up studying during the Covid-19 lockdown. But perhaps there is more to the phenomenon than being a simple pass time. The demand for degrees is still very high in the country amongst matriculants and adults, however, short courses appeal greatly to adult learners seeking to broaden their knowledge and improve their career opportunities, all without carrying the debt of a student loan, paying the fees or dedicating the years required to complete a degree. 19 Feb 2021 Read more

Are we building the right kind of leaders for Africa?2020 has seen a year marked by reflection as the pandemic has brought to light the cracks in our country's leadership styles. With a plethora of corruption charges and disregard for the country's poorest, are we building the right kind of leaders in Africa and how do we teach our children to be better than the examples presented to them? 26 Nov 2020 Read more

The value of artHave you ever tried to imagine a world without art? The first thought that comes to the minds of many when posed with this question is often geared towards imagining a world without galleries, music concerts or dance studios. But what about the chair you're sitting on? The design of the phone you use every day, the logo of the company you work for or your favourite quote that was taken from a world-famous poem? Even though art is all around us, every moment of every day, it's one of the most undervalued sectors of our society - with many choosing to see it as a hobby or extracurricular activity. 26 Nov 2020 Read more