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Cornerstone Institute presents critical dialogues on inclusive quality education for all
Cornerstone Institute (CI) is pleased to announce a critical dialogue on "Inclusive Quality Education for All: Strengthening the Role of the Private Higher Education Sector for Youth Development." This event addresses the pressing challenges and opportunities within the Private Higher Education (PHE) sector. 13 Jun 2024 Read more

Cornerstone Institute presents Play Interventions - Practical Training Workshop for child practitioners
Cornerstone Institute is proud to announce its upcoming CPD workshop titled "Play Interventions - Practical Training for Practitioners and Professionals Working with Children." 7 May 2024 Read more

Call for abstracts: Cornerstone Conference 2024 - Explore the future of higher education
Cornerstone Institute is proud to announce the upcoming Cornerstone Conference, scheduled to take place on 17 July 2024, from 8.30am to 4pm at the Auditorium, Cornerstone Institute, located at 1 Cedar Street, Sandown, Milnerton Rural, Western Cape. 18 Apr 2024 Read more

Cornerstone Institute partners with Wynberg Boys’ High School rugby teams for holistic wellness
Cornerstone Institute proudly announces its partnership with Wynberg Boys’ High School (WBHS) rugby teams as their dedicated wellness partner. This collaboration underscores Cornerstone Institute's esteemed Psychology Department and its unwavering commitment to advancing social justice. 12 Mar 2024 Read more

Cornerstone Institute and OUPSA addressing literacy challenges in SA primary education
Cornerstone Institute, in collaboration with Oxford University Press Southern Africa (OUPSA), proudly announces the 2nd Critical Dialogue event which will take place on 7 March, 2024 at Workshop 17 situated at the V&A Waterfront. The event will tackle 'The Challenge of Literacy in South African Primary Education,' aiming to address the significant literacy challenges facing South Africa, particularly in primary education. 16 Feb 2024 Read more

Cornerstone Institute partners with Rotary Club for youth empowerment
Cornerstone Institute is joining forces with the Rotary Club (Newlands) to introduce the Youth Empowerment – Bridge to Tertiary Programme. This collaborative effort aims to address the pressing needs of previously disadvantaged youth by providing essential skills in computer literacy and academic proficiency, catalysing their entry into the world of work and higher education. 24 Jan 2024 Read more

Alumni achievements - Theo Mayekiso
Cornerstone Institute has seen countless students achieve their academic and professional goals. Among these is Theo Mayekiso, a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Community Development alumnus. He shares his story, hoping to inspire the next generation. 4 Oct 2023 Read more

Have your questions answered: Information sessions at Cornerstone Institute
Are you ready to pursue higher education in 2024? Do you have questions about your academic options? Cornerstone Institute is thrilled to invite you, your family, and any other interested party to our information sessions! 3 Oct 2023 Read more

Cornerstone Institute Celebrates Women's Month with the Holistic Wellness Women's Empowerment Cocktail Evening
On Thursday, 31 August 2023, Cornerstone Institute celebrated the Holistic Wellness Women's Empowerment Cocktail Evening. 1 Sep 2023 Read more

From volunteering to profession: The importance of professional community development
Historically, community development was synonymous with volunteerism. It was a heartfelt endeavor driven by individuals who wanted to bring about change in their communities. 16 Aug 2023 Read more

The battle against misinformation and disinformation: Unveiling our role in spreading and the importance of accurate information
In an era characterized by information abundance and instant connectivity, the proliferation of misinformation and disinformation has become a significant challenge. Misinformation refers to false or inaccurate information spread without intent, while disinformation refers to intentionally misleading or false information designed to deceive. Recognizing our responsibility is crucial for combating the detrimental effects and disseminating accurate information. 10 Jul 2023 Read more

In today's dynamic and interconnected business world, effective leadership goes beyond technical skills and expertise. One crucial trait that sets exceptional leaders apart is emotional intelligence. It plays a pivotal role in driving organisational success, fostering positive work environments, and building strong working relationships. In this piece, we will explore the significance of emotional intelligence in leadership and shed light on how it can positively impact business outcomes... 10 Jul 2023 Read more

The value of sharing academic and experiential knowledge cannot be overstated in today's interconnected world. This exchange becomes particularly vital within and between communities of professionals and practitioners in different cultural contexts. 13 Jun 2023 Read more

The higher education experiences of the first wave of Covid-19 infections in South Africa
The 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 uncertainty
Deteriorating 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 courses
There 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 art
Have 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