Skills Development


Applications Now Open For MIT Global Startup Labs

The MIT Global startup Labs Programme is heading to South Africa and both new and established tech entrepreneurs have until 31 May to submit their best new and innovative tech ideas. The South African leg of the programme is a joint initiative of MIT, WITS University and the Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE), which […]

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The Economics Of Skills Development

The first quarter of 2016 is complete. The finance speech has been delivered, and most companies have begun re-evaluating their budgets for the next financial year. Understandably, most will be searching for cost-cutting avenues, contemplating what constitutes essential spend, and what they can do without. Unfortunately, in many instances, the choice is made to cut […]

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#StartParth: An Opportunity for Best African StartUps To Partner with @MasterCard

Technology and data are transforming the way consumers and businesses interact with each other, driving a need to bring new ideas to market with greater speed.  The right corporate-startup partnership gives startups an accelerated path to scale innovative solutions. The MasterCard Start Path Global 2016 program has been designed with that objective and has launched […]

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Learning Property Entrepreneur

The Hope Factory Develops Property Entrepreneurs

The Trust For Urban Housing Finance (TUHF) Limited is a non-bank financial services company specialising in finance and support for entrepreneurs in inner city residential accommodation. To date, TUHF has financed over 20 000 units in the inner cities of South Africa.  “At TUHF, we are passionate about spotting and unearthing potential. In declining areas, […]

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Wits University Centre: Developing Future Technology Leaders In Schools

The Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) at Wits University will be running another ImpaCT Programme in June 2014. Aimed at grade nine and ten school learners, the Programme aims to encourage students to select a career in a software-related discipline such as computer science, electrical engineering, information systems or information technology. Launched in December […]

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Marketing Associations Collaborate To Advance Marketing Profession

In a dynamic, vibrant but ever changing industry it is relationships and collaboration that strengthen and protect. In such, the Marketing Association of South Africa [MA(SA)] took an active role in an Interdependent Partnership between various industry associations operating in the marketing arena. The intent and primary objective of the Interdependent Partnership (IP) is to […]

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The Importance Of Management Training

South Africa is currently displaying a keen focus on Skills Development, as is evidenced by the South African National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS). Skills Development undoubtedly plays a key role in the country’s economic future, but are organisations spending their training funds wisely? Are staff being sent on relevant training courses or are organisations merely […]

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