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Crowdfunding initiative to support student education


Standard Bank is supporting a new crowdfunding initiative aimed at significantly enhancing access to education for students countrywide. In a call to action for all South Africans, the bank has undertaken to be the financier, enabler and go-to-market partner of…


EduWeek 2017 to launch Africa TradeXchange


As part of the growth of premier education event EduWeek, this year sees the launch of the event’s newest addition, the Africa TradeXchange, which will take place a day ahead of the EduWeek main event on 11 July 2017. This…

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Young Investor Programme offers UWC students practical training


The launch of the recent Young Investor Programme (YIP) at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) offers enterprising young finance students the opportunity to learn by doing and putting their theoretical investment knowledge to good, practical use. The Young…


#AfricaMonth: Bridging the education gap with learner-created content


Presto Academy was born from two university students’ recognition of their peers struggle to make the transition between high school and varsity, and their willingness to help them. Both recent graduates of UCT, Shivad Singh (22) and Fuaad Coovadia (22)…

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Put education first to transform economy


  The continuing debate on radical economic transformation tends to focus on what we do not know, but there is in fact a key tenet regarding which there can be near certainty. Across factional lines in the governing party, almost…


Six South African students receive FirstRand international scholarships


The FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar and FirstRand Foundation postgraduate scholarship awards for 2017 have been awarded, in addition to a new award, the FirstRand Oxford African Studies scholarship. Six students have received scholarships worth over R4.8 million. Laurie Dippenaar Scholarships Two…

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No plans to privatise NSFAS


Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has disputed rumours that he is planning to privatise or hand over the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to the bank. “There is absolutely no intention to privatise or hand over NSFAS…


SA students compete in KPMG International Case Competition


A team of four top students from Witwatersrand (WITS) and University of Pretoria (UP) have headed to Lisbon to compete in the annual KPMG International Case Competition (KICC). The final takes place this week in Lisbon, Portugal.   The South…

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NWU student aces her PhD – at just 23 years of age


A 23-year-old North West University student has become one of the youngest on the continent to achieve PhD. But getting there was not easy for Musawenkhosi Sourambe. Her father, a teacher, sold his car to help put her through her…

Malala Yousafzai, 16, speaks in New York last month. Yousafzai was shot a year ago by the Taliban for her outspoken advocacy in favor of girls' education in Pakistan. She is considered one of the favorites for the Nobel Peace Prize, which will be announced Friday.

Malala Yousafzai named youngest UN Messenger of Peace

 New York – Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has been appointed a UN Messenger of Peace to promote girls’ education, more than four years after a Taliban gunman shot her in the head. At 19, Yousafzai is the youngest Messenger of…