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The importance of 21st century skills

In many cultures globally, turning 21 is seen as a milestone signifying a coming of age.  It signals a transition from childhood to adulthood.  As we enter the 21st year of the 21st century, the same can be said for the way we live and work in a rapidly changing world.  Our technologies are coming…

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Can employability skills make you stand out in the crowd?

Completing a qualification at an institution of higher learning can give you a head start in your career. However, you will be on the same playing field as other equally qualified graduates with the same or similar mix of qualifications. What will make you stand out in the crowd or catch a prospective employer’s attention?…

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The benefits of studying remotely

Unpacking the benefits of studying remotely through distance learning The year 2020 has shone a spotlight on the digital world more intensely than ever before. Due to the global pandemic, education systems from schools to universities and everything in-between have been forced to adapt their structures to fit the “new normal.” With a rise in…

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Authentic leadership in an era of crises

The dawn of the 21st century ushered in a plethora of multiple interconnected global challenges and changes, not least of them being issues of poverty, inequality, social injustice, climate change, globalisation, socio-political crises, unemployment, food insecurity, the digital era and the major technological disruptions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). To add to this malaise, the…

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Covid can facilitate Entrepreneurship

Last year President Cyril Ramaphosa presented the South African Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan which aimed to expedite the recovery of the country’s economy, severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. In particular he referred to the support for entrepreneurship and small business development. He believed that this specific sector of the economy offered the greatest…

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Digital Marketing: The key to survival in a Post Covid World

As the world came to terms with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, organisations across the globe were caught in a rush to develop alternate business models as countries worldwide implemented some form of lockdown. The unprecedented global lockdown led to the disappearance of traditional channels and became a barrier for the conventional face-to-face business…

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Practicing the 6 golden rules

Protect the community, protect the vulnerable, protect yourself by practicing the 6 golden rules. We are facing a second wave as a country.  A number of super spreader events have contributed to the second wave. We urge you to remain vigilant as we enter the festive holiday season as you visit family and friends and do your…

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Adapting marketing to the Post Covid: The New Normal

2020 has been a tumultuous year and the Covid Pandemic has drastically impacted all spheres of life. As governments across the world deliberate, escalate and de- escalate lock down strategies, businesses have been forced to adapt to a new reality.  In South Africa we have faired better than most and are currently in lockdown level…

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Reduce stress while waiting for exam results

We all know the feeling, you have put in the hard work, written your exams and now all you can do is wait for your results.  This can be a time of mixed emotions, where relief meets anxiety about the unknown outcome.  After all the stress and intensity of the exam preparation and writing period,…

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Makerspaces: Equipping students with Skills for Employability

Ahmed Shaikh We are in the cusp of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) which is replete with major disruptions in almost every aspect of our lives and in this respect education is no exception. Whilst the corporate sector is busying itself in preparation of the new headwinds through innovations in robotics, automation and big data…

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Adapting to a new world

Tectonic shifts have forced leadership at institutions to transform in innovative ways by Ahmed Shaikh, Regent Business School The world is in a vortex of the Covid-19 pandemic storm causing major disruptions that have dramatically affected the lives of myriad people in almost every nook and corner of the globe. The global pandemic and associated…

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