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A DEEP CHANGE IS VITAL FOR THE EFFECTIVENESS AND SURVIVAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS Without a radical change to approach, universities will not be in a position to facilitate the appropriate and effective learning experience that their students need in order to survive and thrive
In order to be relevant and effective within the evolved systems and altered social context brought about by the flux of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the university of the
24 Apr 2018
TRAINING PROGRAMMES TO PLUG CRITICAL SKILLS GAPS SMEs urged to adopt in-house vocational training programmes to plug critical skills gaps
Great long-term potential lies in introducing skills development initiatives especially for small and medium sized enterprises (SME) in South Africa. This according to Richard
16 Mar 2018
THE TRAINING ROOM ONLINE At the forefront of an education revolution
The world is currently at the start of the Fourth Industrial Revolution – also called Industry 4.0 – which is described as the stage in our development when technology
05 Mar 2018
SUPREME LEADERS VS EFFECTIVE LEADERS For as long as I can remember I’ve heard people lament the state of organisations–Africa, the world we live in, etc. These sad, frustrated, scared observations are followed over and over again by the exclamation: “It’s lack of leadership!” Because lack of leadership or poor leadership is seen as one of Africa’s biggest challenges, we find ourselves calling for or trying to be “strong leaders”, sometimes even in the form of a “benevolent dictator”.
Be careful what you ask for, for you may receive. A dictator is a person holding complete autocratic control. This means, in the best case, that the people have given over total
19 Feb 2018
EMBRACING DIGITAL LEARNING Majority of SA employers not ready to embrace digital learning
Technology has completely revolutionized the world, these days handheld devices and laptop computers are must-haves, and digital apps are the new buzz words, yet, despite the
24 Oct 2017
CONSCIENTIOUSNESS OR CREATIVITY? Are conscientiousness and creativity mutually exclusive? In our schools, businesses and organisations, do we over-reward conscientiousness and discipline and underrate creativity and independence. What is the effect of this on human beings, productivity, inspiration and innovation?
A string of books has been written about this through the decades, with many researchers pinpointing conscientiousness and discipline as the number one behaviours children
10 Oct 2017
MANAGING THE TSUNAMI EFFECTIVELY I have to make my position very clear. I am a firm believer that the use of technology has a crucial role to play in the preparation of today’s learners for their life beyond the confines of academia. I am also of the opinion that technology in and of itself, does nothing. Technology is a tool. And like any tool, it can be used successfully or abused.
In 1996, the late Steve Jobs was being interviewed for Wired magazine and was questioned on his views on the potential for technology to transform education. His reply was a
19 Sep 2017
THE UNIVERSITY OF MPUMALANGA (UMP) UMP was established in 2013 and stands as a symbol of the ambitions of the new South African society. Professor Thoko Mayekiso, Vice-Chancellor discusses the university’s leadership role within the academic sphere, its commitment to providing education of the highest standards and a vibrant student experience for all and cultivating responsible student leaders
In a region thirsty for learning, UMP assumes a leadership role in providing the Province and the country with academic avenues for advancement. “The university endows its
13 Sep 2017
ARCHITECTURE IGNITING THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT Dr Yashaen Luckan, the president of the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP), is a living example of the calibre of architectural skills South Africa can gain through transforming the sector
Despite the many challenges Dr Luckan has faced as a result of the country’s past discriminatory practices, he persevered and, after 17 years, achieved his Master of
11 Jul 2017 - A. C.
SIYABULELA, MADIBA To honour the late Nelson Mandela’s birthday, we looked back to see the influence the great man had on top business leaders
The strength of great leadership lies in a leader’s self-confidence and ability to recognise their own limitations along with an awareness of the need to build a team with
10 Jul 2017 - M. G.




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