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5 Ways to Make Yourself Immediately Hireable

Although the skills and attributes required to land a job naturally differ depending on an individual’s preferred career, there are some general steps that every prospective employee can take to all but cement their spot in the job market. Cover Your Bases In the last decade, modern employers have hurtled full tilt into the digital [...]

By |February 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Cost of Mobile Data in South Africa – A Hindrance or an Opportunity?

The cost of mobile data in South Africa has been the subject of much scrutiny of late, with movements such as #DataMustFall fiercely campaigning for a reduction in these fees. Currently, South Africa has the fourth most expensive data in Africa while it places second when compared to its developing world counterparts. In addition to [...]

By |January 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is Human Capacity Development and Why is it Important?

Human capacity development can be defined as the process of systematically upskilling individuals in order to benefit society as a whole. This is accomplished as, once a person has been trained and educated, they move out into their respective society and create economic, social and institutional value. In the context of South Africa, human capacity [...]

By |December 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Humans Began Cooking

This is quite an interesting topic. Do you know that humans are the only animals that consistently cook their foods? This characteristic is inherent in every culture all over the world, from the most developed country in Scandinavia to the most primitive tribes deep in the Amazon rainforest. But when was this trend developed, and [...]

By |November 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Ever-Changing Dynamics of the Doctoral Degree

The doctoral degree; for many of you reading this, it's the 'light at the end of the tunnel', an achievement that far outweighs the incredible stress and strain of having very little sleep, and even less of a social life. In a world that is increasingly starved of experienced and qualified talent, it is rewarding [...]

By |October 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Sexual Abuse Is So Prevalent In Worldwide Universities

Universities in South Africa suffer from an unusually high rate of sexual abuse and sexual assault. However, there is a global of trend regarding cases of sexual abuse within all universities. Students at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada decided that they would study sexual abuse within universities worldwide, and come to a conclusion as [...]

By |October 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do Self-Driving Cars Have A Future In South Africa?

The pessimists among us will likely say no, followed by a mumbling "taxi drivers would have a thing or two to say about that". But many amongst us are hopeful, positive even! Could you imagine self-driving cars zooming about Andries Potgieter Boulevard? According to the Automative Future Now Report, a document outlining the study fielded [...]

By |October 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Ways To Make Friends In Uni!

We thought we'd compile a short list of ways you can get in touch with some of the guys and gals around you in varsity. As a research faculty we've been around campuses enough to realise how isolated a student or researcher can feel when he/she is not socialising, and before you say 'hey, this [...]

By |September 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Dropping Out

We're well past the midyear point, and with the second-semester heating up a lot of students both undergrad and postgrad are feeling the pressure and stresses associated with their degrees. Whether the workload is too heavy, or you are struggling to grasp the concepts within a particular field of study, those of you that are [...]

By |August 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is There A Need For Venture Creation In Universities?

Higher education graduates the world over are feeling the pinch once entering the job market after receiving their degrees. Often graduates find that their areas of expertise are somewhat too specialised, or impractical for real world application. This is an undeniable problem that both universities, as well as academic communities, need to grasp. Is there a need [...]

By |August 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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