Month: Oct 2021

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What you should know about a Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management

As a qualification that builds on previous ones, a postgraduate diploma verifies that a student has completed additional intensive courses in their field of study. As a consequence, the student gets a one-of-a-kind opportunity to gain the necessary skills and experience to grow in their respective fields. What is a project management postgraduate diploma? MANCOSA…

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Stop blaming the boys’ network and sprinkle some “Black Girl Magic”

Women must stop blaming the boys’ network when they fail to climb the career ladder. The demise of women in leadership is as a result of bullying, in-fighting and a lack of mentoring from the non-existent sisterhood. Through time immemorial, boys’ clubs have existed with defined agendas. Now with attempts to balance the workforce and…


Mental Wellness Month 2021

South Africa celebrates mental health awareness in October with the intention to raise awareness about mental health issues and to fight stigma and marginalisation that is often associated with mental illness. Mental illness can be defined as a physical illness of the brain that causes disturbances in thinking, behaviour, energy or emotion that makes it…

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Covid-19 shows why tourism employees should seek higher education

Formerly viewed as one of the most exciting and lucrative industries to be employed in or establish a business, the tourism and hospitality sectors have now plunged into a realm of contingency plans and recovery strategies, writes MANCOSA academic Lucinda Arulappan. For most South Africans involved in these businesses, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about…

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Social and emotional learning is critical to deal with current challenges

Children need to learn social and emotional skills if they are to thrive in the workplace of the 21st century. We can all attest to the fact that there has never been such a time as this to provide social and emotional learning (SEL) to learners, writes MANCOSA academic, Thembeka Myende. We live in unprecedented…

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From PhD to entrepreneurship – Aisha Pandor, an inspirational woman in business

A curious personality and an enquiring mind were things that Aisha Pandor valued in her life while growing up in a family of successful and professional people. Pandor was a guest speaker on a virtual webinar hosted by MANCOSA, private higher education institution, where she provided students and graduates with practical tools and tips to…

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His Royal majesty King Taka IV celebrates graduating with an MBA

Being born into royalty does not mean you don’t have to acquire a sound education. Muluh Taka Winston, affectionately known to his subjects as His Royal Majesty King Taka IV, has demonstrated the value of education by adding an MBA from MANCOSA to his list of qualifications. Born in the Royal family of Muwah Village…