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7 High Paying Finance Careers: Study Accounting Courses Online

The reasons for studying accounting may differ, it can be better pay for some, whilst enhancing skills and competencies through knowledge acquisition for others. One of the quickest ways to rise up the corporate ladder is through advancing your accounting and financial knowledge. You are required to know the simple steps that will equip you…

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Top Benefits of an MBA in South Africa

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree in South Africa is notably one of the most prestigious masters’ degrees in business. The programme has become a huge enhancement to MBA graduate’s careers and salaries. With the inclusion of technology and innovation, MBA graduates have become one of the most recruited applicants in industries across all…

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Are Online Courses Worth It? Everything You Need to Know

Education is arguably the fundamental gateway to success by means of knowledge and skills transfer. With global institutions now offering an array of online courses and programmes, it offers ambitious people new opportunities to expand their knowledge and expertise, thus making them more employable in South Africa’s competitive workforce. Likewise, specialised online courses are designed…

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Become a Project Manager With a Project Management Course Online

What is it that project managers do. Simply put: absolutely everything. Is that even possible? Absolutely, and the cherry on the cake is that you get to do everything with knowledge, skills, tools and techniques that allow you to skilfully balance the competing constraints of scope, time and cost so that you deliver a successful…

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The Sting of the Queen Bee is rooted in Toxic Masculinity

by MANCOSA academics Dr Claudine Hingston and Dr Aradhana Ramnund-Mansingh     In a culture that equates masculinity with physical power, some men and boys feel they are failing at “being a man”. Hence, they adopt “toxic masculinity” whereby they suppress emotions or mask distress; maintain an appearance of hardness; and resort to violence, domination…

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The transition of students into employable leaders of tomorrow

Education is a fundamental factor for development. It improves the quality of life by raising people’s productivity and creativity and promotes entrepreneurship and technological advances. Education plays a crucial role in securing economic and social progress and improving income distribution. However, traditional teaching models will no longer prepare students for jobs of tomorrow or to…

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Why are there so few women in senior academic positions in South Africa when there are more female graduates than men?

By Dr Claudine Hingston and Mrs Thandeka Dlamini  From statistics drawn from various sources, the percentage of women in academic senior/managerial positions in South African universities is significantly small as compared to men. The top academic echelon in most South African universities is dominated by men, despite there being more female graduates than males. What…

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Is Online Learning the Future of Higher Education in South Africa?

Authors: Dr Aradhana Ramnund-Mansingh, with Dianne Souls and Nikita Reddy Slow and steadily, global education prepared for a staged transition into online learning. The defined time frame was a decade in order to maximise efficiencies and tweak technology to suit the makeup of the digital natives. This 10-year preparation was suddenly fast-tracked in a space…

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Expert Tips: How to choose an MBA that is right for you

Authors: Bakhetsile Mangena, Uduak Johnson, Debapriyo Nag How can you determine if you are choosing a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) best-suited to your circumstances? Start by asking whether you need the degree to advance your career or if you just want an advanced degree for your personal satisfaction. Going for a degree more advanced…

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A case for formally training newly appointed principals in South Africa on professional management

Newly appointed principals in South Africa receive little induction or in-service training, while in other  countries a one or two days’ induction programme is considered sufficient. New principals must have a formal, structured programme as one component of enhancing their leadership capabilities as well as building leadership capacity in schools. By virtue of their positions…

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Likely impact of 4IR on Business Studies Teacher Education programmes

There is little doubt that the curriculum for teacher education at MANCOSA will be in a constant state of change over the next three to five years as disruptive technologies gain momentum through social and business media. During the 1990’s, Professor Christensen of Harvard Business School coined the phrase ‘disruptive technology’ referring to any new…

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Teacher unemployment crises in South Africa

Over the decades it was known that if you have an Education qualification you are most likely employable and wouldn’t be out of work for long because there was a shortage of teachers in schools. There was somewhat a balance in the demand and supply of teachers in the profession. More recently, there is an…

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