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Legacy of Prof Karodia’s Million Books Project will endure

As World Book Day nears on 23 April, private higher education institution MANCOSA has renewed its pledge to donate a million books to promote the enjoyment of reading among children, especially in poor communities. Professor Magnate Ntombela, newly appointed as principal of MANCOSA following the untimely passing of philanthropist and eminent educationist, Professor Yusuf Karodia,…

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MANCOSA team clinches number one spot in virtual design thinking challenge

Team MANCOSA has won the first South African Virtual Design Thinking Challenge which prepares students to develop solutions for local challenges. The team of students, academics and staff from MANCOSA private higher education institution pitted their wits against 10 other teams from leading private and public higher education institutions, to respond to challenges around education,…

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Ma Gcina’s new batch of video stories carries message of compassion

The overwhelming response to the edutainment storytelling by Africa’s legendary narrator Gcina Mhlope will see five more stories to keep children entertained – this time with video accompanying the audio. With the first batch of stories, Mhlope kept children – and even adults – rivetted for 10 days with a daily five-minute online story. Private…

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Panel of experts will answer questions from small business owners

A panel of experts have been lined up to answer questions from small business owners who have been hit hard by the coronavirus lockdown. Private higher education institution MANCOSA which has a long legacy as a business school of repute, harnessed the support of subject matter specialists to provide free expert advice on a range…

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Huge response from educators for free training in teaching remotely

There has been great response to the first phase of free training being offered to educators to upskill them in teaching remotely with confidence during the lockdown. Many educators are challenged by a new reality of remote learning induced by the coronavirus lockdown. The dramatic shift from classroom to online learning since the closure of…

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Educators offered free training in teaching remotely

Many educators are challenged by a new reality of remote learning induced by the coronavirus lockdown, and to upskill them, teachers are being offered a chance to receive free training in teaching remotely with confidence. The dramatic shift from classroom to online learning since the closure of schools has seen many pupils being disadvantaged considerably,…

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MANCOSA provides protection for Covid’s frontline soldiers

With the coronavirus putting severe strain on health and nutrition, private higher education institution MANCOSA has distributed thousands of packs of personal protective equipment (PPE) to safeguard healthcare workers and food hampers for the poor. As the government battles the possibility of a runaway coronavirus outbreak, MANCOSA handed over 5000 PPE packs to hospitals and…

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Reading with meaning gears young minds for success

27 August 2019 The future of a nation which puts reading with meaning at the forefront of early childhood education is sure to succeed, thus breaking the rampant cycle of unemployment, poverty and inequality, says Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga. The goals set out by President Ramaphosa to ensure every child learns to read…

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Developing young minds through reading

21 August 2019 Brooklyn Heights Primary School in Chatsworth, south of Durban, is the latest recipient of three mobile libraries ahead of International Literacy Day to be commemorated on 8 September. Professor Yusuf Karodia, founder of MANCOSA, a higher education institution in Southern Africa is a strong believer that reading is an essential ingredient for…

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Raising Cancer Awareness: 2017 MANCOSA Cancer High Tea

On Sunday, 15th October 2017, The Muslim Women’s Network in Port Elizabeth, hosted a successful cancer awareness function themed and titled, “Together We Can”. The non-profit organisation, which has been in existence for sixteen years, includes an element of education in all their programme discussions. They hosted a panel consisting of prominent doctors specialising in…

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The Mancosa Literacy Project: Helping address South Africa’s shocking literacy levels

“Do you know that reading statistics show that only 14% of South Africans’ are readers of books?” This was the opening statement made by South Africa’s Honourable Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, in an interview conducted during National Book week in 2016. The Department of Basic Education launched the “read to lead” campaign in…

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