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Professor Magnate Ntombela appointed as Principal of MANCOSA

While recognising he has big shoes to fill, the newly appointed principal of MANCOSA, Professor Magnate Ntombela, says he draws strength from the human assets and organisational structures assembled by his predecessor. Professor Ntombela takes over the helm of the private higher education institution from the philanthropist and eminent educationist, Professor Yusuf Karodia, who passed…

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How digital technologies are transforming the mathematics classroom and teacher education at MANCOSA

Technology must be embraced for the teaching of science and mathematics, says Annie Kgosi, an academic at private higher education institution, MANCOSA. She said with the challenges associated with Covid-19 and its teaching and learning constraints, mathematics teaching at MANCOSA has transitioned to move from face-to-face delivery to online delivery. “MANCOSA developed new approaches for…

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MANCOSA offers forgery-proof blockchain certificates

In an effort to tackle the fake qualifications threat and to protect its brand reputation, higher education institution MANCOSA is introducing a blockchain-based diploma certification service. The BCdiploma dematerializes and automates the issuance of certified diplomas and certificates, and is designed to guarantee the highest level of reliability on the market. The introduction of blockchain…

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MANCOSA Alumni motivate matriculants with success stories

Successful graduates of MANCOSA, the private higher education institution, urge those who have recently matriculated to make the correct academic and career choices. At this time of year when school leavers must evaluate their choices for the future, they are encouraged by MANCOSA alumni to continue to pursue their dreams and plan their career paths….

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Black Friday and the Covid-19 pandemic

Holiday shopping has always brought the year’s best deals, and many shoppers are looking forward to Black Friday specials. However, COVID-19 has cast a dark cloud on the bargains-seeking event, which has gone online. Since many retailers consider Black Friday to be crucial to their businesses annual performance, investors look at Black Friday sale numbers…

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MANCOSA academic has come far from the days of guarding cars

Nowadays, Elizabeth Kanani is a contented wife, mother to three children and loves her job as an academic at MANCOSA, a private higher education institution. She has come a long way since she worked as a car guard on Durban’s Victoria Embankment and plaited hair at salons to eke out a living. However, she is…

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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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MANCOSA academics speak on women empowerment at Standard Bank Top Women Conference

Two academics from MANCOSA will join more than 60 women leaders from South Africa and other African countries in discussions to shape the conversation for women in business at the annual Standard Bank Top Women Awards and Conference. While the awards will recognise leaders who have played an active role in changing the role of…

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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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MANCOSA students to tackle SA community challenge in global virtual design thinking challenge

A team of students, academics and staff from MANCOSA private higher education institution will participate in the first South African Virtual Design Thinking Challenge which prepares students to develop solutions for local challenges. From 11 to 14 September, young, bright South African minds will compete with teams from all over the world to virtually go…

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To curb GBV, boys must be taught to respect women

If boys are taught to respect women, they will think twice before hurting them when they grow into men, says Durban academic Dr Claudine Hingston. The lecturer in Management and Leadership and head of the Centre for Women Leadership at MANCOSA said boys must not be left out of the conversation about women’s rights and…

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Distance education – joyful educational advancement

By Professor Zaheer Hamid, Academic Director at MANCOSA private higher education institution Distance education popularly known as correspondence education in the 1980’s was commonly understood as an individual learning from home using printed study materials.  Perhaps a bland and uninspiring learning journey, however many a person pursued this form of education due to limited opportunity…

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