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The shackles tighten women as the country locks down

As the coronavirus cuts a swathe through the entire world, leaving tens of thousands dead in its wake, many women in South Africa must endure a second virus for which there are minimal eradication efforts. Whereas the 21-day lockdown is a bold attempt to arrest the spread of the coronavirus, the period of isolation at…

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The poor must not be denied online education

The worldwide spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to claim lives and create havoc and mayhem in many countries.   In South Africa, when the full impact of the lockdown is felt, it is likely to lay bare one of the persisting socio-economic fault lines in society, namely, inequality.  All relief efforts, including those…

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Consumer protection act is a big stick for errant retailers

Whilst retailers in South Africa are complying with the provisions of the CPA, there is a significant impact on the promotion expense in the organisation. Implementation of new methods of promotions in order to be compliant has resulted in increased promotions expenditure of between 10 and 20%. Retailers also incur added administrative costs since they…

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Africa’s greatest education developer award goes to Prof Karodia

29 February 2020 Africa’s leading educationist, Durban academic Professor Yusuf Karodia, says traditional approaches to higher education are becoming irrelevant in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Professor Karodia, the founder of distance learning institutions MANCOSA and REGENT Business School, was commenting at a glittering awards ceremony and banquet in Sandton, Johannesburg, after receiving…

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Preparing schools for new method of teaching from school’s level

10 February 2020 MANCOSA is a registered private higher education institution based in South Africa, with a large footprint across the Southern African Development Community. MANCOSA was established in 1995 as a post-apartheid empowerment institution offering affordable and accessible management education primarily to persons previously denied access to postgraduate education. Since the inception of the…

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How to choose a career path after matric

by Elizabeth Campos, Counselling Psychologist at MANCOSA higher education institution The time has arrived for those who have attained matric passes to make important decisions about their future. “What job should I do? What should I study?” These are common questions asked by young adults deciding on their future career path.  Entering the adult world…

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Despite curveballs, a positive mind conquered all for Prof Beni

30 January 2020 Professor Saritha Beni started her career as a school teacher before entering the higher education sector where she felt she could make a greater difference by being part of initial teacher education. A career in higher education seemed to be a natural calling for Beni, Associate Director: Curriculum Directorate at MANCOSA, who…

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The wheel of fortune turns for Ammaarah as she lands a job and MANCOSA bursary

29 January 2020 Lady Luck is smiling on Cape Town teenager Ammaarah Creighton who wrote her matric exams whilst she and her family struggled a tough year of being homeless and almost penniless. Against all odds, the Trafalgar High School pupil achieved a bachelor’s pass which allowed her to enrol at university. Just when her…

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New Loeries boss has designs to promote innovation and leadership

28 January 2020 When life gives you lemons, make lemonade is a proverbial phrase used to encourage optimism in the face of adversity or misfortune. It is such a can-do attitude that has characterised the life of 39-year old Preetesh Sewraj who has been appointed as CEO of Loeries, the most prestigious creative industry and…

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More teachers must be produced to cure social and economic ills

27 January 2020 At a time when the country is in dire need of more teachers, the popular teacher training programme, Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), is being discontinued at some higher education institutions. The good news is that the PGCE is still being offered at MANCOSA private higher education institution in KwaZulu-Natal, Cape Town…

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MANCOSA’s Prof Karodia voted Africa’s leading education developer

12 December 2019 Professor Yusuf Karodia the founder and principal of Southern Africa-based private distance education institution MANCOSA, has been voted Africa’s greatest visionary in the development of higher education. The African Leadership Magazine has unveiled the 8th Edition of the Annual African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year 2019. Each year, African Leadership Magazine…

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From livestock herder to senior IT officer at World Bank

11 December 2019 The belief that people from humble beginnings make some of the finest leaders in the world holds true for Lungile Bomvu who, despite endless challenges at a tender age, catapulted to academic and professional success. He is Senior IT Officer: Enterprise Architecture at the World Bank Group in Washington DC, capital city…

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