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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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Free expert advice for small businesses

With almost the whole country being put into hibernation by the government to slow down the spread of the coronavirus, life for small business owners has been upended. And if the loss of earnings for them has not been bad enough, the difficulty in finding the latest information about government’s emergency rescue package, as well…

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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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Calling all children for storytime with Ma Gcina

Africa’s legendary story-teller Gcina Mhlope will keep children educationally entertained for 10 days during the COVID-19 lockdown with a daily five-minute online story. Private higher education MANCOSA’s School of Education has partnered with the Gcinamasiko Arts and Heritage Trust to get Mhlope, the world-renowned actress, playwright, storyteller and author, to keep children captivated with her…

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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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