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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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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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Care e-book to help youth cope with Covid-19 Lockdown

Honoris United Universities, whose subsidiaries in SA include higher education institution REGENT Business School and MANCOSA, has in conjunction with the Moroccan charity Sourire de Reda, which works to alleviate the silent pain of young people, published “My Care”, a guide to help the youth deal with confinement during the lockdown. The digital booklet aims…

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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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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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