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We are completing a leg in the journey of our studies ––
A journey of hard work, sacrifice, challenge and frustration,
A journey of commitment towards achieving our goals.


Studies and Research in France


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More US students studying in SA


The number of Americans studying at South African universities has increased by 12.4 percent in the 2009/10 academic year, said the US embassy.

According to the Open Doors Report, which is published annually by the Institute of International Education (IIE), the number of students has risen from 3 700 to 4 160 students.

Bloem recovering from Oprah fever

What could possibly motivate varsity students to get up at 4am on a bitterly cold Friday morning? The thought of lectures or exams could force one back under the covers, but when one of the brightest stars of entertainment shines on your doorstep, you simply have no choice but to wake up.

Academy grooms Africa's future leaders

A 20 acre piece of land that once housed a printing plant has been converted into a world-class academic facility where the first students of the African Leadership Academy will be groomed to lead the continent.

Quad Building on the ALA campus Founded by Ghanaian educationalist and entrepreneur Fred Swaniker, the African Leadership Academy (ALA) is based on the belief that ethical leadership is the key to transforming the continent.

Who needs social science?


What science means is not always clear to everyone, so to many people the idea of a social science can be doubly confusing – if not downright irrelevant – when it comes to questions about how to live, what to do and believe. This is a regrettable state of affairs in a country, region, and continent all sorely in need of more not less knowledge.

Network will improve Africa’s electricity supply

Professor Anton Eberhard, head of the Management Programme in Infrastructure Reform and Regulation (MIR) at the UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB), has initiated a peer review and learning network to improve leadership and management capability within Africa’s electricity regulatory agencies.

Degrees not the only road to success for matrics

With fewer than 50, 000 placements available at top universities across South Africa, students will have to face the sobering reality that a university degree might not be on the cards for 2011.

However, experts advise that learners are missing a multitude of career opportunities by not considering vocational training study options.

World commemorates Literacy Day


The world marked International Literacy Day on September 8, a day dedicated to reflecting on the worryingly high rates of illiteracy. Literacy Day started as an initiative by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) 44 years ago. It developed several social projects with the objective of attempting to reduce illiteracy rates worldwide.

Oprah to visit Free State University


American television host, actress, producer and philanthropist, Oprah Winfrey, will visit the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein campus at the end of June. UFS spokesperson Lacea Loader confirmed that the richest African American of the 20th century will be visiting the Bloemfontein campus, but declined to give more details about the visit.

Uni leavers given gap years on taxpayers' expense


Hundreds of university leavers will get public money to help them to travel to places such as Costa Rica, Borneo and India, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has confirmed.


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