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In an increasingly knowledge-driven global economy, high-quality tertiary education is more important than ever. Higher education is a major driver of economic competitiveness and ensures that national economies keep up with more technologically advanced societies.

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The Department of Social Development has provided nearly 5 000 scholarships to students to pursue social work studies at various universities around the country.The move comes at a time when experts say the demand for educated social workers far outstripped the number of graduates and the existing pool of professionals in South Africa.

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African aviation authorities have admitted to a serious shortage of qualified personnel amid projections that the world would need over a million pilots and maintenance staff in the next 20 years.

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South African CIMA students are feeling confident about their future job security, according to the latest global CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) Student Salary Survey revealed today.

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Even if the ambitious objectives set out by the New Growth Path should be realized SA would still have a deficit of 10million jobs based on the latest unemployment statistics says Des Squire. So what is the answer? If you are between the ages of 16 and 30 and are currently facing unemployment be a part of the solution.

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Nedbank contributes more than half a million rand to support efforts aimed at empowering students to make a difference in communities across South Africa.

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The Academy Training Group invites grade 12 learners and their parents to attend the Open Day which is being held on Saturday, 23 July 2011. Free career guidance to delegates and bursaries for full qualifications in Information Technology, Office Administration, Bookkeeping and Accountancy and Travel and Tourism will also be available. For more information call (011) 394 1383 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the Academy Training website

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation is offering South Africa's best and brightest entrepreneurial-minded first year university students a golden opportunity with its Fellowship Programme. The programme aims to develop students, known as Allan Gray Fellows, into South Africa’s future high growth entrepreneurial leaders and includes comprehensive financial support as one of its many benefits.

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As Mandela Day fever gripped the country on Monday, the Department of Transport followed suit by unveiling what it called the Zenani Mandela Road Safety Scholarship.

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The Gauteng Department of Health and Social Development said it is looking at increasing the intake of student nurses by close to 400 percent, with 2 660 new nursing students expected to be recruited to start training in 2012.

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Cape Town, June 2010 – The month of June marks the intrepid protests lead by youth 34 years ago for the right to a better education, an indelible act that catalysed the socio-political transformation of South Africa. Today’s youth, if armed with the better education their fore runners sought as well as with entrepreneurial skills, will lead the economic transformation of Southern Africa. This is according to Anthony Farr, CEO of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation.

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