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  • Harsher penalties no panacea for high crime – Cameron
    on 13th Sep 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Public demand for harsher penalties is growing in the wake of high crime rates. But these will not curb crime, says retired Constitutional Court Justice Edwin Cameron. […]

  • Disclaimer
    by Sam on 13th Sep 2019 at 7:22 am

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  • In defence of SA’s informal economy
    on 12th Sep 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Rather than assuming a retributive stance on SA’s informal economy, the authorities should consider protective interventions to safeguard this often difficult workspace. […]

  • Seven suggestions for improving SA’s economy
    on 12th Sep 2019 at 11:05 am

    Speaking at the Graduate School of Business, former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas presented seven suggestions for improving growth in the South African economy. […]

  • Touch down for SA’s banking Siri
    on 12th Sep 2019 at 9:13 am

    Four UCT students have developed a one-stop banking shop that performs banking transactions, monitors account activity and speaks four South African languages. […]

  • Health tech: appropriate over affordable
    on 11th Sep 2019 at 2:10 pm

    Sudesh Sivarasu believes that countries in the global south can and should solve their own problems rather than seeking solutions from elsewhere. […]

  • Taller, bigger, better: challenge to structural engineers
    on 11th Sep 2019 at 9:24 am

    Extreme weather, burgeoning cities and transport networks will demand more from structural engineers, delegates heard at the 7th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation. […]

  • Students, prisoners and parolees in arts collaboration
    on 11th Sep 2019 at 7:44 am

    UCT students have teamed up with inmates and parolees from Pollsmoor for performances of Live, Love, Leave a Legacy, part of a restorative justice project. […]

  • Student debriefing sessions continue
    on 11th Sep 2019 at 7:20 am

    UCT’s Student Wellness Service continues to offer individual and group debriefing sessions for students in response to recent events on campus. […]

  • Uyinene Mrwetyana: A week of mourning and reflection
    on 10th Sep 2019 at 12:00 pm

    With the news of Uyinene Mrwetyana’s tragic death, the university community commenced a period of mourning on Monday, 2 September. […]

  • #SEW2019: Calling all student entrepreneurs
    on 10th Sep 2019 at 9:10 am

    Student Entrepreneurship Week, hosted from 16 to 20 September by the UCT Careers Service and partners, is a chance to fine-tune your entrepreneurial mindset. […]

  • Helping Africa prepare for 5G
    on 9th Sep 2019 at 11:31 am

    A first-of-its-kind 5G testbed at UCT offers African researchers a platform to validate 5G applications – for the benefit of the continent. […]

  • USAf to host the first National Higher Education Conference from 2-4 OCTOBER 2019 in Pretoria
    by USAf on 9th Sep 2019 at 10:32 am

    Universities South Africa will host the first-ever National Higher Education Conference in Pretoria in October 2019. The event is set to commence at 12:00 on Wednesday, 2 October and end at 13:00 on Friday, 4 October 2019 at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria (www.csiricc.co.za). Themed “Reinventing South Africa’s universities for the future,” the […]

  • Why YOU should become a Web Developer
    by Sam on 9th Sep 2019 at 10:04 am

    Web development broken down into ‘everyday terms’ means developing a website for the internet. Various methods are involved when it comes to creating a website and to get it up and running like coding, programming or designing, etc. Web development mainly deals with the coding or the programming side that allows a website to run […] The post Why YOU should become a Web Developer appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • Why study Film and TV Make-up Design?
    by Sam on 9th Sep 2019 at 9:45 am

    If you are looking for a new, exciting and rewarding career as a make-up artist – look no further!!! Here at Prestige Academy, we want to help turn those dreams of fashion shoots, film, television, and freelance work into a reality with our Higher Certificate in Film and TV Make-up Design. We will help you […] The post Why study Film and TV Make-up Design? appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • ‘Disadvantage can be your strong beginning’
    on 6th Sep 2019 at 1:35 pm

    At the start of Heritage Month, VC Mamokgethi Phakeng encouraged young people in Philippi by sharing her life story at a GSB Solution Space event. […]

  • ‘Chart a new future for democracy’
    on 6th Sep 2019 at 12:35 pm

    UCT chancellor, Mrs Graça Machel, says the need to chart a new future for democracy in Central and Southern Africa is necessary. […]

  • ‘Something is deeply wrong with our society’
    on 5th Sep 2019 at 10:47 am

    During a memorial service for Uyinene Mrwetyana, UCT chancellor, Mrs Graça Machel, said South Africa faces a deeply rooted problem and needs help. […]

  • Book fest bridges academy and the public
    on 5th Sep 2019 at 9:52 am

    In celebration of local authors, reading and engaged scholarship, the first-ever Cape Flats Book Festival was recently hosted in Mitchells Plain. […]

  • UCT says ‘Enough is enough’ at Parliament picket
    on 5th Sep 2019 at 8:12 am

    UCT students and staff were joined by members of the public in a picket at Parliament to protest escalating sexual and gender-based violence. […]

  • Memorial for Uyinene Mrwetyana
    on 5th Sep 2019 at 7:30 am

    A memorial service was held for Uyinene Mrwetyana on the steps in front of Sarah Baartman Hall. […]

  • Call by Vice-Chancellors for a meeting with the President of South Africa
    by Nani Mtsiba on 5th Sep 2019 at 6:56 am

    The Vice-Chancellors of all 26 public universities are calling for an urgent meeting with the President of South Africa, to register their anger at the scourge of gender-based violence in the country and to push for a plan of action to respond decisively to this crisis.   The rape and murder of  the University of […]

  • First-of-its-kind wound healing research unit
    on 5th Sep 2019 at 6:30 am

    UCT has been awarded a new research unit devoted to wound healing and scarring, with a focus on diseases that particularly affect Africans. […]

  • UCT chancellor Mrs Graça Machel speaks at the memorial for Uyinene Mrwetyana
    on 4th Sep 2019 at 2:45 pm

    UCT chancellor, Mrs Graça Machel, spoke at the memorial service that was held for Uyinene Mrwetyana on the steps in front of Sarah Baartman Hall. […]

  • Rebecca Ackermann named one of M&G’s Women Changing South Africa
    on 4th Sep 2019 at 2:13 pm

    Professor Rebecca Ackermann, from UCT’s Department of Archaeology, was recently named as one of the Mail and Guardian’s Women Changing South Africa. […]

  • Universities must act in concert against gender based violence — among other social ills plaguing South Africa
    by Nani Mtsiba on 4th Sep 2019 at 2:11 pm

    Universities South Africa (USAf), together with all its member institutions, is deeply distressed by news of the gruesome death of a young woman and student at one of its member universities. However, USAf refuses to respond by just “condemning” this act – deserving as it might be of the harshest form of contempt. “If we […]

  • 5 Reasons to study Information Technology
    by Sam on 3rd Sep 2019 at 7:39 am

    Choosing a career path can be very stressful and overwhelming. To find what your perfect career choice would be, you should evaluate yourself and decide what YOU truly enjoy doing. Today, everything is about technology. It is seen in every aspect of our modern life. If you enjoy technology and keeping up with the latest […] The post 5 Reasons to study Information Technology appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • What are the benefits of studying Business Management?
    by Sam on 3rd Sep 2019 at 7:31 am

    Official statistics suggest that business management is one of the most popular courses amongst university students worldwide. Business Management constantly outperforms all other courses at this level. The question many of you ask – what are the benefits of studying Business Management? Why should I choose this course as my future career field? First things […] The post What are the benefits of studying Business Management? appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • Scholarly Presses in South Africa; how sustainable are they?
    by Nani Mtsiba on 30th Aug 2019 at 9:33 am

    Late during 2018, the CEO of Universities South Africa commissioned a study of South Africa’s scholarly presses. The purpose was to generate an understanding on how the scholarly presses operate in the higher education sector by assessing their respective niche areas; their ownership/governance structures; their business models and, ultimately, what options can be explored to […]

  • Why make Information Technology your career choice!
    by Sam on 13th Aug 2019 at 8:44 am

    Take a look around. IT is everywhere. And every day, it changes the world. By studying IT at Prestige Academy – you can help drive that daily transformation. IT – what’s not to love? At Prestige Academy, we get IT, we love it – and we want you to love it, too. Technology underpins our lives. It’s […] The post Why make Information Technology your career choice! appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • 8 Reasons to study Marketing at Prestige Academy
    by Sam on 13th Aug 2019 at 6:58 am

    The standard definition of marketing is ‘A form of communication between you and your customers with the goal of selling your product or service to them ‘. Sounds a bit dry, eh? But actually, it’s not. Imagine creating something of your own. It may be a dress or a cake or anything for that matter. […] The post 8 Reasons to study Marketing at Prestige Academy appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • Private vs Public Tertiary Education in South Africa
    by Sam on 7th Aug 2019 at 11:19 am

    This week we are going to talk about a topic that is on many prospective students and parent’s minds. Precisely what is the difference and or similarities between public and private education in South Africa? In 2017 Parent 24 published an insightful article regarding the growing narrative of misinformation related to private higher education within the context […] The post Private vs Public Tertiary Education in South Africa appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • What is Web Development?
    by Sam on 7th Aug 2019 at 10:53 am

    Arthur Goldstuck is a journalist, media analyst and commentator on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and he made the statement that the internet can be seen as “The Quiet Engine of the South African Economy”. With the latest stats from Mill for business, this is indeed true as: As per our calculations approximately 380 new […] The post What is Web Development? appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]

  • 8 Reasons to study Event Management
    by Sam on 7th Aug 2019 at 9:54 am

    MISCONCEPTIONS, TRUTHS, & EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN   1.   EVENT MANAGEMENT IS A REAL JOB Event Management is a real job that can take you all over the world, introduce you to fascinating people and yes, can keep you paying the bills on time.   2.   IT IS A GROWING INDUSTRY Experience is king in the […] The post 8 Reasons to study Event Management appeared first on Prestige Academy. […]