Campus Africa

AFRICA BUSINESS RADIO  |  Podcast , ±54 min episodes every 2 weeks  |  Broadcast schedule  | 
This show looks at Higher Education, Vocational and Technical Training on the African continent seeking to celebrate the progress made thus far and the changing the narrative of Africa’s education system. CAMPUS Africa will have conversations around education, personal development, Entrepreneurship development on campus and lifestyle, finances and keep students informed with any developments in their institutions of higher learning.

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SEP

Student Entrepreneurship, The Best of Both Worlds - Norah Clarke

Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research at the University of KwaZulu-Natal said, “If we really want to see the significant economic growth and job creation that we are seeing in developing countries, we must have real innovation in medium and hi-tech entrepreneurship”. EDHE is embarking on a roadshow to take the message of student entrepreneurship to 13 Campuses across South Africa and Dr. Norah Clarke joins us with Ntokozo Sibiya from Startup Academy to unpack the program.
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06
SEP

The Political Landscape of Student politics on South Africa's Campuses.

Former president Nelson Mandela once said, “Young people are capable, when aroused, of bringing down the towers of oppression and raising the banners of freedom.” These words have been proven in recent history as more and more young people are stepping into the political landscape, invoking and demanding change. Student politics is a representation of the broader South African political context. Through student politics, we’ve seen The #AfrikaansMustFall, #OutsourcingMustFall #FeesMustFall protests are two clear examples of the involvement of student politics.
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AUG

Somali STEM-Society Cultivating Future Innovators. Dr Sadiyo Siad

A collaborative public-private partnership to enhance scientific and technological creativity and innovation in the classroom as well as in business and industry, so as to spur educational and economic development.

Somali Stem Society is committed to revive, encourage and empower next-generation Scientists, Technologists, Engineers, and Mathematicians to create, innovate and excel in their specialized fields of study or practice thus improving quality of education, business and industry in the Somali economy.
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AUG

University Student Entrepreneurship Initiative

We all know that entrepreneurship is not a magic solution in a context of mass unemployment, but through this initiative, we will alert students to the fact that employment is not their only option to participate in the economy. The primary objective of SEW2018 is to raise awareness of entrepreneurship in its different forms as an alternative to formal employment.
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23
AUG

EDUCATE LAUNCHES MATRIC MATHS AND SCIENCE REVISION PROGRAMME

The revision sessions are presented in an educational and yet entertaining manner, allowing learners to interact with subject experts who are available at each cinema complex to address questions from the pupils.

The programme is presented in ten 150 minute episodes at cinemas which have been strategically selected for their convenience and accessibility for the learners.

Each student leaves each session with the Math or Science Toolkit for that session to be used for future reference.
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06
AUG

Afrika Tikkun Launched Its First ICT Academy To Educate Women And Youth

On Friday, 20 July 2018 Afrika Tikkun hosted its first Information Communication Technology (ICT) Academy launch in partnership with Think Tank under the theme ‘let’s tackle the ICT skills shortage’. The ICT Academy launch was intended to be a dialogue between delegates from the IT/ ICT, financial services, and network engineering sectors. Women are currently less likely than men to use our own digital technologies, with gaps larger among youth and those over 45 years old. ICT improves efficiency, enhances coordination and improves the quality of information gathered and shared for development planning.
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19
JUL

The Current Landscape of STEM Education in South Africa - Eric J. Wright

The African continent hasn’t got a robust strategic plan on STEM policies, or even a clear roadmap or framework for implementing them effectively. It is not even clear if some national leaders understand their importance or meanings. If we invested in our tech entrepreneurs and innovators we will be able to resolve local problems with local solutions; instead, China and the U.S. are doing this for Africa with a hidden price.’
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12
JUL

Dr Anele Mngadi Nominated for the University of the Witwatersrand Chancellor.

Dr. Anele Mngadi is one out of two nominees for the University of the Witwatersrand Chancellor. Dr Mngadi is a university professor, a non-executive chairman and a community builder whose qualifications include a BCom in financial management from the University of Cape Town (UCT), an LLB from Wits, an MCom in financial management from UCT, an MBA from Wits and the University of St Gallen in Switzerland, and a PhD in public policy and development management from Wits, among others.
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06
JUL

Skills development in Tech - WeThinkCode

‘WeThinkCode_’, a tech learning institution based in Johannesburg & now Cape Town - which was founded by two thirty-something women (Arlene Mulder and Camille Agon) - is turning the traditional education model on its head; democratizing learning through eradicating traditional barriers to entry. The aim is to develop top tech talent and a pool of qualified candidates to corporates, which are grappling with a desperate skills shortage.
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15
JUN

The Classroom of the Future - Alan Goldberg

During the Industrial Revolution, classrooms adopted the traditional design: desks in rows facing a chalkboard. More than 150 years later, most classrooms still adopt this setup. Yet many scholars believe we are in the midst of a new Industrial Revolution characterized by AI, robotics, and the Internet of Things, to name a few elements.
Alan Goldberg certified Apple trainer and Director of Education at Apple Premium Reseller, Digicape, recently provided in-depth insight following an education event hosted by tech-giant, Apple.
Goldberg believes that in order to truly transform the education system there are two key things that need to take place. First, educators need to view technology, like the iPad, as a tool to augment, modify and refine the learning process – not just a way to replace traditional learning methods. And secondly, educators need to act as a facilitator in the classroom. As he puts it, “technology – while powerful – is simply a tool.”
In our chat with Alan, we explore the following:
- The current state of the African education system & how technology, with proper application, can be a catalyst for change.
- The role of tech – it cannot transform learning if it simply substitutes a traditional tool (i.e. a laptop replacing a paper notebook) – instead, it needs to redefine the entire learning process. Goldberg can share what this means in tangible terms and offer examples.
- The potential ramifications of the ‘classroom of the future’ – how will teachers assess work? How will students understanding be measured?
- This approach to learning creates new skillsets that will, in turn, create a whole new set of jobs that do not even exist yet. What are these new opportunities that these skillsets will create?
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APR

International Scholarship Programs

There are a number of scholarship opportunities currently available for South African students to undertake studies, research and exchanges in other countries. The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) coordinates several such scholarships, while others are managed by other international, national and provincial departments or government agencies.
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