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Students to benefit from future economic developments

Economic development to contribute more to the large population which are students moving forward.

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The Black Business Summit 2019 was held at Gallagher Estate where prominent public figures joined to discuss economic issues.

During the Black Business Council summit the Premier of Gauteng took time to shed light on how the government proposes to contribute to higher education and growth of graduates.

Government aims to have new developments such as new post-apartheid City Development together with Broadband infrastructure and transport to make a positive contribution to students’ lives. Taking into consideration transport, data, accommodation and safety.

Taking that there is a large population of students in Gauteng, the plan is to make these development contribute to the growth of graduates and infrastructure where students will reside.

 Premier of Gauteng David Makhura said, “We work closely with Universities Vice Chancellors on issues of infrastructure development.

In the past month student protests have flared up, and one of the ongoing grievances brought forward was the lack of accommodation which left some students sleeping on campus.

“Education institutions have to be part of our planning, particularly student accommodation”, David Makhura said.

The government’s proposed strategy with developing new Post-apartheid City Development is to get all these new settlements, human settlements, student villages to be part of the architecture of the new housing developments in Gauteng.

“To do so means we need multi Campus student accommodations and we need to create infrastructure and facilities for students”.

Another initiative put forward was the is the ” Tshepho one million “, a programme aimed at offering graduates employment opportunities including assisting future entrepreneurs.

“Education is the #NO 1 priority”

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SA to witness a rare event when Mercury transits the Sun

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The African continent can gear up to witness one of the greatest events in science. For the first time since 9 May 2016, Africans will be able to watch Mercury transit the Sun on Monday, 11 November at 14:35 Central Africa Time (CAT).

Get your telescopes ready to witness a rare event when Mercury transits the Sun on this afternoon.

The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) will host a viewing event which will short talk on this astronomical phenomenon.” The transit will be observable from anywhere in Africa by projecting the image of the Sun through a small telescope”

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Students hit the RUNWAY for the title of MR and MRS City Waldorf

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MR and MRS City Waldorf Pageant IMAGE: Ndumiso Ngwenya

From gracing the runway with talent to putting a cultural spin on glam. The ladies and gentlemen of City Waldorf took it to the Runway for the crown of MR and MRS City Waldorf.

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Supporting entrepreneurship ventures of SA varsities

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Entrepreneurship is growing within South Africa’s higher education spaces, from fresh ideas, innovations, to creative ventures set to contribute and stimulate the socio-economic growth in the region.

These ideas have been met by support from various industry experts, funding initiatives, and institutions transforming into innovative and entrepreneurial hubs that can spearhead socio-economic development.

This has been the culture around South African universities such as the University of the Western Cape (UWC),which in collaboration with WearSA, launched a retail clothing store – the first design and entrepreneurship incubator store of its kind in South Africa.

Recently we saw one of SA’s largest venture capital funds, the SA SME Fund, introducing students to entrepreneurial spaces, launching the first fund in Africa that commercialises ideas from tertiary institutions and gives access to funding and skills to CUT to promote entrepreneurs.

Today, we see the launch of the DUT retail leadership chair. This is a collaboration between the Durban University of Technology (DUT) and the Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (W&RSETA).

This initiative is also set to “serve as a critical conduit between industry and the university, in terms of constructive engagements, best practice in the industry both locally and internationally, in curriculum relevance and work integrated learning.”


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