Article of the Day: 11 Mind-blowing Psychology Findings on Daily Choices

If you assume that you understand why you think and act the way you do, you’re probably wrong. Decades of psychological research suggest that people behave in ways that are mysterious and perplexing — even to themselves. We sifted through the Quora thread, “What are some mind-blowing facts about social psychology?” and pulled out the 

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Naspers Targets Education for Growth

Johannesburg – Naspers plans to expand in education software as Africa’s biggest company by market value searches for a repeat of the profitable bet it made on Tencent Holdings of China. The owner of Africa’s biggest pay-TV service is seeking to build on investments in U.S. education-technology companies Udemy and Brainly that it made earlier 

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Article of the Day: International Higher Education Must Address Inequality

When properly implemented, internationalisation of higher education brings about enhanced inter-cultural understanding, global competencies, international research collaboration and improvements in the quality of higher education. Its effect on the social stratification of nations, regions and their respective populations, however, has been neglected. Social stratification Limited and targeted government funding to higher education institutions in pursuit 

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Cadre Deployment and Unions Destroying Education

Cadre deployment and the appointment of union officials to the department of basic education “weakens” the department and the country’s education system‚ Parliament heard on Wednesday. This is according to the department of education’s director general Hubert Mathanzima Mweli‚ who briefed the portfolio committee on the progress of the “jobs for sale” report released earlier 

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Dementia Rates Falling: Education May be Key

There is growing evidence that the dementia crisis may not be as bad as first feared, say researchers. A study suggests the proportion of elderly people developing dementia is falling in the US – backing up similar findings in the UK and Europe. Data from 21,057 people over the age of 65 in the US showed 

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Zuma Pledges More Funds for Education

President Jacob Zuma has closed off the National Council of Provinces visit to BCM by delivering his annual NCOP address. During his address Zuma pledged to commit more funds to education. The President said government would invest more in higher education whilst continuing to build Asidi schools in the province. “The Heher Commission will soon 

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Bloated Education System Too Expensive

South Africa is not prioritising education, resulting in the university crisis that has led to disruptions on campuses across the country for more than a month, Statistician-General Pali Lehohla said. Lehohla yesterday released Stats SA’s financial statistics of higher education institutions for 2015. He criticised the government and the public for not viewing education as 

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