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How can disadvantaged universities attract more funding?

by Nazeema Mohamed,  25 July 2019, University World News African Edition It is five years since Inyathelo, with the support of the Kresge Foundation (a primarily domestic American foundation), first asked Dr Sean Jones of EduActive Solutions to conduct the Annual Survey of Philanthropy in Higher Education (ASPIHE). This series of research reports was the …

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New critical skills list for SA expected in 2020

Potential immigrants can use the ‘critical skills visa’ to seek legal status by Carol Paton,  31 July, 2019, BusinessDay The department of higher education has begun the lengthy process of compiling a new list of critical skills that will be used to determine whether a foreigner may apply for a visa to live and work …

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7 key phrases Montessori teachers use and why we should use them, too

Reference: by Christina Clemer Url: https://www.mother.ly/child/7-key-phrases-montessori-teachers-use-and-why-we-should-use-them-too-#close Date: 20 October 2017 Montessori can be hard to sum up in just a few words—it is a philosophy on education and child development that runs deep. It’s a way of seeing the world. I think one of the easiest ways to get an idea for what Montessori means is …

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University fees in 2017

University fees in 2017: how much it costs to study in South Africa South African universities have come under constant scrutiny for the high cost of education across the board, but could not escape hiking fees in 2017. Following a fee increase freeze in 2016 due to widespread student protests, 2017 once again saw fees …

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Article of the Day: Why ‘Lucky 7’ Really is the World’s Magic Number

Seven is the most significant number across religions and cultures. Stop any person in the street and ask them to choose an odd number between 1 and 10. More often not, they will say the number 7. For ‘lucky 7’ is the world’s favourite number. There are seven days of the week, seven colours of the …

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Article of the Day: These Three Words Will Change Your Life for the Better

I know what you may be thinking: How can three words really change anyone’s life, including yours? I will tell you, however, that in my almost 30 years as a psychologist, and after sharing these three words with over 5,000 past and current counseling clients, no one has dismissed these three words! The vast majority …

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Article of the Day: The Universal Human Need to Blame

In 1457, the inhabitants of a small French town witnessed a gruesome murder of a little boy. The perpetrator, a female, snuck into the house while the child’s mother was out and mutilated the little boy while he lay in bed. The townsfolk found the perpetrator covered in blood and placed her on trial. They …

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Article of the Day: Narcissism and Triangulation in Psychology and GeoPolitics

“… there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”–William Shakespeare Lately, in the world of intelligence and geopolitics, there is much talk about triangulation, what used to go by the name of Finlandization, now considered an obscene word in the world of diplomacy. “Velvet occupation” seems to be preferred. In any …

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Article of the Day: Eye Colour and Perceived Dominance

There is a lot more to the human eye than just seeing. For example, research shows (white) blue-eyed children to be more behaviorally inhibited than their brown-eyed counterparts; among stuttering children, those with blue eyes are more severely disfluent in their speech; and there have been studies in the past which attempted to use eye-colour …

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