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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 08:00

Online learning for Young Entrepreneurs

As the online world grows so does the voices of experience across all spectrums of knowledge.

In this latest issue of 4Ward! Magazine, MIND POWER will be focussing on how you can find personal growth as an entrepreneur and learn more from online learning and sharing from people who have been doing business for years. One of the more popular channels of communication are podcasts - a recorded sound or video medium in which the author shares knowledge, talks about a particular subject, and conducts interviews amongst many other things.

So what is out there for you to learn more from the likes of Patt Flynn, John Lee Dumas and Chris Ducker? Find out in Online learning for Young Entrepreneurs

Published in News
Monday, 14 April 2014 03:12

Confusion with Funza Lushaka bursaries

RODNEY XABA: Groenkloof campus students belonging to the Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme were left confused when they were forced to change electives and phases due to a sudden change in bursary requirements. Many students have been forced to take additional modules and have to catch up on work that has already been covered in these modules.

Published in Perdeby News
Friday, 11 April 2014 06:35

NSFAS leaves students high and dry

Roxanne Joseph: Delays in monthly allowances reaching National Student Financial Aid Schemes (NSFAS) students are making it difficult for them to make it through the month, according to the SRC.

Students have taken to Twitter with their complaints. “The universities expect students to pass on hungry stomachs. Impossible,” one student, who wished to remain unnamed, told Wits Vuvuzela.

Published in Vuvuzela News

Being broke is a staple of student life. The diet of energy bars and two-minute-noodles is practically mandatory for anyone getting a degree.

But what is the craziest thing you would do to get your hands on some cash? Wits Vuvuzela asked Witsies around campus.

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Thursday, 13 March 2014 05:49

Students can make their rands go further

Thabile Manala: An investment of R10 000 can yield a return of R142-million over 40 years – a return that sounds unbelievable, but is achievable if young people adopt investing principles from university.

If students learn the skill of investing and avoid unnecessary spending financial freedom will be a real possibility in the future, according to a bond agency trader at Regimens Capital, Mbuyi Dlamini.

Published in Vuvuzela News
Friday, 27 September 2013 11:49

What the exchange rate means for students

Raymond Ndhlovu: The exchange rate is referred to by analysts and the media on an almost daily basis. Referenced in such a context, it is difficult to imagine how these figures influence you, but both local and international students may in fact benefit from paying attention to exchange rate fluctuations.

Published in Oppidan Press Features

TARYN RICHMOND: UP’s vice-chancellor Prof. Cheryl de la Rey delivered a State of the University address earlier this year at the official opening of the 2013 academic year. She addressed one of the biggest challenges facing the university, the decline of the government subsidy. Perdeby looked into this issue and what it means for UP students.

Prof. De la Rey said in her speech that the issue is that the subsidy remains steady and does not reflect rising costs. Prof. Antony Melck, the university’s executive director of the Institutional Planning Portfolio, said that, “The National Treasury annually makes a budget available to the Department of Higher Education and Training [DHET] for subsidising the university sector.”

Published in Perdeby News

There has been a lot of talk on the radio recently about the state of entrepreneurship in South Africa and especially what young people need to do to be self-employed. A lot of this discussion has been triggered by the R34.1 million loan given to Khanyi Dhlomo by the National Empowerment Fund (NEF) for her luxury store, Luminance.

Many people have questioned why somebody who is already successful should have been lent such a huge amount of money for a boutique selling luxury goods, especially when many small businesses might have benefitted from the R34.1 million being split between them, much less entirely given to one of them. Accusations of political connections and hand-outs have been made.

I must confess that initially my reaction to this was similar to most other people. But then listening to Allon Raiz of Raizcorp talk about it on the radio, I quickly learnt that I shouldn’t jump to conclusions without gathering the facts.

Published in Activate Features
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