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The Small Business Manager's Guide to Risk Management

Posted by Mia Arderne on Sep 23, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Risk is a necessary part of growth, although risk management is often overlooked by small business managers. Strategic risk management is just as critical for a start-up, small or growing business as it is for a large, established one.

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Topics: General, Career Tips and Advice, Business Management

Where to Find Free Internet Connection in South Africa

Posted by Adriaan Odendaal on Sep 22, 2016 10:41:00 AM

Note: This blog post was originally published on 20 April 2015, but has been updated for accuracy.

 

Many of our students don’t have easy access to affordable internet — and internet connection is essential for making the most of your studies. So to help you, we have put together some information that will help you find free Wi-Fi, or other internet connections, all across South Africa. You will be able to use it to download the Oxbridge Academy mobile app, visit our Student Portal, or even submit your assignments.

 

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Topics: General, Advice for Students

Do You Have What it Takes to Succeed in the Media Industry?

Posted by Lungiswa Nyatyowa on Sep 21, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The media industry consists of a myriad of careers, and survival of the fittest is the name of the game. The careers look glamorous from the sidelines and yes, there are many perks, but it’s no easy task making it to the top. Graig-Lee Smith (28), knows this all too well. He has been down this road. Today, he hosts Kompas, a youth radio show on SABC’s RSG station, which boasts a listenership of roughly 1.9 – 2.5 million people.

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Topics: General, Journalism and Media, Career Tips and Advice

5 Ways to Become a More Effective Learner

Posted by Mia Arderne on Sep 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Absorbing and understanding new information is a challenging, but worthwhile process. If you want to become a more effective learner, we have five practical tips to help you.

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Topics: General, Advice for Students

The 6 Biggest Mistakes Accounting Students Make - and How to Avoid Them

Posted by Lungiswa Nyatyowa on Sep 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM
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Topics: General, Advice for Students, Bookkeeping and Accounting

4 Entry-Level Jobs You Can Apply for as an HR Graduate

Posted by Lauren Frost on Sep 14, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Are you interested in learning more about labour relations, communication, personnel training, and personnel management – but you aren’t exactly sure what jobs you’ll be able to apply for once you have completed your HR studies? Don’t worry; we have done the research for you.

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Topics: HR, General, Career Tips and Advice

8 Things Successful PR Officers Do Differently

Posted by Mia Arderne on Sep 12, 2016 10:00:00 AM

What’s the difference between a regular PR officer and a successful PR officer? PR officers are responsible for managing the reputation of their clients and influencing public opinion through the media. Successful PR officers, however, go the extra mile and do the following eight things differently:

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Topics: General, Career Tips and Advice, Public Relations (PR)

7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Deciding to Become a Community Development Worker

Posted by Mia Arderne on Sep 9, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Being a community development worker is both a challenging and a rewarding job. It requires a lot of heart, and it is one of the few jobs that create real, immediate positive change in society. We’ve put together a list of questions to ask yourself before deciding to become a community development worker:  

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Topics: General, Health and Wellness

International Literacy Day 2016

Posted by Lungiswa Nyatyowa on Sep 8, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Imagine not being able to read these words. That you could not read safety warnings at work or help a child with grade 2 homework. Imagine being excluded from political involvement and not being able to make informed financial decisions. These are the realities of many illiterate people in the world. This is why literacy is a fundamental human right and an essential tool for community development.

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Topics: General

5 Budgeting Mistakes to Avoid When You Want to Start Your Own Business

Posted by Lungiswa Nyatyowa on Sep 7, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Starting a business requires a lot of planning and number crunching. A budget can give you a bird’s-eye view of the short- and long-term financial strategy of the business.

Here are a few budgeting mistakes to avoid when starting your own business:

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Topics: General, Bookkeeping and Accounting, Business Management

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