News and Views

DigitalCampus keeps an eye on global trends that impact aspirant business professionals. We report regularly on global and local workplace trends, occupationally relevant news, freshly identified skills gaps and best practice online learning initiatives. You’ll also find a variety of short, useful articles outlining the DigitalCampus learning experience and course content. We draw on our lecturers and stakeholders at the University of the Witwatersrand to bring you expert insights and news about new lecturers and their course offerings.

Stay informed by accessing bite-sized relevant information through our regularly updated articles on the News and Views page.

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What you can do to prevent Alzheimer's
This topic has suddenly become much more relevant in my life, not only because I am getting older...
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Financial year-end – common mistakes in a South African
For many companies worldwide, financial year-end is a stressful time. In South Africa, the challenge...
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It is more important than ever to build your business acumen
The year got off to an abysmal start with the economy lcontracting close to 1%, and the situation...
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Unemployed versus Employed
Causing much frustration and debate is the practical application of Code 300, Skills Development...
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Youth Day
This year South Africa will commemorate the 41st anniversary of the Soweto uprising. On June 16th, 41 years ago, students stood up against the...
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Anatomy of the Modern Learner
With technological advances bringing change and new ways of doing things, the world of work has changed forever and so too has learning...
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Wits DigitalCampus - Learner Feedback
A new learning environment can be a little daunting. At Wits DigitalCampus, our Learning Journey team understands that change can bring with it feelings ...
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Curious Minds Win in a Changing World
We live in a time where entire countries, economies, organisations and industries are transforming rapidly. As the pace of change accelerates ...
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Introducing a new Managing Executive for DigitalCampus.
Wits University DigitalCampus is proud to officially welcome Gavin Olivier as Managing Executive...
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LRMG B-BBEE Level Two Announcement.
We are thrilled announce that for a second year running, on the new 2013 codes that we have retained our Level 2 status...
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Is Digital Featuring in Your WSP?
While you are in the process of finalising your Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) for the coming year, we wanted ...
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Learners love Wits DigitalCampus
All DigitalCampus courses are written, lectured and supported by lecturers and subject matter experts from ...
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In the spirit of the act – our B-BBEE offering
Interest in our B-BBEE solution is peaking. More and more corporates and their B-BBEE verification agencies are seeing ...
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Global experts on the growing popularity of L&D
Human Resources and Learning and Development teams are climbing the popularity stakes at work...
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A desirable new IT & CIO course
Information Technology (IT) management is a critical scarce skill globally and locally...
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Our learners love us
Wits DigitalCampus learners are asked to rate their experience on our online short courses by answering a few questions...
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A global online learning love affair
Love is in the air all over the world as learners demonstrate a growing infatuation with online learning. Global experts...
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Global Workplace Trends
The world of work is continually changing and evolving. Make sure...
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Why DigitalCampus?
Albert Einstein said that if you can't explain it simply, you don't understand...
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Upcoming courses
In a rapidly evolving world, we wouldn't want you to experience the fear...
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Supportive relationships and networks are top of mind for DigitalCampus
Yes, online learning can also provide you with the opportunity to build relationships and networks as you learn.
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Global experts explain authentic networking
Global experts explain authentic networking
Many business people state that building business relationships and networks often feels false, forced or riddled with hidden agendas. Yet, research has confirmed that networking is a modern business necessity.
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The credible and incredible networks that DigitalCampus built in 2016
The credible and incredible networks that DigitalCampus built in 2016
Looking back, 2016 was a great networking year for DigitalCampus. Our footprint grew with Wits Faculties and Schools and our learning solutions positively impacted top South African companies.
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Customer Relationship Building – a brand new short course
Wits Plus lecturer Jeanette Fourie brings you a 10-week fully digitised online short course that will positively impact the most important business relationship of all: the relationship with your customer.
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Global experts provide 4 guidelines to build your business network
Most aspirant business know what research has confirmed: networking is a modern business necessity and the strength of your network will directly impact on your career success, opportunities and overall job satisfaction. However, many people struggle with building business networks, mainly because it requires time and effort and it often feels forced or fake.
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Survey - Specialised Learning and Development
So... how did students feel about and rate the online short course?
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Survey - The Principles of project management
So... how did students feel about and rate the online short course?
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Survey - Fundamentals of human resource practices
So... how did students feel about and rate the online short course?
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Survey - Logistics and supply chain management
So... how did students feel about and rate the online short course?
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Survey - Managing labour relations
So... how did students feel about and rate the online short course?
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Sobering statistics on learning
Do you know an eight year old - perhaps your own child, a relative or a friend's child? The stark reality is that only 26% of all Grade 2 learners will ever be eligible to enrol at a University.
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Good news about learning
4 DigitalCampus statistics that will make you smile
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Dr Johan Swanepoel on accessible part-time learning
The University of the Witwatersrand's Centre for Part-time studies, also known as Wits Plus, offers part-time, occupational learning solutions during evening and weekend lectures. Dr Johan Swanepoel, Director of Wits Plus knows that many professionals work full-time but want on-going tertiary education to advance their careers.
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"Broken", "inaccessible", "sobering"
In Carol Paton's Business Day article, the technical college system is labelled "broken". This statement is made on the back of the Treasury report on technical and vocational colleges, which were presented as the government�s solution to skills shortages and unemployment. In fact, the words �deeply dysfunctional� were used to describe the shocking statistics that only 2% of students completed courses in the minimum time period and only 10% of all students completed a three-year course in six years.
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4 Benchmark Statistics
The latest Treasury report into technical and vocational colleges in South Africa cites the system as being "deeply dysfunctional" and flawed in their attempt to address skills shortages and unemployment in South Africa. There is a desperate need to improve the quality of learning and support in our country.
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Wits Plus Director Dr Johan Swanepoel on innovation in education
The University of the Witwatersrand's Centre for Part-time studies, also known as Wits Plus, offers part-time, occupational learning solutions during evening and weekend lectures. Dr Johan Swanepoel, Director of Wits Plus relays that many professionals work full-time but realise that they need on-going tertiary education to advance their career prospects.
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#LearningMustRise
Learning is the front end of a story of hope. With education and learning, we prepare young people for the workplace, where they can earn their financial freedom and subsequent quality of life.
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Let us give you a superturnkey
DigitalCampus offers turnkey learning solutions. We address specific industry learning needs and skills gaps with our digitised, online short courses...
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Global experts advise you to plan your 2017 development
A Deloitte 2014 study states that the modern learner is taking control of their own learning, no longer content to sit back and...
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Come on inside to view our growing course offering
DigitalCampus was born out of a partnership between Wits and the LR Performance Agency almost two years ago...
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3 Reasons to put DigitalCampus at the top of your 2017 PDP
DigitalCampus can play a vital role in helping you meet your 2017 learning and development needs. We address specific occupational learning needs and skills gaps with our digitised...
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3 key elements of turnkey and superturnkey solutions
The term 'turnkey' solution seems to find its origin in the world of project management. In business terms...
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Solid, structured, credible online learning
When building a structure ranging from an office block to a house, one must ensure that it will be solid, reliable, safe and enduring. To do this there needs to...
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Wits lecturer, Helga Louw, on digital learning for digital skills
Helga Louw admits that she isn't a digital native: "When I studied marketing, the digital marketing landscape was still untapped. I was schooled in traditional marketing...
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Bill Gates endorses Personalised Learning
Bored with irrelevant lectures and disorganised waves of content and information? There is so much content online that any learner could get lost in their quest to gain knowledge...
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3 Ways to avoid online learning overload
With a flood of internet-based content available about any topic under the sun and a growing host of online or e-learning solutions, organisations have..
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Wits lecturer Helga Louw on the vast digital marketing landscape
Helga Louw admits that she isn't a digital native. "When I studied marketing, the digital marketing landscape was still untapped...
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Our elevator pitch to impress Bill Gates
One can dream. If we were ever in an elevator with renowned founder of Microsoft and one of the richest...
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Learning is the ticket to the top
Wits lecturer Michelle Wolfswinkel is the writer and course lecturer of the DigitalCampus Specialised Learning and Development course...
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How our short courses will help you get ahead
As if earning a living is not hard enough, today's business professionals need to learn a living. Where do you find the time to earn if you have to learn...
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Why you should never stop learning
Fortune Magazine's article, "How to advance when there's no career ladder" states that the career ladder no longer...
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Online learning that is focused on the workplace
The writer and lecturer for the Wits DigitalCampus Specialised Learning and Development course, Michelle Wolfswinkel, wrote the course...
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How DigitalCampus drives occupational skills
At DigitalCampus we put the spotlight on occupational skills. We went through quite a process...
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Close the gap with online learning
Let's park the conversation on the concept of occupational skills. Occupational skills are...
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Wits DigitalCampus Learning Journey success
The University of the Witwatersrand proudly offer certificates of competence to DigitalCampus learners who successfully complete...
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Wits lecturer Nicky Lowe on 21st Century Business Communication in English
Wits lecturer, Nicky Lowe, is no stranger to filling occupational skills gaps with learning solutions...
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The person behind your learning support
DigitalCampus Learning Journey Manager, Denise Pivacic, is often called the "mother" of the DigitalCampus learners...
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The ABCs of a Wits Certificate of Competence
Organisations often ask us whether our online courses are accredited, NQF aligned, Unit Standard aligned or relevant to their B-BBEE scorecard ...
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Global best practice views on setting and meeting organisational learning goals
In South Africa, the structuring and accreditation of learning came under the spotlight with the Skills Development Act of 1997...
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3 Ways in which every online learner should be supported
Elearning industry (www.elearningindustry.com) is a global platform that explores and publishes best practices in the field of online learning...
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Skills are the new currency - 3 Global expert views
The word "currency" is associated with money or assets, something you can use to buy or barter with. Global business leaders...
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Wits' Dr Johan Swanepoel - Learning should work at work
Dr Johan Swanepoel, Director of Wits Plus, the Centre for Part-Time Studies at the ...
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DigitalCampus - A safe skills investment
When you invest valuable money and time in uplifting your skills, you want to know ...
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Wits' Dr Johan Swanepoel - The quest for a digital classroom
Dr Johan Swanepoel, Director of Wits Plus, the Centre for Part-Time Studies at the University...
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Supported digital learning - 3 Points that 2 global experts agree on
IMS Global, a non-profit learning consortium based in Texas, publish an annual report that...
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Learning Journey Management demystified
DigitalCampus prides itself on effective Learning Journey Management...
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Wits and DigitalCampus Lecturer, Rob van der Schyff - HR strategist
When DigitalCampus approached Wits lecturer, Rob van der Schyff...
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Specialised Learning and Development
Reimagine your career Growing employees through effective Learning and Development (L&D) interventions...
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Fundamental Human Resource Practices
People are your organisation's greatest asset...
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Basic Business Accounting
Effective and efficient accounting and bookkeeping is the backbone of every business. Whether you're a bookkeeper...
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Digital but personal - How DigitalCampus Retains the Human Touch
Digital, online learning cannot be successful without the personal...
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5 Reasons why global experts agree that you should study online
Our DigitalCampus team members speak to prospective learners from across Africa...
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Specialised Learning and Development
Learning and Development is an integral part of any organisation, because all successful...
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Fundamental Human Resource Practices
People are your organisation's greatest asset. Managing those Human Resources well...
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The professional development plan learning curve
Business has undergone a steep learning curve with regard to skills development...
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Reimagining your personal and professional potential with financial management
The glass ceiling for career growth is often knowledge of financial ...
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Motivation, and how you can support your employees
Any undertaking to study and further yourself ...
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Learning and Disruption Innovation
The idea of disruption innovation has been around in...
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The 3 Cs your job should make you feel
Unlike our parents and grandparents before us...
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Reimagining your professional potential with Logistics and Supply Chain Management
With the ever-changing business landscape, exponential technological growth...
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Employee Development Essential in the Workplace
Employees who feel their employers aren't investing in their continuous professional development..
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getAbstract - Singletasking
Get More Done One Thing at a Time.
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Yes, it's convenient, but why learn online, and why choose DigitalCampus?
Yes, it's convenient, but why learn online, and why choose DigitalCampus? There are numerous advantages to online learning...
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Snapshot: Dr. Robert Venter
This month we interview Dr Robert Venter, Principles of Project Management's online lecturer. He is a senior lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand School of Economic and Business Sciences.
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DigitalCampus Digest- Issue 04
With only a few months to go to the end of the year, it's time to focus on the next stage of your career by improving and streamlining your daily operating techniques. And there's no better way to get ahead of the....
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Stronger. Develop the Resilience You Need to Succeed
Enjoy this complimentary summary of a bestseller business book essential to your job and career, presented in a crisp magazine-page format. You can read it in less than 10 minutes.
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Grow Your Value. Living and Working to Your Full Potential
Enjoy this complimentary summary of a bestseller business book essential to your job and career, presented in a crisp magazine-page format. You can read it in less than 10 minutes.
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The 8th Habit From Effectiveness to Greatness
Enjoy this complimentary summary of a bestseller business book essential to your job and career, presented in a crisp magazine-page format. You can read it in less than 10 minutes.
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DigitalCampus Digest- Issue 03
We've passed the halfway mark and the pressure is now on to achieve the goals we set for ourselves way back in the beginning of the year...
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The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth
The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth...
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From Know-How to Do-How
The Short and Simple Guide to Making Change Happen...
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Becoming The Best
Build a World-Class Organization Through Values-Based Leadership...
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DigitalCampus Digest- Issue 01
In this first newsletter, we've compiled some valuable tips on how to search for jobs using social media...
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DigitalCampus Digest- Issue 02
As we renew our commitment to our 2015 goals, the second issue of the DigitalCampus Digest...
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What to Do When There's Too Much to Do
You can take accessible, practical steps to get control over your...
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The Effective Executive
Executives' positions conspire against their effectiveness. Peter Drucker...
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
To be highly effective, just initiate, focus, prioritise, connect...
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The Last Lecture
A terminally ill college professor offers lessons about living a meaningful life...
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The Negotiation Toolkit
Negotiating Rule #1: Let the other party know that you can help them...
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The 2020 Workplace
What will 2020 bring to your workplace? Varied people...
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