01 August 2015

Free Entrance to Cape Town Science Centre Workshops / Demonstrations

Free Entrance to Cape Town Science Centre Workshops / Demonstrations
Cape Town Science Centre Workshops / Demonstrations
Cape Town Science Centre offers free entry to a variety of science shows, workshops, demonstrations and more, this week-end and on Saturday 8 August in celebration of National Science Week.

FREE ENTRY to the Cape Town Science Centre on 1,2 & 8 August!

Join us as we explore the wonders of science through interactive exhibits, science shows, robotics, coding, a film workshop, hands-on workshops, demos and more!

Visit www.ctsc.org.za for the full programme. 


National Science Week is an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology, implemented by the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement, a Business unit of the National Research Foundation.


29 July 2015

Creative Writing Course - Cape Town

Cape Town Creative Writing Course

The course teaches the skills for all creative writing – fiction and non-fiction and is designed to get you writing. Every participant will receive personal feedback in every session. They will be served a simple lunch and will receive full notes, and some resources, online.

Allaboutwriting have brought their Creative Writing Course to the Cape, but be warned – it could just change your life.

The course, which will run for a week mid-August in Constantia, is aimed at those with a book in them, or anyone who would simply like to exercise their creativity. But the first Cape participants say it could do more.

“This course has changed lives,” says Ingrid van den Berg. “There are few things in life that can lay claim to this honour. Allaboutwriting has (almost ... they can't write the whole book for you!) all the answers in their wonderful, warm, nurturing and "growing" writing courses.

Clive Goodchild-Brown adds that discovering the Creative Writing Course has been “one of the most satisfying landmarks in my life and certainly in my writing journey… [They] offer I believe an unequalled forum for prospective writers of all skill levels in this country. I am hooked”.

The course will be presented during the day from August 17 to 21 by author Jo-Anne Richards, recently moved to Simonstown. Sign up or direct your queries to admin@allaboutwritingcourses.com.


26 July 2015

Free Short Course / Workshop Promotional Listings for Cape Town Training Providers

Free Short Course / Workshop Promotional Listings for Cape Town Academic and Training Providers
Free Short Course / Workshop Promotional Listings for Cape Town Academic and Training Providers

A free opportunity for Cape Town / Western Cape Education, Short Course and Workshop training providers to advertise / promote the following offerings on the Short Courses Cape Town website:
  • Short Courses 
  • Workshops 
  • Internships 
  • Learnerships 

Please visit the Free Short Courses Cape Town Promotional Listings Page for more information.

25 July 2015

Ladies Hairdressing Short Course Cape Town 2016

Ladies Hairdressing Short Course Cape Town 2016
The Partners Hair Design Training Academy (PHDTA) offers a full-time course over a 12-month period. Learners complete all three academic levels required for a full Ladies Hairdressing NQF 2, 3 & 4 qualification by the end of the training year, empowering them to enter the job market far sooner than after the current three year course. Learners are required to complete a mandatory twenty month practical after which they are eligible to do their Services Seta Trade Test. We also offer a part-time course which is completed over three years. Learners benefit from the PHDTA course in that the programme works hand-in-hand with the Partners Hair Design salons to ensure that the practical hours, which are required from each learner, are completed under the guidance of a salon mentor. Learners will also be placed in a work placement program to ensure that they become gainfully employed after completion of the course. PHDTA is based in Kenilworth and is easily accessible to both students and visitors, and can accommodate up to four classes per year. Learners are treated to a warm and modern learning environment, as well as a fully functioning salon facility that is used for the assessment of their practical skills.

Once the Trade Test has been successfully completed the following career opportunities will be available:

  • Qualified hairstylist specializing in all aspects of both ladies and gents hairdressing 
  • Technical trainer for Top retail brands 
  • Specialist in the entertainment industry (fashion shoots and shows) 
  • Concierge service on Luxury cruise liners 

BENEFITS OF COMPLETING THE PHDTA COURSE:

  • The academic component is completed in a shorter period, ensuring that the students remain fully captivated by the learning material. 
  • On completion of the course, students earn a salary whilst completing their practical. 
  • Smaller classes which allow for one-on-one mentoring and teaching. 
  • On-going training in the salons ensures that students sharpen their practical skills. 
  • Career advancement is guaranteed for students who are ready to start practicing as a hairdresser. 

More information - Partners Training Academy Website >>

2016 Ladies Hairdressing Short Course Kenilworth Cape Town

Adobe Creative Software Short Courses Cape Town

Adobe Creative Software Short Course Cape Town
Cape Town Creative Academy
Short Courses in the following popular Adobe Creative Software packages kick off in August. ... Click to complete the online registration form.

07 April 2015

Oxford University Press to sponsor major African Literacy Conference

Oxford University Press Southern Africa will sponsor the ninth Pan-African Literacy for All and 10th Reading Association of South Africa (RASA) National Literacy Conference this year.
The conference will take place from 2 to 5 September in Cape Town, and the theme for this year’s event is Imagination and Literacy: Theory and Practice.
Keynote speakers will include International Literacy Association director Marcie Craig Post, Gcina Mhlophe, research professors Barbara Comber (Australia), Viv Edwards (UK) and Kieran Egan (Canada), as well as principal of the St Mary’s Junior School in Waverley, Johannesburg, Desiree Hugo.
Press Release:
Oxford University Press Southern Africa today announced that it will sponsor a major African literacy conference in 2015. The 9th Pan-African Literacy for All and 10th Reading Association of South Africa (RASA) National Literacy Conference will host some of the leading thinkers on literacy in Cape Town from 2-5 September.
The conference theme is Imagination and Literacy: Theory and Practice. It will provide a forum for teachers, teacher educators, writers, librarians, researchers, academics, publishers, parents, children, and local and international development workers to showcase research, practice and innovative literacy strategies that imaginatively engage literacy development across Africa.
The event will begin with three days of talks, academic papers, and workshops on classroom practice. The final day will be open to the public and aimed at community involvement through a series of events including stalls, installations and practical sessions around the theme of igniting imagination.
Keynote speakers will include International Literacy Association Director Marcie Craig Post, South African activist and storyteller Gcina Mhlophe, research professors Barbara Comber (Australia), Viv Edwards (UK) and Kieran Egan (Canada), as well as principal of the St Mary’s Junior School in Waverley, Johannesburg, Desiree Hugo.
Oxford University Press Southern Africa is sponsoring the event in line with its commitment to education in Africa. The South African branch of OUP is celebrating its centenary this year – a 100 years of publishing for Southern Africa – through support to initiatives like this conference.
Steve Cilliers, Managing Director of Oxford University Press Southern Africa notes that: “South Africa’s continued challenge to turn the corner in improving literacy rates requires a redoubled commitment from all role-players which include curriculum developers, teachers and publishers. The challenge of preparing most South African learners for English as the language of learning while they are still mastering their mother tongue makes this particularly challenging. OUP is a global leader in emerging literacy and commit ourselves to sharing this expertise as widely as we can.”
Pan-African Literacy for All conferences, are important literacy events in Africa, providing a platform for literacy professionals and researchers to interface with policy makers in government and the donor community. They have taken place every two years since 1999 in countries including Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland and Uganda.
This year’s event will be run in association with the International Literacy Association (ILA) and the International Development Committee-Africa (IDC-A). It will be organised by RASA — a leading South African literacy organisation which regularly organises conferences that draw together most of the South African experts on literacy.
Associate Professor Karin Murris, Chair of the RASA/Pan-African 2015 Literacy Conference Committee, said: “To raise standards worldwide it is essential that everyone involved in teaching literacy learns how to engage the imagination systematically and to its full potential. The imagination is tied up with feelings and images, with wonder and excitement. From making learning engaging to making it possible to comprehend and critique a text, the imagination is an educational tool that needs to be nurtured, nourished and invested in. The conference will provide the theoretical and practical ideas to bring more imagination into your teaching, whether in school or at university.”
For further information about the conference go to www.rasa2015.co.za.

05 April 2015

Introduction to Photography Workshops - Cape Town 2015

Introduction to Photography Workshops - Cape Town
Vernon Chalmers Photography
Canon DSLR Cameras / Photography
For taking self-satisfying and quality (nature) photos with your Canon PowerShot / EOS DSLR camera it is required to have a reasonable understanding of photography fundamentals and to know your way around your camera / lens settings.

Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops
With an ever-evolving photographic body of knowledge and advanced camera settings for Canon DSLR and PowerShot cameras Vernon Chalmers is now offering on-site beginner workshops to individuals who are keen to learn more about:

  • Canon camera functions, menu settings and controls 
  • Photography exposure fundamentals (Aperture / ISO / Shutter Speed) 
  • Shooting Modes (Automatic vs P / Av / Tv / M Modes) 
  • Understanding Canon EF and EF-S lenses (for EOS cameras) 
  • Image Stabilisation (IS) and camera shake (using a tripod / monopod) 
  • Portrait and landscape photography (focal lengths, aperture and lens selection) 
  • Close-up / Macro photography (focal lengths, aperture and lens selection) 
  • Low light / flash photography (on-camera vs Canon Speedlite hot shoe flash) 
  • Long exposure / low light photography
  • Canon APS-C (crop sensor) vs. full frame cameras 
  • JPG vs RAW file formats (if required) 
  • Your camera and HD video 
  • Memory cards, downloading and computer post-processing software 
  • New camera trends / camera and lens buying decisions 

The onsite workshop is also aimed at individuals contemplating the upgrade decision from a Canon compact / bridge camera to a Canon EOS (APS-C) DSLR camera. Content and presentation will be arranged around specific photography and camera requirements.

Cost of the workshop: R500-00 per person. Duration +- 6 hours. I am prepared to travel to deliver this onsite to individuals or small groups (in / around Cape Town and Cape Peninsula). Field trips for specific application can be arranged.


Setting for one-on-one demonstration: Discussion and camera / photography demonstration across a table setting (with downloads to computer). Small group pricing negotiable.


More Information:  Canon Camera News Cape Town >>

Introduction to Photography Workshops - Cape Town
Vernon Chalmers Long Exposure Photography

Introduction to Photography Workshops - Cape Town
Vernon Chalmers Long Exposure Photography
Introduction to Photography Workshops - Cape Town
Vernon Chalmers Close-Up / Macro Photography
Introduction to Photography Workshops - Cape Town
Vernon Chalmers Action Photography
Introduction to Photography Workshops - Cape Town
Vernon Chalmers Birds In Flight Photography

01 April 2015

Seed Academy opens in Cape Town - Free training for entrepreneurs

Seed Academy opens in Cape Town - offers R2.4m of free training for entrepreneurs
Cape Business News

Seed Academy is offering entrepreneurial training in both Cape Town and Johannesburg and has more than R2.4m of sponsored training available for early stage tech and women entrepreneurs. Applications are open with courses starting regularly.

Seed Academy provides fast-track and practical training and mentoring to startups and early phase entrepreneurs. The focus is on the tech space but other ideas which are scalable are also considered. Seed Academy is also strongly committed to the development of women entrepreneurs.

Read More >>  cbn.co.za

Advanced Social Media Training / Workshops Cape Town 2015

Advanced Social Media Workshop Cape Town
Advanced Social Media Training for non-technical website / blog managers

Advanced onsite Social Media workshop training  facilitated by Vernon Chalmers are structured around specific client / corporate training requirements. The advanced Social Media workshops are facilitated from an Internet Marketing, SEO and Social Media perspective with specific emphasis on leveraging and maintaining current Social Media Visibility.

Onsite pre-workshop no-cost visit [Cape Town]


Core Social Media learning areas (structured around specific requirements)
  • Understanding Social Media Marketing
  • Measuring Your Current Social Media
  • Social Media Strategy
  • Improving Your Social Media
  • Content Syndication
  • Social Media Advertising

Visit the Vernon Chalmers Internet Marketing / SEO / Social Media Website for more Information >>

18 March 2015

French Language Lessons - Cape Town

French Lessons in Cape Town
French lessons in the greater Cape Town area offered, for all ages and levels