The best of 2016 and what to expect in 2017- Nico Rosberg driving in 2016 - Copyright: Cristiano Barni / Shutterstock.com. Tesla charging stations -  Copyright: Jag_cz / Shutterstock.com.  Serena Williams in action in 2016 -  Copyright:Leonard Zhukovsky / Shutterstock.com.

The best of 2016 and what to expect in 2017- Nico Rosberg driving in 2016 - Copyright: Cristiano Barni / Shutterstock.com. Tesla charging stations -  Copyright: Jag_cz / Shutterstock.com.  Serena Williams in action in 2016 -  Copyright:Leonard Zhukovsky / Shutterstock.com.

A year in review - an OriginalSteps.com feature

One can safely deduce that people from here to Mars have something to say about the outgoing year 2016 - mostly bad things unfortunately. However such a bleak outlook is quite inconsiderate considering people, and actual human-beings where conceived and born within this year! These individuals might even end up becoming the next generation of superhero's the world has longed for.

However right now it feels like the world could use some superhuman strength to power through to 2017.

The world is broken and we need to fix it - trying to solve the impossible by doing the possible The best of 2015 and what to expect in 2016 - Image Source: ShutterStock, Inc Image credit and Copyright: DGDESIGN

The best of 2015 and what to expect in 2016 - Image Source: ShutterStock, Inc Image credit and Copyright: DGDESIGN

A FirstStep.me feature:

When John Nash, famously portrayed by Russell Crowe in A Beautiful Mind, died in a car crash in May 2015, there was a shiver that began to ripple around the world. A shiver that turned into a cold chill. A coldness that showed the cracks and slowly the world began to break into pieces.

The world is broken and there is no John Nash to fix it with a master equation. As a population we have a lot of work to do to fix it. So let’s get to it shall we!

With over a trillion Dollars worth of student debt in the USA plus a global youth unemployment rate of 73 million individuals (ref. International Labour Organization). Wait that's a big equation, one of the world’s largest economies is riddled with student debt and the worlds youth are struggling to be employed.

If you want to be the best then you have to learn from the best....

When Stellenbosch Rugby Academy met the Springboks - Image source: Stellenbosch Rugby Academ

When Stellenbosch Rugby Academy met the Springboks - Image source: Stellenbosch Rugby Academy

The Stellenbosch Rugby Academy had two epic days and we mean epic. When a number of their players from the academy got the opportunity to go head to head with South Africa's best. The South African Springboks training session at the Cape Town Stadium presented an opportunity for the rugby students from SRA to rub shoulders, train with and meet the stars of the Springbok Rugby team.

Bringing the real world to students

The Vega Brand Challenge & Grant Fund
 
The Vega Brand Challenge & Grant Fund
 
“Vega evolves from training studios and lecture rooms to an experimental space existing of simulated consultancies. The consultancy teams are dedicated to their Brand Challenge 24/7 for a full period of 6 weeks in the months of August and September of every academic year,” says Dr Carla Enslin, Academic Head of The IIE, Vega School of Brand Leadership.
 
In a follow-up to the FirstStep.me interview with Dr Carla Enslin, FirstStep.me spoke to her about the Vega Grant Fund. The grant, like most student funds, is there to provide deserving students the financial support they need to pursue their studies at Vega.

Monash South Africa recognises four of its recent dynamic graduates

Monash South Africa recognises four of its recent dynamic graduates

One such remarkable student is Foundation Kundiona, a Zimbabwean student who has just received his second qualification from Monash South Africa and is currently on his way to completing his Honours within the School of Business and Economics. In addition students Karishma Maharaj and Kegaugetswe Motsomi, both graduated with Honours in Public Health and have already started working in their respective fields; their enthusiasm and amazing achievements truly ensure they stand out as future pioneers and leaders in their respective fields. Mongezi Godfrey Lomo overcame family circumstances and a township upbringing to graduate with Honours in Criminology and now works to help the underprivileged.