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Vega is a brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE). The IIE is South Africa's largest private higher education institution which operates across 20 campuses. The IIE is international accredited by The British Accreditation Council.
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Calling all brands to participate in the 2023 IIE-Vega Brand Challenge
Vega School, an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) is once again calling on brands and industry partners that would like to co-create and participate in the annual IIE-Vega Brand Challenge commencing in October 2023. 21 Jul 2023 Read more

Busting the myths for our youth: Careers for creatives
Creativity is more than an endearing personality trait listed on a CV or a way to relax when we're stressed. In the world of work, creativity is a pragmatic and sought-after skill. In fact, the World Economic Forum listed creativity as one of the core skills needed to thrive career-wise. 23 Jun 2023 Read more

Young creatives from IIE-Vega dominate 2022 awards season
South Africa has some of the most talented young creatives, who annually compete for a host of awards and accolades in their respective fields of expertise. This year, facing stiff competition, students from Vega, a brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), positively dominated the field, consistently raking in prestigious awards and recognition for their visionary work. 24 Nov 2022 Read more

New postgrad degree for future-focused design leaders
In a changing world, new challenges call for new, creative solutions to novel problems across almost all spheres of business. This, in turn, requires new ways of thinking and a generation of leaders that have the expertise and experience to guide teams successfully. As a result, there is a substantial and growing demand for design leaders in South Africa, but very few qualifications that address the range of knowledge required for these leaders to perform optimally. 13 Sep 2022 Read more

Charting your way to the top: How to strategise your career trajectory post-pandemic
The good news from the jobs marketplace is that top companies are again starting to search for top talent after last year's hiring hiatus. But important for young professionals as well as students in fields such as brand strategy, communication and business to know right now, is that they need to be very clear about their talent trajectory and the skills companies are looking for, because the competition for plum positions is fiercer than ever, an expert says. 4 Aug 2021 Read more

IIE launches first ever brand leadership Doctorate in South Africa
The Independent Institute of Education, SA's largest and most accredited private higher education provider, has launched the first of its kind Doctor of Philosophy in Brand Leadership qualification, which will provide brand leadership professionals with the opportunity to make groundbreaking contributions to the development of the profession on the continent and globally. 30 Oct 2020 Read more

Those who do, can - Veganites of the future
As SA's leading private provider, The Independent Institute of Education's (The IIE) Vega School invests heavily in action learning, most notably during its annual Vega Brand Challenge for final-year students. We do so by roping in the country's top industry professionals along with our Vega navigators; subjecting the results of real-life briefs and business challenges to exhaustive and demanding review panels across the country. 24 Aug 2020 Read more

Comic Con Africa partners with Vega for second consecutive year
For the second year in a row, Vega (a brand of The Independent Institute of Education - The IIE), will be the official tertiary education partner for Comic Con Africa, giving students at Vega the opportunity to show off their creative talents from 21 to 24 September 2019. 18 Sep 2019 Read more

5 skills brand managers need to survive the 4th industrial revolution
There have been plenty of predictions surrounding the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) and how it will impact various industries and the future of work. There's no question that the digital era has caused major disruption in many industries - from Airbnb's impact on the hospitality sector to the way Uber and Bolt changed the face of transport. According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), over one-third of skills (35%) that are considered important in today's workforce will have changed by 2020 - and brand management is no exception. 13 Sep 2019 Read more

Postgraduate studies with the future in mind
Considering postgraduate studies? To invest time, energy, finances, perhaps putting a promising career on hold, and asking for sacrifices from your close relations - all this must surely add up to considerable reward, or why bother? Small wonder we involve our full circle, our family, friends, lecturers, industry professionals and mentors. These conversations can be invaluable - apart from the support you may get, the questions about your reasons for wanting to further yourself will challenge you. But the clarity and insights that you gain can be of great help to distinguish between productive and potentially counterproductive reasons for pursuing a specific programme. Consider two of the most compelling reasons to pursue postgraduate studies, as well as red-flagging the merits or demerits of their counter-arguments: 3 Sep 2019 Read more

Vega shines at the 2019 Loeries with two golds
Twelve students from Vega (a brand of The Independent Institute of Education - The IIE) received top honours at this year's Loeries Awards, bagging two golds, two silvers and one bronze Loerie award for their work. 30 Aug 2019 Read more

Vega Johannesburg and Mandela University students win Facebook Challenge Student Awards at Loeries
Vega Johannesburg students - Vini Xavier, Tshego Kwele and Cara Brauckman - have won the gold award in the Facebook Challenge for 2019, an official Loeries Award in the Student category; with Mandela University students - Sibuyiselwe Nhlangwini, Thembelihle Buthelezi, and Mseki Ludwe Mkinase - clinched the bronze runner-up award. 26 Aug 2019 Read more

All-female student group from Vega to present at Microsoft Design Expo
Five female students from Vega (a brand of The Independent Institute of Education - The IIE) have been chosen to present their ideas at this year's Microsoft Design Expo, taking place at the Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington USA. 13 Aug 2019 Read more

SA students are facing a mental health crisis
From dealing with the stress of exams to coping with the anxiety of building a successful future, students tend to have a lot on their plates. According to the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), one in four university students are likely to be diagnosed with depression, and 20% of students admit to having had suicidal thoughts at some point in their tertiary studies. 10 Jul 2019 Read more

Students get Neon Runner game published on Google Play
Four second-year students from Vega (a brand of the Independent Institute of Education - The IIE) are well on their way to pursuing lucrative careers in the gaming world, after having their game, Neon Runner, successfully published on the Google Play store. 6 Jun 2019 Read more

Why entrepreneurs are the key to unlocking SA's growth potential
It's no secret that South Africa has faced difficult financial times in the past few years. With an overall unemployment rate of 27.2% and over half of all eligible youth struggling to find work, there is certainly cause for alarm and a need for sustainable solutions. 15 May 2019 Read more

BizBrand Jam experience gives scholars new insight into 4IR careers
Grade 11 and 12 learners seeking inspiration for tertiary studies that will equip them for careers of the future and gain first-hand insights into the Business and Brand programmes at Vega School's BizBrand Jam. This experiential day of engaging activities will be hosted by Vega (a brand of The Independent Institute of Education - The IIE) at its Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban campuses on 11 May 2019. 9 May 2019 Read more

Four lucrative career options for anyone considering a job in gaming
The global gaming industry is worth over $138 billion, making it one of the most lucrative commercial markets in the world. With global revenues increasing year-on-year, young gamers and students interested in a career in gaming are increasingly looking at how they can turn their passion into a career allowing them to make a living in the games industry. 19 Feb 2019 Read more

Why you need to be a shapeshifter to get ahead in your career
You don't have to be a Star Trek fan to understand the merits of being a shapeshifter - essentially, someone who can assume whatever shape is conducive to success in a work environment. Being able to adapt and take on roles that require you to wear many hats is a skill that will see you through some of the toughest modern-day career challenges that employees face, and that they will likely face in years to come. 24 Jan 2019 Read more

Shaping creative business minds for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
With smart technologies disrupting industries and changing the way we see and experience the world, the future workplace looks very different to the past. The Fourth Industrial Revolution, or 'Industry 4.0', is upon us, and the graduates of 2018 and beyond need to be prepared for what this new wave of change brings. 7 Dec 2018 Read more

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