Limkokwing University (Botswana) and World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WANIFRA) this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Gaborone.
The MoU forms the basis for cooperation between the two parties in order to create a better understanding of how media houses operate and also to provide mentorship among selected female Journalism students who aspire to join the media industry.
The programme which is called Future Leaders Initiative is part of the Women In News programme which operates in a number of media houses in Botswana. Participants or WINners as they are often called, have agreed to share their experiences with the upcoming journalists who are still in school as a way of giving back to their community.
WIN Future Leaders aim at mentoring females studying Journalism so as to smoothen their entry into the industry. Around 200-250 young women will benefit from in-classroom training in various skills such as communication, presentation and digital storytelling.
Limkokwing Vice Chancellor Gape Kaboyakgosi said the event marked the parties’ longstanding commitment to one of the cornerstones of the philosophy of the university, being the primacy of industry readiness training.
“Industry readiness to us is not a by-product of teaching and learning. Rather it is a deliberate outcome of measures put in place to ensure that students emerge from our campus with solid foundations in terms of technology, analytic skills, temperament and all round ability to contribute immediately upon joining the labour force in any of the economic sectors, whether private, public or non-governmental,” he said.
WIN Future Leaders National Mentor Yvonne Mooka, who is also The Midweek Sun reporter appreciated the institution for agreeing to partner with the organisation in investing on female Journalism students. She said that the marriage will give students a glimpse of the media and what to expect. “For a long time, the media industry was male-dominated. As WIN, we are changing the status quo because we believe women too, can lead and succeed in the industry,” she said.
She challenged students to have a heart of service explaining that journalists are not celebrities but servants of the people using their power to be the voice of the voiceless and to safeguard democracy.
The Weekend Post publisher Tryphinah Dongwana-Kenalemang shared her story of how she rose in the industry. She encouraged students to be driven by passion and hard-work if they would like to succeed in media.
Kenalemang said that a media practitioner should be vision-oriented. “It takes vision to make it in the media industry. If you don’t have a vision, you won’t enjoy it,” she said. Speaking on behalf of Limkokwing Director of Academics Onalenna Phambuka, Journalism lecturer Kesolofetse Njirayafa emphasised that the partnership would empower students to become better future media practitioners.
5 Forex Tools that every African trader must know
Trading in the foreign exchange market can be intimidating for any African retail trader, regardless of whether they are beginners or experienced traders.
Therefore, all African traders must use a solid trading strategy and a range of trading tools to assist them in their trading decisions. Forex trading tools can be accessed through a forex trading platform and a forex broker, who often offer this for free or as a paid service.
There are hundreds of helpful forex tools that African traders can use, and these are some of the best ones.
An economic calendar is one of the most useful and powerful forex trading tools for African forex traders. The calendar features a list of economic releases and geopolitical events, amongst other things according to their date, location, and level of importance.
African traders can gain insight into future market consensus, historical released outcomes, central bank policy statements, monetary policies and policymaker speeches, upcoming elections, and so on.
Trading signals are another popular tool that traders can use to help them make accurate and dependable predictions on price movements in the forex market. Trading signals are popular tools for forex traders because they can trigger buy or sell actions according to predetermined criteria.
Trading signals can consist of criteria such as volume surges, earnings reports, or using certain existing signals. Technical analysis is an important component in using trading signals as it can help traders recognise the types of trading indicators that they can use to complement their trading style.
However, quantitative analysis, market sentiment measures, and fundamental analysis tools are also important considerations for making informed trading decisions. Trading signals can help successful traders remain focused in volatile markets, helping them identify perfect trading opportunities, market trends, resistance levels, and market movements in a range of markets.
Trading platforms refer to the software applications that African traders use to carry out trades. This is not the only function of a forex trading platform, and it can be used for in-depth analysis and other functions.
Trading platforms feature a wide range of tools for traders including an economic calendar, technical indicators, educational resources, and more. Trading platforms have comprehensive charting capabilities, with price charts that can be viewed in different time frames across different financial markets.
All market participants are urged to keep a comprehensive trading journal, providing them with a detailed record of their past trades.
By keeping a trading journal, African traders can take note of their successful trades, the trading strategies they use, and they can note their mistakes to allow them to improve on their strategies.
Some information the trading journal must include is:
- The date on which trades are executed
- The currency pair or financial instrument is traded along with the entries and exits.
- Whether the trader entered a buy or sell position
- The price at which the trade was entered and the closing price when it was closed
- The amounts of pips gained or lost along with their value in base currency
- The technical indicators or trading strategies used
African traders have a wide range of calculators that will save them a significant amount of time in preparing for different market conditions. These calculators include some of the following:
- Margin calculators
- Profit calculators
- Currency converters
- Volatility calculators
- Pip calculators, and several others.
Church distances itself from Pastor who livestreamed his suicide
Head Pastor at Metsimotlhabe Holiness Union Church France Koosimile has distanced his church from Phenyo Godfrey who committed suicide live on social media a week ago. Speaking to this publication this week, Koosimile said Godfrey was never a Pastor at Holiness church as assumed by many.
Godfrey, who goes by the name Bishop P Godfrey on social media, allegedly shot a video of himself committing suicide on Sunday evening. According to a few friends and those close to Godfrey, the deceased was from Molepolole and has been identified as a pastor at Holiness Union Church in Metsimotlhabe.
On the evening of Sunday last week, he went live on Facebook and proceeded to put a rope around his neck. He was seen in the short video hanging by the neck until he took his last breath. TO READ THE FULL STORY, BUY THIS WEEK’S (11 August 2021) PRINT EDITION OF THE MIDWEEK SUN AT A STORE NEAR YOU.