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Hope to Read the Future

In a country where illiteracy among primary learners is a prevalent challenge, there are hints of hope. The 2012/2013 Stats SA report notes that “more than nine-tenths (92, 9%) of South Africans are able to read and write”. This can be accredited to a number of efforts and initiatives established by various organisations to address […]

Higher Education White Paper

The Department of Higher Education and Training has officially launched a White Paper on Post School Education and Training, which sets out strategies to expand on the current delivery of education and training in South Africa for the period up to 2030. The paper sets out a broad policy for expanding post-school provision to improve […]

Learners’ idea strikes gold

Mbombela – A group of innovative learners, who came up with an idea to install sensors in visually impaired people’s walking sticks to help them navigate easily, has been crowned the winners of the Business Idea Generation Competition. Innovative Learners from School Entrepreneurship During an award ceremony held in Mbombela this week afternoon, officials from […]

SA students receive scholarships from Sweden

Ten South African students have been selected for a Swedish post-graduate scholarship programme. Masters Studies in a wide range of fields The group will be travelling to Sweden to start their studies in August 2014 to pursue their Masters Studies in a wide range of fields, including Sustainable Energy, Entrepreneurship, Global Health, International Human Rights […]

Where are tomorrow’s software engineers?

The struggle to increase the number of graduating software engineers has been an ongoing challenge throughout the last two decades. The Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) Director and Head of Software Engineering at Wits University, Prof Barry Dwolatzky says that while there are improvements, South Africa’s matric maths and science results remain poor.  He […]

Leading South African University Announces Edx Partnership

It was revealed this week that Johannesburg’s Witwatersrand University (Wits), in partnership with MOOC provider Edx, has announced plans to introduce free web courses in South Africa. The courses, which are planned to cover a range of topics from economics to world history, will be available to the 200,000-plus learners who use Edx in Africa. […]

Centres of excellence for Africa

Washington – The World Bank is to finance 19 university-based ‘centres of excellence’ in seven countries in West and Central Africa, in an effort to tackle a serious shortage of skilled workers in major industries that are vital to the continent’s economic growth. The World Bank’s board of executive directors has approved $ 150 million to […]

Social and Emotional Learning, Touches Down in Africa

SAN DIEGO, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) software — The Language Express, Inc., developers of the Award winning programme, “The Social Express® today announced its partnership with Prognari, an Africa-focused education value-add organization that seeks to develop social, emotional intelligence capabilities and life skills in children and young adults. This strategic partnership supports both companies’ […]

Students warned of bogus colleges

South Africa – The Department of Higher Education and Training has urged potential students to verify the accreditation of any private college or university before enrolling for studies. The department says citizens must ensure that institutions of higher learning are registered with government to avoid victimisation. “The department intensifies its fight against bogus institutions of […]

ASIDI Department delivers 100th school

Kroonstaad – It’s been described as South Africa’s most ambitious school infrastructure development programme, ASIDI, that is set to change the face of school infrastructure across the country. Accelerated School Infrastructure Development Initiative – ASIDI Schools And today, top government officials as well as representatives from the private sector, joined Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga in […]