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What happens when you build a business solution, but your customers find other uses for it
What happens when you build a business solution, but your customers find other uses for it

Whilst ADDaBIT was formed on the principle of a bit for now and a bit for later, it has grown to serve more purposes than to drive crowd saving - and its fans have found applications that the founder, Michael Griffin, never considered...

Issued by ADDaBIT 2 days ago

Textbooks adopt inclusive approach to diversity
Textbooks adopt inclusive approach to diversity

The interim report released by the Basic Education Ministerial Task Team (MTT) has found that textbooks used in South African schools generally adopt a mildly inclusive approach to diversity...

19 Apr 2017

Education needs to update to global skills inclusion in curricula
Education needs to update to global skills inclusion in curricula

The 2016 report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) revealed that educational institutions worldwide are failing to equip learners with the global competencies they will need to be employable in coming years...

19 Apr 2017

A bit for now and a bit for education - Simple. Social. Schooling
A bit for now and a bit for education - Simple. Social. Schooling

Yolinda Koesnel is an educator and visionary in her small community of Rowallan Park, a previously disadvantaged area in Port Elizabeth. ADDaBIT had a chat to Yolinda about her school and her vision for impacting her community through creating a fund...

Issued by ADDaBIT 12 Apr 2017

Holiday activities that will keep the kids busy... and won't break the bank!
Holiday activities that will keep the kids busy... and won't break the bank!

While it's great to be able to spend quality time with your kids during school holidays, it's also exhausting trying to come up with new activities that will keep your children occupied and not cost a fortune...

Issued by Ackermans 11 Apr 2017

The Rand Show brings science to life in the Wonderful World of Why workshops
The Rand Show brings science to life in the Wonderful World of Why workshops

It's new, it's messy, it's gooey, and the kids are going to love it. It's the Wonderful World of Why, a series of brand-new interactive science workshops exclusive to the Rand Show 2017...

Issued by Rand Show 11 Apr 2017

Get nutty about science in “The Magic of Science” at the Rand Show 2017
Get nutty about science in “The Magic of Science” at the Rand Show 2017

International science education brand the Nutty Scientists brings a new interactive science show full of magical reactions and explosive fun to the Rand Show 2017...

Issued by Rand Show 10 Apr 2017

Cape learners rewarded for recycling efforts
Cape learners rewarded for recycling efforts

The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) is rewarding schools around South Africa for their dedication to reducing our country's waste with its Annual Schools Glass Recycling Competition...

6 Apr 2017

Online maths club sparks results in Limpopo schools
Online maths club sparks results in Limpopo schools

A researcher has launched an online maths club that has seen 30 students at Madonsi High sharpen their maths skills...

5 Apr 2017

Cambridge International Examinations awards SA achievers
Cambridge International Examinations awards SA achievers

The Cambridge International Examinations has acknowledged 99 learners from 33 schools for their outstanding performance in the June 2016 and November 2016 Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge International AS & A Level examination series...

4 Apr 2017

Let's Code this holiday
Let's Code this holiday

The Cape Town Science Centre is hosting its Let's Code holiday camp, from 3-7 April 2017, to introduce children to the awesome world of coding...

31 Mar 2017

Final call for SAIPA National Accounting Olympiad entries
Final call for SAIPA National Accounting Olympiad entries

There are just a few weeks left for schools to enter the South African Institute of Professional Accountants' (SAIPA's) National Accounting Olympiad (NAO), as entries officially close on 26 April 2017...

30 Mar 2017

Cape Town student named 2016 Word Warrior
Cape Town student named 2016 Word Warrior

READ Educational Trust has announced that the winner of the Word Warrior 2016 Competition is ten-year-old Jessie McAvoy from St John's RC Primary School in Cape Town...

29 Mar 2017

Omo Ready for Life Maths Challenge boosting maths marks
Omo Ready for Life Maths Challenge boosting maths marks

Omo's ‘Ready for Life Maths Challenge' offers learners an opportunity to enhance their skills in mathematics and win prizes or bursaries...

28 Mar 2017

Bridging the education gap to fulfil basic human rights
Bridging the education gap to fulfil basic human rights

Education is a fundamental human right and the foundation upon which other rights are built on. Without education, an individual cannot realise their full potential...

By Jackie Carroll 22 Mar 2017

Unique new support for high school maths from Ivy Academy
Unique new support for high school maths from Ivy Academy

The core ingredient in breaching the economic division that plagues our nation as a whole is through taking drastic measures to enhance the quality of education for all South Africans. Eli Katz of Ivy Academy has been working on establishing a programme to do just that...

Issued by Boston College 20 Mar 2017

Thomas Schaefer, chairman and MD of VW Group SA and Themba Kojana, head of department for the Eastern Cape Dept of Education.
VW Community Trust launches first literacy centre in Uitenhage

The Volkswagen Community Trust has opened its first literacy centre at Ntlemeza Primary School in Uitenhage, with the aim to provide structured literacy support to learners, teachers and parents...

20 Mar 2017

Highway round of BDO School Quiz goes to Kearsney College
Highway round of BDO School Quiz goes to Kearsney College

Kearsney College has taken the third round of the 2017 BDO Inter-School Quiz held at Westville Girls High School...

17 Mar 2017

Parklands College named Apple Distinguished School
Parklands College named Apple Distinguished School

Parklands College has been recognised as an Apple Distinguished School for 2016–2018...

16 Mar 2017

New aquaponics facilities to feed primary schools
New aquaponics facilities to feed primary schools

Mondelez International Foundation and INMED is building two aquaponics facilities, one in PE and the other in Soweto, to provide primary schools with access to fresh, nutritious produce...

15 Mar 2017

Registration deadline for the McDonald's U/14 Schools League fast approaching
Registration deadline for the McDonald's U/14 Schools League fast approaching

The 2017 McDonald's U/14 Schools League registration is underway and open to all schools in South Africa. Now in its eighth year, the league promises nothing but exciting things for schools and players.

Issued by Pacinamix 13 Mar 2017

New programme to make learning fun
New programme to make learning fun

Evidence shows that a play-based approach to learning allows children to better understand mathematical and language concepts and to become creative, solution-oriented learners...

10 Mar 2017

Diepsloot girls compete at SA Junior Chess Championship
Diepsloot girls compete at SA Junior Chess Championship

Two Grade 5 girls from Diepsloot, who started playing chess through the Tsogo Sun Moves for Life Chess programme]] in 2015, made such excellent progress in the sport that they were selected to be part of the Johannesburg Metro Chess Union team...

8 Mar 2017

Hilton College wins PMB regional of BDO Inter-Schools Quiz
Hilton College wins PMB regional of BDO Inter-Schools Quiz

Hilton College won first place in the second round of the 2017 BDO Inter-Schools Quiz for the Pietermaritzburg region at St Anne's Diocesan College in Hilton...

8 Mar 2017

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Gauteng increases mental health spending after Esidimeni crisis

Gauteng finance MEC Barbara Creecy tabled a R108bn budget for the province, which included R10bn added to the baseline of departments to meet increased demand...

By Genevieve Quintal 8 Mar 2017

Modern schools to improve education in townships
Modern schools to improve education in townships

The provision of schools with modern facilities in townships will improve the quality of education in townships, says Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi....

6 Mar 2017

R4.5m science centre for Manzomthombo learners
R4.5m science centre for Manzomthombo learners

Manzomthomobo Secondary School in Mfuleni, Cape Town will soon reap the benefits of learning in modern science and computer laboratories, upgraded classrooms and lavatories thanks to the work done by the SAME Foundation...

2 Mar 2017

All Gauteng learners placed in schools
All Gauteng learners placed in schools

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says the number of unplaced learners in the province has been eliminated to zero...

28 Feb 2017

Entries open for Mzansi Spelling Bee
Entries open for Mzansi Spelling Bee

The 2017 Mzansi Spelling Bee is open for entry to children between the ages of 9 and 17, currently in grade 4-11 in private, public or home schools...

23 Feb 2017

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