Education Trends 2018

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Entries open for annual Accounting Olympiad
Entries open for annual Accounting Olympiad

The SAIPA National Accounting Olympiad will once again been open for entry to Grade 11 and Grade 12 learners that are currently taking Accounting as a school subject, following the increase in interest last year...

1 day ago

Curro's expanding education plans
Curro's expanding education plans

JSE-listed independent school operator, Curro Holdings will be welcoming five new campuses into the fold this year, with construction starting on six new schools, set to be ready for the 2019 academic year.

19 Jan 2018

New school opens on first day of academic year
New school opens on first day of academic year

Learners attending the newly constructed Everest Primary School in Newclare, Westbury, were full of smiles as they entered their school on the first day of the academic year...

17 Jan 2018

Gauteng Legislature assesses school readiness
Gauteng Legislature assesses school readiness

Members of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature (GPL) will embark on a school readiness drive from Wednesday until Friday (17 - 19 January 2018) to assess issues such as registration, teaching and the state of affairs in schools...

16 Jan 2018

Commission set to wrap up probe into school uniform sector collusion
Commission set to wrap up probe into school uniform sector collusion

The Competition Commission's probe into the supply of school uniforms has so far established that various schools had made exclusive supply deals with stockists...

16 Jan 2018

Help turn the tide on matric results
Help turn the tide on matric results

When the tide pulls back before a tsunami hits, they say that the beach is littered with beautiful starfish. Often people go down onto the beach and collect these star-shaped echinoderms, admiring their bright colours. In the distance, however the power of the ensuing wave builds...

By Jade Jacobsohn 15 Jan 2018

Partnership offers discounted access to online STEM learning platform
Partnership offers discounted access to online STEM learning platform

Standard Bank is offering discounted access to Siyavula, a powerful maths- and science-centred online learning platform...

15 Jan 2018

Four keys to improving the matric pass rate
Four keys to improving the matric pass rate

Despite increased attempts to improve the outcome of the matric exams, only three-quarters of South African students achieved a pass. Why is this? What sustainable solutions are there and how do we implement them...?

By Cindy Glass 12 Jan 2018

Why SA's class of 2017 should consider a career in hospitality
Why SA's class of 2017 should consider a career in hospitality

For matriculants at a crossroad on what to do as a career, there are many career opportunities in hospitality - from reception to guest relations, chef to restaurant manager...

10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: More participation, better results
#BizTrends2018: More participation, better results

It is the job of school leaders to work with all stakeholders in co-creating a positive environment, so that learners can receive a well-balanced, enriching education...

By Arthee Rajkumar 10 Jan 2018

Over 30,000 pupils await placement in Gauteng
Over 30,000 pupils await placement in Gauteng

Over 30,000 pupils are yet to be placed in schools in Gauteng, according to the province's Education Department...

8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Attention! Hot topics in education
#BizTrends2018: Attention! Hot topics in education

From EQ to e-learning, learner attention spans and the roles teachers play, here's a look at trends in education for the coming year...

8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: What are the key trends for independent schools in 2018?
#BizTrends2018: What are the key trends for independent schools in 2018?

Each year 11,848,000 pupils enroll in schools in South Africa, according to the World Bank. What lies ahead for these youngsters...?

By Lala Steyn 8 Jan 2018

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Matric pass rate improves to 75.1%

The 2017 National Senior Certificate (NSC) overall pass rate is 75.1%, Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga announced on Thursday evening, 4 January...

5 Jan 2018

More bachelor passes at no-fee schools than fee-paying schools
More bachelor passes at no-fee schools than fee-paying schools

There were more bachelor passes at no-fee schools than fee-paying schools in 2017. That is what the Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga said on Thursday, 4 January, when she announced the matric results for 2017...

By Nico Gous 5 Jan 2018

Millions of SA children benefit from BIC Buy a pen, Donate a pen programme
Millions of SA children benefit from BIC Buy a pen, Donate a pen programme

Since 2011, BIC has supplied 7.3-million South African underprivileged children via its Buy a Pen, Donate a Pen programme with the relevant stationery tools to fulfil their basic educational needs...

3 Jan 2018

FedEx donates $90,000 to Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation
FedEx donates $90,000 to Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation

FedEx has donated $90,000 (more than R1.2m) to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation (OWLAF), marking its third year of support...

27 Dec 2017

Why back-to-school doesn't need to mean back-to-broke
Why back-to-school doesn't need to mean back-to-broke

Ackermans makes shoppers lives easier with its back-to-school offering...

Issued by Ackermans 21 Dec 2017

Modern science lab for Fairvale Secondary School
Modern science lab for Fairvale Secondary School

Following extensive renovations by Engen, Fairvale Secondary School in Durban will welcome in 2018 with a modern, fully furnished science lab...

21 Dec 2017

Grade 9 learner develops device to prevent road accidents
Grade 9 learner develops device to prevent road accidents

Samirah Kaka, a grade 9 learner from North West set about developing an innovative device to prevent accidents...

19 Dec 2017

How future-focused digital solutions can transform global education
How future-focused digital solutions can transform global education

From South Africa to South America, education is in a critical state of flux. Young learners are failing to emerge from their traditional schooling with the skills needed for a digitally driven world of work, and tertiary institutions are battling to stay relevant amidst ongoing technology-fuelled disruption...

By Angela Schaerer 18 Dec 2017

BCX, CiTi join forces to catalyse digital skills
BCX, CiTi join forces to catalyse digital skills

BCX and CiTi have formed a strategic partnership to catalyse digital skills across South Africa with a R100m investment into the CapaCiTi Skills Development Programme...

15 Dec 2017

#BestofBiz 2017: Education
#BestofBiz 2017: Education

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Education & Training site over the past year below...

15 Dec 2017

Bigger better faster more no more
Bigger better faster more no more

I firmly believe that you get the most out of a lab prac if you do it yourself. It is more satisfying and meaningful. You almost feel like a pioneer...

By Peter Horszowski, Issued by Pert Industrials 12 Dec 2017

Gauteng Education refutes claims of teacher retrenchments
Gauteng Education refutes claims of teacher retrenchments

The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) has refuted claims by members of trade union Solidarity that some teachers will lose jobs in 2018...

11 Dec 2017

PIRLS report shows 80% of SA children struggle to read at appropriate level
PIRLS report shows 80% of SA children struggle to read at appropriate level

South Africa placed last out of the 50 countries participating in the 2016 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study, with eight out of 10 Grade 4 learners not being able to read at the appropriate level...

11 Dec 2017

photo credit- Mona Ewees, Breteau Foundation
Educational apps boost KZN learners

After three years of intervention at Zilungisele Primary in KwaDukuza, KwaZulu-Natal and several similar schools, a principal's survey showed a reduction in absenteeism and a higher enrollment, reportedly thanks to the Xander educational apps...

7 Dec 2017

Foundation phase crucial for improved literacy levels
Foundation phase crucial for improved literacy levels

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the solution to improved literacy levels in South Africa lies in improving work in the foundation phase...

6 Dec 2017

Read online shop launches
Read online shop launches

The READ Educational Trust in conjunction with Reading Matters has launched into the e-commerce space with The Read online shop...

5 Dec 2017

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