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Hair incident a human rights issue at schools
Hair incident a human rights issue at schools

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says the hair issue at Windsor House Academy is a human rights issue and the department takes allegations of racism very seriously...

22 hours ago

Gauteng starts placing learners
Gauteng starts placing learners

The Gauteng Department of Education has commenced with the placement of learners for the 2018 academic year...

1 day ago

Highlights from Beyond Girls' Education Global Summit
Highlights from Beyond Girls' Education Global Summit

The Standard Chartered Goal Programme hosted ‘Beyond Girls' Education Global Summit 2017', which highlighted the best practices and opportunities to support adolescent girls and young women with confidence, knowledge and skills to ensure they have the opportunity to fulfil their economic potential...

21 Jul 2017

CSR tutoring programme to improve education in Zanzibar
CSR tutoring programme to improve education in Zanzibar

Best of Zanzibar, the CSR initiative for the Zanzibar Amber Resort, is aiming to improve education standards by offering after-hours tutoring to local schoolchildren to improve their Maths and English capabilities...

17 Jul 2017

Virtual, augmented reality brings new dimension to interactive education
Virtual, augmented reality brings new dimension to interactive education

While computers and tablets have opened more opportunities for students to engage with their subject matter in the last decade, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) enable them to understand abstract concepts better, anytime and anywhere...

13 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: How WNS SA fosters community spirit in its CSI initiatives to create a magical change
#CSIMonth: How WNS SA fosters community spirit in its CSI initiatives to create a magical change

WNS SA has four key initiatives that form part of its CSI strategy, one of which is its Youth4Change Movement which aims to assist young South Africans bring about positive change within their schools and communities...

By Sindy Peters 13 Jul 2017

Lessons from the ground for better schools
Lessons from the ground for better schools

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says schools must study the Schools that Work II report to learn new lessons from the ground that can improve education in South Africa...

12 Jul 2017

Applications for high school scholarships now open
Applications for high school scholarships now open

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation is open for applications by current Grade 6 learners for its high school scholarship aimed at establishing passion in the selected scholars and developing their potential to become self-starting high-impact responsible entrepreneurs...

7 Jul 2017

HIP2B² 3M Innovation Challenge now open for entry
HIP2B² 3M Innovation Challenge now open for entry

The HIP2B² 3M Innovation Challenge is calling high school learners to enter the 2017 competition, which tasks participants with finding innovative solutions to everyday problems they experience...

6 Jul 2017

From rugby to Regent
From rugby to Regent

Regent Life Assurance welcome Xola Ntshinga to their scholar patrol safety drive...

Issued by Regent 5 Jul 2017

DBE clarifies reports on minimum pass requirements
DBE clarifies reports on minimum pass requirements

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) is disappointed in the misleading media reports regarding the minimum promotion requirements in the schooling system. It wishes to set the record straight...

4 Jul 2017

School SleepOut ambassadors. Image supplied.
CEO SleepOut launches digital publication, KIDlanthropy

The CEO SleepOut launces a digital publication for high school learners to expand the message of empathy, philanthropy and social entrepreneurship...

4 Jul 2017

#YouthMonth: Some are old, some are new, some are business, some are youth
#YouthMonth: Some are old, some are new, some are business, some are youth

Educational success has always relied on two factors - the students' willingness to learn, and a teacher's ability to teach. The art of teaching, however, is multi-faceted and it's a continual process - something ORT SA understands all too well, as it looks to provide and support education at a variety of levels...

By Shan Radcliffe 29 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: How Repurpose Schoolbags give a child choice, not charity
#YouthMonth: How Repurpose Schoolbags give a child choice, not charity

Since its launch in 2013, Rethaka has manufactured and distributed 10,000 Repurpose Schoolbags in six African countries, recycling 400,000 plastic bags in the process...

By Sindy Peters 29 Jun 2017

Court rules that schools may not promote single religion
Court rules that schools may not promote single religion

The South Gauteng High Court this morning ruled that public schools cannot promote one religion to the exclusion of others...

28 Jun 2017

Online afterschool math program now in South Africa
Online afterschool math program now in South Africa

Smartick, an online afterschool math program supported by the European Union, which has already attained worldwide acclaim for helping 83% of students between 4-14 years of age improve their grades, is now available in South Africa...

27 Jun 2017

Curro sets sights on 500 schools
Curro sets sights on 500 schools

Fast-growing private education business, Curro Holdings, which investment company PSG Group controls, has set a longterm expansion target of 500 schools by 2030...

By Marc Hasenfuss 26 Jun 2017

Majority cut for Curro's Stadio in SA school with stake in Namibian venture
Majority cut for Curro's Stadio in SA school with stake in Namibian venture

Curro's tertiary education arm Stadio has acquired 74% of the Southern Business School (SBS), the latest regional acquisition as the company continues a strategy to expand its geographical reach in the tertiary education sector...

By Karl Gernetzky 23 Jun 2017

Africa Code Week to train half a million young Africans
Africa Code Week to train half a million young Africans

Africa Code Week 2017 was officially launched in Mauritius this week. Now in its third year, the event aims to spread coding literacy among African youth, with a target of 500,000 across 35 African countries...

21 Jun 2017

Inaugural Africa Science Week launches in SA
Inaugural Africa Science Week launches in SA

The Next Einstein Forum, an initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in partnership with Robert Bosch Stiftung, will be launching NEF Africa Science Week, to be held in Pretoria and Limpopo from 26 - 29 June 2017...

20 Jun 2017

EduWeek 2017 to launch Africa TradeXchange
EduWeek 2017 to launch Africa TradeXchange

As part of the growth of EduWeek, this year sees the launch of the event's newest addition, the Africa TradeXchange, which will take place a day ahead of the main event...

19 Jun 2017

More Cape Town schools to get Entrepreneur Societies
More Cape Town schools to get Entrepreneur Societies

The SA Teen Entrepreneur Foundation will be expanding its rollout of Entrepreneur Societies to more high schools across Cape Town this year...

19 Jun 2017

Canada to teach computer coding starting in kindergarten
Canada to teach computer coding starting in kindergarten

OTTAWA, Canada: Canadian schoolchildren will soon start learning computer coding and other digital skills from kindergarten through to high school...

15 Jun 2017

'Schools are so violent teachers live in fear'
'Schools are so violent teachers live in fear'

Twenty percent of South Africa's teachers believe that schools are violent places and suspect their students and colleagues are armed...

By Katharine Child 15 Jun 2017

GIBS Youth Survey indicates political, economic uncertainty dulls optimism
GIBS Youth Survey indicates political, economic uncertainty dulls optimism

This year's annual youth survey, conducted by the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), indicates that youth's optimism is dashed by political, economic uncertainty, compared to results from five years ago...

14 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Teaching our children to love themselves
#YouthMonth: Teaching our children to love themselves

Writer, entrepreneur and mother, Anita Telle believes the greatest lesson we can teach our children is how to accept and love themselves, and has written a few books to help us do so...

By Shan Radcliffe 9 Jun 2017

Curro's CEO to take over at Stadio
Curro's CEO to take over at Stadio

Chris van der Merwe, the founder and CEO of fast-growing private education group Curro, will not be relinquishing his executive responsibilities...

By Marc Hasenfuss 7 Jun 2017

IBM Watson, Sesame Workshop launch cognitive vocabulary learning app for kids
IBM Watson, Sesame Workshop launch cognitive vocabulary learning app for kids

In Georgia, US, IBM Watson and Sesame Workshop have piloted their first intelligent play and learning platform on IBM cloud at the Gwinnett County Public Schools, designed to establish evidence of learning at scale...

7 Jun 2017

School's out for Dik Wednesday
School's out for Dik Wednesday

BREAKING NEWS: Yes, Capetonian parents, it's true. Our kids have just earned themselves the equivalent of a USA 'snow day', courtesy of the 'Monster Storm' that's predicted to make landfall in Cape Town late this evening, as the Western Cape Education Department has announced that all schools shall remain closed tomorrow...

By Shan Radcliffe 6 Jun 2017

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