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Campaign launched to encourage more outdoor learning
Campaign launched to encourage more outdoor learning

Led globally by social enterprise Project Dirt, Outdoor Classroom Day will take place on Thursday, 12 October...

15 Sep 2017

A staff-wielding Arcstrider character takes on foes in Destiny 2. The video game by Bungie studio, published by Activision, makes use of badges and other achievements to spur on players — a technique that can be applied to education. Handout
How gamification can boost student success

In a perfect world, students would be self-motivated to focus during lectures and practice or study the material...

By Aaron Langille 15 Sep 2017

Fewer teacher posts next year
Fewer teacher posts next year

Eastern Cape education bodies have expressed mixed reactions to the Department of Education's failure to increase the number of teacher posts for the third consecutive year...

By Tremaine van Aardt 13 Sep 2017

Over 790,000 learners to write 2017 matric exams
Over 790,000 learners to write 2017 matric exams

Priscilla Ogunbanjo, the Director for Examination and Assessment, says just over 798 000 learners have enrolled to write this year's matric exams, which start on 16 October...

12 Sep 2017

Rising participation in SAIPA's Accounting Olympiad
Rising participation in SAIPA's Accounting Olympiad

There has been a marked increase in the number of schools and learners participating in this year's National Accounting Olympiad...

7 Sep 2017

Support Literacy Month - purchase a Readathon Read Reading Box
Support Literacy Month - purchase a Readathon Read Reading Box

As September is Literacy month, it is an opportune time to support the READ Educational Trust, which has successfully promoted literacy in South Africa for nearly four decades, by buying one of its Readathon Read Reading Boxes...

6 Sep 2017

Township schools to get advanced IT training
Township schools to get advanced IT training

The Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) is on a mission to introduce information and communications technology (ICT) and robotics to township schools in Nelson Mandela Bay as part of its plans...

5 Sep 2017

‘Virtual Teacher' launch offers hope to SA education system
‘Virtual Teacher' launch offers hope to SA education system

Vodacom and the Eastern Cape Department of Education have launched the ‘Virtual Teacher' platform, a new interactive technology platform, which allows an individual teacher or lecturer to deliver lessons in real-time to multiple remote classrooms or locations, simultaneously...

5 Sep 2017

Boys no better at math than girls
Boys no better at math than girls

Boys are no better at math than girls are, according to Smartick, an online math learning methodology and practice app, that is used to solve between 300,000 and 400,000 mathematical problems each day, in 70 different countries...

4 Sep 2017

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Big boost for KwaNobuhle science pupils

KwaNobuhle's biggest high school, Molly Blackburn High School, received a half-million-rand investment on Tuesday, 29 August, through the donation of mobile science and computer labs aimed at preparing pupils for their future...

By Tremaine van Aardt 1 Sep 2017

Coronation to sponsor SAICA Business Development Games
Coronation to sponsor SAICA Business Development Games

Now in its 16th year, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Business Development Games has received sponsorship from Coronation Fund Managers...

29 Aug 2017

Call for school to teach coding and robotics
Call for school to teach coding and robotics

Former FirstRand CEO Sizwe Nxasana has issued a warning on SA's basic education: "Disrupt or be disrupted"...

25 Aug 2017

Music school in Mitchell's Plain gets SBA support
Music school in Mitchell's Plain gets SBA support

Trevino Isaacs, who opened a music school in Mitchell's Plain, is one of 19 small business owners selected to take part in the sponsored Small Business Academy programme...

22 Aug 2017

Elma invests in edutech company Mwabu
Elma invests in edutech company Mwabu

Elma Investments, the impact investment arm of the Elma Group of Foundations, has taken up 100% of Mwabu's Series B investment round...

21 Aug 2017

Searching for a superhero... teacher
Searching for a superhero... teacher

In celebration of the upcoming World Teachers' Day, Woolworths and MySchool have launched their annual Teachers' Day competition for learners to put their superhero teachers into the limelight...

17 Aug 2017

Scrapping maths in school won't solve problem
Scrapping maths in school won't solve problem

Doing away with the maths as a compulsory school subject will not solve the problem of South Africa's appalling math results...

17 Aug 2017

South African, Korean schoolchildren collaborate on drone building
South African, Korean schoolchildren collaborate on drone building

A team of Korean educators, who won a tender from Samsung for a study to forecast what education might look like in the year 2030, approached Curro, a South African educator group, to collaborate on a drone-building project...

16 Aug 2017

All South African schools to be online by 2018
All South African schools to be online by 2018

Deputy Minister of Basic Education, Enver Surty, says every South African school will be digitally connected by 2018...

Issued by Kaelo Engage 14 Aug 2017

Ghana gets SAP Africa Code Week
Ghana gets SAP Africa Code Week

Africa Code Week (ACW), which started in 2015 to equip parents, teachers and educators with the coding skills and teaching materials they need to train children and youth in their immediate communities, arrived back in Ghana this week...

11 Aug 2017

Capitec joins BASA in youth outreach on financial education
Capitec joins BASA in youth outreach on financial education

The Banking Association of South Africa (BASA), through its StarSaver initiative, challenges member banks to take financial education to South Africa's Grade 7-9 learners to provide sound financial foundations...

10 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Illiteracy rates among women are falling: why isn't this good news?
#WomensMonth: Illiteracy rates among women are falling: why isn't this good news?

Functional illiteracy rates in South Africans over the age of 20 are on the decline. But, this doesn't necessarily point to either a satisfactory education system or an equitable employment environment...

By Jackie Carroll 10 Aug 2017

Xhosa language school encourages cultural diversity in Western Cape
Xhosa language school encourages cultural diversity in Western Cape

This weekend saw the official launch of Masithethe IsiXhosa (Conversations in isiXhosa) a Xhosa language school in the Western Cape...

8 Aug 2017

Airbus Little Engineers initiative comes to Africa
Airbus Little Engineers initiative comes to Africa

The Airbus Foundation has launched Airbus Little Engineer (ALE) robotics programme in Africa, aiming to reach at least 3,000 learners. Initial workshops will be held together with local stakeholders in Kenya and Nigeria later this year...

7 Aug 2017

Richard Perez, founding director of d-school.
Practice creativity with confidence

Open Design's Steam Symposium speaker, Richard Perez unpacks the “design thinking” concept and shares his vision for the future of Steam education...

By Juanita Pienaar 7 Aug 2017

New bursary scheme to incubate students into employees
New bursary scheme to incubate students into employees

Generation Education has launched a bursary scheme aimed at learners from the age of 15 years and older within both its schools and their surrounding communities...

4 Aug 2017

Aiding deaf learners through online maths assessments
Aiding deaf learners through online maths assessments

Online maths assessments (OMAs) provide deaf and hard-of-hearing learners a fair chance to improve their understanding and marks...

4 Aug 2017

Dr Mamphela Ramphele speaking at a Leader’s Angle talk hosted by the University of Stellenbosch Business School.
Is the private sector complicit in public sector corruption?

Dr Mamphela Ramphele believes the Gupta email leaks raise very worrying questions of corporate complicity with corruption...

3 Aug 2017

South African schools to be digitally connected by 2018
South African schools to be digitally connected by 2018

At the second Education Conversations event of 2017, held at the University of Johannesburg Soweto Campus on 25 July, Deputy Minister of Basic Education, Enver Surty, said every South African school would be digitally connected by 2018...

3 Aug 2017

Microsoft SA, Brightwave bring connectivity to 213,000 students in Eastern Cape
Microsoft SA, Brightwave bring connectivity to 213,000 students in Eastern Cape

Microsoft South Africa and internet service provider Brightwave, have signed an agreement to bring Wi-Fi and TV white spaces technology based on broadband access to more than 213,000 students in the Eastern Cape...

31 Jul 2017

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