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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

NSC supplementary exams underway
NSC supplementary exams underway

The Department of Basic Education says the first day of National Senior Certificate (NSC) 2017 supplementary examinations proceeded smoothly without any glitches...

23 Feb 2017

Impak appoints new head of sales and marketing
Impak appoints new head of sales and marketing

Impak, a leading curriculum and service provider for schools, tutors and home education parents, is pleased to announce the appointment of Suné Posthumus as its new head of sales and marketing...

Issued by Impak 22 Feb 2017

UWC launches five new school science labs
UWC launches five new school science labs

UWC's Science Learning Centres for Africa (UWC-SLCA), in partnership with the Garden Cities Archway Foundation and the Western Cape Education Department, will open five new Science Learning Centres...

20 Feb 2017

Africa must bust the myth that girls aren't good at maths and science
Africa must bust the myth that girls aren't good at maths and science

Children's ideas about what their gender means for their intellectual capacity are formed before they have even turned six...

By Nox Makunga 20 Feb 2017

Why global education rankings don't reveal the whole picture
Why global education rankings don't reveal the whole picture

Country rankings in international education tests – such as PISA and TIMSS – are often used to compare and contrast education systems across a range of countries. But it isn't always an even playing field...

By Daniel Caro and Jenny Lenkeit 17 Feb 2017

How learning space affects student attention and engagement
How learning space affects student attention and engagement

There are so many things vying for student attention today it makes it harder to get attention and therefore engagement but there are five things that can be done to dramatically improve results...

15 Feb 2017

The Indaba Education Fund has provided educational materials, as well as upgrades to the classrooms and gardens at the Lynedoch Early Learning Centre.
Cape Classics establishes Indaba Education Fund

Cape Classics, a New York-based wine importer, has established the Indaba Education Fund (IEF), a fully accredited 501(c)(3) organisation which provides early childhood teacher training, learning materials, and educational infrastructure to young, at-risk children living in the South African Winelands...

13 Feb 2017

FutureLearn Group announces new acquisition
FutureLearn Group announces new acquisition

The FutureLearn Group, which boasts brands that provide innovative and accessible education solutions, recently announced the acquisition of Basic EduCAPS, a provider of CAPS aligned teacher material...

Issued by Impak 8 Feb 2017

#BizTrends2017: The next wave of technology transforming the classroom
#BizTrends2017: The next wave of technology transforming the classroom

Imagine you are a high school learner struggling with the textbook in front of you. You point your smartphone and ta-da – a video pops up on screen...

By Nirvani Dhevcharran 8 Feb 2017

W Cape announces 2018 school enrolment deadline
W Cape announces 2018 school enrolment deadline

The Western Cape Education Department has announced the 24 March 2017 as a deadline for applications for enrolment in the provincial schools for 2018...

6 Feb 2017

Hunting for top STEM talent
Hunting for top STEM talent

SANRAL, in partnership with NMMU, launched the SANRAL Physical Science School and Educator of 2017 Competition on Wednesday, 1 February 2017...

3 Feb 2017

Muir pupil heading for space academy
Muir pupil heading for space academy

A Uitenhage teenager has been granted an all-expenses-paid trip to the US Space and Rocket Academy in March...

By Devon Koen 2 Feb 2017

Professor Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute. Image source:
#WSF2017: Six key investment areas for Africa to achieve the SDGs - Jeffrey Sachs

Professor Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute, addressed attendees at the sixth World Sustainability Forum, recently held in Cape Town, providing six key investment areas that he believes need to be a priority for Africa in order for the continent to meet the targets of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

By Sindy Peters 30 Jan 2017

Gauteng reduces number of unplaced learners
Gauteng reduces number of unplaced learners

The Gauteng Department of Education says the number of unplaced learners whose parents applied online has been drastically reduced to 2,865...

30 Jan 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Classroom essentials necessary for English teachers

Whether highly experienced or just making the first steps as a novice teacher, you need to be aware of the classroom essentials that are needed to offer a really great learning experience to all the students that attend...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 27 Jan 2017

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