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How we fail our learners and what we can do about it
How we fail our learners and what we can do about it

Educational psychologists have identified four instinctive types of learning: Quick Start, Fact Finder, Implementor, and Follow Thru. But our schools are all designed for only one type...

By Peter Horszowski, Issued by Pert Industrials 2 days ago

Sangari, Veative bring VR to SA schools
Sangari, Veative bring VR to SA schools

Veative is a VR-focused education company that creates VR curriculums for students...

12 Jul 2018

Here's how to encourage more girls to pursue science and math careers
Here's how to encourage more girls to pursue science and math careers

Women remain underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM...

By Jilana Boston and Andrei Cimpian 12 Jul 2018

New administrator appointed for NW education
New administrator appointed for NW education

Nkhono Johannes Mohlala has been tasked with stabilising teaching and learning activities in the North West Basic Education Department as the newly appointed administrator...

11 Jul 2018

Word Warriors creative writing competition is open for entry
Word Warriors creative writing competition is open for entry

READ's 2018 Word Warrior Competition is officially open for entry to budding writers between the ages of nine and 16...

9 Jul 2018

#Mandela100: Nal'ibali shares special series for Mandela Day
#Mandela100: Nal'ibali shares special series for Mandela Day

Commemorating the centenary celebration of Nelson Mandela's birthday, Nal'ibali is sharing a special series of three children's stories...

9 Jul 2018

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This is the starting point for African smart cities

With over half the world's population currently living in urban metropoles and an estimated three million people moving into cities every week, it's safe to say that the concept of smart cities is becoming more crucial than ever...

By Byron Clatterbuck 4 Jul 2018

Umalusi blows lid off fake matric certificates sites
Umalusi blows lid off fake matric certificates sites

Umalusi has condemned websites selling fake matric certificates to the public...

2 Jul 2018

The Leadership for Girls Academy
The Leadership for Girls Academy

On 25 June, the Leadership for Girls Academy kicked off their winter classes. The girls were thrilled to return to the programme in their school holidays...

Issued by Eskilz College 28 Jun 2018

Winners of the Growsmart story-writing competition
Winners of the Growsmart story-writing competition

20 young schoolchildren will see their creative writing turned into published books after being selected as the top entrants in the Growsmart story-writing competition...

27 Jun 2018

Why PE teachers need to be more than just stand-ins
Why PE teachers need to be more than just stand-ins

Gone are the days of developing gross and fine motor skills in children by letting them climb trees, or make and fly kites, says Michael Mthethwa, Physical Education specialist lecturer...

27 Jun 2018

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Partnership sees coding introduced at previously disadvantaged schools

ORT South Africa (ORT SA) and Chevron South Africa have partnered to implement coding programmes in previously disadvantaged schools in Ivory Park, north of Johannesburg...

25 Jun 2018

Encouraging creative, young entrepreneurs to explore the tourism industry
Encouraging creative, young entrepreneurs to explore the tourism industry

To offer young entrepreneurs the opportunity to gain a foothold in the tourism industry, Cape Town Tourism's Board Development Fund (BDF), created in 2013, provides mentorship and practical support to two to three disadvantaged businesses a year who shows great potential...

21 Jun 2018

Coding could become a school subject
Coding could become a school subject

Government will consider introducing computer coding in South Africa's education system, Communications Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana said...

20 Jun 2018

EduWeek Africa education award winners
EduWeek Africa education award winners

In celebration of all the innovators and service providers that are bridging the gap between education today, EduWeek Africa hosted its annual Education Insutry Awards ceremony on 15 June 2018...

20 Jun 2018

New tutoring programme to make maths fun again
New tutoring programme to make maths fun again

Pearson South Africa has launched an innovative mathematics tutoring programme designed to improve each learner's mathematical skills using engaging and interactive methods...

18 Jun 2018

How to bring the teaching profession back to the forefront
How to bring the teaching profession back to the forefront

Education is central to development and to the improvement of the lives of young people, reiterating the importance of teachers in our country...

By Mampho Langa 18 Jun 2018

Mother-tongue literacy programme to improve reading with comprehension
Mother-tongue literacy programme to improve reading with comprehension

Breakthrough to Literacy (BTL), a mother-tongue literacy course for Grades 1 to 3, aims to help children learn to read with comprehension, while developing their writing and listening skills...

15 Jun 2018

Educational partnership to create tomorrow's coders
Educational partnership to create tomorrow's coders

ORT South Africa (ORT SA), a non-profit educational organisation, and Chevron South Africa have partnered up to implement coding programmes in previously disadvantaged schools in Ivory Park, north of Johannesburg. Coding is a critical element in the 21st century school curriculum, giving learners the ability not only to use technology but to create it.

15 Jun 2018

PropertyFox shares new school feeder zones guide
PropertyFox shares new school feeder zones guide

Having commissioned research into South Africa's feeder zones and catchment area policies, PropertyFox has released its first...

15 Jun 2018

Register your school for the 2018 Allan Gray Entrepreneurship Challenge today
Register your school for the 2018 Allan Gray Entrepreneurship Challenge today

The 2018 Allan Gray Entrepreneurship Challenge is open for entry from schools around the country...

11 Jun 2018

VR learning solutions to revolutionise maths and science education
VR learning solutions to revolutionise maths and science education

The Western Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal provincial governments are in talks to pilot the introduction of virtual reality (VR) learning solutions in selected government schools...

8 Jun 2018

A day at Enterprises UP gives young learners hope for the future
A day at Enterprises UP gives young learners hope for the future

Enterprises University of Pretoria recently hosted 10 Grade 10 to 12 girl learners from Phelindaba High School in Atteridgeville as part of the annual Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day initiative...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 8 Jun 2018

All abuzz for the National Spelling Bee
All abuzz for the National Spelling Bee

Learners across the country are getting ready to compete in this year's Spelling Bee South Africa, which is part of the Department of Basic Education's Read to Lead Campaign to develop a culture of reading and to improve learners' performance especially in the English language...

4 Jun 2018

History should be made a compulsory subject from 2023 - report
History should be made a compulsory subject from 2023 - report

A report into the introduction of History as a compulsory subject has recommended that History should be phased in incrementally from 2023 in Grade 10 to 2025 in Grade 12...

31 May 2018

Basic Education and Sports ministries team up in schools
Basic Education and Sports ministries team up in schools

The new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on school sport will help learners maintain healthy lifestyles, foster social cohesion and instill a sense of pride and rid schools of social ills like drugs and substance abuse...

31 May 2018

The revolution of home schooling
The revolution of home schooling

According to News24, an estimated 40,000 children in Gauteng and the Western Cape did not attend their first day of school due to lack of space...

By Ashmika Chottu, Issued by Damelin Correspondence College 30 May 2018

SA welcomes another round of the global Tournament of Minds
SA welcomes another round of the global Tournament of Minds

The Tournament of Minds, an international problem-solving competition, is heading back to South Africa where private education group ADvTech will host the TOM Challenges for the second year in a row...

30 May 2018

New innovative school program from Acer
New innovative school program from Acer

Acer is launching an innovative school program to select and support schools that have embraced the brand's technology to try out and implement new teaching and learning environments...

29 May 2018

Equal Education and MEC Debbie Schäfer reach agreement
Equal Education and MEC Debbie Schäfer reach agreement

The Western Cape Education Department will wait before taking any action following allegations of sexual misconduct against three people in Equal Education, MEC Debbie Schäfer said in a statement...

By Tariro Washinyira 29 May 2018

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