Education Trends 2018

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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

Building education on solid early development foundation
Building education on solid early development foundation

Basic education is once again in the spotlight following the release of the matric results by the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga...

11 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

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

Indaba Education Fund hosts fundraising dinner in NYC
Indaba Education Fund hosts fundraising dinner in NYC

The Indaba Education Fund held its first fundraising dinner in New York City earlier this month...

27 Oct 2017

Importance of real-world play for 21st century six-year-olds
Importance of real-world play for 21st century six-year-olds

While there's a great focus on technology learning tools appropriate for early childhood development, parents and educators must not overlook the importance for children to have real-world interactions in order to learn core 21st century life skills...

25 Oct 2017

L-R: Carine Munting, UNICEF partnership manager; Leon Meyer, GM at The Westin; Marilize van Niekerk, executive secretary to the GM; Sandra Bisin, UNICEF chief of communication and partnerships; and Jeremy Harris, radio personality and event MC.
Westin-Unicef Charity Ball raises another R1m in 2017

This year's Westin-Unicef Charity Ball, hosted by The Westin Cape Town on Saturday, 14 October, matched the previous year's donations, raising R1m.

18 Oct 2017

Flight Centre Foundation looks to tackle poverty through education
Flight Centre Foundation looks to tackle poverty through education

The Flight Centre Foundation aims to break the cycle of poverty through education, running a number of relevant programmes...

By Sindy Peters 17 Oct 2017

Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill published for comment
Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill published for comment

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will today publish the Draft Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill in the Government Gazette, for public comment...

13 Oct 2017

EduWeek 2017 award winners
EduWeek 2017 award winners

Education conference and exhibition, EduWeek hosted its prestigious annual awards event in Cape Town on Wednesday...

6 Oct 2017

Educare challenge to celebrate the importance of early childhood development
Educare challenge to celebrate the importance of early childhood development

Innovation Edge is aiming to change the perception that undermines the importance of Early Childhood Development (ECD) with the launch of the ECD Heroes Challenge...

3 Oct 2017

How parents can raise children who love maths
How parents can raise children who love maths

Parents can help their children develop key mathematical skills by playing simple games with them, and by maintaining enthusiasm for the subject...

Issued by Coronation 3 Oct 2017

#WomensMonth: Bitten by the enterprising Bugz
#WomensMonth: Bitten by the enterprising Bugz

This Women's Month, the entrepreneurial genius behind Bugz Playpark, Lise Liebenberg, talks to us about early childhood development beyond the classroom, and running your own business...

By Shan Radcliffe 15 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

#CSIMonth: Building the future through early childhood development
#CSIMonth: Building the future through early childhood development

Founded by Phillip Shapiro in 2006, Build the Future is a non-profit organisation that facilitates early childhood development through learning and nutrition programmes in informal settlements in Johannesburg and KwaZulu-Natal...

By Sindy Peters 12 Jul 2017

#YouthMonth: Instilling life skills, R2 at a time
#YouthMonth: Instilling life skills, R2 at a time

Academics and learning hard skills makes up only one part of the education process. These days, many jobs require soft skills not readily taught in the classroom. Randy Mampuru tells us about Kidz Hub, and how they are teaching kids commitment, consistency and sacrifice...

By Shan Radcliffe 30 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Creating solid foundations to unleash unlimited potential
#YouthMonth: Creating solid foundations to unleash unlimited potential

A structured and stable education in the early years is crucial to giving children the best developmental start to life. Unfortunately, not all South African children have access to a good early childhood education, but NPO, The Unlimited Child, is looking to change that...

By Shan Radcliffe 23 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

Education: Africa's path to a sustainable future
Education: Africa's path to a sustainable future

The world is focussed on sustainable development and education is the key. This may be no truer than in Africa where valiant efforts continue to end poverty and hunger and protect the environment...

Issued by Spintelligent 25 May 2017

Montessori institute offers new internationally accredited ECD course
Montessori institute offers new internationally accredited ECD course

The internationally accredited Association Montessori Internationale Assistants to Infancy Course 0-3 will be on offer for the first time in southern Africa at the Indaba Montessori Institute Stellenbosch...

4 Apr 2017

SETA funding to train deaf adults
SETA funding to train deaf adults

Fifty adults will partake in a six month Deaf Mentor Training course, courtesy of the Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA)...

23 Nov 2016

The global and South African need for ECD centres
The global and South African need for ECD centres

Investing in Early Childhood Development (ECD) will set children up for emotional, physical and cognitive achievement. The question is, to what extent has the world and, more specifically, South Africa invested in ECD?...

Issued by Cipla 13 Sep 2016

Early childhood development campus launched in Kaboweni- Mbombela
Early childhood development campus launched in Kaboweni- Mbombela

The Department of Social Development in Mbombela, in collaboration with the Cipla Foundation, on 2 June launched a specialised early childhood development (ECD) campus in the informal settlement of Kaboweni...

Issued by Cipla 12 Sep 2016

New partnership to support early creative education
New partnership to support early creative education

Ground-breaking educational initiative, the Africa A+ Schools support network, seeks to infuse creativity and innovation into schools by using the arts as a tool for teaching and learning...

27 Jun 2016

New FUNda Leader campaign to build SA reading culture
New FUNda Leader campaign to build SA reading culture

The Nal'ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign launched an initiative on International Children's Day, 1 June, to motivate South Africans to become champions of literacy...

10 Jun 2016

EduWeek with SABC Education powered by Intel: Advancing Educational Knowledge in Africa
EduWeek with SABC Education powered by Intel: Advancing Educational Knowledge in Africa

Education must be regarded as a founding element of the right to a decent life and to individual development and as a key factor for reducing poverty and inequalities...

Issued by Spintelligent 31 May 2016

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