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Why we need to take a lifelong approach to learning
Why we need to take a lifelong approach to learning

As technological advancements continue to drive the global economy, linking the two aspects of learning - literacy and skills development - has become essential...

By Jackie Carroll 14 Sep 2018

SA needs to prioritise STEM education
SA needs to prioritise STEM education

South Africa already faces well-known challenges in its education system, felt nowhere more strongly than in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics...

By Rob Lith 22 Aug 2018

Call 2 Care uplifts communities with garden education, after-school programmes
Call 2 Care uplifts communities with garden education, after-school programmes

About a year ago, we interviewed Cape Town-based non-profit organisation, Call 2 Care which invests its time and efforts to uplift communities in underprivileged areas through sustainable food access and gardening education.

By Robin Fredericks 22 May 2018

High school kickstarz learn to shine with financial literacy programme
High school kickstarz learn to shine with financial literacy programme

The winners of the Metropolitan Kickstarz programme at the Cape's Soneike High School were named on Friday, following the Grade 11 finalists presentations of their projects...

By Shan Radcliffe 4 May 2018

How this unfunded ed-tech startup quietly conquered Nigeria
How this unfunded ed-tech startup quietly conquered Nigeria

The ed-tech space across Africa is one of great potential, and we regularly hear about innovative startups building solutions tackling educational issues across a variety of countries on the continent...

By Tom Jackson 4 May 2018

Why STEM is nothing without a flower...
Why STEM is nothing without a flower...

A major emphasis has been placed on the education of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) in recent years, while creativity and the Arts have been all but completely forgotten. Curro Holdings is looking to change that with CurroCreate - an initiative launched in partnership with Wordsmith's Theatre Factory...

By Shan Radcliffe 26 Apr 2018

Emilar Gandhi, public policy manager for the SADC region for Facebook | Photo: Jessica Tennant
Facebook Africa, Digify Africa launch online safety programme for SA youth

Facebook Africa and Digify Africa have partnered to launch an online safety programme called Ilizwe Lam, Xhosa for my world...

By Jessica Tennant 25 Apr 2018

20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa
20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa

With the Seedstars World Summit taking place on Thursday, 12 April 2018, the organisers have announced the final 65 finalists that will get the chance to pitch their ideas on the global stage. 20 out of the 65 finalists are from Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Apr 2018

Pizza Hut changes pizza boxes into reading boxes
Pizza Hut changes pizza boxes into reading boxes

The Pizza Hut African Literacy Project launched in Cape Town yesterday, in collaboration with the READ Educational Trust - marking the first leg in the pizza franchise's mission to get more of Africa's children reading.

By Shan Radcliffe 5 Apr 2018

More than just words - what goes into the latest school dictionary
More than just words - what goes into the latest school dictionary

The latest edition of the Oxford Afrikaans-Engels English-Afrikaans Skoolwoordeboek School Dictionary is more than just basic word translations...

By Shan Radcliffe 29 Mar 2018

Bottomup outreach programme inspires learners to stay in school
Bottomup outreach programme inspires learners to stay in school

Bottomup - a non-profit organisation in Edgemead, Cape Town - goes far and beyond to provide schools with programmes that nurture belonging and identity; undertaking to understand why the youth have become disconnected from education...

By Robin Fredericks 26 Mar 2018

#StartupStory: Cognition - the Uber of tutoring
#StartupStory: Cognition - the Uber of tutoring

Private tutoring is in great demand, but many believe it's unaffordable. This is where Cognition.Online's tailored tutoring platform comes in - offering options to suit everyone's pocket...

By Shan Radcliffe 19 Mar 2018

#BizTrends2018: From knowledge resources to communication - trending apps for education
#BizTrends2018: From knowledge resources to communication - trending apps for education

The volume of information we need to process on a daily basis is hugely overwhelming if you don't know where to start. And no more so than for students and their educators. But fortunately, these days, there's an app for almost everything. Here are a few trending apps for students, as well as parents and schools, to keep on top of things...

By Shan Radcliffe 31 Jan 2018

#NewCampaign: You'd never believe what some school girls use as substitutes to sanitary pads
#NewCampaign: You'd never believe what some school girls use as substitutes to sanitary pads

During my adolescent years, an endless supply of sanitary pads 'magically' appeared in my toiletry cupboard. I had never thought of such things as luxury, but essential, oblivious to the reality that some school girls face...

By Jessica Tennant 31 Jan 2018

The future of our nation lies in education
The future of our nation lies in education

Independent schooling is breathing new life into South Africa's stagnant education system. Future Nations Schools is one of these groups who are seeking to change the way we think about school and the way our children learn...

By Shan Radcliffe 31 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Putting the "fun" into fundamental education
#BizTrends2018: Putting the "fun" into fundamental education

There's no denying our education system is in trouble, but what can we do to increase learner engagement? Here are a handful of trends that may well be able to start turning our education system around...

By Shan Radcliffe 30 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: More participation, better results
#BizTrends2018: More participation, better results

It is the job of school leaders to work with all stakeholders in co-creating a positive environment, so that learners can receive a well-balanced, enriching education...

By Arthee Rajkumar 10 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

Buy a Bag of Hope - one way business can help SA's children succeed
Buy a Bag of Hope - one way business can help SA's children succeed

Uzwelo Bags was launched with the goal of making a meaningful difference...

By Sindy Peters 19 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

Going Mad about education with Francois Pienaar
Going Mad about education with Francois Pienaar

Francois Pienaar has been a household name in South Africa for over 20 years. So what does a former Springbok captain do once he leaves the stadium and hangs up his national rugby boots for good? Why, he goes Mad and inspires new generations of learners and leaders, that's what...

By Shan Radcliffe 29 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Kickstarting a love of science
#InnovationMonth: Kickstarting a love of science

Bathabile Mpofu, co-founder and MD of Nkazimulo Applied Sciences, believes that true innovation comes from the access of existing knowledge...

By Shan Radcliffe 26 Sep 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

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

#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

#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

#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

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

#AfricaMonth: Bridging the education gap with learner-created content
#AfricaMonth: Bridging the education gap with learner-created content

Presto Academy was born from two university students' recognition of their peers struggle to make the transition between high school and varsity, and their willingness to help them...

By Shan Radcliffe 31 May 2017

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