Shan Radcliffe
#WomensMonth: Getting frank with Diane Awerbuck

#WomensMonth: Getting frank with Diane Awerbuck[Shan Radcliffe] Part educator, part writer and part Frank (in more than one way), Diane Awerbuck is the award-winning author of Gardening At Night and other stories. This Women's Month, I chatted to her about life, classic literature, and important lessons we should be teaching our girls...

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Jackie Carroll
#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?[Jackie Carroll] 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...

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Shan Radcliffe
#CSIMonth: Providing skills and employment from the Ground Up

#CSIMonth: Providing skills and employment from the Ground Up[Shan Radcliffe] Skills development and job creation not-for-profit Learn to Earn South Africa has been offering “a hand up, not a hand out” to the unemployed in underprivileged communities for almost 30 years...

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Shan Radcliffe
#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[Shan Radcliffe] 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...

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

#YouthMonth: Creating solid foundations to unleash unlimited potential[Shan Radcliffe] 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...

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Shan Radcliffe
#YouthMonth: Teaching our children to love themselves

#YouthMonth: Teaching our children to love themselves[Shan Radcliffe] 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...

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Shan Radcliffe
School's out for Dik Wednesday

School's out for Dik Wednesday[Shan Radcliffe] 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...

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

#AfricaMonth: Bridging the education gap with learner-created content[Shan Radcliffe] 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...

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Shan Radcliffe
#AfricaMonth: Exploring Africa's perspectives on knowledge and science

#AfricaMonth: Exploring Africa's perspectives on knowledge and science[Shan Radcliffe] Following the official opening of the University of Johannesburg's African Centre for Epistemology and Philosophy of Science, I caught up with Professor Alex Broadbent, the executive dean of the Faculty of Humanities, to find out a bit more about the development of the centre and its research...

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Shan Radcliffe
#BrandManagerMonth: Branding the teacher

Shan Radcliffe[Shan Radcliffe] For every group of successful brand managers, there is a lecturer, professor, teacher or mentor who taught them the tricks of the trade...

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Shan Radcliffe
Educating through a whole new print medium

Educating through a whole new print medium[Shan Radcliffe] In order to encourage young disadvantaged learners to read and gain a better grasp of the language more quickly, this group of UCT Upstarts developed an innovative solution, using cheap and readily available printing systems, to produce relevant stories and news...

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Shan Radcliffe
#WhenIGrowUp: How to become a FAN-shionista

#WhenIGrowUp: How to become a FAN-shionista[Shan Radcliffe] The brand-new Johannesburg-based fashion design college, Fashion Academy Network (FAN), has opened its admission doors for its first intake of students in 2018...

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Jessica Tennant
Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge[Jessica Tennant] Last week saw Jonathan Lun win the judges' vote at the final pitch event for the 2017 SingularityU Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge...

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Peter Horszowski
When Google already knows the answer you have to change the question - Pert Industrials

When Google already knows the answer you have to change the question[Peter Horszowski] Education simply has to go beyond mere facts. It has to be subtle, creative, dynamic and innovative. In truth, education needs that special, indefinable quality that only a human can provide. If you don't believe me, ask Google...

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Jesse Green
Do you have a degree? The increasing job requirement...

Do you have a degree? The increasing job requirement...[Jesse Green] South Africa is one of few African countries that offer plenty of job opportunities in various industries. However, these jobs don't come easy, with over a quarter (27%) of these positions stating a degree as a requirement...

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Chance meeting helped SA startup GetSmarter secure over $100m sale

Chance meeting helped SA startup GetSmarter secure over $100m sale[Stephen Timm] A chance meeting with US listed company 2U's CEO Chip Paucek in October last year set Cape Town based SA edtech startup GetSmarter on the road to being acquired by the US firm in a $103-million deal signed on Monday evening.

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Danette Breitenbach
Education crucial for Africa - Tony Blair

Education crucial for Africa - Tony Blair
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[Danette Breitenbach] Part of attracting investment to a country is education...

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Mark Orpen
Breaking ground in management development

Breaking ground in management development[Mark Orpen] The managerial ladder is often built with rungs that depend on technical expertise...

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Boris Dzhingarov
Mastering the art of learning a new language – English is dominant everywhere! - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] There can be no secret potion, computer program or magic pill to help you learn English immediately. It takes a lot of dedication, planning and hard work...

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Jackie Carroll
Bridging the education gap to fulfil basic human rights

Bridging the education gap to fulfil basic human rights[Jackie Carroll] Education is a fundamental human right and the foundation upon which other rights are built on. Without education, an individual cannot realise their full potential...

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