#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. What began as a school assignment has flourished into a successful social enterprise that's gained international recognition.

By Sindy Peters 35 minutes ago

Sobantu Tilayi
Day of the Seafarer encourages learners to enter oceans economy

At the 7th Day of the Seafarer (DotS), more than 1,000 high school learners from the rural town of Bizana in the Eastern Cape were empowered with information on how they can enter the maritime economy.

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Court rules that schools may not promote single religion
Court rules that schools may not promote single religion

The South Gauteng High Court this morning ruled that public schools cannot promote one religion to the exclusion of others.

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Mwabu Academy launches innovative e-learning content for primary schools
Mwabu Academy launches innovative e-learning content for primary schools

Mwabu Academy, in partnership with MRP Foundation, has made a major commitment to the South African market in terms of its extensive curriculum-focused online content, with plans to introduce translations in local languages, as it has successfully done in Zambia.

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South Africa finals of FemBioBiz Acceleration Competition today
South Africa finals of FemBioBiz Acceleration Competition today

The FemBioBiz Acceleration Programme, aimed at supporting women in biosciences, is having its South African finals today, 28 June 2017 at the CSIR.

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Online afterschool math program now in South Africa
Online afterschool math program now in South Africa

Smartick, an online afterschool math program supported by the European Union, which has already attained worldwide acclaim for helping 83% of students between 4-14 years of age improve their grades, is now available in South Africa.

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Time running out to enter the Standard Bank Top Women Awards
Time running out to enter the Standard Bank Top Women Awards

Entries for the 14th annual Standard Bank Top Women Awards close on 30 June 2017.

Issued by Topco Media 1 day ago

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Skills development in agriculture should be seen as an investment

The social and economic responsibility of the agriculture sector continues to increase as Africa's population increases. Agriculture, as a key driver of economic growth and development on the continent, needs to continuously reinvent itself to remain agile, sustainable and competitive in order to fulfill this responsibility.

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Gareth Hawkey
#YouthMonth: How the software industry can help combat youth unemployment

Gareth Hawkey is the CEO of redPanda Software and his drive as the head of the company is to bridge the disconnect between business and IT and change the landscape of custom software development in South Africa. We chat to him to get some insight on the role the software industry can play in combating youth unemployment in South Africa.

By Ilse van den Berg 2 days ago

UJ Council names new vice-chancellor and principal
UJ Council names new vice-chancellor and principal

The Council of the University of Johannesburg has appointed of Professor Tshilidzi Marwala as the university's second vice-chancellor and principal. Prof Marwala's appointment follows a rigorous and extensive selection process, as required by the University statute and the University's rules for the appointment of the vice-chancellor.

2 days ago

Worx Group and Oak House Vocational Academy trial work experience pilot programme
Worx Group and Oak House Vocational Academy trial work experience pilot programme

Education is incredibly important to Worx Group, so when a fantastic opportunity came along to initiate a pilot programme with Oak House Vocational Academy as part of our IMPACT programme, we were eager to get on board.

Issued by Worx Group 2 days ago

Curro sets sights on 500 schools
Curro sets sights on 500 schools

Fast-growing private education business, Curro Holdings, which investment company PSG Group controls, has set a longterm expansion target of 500 schools by 2030.

By Marc Hasenfuss 2 days ago

Mahala.ms portal empowers students
Mahala.ms portal empowers students

Microsoft South Africa, in conjunction with Intervate and 2enable, has launched an online portal called Mahala.ms. Through this portal, young South Africans can activate licenses for the Microsoft Office 365 suite and OneDrive cloud-based storage services free of charge.

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