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The future of mobile exam preparation, Q&A with George Burgess
The future of mobile exam preparation, Q&A with George Burgess

The World Economic Forum's report that ranked the quality of South Africa's maths and science education last out of 148 countries may "not [be] a credible or accurate reflection of the state of education in South Africa", according to the Department of Basic Education. But the textbook crisis, the new national Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) programme, the drop in the national pass rate for the 2014 matric exams to 75.8%, and the rise of the paperless classroom, highlight the increasing need for technology in the education sector.

By Jessica Taylor 2 Apr 2015 07:00

Engineering degrees can build fortunes
Engineering degrees can build fortunes

Prospective university students set on making their millions should sign up for some extra engineering lectures, new analysis has shown...

1 Apr 2015 15:45

Rhodes scholarships open up to Chinese students
Rhodes scholarships open up to Chinese students

BEIJING: The Rhodes scholarships, founded by one of Britain's most acquisitive colonialists and whose laureates have gone on to become presidents and prime ministers, are to be opened to Chinese students, their administrative trust said...

1 Apr 2015 14:37

SA NGO receives prestigious international reading promotion award
SA NGO receives prestigious international reading promotion award

For its work in promoting children's literacy in all official languages across South Africa since 1992, the Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa (PRAESA) has received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA), announced yesterday at a ceremony in Sweden.

1 Apr 2015 14:13

Parents must get involved
Parents must get involved

Our schools need parents who will take responsibility for the education of their children. It is imperative they avail themselves to serve on school governing bodies. All of us want schools in our communities to be well managed and excel academically - and to achieve this we have to make it a societal responsibility...

By Jeff Radebe 31 Mar 2015 14:45

Avanti to deliver ICT infrastructure and e-learning programme in Tanzania
Avanti to deliver ICT infrastructure and e-learning programme in Tanzania

Avanti Communications has been appointed by the UK Space Agency to deliver a major ICT infrastructure and e-learning programme to teachers in Tanzania.

31 Mar 2015 13:48

Maths Centre director named Social Entrepreneur of the Year
Maths Centre director named Social Entrepreneur of the Year

Sharanjeet Shan of Maths Centre, a Johannesburg-based NPO that aims to improve maths, science and technology education in South Africa, has been named by the Schwab Foundation an awardee of the 2015 Social Entrepreneur of the Year...

31 Mar 2015 13:40

Unisa SBL professor to speak on negotiating win-win supply chain agreements - Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL)
Unisa SBL professor to speak on negotiating win-win supply chain agreements

Professor Douglas Boateng, Africa's first Extraordinary Professor for supply and value chain management at the Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL) will deliver a public lecture at the SBL on his findings from global purposeful research on the link between the negotiations aspects of supply chain management and service delivery challenges on 14 May 2015.

Issued by Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL) 31 Mar 2015 12:39

Oxbridge Academy and LH Education launch internationally accredited accounting school - Oxbridge Academy
Oxbridge Academy and LH Education launch internationally accredited accounting school

Oxbridge Academy recently launched its brand new finance and accounting school in Pretoria after a merger with financial training institute, LH Education (LHE), earlier this year. The newly founded Oxbridge Training Institute (OTI) will offer, amongst other financial courses, the internationally accredited AAT accounting courses across South Africa via blended learning. The vision for OTI is to become the preferred provider in offering quality finance programmes linked to professional membership bodies.

Issued by Oxbridge Academy 31 Mar 2015 12:26

NMMU to research faster, cheaper alternative to ADSL broadband
NMMU to research faster, cheaper alternative to ADSL broadband

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) will conduct pioneering research around optical fibre data transport for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope...

30 Mar 2015 10:30

Uproar at UCT has only been good for it
Uproar at UCT has only been good for it

The uproar at the University of Cape Town (UCT) over the relocation or removal of a prominent statue of Cecil John Rhodes has so far been enormously beneficial for the institution. Fresh political and intellectual energy has been unleashed in an organisation that is usually resistant to change...

By Anthony Butler 30 Mar 2015 10:00

Gojimo goes global, first UK, then US, now SA
Gojimo goes global, first UK, then US, now SA

George Burgess, titled one of Britain's six most exciting young entrepreneurs by Forbes and called "one to watch on London's tech startup scene" by the London Evening Standard, is launching a revolutionary education app in South Africa on 2 April...

30 Mar 2015 07:00

Secondary School Intervention Programme kicks off
Secondary School Intervention Programme kicks off

PRETORIA: About 68,000 Grade 12 learners from schools across Gauteng have started the Secondary School Intervention Programme (SSIP) classes, which aim to improve the matric pass rate in the province...

26 Mar 2015 16:10