Searching for a superhero... teacher
Searching for a superhero... teacher

In celebration of the upcoming World Teachers' Day, Woolworths and MySchool have launched their annual Teachers' Day competition for learners to put their superhero teachers into the limelight. This year there is an increase in prizes with over R400,000 worth of prizes to be won by the winning learners, teachers and schools.

2 days ago

Micro-finance, education reduces women's vulnerability to gender-based violence
Micro-finance, education reduces women's vulnerability to gender-based violence

Tackling gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS which plagues South African women, the Intervention with Microfinance for AIDS and Gender Equity (IMAGE) programme works to improve the economic well-being and financial independence of rural women by combining microfinance with gender and health education.

2 days ago

Scrapping maths in school won't solve problem
Scrapping maths in school won't solve problem

Doing away with the maths as a compulsory school subject will not solve the problem of South Africa's appalling math results, and will have dire consequences for the accounting profession, says the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (Saipa).

2 days ago

Short courses can improve career prospects
Short courses can improve career prospects

Short course qualifications that are recent, relevant and specific can be far better indicators of a person's current skills than a qualification achieved years ago. Needing from 8 to 120 hours of commitment, they enable someone to kick-start his or her career.

3 days ago

South African, Korean schoolchildren collaborate on drone building
South African, Korean schoolchildren collaborate on drone building

A team of Korean educators, who won a tender from Samsung for a study to forecast what education might look like in the year 2030, approached Curro, a South African educator group, to collaborate on a drone-building project. Aside from the science and technology focus, the research also looked at the challenges of cross-cultural and communication barriers in a teaching/learning environment.

3 days ago

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

Most people probably don't put much value in playparks as an educational facility, but they're more than just a place to let your kids run riot for the afternoon.

By Shan Radcliffe 15 Aug 2017

BCSA Student Council. Image provided.
Student Council members of Brand Council South Africa announced

The Brand Council South Africa (BCSA) decided that a student council must be formed, one that would get a unique, youthful perspective and tap into the thoughts, behaviours and insights of students and added value to members.

15 Aug 2017

Mellony Ramalho, African Bank’s group executive: sales, branch network
#WomensMonth: Investing in women will make a difference

Having benefitted from opportunities, mentorship and hard work herself, Mellony Ramalho, Africa Bank's group executive: sales, branch network, believes women, especially young women, need to be shown that there are possibilities and taught that through hard work they too can succeed.

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

Paballo Nkwe and Danielle Lester, owners of iSelect Wealth
#WomensMonth: Taking on the boys in forex trading

A female duo is taking on the world of foreign exchange by becoming game-changers in this male-dominated field. Both under 30 years old, Paballo Nkwe and Danielle Lester, owners of iSelect Wealth, train individuals, companies and start-ups on how to trade in stock markets around the world, in the name of empowerment, wealth creation and independence.

By Tivania Moodley 14 Aug 2017

Redesigning cities based on the words of hip hop greats
Redesigning cities based on the words of hip hop greats

People have always used hip hop to deal with life's challenges. But what if those same people had the tools with which to change their circumstances? Michael Ford, a Detroit-born architectural designer, founded the Hip Hop Architecture Camp to combine these ideas.

14 Aug 2017

Transforming agricultural education through technology
Transforming agricultural education through technology

For decades, African governments have used varying policy instruments in an attempt to improve farming productivity. But most subsistence and small-scale farmers continue to use traditional tools and processes, resulting in poor yield improvements.

By Howard Blight 14 Aug 2017

UniZulu gets R70m infrastructure upgrades
UniZulu gets R70m infrastructure upgrades

A 288-unit residential facility and the complete rebuild of an electricity substation at the University of Zululand's main KwaDlangezwa Campus have been completed. The upgrades have a combined value of over R70m.

14 Aug 2017