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Paediatricians advocate the reopening of schools

As schools welcomed only Grade 12 learners back this week, the Paediatrician Management Group (PMG) and the South African Paediatric Association (SAPA) together urge government to open schools to all learners and not to allow fear or politics to harm the children of South Africa...

22 hours ago

Policy options to crack the mother tongue versus English riddle in South African schools

Internationally, education theory favours mother-tongue instruction and recommends that schooling should begin in the language the child knows best, often their mother tongue. Even with limited studies in Africa, evidence in Botswana, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya and South Africa supports this...

By Nompumelelo Mohohlwane 31 Jul 2020

Back to School for Mandela Day

Adopt-a-School Foundation is running a collective campaign throughout July and August which encourages corporates and individuals to unite and support learners affected by the Covid-19 pandemic...

Issued by Adopt-a-School 24 Jul 2020

Covid-19 fast-tracks ECD practitioner development to include more digitally-enabled learning

The Covid-19 induced lockdown and the need for social distancing have prompted a review of approach in training Early Childhood Development (ECD) practitioners to include greater use of digital platforms.

21 Jul 2020

Cogta outlines new mask regulations in schools

Faces masks and coverings are now mandatory in South Africa, however, according to the new regulations, schools should not turn away learners for not wearing them...

14 Jul 2020

Educational video stories for youngsters

Reading Matters, distributor and supplier of educational books and resources in South Africa, has added a collection of YouTube video stories for young learners to its website...

10 Jul 2020

All private preschools, ECD centres may open immediately

The Department of Social Development says it has noted the High Court ruling on Monday that all private preschools and Early Childhood Development centres (ECD) may open with immediate effect, provided they maintain safety measures...

7 Jul 2020

ECDs, partial care facilities reopening readiness assessed

Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has urged operators of ECD centres and partial care facilities across the country to complete the online self-assessment exercise before reopening...

6 Jul 2020

Thuthuka: A programme that makes all the difference

In the 2019 Saica Nation Building Impact Report, Saica CEO Freeman Nomvalo says: "As Saica celebrates its fortieth anniversary this year, we remain committed to our higher purpose of building a better world and illustrating the integral role our noble profession plays in securing the future of our country..."

By Lia Labuschagne, Issued by SAICA 30 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Nicole Cupido shares her view on education and mental health

This Youth Month, together with Pride Factor, young and confident 'thought leaders' share what they think the business community can do better to address the needs of the youth...

2 Jun 2020

Schools must remain closed, DBE emphasises

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) on Thursday warned against the premature re-opening of schools...

7 May 2020

International study shows where South Africa's education system needs more help

Interventions aimed at improving literacy scores must be targeted at the parts of the system that need it the most...

By Surette van Staden 7 Apr 2020

#LockdownSA: Think Ahead launches free online live coding classes for children

The Think Ahead team will guide children through coding concepts and activities, keeping kids busy, engaged and upskilled for the future...

1 Apr 2020

How to harness your child's leadership potential

Developing young and influential leaders is not simply about individual success but, very crucially, about the positive impact effective leadership has on the communities and countries which are home to these game-changers. Having innovative, inspirational and solutions-driven leaders passionate about addressing sociopolitical challenges is vital for Africa...

By Faith Abiodun 18 Mar 2020

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