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EduWeek 2017 award winners

Education conference and exhibition, EduWeek hosted its prestigious annual awards event in Cape Town on Wednesday, 4 October 2017. During the gala dinner, EduWeek celebrated the most innovative and life-changing products and services in the education sector, and the local heroes who go above and beyond to further the cause of education for all.
Herewith a list of the categories of the nominated suppliers and/or distributors of the year, and an indication of the winners in each category:
Basic Education
  • ITSI (Category Winner)
  • Mwabu
  • Snapplify
  • Whizz Education

Higher Education
  • University of South Africa (UNISA) Press (Category Winner).
  • Get Smarter
  • Monash South Africa
  • Oxford University Press

Early Childhood Development
  • BrainBoosters (Category Winner)
  • EDS Projects
  • Grow Learning Company
  • Hands of Honour
  • Learning Tools
  • Supersport
  • TREE

Inclusive Education
  • iSchoolAfrica Educational Trust (Category Winner)
  • Edit Microsystems
  • Inclusive Solutions

  • HeyMath (Category Winner)
  • ITSI
  • Mwabu
  • Whizz Education

Innovation Product Award
  • Edit Microsystems (Category Winner)
  • Neuro-link
  • Paper Video

Environmental Sustainability Award
  • Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) (Category Winner)
  • Eco Children
  • Repurpose School Bags
  • Samsung

Institution Leader of the Year
  • Adam Habib, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of the Witwatersrand – Accepted by Kanina Foss on behalf of Adam Habib (Category Winner)
  • Moipone Ralebese, Principal, Toka Primary School
  • Norman Mphake, Founder, Physical Education Institute of South Africa (PEISA)

Teacher of Tomorrow
  • Gafieza Ismail, Teacher, Spine Road High School (Category Winner)
  • Erika Esterhuizen, HOD: Information Technology, St Andrew's College
  • Gizelle McIntyre, Director, Institute of People Development
  • Lindiwe Mhlungu, Principal, Sibonile School for the Visually Impaired

Inspiration Award
  • Nkashaka Constance Mabaso, Principal, Rivoni School (Category Winner)
  • Claire Nicholson, Founder, Achieve-It Charitable Trust
  • Joseph Phalwane, Managing Director, AeroBuddies
  • Louise van Rhyn, Founder, Symphonia
  • Paula Barnard, E-Learning Project Manager, University of the Witwatersrand

Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Adam Habib, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of the Witwatersrand (Category Winner)
  • Anthea Cereseto, Former Headmistress (Retired), Parktown High School for Girls
  • Daya Chetty, President, South African Principal's Association
  • Erika Esterhuizen, HOD: Information Technology, St Andrew's College
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