Education Trends 2020

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4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020
4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020

All 16 finalists will each receive a trophy, a certificate and £1,000 to expand the scope of their projects...

1 day ago

Sona 2020's impact on the learning year ahead
Sona 2020's impact on the learning year ahead

The State of the Nation address for the year 2020 most certainly has been a memorable one. Despite the 90-minute delay, South Africans were enlightened by the hope of a positive year ahead with many opportunities...

By Devan Moonsamy 2 days ago

#StartupStory: Creating something from nothing
#StartupStory: Creating something from nothing

Cape Town-based startup, Creative Crafting Club is the brainchild of sisters, Christelle Janse van Rensburg and Stefanie de Wet...

By Evan-Lee Courie 14 Feb 2020

Start the academic year on a good note with Digicape's incredible back-to-school savings on Mac
Start the academic year on a good note with Digicape's incredible back-to-school savings on Mac

Start the academic year with Digicape's incredible back-to-school savings on selected Mac's, to prepare students and educators for what is going to be a busy year...

Issued by Digicape 13 Feb 2020

How to fix the gap between school and work in South Africa
How to fix the gap between school and work in South Africa

The world of work is changing constantly, profoundly, and faster. This is clear from the outsourcing of work, waves of technological advances, increasing automation in business, and big data analysis driving the growth of industries...

By Kobus Maree 10 Feb 2020

High Court hands down groundbreaking judgment on the right to basic education
High Court hands down groundbreaking judgment on the right to basic education

The Eastern Cape Division of the High Court in Grahamstown recently handed down a groundbreaking judgment upholding the right to education of undocumented children...

By Jacquie Cassette and Tricia Erasmus 6 Feb 2020

Greater focus needed on human capital development in Africa
Greater focus needed on human capital development in Africa

If Africa is to beat the challenges of the next decade and meet global development targets, its governments must foster innovation...

3 Feb 2020

SA wins International School Moot Court Competition
SA wins International School Moot Court Competition

South Africa's team of eight students have won the 5th International School Moot Court Competition, which concluded in Gdynia in Poland on Friday, 31 January 2020...

3 Feb 2020

Fundi's top 5 educational trends for the year
Fundi's top 5 educational trends for the year

The past decade has seen a radical shift in education and, often, disruptive evolution of the collective industry. From free tertiary education all the way through to the rise of EdTech, the next 10 years promises to be equally exciting to watch - starting in 2020...

30 Jan 2020

Education Minister engages stakeholders on BELA Bill
Education Minister engages stakeholders on BELA Bill

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is this week meeting stakeholders to discuss progress on work being done on the Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill...

28 Jan 2020

Time of the Writer - Schools Short Story Competition open for entry
Time of the Writer - Schools Short Story Competition open for entry

The 23rd Time of the Writer International Festival, hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Centre for Creative Arts (CCA), invites South African high school learners to submit their short stories for the annual Schools Short Story Competition by Friday, 28 February 2020...

27 Jan 2020

Parktown Boys' High principal suspended
Parktown Boys' High principal suspended

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has announced the suspension of the Parktown Boys' High School headmaster, with immediate effect...

27 Jan 2020

#StartupStory: Empowering girls with Girltivity
#StartupStory: Empowering girls with Girltivity

According to UNESCO statistics, women make up only 23% of STEM talent globally, and this inequality is often felt in South Africa's science, technology and engineering industries...

By Evan-Lee Courie 27 Jan 2020

New Curro DigiEd opens in Joburg's Jewel City
New Curro DigiEd opens in Joburg's Jewel City

The Curro group of schools opened the doors to its new DigiEd high school on 15 January 2020, in Jewel City, the lifestyle precinct situated in Johannesburg's popular Maboneng district...

24 Jan 2020

Wise releases results of Global Education Barometer
Wise releases results of Global Education Barometer

Coinciding with the International Day of Education, Wise has released an extensive study on the views of young people. Conducted by Ipsos, the survey was undertaken in 20 countries across the globe, in order to understand how youth perceive their education and how prepared and confident they feel in their future...

24 Jan 2020

Everyday South Africans prove education isn't limited to the classroom
Everyday South Africans prove education isn't limited to the classroom

2020 marks the second International Day of Education. In South African classrooms, a dire lack of resources is hindering growth. But everyday people are ensuring children never lose their love for learning...

By Amy Pieterse, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 22 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: Advocating childhood literacy - today's readers are our future leaders

In his state of the nation speech in 2019, President Ramaphosa pledged to ensure that within the next five years, every 10-year-old child would be able to read for meaning. I applaud this vision, but realise it's not without its challenges and government cannot do this alone...

By josephine buys 22 Jan 2020

Psychosocial support is key to top academic results
Psychosocial support is key to top academic results

Sixty Gauteng Grade 8 and Grade 10 learners benefited from a holistic daily programme including self-mastery workshops, career guidance, digital literacy, motivational talks and leadership development...

21 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Educating Gen Alpha
#BizTrends2020: Educating Gen Alpha

In today's society, the youth are ageing at a faster rate than ever before. But are our educational facilitators ready for this, or are they in need of a reboot?

By Nicola Cooper 21 Jan 2020

Shining the spotlight on top achieving schools
Shining the spotlight on top achieving schools

Following the release of the 2019 National Senior Certificate matric results, Adopt-a-School Foundation shines the spotlight on the success achieved through its Whole School Development (WSD) model...

Issued by Adopt-a-School 20 Jan 2020

Forget accounting - the challenge with the 2019 grade 12 passes is far more concerning, says accountancy body
Forget accounting - the challenge with the 2019 grade 12 passes is far more concerning, says accountancy body

While matrics around the country celebrate their success following the release of the 2019 NSC and IEB matric results, SAICA is concerned about the long-term repercussions of ongoing trends for the future of our economy...

Issued by SAICA 20 Jan 2020

Stellenbosch University offers matrics the chance to improve NSC results
Stellenbosch University offers matrics the chance to improve NSC results

Students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds have the opportunity to improve their NSC marks in Mathematics, Physical Science or Accounting, through Stellenbosch University's 2020 SciMathUS admission - a year-long SU preparation programme managed by SUNCEP within the Faculty of Education...

20 Jan 2020

Cape Town high schoolers invited to apply for Junior City Council
Cape Town high schoolers invited to apply for Junior City Council

Applications for the Junior City Council (JCC) 2020/2021 are open and all schools within the City of Cape Town are invited to enter...

15 Jan 2020

Gauteng reopens online system for late applications
Gauteng reopens online system for late applications

The Gauteng Basic Education Department (GDE) will reopen its system for late online applications as schools open for the 2020 academic year...

15 Jan 2020

Uniformly increasing affordability of uniforms
Uniformly increasing affordability of uniforms

As we gear up for the new year and the return to school for children across the country, we take a look at the intended effects of the Competition Commission's investigation into the pricing of school uniform and the subsequent agreements signed before the Competition Tribunal in 2019...

By Jac Marais, Mia de Jager and Kameel Pancham 14 Jan 2020

6 ways to beat the back-to-school blues
6 ways to beat the back-to-school blues

Families around South Africa are frantically trying to prepare for the new school year - uniforms, stationery, lunch boxes. Excitement, fear, elation, anxiety, anticipation, expectation and stress are all a part of the process. Everyone copes differently, with some families even feeling the 'back-to-school-blues'...

By Cindy Glass 14 Jan 2020

Disappointing matric results? 6 ways to get back on track
Disappointing matric results? 6 ways to get back on track

Matrics from the Class of 2019 who failed, didn't perform optimally, or didn't get the results they needed to pursue their chosen field of study should not despair, as there is a range of options available to them to address the situation, education experts say...

8 Jan 2020

2019 Matric class scores 81.3% pass
2019 Matric class scores 81.3% pass

The 2019 Grade 12 class has scored an impressive 81.3% National Senior Certificate pass, the country's highest achievement ever...

8 Jan 2020

Countdown to the release of the matric results
Countdown to the release of the matric results

The Class of 2019 matriculants are expected to be glued to their television screens tonight as Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announces the national results of the 2019 National Senior Certificate matric exams...

7 Jan 2020

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