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5 Wi-Fi mistakes in the connected classroom
5 Wi-Fi mistakes in the connected classroom

Higher education has paved the way for many of the technologies we use today. With a unique set of demands and workloads comes a unique set of problems...

By Pieter Englebrecht 2 days ago

7 reasons why EdTech will continue to boom
7 reasons why EdTech will continue to boom

Of the more than $37.8-billion invested in education technology companies since 1997, 62% was invested over the past three years alone. Set to reach a value of $252-billion by 2020 - EdTech is a booming industry...

15 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 3 trends affecting how independent education should be marketed in SA
#BizTrends2019: 3 trends affecting how independent education should be marketed in SA

Marketing schools is different to marketing a soft drink or an internet package. School education has an enormous influence on children's lives, from the way they tackle problems to the job prospects available to them...

By Marí Lategan 14 Jan 2019

Why SA needs to embrace, incorporate immersive learning
Why SA needs to embrace, incorporate immersive learning

Immersive learning will fundamentally change the way young South Africans absorb information, and forms an integral part of the learning revolution the country needs to embark on to keep up with the demands of the future...

11 Jan 2019

Data science now available at high school level
Data science now available at high school level

The Explore Data Science Academy is launching an online course and a series of data science competitions aimed at making 'job future' skills available to South African high school students...

10 Jan 2019

Public Works awards 40 bursaries to the tune of R150,000
Public Works awards 40 bursaries to the tune of R150,000

The Department of Public Works (DPW) has awarded 40 bursaries to deserving 2018 matriculants...

10 Jan 2019

What does SA education need to succeed in 2019?
What does SA education need to succeed in 2019?

The recent release of the 2018 Matric results has been a culmination of a challenging academic period in the South African education sector. This is so because it's characterised mostly by issues of ill-discipline, disruption of teaching and learning...

By Koketso Marishane 9 Jan 2019

Schools urged to adhere to the school uniform guidelines
Schools urged to adhere to the school uniform guidelines

The Competition Commission has urged schools to adhere to the school uniform guidelines aimed at curbing anti-competitive behaviour at schools...

9 Jan 2019

Unhappy with your matric results? Here's what you can do
Unhappy with your matric results? Here's what you can do

The final results of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations a critical time in learners' lives as a matric certificate has become a basic requirement for getting a job in South Africa...

By Jackie Carroll 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The future of learning in relation to disruptive innovations
#BizTrends2019: The future of learning in relation to disruptive innovations

According to American developmental biologist, Dr. Bruce Harold Lipton, the brain of a child under the age of seven is in a lower vibrational frequency, a state called theta, imagination...

By Neo Rantele Kuaho 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The growing disillusionment with traditional education structures
#BizTrends2019: The growing disillusionment with traditional education structures

Traditional schooling is 'broken' and becoming increasingly irrelevant for the world of work that children are going to be entering into. What can be done to correct this and better prepare our children for the future...?

By Lisa Illingworth 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Top 11 trends in South African education
#BizTrends2019: Top 11 trends in South African education

Higher Education in South Africa has undergone many changes over the past few decades, with local and global trends continuing to influence the sector...

By Yusuf Karodia 7 Jan 2019

Class of 2018 achieves 78.2% pass rate
Class of 2018 achieves 78.2% pass rate

The matric class of 2018, who sat for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination, has bagged a 78.2% pass rate...

4 Jan 2019

IEB 2018 Matrics achieve 98.92% pass rate
IEB 2018 Matrics achieve 98.92% pass rate

The Independent Examinations Board (IEB) matriculants have scooped a pass rate of 98.92%...

4 Jan 2019

St Stithians' IEB Matric results
St Stithians' IEB Matric results

St Stithians Boys' and Girls' Colleges have announced their Matric results for 2018 IEB assessments, with highlights of their top achievements...

3 Jan 2019

Matric results out today
Matric results out today

Following the stamp of approval by the council for quality assurance in education and training, Umalusi, the class of 2018 will find out how they fared in the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations later today...

3 Jan 2019

Umalusi gives 2018 matric results the green light
Umalusi gives 2018 matric results the green light

The national senior certificate examinations have been given the thumbs up by quality assurance body, Umalusi...

28 Dec 2018

Helping teachers get better at 'how' to teach as well as 'what' to teach
Helping teachers get better at 'how' to teach as well as 'what' to teach

It's always difficult to step out of your comfort zone. This is true for teachers too; research has shown that many educators are resistant to change...

By Yashwant Ramma and Ajeevsing Bholoa 28 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Education
#BestofBiz 2018: Education

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2018 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Education & Training site over the past year below.

18 Dec 2018

The link between emotional challenges and poor academic performance
The link between emotional challenges and poor academic performance

Have you ever considered that a child's struggles at school may be because of emotional challenges...?

14 Dec 2018

Over R1m raised at Silicon Valley gathering to support rural education in SA
Over R1m raised at Silicon Valley gathering to support rural education in SA

Over R1m was raised for the Nelson Mandela Institute for Education and Rural Development at a recent gathering in San Francisco...

13 Dec 2018

8 wishes for SA education in 2019
8 wishes for SA education in 2019

If you were asked to give an on-the-spot (no Google allowed!) definition of an algorithm, what would you say? From personal experience, most adults can't answer this question accurately...

By Sharanjeet Shan 13 Dec 2018

Bursaries to spark learning for winners
Bursaries to spark learning for winners

Spark Schools has announced the names of the 10 students who have won a full primary school tuition bursary at one of its schools, through a competition run earlier this year...

12 Dec 2018

Orelie Kabeya and Exauce Kabeya with Wikifundi 2.0. Photographer: Isla Haddow-Flood.
Expanding knowledge on Africa through the Wikimedia movement

Wikimedia has pledged to close the gap in African content as part of their global movement strategy towards a more racially, culturally and geographically inclusive Wikipedia...

11 Dec 2018

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Spark Schools hosts inaugural Innovation Summit

Spark Schools recently held its inaugural Innovation Summit. The event was the culmination of a year-long project which started with setting up innovation ambassadors in each of the educational establishment's 15 schools...

10 Dec 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: Noella Coursaris Musunka on the power of mentorship in Africa
#RecruitmentFocus: Noella Coursaris Musunka on the power of mentorship in Africa

International model, philanthropist and advocate for women and children empowerment Noella Coursaris Musunka was recently in SA to accept an award in recognition of her humanitarian work in Africa...

By Sindy Peters 10 Dec 2018

SADC high schoolers go head-to-head in academic quiz
SADC high schoolers go head-to-head in academic quiz

The National School Quiz Championships kick off today, 7 December 2018, and will see schools from across the Southern Africa Development Community SADC vie for top spot...

7 Dec 2018

SA research stars head for France
SA research stars head for France

Two young research stars from Carnarvon High School in the Northern Cape are representing South Africa at the International Student-Teacher Conference in Nice, France...

3 Dec 2018

6 traits of a good teacher
6 traits of a good teacher

Getting a good education is very important today, but having a good teacher or educator makes this process a lot easier for children...

29 Nov 2018

Winners of the 2019 Paarl Media bursaries
Winners of the 2019 Paarl Media bursaries

The Paarl Media Bursary Fund Trust has awarded 11 Western Cape-based matric learners bursaries to the value of R660,000 to help finance their tertiary education in 2019...

28 Nov 2018

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