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The right to education is pivotal to creating an inclusive South Africa
The right to education is pivotal to creating an inclusive South Africa

On Human Rights Day on 21 March, the Adopt-a-School Foundation (AAS), a partner entity of Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation (CRF), drew attention to the rights of children to quality education...

Issued by Adopt-a-School 3 days ago

The many wrongs of the right to education
The many wrongs of the right to education

Human Rights Day offers us the chance to assess the Constitution. It's a day on which we consider whether this pioneering document is living up to its promises, weighing up the ways in which it is serving us and the ways in which it is failing. An evaluation of the Constitution's right to education reveals stark results. It is a difficult report card to read...

By Jackie Carroll 20 Mar 2019

How the BELA Bill could affect home education learners
How the BELA Bill could affect home education learners

Education officials are still finalising the Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill, which is set to include some changes to the home education landscape in South Africa. This will particularly affect home education learners between the ages of seven and 15 years old...

By Professor Rita Niemann 19 Mar 2019

"If we are to break the cycle of poverty, we need to educate the children of the poor." - President Cyril Ramaphosa, SoNA 2018
"If we are to break the cycle of poverty, we need to educate the children of the poor." - President Cyril Ramaphosa, SoNA 2018

Following the president's State of the Nation address, two years of early childhood development has been compulsory in an effort to overcome poverty, unemployment and inequality...

Issued by Intec College 18 Mar 2019

When academic writing no longer pays, writing stops
When academic writing no longer pays, writing stops

The Copyright Amendment Bill in its current form will undermine the quality of higher education in South Africa...

By Prof Sihawukele Ngubane 15 Mar 2019

Initiative to teach SA children through play
Initiative to teach SA children through play

At the first-ever Africa Play Conference, held in Pretoria recently, the Lego Foundation and Sesame Workshop announced a major five-year initiative to promote children's learning through play...

15 Mar 2019

Why biometric vetting should be standard practice in the education sector
Why biometric vetting should be standard practice in the education sector

The spate of incidents, in recent years, involving offenders posing risk to the safety of learners across various schools in South Africa calls for some serious action to be taken...

By Pine Pienaar 12 Mar 2019

New school feeder zone regulations to ensure fair access
New school feeder zone regulations to ensure fair access

The new school feeder zone regulations announced by the Gauteng Education Department (GDE) will ensure fair access to schools, says MEC Panyaza Lesufi...

11 Mar 2019

Eliminate your fears and doubts about teaching English to children
Eliminate your fears and doubts about teaching English to children

Wits Language School offers a specialised course in Teaching English to Young Learners. The course is ideal for pre-school, primary and EFL teachers no matter where you teach...

Issued by Wits Language School 11 Mar 2019

DBE to scrap Multiple Examination Opportunity in 2020
DBE to scrap Multiple Examination Opportunity in 2020

The Basic Education Department (DBE) has announced that from next year, it will no longer offer the Multiple Examination Opportunity (MEO) to learners...

11 Mar 2019

Super teachers - enter ICT in education competition
Super teachers - enter ICT in education competition

Registration for 2019 ISPA SuperTeacher of the Year Competition, one of South Africa's longest-running annual challenges for ICT (Information & Communication Technologies) in education is open...

8 Mar 2019

Ad industry well-placed to boost SA education
Ad industry well-placed to boost SA education

Our current challenges that include perpetual spoiler Eskom throwing shade at our economy should not distract us from South Africa's impressive achievements...

By Devon Meerholz 7 Mar 2019

Western Cape government wins school closure case
Western Cape government wins school closure case

Parents and members of the school governing body (SGB) at Uitzig Secondary near Elsies River have vowed to take their fight to keep the school open (which would mean going to the Constitutional Court)...

By Barbara Maregele 7 Mar 2019

9 days left to register for WC 2020 school year
9 days left to register for WC 2020 school year

There are only nine days left to register children for school in the Western Cape next year, AfriForum has sought to remind parents...

6 Mar 2019

Unique computer lab gives hope to dyslexic learners
Unique computer lab gives hope to dyslexic learners

Learners with dyslexia from Tlhokomelo Special School in Meadowlands, in Soweto, have been given a chance in their academic life with the launch of the country's first-of-its-kind multimedia centre on Friday...

4 Mar 2019

SA's first multimedia centre to help children with dyslexia
SA's first multimedia centre to help children with dyslexia

Soweto is the home of the first-ever multimedia centre for children with dyslexia in South Africa...

28 Feb 2019

SA making strides in Early Childhood Development
SA making strides in Early Childhood Development

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga and Angolan Education Deputy Minister on Tuesday visited the Esikhisini Primary School in Atteridgeville, west of Pretoria, to observe the strides being made in South Africa to improve learning outcomes at the Early Childhood Development phase...

27 Feb 2019

Entries open for 2019 Saipa National Accounting Olympiad
Entries open for 2019 Saipa National Accounting Olympiad

The South African Institute of Professional Accountants (Saipa) is inviting all schools to begin registering pupils who wish to participate in this year's National Accounting Olympiad...

26 Feb 2019

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NTA honours outstanding teachers

The National Teaching Awards (NTA) recently honoured 2018's national winners at the 19th annual NTA ceremony. The ceremony was hosted by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga...

25 Feb 2019

How to cultivate a love of maths in children
How to cultivate a love of maths in children

Proficiency in mathematics is a requirement for the majority of demanding tertiary educational programmes including medicine, engineering, computer science and airline pilot training for instance...

22 Feb 2019

Matrics: Why you should decide what and where to study, now
Matrics: Why you should decide what and where to study, now

University choices may feel like a distant priority for this year's matrics, but now is in fact the optimal time to be investigating what they want to study and where...

21 Feb 2019

Free State prioritises education, youth
Free State prioritises education, youth

The Free State government has targeted education, skills development and youth opportunities as their focus areas this year...

19 Feb 2019

Why children need to learn in their home language for longer
Why children need to learn in their home language for longer

International Mother Language Day (IMLD) is celebrated on 21 February each year with the overall aim of promoting linguistic diversity and multilingual education. This year, the day will be framed by the International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019...

18 Feb 2019

Brand South Africa 'Play Your Part' Ambassadors inspire Cape Town learners
Brand South Africa 'Play Your Part' Ambassadors inspire Cape Town learners

Brand South Africa, the official marketing agency of the country, together with Play Your Part Ambassadors, comedy trio Goliath and Goliath, inspired hundreds of leaners from Ravensmead Secondary School earlier this week...

Issued by Brand South Africa 18 Feb 2019

Ubambiswano: Unlocking the collective power of collective impact for our schools
Ubambiswano: Unlocking the collective power of collective impact for our schools

Can schools, on their own, see to the cognitive and psycho-social development of all our children?...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 15 Feb 2019

Newly built school opened in Soweto
Newly built school opened in Soweto

The Gauteng Department of Education has opened a new school in Soweto worth more than R57 million in an effort to ensure state-of-the-art infrastructure is provided to previously under-serviced communities...

15 Feb 2019

Government to phase in digitised textbooks from next year
Government to phase in digitised textbooks from next year

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the department is ready to phase in digitised textbooks from next year...

15 Feb 2019

FemiTI to stem drop-out rates of Ghanaian girls
FemiTI to stem drop-out rates of Ghanaian girls

A reported 75% of girls in Ghana attend primary school, but there's a significant drop in girls in high school and college. Research by the WWW Foundation further revealed that women in poor urban areas in developing countries are 50% less likely to use the internet than men. FemiTi aims to change all that...

15 Feb 2019

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School-Days, Dis-Chem award R100k in bursaries

To celebrate the launch of the Dis-Chem For Youth card, School-Days recently gave four young South Africans - who are the winners of its bursary competition - R25,000 bursaries to use towards education fees. ..

14 Feb 2019

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