Education Trends 2020

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Building tomorrow's leaders through play
Building tomorrow's leaders through play

Children are naturally wired with a desire to play - where adults might see a simple cardboard box, a child envisions an exciting new fantasy world where anything is possible...

By Kristian Imhof 20 Feb 2020

Bill to make early childhood development compulsory
Bill to make early childhood development compulsory

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the department will table a bill this year that will make two schooling years before Grade 1 compulsory...

19 Feb 2020

#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

#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

Josephine Buys, CEO of The Publisher Research Council (PRC).
#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

#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

Britehouse, Diepsloot Preschools Project address SA shortage of ECD programmes
Britehouse, Diepsloot Preschools Project address SA shortage of ECD programmes

Over the past 26 years, the Diepsloot Preschools Project (DPP) has developed more than 30 preschools - mainly in Diepsloot and the surrounding areas...

19 Dec 2019

#BestofBiz 2019: Education
#BestofBiz 2019: Education

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 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...

17 Dec 2019

The significance and fundamentals of a school infrastructure
The significance and fundamentals of a school infrastructure

A school with good facilities and environmental conditions can attribute to producing well-groomed learners in all dimensions...

Issued by Mathews Phosa College 13 Dec 2019

Growing quality ECD centres in disadvantaged communities
Growing quality ECD centres in disadvantaged communities

The learning outcomes and experiences of school children are heavily influenced by the quality of their teachers. South Africa needs professional and experienced teachers who can truly make a difference, especially in the Early Childhood Development (ECD) sector...

11 Nov 2019

CoCT considers exemption criteria for ECD registration
CoCT considers exemption criteria for ECD registration

A review of the Early Childhood Development exemption criteria could see the scrapping of development charges for many of the estimated 1,400 unregistered ECDs in Cape Town...

6 Nov 2019

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British Airways, mothers2mothers team up to give SA's children a flying start

Every child deserves a flying start in life. But in South Africa, health challenges such as exposure to HIV, poor nutrition, and a lack of parental education can easily block a successful take-off for infants and toddlers...

1 Nov 2019

Coronation honours SA teachers as key agents of social change
Coronation honours SA teachers as key agents of social change

Improving the quality of education in South Africa lies at the heart of breaking the cycle of poverty, but our education system is in crisis and puts sustainable socio-economic development at risk...

Issued by Coronation 8 Oct 2019

The importance of story
The importance of story

"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." - Albert Einstein...

By Diane Awerbuck 7 Oct 2019

Why SA needs a new breed of teachers to address educational challenges
Why SA needs a new breed of teachers to address educational challenges

South Africa needs a new breed of teachers to meet the challenges of educating our youth in the 21st century - and it starts with giving them the expertise they need to ensure better educational outcomes, says private school network Spark Schools...

4 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019
Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

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GIG Logistics Ghana, Aim Higher Africa launch back-to-school giveaway in Accra

"Education is the cornerstone of every economy in Africa and GIG Logistics Ghana is committed to investing in this sector. We believe education is the bedrock of our society and a requisite for Ghana's development."

13 Sep 2019

More to NQF Amendment Act
More to NQF Amendment Act

The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) says there is more to the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Amendment Act than just criminalising qualifications fraud and lying about qualifications on CVs...

13 Sep 2019

#WomensMonth: Takalani Netshitenzhe on connecting ICT to education
#WomensMonth: Takalani Netshitenzhe on connecting ICT to education

We chat to Takalani Netshitenzhe, chief officer of corporate affairs at Vodacom Group to find out about her journey to the top and how Vodacom is using its expertise in ICT to offer modern solutions...

By Evan-Lee Courie 19 Aug 2019

Can parents sue if their child is injured at school?
Can parents sue if their child is injured at school?

Parents send their children to school with a reasonable expectation that they will be as safe as they would be at home, however accidents happen at schools on an alarmingly frequent basis in South Africa...

6 Aug 2019

Kurt Minnaar of Dreamer Education.
#FairnessFirst: From textbooks to hip-hop; disrupting education for the Gen Z student

Kurt Minnaar is a teacher with a difference. Dreamer Education, an NGO started with his wife and a little help from his friends in the creative industry, is revolutionising the way basic foundation phase mathematics skills are being taught by incorporating music and rhythm - you can also play a part...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Jul 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

Reading comprehension takes top priority for DBE
Reading comprehension takes top priority for DBE

Reading comprehension in the first years of school will take top priority for the Basic Education Department in the short to medium term...

10 Jul 2019

Grow ECD calls on public to support early education this Mandela Day
Grow ECD calls on public to support early education this Mandela Day

In the lead up to Mandela Day on Thursday, 18 July 2019, Grow Educare Centres invites individuals and companies to partner with them and other ECDs in different capacities to bring about sustainable change...

9 Jul 2019

VWSA supports literacy programme
VWSA supports literacy programme

Volkswagen Group South Africa has invested R4m towards training the educators responsible for teaching Eastern Cape learners to read...

8 Jul 2019

Parklands College grows young minds, builds futures
Parklands College grows young minds, builds futures

Parklands College in Cape Town is passionate about making sure students are prepared for the future. By doing this, they are creating entrepreneurs of the future through authentic learning experiences...

3 Jul 2019

Admin tasks chip away at teaching time
Admin tasks chip away at teaching time

South African teachers are spending a hefty amount of time on administrative tasks - time which could be better used on teaching in the classroom...

2 Jul 2019

Report to lay bare SA's teaching conditions
Report to lay bare SA's teaching conditions

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will release the results of a large-scale study investigating the condition of the teaching and learning environment in schools at a briefing scheduled for Tuesday...

1 Jul 2019

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