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The forgotten key: ECD for children with disabilities
The forgotten key: ECD for children with disabilities

The first 1,000 days of a child's life are vital in establishing the foundation for the rest of the child's development going forward. The importance of correct care and stimulation during this period is therefore crucial, and especially so for children with disabilities...

14 May 2019

A new language doesn't hamper kids learning. Other things do...
A new language doesn't hamper kids learning. Other things do...

South Africa is a linguistically and culturally diverse country. There are 11 official languages and several other minority languages. But English continues to be preferred as the language of learning and teaching...

By Michelle White 25 Apr 2019

Festival of Learning: highlighting 'Education for Social Change'
Festival of Learning: highlighting 'Education for Social Change'

Education, whether formal or informal learning, is the key driver of the social change we would all like to see in South Africa...

Issued by SACAP 8 Apr 2019

Read Institute expands ECD career options
Read Institute expands ECD career options

The Read Group has announced the launch of The Read Institute, a South African training provider in the Early Childhood Development (ECD) arena...

4 Apr 2019

Workshop for South African educators will explore the latest findings on neuroscience research and its relation to education
Workshop for South African educators will explore the latest findings on neuroscience research and its relation to education

ITSI will be presenting the second annual workshop in Africa on Mind, Brain, and Education...

Issued by ITSI 4 Apr 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

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

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

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

3 reasons why climbing a tree is better than watching a screen...
3 reasons why climbing a tree is better than watching a screen...

How much screen time is too much for young children? Are we bringing up a generation who are comfortable with technology, or are we choosing to ignore the negative effects that screen time is having on the development of our children?

By Cindy Glass 5 Mar 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

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

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

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

Africa Play brings fun back into learning
Africa Play brings fun back into learning

In the near future, classrooms will be vibrant spaces where fun and acquiring knowledge blend seamlessly as the Basic Education Department wants to make play a fundamental block of learning...

11 Feb 2019

South Africa's largest home and office supplier commits to bettering child learning
South Africa's largest home and office supplier commits to bettering child learning

TOWER Kids, as part of the TOWER range, has undergone a brand refresher as of July 2018 which promises renewed commitment to the development and education of children.

Issued by TOWER 7 Feb 2019

Why vocabulary still matters and how to help children expand theirs...
Why vocabulary still matters and how to help children expand theirs...

If parents were to look for that one magical element, that one simple technique they could teach their children that would have the best chance to set them up for success - what would that be...?

By Dr Lieb Liebenberg 5 Feb 2019

Grade Rs have the same short-term memory skills, regardless of home language
Grade Rs have the same short-term memory skills, regardless of home language

Grade R learners whose mother tongue isn't English perform just as well as their English-speaking peers when it comes to storing and processing small amounts of information needed for, among others, learning, problem solving and performing calculations...

By Dr Alec Basson 4 Feb 2019

9 trends shaping SA education in 2019
9 trends shaping SA education in 2019

Local and international factors continue to influence the local education sector, with the economy, technology and employer needs playing ever-increasing roles in the way South Africa's education landscape is being shaped...

By Dr Nhlanhla Thwala 1 Feb 2019

Preparing children for the fourth industrial revolution
Preparing children for the fourth industrial revolution

If South Africa is to play in the big league of education, it needs to work harder to improve efficiency in key subjects, especially in early schooling, this is according to President Cyril Ramaphosa...

22 Jan 2019

#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

QCTO accreditation for Molteno's ECD training course
QCTO accreditation for Molteno's ECD training course

The Molteno Institute for Language and Literacy has been endorsed as a skills development provider to train and accredit students with an Occupational Certificate: Early Childhood Development Practitioner...

5 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

Graça Machel calls on Africa to 'aggressively address its gender-specific challenges'
Graça Machel calls on Africa to 'aggressively address its gender-specific challenges'

Graça Machel has called on African women and policymakers to challenge gender inequality and inadequate female representation in the continent's business and economic, political and policy space...

22 Nov 2018

The science of getting literacy right
The science of getting literacy right

What rigorous analysis and change theory tell us...

Issued by Juta and Company 5 Nov 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

Bertha Centre celebrates launch of SA's first social impact bond
Bertha Centre celebrates launch of SA's first social impact bond

Social impact bonds are ideally suited to emerging markets and have the potential to reduce costs and improve service delivery say experts from the UCT GSB Bertha Centre...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 19 Oct 2018

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Fruit South Africa: Sow the critical seeds of fruit consumption amongst our kids

We owe it to our children to advocate for their awareness around nutrition and obesity, and their fruit consumption seems a good place to start...

By Konanani Liphadzi 19 Oct 2018

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