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African startups go beyond "find a tutor" model to improve educational outcomes
African startups go beyond "find a tutor" model to improve educational outcomes

Ed-tech startups connecting learners with tutors are increasingly prevalent across Africa, but these platforms are adding additional components to their models to increase impact.

By Tom Jackson 4 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

More than just words - what goes into the latest school dictionary
More than just words - what goes into the latest school dictionary

The latest edition of the Oxford Afrikaans-Engels English-Afrikaans Skoolwoordeboek School Dictionary is more than just basic word translations...

By Shan Radcliffe 29 Mar 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

School's out for Dik Wednesday
School's out for Dik Wednesday

BREAKING NEWS: Yes, Capetonian parents, it's true. Our kids have just earned themselves the equivalent of a USA 'snow day', courtesy of the 'Monster Storm' that's predicted to make landfall in Cape Town late this evening, as the Western Cape Education Department has announced that all schools shall remain closed tomorrow...

By Shan Radcliffe 6 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Bridging the education gap to fulfil basic human rights
Bridging the education gap to fulfil basic human rights

Education is a fundamental human right and the foundation upon which other rights are built on. Without education, an individual cannot realise their full potential...

By Jackie Carroll 22 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Schools can help in transformation of SA from "rainboo" to rainbow nation
Schools can help in transformation of SA from "rainboo" to rainbow nation

Nelson Mandela stated during the Rivonia Trial, 1964 that, "I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for, and to see realised. But my Lord, if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die."

By Edzai Conilias Zvobwo 5 Jun 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Educational reform for the social media age
Educational reform for the social media age

Is the current system in sync with today's reality? How can education stakeholders harness the power of social networks to deliver on the promise of a quality education?

By Edzai Conilias Zvobwo 4 Jun 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

The importance of educated training choices
The importance of educated training choices

Building a career path isn't quite as easy as enrolling at university, completing a course and seeking employment...

By Gizelle McIntyre 28 Nov 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Celebrating South Africa's real teachers
Celebrating South Africa's real teachers

As matric learners write their final examinations, Kagiso Trust is honing in on the invaluable contribution made by real teachers in the lives of learners, parents, communities and society at large...

By Kgotso Schoeman 20 Nov 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Poor communication costs businesses billions of rands
Poor communication costs businesses billions of rands

Poor communication costs South African businesses billions of rands every year. South Africa has a corporate communication landscape shaped by 11 official languages and a myriad of different cultures with their own ways of communicating and expressing themselves.

By John French 21 Nov 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

John French
Do you fear public speaking more than death?

It was American comedian Jerry Seinfeld who observed: "According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that seem right? That means to the average person, if you have to go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy."

By John French 18 Sep 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Ian Henderson
Designing e-courseware for maximum local impact

By some accounts, e-learning is already a US$56 billion global business, and set to double by 2015. The US and Europe account for 70% of the market, with Asia-Pacific contributing to aggressive global growth.

By Ian Henderson 26 Aug 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Dr Marko Saravanja
Could education create the next Facebook?

Can free education be the foundation upon which the next Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn is created? I believe so, but it will require total dedication to open access.

By Dr Marko Saravanja 15 Jul 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Clyde Thomas
Learning through gaming

World of Warcraft has been described as "more addictive than crack cocaine". Players can spend up to 16 hours, without a break, playing the game and often neglect their physical needs. Imagine the learning power that could be achieved by harnessing the kind of intense concentration and enjoyment provided by games.

By Clyde Thomas 11 Jun 2013

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