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#LockdownLessons: Opportunity to re-invent, revamp education system - Zakheni Ngubo, Syafunda
#LockdownLessons: Opportunity to re-invent, revamp education system - Zakheni Ngubo, Syafunda

Zakheni Ngubo, founder and CEO at Syafunda, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 8 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Finding the silver lining in WorksheetCloud
#LockdownLessons: Finding the silver lining in WorksheetCloud

As the national lockdown saw the closure of schools and regular teaching methods, and the rise of homeschooling and virtual classrooms, companies in the edtech space have found it's their time to shine...

By Shan Radcliffe 24 Apr 2020

Kutlwanong Promaths Programme puts rural learners on a professional career path
Kutlwanong Promaths Programme puts rural learners on a professional career path

"Mathematics and Physical Science are gateway subjects to professional careers," says Tumelo Mabitselo, CEO for the Kutlwanong Centre for Maths, Science & Technology. "Poor marks in these subjects eliminates a range of study and career options for students..."

By Shan Radcliffe 16 Mar 2020

Sona 2020's impact on the learning year ahead
Sona 2020's impact on the learning year ahead

The State of the Nation address for the year 2020 most certainly has been a memorable one. Despite the 90-minute delay, South Africans were enlightened by the hope of a positive year ahead with many opportunities...

By Devan Moonsamy 18 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

#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

#StartupStory: AstroComms provides STEM knowledge for all
#StartupStory: AstroComms provides STEM knowledge for all

Dr Tana Joseph heads up AstroComms, a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) consulting and communications company with the aim to assist STEM practitioners, institutions and policymakers...

By Evan-Lee Courie 13 Dec 2019

#StartupStory: Sisanda Tech is making science learning easy, fun and engaging
#StartupStory: Sisanda Tech is making science learning easy, fun and engaging

With the lack of access to science apparatus and equipment for experiments in public schools, Mbangiso Mabaso developed SI Realities, a virtual science laboratory...

By Evan-Lee Courie 9 Dec 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Creating cyber-savvy kids with CyberSharp
#EntrepreneurMonth: Creating cyber-savvy kids with CyberSharp

Anyone under the age of 25 doesn't remember a life without the internet and cellphones. Whether in our homes or schools, they have become an integral part of our lives for communication, education and, of course, social interaction. But with all their benefits, also comes the unexpected or unseen threats - especially for our children...

By Shan Radcliffe 25 Nov 2019

Cotton On Group backs quality education in South Africa
Cotton On Group backs quality education in South Africa

If you've purchased a Foundation product sold near the till point of a Cotton On Group store, you've contributed to raising the equivalent of R1bn for educational projects...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Nov 2019

#StartupStory: Zomila is tackling the South African education system
#StartupStory: Zomila is tackling the South African education system

Zomila, a mobile platform, is tackling the massive issue of guiding students in their after school careers...

By Evan-Lee Courie 10 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

#WomensMonth: Tshidi Morabi creates app to track scholar transport
#WomensMonth: Tshidi Morabi creates app to track scholar transport

A mad dash to the school to find a missing child when the driver wasn't answering his phone inspired entrepreneur Tshidi Morabi to create LocTransie...

By Evan-Lee Courie 1 Aug 2019

#YouthMonth: Our future needs education, enrichment and togetherness
#YouthMonth: Our future needs education, enrichment and togetherness

As part of our #YouthMonth profiles, we chatted to Webber Wentzel's candidate attorney, Lerato Molefi about the importance of education, why it takes a village to raise a child and remembering your voice...

By Shan Radcliffe 28 Jun 2019

The world then and now, and how the way we protect our children needs to change
The world then and now, and how the way we protect our children needs to change

This National Child Protection Week (CPW), Google South Africa and Media Monitoring Africa hosted a roundtable putting a spotlight on the importance of online safety for children...

By Jessica Tennant 31 May 2019

May the 4th industrial revolution leave no child behind - Part 2
May the 4th industrial revolution leave no child behind - Part 2

Judging by the recent establishment of the Presidential 4IR commission and various government initiatives to engage with foreign investment, the public and private sector, it is quite obvious that the future of South Africa's socio-economic landscape will be highly influenced by this wave...

By Chumisa Ndlazi 9 May 2019

May the 4th industrial revolution leave no child behind - Part 1
May the 4th industrial revolution leave no child behind - Part 1

Last month, I had the pleasure of attending 23rd annual SciFest Africa Festival. While engaging with the students, I noticed that there's a difference between learners who were in the private school system, former model c and the township/rural public school system and I wondered, during these exciting times of 4IR, who would get the short end of the stick...?

By Chumisa Ndlazi 30 Apr 2019

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, and 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

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

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

#BizTrends2019: Digital transformation, transforming lives
#BizTrends2019: Digital transformation, transforming lives

We live in an increasingly connected world. The technologies, both emerging and established, that connect us, have the power to influence and reshape the ways in which we live, work and learn...

By Simon Goldstone 22 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

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: 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

#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

Why Book Dash produces beautiful, proudly African storybooks
Why Book Dash produces beautiful, proudly African storybooks

Book Dash is a non-profit organisation on a mission to make sure every child in South Africa owns 100 books by the age of five...

By Eugene Yiga 5 Nov 2018

Girl power high up on the CN Africa, Save the Children agenda
Girl power high up on the CN Africa, Save the Children agenda

Launched in August this year, Cartoon Network Africa's Powerpuff Girls (PPG) Awards is just about ready to draw to a close...

By Sindy Peters 29 Oct 2018

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