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

May the 4th industrial revolution leave no child behind - Part 2[Chumisa Ndlazi] 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...

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

May the 4th industrial revolution leave no child behind - Part 1[Chumisa Ndlazi] 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...?

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Peter Horszowski
The educational power of being wrong - Pert Industrials

Peter Horszowski[Peter Horszowski] Did you know that all colours of Smarties taste the same? Standard food colourant is flavourless so different colours are indistinguishable. I discovered this quite recently but have been hesitant to share it, because I suspect it's common knowledge...

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Jackie Carroll
The many wrongs of the right to education

The many wrongs of the right to education[Jackie Carroll] 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...

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Jackie Carroll
Unhappy with your matric results? Here's what you can do

Unhappy with your matric results? Here's what you can do[Jackie Carroll] 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...

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Peter Horszowski
One of two possibilities - Pert Industrials

One of two possibilities[Peter Horszowski] Think about what can be accomplished in just 66 years. Woah! But be warned, physics promises an "anti-woah" for every "woah"...

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Lisa Illingworth
6 things schools need to stop doing to grow entrepreneurs

6 things schools need to stop doing to grow entrepreneurs[Lisa Illingworth] It is no secret that the current structure of the education system was designed in an entirely different age to achieve economic outcomes that are no longer viable due, in large, to the rapid innovation and adoption of technology...

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Peter Horszowski
How we fail our learners and what we can do about it - Pert Industrials

How we fail our learners and what we can do about it[Peter Horszowski] Educational psychologists have identified four instinctive types of learning: Quick Start, Fact Finder, Implementor, and Follow Thru. But our schools are all designed for only one type...

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Shan Radcliffe
High school kickstarz learn to shine with financial literacy programme

High school kickstarz learn to shine with financial literacy programme[Shan Radcliffe] The winners of the Metropolitan Kickstarz programme at the Cape's Soneike High School were named on Friday, following the Grade 11 finalists presentations of their projects...

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Shan Radcliffe
Why STEM is nothing without a flower...

Why STEM is nothing without a flower...[Shan Radcliffe] A major emphasis has been placed on the education of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) in recent years, while creativity and the Arts have been all but completely forgotten. Curro Holdings is looking to change that with CurroCreate - an initiative launched in partnership with Wordsmith's Theatre Factory...

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Peter Horszowski
My big idea for South African science education - Pert Industrials

My big idea for South African science education[Peter Horszowski] When I matriculated nearly 30 years ago there were few matric options in South Africa. Now there are many more. I thought I'd give a brief overview and use it to present an idea for a new science programme...

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Shan Radcliffe
#StartupStory: Cognition - the Uber of tutoring

#StartupStory: Cognition - the Uber of tutoring[Shan Radcliffe] Private tutoring is in great demand, but many believe it's unaffordable. This is where Cognition.Online's tailored tutoring platform comes in - offering options to suit everyone's pocket...

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Shan Radcliffe
The future of our nation lies in education

The future of our nation lies in education[Shan Radcliffe] Independent schooling is breathing new life into South Africa's stagnant education system. Future Nations Schools is one of these groups who are seeking to change the way we think about school and the way our children learn...

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Peter Horszowski
Bigger better faster more no more - Pert Industrials

Bigger better faster more no more[Peter Horszowski] I firmly believe that you get the most out of a lab prac if you do it yourself. It is more satisfying and meaningful. You almost feel like a pioneer...

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Shan Radcliffe
Going Mad about education with Francois Pienaar

Going Mad about education with Francois Pienaar[Shan Radcliffe] Francois Pienaar has been a household name in South Africa for over 20 years. So what does a former Springbok captain do once he leaves the stadium and hangs up his national rugby boots for good? Why, he goes Mad and inspires new generations of learners and leaders, that's what...

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Shan Radcliffe
#InnovationMonth: Kickstarting a love of science

#InnovationMonth: Kickstarting a love of science[Shan Radcliffe] Bathabile Mpofu, co-founder and MD of Nkazimulo Applied Sciences, believes that true innovation comes from the access of existing knowledge...

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Jackie Carroll
#WomensMonth: Illiteracy rates among women are falling: why isn't this good news?

#WomensMonth: Illiteracy rates among women are falling: why isn't this good news?[Jackie Carroll] Functional illiteracy rates in South Africans over the age of 20 are on the decline. But, this doesn't necessarily point to either a satisfactory education system or an equitable employment environment...

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Shan Radcliffe
#YouthMonth: Some are old, some are new, some are business, some are youth

#YouthMonth: Some are old, some are new, some are business, some are youth[Shan Radcliffe] Educational success has always relied on two factors - the students' willingness to learn, and a teacher's ability to teach. The art of teaching, however, is multi-faceted and it's a continual process - something ORT SA understands all too well, as it looks to provide and support education at a variety of levels...

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Shan Radcliffe
#YouthMonth: Teaching our children to love themselves

#YouthMonth: Teaching our children to love themselves[Shan Radcliffe] Writer, entrepreneur and mother, Anita Telle believes the greatest lesson we can teach our children is how to accept and love themselves, and has written a few books to help us do so...

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Shan Radcliffe
#AfricaMonth: Bridging the education gap with learner-created content

#AfricaMonth: Bridging the education gap with learner-created content[Shan Radcliffe] Presto Academy was born from two university students' recognition of their peers struggle to make the transition between high school and varsity, and their willingness to help them...

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