Scifest Africa's winners of Rhodes science scholarship
Scifest Africa's winners of Rhodes science scholarship

Earlier this month, hundreds of South Africa's brightest minds made their way to Makhanda (Grahamstown) for the annual Scifest Africa festival. Celebrating its 23rd year, the event was established to promote the public awareness and appreciation of science, technology and innovation (STI) especially among the country's youth.

14 hours ago

NSFAS students' historical debt scrapped
NSFAS students' historical debt scrapped

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has welcomed the announcement by Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor to allocate nearly a billion rands for scrapping historical debts for National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funded students.

15 hours ago

KZN to hold inaugural 4IR summit
KZN to hold inaugural 4IR summit

Government leaders and key stakeholders in Durban will on Tuesday, 26 March 2019, discuss ways the province can adapt to the challenges and opportunities presented by the fourth industrial revolution (4IR).

16 hours ago

Engen presents Brownies&downieS with R10K donation
Engen presents Brownies&downieS with R10K donation

Brownies&downieS, a non-profit café that trains young adults with intellectual disabilities, is located across the street from the Engen head office in Cape Town. To support its neighbours on World Down Syndrome Day, marked annually on 21 March, Engen presented Browsnies&downieS with a R10,000 donation which will be used to help train young adults with Down syndrome, Foetal Alcohol Syndrome, learning disabilities, and autism at the café.

17 hours ago

CTIA skills development programme sees 45 graduate with house building skills
CTIA skills development programme sees 45 graduate with house building skills

Cape Town International Airport's (CTIA) skills development programme has resulted in 45 community members from the informal settlements of Freedom Farm and Malawi Camp graduating this month in Competency-Based Modular Training (CBMT) in House Building.

18 hours ago

The right to education is pivotal to creating an inclusive South Africa
The right to education is pivotal to creating an inclusive South Africa

On this Human Rights Day on 21 March 2019, the Adopt-a-School Foundation (AAS), a partner entity of Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation (CRF), draws attention to the rights of children to quality education.

Issued by Adopt-a-School 3 days ago

New Mechatronics Academy targets automation industry skills shortage
New Mechatronics Academy targets automation industry skills shortage

ElectroMechanica (EM), in collaboration with Polytech Africa, is establishing the first Mechatronics Academy to be accredited by the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (merSETA).

3 days ago

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. It's a day on which we consider whether this pioneering document is living up to its promises, weighing up the ways in which it is serving us and the ways in which it is failing. 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

SA risks losing indigenous languages
SA risks losing indigenous languages

South Africa runs the risk of losing its indigenous languages, says Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) Project Manager and head of Gauteng office, Dr Sally Maepa.

20 Mar 2019

Cell C and Facebook unveils Wi-Fi hotspots at UWC
Cell C and Facebook unveils Wi-Fi hotspots at UWC

Cell C in partnership with Facebook, is pleased to announce that the first public access Wi-Fi hotspots are now live at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), supported by the Facebook Express Wi-Fi platform.

20 Mar 2019

How the BELA Bill could affect home education learners
How the BELA Bill could affect home education learners

Education officials are still finalising the Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill, which is set to include some changes to the home education landscape in South Africa. This will particularly affect home education learners between the ages of seven and 15 years old (Grades 1 - 9).

By Professor Rita Niemann 19 Mar 2019

The 3-month upskilling programme that charts a new course for (almost) any career
The 3-month upskilling programme that charts a new course for (almost) any career

Although it is the norm today for people to change direction a few times during their career, many are terrified of starting from scratch in a new field. For those people, there is a little-known option for further study - becoming a moderator or assessor - which will allow them to continue moving up the ladder, while also moving in an entirely new direction in their chosen field.

Issued by Oxbridge Academy 19 Mar 2019