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Why we need to teach children to think like entrepreneurs
Why we need to teach children to think like entrepreneurs

Growing the next generation of entrepreneurs is key to job creation and economic growth in South Africa. But how do you ensure this mindset is bred among learners, and streamlined in schools...?

16 May 2019

DBE scoops prestigious award
DBE scoops prestigious award

South Africa has scooped the Africa Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authorities (AFTRA) Award of Fellowship for its work to improve access, quality and efficiency of education systems on the African continent...

16 May 2019

Why Grade 9s need to think harder about their subject choices
Why Grade 9s need to think harder about their subject choices

Following the withdrawal of the designated subject list by the Department of Basic Education last year, Grade 9 learners are truly spoilt for choice, but this also means they need to be more focused than ever...

15 May 2019

DBE distances itself from Sunday Times article
DBE distances itself from Sunday Times article

The Basic Education Department (DBE) has distanced itself from an article published in the Sunday Times on 12 May, titled: "Sex lessons for modern grade 4s"...

15 May 2019

Girls4Tech programme aims to reach one million girls by 2025
Girls4Tech programme aims to reach one million girls by 2025

First launched in South Africa in 2017, Mastercard's inquiry-based STEM programme Girls4Tech has so far reached more than 400,000 girls (ages 8-12) in 25 countries...

14 May 2019

GP Education postpones online applications for 2020
GP Education postpones online applications for 2020

The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) has postponed the opening of the online admissions applications from 13 May 2019 to 20 May 2019...

13 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

BizBrand Jam experience gives scholars new insight into 4IR careers
BizBrand Jam experience gives scholars new insight into 4IR careers

Grade 11 and 12 learners seeking inspiration for tertiary studies that will equip them for careers of the future should attend Vega School's BizBrand Jam...

Issued by Vega School 9 May 2019

Learners, celebrate being #LekkeDifferent
Learners, celebrate being #LekkeDifferent

To celebrate South Africa's rich diversity, the Federation of Governing Bodies of South African Schools (FEDSAS) has launched a social media campaign that emphasizes the wonder of being unique...

6 May 2019

Things to consider when choosing a career in teaching
Things to consider when choosing a career in teaching

South Africa is currently undergoing a shortage of teachers. The teaching profession is said to be going through a recruitment crisis. This means there just aren't enough graduates for the teaching profession...

6 May 2019

Get involved and take a girl child to work
Get involved and take a girl child to work

Cell C's Take a Girl Child to Work is one of South Africa's largest collaborative acts of volunteerism, with more than 550 organisations to host girl learners aged 13-18 in their workplace over three days this year...

3 May 2019

SA Springbots make their mark at FIRST Robotics World Championships
SA Springbots make their mark at FIRST Robotics World Championships

The first-ever South African Springbots team participated in the FIRST Robotics World Championships in Detroit, USA from 24 - 27 April 2019...

2 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

Gauteng 2020 online applications to open in May
Gauteng 2020 online applications to open in May

Online applications for the 2020 academic year for Grades 1 and 8 in Gauteng will open on 13 May 2019...

29 Apr 2019

All systems go for 2019 mid-year matric exams
All systems go for 2019 mid-year matric exams

It's all systems go for the first ever mid-year national matric examination, which will commence on 2 May 2019 and conclude on 14 June 2019...

29 Apr 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

5 things you need to know before building an educational game
5 things you need to know before building an educational game

When it comes to addressing the serious challenges faced by the South African education system, there are any number of players trying to come up with viable solutions. One option which seems attractive, is building educational games...

By Jade Mathieson 23 Apr 2019

SAQA welcomes NQF Amendment Bill
SAQA welcomes NQF Amendment Bill

The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) has commended the role players who have worked to get the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Amendment Bill through Parliamentary processes...

16 Apr 2019

Our responsibility towards education as a basic human right
Our responsibility towards education as a basic human right

The government has made provision for both basic education, and further education, in the South African Constitution...

By Sizwe Nxasana 15 Apr 2019

Technology boost for Eastern Cape schools
Technology boost for Eastern Cape schools

An innovative initiative by government to supply modern technology equipment to disadvantaged schools in rural areas is set to change the lives of learners at these schools...

15 Apr 2019

Multimedia centre for Xikundu Village
Multimedia centre for Xikundu Village

A connected multimedia centre is set to change the lives of the learners of Mayeke Higher Primary School in Xikundu Village - just outside Limpopo...

12 Apr 2019

World Bank unveils plan to strengthen human capital in Africa
World Bank unveils plan to strengthen human capital in Africa

The World Bank has launched its Africa Human Capital Plan, a new plan to help African countries strengthen their human capital by enabling the continent's young people to grow up with optimal health and equipped with the right skills to compete in the digitising global economy...

12 Apr 2019

SA needs to move away from traditional teaching methods
SA needs to move away from traditional teaching methods

South Africa needs to move away from traditional methods of teaching. This is the belief of a Johannesburg educator who participated in the Global Education and Skills Forum (GESF) which took place in Dubai recently...

11 Apr 2019

Sun Exchange to solar power several Western Cape schools
Sun Exchange to solar power several Western Cape schools

Sun Exchange has announced plans to solar power several Western Cape schools via its global funding platform...

11 Apr 2019

AAVEA mobilises attractions, bodies to comment on proposed 2021 school calendar
AAVEA mobilises attractions, bodies to comment on proposed 2021 school calendar

The African Association for Visitor Experiences and Attractions (AAVEA) has mobilised its members, attractions industry peers and national tourism bodies to provide comment on the Department of Basic Education's proposed 2021 school calendar before Saturday 13 April 2019.

11 Apr 2019

#InspiringFiftySA 2019 opens for nominations
#InspiringFiftySA 2019 opens for nominations

This year marks the third edition of Inspiring Fifty South Africa, a non-profit initiative that benchmarks and awards the 50 most inspiring women in STEM...

11 Apr 2019

Soshanguve learners to get automotive skills
Soshanguve learners to get automotive skills

The upgraded Soshanguve School of Specialisation, which specialises in automotive engineering, is set to boost the technical skills and creativity among school learners...

10 Apr 2019

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These learners are to represent SA at the Land Rover Schools World Finals

The Land Rover 4x4 in Schools World Finals 2019 is set to take place from 14-15 April and two groups of South African learners are to represent the country at the event...

10 Apr 2019

Full STEAM ahead: Practical approach to building confidence in the classroom
Full STEAM ahead: Practical approach to building confidence in the classroom

According to The Future of Jobs and Skills report, the most in-demand occupations found today did not exist 10 or even five years ago, while an estimated 65% of children entering primary school today will end up working in completely new job types that don't yet exist...

By Esben Stærk Jørgensen 9 Apr 2019

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