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 1 hour 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 2 days ago

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.

2 days ago

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.

2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

"If we are to break the cycle of poverty, we need to educate the children of the poor." - President Cyril Ramaphosa, SoNA 2018
"If we are to break the cycle of poverty, we need to educate the children of the poor." - President Cyril Ramaphosa, SoNA 2018

Following the president's State of the Nation address, two years of early childhood development has been compulsory in an effort to overcome poverty, unemployment and inequality. This applies to all South African children between 4-5 years of age and will be implemented before Grade 1 schooling begins.

Issued by Intec College 18 Mar 2019

Skills development summit considers agriculture
Skills development summit considers agriculture

Food and agriculture came under the spotlight in discussions at the Haggai Education and Training Skills Development Summit, held at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Tshwane.

By Deidre Louw 18 Mar 2019

When academic writing no longer pays, writing stops
When academic writing no longer pays, writing stops

The goals of the Copyright Amendment bill tabled by the National Council of Provinces are noble, and indeed ones shared by most South Africans interested in developing our creative and academic sectors. Unfortunately, by misreading the production processes behind our country's body of knowledge, parliament may have in fact issued the death blow to these industries. What's even more concerning is the domino effect that this will have on the long-term quality of higher education in South Africa, as we effectively remove any and all incentives to create new or updated learning materials.

By Prof Sihawukele Ngubane 15 Mar 2019

New fellowship programme launched for young Global Citizens in South Africa
New fellowship programme launched for young Global Citizens in South Africa

The Global Citizen Fellowship Program powered by BeyGOOD will offer 10-15 paid, year-long fellowships aligned to one of Global Citizen's four pillars of activity: creative, campaigns, rewards and marketing.

Issued by OnPoint PR 15 Mar 2019

Initiative to teach SA children through play
Initiative to teach SA children through play

At the first-ever Africa Play Conference, held in Pretoria recently, the Lego Foundation and Sesame Workshop (the nonprofit organisation behind Takalani Sesame) announced a major five-year initiative to promote children's learning through play by harnessing the power of Takalani Sesame to reach children and caregivers through television, digital media, and targeted community engagement. The new programme builds on the Lego Foundation and Sesame Workshop's partnership in South Africa, which has brought opportunities for play-based learning to children and their caregivers since 2015.

15 Mar 2019

Careers in high demand needed to thrive in 4IR
Careers in high demand needed to thrive in 4IR

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor says South Africa must up its game to drastically increase the numbers of Occupations in High Demand (OIHD) so it can participate in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).

15 Mar 2019