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The subject of decolonization of higher education has been at the centre of numerous discourses, student and academic protests and intense dialogue and debate in post - apartheid South Africa PRETORIA, South Africa, October 15, 2018/ -- Programme Director; Vice Chancellor of UNISA – Prof Mandla Makhanya; Keynote Speaker –…
The committee noted that several new subjects will be administered for the first time during the 2018 NSC examinations JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, October 9, 2018/ -- The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education today received a briefing on the readiness for examinations in 2018 by the Department of Basic Education (DBE).This…
THE Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Buti Manamela, hosted young South African innovators and entrepreneurs at a Youth Colloquium at Gallagher Convention Centre, north of Johannesburg on Friday. The colloquium was held during government’s jobs summit, held at the same venue, where Manamela talked of the future skills…
“Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” Malala Yousafzai Everyone remembers the teachers in their lives who inspired, encouraged, instilled values, and taught them well – their impact is often a strong boost along a learner’s life journey. In celebration of…
Thursday, 27 September 2018 13:59

NGO uses Big Books to fight big education problems

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In celebration of Teacher’s Day on 05 October next week, Adopt-a-School Foundation hosted a teacher-themed Big Books event at Qhobosheane Primary School in Diepkloof, Johannesburg today. This was the first of five such events aimed at developing reading, writing and creative skills in learners across South Africa. Grade six and…
Over 60 service delivery sites that include schools, immigration offices of the Department of Home Affairs, hospitals, police stations and early childhood development institutions were visited between Tuesday and Thursday this week JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September 21, 2018/ -- The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has, this week, completed a very successful oversight and…
Over the past few weeks, our country witnessed unbelievable cases of attacks against teachers; something that strikes at the very core of our education system PRETORIA, South Africa, September 21, 2018/ -- Government calls on all communities to actively address the levels of violence in society, particularly at schools. Violence…
In response to increasing unemployment rates in South Africa, Engen are running various campaigns to recruit candidates for learnerships, which are based on business and industry needs. To date, Engen has trained over 500 artisans and professional drivers, who are now licensed to trade in various fields. Engen invites interested people to email their…
Philena Primary School situated in Olievenhoutbos, Centurion, were the proud recipients of three stunning mobile libraries which were kindly sponsored by The Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA). Despite research showing that access to libraries improves learner performance and increases their chances of success, learners at Philena Primary were deprived…
In 2015, Henly Kumwenda (30) and the Kingfisher-Sekanawo team from Malawi, set out to develop an arid piece of land near Lumemo into a camping site to empower the local community. The community of Lumemo currently faces a number of challenges. Many students are forced to learn under trees due…
The Gauteng’s Department of Economic Development reflected on challenges facing Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) and the outflow of an estimated R8 billion from the Johannesburg townships JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September 19, 2018/ -- A joint group of National Council of Provinces (NCOP) and Gauteng Provincial Legislature members visiting the Johannesburg…
Friday, 14 September 2018 12:44

Park Boulevard sponsors Sensory Garden

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True to their nature of being a community focused Shopping Centre, Park Boulevard Shopping Centre, and their tenants, are gifting Golden Hours School with a sensory garden, as part of their on-going community outreach programmes. Specifically created to heighten one’s senses -  touch, smell, sight, taste and sound – with…

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