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Call for entries ahead of Africa’s first IPN Conference.

Rising youth unemployment, gender stereotyping and low up-take of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects are just some of the global challenges facing countries across the world.  With both Europe and America facing increasing economic dilemmas, problems such as unemployment and job creation are no longer confined to the developing world.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Bringing digital into the classroom.

As more students, educators and institutions adopt digital course materials for study, more booksellers, such as Van Schaik Bookstores, one of South Africa’s leading suppliers of academic, trade and reference textbooks, are adding e-textbook solutions to their offerings, using Ingram’s VitalSource® online platform.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
The digital revolution in education is already happening.

Chalkboards, paper workbooks and manual marking could become obsolete in the next few decades if predictions are anything to go by. This is an exciting prospect for teachers who have embraced technological advances. Conversely, many educators still remain apprehensive about these drastic changes, writes Amy Johnson*.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Education
Don't wait until the last minute and expect to be admitted.

The April holidays are slowly fading, and this year’s Grade 12s are only just settling into their last year at school. However, an education expert warns that those who want to pursue studies next year must investigate their options and submit applications to the tertiary institutions of their choice. Now!   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
The trend is going in exactly the opposite way to which it should be going.

The proportion of schools with laboratories and stocked laboratories declined greatly between 2006 and 2011, according to the South Africa Survey 2010/2011, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations. The trend is exactly the opposite of what this country needs.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Mind mapping is another way to assimilate knowledge.

In the present economic climate, people’s induced thirst for innovation and knowledge has increased the practice of information mapping to encourage them to think and learn new skills as they adapt to new roles.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Education
Symphonia for South Africa wants you to sign on the dotted line - and become a Champion.

Symphonia for South Africa is passionate about improving the country's education system. Given our current education crisis, we need all the help we can get to ensure that OUR children get the future they deserve.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
BiC’s BiG boost for SA’s schoolchildren - it's the Write Stuff!

BiC South Africa will be handing over one million pens to schools across the country over the next three months as part of its Choose BiC and Change a Future campaign – starting with Tspepana School at Orange Farm on 29 March 2012. 
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HEADLINES, Education
Corporates need to start investing now in their future workforce.

Education in South Africa today is fraught with challenges. Teachers and learners struggle due to limited resources and tools, resulting in a general falling of standards. Decreasing the national pass requirements to 35% will not solve this problem and it has a ‘knock on’ effect as matriculants face the challenge of obtaining university entrances, writes Paul Fick, Divisional Managing Director, Jasco Enterprise.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Company creates a lot of happiness.

Stor-Age, one of South Africa’s leading self-storage companies, is no stranger when it comes to supporting the kids of our communities. Through initiatives such as the Create Happiness Drive as well as donations and school sponsorships, Stor-Age aims to better the lives of children throughout the country.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Just in time for winter... a donation that makes all the difference.

During the month of February Edcon donated 125 pairs of much-needed school shoes to the children of Hlakaniphani Primary School in Dlamini, Soweto.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
A major award and international recognition at the first World CSR Day.

Symphonia for South Africa received the Blue Dart Global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award for Social Entrepreneurship at a ceremony on 18 February 2012 at Taj Lands End, Mumbai, India. The Union Minister of Corporate Affairs, Dr. M Veerappa Moily presented the global CSR awards, which was part of the first World CSR Day.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Our children must receive the best education possible...

South Africa will not be able to realise its development goals as long the majority of its children are excluded from accessing tertiary education, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday when he addressed the Presidential Address Golf Challenge fundraising dinner at the Westin Hotel in Cape Town.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Engen's schools fuel abilities, hopes, ambitions…

During the 2011 academic year, matriculants who were part of Engen Petroleum’s long-running Engen Maths and Science Schools (EMSS) continued to produce positive resultDuring the 2011 academic year, matriculants who were part of Engen Petroleum’s long-running Engen Maths and Science Schools (EMSS) continued to produce positive results.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: PetroSA funds schools programme The better pupils know about their world, the better they will be able to protect it.

PetroSA is to fund an eco-schools programme aimed at encouraging environmental responsibility among the youth to the tune of R4.5m.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Pupils! Enter the SKA competition... ... and stand to win some super prizes!

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is calling on pupils in Grades 4 to 11 to enter a competition aimed at raising awareness of South Africa’s bid to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Mobilising citizens and communities to partner with teachers to educate our children

 The organisers will be launching various Leadership Circles around the country over the next few weeks. This means that business leaders are committing to work with school principals as part of a co-learning & co-action partnership.   Read More...




Education

A dozen previously disadvantaged learners are to have their work showcased in two leading publications from next week. The Learn to Earn graphic design students were challenged by RamsayMedia to create an advert for Foodbank SA.

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ALL THE NEWS , Education
UK swimmer takes on icy Robben Island crossing

A UK swimmer working in South Africa is attempting her first ever icy long distance swim - 7.5km from Robben Island to Blouberg -- to raise funds and awareness for an organisation helping to educate talented but disadvantaged youths.


Open water training between 10 and 15 degrees
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ALL THE NEWS , Education

There is widespread agreement that Education has to be a National priority for South Africa!  Every one of us have a role to play - for the sake of our children!    Read More...



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