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Image: Africa Code Week - Google Micro Grants CALL NOW OPEN for applications for Africa Code Week Google Micro Grants!

Apply for a Google Micro Grant by September 2, 2016 midnight (SAST) to enable you to host Computer Science activities for Africa Code Week in October 15 - 23, 2016.   Read More...




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Image: Woolworths Employees help schools celebrate Mandela Day Mandela Day, celebrated on the 18th of July, invites citizens to walk in Nelson’s Mandela’s shoes by performing a service for those in need.

Traditionally, many people donate 67 minutes of their time to a cause, symbolic of the 67 years Mandela was in service to his country and people.  This year, however, the employees at Woolworths Head Office in Cape Town participated in a different kind of commemoration of Mandela Day.   Read More...




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Image: Gugulesizwe Primary School starts a new chapter this Mandela Day All thanks to Emperors Palace and the Peermont Community Benefit Trust

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” stated our dearly departed icon and former President Nelson Mandela. Those words will echo throughout history as learners seek motivation. With this in mind, approximately 750 learners from Gugulesizwe Primary School in Daveyton will experience some ‘Madiba Magic’ when the Peermont Community Benefit Trust, in collaboration with the regional Department of Education officials and the school’s governing body, unveils a refurbished library. The majority of these learners, who come from underprivileged backgrounds will now be empowered to do their school work with limitless access to information.   Read More...




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Image: WOOLWORTHS HOSTS ANNUAL ‘INSIDE RETAIL’ PROGRAMME THE programmes is aimed at contributing to improved tertiary education in South Africa

Woolworths recently hosted its annual ‘Inside Retail’ programme with 32 Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges in Cape Town.   Read More...




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Image: An opportunity for teachers to empower African youth with coding skills Cape Town Science Centre is inviting teachers with little or no experience in coding, to participate in free Train-the-TraTrainer coding workshops

In preparation for Africa Code Week the largest digital literacy initiative in Africa, the Cape Town Science Centre is inviting teachers from schools and elsewhere, with little or no experience in coding, to participate in free Train-the-Trainer coding workshops taking place on the 22nd and 23rd of July at the Cape Town Science Centre based in Observatory, Cape Town.

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HEADLINES, Education
Image: Business Studies in our schools in trouble. Volunteers needed The subject of Business Studies in our schools is not faring well. Pupils are not being exposed to the real narrative of business resulting in very low marks and pupils leaving school with no appreciable business vocabulary. Implemented together with the Department of Education, we are matching suitably qualified Chamber members to teach at a local school.   Read More...



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Image: TSiBA Alumni  Rodney Brouwer “If you have a setback, never take a step back, just make a comeback”

Rodney Brouwer grew up in a small town called Riversonderend in the Western Cape and was first introduced to TSiBA at a TSiBA Eden recruitment drive. Rodney has always been passionate about entrepreneurship and leadership and he instantly knew that TSiBA would turn his dreams into reality.   Read More...




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From the Directors Desk

If so, how do we create meaningful opportunities for collaboration within an inherently competitive NGO Sector, with a profit driven corporate sector and a slow moving Government machine? I have been grappling with these issues of late both in terms of IESA’s role in collaboration and more broadly as a nation seeking to effect change.   Read More...




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Image: Invitation: Partners for Possibility Information Session - Cape Town Partners for Possibility (PfP) is a creative and collaborative solution to South Africa’s education system

Partners for Possibility (PfP) is a creative and collaborative solution to South Africa’s education system, and we’d like to give you the opportunity to understand how it works and ask any questions you have.   Read More...




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Image: Young Zama’s quest to better teenagers’ lives this Youth Month Help us renovate our girls home

Having recently secured premises to develop an independent communal living space for 20 young women between the ages of 18 and 22 transitioning from orphanages, O Grace Land young MD, Philani Zama (26) is one step away from bettering lives this Youth Month.   Read More...




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Image: Some call it Magic, we call it Science. Let’s Play Science! With the upcoming school vacation, the Cape Town Science Centre (CTSC) has once again put together an exciting holiday programme for all visitors

An assortment of workshops and activities will challenge young scientists to explore, discover and learn through play in a simple yet fun way.   Read More...




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Image: 2016 WISE Awards PfP has been selected as a finalist in the global WISE Awards for 2016.

The WISE Awards is an international competition that seeks to identify and celebrate initiatives aimed at improving the education sector. Every year a panel of judges and selectors choose 15 organisations and select 6 for the prestigious WISE Award. This year the selectors have identified organisations from Canada, the USA, Mexico, France, China, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Brazil, Spain, India, Paraguay and South Africa.   Read More...




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Image: Stoogle's next step! Introducing EduOne... The Stoogle Team is very excited to introduce their very own mother brand, EduOne

After many long hours, late nights, and bonding over countless cups of coffee, Tthe Stoogle Team have managed to deliver a complete rebrand. What was once known as Stoogle is now known as EduOne. They are, at this moment in time, bigger and better, with a whole new look and feel. They recently revealed their major facelift.

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Image: There's a new way to come to the IFC 2016. The Resource Alliance is excited to announce the IFC’s inaugural scholarship programme

We realise that for many, the investment in registration and travel can hold you back. Especially if you're working in organisations with smaller training budgets. Especially when you might be half a world away from our conference centre in the Netherlands.   Read More...




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Image: And the countdown begins… Two weeks to the holidays It is hopefully going to wet and cold outdoors and we have the perfect indoor venue to keep children of ages dry, curious, engaged and inspired!

You are invited to join us at the Cape Town Science Centre for one of our famous Holiday programmes, three weeks jam-packed with hands-on workshops, demonstrations, science shows and more.   Read More...




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Image: Charity book sale at Gardens Centre starts Monday 20 June Wola Nani fund-raiser for two weeks till Sunday 3 July

A charity book sale supporting Wola Nani will be held in the Gardens Centre from Monday 20 June. The pop-up fundraiser will see ardent readers, film fundi’s and music aficionados convene for a good cause, with book, CD and DVD proceeds going to support the NGO’s work with women, orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) affected by the AIDS crisis.   Read More...




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Image: Motivation, the key to performance improvement in the workplace Rosebank College has initiated the Education Wellness Programme, which focuses on a healthy mind and attitude, fundamental to making happy employees

31 May 2016:  Happy employees make all the difference in ensuring that companies meet their targets and that staff retention and productivity remain high.   Read More...




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Image: Early Childhood Development - from BRIDGE It Was the Best of Times ﹣ Exciting Developments in ECD

It is an exciting time for the Early Childhood Development (ECD) sector with the approval of the National Integrated Policy for ECD, the registration of the Level 4 Occupational Certificate: ECD Practitioner and the launch of the very first South African Early Childhood Review.   Read More...




Education
Department of Basic Education should act urgently to address school dropout (Cape Town, 31 May, 2016)

 “The Department of Basic Education needs to act urgently to address the crisis in education for over 60% of youth who drop out of school without any school leaving qualification and little prospect of finding meaningful employment”, Robyn Beere, Director, Inclusive Education South Africa, said at a roundtable discussion hosted by the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO) in Cape Town today.   Read More...




Education
Image: Teaching through, not with technology Lloyd Gedye 27 May 2016

The success or failure of introducing technology into the classroom often rests with the teacher who is tasked with integrating it into their teaching methodology. Placing technology in a classroom is only the first step, and won’t in itself necessarily produce effective results.
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