Picture books: A great way to encourage children to read

Athol Williams Win mini-librariesNal’ibali, South Africa’s reading-for-enjoyment campaign, is giving away 20 mini-libraries containing 30 to 40 books for primary school children. To enter, email info@nalibali.org by...

Graça Machel stands up for girls’ education at Hong Kong summit

Ra'eesa Pather At the Yidan Prize Summit in Hong Kong, former Mozambican education minister and a humanitarian in South Africa, Graça Machel, delivered a keynote...

South Africa: Judge acquits Soweto school patroller of rape, sexual assault

Khaya KokoThe school patroller accused of raping and sexually assaulting young girls at a primary school in Soweto has been acquitted of all charges...

Holidays, a great time to relook your career path

Gillian MooneyFew of us can afford to make a clean break at work and then start on a new path from scratch.What you need...

South Africa: Pupils prepare for the digital age by building their...

Chante SchatzMeet Bongani and Mbali - two robots built by nine pupils involved in the robotics course of the Melisizwe Computer Labs Project in...

This SA start-up that automatically matches learners with universities just landed...

Timothy RangongoAfter gruelling questions and scrutiny into whether their social startup created 1) economic opportunity, 2) improved the lives of South Africans, 3) presented...

Tanzania: Pros and cons of fee-free education three years on

Salome Gregory Last month marked three years since the introduction of fees-free education policy in Tanzania. The policy, which meant to remove all forms of...

Whizz-kid, 11, set on cracking water shortage code

Candice SoobramoneyAt age 11 Kabir Budlender talks computer coding a mile a minute.He is advanced and informed beyond his age and has aspirations of...

Zimbabwe’s education system poised for digital age

Columbus Mabika and Rejoy MasengedzeroPrimary and Secondary Education Minister Paul Mavima last week said the Government was close to luring American multinational technology companies,...

Growing bookworms in rural areas

Nivashni NairWhen a Pretoria-based soldier made a social media appeal for books for his nephews three years ago, he opened a chapter in his...

South Africa: Higher education minister vows to protect universities’ integrity

Yoliswa SobuwaMinister of higher education and training Naledi Pandor has vowed to work closely with Universities South Africa to help institutions guard against assaults on academic integrity....

Kenya: Worrying trend of university students committing suicide

Ouma WanzalaAt least 12 university students have committed suicide since January in a worrying trend for education stakeholders, who are now seeking ways to...

Art exhibition re-imagining the future of higher education

Noloyiso MtembuAt least 60 artists have displayed their work reimagining the future of higher education at the Stellenbosch University Museum as part of the...

Ghana: Stakeholders and government must join hands to improve education

Lawrence MarkweiStakeholders in education must join hands with government to determine Ghana’s priorities for education at this stage of the country’s development, Dr Emmanuel...

Dear graduate, you should take that ‘crappy’ job

Staff ReporterFor most graduates, the reality is that the crappy, lame, “I-didn’t-study-for-so-long-to-end-up-here” job is better than sitting at home waiting for your perfect job...

Regent Business School launches Employability Unit

Dhivana Rajgopaul Regent Business School has announced the opening of iLeadLAB – a new ‘Employability Unit’. This new initiative is aimed at empowering young people with core...

South Africa: University of Zululand SRC disbanded

Kailene PillayThe Students’ Representative Council (SRC) at the University of Zululand was disbanded after members looted hotel rooms at the upmarket Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens...

Rugby Education Foundation take Junior Bok stars under their wing

Staff ReporterNine Junior Springbok stars were among the half-century of emerging young players who were taught a thing or two by REF (the Rugby...

South Africa: Maths, computer labs given to school

Siyabonga KalipaDeputy Minister of Basic Education Enver Surty officially opened three mathematics classrooms, a Science and a Computer Laboratory at the Manyano High School...

‘Teach school learners and matriculants that failure does not necessarily mean...

Goitsemang TlhabyeTeach school learners and matriculants that failure does not necessarily mean the end of their future.   The Gauteng Department of Education and local psychologists...
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