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Private schools gain a foothold in Africa

Experts wary over corporate takeover of education in sub-Saharan Africa...

By Lisa Vives 19 Sep 2017

Ghana gets SAP Africa Code Week

Africa Code Week (ACW), which started in 2015 to equip parents, teachers and educators with the coding skills and teaching materials they need to train children and youth in their immediate communities, arrived back in Ghana this week...

11 Aug 2017

Airbus Little Engineers initiative comes to Africa

The Airbus Foundation has launched Airbus Little Engineer (ALE) robotics programme in Africa, aiming to reach at least 3,000 learners. Initial workshops will be held together with local stakeholders in Kenya and Nigeria later this year...

7 Aug 2017

New partnership to boost Kenya's STEM education

Burhani Engineers has signed a partnership with the Kibera Sub-County government in Kenya to provide computer systems and engineering power classes to at least 10 schools in the county...

25 Jul 2017

CSR tutoring programme to improve education in Zanzibar

Best of Zanzibar, the CSR initiative for the Zanzibar Amber Resort, is aiming to improve education standards by offering after-hours tutoring to local schoolchildren to improve their Maths and English capabilities...

17 Jul 2017

#YouthMonth: How Repurpose Schoolbags give a child choice, not charity

Since its launch in 2013, Rethaka has manufactured and distributed 10,000 Repurpose Schoolbags in six African countries, recycling 400,000 plastic bags in the process...

By Sindy Peters 29 Jun 2017

Africa Code Week to train half a million young Africans

Africa Code Week 2017 was officially launched in Mauritius this week. Now in its third year, the event aims to spread coding literacy among African youth, with a target of 500,000 across 35 African countries...

21 Jun 2017

Why resilience matters for schools trying to thrive in tough situations

Resilience in schools involves a process where teachers, principals, families, students and district officials know and use strategies that help teachers to teach and students to learn.

By Liesel Ebersöhn 25 May 2017

West African girls show the way in Senegal tech battle

West African schoolgirls, some not yet teenagers, have taken a starring role at an engineering competition in Senegal, busting stereotypes with robotics expertise and innovative projects for their communities...

22 May 2017

#WSF2017: Six key investment areas for Africa to achieve the SDGs - Jeffrey Sachs

Professor Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute, addressed attendees at the sixth World Sustainability Forum, recently held in Cape Town, providing six key investment areas that he believes need to be a priority for Africa in order for the continent to meet the targets of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

By Sindy Peters 30 Jan 2017

Why we need to unite to feed children while at school

In a call for Cape Town to unite against hunger at our schools, the Peninsula School Feeding Association's Charity Family Fun Walk, Blisters for Bread, will take place at the Green Point Cricket Club on Sunday, 28 August...

Issued by Peninsula School Feeding Association 16 Aug 2016

Ethiopia blocks social media ahead of exams

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA: Ethiopia has blocked social media sites for the next few days, after questions from end-of-year exams were posted online last month, sparking a national scandal and leading to their annulment...

11 Jul 2016

Enterprises UP celebrates Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day

Enterprises University of Pretoria (Enterprises UP) recently hosted 13 girls from Phatheng Comprehensive School in Mamelodi at the Enterprise Building for the 2016 Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work campaign...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 27 May 2016

#AfricaMonth: Our time is now

The world is getting more excited about Africa. Dozens of countries are making meaningful investments in the continent, in everything from infrastructure and telecommunications to mining and manufacturing...

By Ashlyn Padayachee 19 May 2016

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