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International study shows where South Africa's education system needs more help
International study shows where South Africa's education system needs more help

Interventions aimed at improving literacy scores must be targeted at the parts of the system that need it the most...

By Surette van Staden 7 Apr 2020

Kids can keep learning even during a lockdown. Here's how
Kids can keep learning even during a lockdown. Here's how

Be prepared to learn along with your kids, take a break when you need to -- and have fun...

27 Mar 2020

Mo Salah named first ambassador for Instant Network Schools
Mo Salah named first ambassador for Instant Network Schools

Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah has become the first ambassador for Instant Network Schools which aims to give a quality education to refugee and host country students...

25 Feb 2020

Mastercard Foundation names 12 African EdTech companies as first fellows
Mastercard Foundation names 12 African EdTech companies as first fellows

The Mastercard Foundation Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in ICT on Friday announced the first cohort of 12 EdTech Fellows - companies that will benefit from the Centre's support to expand their operations and improve secondary teaching and learning across the continent...

24 Feb 2020

4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020
4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020

All 16 finalists will each receive a trophy, a certificate and £1,000 to expand the scope of their projects...

19 Feb 2020

Greater focus needed on human capital development in Africa
Greater focus needed on human capital development in Africa

If Africa is to beat the challenges of the next decade and meet global development targets, its governments must foster innovation...

3 Feb 2020

Wise releases results of Global Education Barometer
Wise releases results of Global Education Barometer

Coinciding with the International Day of Education, Wise has released an extensive study on the views of young people. Conducted by Ipsos, the survey was undertaken in 20 countries across the globe, in order to understand how youth perceive their education and how prepared and confident they feel in their future...

24 Jan 2020

Why Kenya is failing to integrate technology into secondary schools
Why Kenya is failing to integrate technology into secondary schools

Kenya's education ministry has proposed that information and communication technology (ICT) - such as computers, laptops, tablets and cameras - be used to help teach certain subjects and improve how students learn...

By Jo Tondeur 19 Dec 2019

Breaking ground on new school in Senegal
Breaking ground on new school in Senegal

GE Steam Power, alongside its longstanding nonprofit organisation, buildOn, announced the groundbreaking of a new school in Kaolack, Senegal. This marks the fourth of five schools to be built in Nepal and Senegal, bringing the total to 47 schools worldwide...

27 Nov 2019

Preparing for a digitally infused world - education is the place to start
Preparing for a digitally infused world - education is the place to start

In the later stages of the 21st Century, illiteracy as we have come to know may be completely eliminated and digitalisation will be infused into all human activity. This rapid evolution is changing the essential knowledge that people in future societies will need to possess in order to survive. The change is sweeping through the Eastern Cape already...

By Loyiso Pulumani 25 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Tech skills needed to create future jobs on the 'side-hustle' continent
#AfricaCom: Tech skills needed to create future jobs on the 'side-hustle' continent

Up to 18 million jobs need to be created annually just to absorb the new entrants each year. This is unprecedented globally and doesn't even include the unemployed and underemployed...

By Leigh Andrews 18 Nov 2019

Cotton On Group backs quality education in South Africa
Cotton On Group backs quality education in South Africa

If you've purchased a Foundation product sold near the till point of a Cotton On Group store, you've contributed to raising the equivalent of R1bn for educational projects...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Nov 2019

eLearning Africa Report 2019 reveals failure to meet education targets
eLearning Africa Report 2019 reveals failure to meet education targets

African countries are still not doing enough to meet one of the UN's most important development targets, according to a new report to be published next week...

18 Oct 2019

Homeschooling in the spotlight at African Home Education Indaba
Homeschooling in the spotlight at African Home Education Indaba

South Africa will host the first ever African Home Education Indaba Conference, which will be held at Brainline in Pretoria, in conjunction with the Gauteng Home Education Expo from 17-19 October...

17 Oct 2019

Foundation for the Smart Nation creates backpack to empower rural learners
Foundation for the Smart Nation creates backpack to empower rural learners

Rural learners face many challenges before finishing school, including having to walk long distances, walking in the dark, they are constant victims of the rainy seasons, having to cross overflowing rivers...

10 Oct 2019

The importance of story
The importance of story

"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." - Albert Einstein...

By Diane Awerbuck 7 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019
Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

Developing learnability and employability at eLearning Africa
Developing learnability and employability at eLearning Africa

Dedicated to examining the possibilities for using new communications technology to spread educational opportunity, eLearning Africa will be hosted in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, from 23 - 25 October 2019...

20 Sep 2019

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GIG Logistics Ghana, Aim Higher Africa launch back-to-school giveaway in Accra

"Education is the cornerstone of every economy in Africa and GIG Logistics Ghana is committed to investing in this sector. We believe education is the bedrock of our society and a requisite for Ghana's development."

13 Sep 2019

WISE Awards for African education
WISE Awards for African education

Two education projects serving Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Liberia have been recognised as WISE Awards winners for their work in education...

9 Sep 2019

World Literacy Day 2019: Why our children need to be media literate
World Literacy Day 2019: Why our children need to be media literate

Reading and writing used to be enough on World Literacy Day, but now being able to filter what we read is an essential part of our children's development.

6 Sep 2019

Google's CS First to teach computer science to kids
Google's CS First to teach computer science to kids

Google South Africa recently announced the launch of CS First - an ambitious programme aimed at equipping South African learners with the fundamentals of computer science. The programme aims to train more than 30,000 learners across nine provinces in the space of a year...

5 Sep 2019

Why we shouldn't simply replace textbooks with electronic books
Why we shouldn't simply replace textbooks with electronic books

Trial and error has shown that before we simply swap textbooks for e-textbooks, we first need to get the basics right, then introduce electronic learning to complement book-based learning...

1 Aug 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

Inaugural ADEA Forum to help develop education for Africa
Inaugural ADEA Forum to help develop education for Africa

The Association for the Development of Education in Africa and the Ministry of Basic Education of South Africa in partnership with Mastercard Foundation, will host the first-ever ADEA High-Level Annual Policy Dialogue Forum on Secondary Education in Africa from 29-30 July 2019...

22 Jul 2019

#CSIMonth: How Room 13 and TBWA inspire kids with the arts
#CSIMonth: How Room 13 and TBWA inspire kids with the arts

Room 13 uses art and creativity to develop and empower underprivileged children by creating a safe place to develop their self-esteem and sense of purpose...

By Maroefah Smith 22 Jul 2019

#CSIMonth: Education initiatives can transform CSI into social justice
#CSIMonth: Education initiatives can transform CSI into social justice

Despite corporate social investment activities becoming more common among South African businesses in recent years, they're still seldom treated as little more than a box-ticking exercise...

By Dion Reddy 17 Jul 2019

Industry 4.0 requires a shift to Education 4.0
Industry 4.0 requires a shift to Education 4.0

In an industrial setting, Industry 4.0 is a term analysts use to describe the automation and data exchange used in manufacturing technologies...

By Bez Sangari 8 Jul 2019

Why coding alone won't prepare our children for the 4IR
Why coding alone won't prepare our children for the 4IR

Cyril Ramaphosa made it very clear that the inclusion of coding into the national curriculum will be an objective he intends to see come to fruition during his presidency. This is commendable - but is it realistic...?

By Jenny Retief 10 Jun 2019

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