To fix education, find what’s working and do more of it.

Abigail Stewart

What kind of education does it take to help someone escape the clutches of poverty? One young South African from gang-ridden Mannenberg, Cape Town, says it starts with giving young people a reason to hope that things could be different.  As learners and schools gear up for the annual matric […]

Innovation blends with sustainability, social awareness and technical excellence in 29th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards

Innovative thinking is the mark of a fine architect and it will take innovation to meet the architectural challenges of the future. The many aspects which make up fine design include the principles of sustainability, appropriate built cost and attractive lifecycle costs, technical skill and an appreciation of the social […]

Graafwater Primary School receives wheels to reach their dreams

As an old fishing saying goes; the ocean provides. The same can be said of the Oceana Group, South Africa’s most empowered listed company, who continue to channel their corporate social investment (CSI) through the Oceana Foundation to meet the needs identified by the communities in which the company operates. […]

Transnet Shoes on Feet initiative 

Transparent port Terminals (TPT) have partnered with The Nelson Mandela Foundation in the launch fo their second ‘shoes on feet’ initiative, started in 2014 as a tribute to Madiba after his passing. The 7th of December marked the first day of a month of collections by a TPT’s staff to […]

Opinion: Educational Technology – Are we naked revolutionaries?

Interest in maths and computer science dwindling Our current education system is flawed, as has been ably highlighted by Paulo Frere and more recently Sir Ken Robinson. Our outdated industrial paradigm is no longer able to keep children engaged in a world of ubiquitous digital stimulation. The chemical “solution” of […]

Development Manager receives top award

On Wednesday 9 December 2015, Lillian Bususu, Graduate Development Manager at Rosebank College, an educational brand of the Independent Institute of Education was bestowed the prestigious Youth Employment Award, by the South African Council for Graduates Cooperative at a high level event held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Rosebank […]

No rest for bright young minds

The South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) is hosting its annual Mathematical Camp at the University of Stellenbosch from the 6th till the 11th of December 2015. Learners with potential who have been identified in the 2015 South African Mathematics Olympiad and other SAMF Olympiad programmes have been invited to the […]

BRICS Education Ministers sign cooperation agreement

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has signed a joint agreement with BRICS education ministers to develop a solid framework for future cooperation in education. The agreement was signed in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, 19 November 2015, and includes areas such as general education, educational policy strategy, Technical and […]