Zuma salutes teachers

Friday, 17 October 2014 posted by

By: SAPA         Johannesburg – South Africa entrusts teachers with the future of the country, President Jacob Zuma said on Sunday. “Your input, your experience, knowledge and skills are vital if we are to achieve excellence in education, and create a better life for all,” he said in a statement. Zuma thanked all South


By: Niyi       Nigerian innovative designer, who has special focus on early education, Lara Cookey has made it to the finals of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) Empretec Women in Business Awards. Her Contextplay Matrix Ltd., designs educational toys and recreational tools for early child development, including learning materials,


The Norwegian Nobel Committee cited the two “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.” Yousafzai, now 17, is a schoolgirl and education campaigner in Pakistan who was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman two years ago. Satyarthi, 60, has maintained

School bags that spread light

Friday, 10 October 2014 posted by

By: Fhumulani Khumela       AFTER turning a class project on recycled school bags into a viable business, Thato Kgatlhanye and Rea Ngwane are contemplating expanding.   Kgatlhanye, 21, and Ngwane, 22, came up with the idea of Rethaka three years ago as a class project before turning it into a proper business. Rethaka

Critical questions of future growth

Friday, 10 October 2014 posted by

By: Fiona Ross What is human potential? Can it be measured? If so, how? And what might these mea­surements miss, overlook or ignore? What used to be philosophical questions, pondered by pedantic greybeards or perhaps students in pubs, are now critical questions of future development. One site in which they are receiving considerable scholarly and

ebola pic

By: Rod Mac Johnson Sierra Leone on Tuesday launched an ambitious schooling effort for more than a million children denied their education due to the Ebola epidemic, saying lessons would be delivered via radio. Classes in a variety of subjects will be broadcast for four hours, six days a week, on 41 radio stations and the


A global shortage of teachers has pressured many countries into hiring educators with little or no training, undermining the educational progress of numerous school-age children around the world, the United Nations education agency warned today.   In a press release ahead of World Teacher’s Day, marked annually on 5 October, the Institute for Statistics of


By: More Matshediso Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says while a lot of progress has been made in improving the standard of education in the country, more needs to be done to take education to the next level.   “We have made progress towards universal coverage of school going children. We have made progress in

Zuma reassures teachers on pay review

Friday, 03 October 2014 posted by

By: Karl Gernetzky   TWO new members have been appointed to the commission investigating pay in the public service, the Presidency said on Thursday, while President Jacob Zuma reassured teachers the review was still under way. Teachers have long complained about their low levels of pay. Speaking at the South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) national

Education has failed Africans – Nafcoc

Friday, 03 October 2014 posted by

By: Mphathi Nxumalo   Durban – The South African economy should be transformed from “white to black” in the shortest possible time, but this goal was being hampered by the country’s education system, which had failed the African child, the president of the National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Nafcoc), Reverend Joe Hlongwane,