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Ramaphosa promises quality academic year amid a pandemic

Kaya 959 News   President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on all stakeholders in the education sector to work together and ensure that learners receive quality education.   The President was delivering the keynote address at the opening of the education lekgotla this morning.   His call comes as the education department continues to facilitate a successful academic year amid a global pandemic.   This week the department released the 2020 […]

today25/02/2021

NEWS

Schools reopen with 16,000 learners still not placed

By: Natasha Archary   As the start of the 2021 academic year resumes this morning, 15th February, the basic education department calls for calm amid the rush to place 16,000 learners. Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga appealed to parents to work with officials at district level to accelerate the process to place all learners at a school. The rush to get learners placed comes after a two-week delay in […]

today15/02/2021

LIFESTYLE

Online and in the classroom, COVID-19 has put new demands on teachers

By: Nhlanhla Mpofu, Rhodes University   This pandemic has taken the familiar, collaborative classroom and predictable timetables from teachers and replaced it with uncertainty. Shutterstock   As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools were on lockdown in South Africa from March 2020. They only partially reopened in June, despite teacher unions’ concerns about the timing and lack of adequate protection for teachers and learners. The unions’ objections about having […]

today06/10/2020

LIFESTYLE

University rankings don’t measure what matters

By: Sioux McKenna, Rhodes University GettyImages   International rankings of universities are big business and big news. These systems order universities on the basis of a variety of criteria such as student to staff ratio, income from industry, and reputation as captured through public surveys. Universities around the world use their rankings as marketing material and parents and prospective students make life choices on the basis of them. But the […]

today21/09/2020

LIFESTYLE

South African universities need to know why students’ suicide risk is so high

By: Jason Bantjes, Stellenbosch University Shutterstock   An estimated 800,000 people die by suicide globally each year. It’s the second most common cause of death in people aged 15 to 29. University students around the globe are more at risk of suicidal behaviour than the general population. It’s important to understand the reasons so that effective interventions can be planned to prevent suffering and death. An international group of experts, […]

today10/09/2020

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LIFESTYLE

Digify Africa is back with a new batch of graduates and a Facebook Partnership

By Nomali Cele Digify Africa, founded in 2012, is an organisation invested in digital skills training. They’ve recently graduated a new batch of digital marketers through their Digify Pro programme, which is an intensive 10-week digital marketing skills programme. Training young people to access opportunities in the digital economy  The return to the classroom with Digify Johannesburg 9.0 came after a collaboration with Facebook Africa. How Digify Pro works Speaking […]

today16/07/2019

Holiday School Classes, supporting school kids,

LIFESTYLE

Does your child need holiday school classes?

By Nomali Cele The holidays are usually a chance for learners to take a break from school and either relax or focus on other activities such as life skills or sport. But if your child hasn’t been performing well at school, holidays present an opportunity to put them in holiday school classes. What are the benefits of holiday school classes?   A chance to go in depth With holiday classes, […]

today18/06/2019

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LIFESTYLE

How to change subjects in grade 11

By Nomali Cele So what happens when your child realises in the middle of grade 10 or just before beginning grade 11 that they chose incorrect subjects? Can they change subjects in grade 11? The good news here is that your child has realised, either on their own or through bad results, that the subject choice isn’t suitable. Since 2017, no subject changes have been allowed in grade 12, making […]

today23/04/2019

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LIFESTYLE

Tips for reducing your student debt

By Nomali Cele Education is expensive. Most people are not privileged enough to be able to save for their children’s education and in turn, hundreds of thousands of graduates are in debt by the end of their studies. In fact, the number of South African students who don’t graduate or have their results withheld due to outstanding fees is high. Before you can think about reducing your student debts, know that […]

today15/03/2019

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