Education

Leveraging off Covid – is there a silver lining for education?

2020 was a nightmare year for almost all sectors of the economy, and education was certainly not spared the onslaught. It is against this backdrop that we are allowing ourselves to consider if the Covid-19 cloud may have created a unique silver lining for the country. Covid-19 has impacted on education in a number of …

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Telkom unveils online education support solution for learners

Most classrooms in South Africa have over 50 learners per class with one teacher having to give enough attention to each child. This is impossible in most cases resulting in some children being left behind. 2020 has added additional strain to this already tenuous situation with Teachers and Parents now having to help learners to …

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Financial Mail’s The Human Face of Business showcases corporate SA’s response to covid-19.

Now in its 12th year, CSI: The Human Face of Business has become the key reference guide for best practice and innovation in SA social investment. With the social, economic and health challenges emerging from the Covid-19 crisis, thousands of South Africans are set to be adversely impacted – throwing into sharp relief the importance …

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Thebe Foundation Relief Fund feeds another 1 000 vulnerable families in Soweto to mark Mandela day 2020

The Thebe Foundation Relief Fund, an initiative launched at the beginning of lockdown to help feed the country’s most vulnerable communities, is continuing with food relief this Saturday, 18 July 2020, with hampers being distributed to feed another 1 000 families in the Soweto. Over 3 400 families, in communities around Gauteng, have already received desperately …

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Business in Education Forum explores strategic interventions and calls for collaboration to overcome basic education crisis

Held on Thursday 9 July, the conversation featured a call for focused, collaborative and re-purposed investment in education across sectors, focusing on innovation, connectivity and skills. There was consensus that the latter is often overlooked, and that basic services as well as leadership development and readiness for change underpin the effectiveness of long-term interventions. Hosted …

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Old Mutual Education Flagship Project – Improving Educational Outcomes

The Old Mutual Education Flagship Project (OMEFP), a multi-partner national initiative that set out to boost education at under-performing public secondary schools in South Africa, has come to an end. The seven-year programme had two main objectives: to increase the number of Grade 12 learners passing maths and science, and to build the management and …

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