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Image: Join Collect-a-Can’s book drive this Mandela Month Millions of learners in South Africa do not have access to books, while eight out of ten schools do not have libraries ...

With these challenges in mind, Collect-a-Can in partnership with the Department of Basic Education, will be running a fun-filled Collect-a-Book drive across South Africa in celebration of Mandela Month, taking place this July. The aim of the book drive is to bring reading books to schools, ultimately improving South Africa’s literacy rate.
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HEADLINES, Education
Image:  SAP launches Africa Code Week  Youth skills development programme targeted at 20 000 children in eleven African countries. SAP Africa today announced the launch of the inaugural Africa Code Week (ACW) with the go-live scheduled for October 2015.   Read More...



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Image: Peer Supporters learn to raise awareness

Persons with disabilities often experience discrimination and victimisation in their communities, creating a tremendous barrier to the individual when trying to participate in local activities.   Read More...




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Image: Where are they now? How last year's The IIE Rosebank College graduates are doing in the job market The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) is South Africa’s leading private higher education institution

A degree or diploma from a respected tertiary institution is usually seen as a guarantee of a well-paid job. From full - time employment to internships, The IIE Rosebank College charts the diverse fortunes of our IIE graduates from Rosebank College Auckland Park, a year since graduation. The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) is South Africa’s leading private higher education institution. With 71 accredited higher education programmes, from Higher Certificates to Master’s degree level, offered on more than 18 campuses across the country through its highly respected and recognised educational brands, The IIE is the most accredited, registered private higher education institution in the country.  Rosebank College is a brand of The IIE. In the first of three articles about graduate life after graduation, we contrast the starkly different paths of three of last year’s IIE graduates from Rosebank College Auckland Park.   Read More...




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Image:  Top Ten Graduation Myths Busted by Rosebank College Graduates

In the second of three articles about graduate life after graduation, we speak to two IIE graduates from Rosebank College Braamfontein, a brand of the Independent Institute of Education (The IIE).160; 160;Julia Legare, sales intern at AXIZWIG, Pinnacle Holdings and Shane Mphahlele, IT Support Consultant at Ideas Incorporated uncover what myths were busted wide open when they graduated and entered the working world.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education, Social & Community
Image: Mr & Miss Varsity College crowned for Charity Proceeds will go to purchasing a mobile library for disadvantaged school in the Western Cape.

Lights, camera, action! The 16 gorgeous models who participated in the recent Varsity College Cape Town Mr and Miss VC, held at Tiger Tiger, brought their ‘A’ game when they took to the ramp. Their elegance and confidence charmed the judges. Caylin Petersen (1st year General BA) was crowned Miss Varsity College and Michael Austin (3rd year BCom) was crowned Mr Varsity College 2015.   Read More...




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Image: NAL’IBALI LAUNCHES CHILDREN’S LITERACY RIGHTS POSTER THIS WORLD BOOK DAY

This World Book Day, 23 April 2015, the Nal’ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign is launching a special children’s literacy rights poster to assert and affirm for children what they need to become inspired and competent readers and writers. Endorsed by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY International), The South African Book Development Council / National Book Week, The Publishers Association of South Africa (PASA), the Little Hands Trust, and PEN South Africa, the poster forms part of the campaign’s mission to deepen a culture of reading in the everyday lives of South Africans.   Read More...




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Image: From LEAP student to teacher and leader -What is your favourite/most meaningful part of the LEAP code of conduct, and why?

James Malope graduated from LEAP 1, Cape Town in 2007. He graduated with a Bachelors of Education from the University of Western Cape in 2011. He now works as an English and Life Orientation teacher at LEAP 4 (Diepsloot).   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Social & Community
Image: Together we can make a difference - one box at a time! - make a difference to not only a child at school, but their family as well, by your sponsorship of only R200

Preparing for Grade R or any new grade is, or at least should be an exciting time for any child and parent.  Misha* is a mother of 4.  For her, it has been an extremely stressful and worrying time. “Mama, when am I getting my books ; Mama, I need crayons”. “Ms Misha, please send stationary to school for your daughter.”  Many of us know this all too well !   Read More...




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Image: NAL’IBALI LITERACY SUPPLEMENT EXPANDS TO NEW LANGUAGE AND FORMAT Nal’ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign is proud to announce the launch of an English-Sepedi version
In response to the demand to publish its bilingual literacy supplement in even more SouthAfrican languages, the Nal’ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign is proud to announce the launch of an English-Sepedi version.   Read More...



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Image: The City Bowl’s favourite charity booksale, Wola Nani, returns to Gardens Centre from Monday 27 Apri The NGO’s pop-up fundraiser will run for nine days until Tuesday, May 5.

Wola Nani’s legendary book sale is a curated event offering not just current best-seller fiction but also cult, classic and covetable tomes for bibliophiles, collectors and passionate readers.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Education
Image: South Africa - You Inspire Me! It is clear to me that each of us makes a difference, every day, by being the best that we can be.
On 13th Jan 2015 I returned from a 10 day trip to India. The very next day I began a whirlwind tour of South Africa which has been both amazing and inspiring   Read More...



HEADLINES, Education
Image: Key development issues take centre stage in a yearlong campaign by leading development organisation The Kagiso Trust embarked on a unique strategy by taking advantage of Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) and starting Kagiso Trust Investments (KTI) whe
Kagiso Trust (KT), which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2015, is a “miracle” organisation that survived apartheid, changed its strategy and created billions of Rands to serve disadvantaged South Africans, says anti-apartheid activist and Kagiso Trust Chairman, Reverend Frank Chikane.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Engen announces SA’s top Maths & Science School performers We identify, support, reward, recruit, train and develop high-potential candidates.

Engen Petroleum, the country’s favourite petrol station brand, this week revealed the names of its top students for 2014 in the Engen Maths & Science School (EMSS) programme.   Read More...




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Image: A brighter start for Lukhanyiso Pre-school This day signifies an opportunity where NGOs celebrate their achievements
Although townships are an intrinsic part of the history and current-day culture of South African society, due to their location – the outskirts of cities’ commercial and suburban centres – they continue to experience challenges, from unemployment and poverty, to a lack of access to basic resources and amenities   Read More...



CHANGE MAKER, Education
Image: Kagiso Trust kick-starts its 30th anniversary with a BNSDP Essay competition we celebrate 30 years of successful empowerment of poor and marginalised South Africans

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Kagiso Trust has kick started its birthday celebrations with a Beyers Naudeì Schools Development Programme (BNSDP) Essay Competition which began this February 2015.   Read More...




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Image: CELEBRATE WORLD READ ALOUD DAY WITH NAL’IBALI AND GCINA MHLOPHE It is a great motivating force for children to feel the power of story and to want to learn to read.
Nal’ibali, the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, is calling on all South Africans to join them in celebrating one of the most important dates in the literacy calendar, World Read Aloud Day, on Wednesday 04 March. Raising awareness of the importance of reading aloud for children’s literacy development, and attempting to break its read-aloud record from2014, the campaign is asking adults across the country to read aloud the same story on the same day to the children in their lives. Each year, Nal’ibali commissions a new story to share on this day, and makes it available in all 11 official languages. This year’s story has been written by one of South Africa’s best-loved storytellers, Gcina Mhlophe.   Read More...



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Image: Nal¹ibali highlights the importance of home languages this International Mother Tongue Day Stories in home languages allows children to build a deep understanding of their mother tongue.

Nal’ibali, the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, has collaborated with SA rolemodels and public figures to highlight the importance of mother tongue languages inchildren’s literacy development this International Tongue Language Day, Saturday 21February.   Read More...




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Image: ORLANDO CHILDREN’S HOME RECEIVES 4 046 ITEMS OF STATIONERY AND UNIFORMS “The love that you have shown makes us truly and honestly delighted."

Soweto, Johannesburg: On Thursday, 12 February 2015, the Orlando’s Children’s Home received a donation of 4046 items of stationery and uniforms, to assist its children to go back to school with dignity and take their futures into their own hands. The handover followed the Back to School Swop Shop hosted by Southgate Mall from 16 January to 01 February 2015, where shoppers could donate new or used uniforms, backpacks, books and other stationery to assist the learners who could not afford the necessary items.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: BP’s investment in education continues to bear fruit - helping learners from disadvantaged backgrounds bridge the gap between high school and university

BP Southern Africa (BP SA) through the newly established BP Southern Africa Education Foundation Trust recently awarded scholarships to 19 students to pursue studies in the fields of Engineering, Science and Commerce at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University).   Read More...



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