Role of tertiary sector in shaping the nation brand

Sulaiman Philip In the ongoing Nation Brand Forum University Dialogues, a panel at the University of Pretoria (UP) spoke about the role of the tertiary...

South African academics: uncertainty affecting nation brand

Indepth analysis by some of the country's top academics highlighted domestic issues influencing the reputation and competitiveness of the nation's brand, at a Brand...

Learning isiZulu made easier for kids with Siyafunda

12 July 2016 "Children are more likely to pass and stay in school when they are taught with their optimal language at primary level," said...

Two Steve Jobs Schools opened in South Africa

Innovative Steve Jobs Schools launch in South Africa https://t.co/6R09dtyauZ #Awesomenews #Education pic.twitter.com/106ah8YiHr — TheSouthAfrican.com (@TheSAnews) July 1, 2016 The founder of Steve Jobs Schools (SJS), Dutch...

South African teen is world’s top maths student

A 17 year-old South African learner from Somerset West has been named the best mathematics student in the world in the International Cambridge University Examinations, scoring the maximum marks in the advanced mathematics and chemistry exams.

Tech boost for South African libraries

The Gauteng government, national government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have joined forces to increase the technology available in libraries in South Africa. The most recent library to be upgraded is the Nkalimeng Leutsoa Public Library in Sharpeville.
New planetarium opens in South Africa

New planetarium opens in South Africa

A new planetarium has been opened at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Joburg, part of an agreement between the Department of Basic Education and China. At the opening, the minister also gave an update on the progress of teaching Mandarin in South African schools.
South Africa honours its teachers

South Africa honours its teachers

"We acknowledge your dedication and selfless service to the betterment of our country," Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said at the National Teaching Awards on Saturday, an event celebrating excellence in South African public education.
A win for Team South Africa in The Hague

A win for Team South Africa in The Hague

In the final between Team South Africa and Team USA in the International Schools Moot Court competition, it was South Africa that walked away victorious. The competition took place in The Hague in Holland, seat of the International Criminal Court.
Class of 2015: more pass their exams

Class of 2015: more pass their exams

The class of 2015 number the most South African matriculants so far to have written their final exams. There were 110 000 more candidates who sat the National Senior Certificate Examinations in the last year compared to 2014, achieving a pass rate of 70.7%.

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