ChemStart kit, Bathabile Mpofu, STEM learning, education in South Africa

South African chemistry kit to inspire young scientists

A locally created chemistry experiment kit was created to ignite a love of science in learners. Developed by social entrepreneur Bathabile Mpofu, ChemStart is...
Human Rights NGOs

Five South African human rights NGOs you should know about

To celebrate Human Rights Day on 21 March, here is a look at five of South Africa's NGOs working for human rights in the country and beyond, organisations dedicated to the promotion of human dignity, equality and freedom.
Free sanitary pads in KZN

Free sanitary pads for girls in KZN schools

The KwaZulu-Natal education department has started to roll out free sanitary towels for girls in schools. This is to reduce absenteeism – as well...

South Africa’s Wits University climbs world rankings

31 August 2016The University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg has climbed the world rankings of universities, to become the best in Africa.This comes from...
Winners of South Africa's Step Up 2 a Start Up II named

Winners of South Africa’s Step Up 2 a Start Up II named

The overall winners of Step Up 2 a Start Up II, the public private partnership established to encourage entrepreneurship in young people, were announced during an inspiring awards evening held in Joburg on 1 December. They were driven by the credo: "Design it, make it, sell it."
South African youth can apply for free tech training

South African youth can apply for free tech training

WeThinkCode urges businesspeople to help sponsor a student to attend a free two-year course in computer programming. It will open its first campus, in Johannesburg, in January 2016, with the aim to eliminate the information technology skills gap that exists.
South Africa turns to cinema to build young entrepreneurs

South Africa turns to cinema to build young entrepreneurs

Thousands of learners in South Africa are taking part in an initiative set up to boost youth entrepreneurship and economic development. Called Step Up 2 a Start Up II, it offers skills, a toolkit and entry into the Maker-preneur of the Year Competition, with bursaries up for grabs.
South African initiative targets entrepreneur culture

South African initiative targets entrepreneur culture

South African businesspeople, government officials and celebrities got to together to launch Step Up 2 a Start Up, a programme that teaches schoolchildren and students about entrepreneurship and gets them to design, make and sell their own products.
Experts ready for young South Africans online

Experts ready for young South Africans online

Advice from health experts such as psychologists, nutritionists and general practitioners is now just a few clicks away, following the launch by the Department of Health of a mobi-site targeting young people. It will help adolescents to make informed choices about their health.
South African classrooms go digital

South African classrooms go digital

Interactive boards and mobile devices are set to replace the traditional chalkboard and notebooks for Grade 12 students in Gauteng. The provincial department of education has started a province-wide rollout of technology to create paperless classrooms.

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