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Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls Empowers Young Women as Future Leaders

Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls Empowers Young Women as Future Leaders

There is a famous African proverb that says, “If you educate a woman, you educate a nation”, and every Youth Day, June 16, South Africans come together to acknowledge the…

African education rises to meet a new era in automation

African education rises to meet a new era in automation

Spintelligent, in partnership with the Department of Basic Education and other sponsors, is hosting EduWeek Africa in Johannesburg on 15 and 16 June 2018. EduWeek is the largest and most…

1 000 youths to be empowered through healthcare skills development programme

1 000 youths to be empowered through healthcare skills development programme

The opportunity to launch a career in the healthcare sector will be offered to 1 000 South African youths through a five-year commitment from Netcare, one of five flagship…

“Opportunities for everyone” as Engen bursaries extend work training to poor with learning disabilities

“Opportunities for everyone” as Engen bursaries extend work training to poor with learning disabilities

Engen sponsored bursaries aimed at extending access to crucial work-training opportunities for persons with learning disabilities has seen Work4You successfully place 90% of candidates, significantly boosting employment of these…

Uber and Grow Your Life makes education more accessible

Uber and Grow Your Life makes education more accessible

(Johannesburg) – Uber strongly believes that education is key to a thriving and sustainable community. And much like many hands make light work, educated communities make for a brighter country…

Property entrepreneur Ngebulana honoured by leading university

Property entrepreneur Ngebulana honoured by leading university

(Mthatha) – South African property developer and entrepreneur Sisa Ngebulana has been recognised for his contribution to society and the national business landscape with an honorary doctoral degree in commerce, which…

Meet UCT’s incoming vice-chancellor, who started school under a tree

Meet UCT’s incoming vice-chancellor, who started school under a tree

Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng started her education under a tree and had to walk up to 10km just to get to school.     Today, she is a full professor in…

How a robbery became a blessing in disguise

How a robbery became a blessing in disguise

(Johannesburg) – A robbery during Heritage Day weekend at a Johannesburg South school has been called a “blessing in disguise” by the school’s principal. WH Coetzer Primary school in The…

Free State pupil wins Nal’ibali’s nationwide storytelling talent search

Free State pupil wins Nal’ibali’s nationwide storytelling talent search

(Bloemfontein) – Nal’ibali, the national-reading-for-enjoyment campaign, has announced 11-year-old Lindiwe Makhoba from Mangaung, Bloemfontein, as the national winner of its annual storytelling contest, Story…

Meet KZN’s first black female neurosurgeon

Meet KZN’s first black female neurosurgeon

(Johannesburg) – Dr Nomusa Shezi knew as early as Grade 3 that she wanted to be a doctor: she remembers writing in an English essay as a little girl that she…

School principal inspires learners to be bookwise

School principal inspires learners to be bookwise

(Port Elizabeth) – Determined to see the children at her school succeed, Motherwell’s Elufefeni Primary School principal, Amanda Ntsumpa, has dedicated herself to establishing a culture of reading among…

Engen’s Sivashnie Perumal wants to pay her opportunities forward

Engen’s Sivashnie Perumal wants to pay her opportunities forward

(Durban) – Sivashnie Perumal grew up in Chatsworth, Durban and attended Savannah Park Secondary where she was not only Head Girl but the school’s top student. Her father &#8211…