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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…

Indaba Education Fund Dinner a Hit in New York City

Indaba Education Fund Dinner a Hit in New York City

(Cape Town) – The Indaba Education Fund held their first fundraising dinner in New York City on October 9th,  to help provide quality early childhood education for farm workers children in…

Teacher’s raps make maths memorable

Teacher’s raps make maths memorable

(Cape Town) – Do you remember your mother saying: “Jy sing so lekker, ek hoop jy ken jou skoolwerk so goed” (I hope you know schoolwork as well as you…

Google.org announces $1.5m grant to Siyavula

Google.org announces $1.5m grant to Siyavula

In July, as part of a $50 million commitment to address global learning gaps, Google.org granted $1.5 million to the non-profit arm of Siyavula Education to provide…

Unemployed doctoral graduate to test the waters after finally landing internship

Unemployed doctoral graduate to test the waters after finally landing internship

(Cape Town) – One of the youngest doctoral graduates from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology is expected to report for the first day of his new internship at the…

Former Cape Flats grass cutter receives PhD

Former Cape Flats grass cutter receives PhD

(Cape Town) – A PhD graduate, who once worked alongside ex-convicts as a grass cutter for the South African Navy, says his high school teacher motivated him to rise…

High school pupils seek solutions at Forest Hill City

High school pupils seek solutions at Forest Hill City

(Centurion) – Pupils from three high schools in the underprivileged community of Olievenhoutbosch will apply their minds to the problem of poor pass rates when the second annual OAA Schools Debate…