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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…

Dreaming of Becoming a Surgeon?

Dreaming of Becoming a Surgeon?

(Western Cape) – Lwazi is a Make A Difference Leadership Foundation scholar and a 3rd-year medical student at the University of Stellenbosch, and his dream is to become a…

Getting Authors Published to Promote Reading

Getting Authors Published to Promote Reading

WPR, a new initiative conceptualised by Via Afrika, is offered in partnership with the NRF and SARChI Research Chair in the field of Intellectualisation of African Languages, Multilingualism and Education…

ChefMLK launches in-house apprenticeship programme

ChefMLK launches in-house apprenticeship programme

(Gauteng) – The concept of apprenticeships is almost as old as the concept of work. Some 4 000 years ago, the Babylonian Code of Hammurabi compelled artisans to teach their…

From operating theatre cleaner to registered nurse

From operating theatre cleaner to registered nurse

(Cape Town) – If you have a dream, do not expect someone else to give it to you on a silver platter. These were the words of a mother of…

R11m Donation to Education

R11m Donation to Education

Inyathelo secures R11 million grant to boost education institutions’ capacity. In an effort to help eliminate economic inequality through improved education, The Kresge Foundation has awarded a grant of US…