The Winter break across the country has been moved up as a result of level 4 lockdown, with all schools to be closed by week’s end.
An EIU report sponsored by Ericsson finds that nations with low broadband have potential to increase in GDP by 20% by connecting schools.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga confirms that more than 20 000 learners have still not been placed for the 2021 academic year.
We’ve brought in two local experts on the South African education sector for this week’s africast, focusing on a chaotic 2020 and what next year may hold.
As government looks to ensure that its classrooms are staffed during COVID-19, the DBE is calling for unemployed teachers to apply to become substitutes.
The president is set to meet with the relevant stakeholders later this week to reach a consensus on re-opening schools in the county.
Learners with special needs are among those who may return to school in July.
Both organisations are working to address digital education in South Africa during COVID-19, with plans to expand thereafter.
At the 11th hour, the DBE changed its mind and said schools should reopen next week.
Minister Angie Motshekga has been in discussion with the NCCC, and says the DBE will look to keep to its initial plan to re-open schools.
Minister Angie Motshekga has asked schools to adhere to the 1st June re-opening date.
The videoconferencing platform’s rise in popularity has highlighted some glaring issues.
The new platform is available for schools and universities in the region.
Zoom’s CEO makes it videoconferencing tool free for schools in the US. South African schools should be looking for similar online platforms.
While it might come as a shock to many, an official qualification for those leaving school at Grade 9 may not be that bad of an idea.
As it turns out, the US isn’t the only country that doesn’t want foreign governments to see citizen’s data.
Schneider Electric brings solutions to schools that could help when there is power outages.
450 pupils remain unplaced in Western Cape.