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Flight Centre Foundation looks to tackle poverty through education
Flight Centre Foundation looks to tackle poverty through education

The Flight Centre Foundation aims to break the cycle of poverty through education, running a number of relevant programmes

By Sindy Peters 16 hours ago

Changing the dreamer's education
Changing the dreamer's education

Kurt Minnaar, founder of Dreamer Education, has been making strides in education with his unconventional teaching methods

By Robin Fredericks 1 day ago

Be great, in order to build greatness in others
Be great, in order to build greatness in others

Chris Jordan offers some tips about what to keep in mind when teaching radio broadcasting to your students

By Chris Jordan 10 Oct 2017

Going Mad about education with Francois Pienaar
Going Mad about education with Francois Pienaar

Francois Pienaar has been a household name in South Africa for over 20 years. So what does a former Springbok captain do once he leaves the stadium and hangs up his national rugby boots for good? Why, he goes Mad and inspires new generations of learners and leaders, that's what

By Shan Radcliffe 29 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Kickstarting a love of science
#InnovationMonth: Kickstarting a love of science

Bathabile Mpofu, co-founder and MD of Nkazimulo Applied Sciences, believes that true innovation comes from the access of existing knowledge

By Shan Radcliffe 26 Sep 2017

#THINCAfrica: Developing Africa's hospitality professionals of the future
#THINCAfrica: Developing Africa's hospitality professionals of the future

Associate Dean and Professor at ESL, Dr Achim Schmitt, participated in a panel discussion on HR and education issues in the hospitality industry at the THINC Africa conference

By Cari Coetzee 13 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Changing agri-education in Africa as we know it
#InnovationMonth: Changing agri-education in Africa as we know it

"It's imperative upon the world to help 'switch on' Africa's mobile platforms and to assist in bringing focused education and platforms to Africa's youth in order to develop its potential"

By Cari Coetzee 4 Sep 2017

#WomensMonth: Getting frank with Diane Awerbuck
#WomensMonth: Getting frank with Diane Awerbuck

Part educator, part writer and part Frank (in more than one way), Diane Awerbuck is the award-winning author of Gardening At Night and other stories. This Women's Month, I chatted to her about life, classic literature, and important lessons we should be teaching our girls

By Shan Radcliffe 31 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Bitten by the enterprising Bugz
#WomensMonth: Bitten by the enterprising Bugz

This Women's Month, the entrepreneurial genius behind Bugz Playpark, Lise Liebenberg, talks to us about early childhood development beyond the classroom, and running your own business

By Shan Radcliffe 15 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Illiteracy rates among women are falling: why isn't this good news?
#WomensMonth: Illiteracy rates among women are falling: why isn't this good news?

Functional illiteracy rates in South Africans over the age of 20 are on the decline. But, this doesn't necessarily point to either a satisfactory education system or an equitable employment environment

By Jackie Carroll 10 Aug 2017

Richard Perez, founding director of d-school.
Practice creativity with confidence

Open Design's Steam Symposium speaker, Richard Perez unpacks the “design thinking” concept and shares his vision for the future of Steam education

By Juanita Pienaar 7 Aug 2017

#CSIMonth: Providing skills and employment from the Ground Up
#CSIMonth: Providing skills and employment from the Ground Up

Skills development and job creation not-for-profit Learn to Earn South Africa has been offering “a hand up, not a hand out” to the unemployed in underprivileged communities for almost 30 years

By Shan Radcliffe 27 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Stop in for a little Khof & Khuk
#CSIMonth: Stop in for a little Khof & Khuk

Thato Mafokoane doesn't just want to run his own bakery. No, Khof & Khuk in Nellmapius, Pretoria, is much more than that

By Shan Radcliffe 26 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Imbalie Beauty Academy opens doors into the industry
#CSIMonth: Imbalie Beauty Academy opens doors into the industry

South African beauty franchise group Imbalie Beauty has become a key player in South Africa's robust franchising industry

By Lauren Hartzenberg 24 Jul 2017

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#Newsmaker: Reimagining an education brand in Red & Yellow

Heléne Lindsay recently joined the “disparate, quirky bunch” at Red & Yellow, where she's taking on the customer side of things. Her appointment coincides with the school's brand repositioning, which will be unveiled at the end of August

By Jessica Tennant 19 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Corobrik supports skills development, social upliftment in its CSI efforts
#CSIMonth: Corobrik supports skills development, social upliftment in its CSI efforts

A core focus in the Corobrik CSI strategy is upskilling members of the communities in which it operates

By Sindy Peters 17 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: How WNS SA fosters community spirit in its CSI initiatives to create a magical change
#CSIMonth: How WNS SA fosters community spirit in its CSI initiatives to create a magical change

WNS SA has four key initiatives that form part of its CSI strategy, one of which is its Youth4Change Movement which aims to assist young South Africans bring about positive change within their schools and communities

By Sindy Peters 13 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Building the future through early childhood development
#CSIMonth: Building the future through early childhood development

Founded by Phillip Shapiro in 2006, Build the Future is a non-profit organisation that facilitates early childhood development through learning and nutrition programmes in informal settlements in Johannesburg and KwaZulu-Natal

By Sindy Peters 12 Jul 2017

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Inspiring and nurturing tomorrow's talent

“Great companies don't hire skilled people and motivate them, they hire already motivated people and inspire them.” This quote is taken from Simon Sinek's book Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, and describes, in essence, the Native VML way of recruitment for our various learning programmes

By Samantha Bezuidenhout 3 Jul 2017

#YouthMonth: Economy to be powered by human creativity expressed in code
#YouthMonth: Economy to be powered by human creativity expressed in code

codeX Coding Academy is an initiative that aims to boost the number of software developers entering our economy each year. Cara Turner, chief operating officer of codeX Coding Academy tells us more

By Ilse van den Berg 30 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Instilling life skills, R2 at a time
#YouthMonth: Instilling life skills, R2 at a time

Academics and learning hard skills makes up only one part of the education process. These days, many jobs require soft skills not readily taught in the classroom. Randy Mampuru tells us about Kidz Hub, and how they are teaching kids commitment, consistency and sacrifice

By Shan Radcliffe 30 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Some are old, some are new, some are business, some are youth
#YouthMonth: Some are old, some are new, some are business, some are youth

Educational success has always relied on two factors - the students' willingness to learn, and a teacher's ability to teach. The art of teaching, however, is multi-faceted and it's a continual process - something ORT SA understands all too well, as it looks to provide and support education at a variety of levels

By Shan Radcliffe 29 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: How Repurpose Schoolbags give a child choice, not charity
#YouthMonth: How Repurpose Schoolbags give a child choice, not charity

Since its launch in 2013, Rethaka has manufactured and distributed 10,000 Repurpose Schoolbags in six African countries, recycling 400,000 plastic bags in the process

By Sindy Peters 29 Jun 2017

Gareth Hawkey
#YouthMonth: How the software industry can help combat youth unemployment

We chat to Gareth Hawkey, the CEO of redPanda Software, to get some insight on the role the software industry can play in combating youth unemployment in South Africa

By Ilse van den Berg 27 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Creating solid foundations to unleash unlimited potential
#YouthMonth: Creating solid foundations to unleash unlimited potential

A structured and stable education in the early years is crucial to giving children the best developmental start to life. Unfortunately, not all South African children have access to a good early childhood education, but NPO, The Unlimited Child, is looking to change that

By Shan Radcliffe 23 Jun 2017

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Harnessing the skills of the future

Whitney Houston perhaps summed it up best when she crooned about the children being our future

By Sharon Piehl 16 Jun 2017

Journalist and political commentator, Max du Preez
Has SA finally hit the reset button?

This country is never boring. Where else in the real world does the skinniving, intrigue and corruption offer more plot twists than Game of Thrones?

By Nicci Botha 14 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Teaching our children to love themselves
#YouthMonth: Teaching our children to love themselves

Writer, entrepreneur and mother, Anita Telle believes the greatest lesson we can teach our children is how to accept and love themselves, and has written a few books to help us do so

By Shan Radcliffe 9 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: John Mashiri graduates top achiever in brand management with a Pencil in hand
#YouthMonth: John Mashiri graduates top achiever in brand management with a Pencil in hand

Vega student John Mashiri received the Pencil Award, sponsored by the Pendoring Advertising Awards, for graduating with top honours in brand management last month

By Jessica Tennant 7 Jun 2017

School's out for Dik Wednesday
School's out for Dik Wednesday

BREAKING NEWS: Yes, Capetonian parents, it's true. Our kids have just earned themselves the equivalent of a USA 'snow day', courtesy of the 'Monster Storm' that's predicted to make landfall in Cape Town late this evening, as the Western Cape Education Department has announced that all schools shall remain closed tomorrow

By Shan Radcliffe 6 Jun 2017

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