Online learning material available via 197 zero-rated sites
The Department of Basic Education reiterates that zero-rated online resources are available to support learning at home.
COVID-19 exposes SA’s digital fractures, inequality
The impact of the coronavirus pandemic unmasks the defects in South Africa’s digital economy, which could be turned into opportunities if tackled now.
Non-profit Section27 intros educational resources directory
The online resources gateway gathers and maps SA’s educational programmes currently available on television, radio and online.
Government makes provision for virtual learning during lockdown
The ICT and education departments join forces to minimise disruption to the education system during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Cell C’s cyber bullying offensive reaches high schools
Phase two of Cell C’s cyber safety programme will equip 80 high schools with online safety awareness education.
Back to school: Robotics, coding curriculum pushed back
The education department stalls on coding and robotics curriculum, planning to kick-start the pilot only at the beginning of the second term.
DBE to use AI platform to support robotics curriculum
Virtual intelligence educational platform Ms Zora will be introduced in 70% of SA’s 24 000 government schools by 2023.
Govt still to determine impact of ICT in its schools
The improvement of learner performance in government schools with digital tools, as opposed to those that function without these smart devices, is called into question.