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MTN Online School brings education and opportunity to SA’s youth

The free online portal provides a comprehensive digital curriculum for grades R-12 and additional features like video lessons, assessments and extra-tuition lessons for grade 10 to 12 learners.

Oct 21, 2021

MTN invests R12m in online school, calls for more spectrum

Africa’s biggest telco collaborates with the Department of Basic Education to establish an online school to address the 21st century learning needs of scholars.


Teachers invited to join coding and robotics workshop

The University of Johannesburg, in collaboration with several partners, will host a virtual workshop to upskill teachers in coding and robotics skills.


Sci-tech centre to enhance ECape's innovation prospects

The science and innovation department opens a new science centre in Cofimvaba, Eastern Cape, to support maths, science and tech education.

Sep 21, 2021

Free coding, robotics bootcamps for grade seven learners

South African private education group Curro prepares to host free coding and robotics bootcamps at some of its schools in Gauteng and Western Cape.


Learning initiative to enhance teachers’ coding, robotics skills

The University of Johannesburg’s TechnoLab helps upskill teachers with free robotics and coding workshops.

May 11, 2021

Vodacom, DBE unite to fight bullying in schools

The mobile operator and the Department of Basic Education tackle school violence by deploying psycho-social professionals in schools across the country.


No report cards for learners as DBE fails to update software

Learners at public schools will not be able to get their first term reports following software glitches at the Department of Basic Education.

Mar 29, 2021

Standard Bank donates ICT equipment to visually-impaired learners

The bank provides visually-impaired learners at Thiboloha Special School in the Free State with R500 000 worth of specialised assistive devices.


Coding, robotics curriculum pilot to finally get going in 2021

Plans are well under way to roll out the Department of Basic Education’s coding and robotics curriculum, reveals president Cyril Ramaphosa.


Online learning must be central to SA’s future education system

Industry experts weigh in on SA’s education system, advising stakeholders to consider blended models of teaching and learning as the pandemic continues.


South Africa’s maths, science scores still lag behind

The latest stats from the “Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study” show limited progress in both these key subjects.

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