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1:40

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.

5:10

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.

3:00

MultiChoice invests R50m in job creation

The MultiChoice Group supports two youth-focused initiatives, to provide employment opportunities for 500 South African youths.

3:30
May 6, 2020

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.

3:50

STEM Lockdown Digital School begins today

Africa Teen Geeks, in partnership with the Department of Basic Education, kick-starts its STEM Lockdown Digital School across social media platforms today.

3:10

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.

2:50
Jan 24, 2020

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.

3:20

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.

2:40

Ramaphosa wants to prepare youth for digital age

The governing ANC puts skills development on its list of priorities, to equip youth with skills for the changing world.

4:20

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.

2:20

Coding, robotics curriculum in motion

The education department targets 1 000 schools to pilot its coding and robotics curriculum, as it looks to equip learners with the necessary skills to thrive in a digital society.

4:10

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.

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