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“Smart Villages” Provide Remote Areas of South Africa with Education and Healthcare

A new initiative in South Africa will provide health and education to remote rural areas using “smart villages.” These villages consist of shipping containers and high-tech trucks that have been outfitted with solar...
by Amanda Lubit


South African Parents Turn to Private Schools as Public School System Struggles

With dismal international education scores and low graduation rates, South Africa’s public school system is in trouble. So to give their children a better hope for the future, South African parents are increasingly turning to...
by Carla Drumhiller


South Africa’s Rural Schools Improve Education Standards with Tablet Use

South Africa has initiated a pilot program to test the benefits of providing tablets to students in rural areas. Rural area schools do not have the same access to quality education as schools in urban areas. Authorities hope te...
by Amanda Lubit



South African Rugby Team Builds School Libraries

On August 22nd Gcobani Higher Primary School in Mdantsane, South Africa will unveil a new library, thanks to a new effort from the South African Rugby Union (SARU). Gcobani School is the second school chosen to benefit from SAR...
by Carla Drumhiller


South Africa to Add African Languages to Curriculum

The South African government has proposed a policy change to make learning an African language compulsory in schools. The government notes that the move is an effort to promote multilingualism and social cohesion among South Af...
by Carla Drumhiller


South African Children Celebrate World Play Day

May 28th, 2013 marked the 14th annual World Play Day, with celebrations in early childhood learning centers around the world. In South Africa, the Cotlands organization hosted festivities for hundreds of children at their locat...
by Carla Drumhiller



South Africa: Talent Report Indicates Future Leadership Issues

SHL is the world’s leading talent assessor, offering specialised testing which measures talent and its future impact on the nation in question. SHL South Africa has recently published a report which indicates that whilst ...
by Ashleigh Brown


Compulsory Education for South African Inmates

Starting on April 1, it will be mandatory for prison inmates who do not have a qualification equivalent to Grade 9 to complete levels one through four of Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET), a program that aims to improv...
by Sean Yi


Papua New Guinea Drops Outcome-Based Curriculum

In response to low academic rates, the Papua New Guinea (PNG) government decided to scrap the Outcome-Based Education (OBE) system and return to the more traditional Objective-Based curriculum. The OBE system is designed to fac...
by Alice Formwalt