Education

Vodacom entrusted by government to continue driving digital transformation in education

Vodacom entrusted by government to continue driving digital transformation in education

Vodacom’s well-established partnership with government was extended in 2021, when National Treasury awarded the company with a renewed mobile communication services contract. Through the first partnership agreement, Vodacom successfully upgraded the Gauteng Education Department’s legacy school admissions system that was formerly plagued with technical issues, resulting in slow admission processing. …

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Here are the big language changes proposed for schools in South Africa

Here are the big language changes proposed for schools in South Africa

Basic Education minister Angie Motshekga says her department is moving forward with plans to incorporate mother-tongue languages at the country’s schools. Answering a recent parliamentary Q&A, Motshekga said her department values mother tongue education and thus encourages learners to learn through their Home Languages wherever it is feasible and practicable. …

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Why science ‘needs to listen to African voices’

Why science ‘needs to listen to African voices’

The research agenda in Africa should emerge from the grassroots, says educational measurement specialist and former engineer Connie Nshemereirwe. An alumna of the international young scientists’ society the Global Young Academy, where she was a co-chair and executive committee member between 2016 and 2021, Nshemereirwe facilitates connections between science and policy as a …

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Plan to give everyone in South Africa access to the internet in 2 years, says minister

Plan to give everyone in South Africa access to the internet in 2 years, says minister

The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies is looking at a mass internet rollout plan for South Africa, says Communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni. Addressing a BRICS meeting on Thursday (11 November), Ntshavheni said South Africa was moving towards a predominately digital economy. “Where we are to date, we are considering …

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