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September 11, 2018

UPSKILL YOUNG PEOPLE TO MAKE THEM EMPLOYABLE

In May Statistics SA released its Quarterly Labour Force Survey, which revealed that one in three young South Africans between the ages of 15 and 24 were disengaged from the labour market.

Put another way, 32.4% of the 10.3 million people in that age group were “not in employment, education or training in the first quarter of 2018”. That’s 3.3 million young people sitting at home, idle.

Unemployment is a structural issue which has seen little improvement in recent years and is one of the four critical dimensions impeding the country’s ability to improve socio-economic well-being. The other three being education, income inequality and health care.

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January 30, 2018

THE ICONIC MORNINGSIDE PRIMARY SCHOOL TURNS AN IMPRESSIVE 90 YEARS OLD THIS FEBRUARY 2018

Morningside Primary School was established in 1928. It was formerly known as North Ridge Road Government School and changed its name in 1952. On 1 February 1928, the headmaster Mr E.H. Wade and two other teachers, Miss Torrance and Mr Nel welcomed fifty-six pupils to the school to teach from class 1 to standard six. In March 1928, Miss Gibson was appointed to take charge of the Infants.

The school inspector of the time Mr Winterton writes in the school log book, “The contrast between the disorder of the grounds and their surroundings, and the ordered beauty of the classrooms was very great. Outside the Durban Municipality is displacing the earth in all directions: there is no [...]

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January 19, 2018

South African business school to accept Bitcoin payments

South Africa can now boast its first business school to accept Bitcoin payments for all degrees, advanced diplomas, certificates and online courses.

Red & Yellow, which has campuses in both Cape Town and Johannesburg, says it is focused on preparing its students for career success in a digital future, so the acceptance of the next wave of financial currency is the obvious route.

“The world is changing rapidly, as are our students and it’s our responsibility to ensure we are serving their future focused needs” said Rob Stokes, chairman of Red & Yellow and founder of digital agency pioneer, Quirk.

“The reality is that Bitcoin is here to stay and with many [...]

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May 13, 2015

Asia Tops Biggest Global School Rankings

The biggest global school rankings have been published, with Asian countries in the top five spots and African countries at the bottom.

Singapore heads the table, followed by Hong Kong, with Ghana at the bottom.

The UK is in 20th place, among higher achieving European countries, with the US in 28th.

The OECD economic think tank says the comparisons – based on test scores in 76 countries – show the link between education and economic growth. “This is the first time we have a truly global scale of the quality of education,” said the OECD’s education director, Andreas Schleicher.

“The idea is to give more countries, rich [...]

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