Training facility allows youth to reach for the stars

21 November 2017 The recently-opened Klerefontein Training Centre, situated near the site of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project in the small Karoo town of Carnarvon, is giving local high school learners the opportunity to become qualified electrical engineers. Opened in May, the centre offers an accredited electrical engineering apprenticeship. The South African Radio Astronomy […]

Youth encouraged to take interest in nuclear

Original article on sanews.gov.za |13 October 2017 Energy Deputy Minister Thembi Majola has called on young people to acquire skills that will enable them to take up opportunities in the nuclear energy sector. The Deputy Minister was addressing the annual South African Young Nuclear Professionals Society (SAYNPS) nuclear youth summit on Wednesday. She said with […]

Youth Unemployment is Unsolvable Without Addressing ‘Waithood’

Original article on worldpolicy.org | 26 September 2017 | by Reem Rahman and Dr. Lynsey Farrell In a scenario illustrated by the World Bank, “Africa will need at least two decades to change the structure of employment sufficiently to offer dramatically different prospects to its youth.” However, what this scenario may not fully consider is the […]

Aarto Bill gets the green light

Original article on infrastructurene.ws | 11 September 2017 | by Liesl Frankson The National Assembly recently approved the highly anticipated Aarto Bill, which will see the introduction of the demerit system to curb reckless driving. The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Amendment Bill was tabled as a direct result of the untenable and unsustainable […]

Madiba’s story is a journey across our country

Original article on sanews.gov.za | 25 July 2017 | by Tokozile Xasa, Minister of Tourism Join me on a journey to some very special places in our country, places that tell a remarkable story for the whole world. Many international tourists, and some South Africans, would have experienced parts of the trip when they visited […]

100 Best Things to do in South Africa

Original article on Jen Reviews| 11 July 2017 |by Jesse Miller Breath-taking sunsets, an incredible amount of beautiful and diverse wildlife, unspoilt and rugged scenery! These are just a few words to describe South Africa. If you are craving adventure, diversity and excitement, then this ultimate list of the top 100 things to do in […]

Tshepo 1 Million brings hope for Gauteng’s unemployed youth

19 June 2017 Gauteng’s unemployed youth have a reason to be hopeful again. Gauteng has about 2.7 million young people aged between 15 and 34 who are neither studying nor working. Half of them have not completed Grade 12 and are unemployable, and close to 60% of them are in long-term unemployment. They have never […]

To Prepare Young People for 21st-Century Jobs, Design Classrooms Beyond Walls

Original article on worldpolicy.org | 14  June 2017 | by Reem Rahman and Lynsey Farrell Walk into the small town where Actonville Primary School (APS) is located in South Africa and you may find yourself in the middle of a dance competition, an emotional and physical well-being checkup, or a community gathering—all planned and managed by […]

Power of e-learning for renewable energy sector – Study

Original  article on universityworldnews.com |28 March 2017| by Munyaradzi Makoni At a time when distance education and e-learning are becoming increasingly popular and accessible, there remains insufficient awareness around the use of educational technologies in the field of renewable energy and its benefits in African higher education, according to a recent study. Although there are a […]

Microsoft Classroom of the Future Opens at the Cape Town Science Centre

Original article onitnewsafrica.com | 28 March 2017 Together in partnership, Microsoft South Africa and the Cape Town Science Centre on Friday 24th March unveiled the Microsoft Classroom of the Future, in Cape Town. The opening included an exhibition that showcased the latest and greatest educational tools available to teachers today. This interactive showcase at the […]