Youth are future leaders

22 March 2018 | By Kgomotso “Zeus” Meso I would like to believe that youth are considered a bunch of people that knows nothing about leadership. They are considered to lack the capacity to lead and bring change. It is expected that all young people should follow some foot print of those that had made […]

Educational Emancipation: Fees_Must_Fall Reflections

23 February 2018 by Kgomotso Archibald Let’s go back to June 16th 1976, amid the chaos, killing and the most brutal behaviour young people witnessed. Now there was a goal, for the march, the protest, and the #pens_down notioning equally education for all. Now fast forward to late 2015, where the political/educational spheres of the country […]

R57 billion set aside for free higher education

22 February 2018 Government will spend R57 billion on free higher education over the next three years, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Wednesday. Tabling the 2018 Budget in Parliament, Minister Gigaba said there was a reallocation in the spending framework. “The largest reallocation of resources towards government’s priorities was on higher education and training, […]

Girl empowerment non-negotiable for community development

29 November 2017 The economic and personal empowerment that education provides allows women and girls to make healthier choices for themselves and their families, says Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. The Minister said this on Tuesday when she opened the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL) Steering Committee and Sharing […]

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 […]

Integrating technical education is key to achieving the sustainability agenda

Original article on standardmedia.co.ke | 22 March 2016 |By Adil Popat | During the World Summit Sustainable Development held in South Africa in 2002, a very critical declaration was made. Key among them was the promulgation of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005–2014). This was a major international effort to mainstream […]

Diversifying income streams in African universities

Original article on universityworldnews.com | 14 March 2017 | by Munyaradzi Makoni In order to be sustainable, successful tertiary institutions around the world have found ways to diversify their income streams so as to reduce dependence on public funds which are often tied to economic and political factors. How can this work in Africa? According to higher […]

Africa: To End HIV Epidemic, Listen to the Youth

Original article on allafrica.com | 14 March 2017 | by Ange Kagame We have what it takes to change the course of our generation’s destiny. Will we all rise to the occasion? I grew up in Africa in the ’90s, a period now often called the continent’s lost decade. It is a decade that many Africans associate […]

South Africa leading in adoption of online learning

Original article on themediaonline.co.za | 13 Maarch 2017 | Jens Ischebeck High speed internet, the proliferation of smart devices and ubiquitous computing has impacted the landscape of all known ways of human life today. Every year sees the computing power and speed of devices double as predicted by an electronic engineer called Moore. In light of […]

Redefining What Counts as a “Good” Job

Original article on worldpolicy.org | 9 March 2017 | by ReemaRahman and Lynsey Farrell Employers and job seekers across the continent are struggling with an employment mismatch of unprecedented proportions. Adetoun Adewolu-Ogwo, founder of the National Career Centers of Nigeria, experienced this firsthand when she was given the responsibility to hire new employees at one of […]