Sarah Gravett

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A search for the meaning behind Motshekga’s words

COMMENT The National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) recently hosted a seminar...

Initial teacher education must be prioritised

Education and the education of teachers is already a complex issue and even more so in rapidly-changing global circumstances

Prune curricula to promote new learning

Googling means students don’t have to memorise things, but knowledge is crucial for critical thinking  

Reimagining initial teacher education

Preparing our children for the future begins with our educators. Focusing on ‘lifeworthy’ training is a good step

Industry 4.0 is being taken seriously

A pilot project is being run at several primary schools to establish the curriculum challenges

​Building the foundations of matric

Foundation schooling needs highly educated, dedicated teachers and this requires a recognition that this is a desired career choice.

Enhance school, university links

Special partner schools can integrate theory, research and practice to produce good teachers.

Good teacher graduates emerge when their studies combine theory and reality

The University of Johannesburg has set up a school in Soweto to teach children and student teachers.

Taking teachers to heart

At the core of the debate about quality education is the crucial role played by the excellent educator.

Private good; public not so bad

Critics need to take a more holistic view of the matric results.

A matter of status

Researchers take issue with the suggestion of new colleges of education for foundation-phase teachers.

Out of the ivory tower

“Community engagement needs to be a core value in education,” says Minister of Education Naledi Pandor. “This is an initiative that cannot be overemphasised. It is a lifelong commitment.” She was speaking at the launch of a community engagement project and research centre -- the Centre for Education Practice Research --at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) on April 24.

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Introducing the new CSIR strategy and identity

This will guide the research, development and innovation organisation in its pursuit to conduct research that enables a capable state

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

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