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/ 3 September 2009

A world in their fingers

The garage that Minah Maubane has turned into a classroom is cold and dark. Only one small window reluctantly allows the bright light of midday to filter in, settling on the rectangular table where Maubane and her five learners are working hard. The lack of light does not hinder them. Everyone in the room is blind.

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/ 22 July 2008

Educating from anywhere

Education Minister Naledi Pandor has launched the newly designed Thutong education portal. Thutong was first developed in 2003 to provide an entry point for South African school communities to access the internet, but has been overhauled in response to requests from users.