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The future of learning is here — and it’s mobile

The smartphone is a crucial tool for enabling lifelong learning and has the potential to democratise education, particularly with internet penetration and access to data both continuing to rise

It’s time to reimagine adult literacy in a post-Covid-19 world

As we celebrate International Literacy Day, it’s important that adult learners aren’t left left behind. The lockdown has curtailed face-to-face lessons, but companies in the adult literacy space are pivoting to online learning

Traditional universities must adapt or die

Covid-19 made obvious the need for universities to adopt fourth industrial revolution strategies

Caring for students goes beyond the teaching project

The Covid-19 pandemic gives universities an opportunity to find new ways of ensuring the health and well-being of students

Walter Sisulu University is playing catch-up with online learning

Some affluent institutions have already finished the first semester online, but historically disadvantaged universities like Walter Sisulu University are having to start from scratch

Children will learn under lockdown

Just what they’ll learn or be taught will be outside the curriculum, which may have to happen later

Online learning must remain a key component of teaching systems

Technology offers students a richer learning experience and helps prepare them for the workplace

‘Covid-19 to deepen inequalities in education’ — report

A report from Unesco highlights a lack of access to online learning: only 12% of learners in sub-Saharan Africa can connect to the internet at home

Security at schools is not the community’s responsibility

It is unrealistic to expect vulnerable people to ensure that nearby schools aren’t vandalised or robbed

Student drops out as tech access issues hinder his learning

In April, UniZulu announced that it had negotiated zero-rated data with MTN, Telkom and Cell C in so its students could access teaching and learning on its online platform without incurring data costs

All South Africans can help build a sustainable digital infrastructure

Technology is key for youth to access economic opportunities, however many cannot afford devices or data

Tips to manage the heavy load of lockdown learning

Even those schools with online structures in place were not prepared for the emotional and cognitive demands this approach brings

UCT plans to open residences to students

University to open residences for students who struggle to study remotely, and those who need labs on campus to finish their 2020 studies

Confronting inequality during the school closures

Using a variety of methods and interactions, teachers and students have had to adapt to a new idea of the classroom

Going back to school is a Catch-22

Some learners have taken the decision to drop out because they fear catching the coronavirus and have no faith that they will do well in their studies

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KZN officials cash in on ‘danger pay for Covid-19’

Leadership failures at Umdoni local municipality in KwaZulu-Natal have caused a ‘very unhappy’ ANC PEC to fire the mayor and chief whip

The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

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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

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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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