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SA: Education department invites comments from public on African language ... - AfricanBrains

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“No renaissance can last if it does not find expression in institutions, art creations and literature.”

Es’kia Mphahlele (1998)

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University education and generational change in Africa [VI], By Muhammad ... - Premium Times

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This example was followed by our Great ancestors who created the Tmbuktu universities, the world revered them because of their unique specialty

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Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga Will Not Tolerate Violence in Schools - AllAfrica.com

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga Will Not Tolerate Violence in Schools - AllAfrica.com | Education in South Africa and Africa | Scoop.it
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There are a number of policies in place that form part of the South African Schools Act which must be implemented at a provincial level.
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Lets make education, thereby schools an societal issue

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Daniella Broomberg's curator insight, September 28, 2013 5:40 PM

In light of the recent violence in Glen Vista, Motshekga issues a statement that advocates a zero tolerance approach to violence in schools. She enourages students, parents and teachers to be active contributors towards peaceful education.

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Dashiki Dialogues: The white identity is still to be resolved

Dashiki Dialogues: The white identity is still to be resolved | Education in South Africa and Africa | Scoop.it
I recently had a chat with a blue-eyed, blonde acquaintance about his identity issues.
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Politicsweb - Education in SA: A tale of two systems - Top stories

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allAfrica.com: Kenya: No Money to Meet Teachers' Demands

allAfrica.com: Kenya: No Money to Meet Teachers' Demands | Education in South Africa and Africa | Scoop.it
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allAfrica.com: Africa: Universal Primary Education Is Not Enough

allAfrica.com: Africa: Universal Primary Education Is Not Enough | Education in South Africa and Africa | Scoop.it
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Daniella Broomberg's curator insight, September 28, 2013 5:42 PM

The issue of quality of education over quantity. It is one thing to successfully reach universal primary education, however, the quality of this education nedds to be monitored closely in order to meet a standard that renders it relevant.

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What do you think about Education in South Africa? #2

During August we have been canvassing Durban conducting Interviews and posing the Question, "What do you think about Education in South Africa" Here are the ... (RT @Learnerassist: What do you think about Education in South Africa?
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The future of education in Africa is mobile

The future of education in Africa is mobile | Education in South Africa and Africa | Scoop.it
United Nation’s mobile learning specialist Steve Vosloo argues phones could be the future of education on the continent.
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Daniella Broomberg's curator insight, September 28, 2013 5:49 PM

I'm not sure that SA is ready to make the leap into technologically centered learning when we lack so many basic resources. Surely we need to focus on the bare minimum first, working the bottom up?

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Alford helping Africa elevate engineering education

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An ASU engineering professor is helping Africans attain the technical expertise needed for the continent to more fully benefit from its trove of mineral resources.
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South Africa: New universities to open in 2014 | Education In Maryland

South Africa: New universities to open in 2014 | Education In Maryland | Education in South Africa and Africa | Scoop.it
South Africans have been given the chance to name the country's two new universities, which are set to be built in Mpumalanga and the Northern Cape. Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande said the ...
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U.S. Should Adopt Higher Standards for Science Education - - - Scientific American - RichardDawkins.net

U.S. Should Adopt Higher Standards for Science Education - - - Scientific American - RichardDawkins.net | Education in South Africa and Africa | Scoop.it
My son was first educated in maths in South Africa and then later in the UK(Winchester). He went back in his gap...
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Education better before 1994: Ramphele - Independent Online

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Johannesburg - The South African education system was better before the advent of democracy, Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele said on Friday.
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This should not be an either or, but rather what serves the African child best....

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How South Africa's department of basic education is misleading the public: iLIVE - Times LIVE

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The department of basic education claims to be replacing a “mud school” a week in South Africa's impoverished Eastern Cape province.
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The grand debate on quality education

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McDonald's Goes Vegetarian — In India

McDonald's Goes Vegetarian — In India | Education in South Africa and Africa | Scoop.it
McDonald's plans to open the first in a series of all-vegetarian restaurants in India next year. But rest assured, in most locations around the world, meat will stay on the menu.

 

Many of the most successful global companies or brands use highly regional variations that are attuned to local cultural norms and customs.  The McAloo Tikki burger— which uses a spicy, fried potato-based patty — is the Indian McDonald's top seller.

 

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Joseph Thacker 's curator insight, April 14, 11:21 PM

I believe this is a wise decision by McDonald's to adjust their menu for the people of India who are vegetarian. India's population is over one billion now; many of those people are vegetarian. McDonald's is one of the world's most successful fast food chains and they have a chance to lure millions of new customers into their restaurant. This is a great example of a global company making small changes in order to attract people with specific customs and cultural norms. 

Paige Therien's curator insight, April 24, 12:49 PM

When one thinks about huge brands like McDonalds, very specific food items may come to mind.  These items, like the Big Mac in the United States and other select countries, are very iconic in terms of representation to its consumers and competitors.  However, traveling to a different country would expose one to the fact that the cuisine at a restaurant owned by the same company may be quite different.  McDonalds is a master at globalization because they have created a huge reputation and have a lot of power in the global market.  At the same time, they have tuned in to the local cultures and their values and traditions.  In places like India, this is very neccesary if McDonalds is to maintain a strong market there because a large portion of the population is vegetarian.  Not only would they not enjoy eating a Big Mac, they may be insulted by its presence on the menu and feel generally ignored by the company in terms of their traditions and beliefs.

Tracy Galvin's curator insight, April 29, 6:20 PM

I am impressed that McDonald's knows their clientele so well! This is a company that will last since it is very globally conscious and therefore can open a restaurant in any country.

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Are politicians confident about the service of the state machinery to the people

Are politicians confident about the service of the state machinery to the people | Education in South Africa and Africa | Scoop.it
“Get lost!” That’s the overwhelming response from South Africa’s top elected leaders when asked if their children go to state or private schools.
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Historians Admit To Inventing Ancient Greeks

Historians Admit To Inventing Ancient Greeks | Education in South Africa and Africa | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON—A group of leading historians held a press conference Monday at the National Geographic Society to announce they had "entirely fabricated" ancient Greece, a culture long thought to be the intellectual basis of Western civilization.
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allAfrica.com: Nigeria: 9000 Natural Resources Untapped in Nigeria - RMRDC

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Africa: Re-Imagining Education for Young Africans | Interest-Bearing ...

Africa: Re-Imagining Education for Young Africans. August 27, 2012. “It is time for African leaders to re-imagine an education. Read full article: allAfrica.com Business. This entry was posted in allAfrica.com and tagged business, economy, ...
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'MDGs in Africa' Nominates 5 Brilliant Young Africans for UN Group ...

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We profiled leaders of worth in Africa and Diaspora to inspire undergraduates for achievement in education and community development. From 2010 through 2011, I served as the general secretary of the same fellowship.
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South Africa: Higher Education challenges of racism and access ...

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Chika Sehoole, Professor at University of Pretoria, 22 July 2012, University World News “Although admissions figures for black students and numbers of black staff have improved in the post-apartheid era, many black people ...
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South Africa's FET colleges receives R2.5 billion boost « Education ...

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South Africa's 50 further education and training colleges (FET) recently received their share of the R2.5 billion which have been earmarked for the expansion of the FET sector to help in skills development in the key growth ...
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Education official arrested for extortion

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A KZN Education Department employee is due to appear in the Ntuzuma Magistrate Court this morning facing charges of extortion and corruption.
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Time for radical change in education [South Africa]

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[...] Fourth, academics need to rise above the parapets of the ivory towers of teaching and learning. Academia ought to lead the charge in proposing radical change to both content and process of teaching and learning. Why are African languages dying on our watch? Why are our children being denied the wonders of African history, culture and literature?

Why are innovation and experimentation not promoted in our education system from early childhood to tertiary levels? [...]

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Daniella Broomberg's curator insight, October 6, 2013 8:30 AM

 Mamphela Ramphele is brilliant.

 

In this article she addresses our education crisis in 5 points and provides solutions that can be accomplished through active participations.

 

Ramphele outlines the following problems:

1. A lack of accountability and a culture of impunity in governement

2. Poor policy coherence and implementation

3. The habit of the private sector to act as complacent spectators

4. Academic elitism

5. A low level of proffessionalism in teachers

 

Ramphele addresses each problem with a viable solution, her outlook is positive and embracing. Such an attituide should be seen more in discussions of education in South Africa. I believe she addresses the crucial issues of South African education. The solutions she provides are logical and doable. 

 

She encourages active leadership at all levels, an embracing attituide towards IT infused learning and a focus on African tradition, language and culture. 

 

I wholeheartedly agree that in order to transend the past, our education system must be ACTIVE and INNOVATIVE.

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Daniella Broomberg's insight:

 Mamphela Ramphele is brilliant.

 

In this article she addresses our education crisis in 5 points and provides solutions that can be accomplished through active participations.

 

Ramphele outlines the following problems:

1. A lack of accountability and a culture of impunity in governement

2. Poor policy coherence and implementation

3. The habit of the private sector to act as complacent spectators

4. Academic elitism

5. A low level of proffessionalism in teachers

 

Ramphele addresses each problem with a viable solution, her outlook is positive and embracing. Such an attituide should be seen more in discussions of education in South Africa. I believe she addresses the crucial issues of South African education. The solutions she provides are logical and doable. 

 

She encourages active leadership at all levels, an embracing attituide towards IT infused learning and a focus on African tradition, language and culture. 

 

I wholeheartedly agree that in order to transend the past, our education system must be ACTIVE and INNOVATIVE