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ADHD screening and treatment now free in South Africa

With the assistance of further funding, a recently launched initiative plans to take on the neurodevelopmental disorder affecting 1 in 20 South African children.

High school

English reading set lists for Grade 10 to 12

Curious to see what the kids are reading at school these days? Here are the Grade 10, 11 and 12 lists.

Tertiary education

Traditional universities are on the way out: online is the future for Africa

Given all the turmoil universities have gone through recently with the #FeesMustFall movement, is this a possible solution to the problem?

Tertiary education

Public university or private institution?

A 3-year course at a public university isn't the only option for tertiary studies in South Africa.

High school

"A person who doesn't know Shakespeare has a hole in his soul!"

This is how South African parents and teachers feel about Shakespeare possibly being dropped from the school curriculum.

High school

Should Shakespeare be scrapped from the SA school curriculum?

With South Africa's school curriculum being reviewed once again, we're wondering if this could be the end of Shakespeare in schools.

High school

SA's top cricket schools for summer 2016/17

The end of the summer cricket season has arrived. Here are the South African high schools who made the top of the schools cricket rankings.

Primary school

Extra maths tuition: maths help for SA school kids

Does your child need a bit of a boost understanding and practising maths? Or is she bored at school and need some extra stimulation? Try these maths programmes that will put the joy back into mathematical discovery!

Primary school

Explaining school admission policies

Which criteria do South African schools use to sort through applicants, and what does the law say?

Primary school

Lego salutes legendary #WomenOfNasa

The popular Danish toy company is set to release one of their most momentous play sets yet - #WomenOfNasa!

Primary school

The gamification of education

Using games in the classroom is a great way to teach kids in a more creative and efficient way.

High school

Africa needs more women in computer science. How can we make this happen?

African women need to step up and be part of the revolution - changing industries which have been dominated by men for far too long.

Tertiary education

This deaf woman gets Masters degree using not English, but SA sign language

After battling with her Master's dissertation, this student overcame the odds and proceeded to obtain her qualification in a different, dynamic way.

Primary school

Lessons from Africa prove the incredible value of mother tongue learning

Successful education cannot occur unless children understand the language through which it is provided.

Primary school

Maths: Finger calculations the Indian way

Curious to know how the Indian school children do fast calculations on their fingers?

Primary school

Abacus counting: how to do calculations the Japanese way

If you think an abacus is something preschoolers use to learn to count to 10, or all the way up to 100, get ready to learn a whole new way of doing maths!

Primary school

Why children's books teaching diversity is crucial

We live in a global village, where we are all connected by technology, so why aren't we educating our kids about all the diversity out there?

Primary school

African girls don't suck at maths and science

There has been this misconception that girls aren't good at maths and science. We need to change this fallacy.

Learning difficulties

Down syndrome won't keep me down: four friends open own pizza business!

Struggling to fight discrimination and find jobs, four friends, each living with Down syndrome, decided to open their own catering service – and it's thriving.

Tertiary education

Matrics, here’s all you need to know about the National Benchmark Tests (NBT)

The National Benchmark Tests (NBT) assess how ready you are for tertiary studies in South Africa. Here's everything you need to know about the registrations, test schedules and deadlines.

Tertiary education

Struggling with learning in English? Take excellent notes!

Many or most tertiary students in South Africa are studying in their second or third language. Researchers have found that writing notes and assignments in English really help a student's comprehension of the subject.

Primary school

Deadline: enrol your child now for 2018!

Western Cape parents are told not to wait.

Primary school

What's lurking in your child's school bag?

From "saved" fish to yogurt from last week...

High school

Important school dates for 2017

Mark these sport, academic and cultural dates in your family's calendar!

Primary school

Top recycling SA school announced

Kabega Primary School in Port Elizabeth showed particular gusto with their recycling and community clean-up projects.

High school

"I am a wolf parent": confessions of a matric mom

Jennifer Crocker, whose last child just finished matric, reflects on the way she brought her kids up.

High school

APP FOR THAT: Back to school? Try Break Thru

Break Thru is an exciting new app connecting South African learners with qualified tutors.

Development

Does your school have an effective anti-bullying strategy?

How does your child's school work to curb and deal with bullying? In what way is it effective? Share the system and procedures to help other headmasters, teachers and governing bodies formulate better strategies in their schools too.
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