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Math whizz winner at International Maths Olympiad third year in a row

Adri Wessels is putting South Africa on the map with his amazing aptitude for mathematics.

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Pearson may be scrapping physical textbooks in favour of e-books but SA is ready for the change

"Over half our annual revenues come from digital sales, so we've decided a little bit like in other industries like newspapers or music or in broadcast that it is time to flick the switch in how we primarily make and create our products."

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Can free schools in South Africa reduce HIV risk in teen girls?

Free education along with free meals and text books appear important in promoting mental health among teenage girls in South Africa – and, in turn, reducing risky sexual behaviour.

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5 things South Africa must get right for tech in schools to work

The renewed focus on introducing technology to schools should be celebrated but it also requires a review of South Africa’s existing technology in education policies and a sustainable plan writes UWC lecturer, Mmaki Jantjies.

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School dress codes in 2019: Are uniform rules taken a little too far?

Our schooling years set the foundation for discipline and some of that includes fostering pride in appearance, but should school uniform rules be so restrictive?

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Phoebe Mgxaji flew the South African flag high in the Beijing Science Competition

Local teen Phoebe Mgxaji (16) made South Africa proud at one of the largest science competitions in the world.

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Hello MolCraft: Learning about molecules has never been this much fun

An educational version of the popular online game Minecraft is now available, and according to this professor of Science Communication and Chemistry, it's the perfect tool for teaching complex subjects like biochemistry.

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How Obakeng Leseyane went from not knowing a word of English at 10 to becoming an entrepreneur and giving Ted-X talks at 21

At just 21 years old he’s already started education-based initiatives that have raised over R600 000 in three years and writes and speaks on international platforms with global shapers and change-makers. Here's his story.

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Were you affected? Outrage over school closures due to violent service delivery protests

"I have really had it with people destroying the chances of others." Debbie Schäfer tweeted her frustrations over last week's service delivery protests. Did the school closures affect your family?

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Teaching your child 'academic buoyancy' will help them deal with school-based challenges

Psychologists have highlighted resilience as key to navigating life at all levels, and by equipping your child with the skills to deal with school-based challenges, parents are also preparing them for adulthood.

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"This is Africa's time": Kenyan teacher wins $1m at international teaching competition

The Varkey Foundation's annually held Global Teacher Prize has awarded Kenyan teacher, Peter Tabichi, a one million dollar prize, and it couldn't be more deserving.

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Here's how you can help your kids see schooling as a small part of a much bigger picture

If we only focus on school as curriculum mastery and we do not stand back and point out the life journey to our kids, they will likely never realise this for themselves.

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Matric jargon explained, from MEO to NBT

Matric is complicated enough for both parent and child without the complicated terminology. Read through our handy glossary of terms that are bound to come up during this intense year.

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Spot the fake news: How analysing patterns helps students detect deceptive media

Showing students how to determine source credibility, and to analyse tone, bias and motive, is a great way to help them with their media literacy. Here's how students are filtering through and deciphering what they’re reading.

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Is this the world’s coolest teacher?

A video showing a high school teacher rapping and dancing with her students has gone viral.

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Helping teachers get better at ‘how’ to teach as well as ‘what’ to teach

"Some don’t want to try out new assessment methods. Others are reluctant to use technology for teaching. And some resist any sort of professional development because they’re used to doing things in a particular way."

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Short back and sides, no afros please: SA schools still cling to traditional rules in 2019

What are the hair rules and regulations for schools across South Africa? Well, some are more progressive in letting boys grow out their hair, provided it's neat, of course, while others still refuse to embrace everyone's natural hair, including afros. Really? In 2019?

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This teacher is showing us a side of teaching we rarely see

It's one of the most underrated jobs and this teacher is showing us just how far educators are willing to go to ensure their students are successful.

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"No parent should have to bury a child especially if the death could have been avoided!": Readers question school sports and safety

After reading the tragic story of how a father lost his son due to a senseless accident while playing soccer at school, our reader's share their thoughts on the lack of safety protocol at schools.

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"Goal posts fell onto my son and he did not survive": A dad starts a much-needed conversation around school sport safety

"Hugo’s death was followed by inaction. And now a second child has died. Schools, sporting clubs and parents can no longer remain silent on the issue of the safety of our children. "A father shares his heartbreaking story and raises a few much-needed questions around schools, sports and safety.

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The start of high school doesn’t have to be stressful

We know it's easier said than done, but surviving the first few days of high school is all about adopting a growth mindset – knowing that things may be tough but I can learn and grow – and trusting that change is good.

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This is how the Class of 2018 turned up for matric dance season

Second only to clenching a good matric pass, matric ball night makes the entire year worth the blood, sweat and tears. And in this part of the world, it's practically a rite of passage.
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