Mandela Day inspires reading culture

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) will today launch its Book Flood Campaign in celebration of International Nelson Mandela Day. The campaign is aimed at fostering a reading culture amongst learners beyond the classroom and making the habit of reading every child’s right. The initiative will run for a month, … [Read more...]

New student village for DUT

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has signed a R90-million long-term loan to help the Durban University of Technology (DUT) construct a new student village. The student village will create an additional 804 student beds, which will enable DUT to relocate students living off campus. The shortage of … [Read more...]

University attendance low among blacks

University attendance for black South Africans remains low, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Wednesday. “Blacks don’t participate in universities to the same extent as whites and Indians. There’s just a too small number of blacks,” Statistician General Pali Lehohla said at the release of the 2013 General … [Read more...]

Music for All Survey 2014

The recent survey1 undertaken by charity, Music for All (MfA) reveals the importance people place on the provision of music lessons and opportunities in schools. Over 90% of respondents believed it was ‘very or quite important’ that the Government continues to financially support this. It is clear they … [Read more...]

Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi True Colours

Barnard Gallery is proud to present True Colours – a solo exhibition by Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi. As the idiom suggests, the definition of true colours is to reveal the reality beneath the mantle of appearance. Truth, memory and history In this show, Ngqinambi deals with divergent discourses around truth, memory and … [Read more...]

Efforts to empower youth

The KwaZulu-Natal government, which has spent over R1.5 billion on bursaries in the last five years, will continue to ensure that youth development programmes reach all youths in the province, says Premier Senzo Mchunu. “The accumulative number of students that have benefited from the bursary programme over the past … [Read more...]

ECD centres commitment

An amount of R16 million has been allocated for the construction of more Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres of excellence across the City of Cape Town. The city’s Social Development and ECD Directorate announced this at the recent tabling of the City’s budget, where it unveiled its ECD spending plans for the … [Read more...]

Where are tomorrow’s software engineers?

JCSE - Prof Barry

The struggle to increase the number of graduating software engineers has been an ongoing challenge throughout the last two decades. The Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) Director and Head of Software Engineering at Wits University, Prof Barry Dwolatzky says that while there are improvements, South Africa’s … [Read more...]