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NGO Claims Victory in Motshekga Battle

Education activists have claimed victory after the Eastern Cape High Court ordered Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, to publish norms and standards for school infrastructure.

In a press statement, Equal Education, a non-governmental organisation, says that should the minister fail to comply with the court order, she could face a fine or imprisonment.

Motshekga and her department now have two months to publish for comments amended draft regulations for minimum uniform norms and standards for school infrastructure.

Career Guidance Can Make a Difference

Only when I was 23 I decided I wanted to become an educator. I dropped-out of school at 17. Since then, I had engaged in a non-accredited training programme and in a fantastic social service opportunity through which I found my dream career. Dreams might fade if they are not accompanied by confidence and direction towards their achievement. It almost happened to me. My confidence went down when I was told that exams to enter higher education were very difficult; I got lost trying to find out what my study options were, and ended up very skeptical that I could have any options at all.

Ikamva Labantu: Help Desk Registration Coordinator

Ikamva Labantu - the Future of our Nation, is a NGO that provides services in the delivery of health services, learning, development and resources. Ikamva Labantu works through local communities so that they can become self-sufficient and sustainable.

Ikamva Labantu seeks to appoint a Help Desk Registration Coordinator, based in Cape Town.

Reporting to the Programme Head - Early Childhood Development.

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NGO to Sensitise, Test Pupils for HIV

AIDS Healthcare Foundation, in partnership with other stakeholders, has embarked on a project to sensitise and test pupils for HIV in various secondary schools in Zambia.

Preventive programme coordinator, Ntula Simwinga, points out that his organisation is working in conjunction with the ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education and the ministry of Community Development, Mother and Child Health.

The organisation hosted the ‘Love Life? Ziba HIV’ Schools Health festival on 2 June 2013 where more than 500 pupils and teachers tested for HIV.

Motshekga Joins EE March

Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, was dolled up to take centre stage at an Equal Education (EE) Youth Day march in Pretoria.

Motshekga's double - a seven-metre high and three metre-wide blow-up doll - joined about 1 500 protesters marching in Pretoria.

The larger-than-life ‘Motshekga’ listened silently as several pupils in uniform spoke out about their disappointment over the minister's failure to tackle issues around standards for school infrastructure.

Simple, Early Triggers that Help Our Children to Learn

How can we fix our education system? That question preoccupies our national mind - and not without cause. We fail to prepare enough people for basic jobs, let alone to sustain a sophisticated knowledge economy. If that is the question, the inevitable answer is that we need good teachers, quality textbooks and enough time in the classroom. But what if we asked a slightly different question, namely ‘what needs to be done so that our children can learn’?

Africa to Host Maths Olympiad

The South African Mathematics Foundations (SAMF) says that Africa will host the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in July 2014.

SAMF executive director, Johann Engelbrecht, points out that, “It is the first time this annual international mathematics competition will be held on the continent... We expect more than 600 contestants from about 100 countries to visit Africa for this."

Deadline for Motshekga’s Agreement Extended

Equal Education has given Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, until close of business on 17 May 2013 to agree to a month's extension to publish the norms and standards plan.
 
Equal Education has agreed with ‘great reluctance’ to the basic education minister's request for an extension to finally publish the highly contested and long-awaited norms and standards for school infrastructure.
 

Ikamva Labantu: Donor Relations Associate

Ikamva Labantu - the Future of our Nation, is a NGO that provides services in the delivery of health services, learning, development and resources. Ikamva Labantu works through local communities so that they can become self-sufficient and sustainable.

Ikamva Labantu seeks to appoint a Donor Relations Associate for its fundraising department, based in Cape Town.

The person will report to the Head of Donor Relations.

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