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Judges Lash Motshekga Over Textbooks

Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, and her department have been lashed by senior judges for their ‘woeful’ inability to deliver textbooks to schools in Limpopo three years after a new curriculum was introduced.

On 2 December 2015, the Supreme Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal by Motshekga against the decision of the High Court in Pretoria‚ and upheld the cross-appeal by Basic Education For All and affected schools.

Business Schools Urged to Promote CSR Beyond Legal and Profit Motives

"Most business schools do not equip potential leaders with the awareness and tools to internalise the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR). In many instances, these business schools will address CSR in relation to good corporate governance and as an opportunity to increase profit margins."

When provided with an opportunity to work in the CSR sector, one is forced to reflect on the perceptions created and experience gained around CSR.

Dance for All: Ballet Teacher

Dance for All (DFA) is a nonprofit organisation that has been teaching dance to historically disadvantaged children and youth in Cape Town, South Africa.

Dance for All DFA seeks to appoint an experienced, reliable, inspiring Ballet Teacher to join the DFA team.

The successful applicant would be required to teach Ballet classes to various ages (beginners-intermediate/advanced level) and will need to follow the existing syllabus, be able to combine the ballet programme with another dance style.

Requirements:

Technology in Classrooms: Aiding Learning Barriers or a Barrier to Learning?

There are no reliable studies or statistics in South Africa on how many learners are struggling with the learning of school content. Conclusive and reliable evidence on how many learners have been ‘under-educated’ is scarce, versus those that have a certifiable barrier to learning. However, global evidence indicates that there are many barriers which inhibit effective learning.

Edunova: Finance Manager

Edunova our core focus is on the application of technologies into learning and teaching. Edunova designs and implements ambitious plans in partnership with stakeholders. Edunova provides customised solutions, either as part of its core service, or in partnership with other leading edge providers.

Edunova seeks to appoint a motivated and experienced Finance Manager, based in Somerset West/Philippi, Cape Town with occasional travel to our projects in Limpopo, Eastern Cape and Gauteng.

Edunova: IT Specialist

Edunova our core focus is on the application of technologies into learning and teaching. Edunova designs and implements ambitious plans in partnership with stakeholders. Edunova provides customised solutions, either as part of its core service, or in partnership with other leading edge providers.

Edunova seeks to appoint a motivated and experienced IT specialist, based in Philippi, Cape Town with occasional travel to Edunova’s projects in Eastern Cape, Limpopo, and Gauteng.

Court Rules Against Govt Over Textbooks

The Pretoria High Court has ruled that government violated the right to basic education by failing to deliver textbooks to all Limpopo schoolchildren on time this year.

Judge Neil Tuchten made specific orders seeking to prevent a recurrence next year of the financial constraints that government argued in court had prevented full and timeous delivery of the books.

Tuchten ordered government to pay the costs of community-based organisation Basic Education for All (BEFA), its representative in the case, rights organisation, SECTION27 and the 39 applicant schools.

New Textbook Scandal in Limpopo

According to Poppy Louw, Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, survived calls for her head following the 2012 textbooks saga but her department has yet again failed to keep its promise to deliver all the books schools need in time for the first term.

In her article titled ‘New textbook scandal rocks Limpopo’, Louw points out that Solanga Milambo, a SECTION27 activist in Giyani, could not establish the exact number of pupils affected but said some schools were short of about 100 books per grade.

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