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What it’s really like to be at school in South Africa

As a country, we have committed to greater access to education for all children. The importance of early childhood education (the first five years of a child’s life) to improve children’s capacity to learn and thrive is now firmly on the national agenda. Even the significance of prenatal care is making inroads in our attempt […]

Posted on 26 Nov 2018 under DGMT, Early Childhood Development, Opportunity 10: Reflection and Analysis, Opportunity 7: Reflection and Analysis, Opportunity 9: Reflection and Analysis, Strategy 2017, Young People.

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Casting some light on the new 3 Stream Schooling System 2017

Over the last few months there has been talk of a new schooling system planned for South Africa. In January, a few online articles appeared but the detail has been lacking and equivocal. Through a discussion hosted by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) in February, we managed to unearth a little more. The […]

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Posted on 11 Apr 2016 under DGMT Points of Interest, Enterprising School Leavers, Opportunity 9: Reflection and Analysis, Young People.

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The Work Preparation Programme: Facilitating the college to work transition

With the third highest youth unemployment rate in the world at 24.3%, creative solutions are required to enhance the work readiness and skills of school leavers in our country. Increasingly, across Africa as well as in Europe, technical and vocational skills development (TVSD) – or “the acquisition of knowledge, practical competencies, knowhow and attitudes necessary to […]

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Posted on 11 Sep 2015 under DGMT Points of Interest, Enterprising School Leavers, Opportunity 10: Implementation Experience, Opportunity 10: Reflection and Analysis, Young People.

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