For Africa to embark on a higher growth and development trajectory, it must find ways of encouraging foreign investment in information and communication technology while developing its own ICT skills and infrastructure, says President Kgalema Motlanthe. Motlanthe was addressing the inaugural ICT Indaba at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Tuesday. The three-day event, [...]
Education beats poverty: one extra year of schooling increases a person’s earnings by up to 10%. 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty if all students in low-income countries left school with basic reading skills. Education promotes gender equality by helping women control how many children they have. In Mali, women with secondary education or [...]
UNESCO inaugurated 5 October as World Teachers’ Day. World Teachers’ Day represents a significant effort to raise awareness, understanding and appreciation for the vital contribution that teachers make to education and development across the globe. What are your school memories with your teachers?
This year marks the 35th anniversary of the 1976 Soweto Uprisings. With government having declared 2011 as the year of job creation, the focus of this year’s Youth Month commemoration will be on youth empowerment and participation in the country’s socio- economic activities/priorities, job creation, health, fighting crime, rural development and education. Linked to that, [...]
Literature depicts situations specific to given societies. Temporality and spatiality (time and space) provide artists their setting. The particular is applied, however, to express the universal. The appeal of literary works beyond their specific cultural or historical settings is often a result of subject matter choice. Human emotions, which provide most artists their subject matter, [...]
There is wealth of information that covers indigenous knowledge in stories of violent confrontation in African tribes that were scattered through out Africa . The most significance is that of Shaka the Zulu and Moshoeshoe . The two kings show a contrasting style of dealing with violence . Shaka on one hand used violent usurpation [...]
I follow the eagle to where two rivers meet and sit at the edge of the land with full moon above me tidings of hope and salvation fills my heart to the brim and see clearly the rainbow nation with problems multitudinous as the autumn leaves wase Mzansi rendering the country unlovable yet the vision [...]
1. Introduction CBC consulting has been approached to investigate the potential for deployment of a waterless sewerage and sanitation system. These systems are known by various names, the most common being a “composting toilet” or UDD toilets (Urine Diversion Dehydration) In recent years, several commercial compost-toilet systems have begun to compete with and replace conventional [...]