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President Jacob Zuma congratulates class of 2011

by on Jan.09, 2012, under Education/ Information, News, South African Government

President Jacob Zuma wishes to congratulate all the matriculants who sat for their National Senior Certificates examinations in 2011 and has hailed the ascending pass rate as a step in the right direction. President Jacob Zuma would like to further give special acknowledgment to those who demonstrated outstanding performance in various subjects last year. A […]

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What can South Africans do about climate change?

by on Dec.09, 2011, under Education/ Information, Environment

Do not build your house in areas that may be at risk from the impacts of severe weather events like floods and storm surges (big waves) – climate change increases the frequency and severity of extreme weather-related events (flooding, fire, storms and drought). Use your own muscle power whenever and wherever possible, e.g. walk or […]

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Crunch time for Durban climate talks

by on Dec.07, 2011, under Education/ Information, Environment, Events, News

As heads of state and government ministers start arriving in Durban for the UN climate talks, negotiators are hoping that, come end of the week, some kind of political compromise will have been reached to break the stalemate on a range of issues. The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the UN Framework […]

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Connecting African youth for climate

by on Nov.09, 2011, under Children of Africa, Education/ Information, Events, News

Connect4Climate, is a global initiative that is supported by the World Bank. It encourages African youth to raise climate change awareness through an online photo/video competition – the winners of which be on show at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Durban. The World Bank, in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Environment and […]

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‘Climate Train’ leads way to COP 17

by on Nov.02, 2011, under Education/ Information, Environment, Events, News

The government and civil society have partnered to launch a unique Climate Train” to criss-cross South Africa raising awareness on changing weather patterns ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference starting in Durban on 28 November. The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) takes place […]

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Class of 2011

by on Oct.25, 2011, under Education/ Information

I would like to take this opportunity to wish the best of luck to the 620 266 students who commenced writing their examinations yesterday. Education is very important for the future of this country. What you nurture today will make you tomorrow’s leaders. Invest in your future, give back to the community, and teach others […]

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Why education is important

by on Oct.11, 2011, under Children of Africa, Development, Education/ Information, News

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 […]

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World Teacher’s Day – 5 October 2011

by on Oct.05, 2011, under Commemorative Days, Development, Education/ Information, Events

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?  

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Hands up 4 Education

by on Sep.29, 2011, under Children of Africa, Education/ Information, News

About Hands Up 4 Education “Hands Up 4 Education” is the Department of Basic Education’s campaign that seeks to mobilise and encourage all South Africans to put their hands up in support of education. Education is indeed a societal issue, one that is shared and supported by all South Africans. In raising our hands in […]

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