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The Mustard Seed Christian Academy: providing quality private education at an affordable rate

| November 27, 2018 | 0 Comments
The Mustard Seed Christian Academy: providing quality private education at an affordable rate

BY YVETTE HILLS My story begins 28 years ago, when I first began my teaching career at a little preschool called Lilliput in the south of Johannesburg. Although the school was small, it was well run under the guidance of then-principal Valerie Kruger. During my time as a teacher, I studied and taught, allowing me […]

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Young movers and shakers in KwaZulu-Natal

| November 27, 2018 | 0 Comments
Young movers and shakers in KwaZulu-Natal

BY SUE MILES It was Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela who reminded the world that “The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow”. In the Valley of a Thousand Hills in KwaZulu-Natal, there is cause to rejoice as a group of young people demonstrate their collective social conscience through entrepreneurial and collaborative peer projects – a […]

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Embracing diversity: Simple but practical applications at Woodlands International College

| November 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
Embracing diversity: Simple but practical applications at Woodlands International College

BY GREG PIENAAR On entering the grounds of Woodlands International College in Boksburg, Gauteng, for the first time in January 2018, what did the words transformation and diversity really mean to me? Picture a 54-year-old white South African man with an Afrikaans heritage. Picture a person who attended a coeducational, government, suburban, exclusively white school […]

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Hearing voices

| November 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
Hearing voices

BY CHELSEA VAN LIESHOUT As Donald Trump rides his magical ‘covfefe’1 onwards and upwards to the mystical land of ‘Nambia’,2 it seems as though Africa’s PR has never looked this bad. In reality, Africa (and its fiction) has suffered through what writer Ainehi Edoro calls “100 years of branding disaster”.3 Recently, in an interview with […]

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Creativity in Kokstad

| November 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
Creativity in Kokstad

BY NADINE WOLHUTER At the foot of Mount Currie, surrounded by the rolling green hills of the Southern Drakensberg, you will find the small town of Kokstad. The wilderness of the Eastern Cape, in all its underdeveloped glory, is a stone’s throw away from the town. In this little town, which is a hub of […]

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Ten suggestions: What we have discovered on our journey to wholeness

| November 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
Ten suggestions: What we have discovered on our journey to wholeness

BY ANGUS PATERSON ‘T and d’. And, all of a sudden, it became our focus. We were not trained for it; we thought we were doing fine. And then it became clear. We were obliviously incompetent! We should thank those who so boldly and sometimes so rudely exposed us to the truth. There is a […]

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Green Globe: Do it now and every day

| November 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
Green Globe: Do it now and every day

In early October 2018, www.scientist.com reported that the end really is nigh. Although there have been countless global conferences and endless agreements and promised policy changes, global warming is increasing, and humans have simply not risen to the challenge to protect the planet for future generations. The United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), […]

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“At the table with the saints”

| November 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
“At the table with the saints”

BY LUCIOUS LEBALLO Navigating diversity is a personal journey; it is both beautiful and tough. It requires a constant and deliberate personal effort to explore, discover, realise, accept and respect the true beauty of God’s creation both within and around you. Being human means being biased, being human means being a victim of bias and […]

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Transformation and diversity prehistory style

| November 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
Transformation and diversity prehistory style

While the current global push is for schools to expand inclusion and to practise diversity, scientists have found what may be the most transformational archaeological evidence ever. A report was published in the journal Nature: International Journal of Science in August 2018, detailing a sliver of bone recently discovered in a cave in Russia by […]

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Education around the world Independent Education

| November 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
Education around the world Independent Education

US teachers enter the ‘sharing economy’ to make ends meet Online magazine www.theatlantic.com reports that Airbnb, the online marketplace which lets people rent out their properties or spare rooms to guests, has becoming wildly popular among American teachers. One in 10 American Airbnb hosts is a teacher, says the survey that was released in August […]

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Five years of consistent achievement

| November 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
Five years of consistent achievement

BY LEBOGANG MONTJANE It is with great surprise that I find myself at the end of my fifth year of service to ISASA. Time has passed with great alacrity and much has been achieved in this period. Since ISASA went to its combined conference with the Southern African Heads of Independent Schools Association (SAHISA) and […]

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