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Another brick in the Wall

| April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
Another brick in the Wall

As every parent finds out, in the long span of time while your children are dependent on you, they will set you back financially far more than the cost of your house, your car and your drinking habits put together. And I’m not even including their cellphone accounts. And then, on top of this. there is the […]

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Choosing the right words: the science of dictionarymaking

| April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
Choosing the right words: the science of dictionarymaking

BY MARILYN WATSON Dictionary users want to be able to find the words they are searching for and get enough information about those words to make their search worthwhile. But how do dictionary-makers select words and decide how much usage information to include in each dictionary? Space has always been a dictionary-maker’s biggest enemy. Invariably, […]

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Berlut Books brings out an exciting study guide

| April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
Berlut Books brings out an exciting study guide

Title: The IsiZulu Handbook and Study Guide Author: Various Publisher: Berlut Books ISBN: 978 0 620 32587 5 Reviewed by: Beryl Lutrin (editor) In my preparations for editing the IsiZulu Handbook and Study Guide, I read many isiZulu textbooks, but I remained confused and uninspired. IsiZulu was a language I felt I would never understand or […]

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The Cawse Library story at St Andrew’s College

| April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
The Cawse Library story at St Andrew’s College

BY VUYOKAZI JAMIESON Library renovations formed part of the #AcademicExcellence project, Phase 2 at St Andrew’s College in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape. We wanted to create a “library of the future”. We opened 2017 with an exciting site handover of The Cawse Library, a state-of-the-art, 21st century building. Our ultimate goal is that the […]

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Level Up Village helps create a global classroom at Blouberg Ridge Primary School

| April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
Level Up Village helps create a global classroom at Blouberg Ridge Primary School

BY PAOLA CARNEGIE In 2017, two representatives from the American global education company Level Up Village1 came to visit me at Blouberg Ridge Primary School, situated in the Bloubergrant area of Table View in Cape Town in the Western Cape. Level Up Village invited me to participate in a global classroom experience. My initial attraction […]

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Lonely? Scared? Hungry? There’s an app for that

| April 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
Lonely? Scared? Hungry? There’s an app for that

Lauded scientists may be busy trying to save the planet, but good-hearted teens everywhere are also doing their technological bit. American teen Natalie Hampton, in Grade 11 at Sherman Oaks High School in California, US, often sat alone in the cafeteria, because no one wanted to eat lunch with her. She recalls: “You feel extremely […]

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Share this news with a school near you: 11 good things about Cape Town’s drought

| April 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
Share this news with a school near you: 11 good things about Cape Town’s drought

BY PATRICK DOWLING Beyond the clamour around who’s to blame, conflicting scenario descriptions of “Day Zero”1 and its predicted date, individual and community responses and helpful tips, the drought – now officially the worst on record in South Africa’s history2 – has done us all some good. 1. It has heightened public awareness of the […]

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Traditional agriculture going in Guatemala

| April 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
Traditional agriculture going in Guatemala

The local Mayan people who call a mountainous village town near Comitancillo, Guatemala, home, will tell you that climate change is affecting their daily lives. Elvira Mauricia Diaz, who tills her fields as generations before her have done, is part of a subsistence indigenous community. These days, however, Diaz spends more and more time going […]

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Go on: become a citizen scientist wherever you live

| April 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
Go on: become a citizen scientist wherever you live

Many South Africans are horrified by Cape Town’s water crisis. There are, however, also other problems in the city and its surrounds. Researchers at the University of Pretoria in Gauteng and Stellenbosch University in the Western Cape have determined that plant-killing microbes, known as Phytophthora, can be detected in urban areas before they get the […]

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Does the punishment fit the crime?

| April 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
Does the punishment fit the crime?

Two children – one a 12-year-old and a 13-year-old – were arrested and charged in January 2018 for killing more than half a million bees at a honey production business called Wild Hill Honey in Sioux City, Iowa, in the US. The bees froze to death. The two boys also smashed sheds and destroyed farm […]

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Schools love Sugar Bay

| April 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
Schools love Sugar Bay

BY SARAH ESPINOZA You never know what you’re going to get when it comes to a camp. There are some people who absolutely love them and some who just want it to be over with, but not with Sugar Bay Holiday Camp on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. When our five days of fun were […]

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