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Kearsney College supports Nyuswa Primary School through lockdown

| November 5, 2020 | 0 Comments
Kearsney College supports Nyuswa Primary School through lockdown

BY SUE MILES During 2017, a group of Kearsney College boys formed a connection with Nyuswa Primary School, deep in the Valley of a Thousand Hills, when they worked for several days at the school as part of their efforts towards fulfilling the requirements of the self-development Pilgrim Award. As the COVID-19 lockdown loomed – […]

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ISASA SAMSTIP candidate encourages independent schools to take on more teaching interns

| November 5, 2020 | 0 Comments
ISASA SAMSTIP candidate encourages independent schools to take on more teaching interns

BY SIHLE TABETE Good day readers. My name is Sihle Tabete, and I am a graduate apprentice teacher at Nova Pioneer Ormonde Secondary School, located in the south of Johannesburg. I am part of the 2020 South African Mathematics and Science Teacher Intern Programme (SAMSTIP) cohort. I studied chemical engineering and am currently doing my […]

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A call to action! Part two

| November 5, 2020 | 0 Comments
A call to action! Part two

BY CATHY FRY In part one of this article, featured in our autumn 2020 edition (Independent Education, volume 23, number one), Cathy Fry, managing director of Ukhanyiso Ebantwini, discussed how independent schools might become involved with the British Council Connecting Classrooms IV programme. Here, she describes the Sponsor a Teacher initiative and the accredited work-readiness […]

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Premier Independent Primary School joins ISASA just before lockdown

| November 5, 2020 | 0 Comments
Premier Independent Primary School joins ISASA just before lockdown

BY MARGARET CHIFAMBA Premier Independent Primary School is located in the upmarket suburb of Thembelihle, in Eswatini’s capital city, Mbabane. By virtue of the school being located on the outskirts of the central business district, it is surrounded by an urban community where all parents are abreast with the value of education. It first opened […]

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Cape Town Torah High School: reimagining the classroom during the COVID-19 pandemic

| October 30, 2020 | 0 Comments
Cape Town Torah High School: reimagining the classroom during the COVID-19 pandemic

BY DANIELLA CONIBEAR Cape Town Torah High is a dualcurriculum high school based in the heart of Gardens in the Cape Town City Bowl. On a day-to-day basis, this ISASA member school delivers a rigorous Jewish and general studies education to students from all over Cape Town. The school is internationally accredited by the Western […]

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Embracing remote teaching and learning: teachers respond to the COVID-19-induced national lockdown in South Africa

| October 30, 2020 | 0 Comments
Embracing remote teaching and learning: teachers respond to the COVID-19-induced national lockdown in South Africa

BY KYLE LAUF On 16 March 2020, the morning after President Cyril Ramaphosa’s first COVID-19 address to the nation, during which he informed us that schools would be closing that week, many teachers like me were hastily rushing about, putting together photocopied worksheets, notes and learning schedules, updating our home internet packages and stocking up […]

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A crucial opportunity for change following the COVID-19 pandemic: a message from WWF International director general, Marco Lambertini

| October 30, 2020 | 0 Comments
A crucial opportunity for change following the COVID-19 pandemic: a message from WWF International director general, Marco Lambertini

I write to you today with a deep sense of sadness about the impacts of the current COVID-19 health crisis – but also with a message of hope, and particularly a call to action. Together, we can learn from the new realities we face, charting a sustainable course towards a more stable, prosperous and healthy […]

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A teachable moment about African innovation: how the continent is trying to combat COVID-19

| October 30, 2020 | 0 Comments
A teachable moment about African innovation: how the continent is trying to combat COVID-19

BY MIKE BRUTON There is no doubt that the COVID-19 epidemic is a catastrophe for humankind. In April 2020, the president of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina, publicly promoted home remedies, such as drinking ginger and lemon tea, for treating COVID-19. He also announced the launch of a new herbal potion that he believes can prevent and […]

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The new normal

| October 30, 2020 | 0 Comments
The new normal

BY GAVIN THOMSON The day after the lockdown announcement is broadcast, without fully comprehending the consequences, you absentmindedly join the throng of panic purchasers. You seize anything within arm’s reach in an attempt to stock up on every imaginable variety of frozen and tinned food for the 21-day mandatory stay-at-home. You wonder how effective you […]

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Combating COVID-19’s effect on children

| October 30, 2020 | 0 Comments
Combating COVID-19’s effect on children

BY GABRIELA RAMOS AND STEFANO SCARPETTA On average across the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries,1 one in seven children grow up in poverty. Poverty and income inequality influence significantly the extent to which children are exposed to COVID-19 risks. Poorer families are less financially resilient and are more exposed to job and […]

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Coronavirus: fake news epidemic

| October 30, 2020 | 0 Comments
Coronavirus: fake news epidemic

The teachable moment: rising above misinformation or fake news in Africa: another strategy to control COVID-19 spread BY BRIGHT OPOKU AHINKORAH, EDWARD KWABENA AMEYAW, JOHN ELVIS HAGAN JR, ABDUL-AZIZ SEIDU AND THOMAS SCHACK Misinformation related to the COVID-19 pandemic is gradually gaining much popularity and amplifying the threat facing humanity about the continuous spread of […]

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