RSSAutumn 2012

Face time, not Facebook

| March 9, 2012 | 0 Comments
Face time, not Facebook

A new study of 3 461 American girls aged between eight and 12 confirms what parents and teachers across the globe have long suspected: that consistent use of social media can cause children to develop serious social problems.

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Using technology to transform higher education

| March 9, 2012 | 0 Comments
Using technology to transform higher education

South Africa’s Minister of Higher Education and Training, Blade Nzimande, has been tasked afresh with assisting more students to access an affordable tertiary education.

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Technology taking off across Africa

| March 9, 2012 | 0 Comments
Technology taking off across Africa

A number of organisations are enabling and augmenting the steady increase of mobile technology use across the African continent, reports website Edweek.org.

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Bokova addresses Education World Forum

| March 9, 2012 | 0 Comments
Bokova addresses Education World Forum

“an excellent example of how intergovernmental organisations and private partners can cooperate to deliver concrete results”.

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Breaking new ground

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Breaking new ground

“Might I have a bit of earth… to plant seeds in… to make things grow… to see them come alive?” asks Frances Hodgson Burnett’s heroine, Mary Lennox, in the novel The Secret Garden.

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Greenwood

| March 9, 2012 | 0 Comments
Greenwood

Our national power provider, Eskom, and the Department of Energy recently hosted the 22nd annual eta Awards.

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Change in the Mekong and the Amazon Basin

| March 9, 2012 | 0 Comments
Change in the Mekong and the Amazon Basin

Climate change and unsustainable development are threatening the biodiversity of sensitive environments across the planet. The Greater Mekong region of Vietnam came under the spotlight recently at the Myanmar Summit, when six leaders from the region that spans Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and the south-western Chinese province of Yunnan met to devise new strategies guiding the next decade of economic cooperation.

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Building sustainability in Bangalore

| March 9, 2012 | 0 Comments
Building sustainability in Bangalore

Bangalore may be far away from the jungles of Bali, but some students there take environmental issues just as seriously. Prakriya Green Wisdom School was one of five recent winners.

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All aboard for Bali

| March 9, 2012 | 0 Comments
All aboard for Bali

An innovative new school – the Green School – has opened in Bali, on the banks of the Ayung River.

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COP17 nothing but more “hot air”, says WWF

| March 9, 2012 | 0 Comments
COP17 nothing but more “hot air”, says WWF

“Science tells us that we need to act right now because climate change will get worse. But it is clear today that the mandates of a few political leaders have outweighed the concerns of millions.”

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Why is the Xhosa language undermined?

| March 9, 2012 | 0 Comments
Why is the Xhosa language undermined?

African language speakers in South Africa are hesitant about how to preserve and develop their own languages. Some even say their languages are inferior or useless, because the deliberations that determine the economic fate of the world are not conducted in these tongues.

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