RSSWinter 2012

Online varsity for African students

Online varsity for African students

Gossy Ukanwoke is known as Nigeria’s Mark Zuckerberg. At only 23, this Nigerian entrepreneur believes in the value of education and the need to keep up with international digital trends.

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Microchip monitoring in Brazilian city

Microchip monitoring in Brazilian city

By 2013, all 43 000 students in Vitoria da Conquista’s public school system will have to wear school uniforms in which microchips have been embedded. The Brazilian city’s education officials have decided that this is the best way to combat high levels of truancy.

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Careers in the arts

Careers in the arts

For a variety of reasons, not least of all the recent economic recession, scholars considering pursuing careers in the arts have traditionally experienced increasing pressure from parents to select other options.

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Music to our ears

Music to our ears

Recounts Stephen Holder, head of music at Kingswood College, Grahamstown, “When I asked some students, ‘How does music benefit you?’ they fell silent.

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A world of art at Michaelmount Waldorf School

A world of art at Michaelmount Waldorf School

In a Waldorf school, the ability to create something artistic is understood to be a natural endowment, not an ability bestowed on a chosen few.

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Playing with the greats

Playing with the greats

Rudolph Steiner said that “the syllabus is in the child”, and this is the premise from which we operate at the McGregor Waldorf School (MWS).

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BLOODHOUND SSC car set to speed up STEM research

BLOODHOUND SSC car set to speed up STEM research

One of the most exciting engineering events to take place anywhere in the world in 2013 will play out in the Northern Cape when the BLOODHOUND Super Sonic Car (SSC) team arrives with their car and heads for Hakskeenpan.

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Tips for teachers

Tips for teachers

“Provision of good material is the first factor a teacher must consider for the welfare of his pupils. Once they hold [the good material], it will become a part of their own self and will rarely be lost,” said the great Indian spiritual leader Shantananda Saraswati.

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Getting to grips with our languages

Getting to grips with our languages

I am entranced by the way African language speakers talk about their bodies – both to refer to their pain and to describe their beauty and movement.

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Rural school runs on fumes

Rural school runs on fumes

Tucked against the rolling hills of South Africa’s Eastern Cape province, the Three Crowns Rural School is turning its kitchen scraps, and agricultural and human waste into methane gas for cooking daily school meals for 150 hungry children, and nutrient-rich fertiliser, and is even recycling its water.

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St Andrew’s Preparatory School marks Rhino Awareness Day

St Andrew’s Preparatory School marks Rhino Awareness Day

The poaching of rhino horns and killing of this endangered animal has reached untenable levels.

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