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Celebrating World Teachers’ Day from a mobile classroom perspective

The annual UNESCO International World Teachers’ Day, which takes place on October 5th, is set to celebrate our educators and the role they play in the development of our students and society. This year’s theme – The Right to Education Means the Right to a Qualified Teacher – is all about what we stand for…

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Careerbus at Sasol TechnoX 13-17 August 2018

The Sasol TechnoX, which will take place from 13-17 August 2018 at Boiketlong Sport Centre in Sasolburg, will again aim to create awareness and excitement around science, maths and technology. Going into its 18th year, the Sasol TechnoX has had great success in educating learners about the endless possibilities of science and technology. One of…

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How mobility is enhancing Maths and Science in Mpumalanga

The Public Investment Corporation’s teacher training mobile, which operated in rural Gauteng in 2017, has now moved to Mpumalanga. Mobilising maths and science training to schools with insufficient resources, the ‘bus’ will reach 54 schools over the next six months. The aim of the ongoing training that will be provided onboard the training bus is…

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Driving change in Gauteng Maths and Science

The performance of South Africa’s education system has been subject to severe criticism in recent years, particularly maths and science. In 2016, The World Economic Forum ranked South Africa’s mathematics and science as the worst in the world.   The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) saw the urgent need to address the underlying causes of the situation and saw that it…

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World Teachers Day: How Mobility Can Enhance Teacher Freedom in South Africa

World Teachers’ Day is celebrated on the 5th of October every year, to commemorate the UNESCO recommendation detailing teachers’ rights and responsibilities. This year’s theme, “Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers”, is in line with the new Sustainable Development Goals – placing teacher empowerment as a top priority. The duties of educators in South Africa are…

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Public Investment Corporation bolstering maths and science teacher training

The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has committed to improve access to quality educator training, specifically within the fields of mathematics and science. This developmental investment demonstrates the PIC’s mission to contribute towards the realisation of key developmental priorities of government, in line with the National Development Plan, and to ensure the mobilisation of education resources….

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Benefits of mobile classrooms in development interventions

Skills development interventions, whether it is life skills or industry-specific skills, are vital in training and empowering the youth of South Africa and in overcoming social disadvantage. Individuals need guidance on making career decisions, life and business choices, and should consequently be informed of opportunities available to them. Over recent years South Africa’s government has…

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Spreading Knowledge and Opportunities Through Mobility and Technologies

With South Africa’s unemployment rate being so high – 25% of the population in 2013 – the use of mobile iLabs have proven to be extremely effective at educating the public about what options they have when they are seeking jobs. Unfortunately, most South Africans think that in order for one to have a good…

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