education

SA Universities Train Few Doctors

The shortage of doctors is ham-stringing the health services but medical schools are turning away thousands of aspirant medical practitioners each year.

Ranked among the top 500 universities in the world, the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine rejected 5 290 applications this year because it could accommodate only 210 first-year students.

The universities of – the Witwatersrand, Medical University of South Africa, Stellenbosch, Cape Town, Pretoria, Walter Sisulu and the Free State - have turned down thousands of applications.

Learning Trust: Programme Officer

The Learning Trust seeks to build capacity in outstanding, emerging, community linked education organisations by providing 2 - 5 year grants together with in-house, capacity building support for all grantees. The Learning Trust works closely with a range of dynamic donor partners in supporting the grass-roots, embryonic organisation, education sector.

SA Criticised Over Education Standards

Founder and benefactor of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, Oprah Winfrey, says the standard of school education in South Africa is too low.

Winfrey emphasises that South Africa had to invest in leadership so that rewards could be reaped later, especially in poor communities.

She points out that her school’s success is due to good, knowledgeable teachers and to girls who were not pampered because they came from difficult backgrounds.

Education Is A Human Rights Issue

At an evening hosted by Symphonia at Grove Primary on 26 September 2011, entitled ‘Captains of Industry: How Can Business Leaders Make a Meaningful Contribution to Education in South Africa?’ Professor Brian O’Connell, rector and vice-chancellor at University of the Western Cape, spoke on the need for all South Africans to work together to change the state of education in South Africa.

A human rights issue

UN-Led Alliance Focuses on Youth and AIDS

A United Nations-led alliance has urged young people to change behaviours that increase their risk of contracting AIDS, and called on their elders to provide leadership, education and support.

The group released a report urging communities, leaders and young people to act to stop sex with multiple partners or with older partners, whose prevalence of HIV is statistically higher.

SANEF Slams Attacks on Photographers

The South African National Editor's Forum (SANEF) has described attacks on newspaper photographers as not only illegal, but possibly part of a growing tendency among police and the public to prevent journalists from carrying out their duties.

In a press statement, SANEF says there have been a number of instances where police have tried to prevent photographers from taking pictures, taken their cameras, and on occasion roughed them up and arrested them.

Why aren't they listening to me?

We have all, at some time or another, felt that jaded feeling... no-one is hearing us, people aren't listening, I simply can't keep their attention...

Acknowledging that ongoing education and training towards personal, organisational and social transformation is key towards realising change at every level of society, Vuleka's acclaimed DEE (Designing Educational Events) courses seek to adress this need.

NGOs don't take projects to scale: JET AGM 2009

At the JET Education Services AGM held 14 May 2009, at the Houghton Boardroom, the CEO, Nick Taylor spoke about the role of NGOs in education. He acknowledged that while it is important that NGOs work closely with government, it is not their role to take projects to scale.

Rather, the NGOs should play is to implement a pilot project or field test to determine the viability of the project, conduct a baseline, monitoring and evaluation. The research results will then give the indication of whether this project has the positive impact that was envisioned.

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