NGOs: Learner Transport Claims a Lie

Civil society organisations have dismissed a claim by the departments of; - basic education and transport that 71 percent of pupils get state sponsored transport to school.
President of the National Professional Teachers Organisation of South Africa (NAPTOSA), Basil Manuel, has described government’s claim as a ‘lie’ and a ‘complete fabrication’, adding that he would like to see how they came to that figure.

Adopt-a-School Foundation: Junior Bookkeeper

The Adopt-A-School Foundation is a registered section 21 company based in Johannesburg. The principal aim of the Foundation is to encourage and mobilise individuals and companies to adopt schools. The main focus of the project is to support the creation and enhancement of a conducive learning and teaching environment.
The Adopt-A-School Foundation’s strategic objectives are as follows:

Brief Analysis: 2015 National Budget

‘Some Gaps, Some Omissions and Some Opportunities’

Following the State of the Nation Address (SONA) presented by President Jacob Zuma, the Budget Speech presented by Minister Nhlanhla Nene which was eagerly awaited by South Africans for several reasons. Not least of which was the opportunity to determine the extent to which outlined priorities would be meaningfully committed to through allocations from the public purse.

Learning Cape Initiative: Relationship Manager

The Learning Cape Initiative is a nonprofit organisation which serves as a social development agency in the field of Lifelong Learning. The organisation is currently working on a project whereby it trains and places unemployed people.

The LCI seeks to appoint a Relationship Manager to secure job placements for unemployed youth and source clients for commercial training.

This position is based in Cape Town.


NYDA Introduces Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship Fund

In the quest to address the challenge of youth unemployment and access to education, the National Youth Development Agency is introducing the Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship Fund.

The R10 million is made available for financial assistants to youth in enabling them to pursue quality education in an institution of higher learning.

NYDA chairperson, Yershen Pillay, says applicants must be in their first year of study and that they must have achieved an average of 70 percent to be considered for the scholarship.

Anna Foundation: Educational Specialist

The Anna Foundation is a nonprofit organisation (NPO) working with children on farms in the Western Cape. Anna Foundation implements educational, life skills and sports programmes on these farms. Children attend the Foundation's after schools once they return to the farm from their day schools. The Anna Foundation trains and skills rural farm women to manage the daily running of the programmes. The Foundation currently works with 700 children and train 45 rural women.

Technology in Classrooms: Aiding Learning Barriers or a Barrier to Learning?

There are no reliable studies or statistics in South Africa on how many learners are struggling with the learning of school content. Conclusive and reliable evidence on how many learners have been ‘under-educated’ is scarce, versus those that have a certifiable barrier to learning. However, global evidence indicates that there are many barriers which inhibit effective learning.

Inclusive Education Western Cape: Trainer / Project Facilitator

Inclusive Education Western Cape (IEWC) is a NGO that promotes and supports inclusive education practices in schools and preschools in the Western, Northern and Eastern Cape. IEWC is currently implementing funded projects in several different communities in these provinces, designed to sensitise and empower all role players to an inclusive approach to educating the children in their community.

Inclusive Education Western Cape: ECD Trainer / Facilitator

Inclusive Education Western Cape (IEWC) is a NGO that promotes and supports inclusive education practices. IEWC is currently implementing funded projects in several different communities in the Western, Northern and Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, designed to sensitise and empower all role-players to an inclusive approach to educating young children in their communities.

Western Cape Primary Science Programme: Sales and Marketing Executive

The Western Cape Primary Science Programme (PSP) is a teacher in-service training and support organisation that has been working for more than twenty years to address the inequalities in education in South Africa.

The PSP seeks to appoint a Part-time (three days a week initially) Sales and Marketing Executive, based in Cape Town.

This is a fixed-term, six-month contract position with the possibility of extension dependent on success in the role.


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