CONSULTATIVE SUMMIT WITH INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS
CONSULTATIVE SUMMIT WITH INDEPENDENT SCHOOLSOn the 13th September 2017 the Gauteng MEC for Education , Mr Panyaza Lesufi led discussions at the historic Consultative Summit between GDE and Independent Schools. The summit was held at the Curro Waterfall School, Midrand, under the theme “Working towards an Integrated Education System in combating unfair discrimination. The aim of the summit was to lay a foundation for a collaborative effort between the department, independent schools, as well as the associations of independed schools. This would then help with building a culture of tolerance, respect and to make sure that unfair discrimination in South African schools is put in an end.
INAUGURAL CAPS RADIO EDUCATION DIALOGUES
INAUGURAL CAPS RADIO EDUCATION DIALOGUESJohannesburg, 10 September 2017. The South African education landscape is evolving fast. These changes happen in policy development, schools management, teaching and learning techniques, codes of conduct, right up to societal involvement in the sector. Often stakeholders are left out in some critical aspects of education as the advancement happens. Sometimes they yearn for a platform to contribute to this turn of events in this critical sector. It is for this reason therefore that CAPS Radio has introduced the Caps Radio Education Dialogues. These dialogues are an all inclusive participatory platform for stakeholders in the crafting of an education outcome that works for all. “Education is a collective effort. It needs active involvement of all stakeholders. At the core of a successful system lies communication” says Ntsako Mhlanga, Caps Radio Station Manager. “So these dialogues play a critical role in driving the conversation in the education sector in particular but in the public discourse in general. We aim to host them every second Thursday both in our studios and in our communities” Concludes Ms. Mhlanga. The inaugural Caps Radio Dialogues event took place on 07 September 2017 at the Apartheid Museum. It was moderated by our own, Katlego Mogase, who presents At The Desk Show which flights Monday to Thursday evening 18h00 – 21h00. On the panel were Busisiwe Nkosi (Kathrada Foundation), Rose Segale (Principal of Musengavhadzi Primary School), Gushwell Brooks (South African Human Rights Commission), and Lehlohonolo Shaun Lepele (Youth Pastor at Midstream Methodist Church). The Gauteng Department of Education was represented by its spokesperson Steve Mabona Ends. Issued by Caps Radio Brand Management and Marketing For more details contact Lwando Notshe, Brand Manager; 086 101 7460 or 011 568 4683
THE LAUNCH OF THE TELKOM “ICT CONNECTED SCHOOLS AND SUPPLEMENTARY PROGRAMMES
THE LAUNCH OF THE TELKOM “ICT CONNECTED SCHOOLS AND SUPPLEMENTARY PROGRAMMESWe were at a school in the dusty streets of Winterveldt in Gauteng to launch an ICT partnership that the department of Basic Education has with Telkom. The telecommunications giant has committed millions to increasing and sharpening the ICT infrastructure that is already in schools, as well as giving those schools that don’t have the infrastructure a chance to experience it. The event was attended by learners from various schools around the area and featured celebrities, like Unathi Msengana and DJ Sbu, who were there to encourage the learners. While speaking to CAPS Radio, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga spoke about just how well the department was doing that week in terms of partnerships with the private sector, in making education better. The Minister expressed her gratitude to Telkom for the investment in the future of South Africa. She also spoke about how technology has really changed the education space, where before teachers used to use slates and then there was blackboards and now tablets. All of the learners were incredibly excited about the technological boost, with one saying it has inspired him to want to study further and become an aeronautical engineer.
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