Year: 2015

Supporting incompetent teachers is holding us back

webmaster /August 12, 2015

In an interview he gave to the Pretoria News yesterday, University of Free State Vice Chancellor and Rector, Professor Jonathan Jansen said that despite the crisis the education sector is facing, union pressures and nationalist sentiments will always trump common sense when it comes to hiring the best teachers regardless of where they come from. Continue Reading →

Shining a light on education

Ramon Thomas /August 7, 2015

The Italian physician and educator, Maria Montessori, famously once said: “Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavour always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence”; and now two girls are helping to ensure that this light continues Continue Reading →

Stop South Afrca’s new internet censorship law

Ramon Thomas /July 23, 2015

A new set of regulations threatens the heart of our internet freedom. A massive public outcry could stop them and save our internet. But public consultations end in 48 hours — sign now and share with everyone everywhere: SIGN NOW Dear friends across South Africa, A new set of regulations threatens the very essence of Continue Reading →

Third tier of higher education

Ramon Thomas /July 19, 2015

A third tier of higher education, targeting out-of-school youngsters and adults with no prospect of accessing vocational and technical colleges and universities, has been established by the Department of Higher Education. Community education and training colleges (CETC) are new types of institutions which are a result of merged public adult learning centres. The establishment of Continue Reading →

Myths About Reading

Ramon Thomas /May 6, 2015

Myths about Reading by Janet Dorman Myth # 1 Children who learn to read before they go to school will be bored when they go to school This is not a myth. Children who learn to read before they go to school will be bored when they go to school. But so will the kids Continue Reading →

Education costs rises double that of inflation

Ramon Thomas /April 30, 2015

by Deneesha Pillay Statistics SA figures on the cost of education indicate consumers who have children will come under financial pressure. The cost of education rose by 9.3% in March compared to March last year. This is 5.3% higher than the headline inflation figure of 4% year-on-year for the same month, according to the statistics Continue Reading →

Collective Investment Scheme Advertising, Social Media Ownership, Local Government IT Controls & BBBEE Codes Extension

webmaster /January 22, 2015

August has been a busy month for the firm. The firm’s joint presentation, with Grant Thornton on Information Security, at the Mobile Government Conference two weeks ago, was well received. Bronwyn Ross and Mathando Likhanya were admitted as attorneys of the High Court of South Africa on 18 August, and have been appointed as associates Continue Reading →

How To Get The Best Service On The Phone

webmaster /January 16, 2015

And, While You’re at It, Make Someone’s Day When talking to customer service, call centers, tech support, secretaries or sales reps on the phone, you’re at their mercy on what they’ll do for you–and how fast. Here are tiny tips for getting the best, speediest and most pleasant service he/she has to give. First thing, Continue Reading →