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Third tier of higher education

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

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

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 →

Improvements to Amazon Kindle book samples

thomas /December 26, 2014

We recently received this message from Amazon.com: We are pleased to let you know about some improvements that we made to Kindle book samples: – Samples that you download from the Kindle book store will now be saved in the cloud so that you can access and read them on any supported Amazon device or Continue Reading →

Logic and illogic in education

thomas /June 10, 2014

This week’s guest blog is by Jon Rappoport. I’ve engaged with Jon Rappoport since 2012 and studied his material on imagination. I’m confident this course in logic is worth the investment.   In two of my collections, The Matrix Revealed and Power Outside The Matrix, I include training in the art of logic and critical Continue Reading →

Stop Stealing Dreams

thomas /May 18, 2014

STOP STEALING DREAMS: On the future of education & what we can do about it. Seth Godin unravels the reason why we have school, and asks the question, “What is school for today?” in the post-factory world. Seth Godin is the author of 14 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been Continue Reading →

Seth Godin on Education Reform

thomas /May 12, 2014

Seth Godin interviewed by Graham Brown-Martin about education reform. After watching this I’m confident Seth Godin has read the books of John Taylor Gatto, author of Underground History of (American) Education.

Modern Etiquette – Doing business via Skype

thomas /February 7, 2014

A few handy tips to make the right Skype impression. Stories abound about business meetings gone awry via Skype, today’s virtual connection with 300 million registered users logging on to make free or low-cost voice and video calls. Whether you Skype with someone in the same city or in Dubai, you need to be prepared and mindful to be Continue Reading →

Life-changing partnerships: principals and business leaders: Louise Van Rhyn

thomas /January 20, 2014

Louise is the founder of Symphonia, a group of organizations committed to sustainable transformation in people, teams, companies, organizations and communities throughout the world. Through Symphonia, Louise works to mobilize citizens to become actively involved in addressing the education crisis facing South Africa. In this deeply personal and moving talk from TEDxCapeTownED 2012, Louise talks Continue Reading →