SciMathUS changes lives for the better
  More than a thousand students have successfully completed the SciMathUS (Science and Mathematics at Stellenbosch University) Programme since 2001. Presented by the Stellenbosch University Centre for Pedagogy (SUNCEP), the programme annually offers a hundred students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds across the country, a second chance and accessibility to... Read more
Making iRhini a centre for education excellence
“The 9/10ths mentoring programme is like an extended family, a family we didn’t choose but we are glad they are part of our lives. They want the best from and for us; they helped us learn how to care for one another’s progress,” an emotional address by Aphelele Jezi,Cacadu District’s... Read more
The power of collective impact for schools
UCT’s Bertha Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship is introducing a new course at the end of February that aims to build strong networks of support around the education of children and young people in South African schools in order to enable positive change. “These networks should comprise a... Read more
Construction Studies students “build” hope at youth centre
A visit by students in UKZN’s Discipline of Construction Studies to the Lakehaven Child and Youth Care Centre in Durban elicited smiles, gratitude and hope for 60 children living there. It also proved to be a memorable experience for the six teams of third year students in the Discipline’s Project Management module. The... Read more
Students enthusiastic about 100 hour challenge
  “The 100 hours of community service recognised on my transcript could tell my future employers about my character and my love for community service. The 100 hours will be part of me for the rest of my life and therefore have a significant meaning to me.” Ricardo Smart,... Read more
Henley Business School MBA programme collaborates with NGOs in Cape Town
Over the past decade, a total of 400 students from the Henley Business School UK MBA programme, have donated around 80 hours of their time (32 000 man hours) to close on 70 Cape based NGOs as part of a work experience programme. This live project has not only brought... Read more
168 rural youngsters qualify in Community Development
The MEC for the Eastern Cape Department of Social Development (DSD), Nancy Sihlwayi and Rhodes University hosted an emotional graduation ceremony for over 168 young people who completed a three-year National Youth Service skills programme in level 4 Community Development on 30 November 2017 at Rhodes University. The Department... Read more
High-tech financial literacy boost for Queenstown learners
Setting a budget, monitoring cash flow and learning how to grow your money are all valuable life skills – although they do not form a core part of classroom curricula. To plug the gap, Capitec Foundation in partnership with Nelson Mandela University’s Govan Mbeki Mathematics Development Centre (GMMDC), has... Read more
Zenzeleni Project wins Social Innovation award
Reimagining how telephone and internet services could be provided to rural South Africa by rural South Africans themselves, the Zenzeleni project at UWC has been named South Africa’s Best Innovation with Social Impact. For reimagining how telephone and internet services could be provided to rural South Africa by rural... Read more
New SKA road benefits community
Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says the launch of a new R200 million, 80 kilometre stretch of road that leads to the site of the MeerKAT radio telescope is significant for community development. The Minister unveiled the road, built near the small town of Carnarvon in the Karoo,... Read more