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Women in Education

Women in Education

Women in Education: Data released in 2015 showed that women dominate South Africa’s post-school education and training (PSET) landscape. The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) found that women outnumber their male counterparts as both students and staff in higher education institutions and technical and vocational education and training institutions (TVET). The stats speak […]

Beating the back to school blues

Beating the back to school blues

The winter break is over for many schools, and it’s time to set the alarm clocks, pack school bags and clear the homework desk. So how can parents help make this transition a painless one for their children? Here are a few tips for beating the back to school blues. Set a bedtime and wake-up […]

Learning difficulties – when should you seek help?

Learning difficulties – when should you seek help?

Diagnosing learning difficulties in young children isn’t always ‘black and white’ – many conditions associated with learning difficulties are experienced by children who don’t have any significant learning problems. However, a pronounced difficulty in one or more of the areas mentioned in this article may indicate that a professional opinion is necessary to diagnose the […]

Our top picks for educational Apps

Our top picks for educational Apps

  For parents and children dealing with the rollercoaster of emotions as the start of the holidays draw near, easing your children back into ‘learning mode’ when the holidays are over can be troublesome. “Back to school”: words that generate excitement, apprehension, relief. The transition from holidays to “Back to School” is made easy through