Alleged price fixing of educational books


The Commissioner of the Competition Commission, Tembinkosi Bonakele, has in a shock announcement, indicated that he has launched an investigation into alleged price fixing by publishers, book importers and book sellers.

Even more shocking is that this price fixing arrangement seems to date back to as far as the 1980s.

 

 

In This Issue

How much will it cost to educate your child offshore?


Wealth managers are increasingly being asked about the costs of offshore education after matric by their high net worth clients.

Is Stress Holding Your Teenager Back?


Teenagers grow up and eventually become the parents of teenagers.

The circle of life is such that we forget, often with some relief, what it was like to deal with the stressful challenges of our changing bodies, academic expectations and social interactions when we were teenagers ourselves.

 

Want to improve your child’s exam results? There’s an app for that!


Did you know what an "app" was before December 2009? Unlikely, because the Apple iPad only launched a month later in January 2010. It's been seven years since that iconic piece of tech candy hit the shelves, and our lives have never been the same since.

According to data from Google, there are currently over 200,000 educational apps available in the Android App Store. The Apple App Store comes in lower at over 100,000 educational apps.

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STEM education is critical for the workplace of the future


With the Fourth Industrial Revolution looming, a solid STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) base is imperative to bring about the ability to solve problems.

Already, one in three young people in South Africa is unemployed...

Strong case for home schooling


The Economist reported in January 2017 that South Africa ranked 75th out of 76 in a ranking table of education systems drawn up by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in 2015.

Home education is a sure means of educating a child to his/her fullest potential.

Microsoft's Minecraft: Education Edition coming to iPads


Microsoft’s Minecraft game has taken SA, and the world, by storm with adults and children alike spending hour upon hour hidden behind their device of preference, lost in the Minecraft world.

Lesser known but equally engaging, the Minecraft: Education Edition, which helps learners build historic monuments, swim through coral reefs and bring creative stories to life, has now been extended to the iPad.

QR codes revolutionise learning in South Africa


The recent introduction of QR codes into high school textbooks has combined technology with the needs of both educators and learners to provide an innovative learning solution.

Agile learning keeps learners learning in an evolving world


Living in the mobile era means we have access to absolutely everything right at our fingertips – from transport to food, right down to shopping for clothes. Mobile has completely revolutionised the way we live our lives, including the way we learn.

Top tips for the matric exams


Matric learners all over South Africa have the finish line in sight as the race to complete their schooling career nears its end.

Cindy Glass, Director and Co-founder of Step Up Education Centres explains: “There is no doubt that the upcoming Trial and Final exams can be a source of anxiety and stress for most, if not all, Grade 12 learners - and their parents.