African Heritage 

What is heritage?

Heritage Heritage is a deceptively simple idea. It can be considered to be made up of the practices and traditions that are passed on from parents to children, but it also has to do with what has been passed on from the family, community and place where people have been raised. For example, heritage can include a family’s professional history; religious affiliation; or cultural traditions.  Yet heritage also includes that which is part of the national consciousness. A person who was born in South Africa, for instance, has both a…

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Heritage day, Braai Day or Shaka Day: Whose Heritage is it Anyway?

Background Heritage Day is one of the newly created South African public holidays. It is a day in which all are encouraged to celebrate their cultural traditions in the wider context of the great diversity of cultures, beliefs, and traditions that make up the nation of South Africa. The question of National or Cultural heritage is, however, not without its complications. In a country of eleven different official languages and a turbulent recent political past, one is obliged to ask, for instance, whose heritage it is that South Africans are being called…

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SA marks Human Rights Day

Cape Town – President Jacob Zuma will lead the national commemoration of Human Rights Day on Tuesday. Political parties and government will on Tuesday remember the victims of the 1960 Sharpeville massacre, where police shot dead 69 people during a protest against the country’s pass laws, which were used to control the movement of blacks, coloureds, and Indians. The main event will be in King William’s Town. The highlight of the celebrations this year will include honouring Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko, 40 years after he was murdered. Zuma will…

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What Critics Get Wrong About Financial Education

Doubters of financial education make four great points but reach the wrong conclusion every time.     Is it really possible that dozens of nations, thousands of nonprofits and tens of thousands of educators are wrong to want to teach kids about money in school? That’s what critics would have us believe. Certainly there is room for skepticism, and consensus thinking isn’t always right after all. Yet crowd thinking usually has a solid foundation. What started as a given less than two decades ago (if you teach it they will…

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Fee adjustment grant allocated to assist poor students

Government has allocated a “fee adjustment grant” to assist students from poor, working class and missing middle households to pay for increases of up to 8% on the 2017 higher education fees. © Oleksandr Mudretsov – Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini said this when she led a media briefing of the Social Protection, Community and Human Development Cluster in Cape Town, on Tuesday, 28 February 2017. “This will be the first time in the history of post-school education and training that families with income levels above the NSFAS-Threshold, but…

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CONFERENCES | EXHIBITIONS | INDUSTRY AWARDS Education is one of the most powerful instruments for reducing poverty and inequality, and lays a foundation for sustained economic growth. This is no truer than in sub-Saharan Africa where poverty is high and opportunities plentiful. In South Africa alone 20 percent of annual government expenditure is invested in education, amounting to R254-billion. Spintelligent’s Education portfolio comprises of industry leading events, African EduWeek and Career Indaba. The Education portfolio holds a unique media partnership agreement with national and international broadcaster Mutlichoice, to provide unprecedented…

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Promoting digital literacy for women and girls at the bottom of the pyramid

Reaching out to women and girls at the bottom of the pyramid requires more than merely ensuring access to ICTs and broadband networks. Women need training to become digitally literate. Digital literacy training opens the door to other essential skills needed to operate in a broadband environment, including financial literacy skills, as well as career training and ICT-enabled career training. Such training enables women to set up online businesses, or to use broadband services, such as social networking sites, to enhance their ongoing livelihood and economic activity. ITU has developed…

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