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Name: Milisuthando Bongela Age: I’ll be 28 on 30 April 2013 Location: Johannesburg, South Africa According to your business card – what’s your job title? That’s a good question, I designed my business card to include all the various things I do! But over time, have realized it’s best to keep it short and sweet – A blogger, entrepreneur and trend consultant. And how does that compare with what you wanted to do when you were 10 years old? When I was 10 I...


Does South Africa have the worst education system in Africa?

Publicado 4 de septiembre de 2013 no picture

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"Is SA’s education system the worst in Africa? Not according to the data South Africa’s former apartheid-era foreign affairs minister, Pik Botha, recently claimed that the country’s education system is the worst in Africa. How much does Botha know about education system rankings? Very little it turns out. Data shows that while South Africa lags behind a number of African countries, there are many with worse education systems." Read more: http://bit.ly/17N4QGW...


Food for thought

Publicado 11 de septiembre de 2013 no picture Pontso SA

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Children who are malnourished or even experiencing short-term hunger have limited capacities to learn. School feeding programs are a way to reduce hunger and improve the nutrition of children so that they are able to concentrate, understand and perform well academically. The meals that they receive at school contribute a great deal to better nourishment, good health and better academic performance for those children and their thinking ability is improved. This also lowers the burde...


Have our schools become battlefields

Publicado 16 de octubre de 2013 no picture Pontso SA

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In South Africa there has recently been increasing reports of violence at schools, either perpetrated by learners on other learners, learners on educators or educators on learners. I think this is a cause of great concern because with the level of violence and crime increasing in schools, access to quality education is impeded. According to the South African Journal of Education 2013:33(3) schools in urban areas, particularly townships are regularly prey to gangsterism, poverty...


Let the children Live

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Everyone has a basic right to live without any form of fear and more especially our children. I believe violating this basic human right is a great disgrace to our society and an indication of how really twisted some people's minds have become. I am raising this issue, having been quite disturbed by the recent spade of abuse and murders done on children in South African townships. In one incident two girls were found to have been raped and murdered, when in another the children are...


Lack of Focus at School

Publicado 17 de noviembre de 2013 no picture Sicelo_connect_south africa

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I belong to a group of young people who produce a weekly show called Funky Fresh Vibe! I presented a show about lack of focus at school and the ways we can learn to concentrate and make the best of our education. Take a listen to our show!


Awesome Documentary about Young African Windmill Inventor

Publicado 25 de noviembre de 2013 no picture Tiffany

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Hey guys - I thought you might be interested in hearing about a feature-length documentary I helped work on, WILLIAM AND THE WINDMILL. The film tells the story of William Kamkwamba, the remarkable Malawian who despite a devastating famine in his country, builds a windmill from scrap parts to power his entire village. The film premiered in March at the SXSW Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary, and has since screened all over the world. It's a true c...


Cyber dialogues to curb violence against women and children

Publicado 26 de noviembre de 2013 no picture Pontso SA

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16 Days of activism against children and women abuse In South Africa, as in other Southern African countries, the period between 25 November and 10 December marks the campaign against women and child abuse. During this period, various activities take place to bring awareness against gender based violence and brainstorm ways to end this scourge. Among all these initiatives, the one that appeals to me most is the Cyber Dialogues which facilitates on-line discussions amongst differe...


How do young South Africans deal with online risks?

Publicado 3 de diciembre de 2013 Avatar KateVOY

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Four in five children in South Africa have access to a mobile phone, and almost half of them use mobile phones to access the internet. However, the opportunities presented by this access are often over-shadowed by the possibility for harm and online violence, as well as offline danger that result from online engagement. According to a study released last week Connected Dot Com: Young People’s Navigation of Online Risks undertaken by the Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention...


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