CodeMakers teaches computer programming to Umlazi learners

CodeMakers teaches learners at schools in Umlazi, eThekwini to understand computer programme coding and in the process tell their stories through creating their own...

South African teen is world’s top maths student

A 17 year-old South African learner from Somerset West has been named the best mathematics student in the world in the International Cambridge University Examinations, scoring the maximum marks in the advanced mathematics and chemistry exams.

Brightest young maths minds shine at Cape Town Olympiad

Two days, six questions, tough challenges. The International Mathematical Olympiad, regarded as the most difficult but prestigious of the Olympiads, was hosted in South Africa for the first time, and the country did well against the world's best, earning a medal and several honourable mentions.

Cape Town hosts world’s biggest maths Olympiad yet

Some 600 students from schools across the world are in Cape Town for two days of rigorous tests during the 55th International Mathematics Olympiad, the biggest in its history and the first to be hosted in Africa.

Sangari helps teachers think out the box

The portable iBox is changing teaching at many South African schools. It combines ICT with high-tech presentation facilities, giving teachers a valuable resource. The remote clickers help them assess levels of understanding among pupils. The proof, believe some, can be seen in the pudding.

Gauteng matric results best in South Africa

Gauteng has for the first time achieved the best matric marks in the country, beating the long-time results champion, the Western Cape.
SA matrics excel despite hardships

Matrics excel despite hardships

Many matriculants from South Africa’s poorer areas – with little or no family income, scant classroom resources and lack of transport – have risen above the odds and achieved top results for their final high school exams.
SA matric results up by 7%

Poor schools score textbooks

Letsibogo Girls High School in Meadowlands, Soweto, has scored about 600 books through a groundbreaking project that’s set to benefit 100 government schools in South Africa.
SA colleges get $6.7m boost

SA songbird wins top opera prize

South Africa’s opera talent is among the world’s best, as was proven at the recent Veronica Dunne Competition in Ireland where two of the country’s most acclaimed home-grown performers walked off with first and second prize.
• Wouter Kellerman: magic on flute

Business backs Dinaledi schools

South Africa's business sector has pledged to support the 400 schools dedicated to improving mathematics and science education in the country.