Art helps children paint a better future

An unusual art programme is being championed in South Africa to help children in disadvantaged schools access a more rounded education. At the same time, they are growing in self-esteem and self-confidence, and learning business skills as well.

The principal who built a community

"Education opens doors for everyone. My background is proof of that." Dr. Fannie Sebolela (Image: Sulaiman Philip)   11 March 2014 Khensani Primary School was once just...

The principal who built a community

Khensani Primary School was once just another statistic in South Africa's challenging education environment: run down, falling apart, and no place for children to learn. But Dr Fannie Sebolela has turned into the top performing school in the Tshwane District. It is no small achievement.

Ubank gives school shoes to students

South African financial services company Ubank is distributing 3 000 pairs of school shoes to learners from seven schools from the Eastern Cape, Free State, Limpopo and North West provinces as part of it's 'Back to School' campaign.

Minibus helps Masifunde learners get around

The Masifunde Learner Development project, pioneers of youth development in the Walmer township outside Port Elizabeth, have received a much-needed boost with the donation of a transport vehicle from Volkswagen Group South Africa.

Breakthrough technology makes Soweto school among world’s greenest

New building technology developed out of billions of research funding from South African petrochemicals giant Sasol is making a run-down old school in Soweto one of the most environment-friendly in the world.

2014 guide to school and public holidays

The school terms in South Africa are set annually by the Department of Basic Education. This year, all government schools have the same calendar - including an extended break at the end of April that includes three extra school holidays. Find all the dates you need in this handy guide.

Brand SA brings education dialogue to Soweto

Brand South Africa will bring an opportunity to discuss education with specialists in the field, to the community in Soweto when it hosts the second Play Your Part/Sowetan dialogue in Soweto, Orlando West, Uncle Toms Hall on 22 January.

Play Your Part, walk a Mile for a Meal

Play your part by joining the Blisters for Bread fun walk in Cape Town on 25 August and help provide meals for underprivileged school children across the Western Cape.

Elton John opens kids’ centre

British singer/songwriter Elton John has opened a care centre in Eldorado Park, Johannesburg that runs life skills projects for orphaned, abused and neglected children.