Geneva, 8 December 2015 – The second annual GEM-TECH Awards, which recognize outstanding work to leverage the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to promote the empowerment of women and girls, highlight the urgent need to bridge the persistent gender digital divide.
Find all the Khetha updates in this page - Khetha focuses on informing young people about post school options and the importance of applying early for these opportunities. It is important for learners in grade 9 to 12, parents, adult learners, teachers and the unemployed. Learning at a university provides young people with an expansive overview and theoretical grounding in the field of study. University study is more about developing research, problem solving skills and relevant theory equipping graduates with the right skills to create new knowledge.
The South African Literary Awards and Africa Century International African Writers Conference are major markers on the South African cultural calendar. This year 2015, the 10th anniversary of the SALA, the programme will launch yet another two legacy programmes, the Afreelitmarts (African Literature, Music & Arts) Show and AfreeWritePlayArts Expo.
This September, the Nal’ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign is launching a nationwide storytelling competition to find South Africa’s first ‘Story Bosso’. Aimed at reawakening a love of storytelling among South Africans of all ages, the competition will connect the public to ideas and inspiration both on how to tell stories and read aloud to others; showcase a range of local stories (in all South African languages) as well as identify undiscovered storytellers in communities across the country.
Inscape Education Group in conjunction with SABC Education are giving away 1 million rand worth of Design Bursaries to current grade 12 pupils who wish to study in 2016.
The 5th annual Cancervive Awareness Ride takes to the road from the 10th to 20th of September to get South African communities talking about cancer. An entourage of more than 65 cancer survivors, supporters, media and emergency services will embark on the 2 300km route, stopping over in towns to educate residents on how to detect cancer at an early stage, and how to gain access to appropriate treatment.