Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande has lambasted academics who criticise the country's education system without proposing solutions to the problems. The comment was seen by some as a veiled reference to Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Free State Professor Jonathan Jansen who has been critical of the government's handling of education.
The wife of former South African president Nelson Mandela, Graca Machel has called on government to mend the social crises in South African communities. Machel said the country had not begun to understand the deep "social crises, which has been structured, crafted, engineered and systematically implemented” during the apartheid period to oppress the majority of the people.
Magic potions and supernatural powers; Dee and Thami pull the tricks out from up their sleeves this week on TOMz when they reveal that there is in fact science behind illusion! Illusion is the distortion of the senses, a way people trick the human mind. An optical illusion is when the brain tries to interpret what it is seeing, but gets confused; this happens because the brain is always looking for logic, patterns and continuity.
SABC1 Wednesday @ 13h30 on 10 October 2012.
Forklift…it sounds like it could be so many things…a device to help lazy eaters? No, these amazing vehicles and their drivers have been at the centre of a quantum leap in manufacturing, warehousing, logistics and distribution of just about every product we use daily as consumers.
SABC Education’s Takalani Sesame Muppets are accompanying Sanlam on their national roadshows. They will be at Blue Gum Bosch, Bluegumbosch Road, Phuthaditjhaba, QwaQwa in the Free State between 10h00 and 15h00 on 29 September 2012.
The SABC Education ‘MyTomorrow’ technical careers expo will take place at Nasrec from 9th to 11th October 2012 between 08h00 and 16h00 daily. A tour of the expo is approximately 2½ hours, bookings for schools are essential and entrance is free.