Born in South Africa But Not a Citizen

By Guest Contributor 27-11-18 13:15

Time is running out for Ebenezer Odei to get the funding he needs to be able to attend university in 2019. Odei is a matric learner at Grassy Park High School. His parents are Ghanaian and came to South Africa in 1996. They were granted permanent residence in 1997. Odei was born in South Africa […]

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Trevor Noah Pledges Up to R2-Million to Further Assist South African Schools

By SAPeople 26-11-18 13:11

Trevor Noah is joining the #GivingTuesdaySA initiative by pledging up to R2-million to assist schools across South Africa through his Trevor Noah Foundation (TNF), which he founded last year. In a Facebook message to South Africa, Trevor said: Hey South Africa, In the spirit of #GivingTuesdaySA I will be matching all donations to The Trevor […]

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South Africa Reacts to Revelation John Steenhuisen Has No Degree

By SAPeople 26-11-18 01:02

The revelation that Democratic Alliance (DA) Chief Whip John Steenhuisen does not hold a degree or any post-matric qualification has split South Africans, and left many asking just how did a white guy with a mind as brilliant as his not get a degree? The revelation was made in an article in the Sunday Times […]

Passionate South African Reader Selected to Attend Obama Summit in Chicago

By SAPeople 16-11-18 17:56

Capetonian co-founder and Director at Read to Rise, Taryn Lock, is jetting off to the USA this weekend, as the only South African selected to attend the 2018 Obama Summit in Chicago. Her husband, award-winning poet and author, Athol Williams, announced the news, saying: “Proud of my wife! The only South African selected to attend […]

KZN School Scoops Top Water Conservation Awards in London

By Guest Contributor 06-11-18 23:46

A KwaZulu-Natal school has made waves at an international water conservation competition, winning two top awards. Representing South Africa at the Water Explorer 2018 in London last month, Ebomvini Primary School, received the Innovation and Students’ Choice awards. Learners from 11 participating countries including Turkey, Germany and Malta, agreed that Ebomvini’s projects were creative. They […]

Chinese Tycoon Jack Ma’s 3 Key Pieces of Advice to South Africa

By SAPeople 27-10-18 11:45

Chinese business tycoon Jack Ma has three main pieces of advice for South Africa: improve the education system, invest in entrepreneurs and ensure clean governance. Speaking at the inaugural South Africa Investment Conference business dinner on Friday night, Ma said for any country to develop it has to pay attention to those three elements. Ma […]

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FeesMustFall Leader’s Trial Postponed to April Next Year

By Wendy Mothata 20-10-18 15:51

The case of the South African student activist and #FeesMustFall campaign leader, Mcebo Dlamini has been officially postponed to next year April. The student leader, who was confident that his trial would finally start, appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s court on Friday morning. Dlamini is facing numerous charges including assault, public violence and malicious damage […]

Port Elizabeth School Refuses to Play in a Township

By Guest Contributor 03-08-18 17:18

Summerwood Primary School, a well-resourced government school in Port Elizabeth’s Summerstrand suburb, failed to honour a netball match at John Masiza Primary in Walmer Township on 30 July, with coaches and parents citing safety concerns. In a leaked Whatsapp group conversation between parents and the school — which is in GroundUp’s possession — the grade […]

Why Does My Phone Battery Die So Fast?

By SAPeople Contributor 24-07-18 17:45

Why do batteries die? And, why can they only be recharged so many times before they won’t hold a useful amount of charge? My young son asked me about that years ago when his battery-powered toy car stopped moving, wondering about what he called an “everlasting battery.” And this same question has probably crossed the […]

Wikipedia Calls for South Africans to Boost Content from Africa

By SAPeople Contributor 28-06-18 10:46

Wikipedia mania is about to hit South Africa… in the form of the first Wikimania conference to be held in sub-Saharan Africa – in Cape Town from 18-22 July. And the key focus will be to increase regional contribution to the world’s largest free, collaboratively-built online encyclopedia. According to Wikimedia SA President, Douglas Scott, there […]

South African School’s Special Honour for Longest Standing Staff Member

By Jenni Baxter 02-07-18 07:10

Martizburg College in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, this week honoured its longest standing member of staff, Joseph Hlela… by naming a walkway after him, at the prestigious South African school. The school said Joseph was employed by College from 1950 to 1999, with a short one-year break in 1988 when he took retirement. “His 49 years of service […]

South African Government Considers Implementing Coding in Schools

By SAPeople Contributor 21-06-18 14:05

Government will consider introducing computer coding in South Africa’s education system, Communications Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana said on Wednesday. “The time has come for us to introduce basic coding in our education system,” said the Deputy Minister. Addressing the IBM South Africa annual Think Johannesburg conference at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, Kekana said government acknowledges […]

50 Young South Africans Trapped Abroad in China Nightmare – Help Sought

By Jenni Baxter 03-07-18 12:47

About 50 eager, young South Africans are trapped in China after their dream trip of working and earning money abroad teaching English turned into a nightmare. They currently have no job, no work permit and no money to return home. According to an investigation aired by Carte Blanche on Sunday evening (and available to expats on Showmax), […]

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