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DA turns to courts on smart-board tender

The Democratic Alliance has submitted an application in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act to obtain all documents from the Gauteng education department relating to smart board roll-outs and school nutrition tenders. “We have

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Tablets go missing from Gauteng schools

The Gauteng education department was still determining how many tablets were missing from its schools, MEC Panyaza Lesufi said on Wednesday. A total of 89% of the tablets that were distributed as part of the information and communications technology programme

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Tech alone won’t solve SA education woes

Traditional teaching should happen in conjunction with technology solutions that benefit the process of learning and teaching rather than trying to replace it, says an expert. “I don’t believe that e-learning is the silver bullet. It is only a tool – albeit a powerful one. A

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A tale of two Soweto schools

It’s the first day of the new term and eager young pupils at Megatong Primary School in Soweto gather in the school yard on Monday morning, oblivious to the uphill battle their teachers and parents have to face keep the dilapidated facility open. The school, which has

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Uncapped data, tablets for Gauteng schools

From Tuesday, thousands of pupils at township schools around Gauteng will have tablets, smartboards and unlimited mobile data during specific hours. “I am proud to declare that as from tomorrow your life will never be the same again,” Gauteng education

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Gauteng not pulling plug on school tablets

The Gauteng department of education has rubbished reports that suggest the provincial government’s plan to distribute tablets into classrooms to improve education has come to an end with the recall of up to 88 000 tablets. Reports published

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Tablets, 4G for township schools

Backups are in place for a paperless learning system which is expected to be introduced in seven Gauteng township schools on Wednesday, Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said. Each pupil would receive a tablet loaded with lesson plans, he told