In Brief June 2022

It Takes a Village The pandemic has taught us that there is scope for more innovation and development in education and that there needs to be a greater agility in dealing with the existing challenges and issues. Now, post pandemic, we need to apply new ways in looking at problems…

In Brief December 2021

We come to the end of another year of profound change in the era of COVID-19. The pandemic has and continues to impact our lives in ways we are still grappling with. Basic education in South Africa being one of the most seriously impacted. A recent UNICEF article states “The…

IN BRIEF December 2020

Brief Report
COMMUNITY RESILIENCE IN COVID-19 As we come to the end of a year in which we as a country and a planet have had to face the unprecedented challenges forced upon us by COVID-19, this is the perfect time for us to reflect, recharge and reset. Your browser does not…

IN BRIEF July 2020

THE POWER OF WORKING TOGETHER BY BEING APART Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. These times are calling for us to work together by being apart for the sake of the all. ‘Out of chaos comes order’ and ‘this too shall pass’ are two truisms we all need to keep firmly in mind…

Covid 19 impact factsheet: Education

impact on education
According to the Minister of Basic Education, The Education sector is comprised of 13 million learners; 12.4 million in public schools and 600 000 in private schools. Due to the large number of South Africans that are a part of the sector, the impact of the novel coronavirus on Education…

The impact of Covid-19 on the South African Economic Outlook

impact on SA economy
Declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020, COVID-19 has become a global emergency, given its impact on the entire world population and the economy. According to scenario simulations of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), global growth could fall by 0.5 for the year 2020.…

The Education Conversations: RESTORING OUR TEACHERS’ DIGNITY

The Education Conversations is an initiative by Kagiso Trust, the University of Johannesburg’s Faculty of Education and BRIDGE. Established in 2012 as a platform for education stakeholders and society at large to engage on issues critical to the further development and improvement of education, this dialogue series encourages open discussion…