Tag Archives: Education

Using mathematical models to understand the potential of early treatment to reduce HIV transmission

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Is it possible to control the epidemic of HIV by using antiretroviral therapy? This pressing question is addressed in a collection of new articles published in the open-access journal PLoS Medicine. The collection of articles was written by members of the Gates funded HIV Modelling Consortium, which aims to help improve scientific support for decision making by co-coordinating a wide …

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Zimbabwe girls’ education gets massive boost thanks to the UK

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By Nicholas Pescod – AfricanBrains It was announced on Wednesday that the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) would make a £12,000,000 investment to girls’ education in Zimbabwe. The investment will now allow over 23,500 girls from some of the poorest families in the country to attend and graduate secondary school. The £12 million investment will enable Camfed, an …

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SA: Motlanthe highlights importance of education

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Pretoria – Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has called on African scholars and academics to harness scientific knowledge to tackle the continent’s problems. Education, he said, has the immense power to transform and is a foundation for freedom, democracy and sustainable human development. “In this regard, our duty as leaders, intellectuals, academics, and educationists is to commit ourselves to equip the …

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The Psychology Of Business Success: How To Succeed As An Entrepreneur

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By: Tito Philips, Jnr – AfricanBrains Success is naturally desirable. You want success, I want success, and we all want success. But how come only a few actually succeed? This was the theme of a discussion I got into over the weekend. It is a question I suddenly realized was unanswered in so many lives. And as I shared what …

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Education dept to clean 60 schools on Mandela Day

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Pretoria – Senior managers from the Gauteng Department of Education will trade their formal attire for overalls to clean 60 schools across the province to celebrate Mandela Day. MEC for Education Barbara Creecy will on Sunday join the community of Daveyton in cleaning a local school, Dan Pharasi Primary School. On 18 July, individuals and organisations around the world will …

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SA: Learners encouraged to study maths, science

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Pretoria – Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has encouraged learners who have won the Square Kilometre Array (SKA)-MeerKat Schools Competition to study maths and science as the country needs more people with these skills. Learners in Grades 4 to 11 from various schools throughout the country were given an opportunity to enter a competition based on the SKA project. …

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South African Universities confirmed for Innovation Africa Summit in Cape Town

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AfricanBrains is pleased to announce that joining the University of the Western Cape, (co-hosts of the Innovation Africa Summit in Cape Town this October), are the following 6 South African Universities: University of Cape Town University of the Free State University of Pretoria University of South Africa Durban University of Technology Vaal University of Technology More universities are due to …

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Madagascar launches online research network

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This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 0n 28 June 2012. Marc McIlhone – AfricanBrains The digitising of education is accelerating the research communities ability to share information between institutes. This in turn promotes remote learning as huge virtual libraries are made available. But will this be limited to regional networks or is it the beginning of a global knowledge …

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Zambia’s education sector lands US $100 million USAID boost

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Zambia’s education sector has landed a major boost from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) with an investment in the range of US $100 million. The funds estimated at US $102 million will be spread over five years to National In-Service Teachers College in Chongwe, 45 kilometres outside the capital Lusaka. There are five projects under the National …

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10 ministers from visiting countries so far confirmed for Innovation & ICT Summit in South Africa

Innovation Africa Summit, Cape Town, 5-7 Oct 2012

As preparations continue for the Innovation Africa Summit in Cape Town this October, AfricanBrains is pleased to announce that along with participation from various South Africa ministries the following visiting ministers have also confirmed their attendance:- Nigeria Minister of State for Education, Hon. Barr Ezenwo Nyesom Wike Zimbabwe Minister of Education, Hon. David Coltart Zambia Minister of Education, Hon. John …

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