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Let's make Heritage Month a learning path
by Danie Swart, Head of SABC Education
Heritage Day, 24 September is a public holiday in South Africa. The day recognises and celebrates the cultural wealth of our nation. South Africans celebrate the day remembering the many cultures that make up the population of South Africa. Various events happen throughout the country to commemorate this day.

Highlights of the Month:
Heritage: An everyday struggle - the influence of the north to the global south
By Themba Mnguni, Assistance Commissioning Editor, SABC Education
It is common knowledge that South Africa and Africa in its entirety it's a cultural rich and diverse nation. Traces of this argument can be linked to a period in history i.e. before, during and post colonization.
Partnership in Education Million Rand Bursary initiative
Recommended by SABC Education
Inscape Education Group in conjunction with SABC Education are giving away 1 million rand worth of Design Bursaries to current grade 12 pupils who wish to study in 2016. Secure a career by either completing a Bachelor of Design Degree specialising in Ideation, Graphic, Interior or Fashion Design (NQF7), a Diploma in Graphic or Interior Design (NQF6) or a Higher Certificate in Design Techniques, Architectural Technology, Interior Decorating or Fashion Design (NQF5).
NAL'IBALI launches National 'STORY BOSSO' Storytelling Competition
Submitted by Tshilidzi Davhana, Commissioning Editor, SABC Education
This September, the Nal'ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign is launching a nationwide storytelling competition to find South Africa’s first 'Story Bosso'. Aimed at reawakening a love of storytelling among South Africans of all ages, the competition will connect the public to ideas and inspiration both on how to tell stories and read aloud to others.
Editorial Team:
Danie Swart, Editor-in-Chief
Eric Muragana, Digital media Manager
Lesley Fahey, Publicity Manager
Cookie Mona, Commissioning Editor, Public Education
Surekha Singh, Commissioning Editor, Public Education
Rofhiwa Nepfumbada, Outreach Manager
Althea Jarvis, Commissioning Editor, SABC Education
Tshilidzi Davhana, Commissioning Editor, SABC Education
Hanyani Sono, Commissioning Editor, SABC Education
Themba Mnguni, Assistant Commissioning Editor, SABC Education
Lorraine Mashego, Assistant Commissioning Editor, SABC Education
In This Issue:
Note from the Head
Public News
Youth News
Formal News
Outreach Interactive News
Digital Education News
Social Media News:
Educational Blog
Education News
Public Education
Shift visit to Mapungubwe, heritage site of significant
By Surekha Singh, Commissioning Editor, SABC Education
Shift is planning a visit to Mapungubwe, the site of significant, substantiated, and historic evidence that African civilization was alive, well and vibrant from the second millennium, onwards. The existence of Mapungubwe turns the colonial and apartheid narrative of the absence of African participation, and indeed leadership in innovation and organised industry, on its head.
Will Climate Change Destroy the Earth?
By Cookie Mona, Commissioning Editor, SABC Education
It's nearly impossible to overstate the threat of climate change. Greenhouse gas emissions are rising more rapidly than predicted and the world is warming more quickly in response. But what is climate change exactly, and how will it impact South Africans?
Youth Education
Whose heritage is it anyway?
By Sandla Nomvet, a viewer of Kulcha Kwest - an SABC Education programme:- PhD Candidate; Tutor: Sociology Department, University of Pretoria and Performing Artist for Arts Revelation.
It's that time of year again when you don't really know whether to take out your traditional attire or tune into the main stream traditional radio stations like Ukhozi, Lesedi and Umhlobo Wenene FM. It's that time of perplexity where you don't know whether you should just prepare your old and dusty braai stand last used for this very purpose the previous year.
Phendu Kuta unlabelled Online Magazine on 100% Youth
Thursday 17 September at 18h00 on SABC1
Graphic Designer on 100% Youth
Thursday 24 September at 18h00 on SABC1
Formal Education
SABC supports 2015 Department of Basic Education Spelling BEE Competition
By Tshilidzi Davhana, Commissioning Editor, SABC Education
SABC Education, SABC Children and SABC Foundation are once again rallying behind the 2015 Department of Basic Education National Spelling BEE Competition. After a successful launch in 2015, Provinces are busy with their knock outs rounds to send their cream of the top to the National event which will take place on the 10th of October 2015.
Prelim Revision on Geleza Nathi!
By Hanyani Sono, Commissioning Editor, SABC Formal Education
The countdown to the final exams has officially begun for the Class of 2015. Before they jump over that final hurdle they have to face the 2015 preliminary exams. September sees grade 12 learners across Mzansi kick start exam season where their understanding, application and evaluation of the knowledge and skills that they have learnt in their school career is put to the test.
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Outreach Interactive
Cancervive 2015 Bike Ride: Gauteng - Limpopo – Mpumalanga
By Rofhiwa Nepfumbada, SABC Education Outreach Manager
Cancer has become one of the highest causes of death in South Africa. This is because the majority of the South African population lives in rural areas where access of information is not easy. Most people don't know that detecting cancer early make a huge difference between death and getting a treatment where some cancers are cured.
Digital Education
The Digital Education Show Africa 2015
By Eric Muragana, Digital Manager, SABC Education
Join us on 6-7 October 2015 in Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa! The Digital Education Show Africa 2015 agenda has finally been adopted and you have the opportunity to participate. SABC Education is thrilled to be part of this one-of-a-kind event and have partnered with The Digital Education Show Africa to maximize digital education contributions to the evolution of educational impact. To participate in the Show.
Call for Entries! The 2015 WGSA Muse Awards
Entries for the 2015 WGSA Muse Awards open on Tuesday, 1 September 2015 and close at midnight on Thursday, 15 October 2015
Following the second very successful WGSA Muse Awards, which culminated in a highly acclaimed awards ceremony in April this year, the 2015 WGSA Muse Awards are about to launch with a bigger, better list of categories and a televised awards ceremony on Saturday, 2 April 2016.
10th SALA 2015 Programme activities
The South African Literary Awards and Africa Century International African Writers Conference are major markers on the South African cultural calendar. This year 2015, the 10th anniversary of the SALA, the programme will launch yet another two legacy programmes, the Afreelitmarts (African Literature, Music & Arts) Show and AfreeWritePlayArts Expo.
Entries open for SA Early Childhood Development Awards
Entries will close on the 30 of September 2015
The Awards are championed by the National Development Agency in partnership with the South African Congress for Early Childhood Development, SABC Education, Department of Basic Education (DBE) and Social Development (DSD), UNICEF and Department of Health.
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