In partnership with the Department of Basic Education, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and LeadSA, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) will join hands with fellow South African (SA) citizens in singing a ‘Happy Birthday’ song to the “Father of SA Democracy”, Dr. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela on Monday, the 18th of July 2011 at 08:05 am.
By Sane Zondi (Assistance Commissioning Editor : Youth) and the Youth ke Yona team. 1976: a year marked by racial injustice, white supremacy and an oppressive government rule. June 16, 1976: a day where youth of this country took action and changed the future of all South African youth and the country as a whole. Visuals from this day certainly invoke a spirit of courage, resistance, determination and an unwavering vision. The youth of 76 knew where they wanted to be, they knew what they wanted out of life and they knew how to get it!
Gideon Lovinga plays the character of Chippy in Open Varsity, a television show that brings university lessons into the comfort of homes.
In addressing the non-academic challenges that most 1st and 2nd year students face, Open Varsity created the character Chippy especially for aspiring students intending to register with institutions of higher learning who will learn from Chippy who is forever struggling to balance his studies and adjust to university life. Chippy finds solutions or helpful pieces of advice for students.
Remember your childhood days, rushing home from school, changing out of uniforms and heading outside to play? In the streets the loud sounds of cheer, laughter and dismay could be heard. Boys and girls would be showing off their skills at ‘kgati’, ‘diketo’, ‘chicago’, ‘eggy’ or ‘mgusha’. These games would be played until late into the evening until parents were heard calling children to come inside and telling friends to go home.
Presenter Jabi Matsoso shares an update on SABC Education’s Rivoningo broadcast Mondays to Fridays at 10h30 on SABC2.
“Rivoningo is a must for children aged four to nine but adults will have just as much fun watching! While sharing literacy and numeracy knowledge we also share fun activities. Our science experiments and life skills lessons are child friendly and our green kids campaign encourages being friendly to the environment. We have recently started a wonderful SABC Education initiative ‘I am a Reader’ that I’m personally excited about because I love reading. ‘I am a reader’ is a readers club that encourages kids to read more, we share books, ideas and reading tips.”
The Right To Win starting on SABC2 on Saturday 7th May from 12h30 to 13h00 is a new approach to civic and voter education in an entertaining game-show format.