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Education

City promotes reading

A BOOK pool has been created by the City under its early childhood development unit. The crèche at Amazing Grace Orphanage has become part of the lending library.
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Art as a career option

IT is possible to do what you love, and earn a living out of it. This is the philosophy behind the Art Career Expo, which is targeting talented students.
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Four schools win Scuffle

THE annual Science Scuffle, held to promote science, technology, engineering and maths at schools, had four winners this year.
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Schools focus on Madiba Day

INFRASTRUCTURE at poor schools will be improved through the 94+ Schools Project for Madiba, which will give hope and dignity to children in at least 94 schools.
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US donates reference works to City Library

A FULL set of encyclopaedias has been added to the Reference Section of the newly reopened and restored Joburg City Library, to help students with their classwork and school projects.
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Sipho Hotstix: celebrity pupil

SOME 43 years after dropping out of school to pursue a career as a musician, Sipho Mabuse has returned to complete his matric.
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Superb collections at the Library

THE newly renovated library offers a range of treasures – Africana, reference works for high school students, books on fine art, 19th century newspapers, maps, music and more.
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Library Week promotes reading

SMALL children have a better chance at success in life if they have access to books – and the City’s libraries are the place to find them.
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Food garden to help children

A FOOD garden at Kanana Primary School will supply fresh fruit and vegetables to the school’s feeding scheme, adding to children’s nutrition.
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Contractors complete training

JOBURG Water hosted a training course for contractors working on its Soweto Infrastructure Upgrade, to help them get work when the contracts end.
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Plan to improve education

INTERVENTIONS are being put in place and teachers are getting further training as the province rolls out plans to improve its matric pass rate.
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Career help for kids

DISADVANTAGED students are the target of a career guidance initiative aimed at meeting studying and skills with the needs of the economy.
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Grade One has come

THE time has come for many young children to enter the world of learning at big school. On the first day, some were happy, others a little tearful.
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School gets off to good start

PUPILS began the day early at Iphutheng Primary School in Alexandra, where City and government officials dropped in to check on things.
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Mayor congratulates matrics

LEARNERS’ achievements were hailed by Parks Tau, who also paid tribute to teachers and parents, whose commitments were reflected in the results.
 *Matrics celebrate their marks
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Matrics celebrate their marks

THE rise in the matric pass rate was “evidence of intervention programmes introduced by the education department”, says the director-general.
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Literacy project launched

MOTHERS and their babies are the targets of Born to Read, a programme aimed at building a culture of reading from a young age.
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Internet links schools to New York

THEY may be worlds apart, but local learners are finding plenty to talk about with their peers overseas via software developed by the City in a US-based project linking primary schools.
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Digital Doorway opens

AN innovative computer system has opened in Diepsloot, where people will be encouraged to teach themselves computer skills.
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Garden grows in Soweto

A VEGETABLE garden at Inkwenkwezi Primary School will help put food on the table for the children, as well as improve environmental literacy.
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