Posts tagged as stem

Institutional learning in the age of change

  Citing Future Shock author Alvin Toffler, who said “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn”, Elmi Bester from ThinkingKnowlegde spoke about the importance of institutional learning to Geo-Information Society of South Africa’s (GISSA) Gauteng branch members. GISSA Gauteng’s […]

Help build a knowledge economy by supporting science projects

  The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, often speaks about the importance of building a knowledge economy for South Africa and that public-private partnerships are required to achieve this. There are many opportunities for companies to direct a small percentage of their social responsibility or marketing budgets to help build the foundation of […]

Young SA women tackle STEM with satellites

  Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are today considered the area where most education systems make little impact. And yet STEM is one of the most important building blocks for young people to get into the mainstream of the economy. It is predicted that 80% of jobs require a STEM background; and only 10% […]

Awards for learners on the road to science

  The spirit of adventure lies buried in every man’s soul. Strike the spark and ignite the soul and the impossible is accomplished – William I Orr   When in the early sixties William I. Orr, author of many books on communication, wrote these words it was the beginning of the space age, a period […]

Young scientists at Expo show that science is fun

  Enthusiasm for science and ingenuity best describes the 34th International Science Fair held in Boksburg from 7 to 10 October 2014. The Eskom Expo for young scientists was attended by over 900 young people from all over South Africa with 632 unique exhibits showing their passion for science and technology. The Expo is the […]

Supporting young scientists is the best CSI spend

  Supporting the annual Eskom Science Expo for Young Scientists is more than spending a few thousand rand from the corporate social investment budget; it is an investment in the development of skills to support the future of South African enterprise. More than 60 000 learners from schools in 26 regions around the country submit […]