Monthly Archives: July 2015


Are we teaching reading wrong?

By |2016-10-21T08:41:55+00:00July 30th, 2015|Foundation phase, Primary school, Uncategorized|

Article Published in City Press With our schools buckling under the weight of too many children and too few resources, Grethe Koen looks into the South African civil organisations teaching our kids how to read. It received precious little mention in our media, but local organisation Project for the Study of Alternative Education in SA (Praesa) [...]

SA’s timeliest investment: The first 1,000 days of childhood education

By |2016-10-21T08:41:58+00:00July 30th, 2015|Early Childhood Development|

Article Published on Daily Maverick Written by MARELISE VAN DER MERWE. The most important phase of learning takes place in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life, and if that opportunity is missed, the damage can never be undone. Yet in South Africa, the lion’s share of our education budget is spent on tertiary education [...]

SAEP Environmental Programme students learn about careers in Environmental Sector

By |2016-10-21T08:42:02+00:00July 22nd, 2015|Cross Cutting, Environment, General news, High School, Hope Scholars|

Students in the Sinethemba Secondary School Environment Club attended an interactive presentation about careers in the Environmental Sector at the University of Cape Town (UCT).  The presentation was put together jointly by Siyenyuka (the outreach component of UCT Mountain and Ski Club) and the Environmental Programme at SAEP to introduce students to potential career options, [...]

ECD protective behaviours workshops a success

By |2016-10-21T08:42:04+00:00July 22nd, 2015|Cross Cutting, Early Childhood Development, Foundation phase|

As part of the ECD Programme's child protection programme, 2 of our partner ECD centres are receiving monthly protective behaviours activities for their pre-grade R classes. The activities are facilitated by ECD Field Coordinator, Alex Hamill, and ECD Community Liaison Officer, Mirriam Sipondo, who were both trained in the Protective Behaviours Curriculum in 2014. The [...]

SAEP and ADT (Tyco) Join forces and breathe new life into a tired school

By |2015-07-22T08:58:39+00:00July 22nd, 2015|ADT Teach, High School|

October 2014 Tyco Cares Day, Sponsored by Tyco and ADT was held on 16 October at Intsebenziswano Secondary School in Philippi, Cape Town. The Cape Town team of ADT Teach -  Nqobani Nkala, Cebo Gqadushe and Sean Wilson partnered with the school to identify a wish-list of things the school needed. ADT sponsored the cost [...]

Comments on Draft National Lotteries Amendment Regulations 2014

By |2016-10-21T08:42:05+00:00July 22nd, 2015|General news, Impact Centre|

November 2014 SAEP would like to commend the Department of Trade and Industry and the National Lotteries Board on some positive proposed amendments that, if implemented correctly, will certainly improve the functioning of the NLDTF and civil society’s access to much-needed funding. Our detailed comments and recommendations follow: Comments relating to Part II of the Regulations 1. In [...]

SAEP Environmental Programme and The I am Water Conservation Trust clean the beach together

By |2015-07-22T08:41:39+00:00July 22nd, 2015|Cross Cutting, Environment, Primary school|

November 2014 Students from SAEP's Environmental Programme at Siyazakha Primary School in Philippi, Cape Town, joined Hanli Prinsloo and Peter Marshall from The I am Water Conservation Trust to conduct a beach cleanup from Kalk Bay to St. James on 01st November. The students filled several large blue bags with waste that was either left [...]

The matric ritual a small part of a larger picture

By |2016-10-21T08:42:05+00:00July 22nd, 2015|ADT Teach, Bridging Year, High School, Hope Scholars, Impact Centre, Tertiary Support|

Compiled by Katie Florian SAEP Impact Centre Getting Back to Basics The dust has begun to settle after all the excitement surrounding the 2014 matric results, which were released Monday the 6th of January, and harsh realities are sinking in for many students in South Africa. Even with matric passes in hand, students, particularly those [...]

ADT Teach/ SAEP matrics outshine national average

By |2015-07-22T08:47:08+00:00July 22nd, 2015|ADT Teach, High School, Impact Centre|

ADT Teach and SAEP Matric News The ADT Teach matric class of 2014 has exited the programme and as their results came to light an interesting picture has emerged. While the national Matric pass rate was 75.8%, the ADT Teach (both Johannesburg and Cape Town combined) Matric pass rate was 84%. However, our Bachelor pass [...]

A long road to equal childcare

By |2016-10-21T08:42:06+00:00July 22nd, 2015|Early Childhood Development, Impact Centre|

Compiled by Katie Florian SAEP Impact Centre Squeals of delight and laughter erupt as we emerge from the car and enter the Thandolwethu Early Childhood Development (ECD) centre in Brown's Farm.  We're met with hugs from a crowd of toddlers as we make our way into Principal Constance Ndzelwane's home, which doubles as an ECD [...]

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